Obesity: COVID’s Third Rail

Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection,” the CDC has said. Obesity impairs the immune system, decreases lung capacity and reserve, and can make ventilation more difficult. As body mass index increases, so does the risk of death from COVID-19. Last month the CDC reported that about 80 percent of those … Continue reading “Obesity: COVID’s Third Rail”

On I, Claud: the Autobiography of Claud Cockburn

Claud Cockburn on the left. Unknown author. Public Domain. Claud Cockburn —father of Alexander, Andrew, and Patrick, three brilliant journalists— was the original model. In 1967 his three volumes of autobiography were consolidated and published by Penguin as I, Claud… It’s hard to find a copy these days, so I’ll quote up to the legal limit. Claud … Continue reading “On I, Claud: the Autobiography of Claud Cockburn”

International Law Uncanceled: Biden Lifts Sanctions Against ICC, But It’s Not Enough

When the loony right gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference back in February, the theme of the Trump-heavy gathering was “America Uncanceled.” Speaker after speaker railed against “political correctness” in American culture, from “woke mobs” to “censorship” in the mainstream news media. Incredibly, they tried to transform so-called cancel culture into the single greatest … Continue reading “International Law Uncanceled: Biden Lifts Sanctions Against ICC, But It’s Not Enough”

Climate Hacking Experiments Already Taking Place

Power plant and mill, West Linn, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. As an old reporter I’ve learned to be cautious about definitive statements, preceded by descriptors such as “all” or “first.” So when I reported last week that a Harvard experiment to test geoengineering research technologies would be the first conducted in the atmosphere, it was based … Continue reading “Climate Hacking Experiments Already Taking Place”

How the Pandemic Laid Bare the Cruelties of Capitalism

Photograph Source: Levon Avdoyan – CC BY 2.0 One thing this pandemic has demonstrated in stark terms is class struggle. Those people deemed essential, though often applauded in public, have been treated as expendable. In truth, they were always treated this way. But this last year has made this struggle visible for anyone paying attention. … Continue reading “How the Pandemic Laid Bare the Cruelties of Capitalism”

How John le Carré Became Irish

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Irishman. A plot twist that might have been considered too bizarre for even John le Carré. But the master of suspense shows, from beyond the grave, how to get the obituary writers rushing to update their paeans. The former British diplomat, secret agent, captivating espionage writer, and presumed Englishman, le Carré died an … Continue reading “How John le Carré Became Irish”

Yemen is a Public Health Catastrophe

The war in Yemen -the Arab world’s poorest country- has reached new heights of sickness and death by the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic in a vulnerable and fragile population. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could be greater than the combined toll of war, disease and hunger over the last five years, according … Continue reading “Yemen is a Public Health Catastrophe”

Ratner for the Defense: the Legacy of a Lefty Lawyer

The name Michael Ratner ought to be familiar to readers of CounterPunch. After all, between 2001 and 2012 he wrote seven articles, all them with provocative titles for the publication you are now reading. The first article was titled “No time for Cowboy Politics.” The last one “Breaking Private Manning.” In my favorite piece, from … Continue reading “Ratner for the Defense: the Legacy of a Lefty Lawyer”

Éloge du rire sardonique

A quelles conditions le rire offre-t-il aux opprimés un instrument de résistance ? S’il dispose d’une assise populaire ; si son éclat libère une vision globale du monde ; si enfin il entretient avec l’ordre social un rapport de renversement. / Christianisme, Culture, Histoire, Identité culturelle, (…) / Christianisme, Culture, Histoire, Identité culturelle, Littérature, Politique, … Continue reading “Éloge du rire sardonique”

La Chine annonce la condamnation de fonctionnaires “à double visage” au Xinjiang

Pékin s’est lancé dans une campagne de communication face aux accusations de violations des droits humains au Xinjiang. Dernier épisode en date, un documentaire accusant des fonctionnaires de cette région autonome d’avoir alimenté la désinformation dans des manuels scolaires et la radicalisation des Ouïgours. Trois hommes ont été lourdement condamnés.

Caraïbes : la Soufrière entre en éruption, la population de l’île de Saint-Vincent évacuée (VIDEOS)

Le principal volcan de l’île de Saint-Vincent est entré en éruption ce 9 avril au matin. Une situation qui fait craindre d’importants dégâts sur cette petite île caribéenne de près de 100 000 habitants, tandis que l’évacuation d’une partie de la population était en cours. Le volcan la Soufrière a débuté une éruption explosive, ce … Continue reading “Caraïbes : la Soufrière entre en éruption, la population de l’île de Saint-Vincent évacuée (VIDEOS)”

Sud Radio menacée de suppression sur YouTube en raison de propos sur le Covid ?

Selon les informations de Capital, le directeur général de Sud Radio Patrick Roger craint une suppression pure et simple de la chaîne YouTube aux 300 000 abonnés de sa station, en raison de propos sur le Covid-19 tenus par des invités tels que le professeur Christian Perrone. Des propos qui contreviendraient aux règles de Google, la … Continue reading “Sud Radio menacée de suppression sur YouTube en raison de propos sur le Covid ?”

Moscou s’inquiète du danger d’une «reprise des opérations militaires à grande échelle» en Ukraine

La Russie s’inquiète de l’escalade des tensions en cours en Ukraine. Ce 9 avril en conférence de presse, le porte-parole du Kremlin Dmitri Peskov a déclaré que la situation sur la ligne de contact entre forces régulières et rebelles en Ukraine était «extrêmement instable». Selon lui, la dynamique à l’œuvre dans le pays, et en particulier … Continue reading “Moscou s’inquiète du danger d’une «reprise des opérations militaires à grande échelle» en Ukraine”

‘Explosive eruption confirmed’ at St. Vincent’s La Soufrière volcano

‘Plumes up to eight kilometers. Ash fall expected within five minutes’Photo of the Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent posted on the UWI Seismic Research Centre’s social media accounts. Seismic experts’ prediction that the consistent spewing and gurgling of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ La Soufrière volcano would culminate in an eruption has come to pass. … Continue reading “‘Explosive eruption confirmed’ at St. Vincent’s La Soufrière volcano”

‘Protecting Historical Truth’: Russia Declassifies Archival Documents About Nazis’ Atrocities

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has declassified a wide range of documents testifying to the atrocities committed by Wehrmacht soldiers, the civilian personnel of Nazi Germany and their accomplices in concentration and POW camps, as well as within occupied territories. The archival documents and photographs were published earlier this week in a section of … Continue reading “‘Protecting Historical Truth’: Russia Declassifies Archival Documents About Nazis’ Atrocities”

L’occupation de l’Opéra continue. La mobilisation s’amplifie. Occupons Partout !

Les occupant.es de l’Opéra Depuis le discours d’Emmanuel Macron de mercredi dernier, les agorae ne sont plus tolérées sur la place de la mairie devant le lieu occupé. Ce tour de vis sécuritaire masque mal la fébrilité d’un gouvernement qui ne sait plus quoi faire pour enrayer la gronde sociale qui enfle de jour en … Continue reading “L’occupation de l’Opéra continue. La mobilisation s’amplifie. Occupons Partout !”

Mutinerie à la Maison d’arrêt de La Talaudière

L’information a circulé dans les médias locaux. 43 prisonniers ont bloqué la promenade en refusant de réintégrer leurs cellules samedi dernier. Les ERIS sont intervenus et deux soi-disant « meneurs » ont été transférés. Contrairement au reste de la société, les détenus et leurs proches sont privés de contact physiques depuis maintenant plus d’un an. … Continue reading “Mutinerie à la Maison d’arrêt de La Talaudière”

Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence an “International Embarrassment.” Will Congress Finally Act?

President Joe Biden has ordered a series of executive actions on gun control in the wake of mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and elsewhere, calling gun violence in the U.S. an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.” The most significant executive order aims to crack down on so-called ghost guns — easily assembled firearms bought over … Continue reading “Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence an “International Embarrassment.” Will Congress Finally Act?”

Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence an “International Embarrassment.” Will Congress Finally Act?

President Joe Biden has ordered a series of executive actions on gun control in the wake of mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and elsewhere, calling gun violence in the U.S. an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.” The most significant executive order aims to crack down on so-called ghost guns — easily assembled firearms bought over … Continue reading “Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence an “International Embarrassment.” Will Congress Finally Act?”

Amnesty Int’l: COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequality in Americas as U.S. Policy Drives Refugees to Border

A new Amnesty International report lays out how the pandemic has significantly exacerbated inequality across the Americas over the past year. Over 1.3 million people have died in the region from COVID-19, making the Americas the hardest-hit area in the world. Women, refugees, migrants, underprotected health workers, Indigenous peoples, Black people and other groups historically … Continue reading “Amnesty Int’l: COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequality in Americas as U.S. Policy Drives Refugees to Border”

Amnesty Int’l: COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequality in Americas as U.S. Policy Drives Refugees to Border

A new Amnesty International report lays out how the pandemic has significantly exacerbated inequality across the Americas over the past year. Over 1.3 million people have died in the region from COVID-19, making the Americas the hardest-hit area in the world. Women, refugees, migrants, underprotected health workers, Indigenous peoples, Black people and other groups historically … Continue reading “Amnesty Int’l: COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequality in Americas as U.S. Policy Drives Refugees to Border”

The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of “The Great Reset”

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** It seems increasingly likely that the COVID jabs are part of … The post The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of “The Great Reset” appeared first on … Continue reading “The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of “The Great Reset””

How Cuba Beat the Pandemic: From Developing New Vaccines to Sending Doctors Overseas to Help Others

Since last year, approximately 440 Cubans have died from COVID-19, giving Cuba one of the lowest death rates per capita in the world. Cuba is also developing five COVID-19 vaccines, including two which have entered stage 3 trials. Cuba has heavily invested in its medical and pharmaceutical system for decades, in part because of the … Continue reading “How Cuba Beat the Pandemic: From Developing New Vaccines to Sending Doctors Overseas to Help Others”

The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of “The Great Reset”

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** It seems increasingly likely that the COVID jabs are part of … The post The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of “The Great Reset” appeared first on … Continue reading “The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of “The Great Reset””

China-US Relations and Biden’s “Global Death Trap”: The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** In Anchorage, Alaska, on 18-19 March 2021, top diplomats of China … The post China-US Relations and Biden’s “Global Death Trap”: The World Is Facing Another Cold War … Continue reading “China-US Relations and Biden’s “Global Death Trap”: The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot”

China-US Relations and Biden’s “Global Death Trap”: The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** In Anchorage, Alaska, on 18-19 March 2021, top diplomats of China … The post China-US Relations and Biden’s “Global Death Trap”: The World Is Facing Another Cold War … Continue reading “China-US Relations and Biden’s “Global Death Trap”: The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot”

Elephants and Wildlife Threatened by Plans to Drill for Dirty Energy in Africa’s Unique Okavango Region

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** Botswana and Namibia should stop fossil fuel exploration threatening a unique … The post Elephants and Wildlife Threatened by Plans to Drill for Dirty Energy in Africa’s Unique … Continue reading “Elephants and Wildlife Threatened by Plans to Drill for Dirty Energy in Africa’s Unique Okavango Region”

Le Premier ministre arménien, Pachinian, se fait adouber par Poutine

À trois mois des élections législatives anticipées, qu’il compte bien gagner, le Premier ministre Nikol Pachinian s’est rendu le 7 avril à Moscou. La presse arménienne estime que la campagne électorale vient ainsi d’être lancée. Côté russe, le journal Kommersant écrit que Pachinian a vécu une véritable métamorphose.

Une centaine de dauphins et poissons échoués sèment le désordre au Ghana

Depuis début avril, des dizaines de dauphins et poissons ont été mystérieusement rejetés sur les plages d’Accra, la capitale du Ghana. Et les autorités mènent plusieurs combats de front. Elles doivent déterminer la cause de l’incident et protéger les cadavres échoués de la population. Nombreux en ont récupéré pour les vendre et les consommer.

La Russie a-t-elle livré de “fausses doses” du vaccin Spoutnik V à la Slovaquie ?

L’ancien Premier ministre slovaque Igor Matovic a commandé deux millions de doses du vaccin russe cet hiver. Pourtant, celui-ci n’a pas encore été utilisé et, selon les analyses de l’institut national chargé du contrôle des médicaments, les doses livrées par Moscou à Bratislava n’auraient pas les mêmes caractéristiques que celles qui ont été exportées dans d’autres pays.

Unef : «A notre époque, on n’était pas dans les “conneries” des combats racisés» (ENTRETIENS)

Le célèbre syndicat étudiant Unef vit-il ses dernières heures face aux demandes répétées exigeant sa dissolution ? Au fil des années et particulièrement des derniers mois, l’Unef s’est en effet illustrée pour ses prises de positions controversées racialistes enflammant bien souvent le monde politique et syndical. Les dernières déclarations de sa présidente Mélanie Luce promouvant des réunions en non-mixité selon la … Continue reading “Unef : «A notre époque, on n’était pas dans les “conneries” des combats racisés» (ENTRETIENS)”

Pendant la pandémie de Covid, en Bretagne, les bureaux de Poste fondent comme neige au soleil !

Les dirigeants de La Poste annoncent 933 « points de contact » en Bretagne… En réalité, il y a seulement 349 bureaux de poste dont 283 qui ont des horaires d’ouverture à géométrie variable. En 3 ans, il y a eu plus de 80 bureaux de Poste qui ont été fermés… Une technique cynique pour … Continue reading “Pendant la pandémie de Covid, en Bretagne, les bureaux de Poste fondent comme neige au soleil !”