A l’attention de Monsieur le Ministre de l’Éducation Nationale

AESH [1] : sigle de genre indéterminé. Les AESH sont presque des personnes. Leur particularité est de fournir un réel travail sans être payé.e.s. En effet, elles, ils, n’ont pas besoin de manger. J’ai exercé la fonction d’AVS du 1er avril 2014 au 31 août 2018. Je suis AESH depuis le 1er septembre 2018. En ce qui concerne l’année … Continue reading “A l’attention de Monsieur le Ministre de l’Éducation Nationale”

La bibliothèque/fanzinothèque féministe transpédégouine le Placard Brûle réouvre !

La bibliothèque/fanzinothèque féministe transpédégouine le Placard Brûle réouvre ! Le Placard Brûle, a été créé au TDB et a déménagé récemment à l’Obs, 87 rue du 10 avril, à Toulouse. Nous sommes quelques personnes à remettre le fond en ordre et nous vous invitons pour une première permanence à l’Obs. Venez le mercredi 10 avril … Continue reading “La bibliothèque/fanzinothèque féministe transpédégouine le Placard Brûle réouvre !”

Comment trouver l’adresse de Jean-Luc Moudenc en 3 clics ?

La semaine dernière, deux personnes ont été placé en garde-à-vue dans le cadre d’une instruction ouverte pour “associations de malfaiteurs” à Toulouse parce qu’une photo censée représenter la maison de Jean-Luc Moudenc, maire de Toulouse, aurait été retrouvé dans un téléphone portable. La fameuse “transparence” des élus a donc ses limites : on ne s’échange … Continue reading “Comment trouver l’adresse de Jean-Luc Moudenc en 3 clics ?”

Quelle est la probabilité d’une confrontation directe entre la Syrie et la Turquie?

Damas et Ankara n’ont évidemment pas l’intention de s’engager dans une confrontation directe sur le sol syrien, estime dans un entretien à Sputnik le politologue turc Oytun Orhan. La probabilité d’un affrontement direct entre troupes turques et syriennes est proche de zéro, estime le politologue turc Oytun Orhan contacté par Sputnik, alors que Damas envoie … Continue reading “Quelle est la probabilité d’une confrontation directe entre la Syrie et la Turquie?”

Les autorités algériennes s’apprêteraient à fermer la plus grande église protestante du pays

La décision de fermer l’église du Plein Évangile de la ville de Tizi Ouzou, la plus grande église protestante du pays, a été prise par les autorités algériennes, informe un communiqué de l’Église protestante d’Algérie. Le ministère de l’Intérieur n’a pas encore indiqué les raisons de cette décision. Dans un message publié sur sa page … Continue reading “Les autorités algériennes s’apprêteraient à fermer la plus grande église protestante du pays”

Report from Tehran: What is the Effect of the Sanctions?

My wife, Grazia, in a supermarket in Tehran, today. No effect of the economic sanctions is visible. The shelves are full of goods from everywhere. You can find even Coca Cola cansFor this Monday post on Cassandra’s Legacy, I can offer you just a very brief report from Tehran, Iran, where I am for a … Continue reading “Report from Tehran: What is the Effect of the Sanctions?”

Bimillenary of the death of Germanicus: The Defeat of the Roman Deep State

2,000 years ago, on Oct 10, 19 CE, Germanicus Julius Caesar died in Antioch, Asia Minor, perhaps poisoned by his uncle, Tiberius, then the ruling emperor. If we see Hillary Clinton in the role of Germanicus and Donald Trump in the role of Tiberius, you have an equivalent ongoing conflict. Most likely, the concept of … Continue reading “Bimillenary of the death of Germanicus: The Defeat of the Roman Deep State”

La gauche dans son ghetto, la droite à la radio

Aux Etats-Unis, tandis que s’émoussait la vigilance critique d’une gauche balkanisée, la présidence démocrate, malgré sa politique plutôt conservatrice, a ranimé les courants les plus réactionnaires, qui envahissent peu à peu les grands médias. Submergés par la hantise du crime et du déclassement de la (…) / États-Unis (affaires intérieures) – 1994/10

The Art of War According to the Science of Complex Systems: The Seneca Cliff as a strategic weapon

Music has always been part of the war effort: a way to build up network connections in such a way to make the fighting system more resilient and more effective. Here, an especially effective version: “The Sacred War” sung by Elena Vaenga. I wouldn’t say that the Soviets defeated the Germans in ww2 because they … Continue reading “The Art of War According to the Science of Complex Systems: The Seneca Cliff as a strategic weapon”

ADB, IFC, and Ulaanbaatar City Partner to Apply Green Building Standards in Design and Construction of Affordable Homes

Oct 16, 2019 Picture:  ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (16 October 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar City recently signed a memorandum of understanding to support the implementation of the Excellence for Design and Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) green building standards and certification system for 10,000 new affordable homes … Continue reading “ADB, IFC, and Ulaanbaatar City Partner to Apply Green Building Standards in Design and Construction of Affordable Homes”

The Empty Sea: What Future for the Blue Economy? A New Book by Ugo Bardi and Ilaria Perissi

Proposed cover by Viola, Ilaria’s daughter, 4 years old. For this Monday post, I can only put together a very short text. We (myself and Ilaria) have been very busy with the last retouched of the manuscript for our new book that we hope to be able to ship to the publisher (“Editori Riuniti”) maybe tomorrow. … Continue reading “The Empty Sea: What Future for the Blue Economy? A New Book by Ugo Bardi and Ilaria Perissi”

Pour Emmanuel Macron, certains «amalgames» pourraient mener à «la guerre civile»

Les récents débats, particulièrement houleux, et les sorties controversées sur des questions notamment de société ne laisseraient guère indifférent Emmanuel Macron. Selon France Info qui cite des «informations recueillies auprès de l’Elysée», le chef de l’Etat aurait, devant son cercle rapproché, tenu à alerter sur les «amalgames entre les questions d’immigration, de radicalisation, de communautarisme et de … Continue reading “Pour Emmanuel Macron, certains «amalgames» pourraient mener à «la guerre civile»”

Huit décrocheurs de portraits de Macron condamnés à 500 euros d’amende chacun (VIDEO)

Un mois après la relaxe de deux «décrocheurs» à Lyon au nom de «l’état de nécessité» climatique, le tribunal correctionnel de Paris a condamné mercredi huit militants écologistes à 500 euros d’amende chacun pour le «vol en réunion» de portraits d’Emmanuel Macron. La juge unique a considéré que «l’état de nécessité», rarement invoqué et qui … Continue reading “Huit décrocheurs de portraits de Macron condamnés à 500 euros d’amende chacun (VIDEO)”

Liberté pour les révoltés

Alors que les procès issus du mouvement s’enchainent, un appel à continuer la lutte. Presqu’un an qu’à travers la France, une franche aspiration à ne plus vivre des vies de merde s’est vêtue de jaune pour résister à Macron et à la politique mortifère qu’il représente. Esquivant les pièges des politiciens, de la représentation, de … Continue reading “Liberté pour les révoltés”

Trump Dismisses Indigenous Peoples Day, Praises Columbus

There is a growing trend to change Oct. 14, the day traditionally recognized in the United States as Columbus Day, to Indigenous Peoples Day. Today, President Donald Trump said that he’s not on board. “We pay tribute to the Italian explorer who led a voyage of discovery to the new world, a gentleman known as … Continue reading “Trump Dismisses Indigenous Peoples Day, Praises Columbus”

Trump Supporter Comes Away From Democratic Debate With Pretty Clear Idea Of Which Candidate He’s Going To Kill

LANCASTER, OH—Admitting that he had been struggling to identify which candidate he preferred, local Trump supporter James Brimhall told reporters Wednesday that he came away from the Democratic debates with a more clear idea of who he wanted to kill. “Early on, I thought it was definitely going to be Biden, but a lot…Read more…

Burned by Trump, Iranians Report Negative Views of the United States

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Three new waves of nationally-representative surveys conducted by the University of Maryland over the past six months paint a damning picture of the Trump administration’s Iran policy. Negative perceptions of the United States among the Iranian public are at the highest recorded level in over a decade of public opinion research conducted … Continue reading “Burned by Trump, Iranians Report Negative Views of the United States”

To Think or To Work? That Is the Question. Crisis of America’s Public Education System

On both sides of the political aisle, workforce-training reforms are being touted as the be-all, end-all of America’s public education system. Right-wing “school choice” proponents, such as President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, push corporate charter school … The post To Think or To Work? That Is the Question. Crisis of America’s Public Education … Continue reading “To Think or To Work? That Is the Question. Crisis of America’s Public Education System”

Trump EPA’s Review Fails to Acknowledge Paraquat Wee Killer’s Links to Parkinson’s Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency today released two scientific analyses of paraquat that detail the weed killer’s lethal risks to humans and wildlife but discount its strong links to Parkinson’s disease. The agency opened a 60-day comment period on the assessments, … The post Trump EPA’s Review Fails to Acknowledge Paraquat Wee Killer’s Links to Parkinson’s … Continue reading “Trump EPA’s Review Fails to Acknowledge Paraquat Wee Killer’s Links to Parkinson’s Disease”

The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply

You cannot get away from it, at least in print or in Google land. African swine fever is doing its rounds, cutting through the swine population of Asia with remorseless dedication.  Since its deadly debut in China last year, it … The post The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply appeared first … Continue reading “The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply”

Catalogne : 51 arrestations, Madrid convoque une réunion d’urgence avec les partis

La condamnation à de lourdes peines de prison, allant de neuf à treize ans, de plusieurs figures indépendantistes n’en finit pas de faire des remous en Catalogne. 51 personnes ont ainsi été arrêtées dans la foulée des manifestations qui ont été émaillées d’affrontements avec les forces de l’ordre, dans la soirée du 15 au 16 … Continue reading “Catalogne : 51 arrestations, Madrid convoque une réunion d’urgence avec les partis”

The Cold War 2.0 between China and the US is already a virtual reality

As President Xi Jinping celebrated the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China with a massive military parade, the United States president threatened to raise taxes on Chinese products. In the meantime, belligerent cyber activity is ramping up, mirroring the trade war between China and the United States. Could this multiply and bring about … Continue reading “The Cold War 2.0 between China and the US is already a virtual reality”

Forms and outcomes of citizens’ mobilisations during Europe’s refugee reception crisis

Mass mobilization of citizens and organizations around Brussels-North railway station. FRANÇOIS DVORAK/fdvphotoreporter.wixsite.com/monsite, CC BY-NCThe long summer of migration in 2015 had a profound impact on civil society throughout Europe. Whether countries were arrival points, on transit routes or were final destinations, and regardless of their geopolitical situations, a large and diversified set of attitudes and … Continue reading “Forms and outcomes of citizens’ mobilisations during Europe’s refugee reception crisis”

Real Talk Tho: Is There a More Equitable Way to Fund Development?

Encouraging development without big tax breaks to developers is possible in Baltimore. While Baltimore has used hefty tax subsidies for wealthy developers to fund development in the past, there are more equitable approaches to stimulating growth that do not exacerbate the inequities that plague our city and could repair decades of racial segregation and discrimination: … Continue reading “Real Talk Tho: Is There a More Equitable Way to Fund Development?”

Scientists Pretending To Be Interested In Kicker Offering Up Brain For Research

BOSTON—Grinning widely as they thanked him for all the breakthroughs this would surely lead to, researchers from Boston University’s CTE Center politely pretended Wednesday that they were interested in a football kicker Justin Tucker’s offer to donate his brain for research. “Oh, yeah! That’s so generous of you, that…Read more…

Bernie Sanders Stood Up to Teach for America When Congress Wouldn’t

In his expansive presidential education platform, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., lays out commitments to raising teacher pay, expanding teacher-training programs, and addressing the shortage in special education teacher recruitment. His plan, though critical of many staples of education reform — like the proliferation of charter schools and tying federal funds to standardized tests — steers … Continue reading “Bernie Sanders Stood Up to Teach for America When Congress Wouldn’t”

Electronics Fair and electronicAsia attract 67,000+ buyers

Oct 16, 2019 Picture:  16 October 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– The 39th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and the 23rd electronicAsia, jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd, concluded today. Held concurrently over four days at the Hong Kong Convention … Continue reading “Electronics Fair and electronicAsia attract 67,000+ buyers”

The Future of Robotics

Oct 16, 2019 Picture:  As data becomes one of key ingredients to shape global economies, digitalization is gaining momentum in the industrial world. The adoption of technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence is moving companies up the manufacturing value chain, shifting human capital to other platforms for more efficient outputs. Toshiba has a long history … Continue reading “The Future of Robotics”

Urban Mega Project In Bangkok Taking Shape

Oct 16, 2019 Picture:  The $3.8-billion fully integrated mixed-use district One Bangkok in the center of Thailand’s capital is taking shape. Works have begun after the developer revealed the master plan for the country’s by far largest urban development project back in August this year. The new district, which will have a gross floor area … Continue reading “Urban Mega Project In Bangkok Taking Shape”

GE Belfort : les collectivités locales demandent 12 millions d’euros d’indemnisation à l’Etat

Les collectivités territoriales de Belfort – municipalité, agglomération et département – ont annoncé le 15 octobre qu’elles demandaient 12 millions d’euros à l’Etat pour non-respect de l’accord signé entre ce dernier et General Electric (GE) en 2014 lors du rachat de l’activité énergie d’Alstom. Lors d’une conférence de presse, le maire Damien Meslot (LR) a … Continue reading “GE Belfort : les collectivités locales demandent 12 millions d’euros d’indemnisation à l’Etat”

Guinée : au moins un mort dans des manifestations contre un troisième mandat du président sortant

La capitale guinéenne Conakry a été le théâtre, le 14 octobre, de violents heurts entre les forces de sécurité et des milliers d’opposants à un troisième mandat de l’actuel président Alpha Condé. Cette journée de mobilisation à l’appel d’un collectif d’opposition et de la société civile renforce l’inquiétude dans l’éventualité où Alpha Condé, 81 ans, confirmerait son … Continue reading “Guinée : au moins un mort dans des manifestations contre un troisième mandat du président sortant”

Utrecht men arrested over string of German ATM explosions

Police in Utrecht arrested two men suspected of involvement in a rash of attempted robberies where heavy explosions were triggered at German cash machines. The pair are also suspected of torching the escape vehicles used in the crimes. The two men are both from Utrecht, and are 22 and 23 years of age. They first … Continue reading “Utrecht men arrested over string of German ATM explosions”

Farm resident accused of keeping family captive in Ruinerwold: Prosecutor

The tenant of a farm where a family was found concealed is suspected of depriving people of their physical freedom, and harming the health of others, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said on Wednesday. The suspect is reportedly 58-year-old Austrian man Josef B., according to multiple published reports.Submitted by Zack Newmark on October 16, 2019 … Continue reading “Farm resident accused of keeping family captive in Ruinerwold: Prosecutor”

Trying to Exploit Iran’s Diverse Ethnic Population to Advance a War Agenda 

by Muhammad Sahimi On September 25, during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)—a pro-Israel, anti-Iran lobby group—held a “summit” in New York that was attended by, among others, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, and Sigal Mandelker, the outgoing Under Secretary … Continue reading “Trying to Exploit Iran’s Diverse Ethnic Population to Advance a War Agenda “