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”

Macron déclare la guerre au « Coronavirus »…

C’est la guerre qu’il a dit et répété ! Contre-nous, le peuple !… À relier avec mon billet d’hier ► Conversation du Lundi 10 février avec Jean-Jacques Crèvecœur (VIDÉO) – Lundi 16 mars 2020 ; Analyses ▼▼▼ Résistance 71 du 17/03/20 : Voilà on y est !… La dictature marchande se referme… Loi martiale médicale, … Continue reading “Macron déclare la guerre au « Coronavirus »…”

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”

Covid-19 : de nouvelles preuves de l’origine américaine du virus

Comme les lecteurs s’en souviendront, les épidémiologistes et les pharmacologues japonais et taïwanais ont déterminé que le nouveau coronavirus provenait presque certainement des États-Unis, puisque ce pays est le seul dont nous sachions qu’il a sur son sol les cinq types – dont tous les autres doivent descendre. Wuhan, en Chine, ne possède qu’un seul … Continue reading “Covid-19 : de nouvelles preuves de l’origine américaine du virus”

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”

The US Approves Bill That May Legislate Hybrid Warfare on Venezuela

On December 16 both houses in the US approved the appropriation bill to be signed by President Trump. Aside from the mind-boggling amount of $1.4 trillion that was approved in total our interest was in looking at the details concerning Venezuela. A press release issued by the organization Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) is … Continue reading “The US Approves Bill That May Legislate Hybrid Warfare on Venezuela”

Roaming Charges: That’s Neoliberalism for You

“Staff Only,” Chinatown, Portland. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + For four years, Jeremy Corbyn was smeared in a relentless and savage campaign of vilification and outrageous slander by the British press, much of it orchestrated by liberal outlets like The Guardian (and the New York Times), using a kind of rabid Zionism as truncheon. And … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: That’s Neoliberalism for You”

Eat an Impeachment

Detail, Eat a Peach album cover. Artwork by W. David Powell at Wonder Graphics. Alexander Cockburn and I had our most ferocious arguments not over climate change or the relative merits of Muddy Waters versus Howlin’ Wolf, but about the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Alex didn’t think Clinton should pilloried for lying about sex. I … Continue reading “Eat an Impeachment”

Un lycée du Texas évacué après la découverte d’un préservatif

Scènes de panique dans la petite ville de Georgetown au Texas après la découverte d’un préservatif dans les toilettes du lycée. L’administration qui a dû procéder à l’évacuation de son établissement parle d’un acte de malveillance. C’est une jeune élève qui a donné l’alerte après avoir découvert l’objet qui était heureusement encore dans son emballage. … Continue reading “Un lycée du Texas évacué après la découverte d’un préservatif”

When an Elected Government Falls in South America, as in Bolivia, Look For a US Role

When it comes to politics in Latin America, what initially seems clear is usually anything but. And when that some complicated political event happens and is reported about in the US, the last place to look for clarity is the US media, which almost universally parrots the Washington line — an imperialist one that takes … Continue reading “When an Elected Government Falls in South America, as in Bolivia, Look For a US Role”

The USA “Defends” Its Blockade, and Cuba Responds

The annual vote on the Cuban resolution at the UN General Assembly on “the need to end the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” is a time of celebration in Cuba, for it is a time in which the governments of the world nearly unanimously support the … Continue reading “The USA “Defends” Its Blockade, and Cuba Responds”

Publicités politiques : l’irresponsabilité épistémique de Facebook… et des autres

Le 23 octobre 2019, alors qu’il était entendu par une commission du congrès des États-Unis, le président-directeur général de Facebook Mark Zuckerberg s’est retrouvé bien embarrassé lorsque, répondant aux questions de l’élue démocrate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, il a dû s’expliquer sur la politique laxiste de Facebook en matière de publicités politiques. Alors qu’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lui demandait s’il … Continue reading “Publicités politiques : l’irresponsabilité épistémique de Facebook… et des autres”

The Hillary Clinton Resentment Machine

Photograph Source: jalexartis Photography – CC BY 2.0 Only a sadomasochist would consider it a genuine prospect. A failed presidential candidate, the louse in the locks of the Democratic Party, keen to make yet another vain tilt at the White House. But in the rogues’ gallery of the defective and disturbed, Hillary Clinton can count … Continue reading “The Hillary Clinton Resentment Machine”

Germany to import nurses from Ghana

London, Nov. 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Germany is considering the importation of trained nurses from Ghana to help in the provision of proper healthcare in that country. Dietnar Brockes, Chairman of the Committee for European and International Affairs, State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal State of Germany, made the disclosure in Kumasi when he led a delegation … Continue reading “Germany to import nurses from Ghana”

EU announces €40m funding to boost sustainable fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

London, Oct. 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a €40 million, five-year programme (FISH4ACP) to boost the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. FISH4ACP is an innovative EU-funded programme, … Continue reading “EU announces €40m funding to boost sustainable fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”

The Saker interviewe Michael Hudson

Par The Saker − Le 18 octobre 2019 − Source thesaker .is The Saker : la propagande américaine prétend souvent que les trois États baltes sont un véritable succès économique, tout comme la Pologne. Cette croyance a-t-elle une base factuelle ? Au début, il semblait que ces États connaissaient une croissance, mais celle-ci n’est-elle pas principalement, … Continue reading “The Saker interviewe Michael Hudson”

Chinese Revolution at 70: Twists and Turns, to What?

Photograph Source: 邹健东 – Public Domain Introduction On October 1, 2019 the peoples of China celebrated 70 years of the rule of China by the Communist Party (CPC). There was much to celebrate in so far as over the seventy year period the Chinese society had risen from a poor, underdeveloped society to be the … Continue reading “Chinese Revolution at 70: Twists and Turns, to What?”

The Real Cover-Up

by Andrew J. Bacevich There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump’s election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last, they have the 45th president of the United States cornered. In typically ham-handed fashion, Trump … Continue reading “The Real Cover-Up”

Extinction Rebellion dispense une formation conçue pour contourner les « obstructionnistes de gauche »

« Nouveau pouvoir » – « La capacité d’exploiter la foule connectée pour obtenir ce que vous voulez » – Jeremy Heimans, cofondateur de Purpose/Avaaz, expert de la B Team Le contexte Extinction Rebellion (XR) a été officiellement lancé le 31 octobre 2018. Le 2 novembre 2018, une vidéo a été téléchargée sur le compte … Continue reading “Extinction Rebellion dispense une formation conçue pour contourner les « obstructionnistes de gauche »”

High Plains Grifter: the Life and Crimes of George W. Bush

A Matter of Life or Death You may have noticed. We are running our annual fundraiser. You scrolled right past it, right? Please don’t. You’re annoyed by the yellow box obscuring one-third of your screen? So are we. But two weeks into the fund-drive, we are lagging way behind. We have had more than 1000 … Continue reading “High Plains Grifter: the Life and Crimes of George W. Bush”

Venezuela. Comprendre la guerre qui vient (5/5)

Une guerre hybride contre le Venezuela a déjà commencé. Et une offensive d’envergure est en train de se préparer contre le pays caribéen, que seule la capitulation totale, ou la disparition du camp bolivarien, pourraient endiguer. Comme ces options ne sont pas à l’ordre du jour, le conflit militaire contre le Venezuela prend chaque jour un peu … Continue reading “Venezuela. Comprendre la guerre qui vient (5/5)”

L’enlèvement comme instrument du génie impérial ?

Par The Saker − Le 6 septembre 2019 − Source thesaker.is via Unz Review Il n’y a rien de nouveau à ce que les empires prennent des otages et les utilisent pour faire pression sur les groupes rebelles qui ne doivent pas oublier «qui est le chef». L’arrestation récente en Italie d’Alexander Korshunov, directeur du … Continue reading “L’enlèvement comme instrument du génie impérial ?”

Brazil’s Army Wanted to “Occupy” the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again.

BBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is planning to push industrialization and development in the interior of the country’s Amazon basin. It is far from a new project. For more than a century, a series of Brazilian governments have sought to move into the country’s interior, developing — or, to be more precise, colonizing — the Amazon. … Continue reading “Brazil’s Army Wanted to “Occupy” the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again.”