Gaël Giraud : Pour un économie du vivant – Conférence

L’économie mainstream contemporaine veut transformer la vie en un capital, c’est à dire une ressource destinée à rapporter des revenus futurs à son propriétaire. Comment sortir de cette idéologie mortelle ? Quels seraient les contours d’une économie du vivant ? On s’efforcera d’esquisser des pistes de réflexion au croisement de l’anthropologie, des sciences politiques et … Continue reading “Gaël Giraud : Pour un économie du vivant – Conférence”

USAID Contractors Denounce Agency’s Betrayal of Thousands of Afghans Who Carried Out Its Mission

Last October, the top official at the United States Agency for International Development, Samantha Power, got on a call with the agency’s contractors in Afghanistan. Weeks earlier, the Afghan government that the U.S. had spent 20 years and $145 billion to build had capitulated to the Taliban in spectacular fashion. After the last U.S. troops had … Continue reading “USAID Contractors Denounce Agency’s Betrayal of Thousands of Afghans Who Carried Out Its Mission”

Clean sweep for incumbent Mia Mottley in Barbados’ first election as a republic

Barbadians have ‘spoken with one voice’Originally published on Global VoicesBarbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaking at the 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture held in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Timothy Sullivan (UNCTAD) on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0. After Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced a snap election to be held on January 19, 2022 … Continue reading “Clean sweep for incumbent Mia Mottley in Barbados’ first election as a republic”

Congressional Democrats Join Republicans to Undermine Biden Administration’s Surprise Medical Billing Rule

Congressional Democrats are joining Republicans in a last-ditch effort to undermine the newly implemented No Surprises Act, which bans surprise medical bills. A key provision in the law could become a first step toward allowing the federal government to standardize rates for medical procedures covered under private insurance plans, an objective the private health care … Continue reading “Congressional Democrats Join Republicans to Undermine Biden Administration’s Surprise Medical Billing Rule”

Despite Omicron Risk, TSA Still Requires Travelers to Remove Masks at Airport Checkpoints

About two million times a day, every day for the past two weeks, a passenger in an American airport has reached the front of a line for pre-flight screening by the Transportation Security Administration and handed an identification card to an officer. Almost all of those travelers were wearing masks over their mouth and nose … Continue reading “Despite Omicron Risk, TSA Still Requires Travelers to Remove Masks at Airport Checkpoints”

‘Statues tell stories, but so does removing them’: Hong Kong’s 48-hour campus crackdown on the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre

It was around 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve when Lingnan University student Eric Tong heard someone pounding on the door of his dormitory room. Still half-asleep, the 23-year-old Hongkonger slowly got up and noticed his phone had been buzzing for minutes, as messages repeatedly popped up in a student union group chat.  The Lingnan Tiananmen … Continue reading “‘Statues tell stories, but so does removing them’: Hong Kong’s 48-hour campus crackdown on the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre”

The 10 Worst Americans of 2021

From top left, clockwise: Rupert Murdoch, Sen. Joe Manchin, President Joe Biden, Elon Musk, former President Donald Trump, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Photo illustration: Shaun Lucas/The Intercept, Getty Images At this time of year we traditionally reflect upon our blessings and forgive those who have trespassed against us. But we’ve … Continue reading “The 10 Worst Americans of 2021”

2021 in review, from a Caribbean point of view

Concerns about the environment and gender-based violence rivalled fears of the pandemicOriginally published on Global VoicesCaribbean sunset image by Arthur T. LaBar on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0, adapted with free Canva graphic elements. Like the rest of the globe, this year saw Caribbean nations focused on dealing with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, against … Continue reading “2021 in review, from a Caribbean point of view”

How a ruling by Hong Kong’s top court opens the door to a more intrusive security law

By Thomas E. Kellogg Small rulings often sow the seeds of larger and vitally important trends. The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling on an application for bail by former General Union of Speech Therapists member Sidney Ng Hau-yi is one such case. Hongkongers should take note: in a mere nine pages, the CFA opens the … Continue reading “How a ruling by Hong Kong’s top court opens the door to a more intrusive security law”

In photos: Could the mountains of the Caribbean be an opportunity for sustainable tourism?

December 11 is International Mountain DayOriginally published on Global VoicesBlue Mountain peaks, Jamaica, one of the best known mountain ranges in the Caribbean. Photo by Devin Crain on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0. If you live in the Caribbean, you might often find yourself climbing uphill—and, of course, down again. While many who visit the region … Continue reading “In photos: Could the mountains of the Caribbean be an opportunity for sustainable tourism?”

High infection, low vaccination—could mandatory COVID-19 vaccines be the answer for Caribbean nations?

Do rights trump collective responsibility or the other way round? Originally published on Global VoicesVaccine mandate: Photo by The Focal Project on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0. As the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus appears poised to create a new wave of the pandemic, several Caribbean nations are already grappling with soaring numbers from the … Continue reading “High infection, low vaccination—could mandatory COVID-19 vaccines be the answer for Caribbean nations?”

Pourquoi la Barbade s’affranchit de la couronne britannique

Indépendante depuis plus d’un demi-siècle, l’île caribéenne de la  Barbade est officiellement devenue mardi une République, un changement de statut symbolique qui traduit la volonté des nouvelles générations de faire table rase du passé colonial. Cela n’était pas arrivé depuis trente ans. La petite île de la Barbade, la plus orientale des Petites Antilles, s’est … Continue reading “Pourquoi la Barbade s’affranchit de la couronne britannique”

Take a hike! Some of the Caribbean’s most scenic trails in photos

From brilliant beaches to the heights of the Blue Mountains, Caribbean trails are breathtakingOriginally published on Global VoicesHikers stopping to look at the view on Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain Trail. Photo by Junior Carson, used with permission. The United States enjoys hiking so much that it dedicated an entire day to it: National Hiking Day, … Continue reading “Take a hike! Some of the Caribbean’s most scenic trails in photos”

Biden’s Muzzle Terror for the Unvaxxed to Rely on Snitches and Covid Karens

Editor’s note: Americans will face a test. A test to see if they are a snitch nation or not. Tens of millions will be invited to denounce their boss and coworkers to the Vaccine NKVD. Will they take the bait? To enforce President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine regulation, the Labor Department is going to need … Continue reading “Biden’s Muzzle Terror for the Unvaxxed to Rely on Snitches and Covid Karens”

LAWLESS: White House Tells Businesses to Proceed With Vaccine Coercion Despite Court-Ordered Pause

Editor’s note: OSHA was supposedly established to make sure your workplace is safe but now it’s being used to turn your workplace into a weapon against you, to humiliate you with muzzles and force you to take a preventive medical procedure with no long-term data. The claim that unvaccinated threaten their vaccinated co-workers doesn’t stand … Continue reading “LAWLESS: White House Tells Businesses to Proceed With Vaccine Coercion Despite Court-Ordered Pause”

The best of both worlds? Guyana wants to be a low-carbon oil producer

Guyana’s leaders argue the country can still be a net-zero carbon emitterOriginally published on Global VoicesView of the rainforest from Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls. Photo by Dallas Reeves on Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0. By Vishani Ragobeer This post was produced with the support of Climate Tracker and originally published at Newsroom Guyana. An edited version is … Continue reading “The best of both worlds? Guyana wants to be a low-carbon oil producer”

L’agonie cérébrale de l’OTAN s’amplifie

Par Moon of Alabama – Le 19 octobre, 2021 Il y a deux ans, Macron, le président français, diagnostiquait la « mort cérébrale » de l’OTAN : « Ce que nous vivons actuellement, c’est la mort cérébrale de l’Otan », a déclaré M. Macron au journal basé à Londres. Il a averti les membres européens qu’ils ne pouvaient plus … Continue reading “L’agonie cérébrale de l’OTAN s’amplifie”

What could this moment of labor strife become if workers get more organized?

At this very moment, 10,000 UAW members at John Deere are on strike in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas; 35,000 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente have authorized a strike; 1,400 workers at cereal giant Kellogg’s are on strike in Nebraska, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee; 1,100 coal miners in Alabama have been on strike since April; 800 … Continue reading “What could this moment of labor strife become if workers get more organized?”

27,247 Deaths 2,563,768 Injuries Following COVID Shots in European Database – Taiwan Records More Deaths from Vaccine than Virus

by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News The European Union database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, and they are now reporting 27,247 fatalities, and 2,563,768 injuries, following COVID-19 injections. A Health Impact News subscriber from Europe reminded us that this database maintained at EudraVigilance is only for countries in Europe who are part of the European Union … Continue reading “27,247 Deaths 2,563,768 Injuries Following COVID Shots in European Database – Taiwan Records More Deaths from Vaccine than Virus”

COVID-19 causes long-term damage to lungs, heart, brain-Health experts

London, April 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-As the number of worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases climbs towards 1 million, the number of recoveries is thankfully more than four times the death toll. But medical experts have told French News Websie, FRANCE 24 that COVID-19 can cause severe long-term damage to the lungs, heart, brain and other organs – … Continue reading “COVID-19 causes long-term damage to lungs, heart, brain-Health experts”

Guyana: Timeline of an election impasse

Will GECOM recount the ballots or declare a winner? Guyana’s State House and Parliament building. Photo by Hans Birger Nilsen on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. April 2, 2020 marks a full month since Guyana held its general election. The country’s electoral commission, GECOM, has not re-verified votes cast in the contentious Region 4, but it … Continue reading “Guyana: Timeline of an election impasse”

Privacy Experts Say Responsible Coronavirus Surveillance Is Possible

In less than a decade, whistleblowers like the NSA’s Edward Snowden and Cambridge Analytica’s Christopher Wylie helped spur a global sea change in the public’s attitude toward privacy and global data dragnets. We may now be in the midst of another seismic moment in the history of digital privacy: Mass surveillance methods could save lives … Continue reading “Privacy Experts Say Responsible Coronavirus Surveillance Is Possible”

Coronavirus Started in China, but Europe Became the Hub for Its Global Spread

When the coronavirus began to spread, Mongolia took sensible precautions. It halted border crossings from China, with which it shares a 2,877-mile border. Mongolia also imposed travel bans on people from South Korea and Japan, the other epicenters of the pandemic at the time. Yet the virus nonetheless found its way to Mongolia, where the first … Continue reading “Coronavirus Started in China, but Europe Became the Hub for Its Global Spread”

Géopolitique : Les incertitudes vertigineuses de l’après-virus

Le puits d’interrogations semble sans fond. Alors que les gouvernements sont confrontés au déferlement du covid-19, les perspectives de sortie de crise s’accompagnent d’un amoncellement de questions vertigineuses sur l’état du monde post-coronavirus. Comment redémarrer des pays aux économies littéralement figées, leurs emplois sans doute détruits dans des proportions possiblement inégalées ? Dans quel état … Continue reading “Géopolitique : Les incertitudes vertigineuses de l’après-virus”

The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy

“Thank God for the Deep State,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin while appearing on a panel at the National Press Club last October. In 2018, the New York Times asserted that Trump’s use of the term “Deep State” and similar rhetoric “fanned fears that he is eroding public trust in institutions, undermining the … Continue reading “The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy”

Roaming Charges: The Scum Also Rises

EMT making an emergency COVID-19 call in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + One month ago today Trump said the US infection rate would go from 15 patients to close to zero in just a few days. Today the US passed 1,000 deaths and became the world’s leading hot spot in COVID-19 cases, surpassing … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: The Scum Also Rises”

Nationalization Roundtable

With the advent of COVID-19 and an unprecedented economic shock, measures that were a month ago far outside the mainstream policy debate have moved to center stage. One of the most startling—at least to those unfamiliar with the history of US federal policy responses to previous crises—is nationalization. For instance, New York State governor Andrew … Continue reading “Nationalization Roundtable”

Coronavirus weekly: as the virus spreads, economies grind to a halt

Health care systems around the world are ramping up their response to the spread of COVID-19, like this hospital in Washington state. AP Photo/Ted S. WarrenEven as China, South Korea and Singapore make progress controlling the new coronavirus, its spread raises alarm in many more parts of the globe as the pathogen’s toll on human … Continue reading “Coronavirus weekly: as the virus spreads, economies grind to a halt”

Coronavirus : le point hebdomadaire sur la couverture internationale de The Conversation (3)

Alors même que la Chine, la Corée du Sud et Singapour connaissent des progrès dans la lutte contre le nouveau coronavirus, sa propagation suscite l’inquiétude dans de nombreuses autres régions du monde. Et le bilan de l’agent pathogène sur la santé humaine et les économies mondiales s’alourdit. Au cours de la semaine dernière, de nombreux … Continue reading “Coronavirus : le point hebdomadaire sur la couverture internationale de The Conversation (3)”

Coronavirus weekly: as the virus spreads, economies grind to halt

Health care systems around the world are ramping up their response to the spread of COVID-19, like this hospital in Washington state. AP Photo/Ted S. WarrenEven as China, South Korea and Singapore make progress controlling the new coronavirus, its spread raises alarm in many more parts of the globe as the pathogen’s toll on human … Continue reading “Coronavirus weekly: as the virus spreads, economies grind to halt”

US Invades Oman After Discovery of Massive Purell Fields

The United States has launched an invasion of the Sultanate of Oman after geologists discovered vast Purell reserves under the county’s Wahiba Sands. The reserves make Oman the world’s leading producer of the hand sanitizer, comprising nearly a quarter of the world’s total supply. But US officials insisted the timing was pure coincidence, with the … Continue reading “US Invades Oman After Discovery of Massive Purell Fields”

Démystifier les fausses allégations concernant le nouveau coronavirus

Par Moon of Alabama − Le 19 mars 2020 Aujourd’hui, la Chine n’a signalé aucun cas national de nouvelle infection au coronavirus. Elle a vaincu l’épidémie comme nous l’avions prédit au début du mois de février. D’autres pays aux épidémies toujours en expansion devront adopter toutes les mesures prises par la Chine pour gagner, eux-aussi, le … Continue reading “Démystifier les fausses allégations concernant le nouveau coronavirus”

Les pays les plus précaires sont les plus vulnérables au Covid-19

Les voyageurs annulent leurs vols, les entreprises demandent aux travailleurs de rester chez eux, les stocks diminuent… la pandémie devient une crise économique mondiale. Dans toute crise sanitaire, notre première préoccupation est (et devrait être) la santé des personnes touchées. Plus de 7 500 personnes sont déjà mortes dans le monde et plus de 184 000 cas ont été … Continue reading “Les pays les plus précaires sont les plus vulnérables au Covid-19”

Terrorisme dans le monde : Al Qaîda, un groupe exsangue mais des «franchises» bien vivantes

Son chef vit reclus et ne coordonne plus grand-chose, mais Al Qaîda n’est pas mort : la «marque» a été adoptée par de nombreux groupes terroristes, souvent dépourvus d’ambitions planétaires mais solidement implantés dans les enjeux et les trafics locaux. Le groupe fondé par Oussama ben Laden, dont la signature fondamentale reste l’attentat à New York … Continue reading “Terrorisme dans le monde : Al Qaîda, un groupe exsangue mais des «franchises» bien vivantes”

Biden Is Still Lying About His Positions on Social Security Cuts, the Bankruptcy Bill, and More

Former Vice President Joe Biden told at least five lies during Sunday night’s one-one-one Democratic presidential debate with his last remaining opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Networks and outlets from CNN to Politico covered the debate as a win for Biden. Both candidates took fire on their past positions. Sanders hit Biden on Social Security, … Continue reading “Biden Is Still Lying About His Positions on Social Security Cuts, the Bankruptcy Bill, and More”

“Something Is Wrong in America”: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Michael Eric Dyson Debate Sanders v Biden

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off in their first one-on-one debate Sunday night in the midst of an unprecedented national crisis, with 3,600 reported COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths so far, 33 states closing schools and mass shutdowns in major cities. The rivals clashed on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading ““Something Is Wrong in America”: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Michael Eric Dyson Debate Sanders v Biden”

The FBI Is Investigating Erik Prince for Trying to Weaponize Crop Dusters

Last May, shortly after Congress accused Erik Prince of lying under oath and referred criminal charges to the Justice Department, an associate approached the Blackwater founder to offer help and commiserate about Prince’s potential legal jeopardy. Prince, who once moved to the United Arab Emirates to avoid being caught up in a federal prosecution, immediately … Continue reading “The FBI Is Investigating Erik Prince for Trying to Weaponize Crop Dusters”

Canada Trapped By Its Own Folly

Canada walked into a political and diplomatic trap of its own making when it took it upon itself to create a self-appointed busybody lobby called The Group of Lima. The sole purpose of this group is to harass and discredit the government of Venezuela, alleging that they are thereby “defending democracy”. They do so by … Continue reading “Canada Trapped By Its Own Folly”

The Wealth That’s Killing Us Will Save Us: Politics Through the Looking-Glass

The Bloomberg for President campaign office looks like a complete anachronism in the heart of Harlem in New York City. The office is located on Harlem’s famous 125th Street near the Metro North commuter railway station. The Bloomberg campaign office, a space that has the depth of a bowling alley, has a few campaign staffers … Continue reading “The Wealth That’s Killing Us Will Save Us: Politics Through the Looking-Glass”

Things Said in Confidence to 4000 Close Friends This Week

Photograph Source: VV Nincic – CC BY 2.0 A medical issue on the [L] tracks (I’m guessing someone collided with a front-car) kicked me and others off the CTA Red Line. A toothless old white woman who spoke like a poor Black woman cursed out loud for one minute straight to the disgust of most. … Continue reading “Things Said in Confidence to 4000 Close Friends This Week”

Ephéméride des luttes : 16 février

Le 16 février de l’éphéméride des luttes joue et gagne, au moins pour un moment. Le reste du temps, elle se balade d’un côté à l’autre de la planète. 1932 : A Terrassa en Espagne, les anarchistes s’emparent de la ville et déclarent le communisme libertaire, quand bien même l’expérience est de courte durée. 1934 … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 16 février”

Roaming Charges: When Satan Quotes Scripture

Satan Spills the Plagues, William Blake. + The caucus system has been fetishized by the political pundit class for decades as an example of small state “town hall” style democracy in action. In fact, they’re anti-democratic, often controlled by party bosses, where, lacking secret ballots, people bullied into voting with the mob. Less than 10 … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: When Satan Quotes Scripture”

Exxon’s Exploitative Oil Deal in Guyana Will Deprive the Country of Up to $55 Billion

Exxon’s exploitative oil deal with Guyana will cause the country to lose up to US$55 billion, according to a new Global Witness investigation based on an OpenOil analysis. The new report, Signed Away, shows how the oil major used … The post Exxon’s Exploitative Oil Deal in Guyana Will Deprive the Country of Up to … Continue reading “Exxon’s Exploitative Oil Deal in Guyana Will Deprive the Country of Up to $55 Billion”

Coronavirus. Avec le virus se propagent aussi de nombreux préjugés racistes envers les asiatiques

S’il est une chose qui se propage au moins aussi rapidement qu’un virus, ce sont bien les préjugés racistes qui l’accompagnent. Pour l’heure, six cas ont été diagnostiqués en France. Le dernier en date, un médecin libéral qui a lui-même été en contact avec un cas asiatique. Certes, la propagation du virus dépasse déjà en … Continue reading “Coronavirus. Avec le virus se propagent aussi de nombreux préjugés racistes envers les asiatiques”

Ex-Solicitor General: Alan Dershowitz Is Wrong. Trump Is Not Above the Law & Should Be Impeached

President Trump’s legal team offered an extraordinary new defense during Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday. Attorney Alan Dershowitz said that a sitting president could take any action to boost his re-election chances if he felt his re-election was in the public interest. “If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected … Continue reading “Ex-Solicitor General: Alan Dershowitz Is Wrong. Trump Is Not Above the Law & Should Be Impeached”

La sédition en temps réel

Par James Howard Kunstler – Le 13 janvier 2020 – Source kunstler.com Eric Ciaramella, le « lanceur d’alerte » de la CIAC’est un miracle de ces temps incendiaires que, même si la destitution d’un président atteint son degré de pourrissement , avec un procès au Sénat, les actes de sédition qui l’ont provoqué se poursuivent encore en … Continue reading “La sédition en temps réel”

Un Anglais écope d’une amende car il se cache d’une caméra de reconnaissance faciale

Source : Le Figaro, Harold Grand, 20-05-2019 Cette technologie est actuellement expérimentée dans les rues de Londres, ce qui ne plaît pas à tous les riverains. De son côté, la police locale a décidé d’opter pour la fermeté. Un homme se couvre le visage et récolte 90 livres (environ 100 euros) d’amende par la Metropolitan … Continue reading “Un Anglais écope d’une amende car il se cache d’une caméra de reconnaissance faciale”