En 2022, tirons les leçons des controverses sur les origines du SARS-Cov-2

Le Covid-19 est probablement la pandémie et la maladie infectieuse la plus médiatisée de tous les temps. D’autres zoonoses – ces maladies dont l’agent infectieux est issu d’un animal – ont eu aussi un grand retentissement sociétal, comme le sida (virus HIV) qui tue encore plus d’un demi-million de personnes par an dans le monde. … Continue reading “En 2022, tirons les leçons des controverses sur les origines du SARS-Cov-2”

World’s ‘Oldest’ Recorded Zero Symbol Is At Gwalior’s Chaturbhuj Temple

Every Indian history aficionado must have visited the cultural hub of Gwalior in the heart of the country. Once reigned by the Rajput dynasty of the Tomars, it was passed on to the Mughal empire under Babur’s rule in the early 16th century. The city was also home to musician and poet Tansen, one of … Continue reading “World’s ‘Oldest’ Recorded Zero Symbol Is At Gwalior’s Chaturbhuj Temple”

How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic

“I can feel the fear — fear of infections,” Tian Junhua said as he gazed wide-eyed at a clump of bats clinging to the wall of a dark cave. “Because when you find the viruses, you are also most easily exposed to the viruses.” Tian, a researcher for the Wuhan Center for Disease Control who … Continue reading “How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic”

Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War

Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War Noam Chomsky Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou December 22, 2021. Truthout. We live at a critical juncture in world history. In spite of immense progress in some areas of human civilization, the prospects of annihilation caused by interstate conflict among competing powers with unimaginably destructive … Continue reading “Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War”

L’Indochine en voie de disparition

Sud-Vietnam : une collaboration orageuse L’évolution des rapports entre la France et le Sud-Vietnam a été exactement inverse de celle qu’ont subie les relations entre Paris et Hanoï. Et cela s’explique assez aisément, M. Ngo Dinh Diem et ses collaborateurs ayant vu du plus mauvais œil la tentative (…) / Cambodge, Laos, Colonialisme, Sud-Vietnam 1955-1975, … Continue reading “L’Indochine en voie de disparition”

Un plan pour le monde?

Pour votre petit Noël l’AIMSIB va se désintéresser de votre estomac pour ne nourrir que votre intelligence, votre présence ici prouve qu’elle est immense alors joyeux Noël, lecteurs presque géniaux! Nous avons demandé au Dr Edouard Broussalian, homéopathe de légende et humaniste convaincu, de vous donner encore pour quelques heures, dans cette année finissante, la … Continue reading “Un plan pour le monde?”

Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific

The films cover stories on human rights abuses stemming from lockdown measures Originally published on Global VoicesOne of the films in the playlist featured Filipino activist Reina Mae Nasino, whose detention and the death of her three-month-old baby became a symbol of political repression in the Philippines during the pandemic. Photo by Kodao Productions, a … Continue reading “Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific”

« Milk Tea Alliance » : des internautes asiatiques contre le contrôle chinois sur le net

Les nationalistes chinois ont pris plus qu’ils n’ont donnéPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisMilk Tea Alliance, image de Stand News. Utilisée avec son autorisation. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens de ce billet renvoient vers des pages web en français, ndlt.] Les nationalistes chinois qui ont déployé des efforts considérables pour contrôler la … Continue reading “« Milk Tea Alliance » : des internautes asiatiques contre le contrôle chinois sur le net”

Beyond2020 Enhances Water Access for 18,000 Filipinos in Upland Rural Areas

The latest deployment significantly improves the livelihoods of two upland communities by securing a 24/7 reliable water supply using carbon-neutral technology Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Beyond2020 returns to Southeast Asia following key sustainable engagements in Indonesia and Cambodia, with a deployment that is uplifting the lives of 18,000 people in The Philippines by enhancing … Continue reading “Beyond2020 Enhances Water Access for 18,000 Filipinos in Upland Rural Areas”

The world in 2022 may be a less safe, less welcoming, less stable place for journalists – including in Hong Kong

A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, according to an annual census released by the Committee to Protect Journalists which – for the first time – included journalists from Hong Kong in the data. Jimmy Lai being transferred onto a Correctional Services vehicle on February 1, 2021. Photo: Studio Incendo. The watchdog … Continue reading “The world in 2022 may be a less safe, less welcoming, less stable place for journalists – including in Hong Kong”

Covid-19: Hong Kong bars visitors from 3 more Omicron risk countries, as tracking app requirement extended to all eateries

Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents will be allowed to return from the Maldives, Senegal and Tunisia from Thursday onwards, as the city tightens travel rules over concerns about the Covid-19 Omicron mutant strain. Meanwhile, the compulsory use of the government contact-tracing mobile application LeaveHomeSafe in 18 types of designated premises, including all restaurants, will begin … Continue reading “Covid-19: Hong Kong bars visitors from 3 more Omicron risk countries, as tracking app requirement extended to all eateries”

Macron, un leadership à la peine

Brexit, crises des migrants et de la pêche, fiasco des sous-marins et Aukus, projets de marché de la défense et de Force de défense européenne… Au cours de l’année écoulée, l’impérialisme français a été mis à rude épreuve. Crédit photo : Reuters Tout le monde sait que la présidence tournante de l’Union européenne est une … Continue reading “Macron, un leadership à la peine”

China ‘hunting’ Taiwanese abroad through deportation: rights group

Beijing has pressured foreign governments to deport hundreds of Taiwan nationals to China, a new report found, in what human rights activists describe as a “hunt for Taiwanese”. Photo: Taiwan Office of the President, via Flickr. More than 600 Taiwanese were extradited from various countries to China between 2016 and 2019 in an effort to … Continue reading “China ‘hunting’ Taiwanese abroad through deportation: rights group”

Le prochain Sommet pour la démocratie de Biden. Une machine à voyager dans le temps

Par The Saker – Le 29 novembre 2021 – Source The Saker’s Blog Introduction : Le « Sommet pour la démocratie » de Biden, prévu les 9 et 10 décembre 2021, a publié la liste définitive des pays invités. Jetons-y un coup d’œil : Albanie Angola Antigua et Barbuda Argentine Arménie Australie Autriche Bahamas Barbade Belgique Belize … Continue reading “Le prochain Sommet pour la démocratie de Biden. Une machine à voyager dans le temps”

Et si nous construisions nos propres panthéons ?

« Aux grands hommes, la patrie reconnaissante ». L’adresse mémorielle du Panthéon – qui, dans sa concision, exclut deux fois les femmes –, apparaît de plus en plus anachronique. Temple consacré aux dieux dans la Grèce antique, le Panthéon laïque français, depuis la Révolution française, rassemble, pour les célébrer, les personnages qui se sont illustrés dans un … Continue reading “Et si nous construisions nos propres panthéons ?”

Cambodian rapper vows to continue writing critical songs after a year in jail for incitement

Authorities said his lyrics might incite people to commit crimesOriginally published on Global VoicesKea Sokun. Source: Facebook Cambodian rapper Kea Sokun spent a year in jail after being found guilty of “incitement to commit a felony” for two songs he wrote and posted on YouTube. Sokun was arrested in September 2020 after the Ministry of … Continue reading “Cambodian rapper vows to continue writing critical songs after a year in jail for incitement”

Shangri-La Unveils #WithHeart Campaign to Celebrate 50 Years of Growing with Asia

Nov 24, 2021 Campaign kicks off with a new short film series spotlighting a new generation of Asian pioneers HONG KONG, 12th November 2021 – In 1971, the first Shangri-La Hotel opened its doors in Singapore, welcoming its guests like family. Since then, Shangri-La’s journey has mirrored Asia’s rapid growth. As the brand marks its … Continue reading “Shangri-La Unveils #WithHeart Campaign to Celebrate 50 Years of Growing with Asia”

Cambodge : le gigantesque barrage chinois menace la pêche et les droits humains

Le rapport qui le révèle est contesté par le gouvernementPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisDans le nord-est du Cambodge, un ancien temple du village de Srekor est à moitié englouti par les eaux suite à la mise en service du barrage hydroélectrique Lower Sesan 2. © 2019 Human Rights Watch [Sauf mention contraire, … Continue reading “Cambodge : le gigantesque barrage chinois menace la pêche et les droits humains”

Covid : pays plus vaccinés versus pays moins vaccinés

TrialSiteNews vient de sortir un article, intitulé « Enquête sur les tendances Covid-19 dans les 10 pays les plus vaccinés et les 10 pays les moins vaccinés ».Deux tableaux résument bien la situation, et se passent de commentaires, sinon celui-là : « On peut discuter de tout sauf des chiffres ».Certains chipoteront sur les pays sélectionnés, il y a peut-être des … Continue reading “Covid : pays plus vaccinés versus pays moins
vaccinés”

Gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa

Iraqi women celebrate World Women’s Day in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad on March 8, 2019. (Photo by Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP) Contents Evolution of women’s rights Types of women’s rights Women’s institutions Women’s rights: a reality check Every human being has acquired rights that are established as soon as they are born, international laws … Continue reading “Gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa”

Champani youth in Cambodia find creative ways to promote their culture amid the pandemic

There are about 30,000 Champani people in CambodiaOriginally published on Global VoicesMembers of Champani community during a learning session. Source: Facebook A youth group in Cambodia has found creative ways to promote the Champani language and culture through online initiatives. The Champani group is originally from the ancient territory of Champa (the current central and … Continue reading “Champani youth in Cambodia find creative ways to promote their culture amid the pandemic”

«Grave ingérence» : le Cambodge condamne les sanctions de Washington concernant une base navale

Ce 12 novembre, le Cambodge a condamné les sanctions étasuniennes au sujet d’une base navale cambodgienne que Washington accuse Pékin de convoiter, reprochant aux Américains de faire preuve d’un «mépris total» pour sa souveraineté. Le 10 novembre, le département américain du Trésor a annoncé le gel des éventuels avoirs aux Etats-Unis et l’interdiction d’accès au … Continue reading “«Grave ingérence» : le Cambodge condamne les sanctions de Washington concernant une base navale”

Killing the messenger: how the murder of journalists goes unpunished worldwide

The world has changed a lot in the last 10 years but one thing remains the same – the sometimes deadly dangers that journalists face merely for doing their jobs. File Photo: Studio Incendo.The Global Impunity Index for 2021 was released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on October 28th. It found that no … Continue reading “Killing the messenger: how the murder of journalists goes unpunished worldwide”