Les Gilets jaunes à Nantes pour l’acte 44 de leur mobilisation

Pour ce qui sera leur 44e semaine consécutive de mobilisation, plusieurs groupes de Gilets jaunes se sont donnés rendez-vous dans la ville de Nantes pour une manifestation nationale. La cité des ducs n’a pas été choisie au hasard puisqu’elle est le fief de l’ancien ministre, François de Rugy, qui avait été poussé à la démission … Continue reading “Les Gilets jaunes à Nantes pour l’acte 44 de leur mobilisation”

RCMP Attempt to Silence Critics of Trudeau Foreign Policy

On Tuesday two RCMP agents came to my house. Two large men in suits asked for me and when my partner said I wasn’t there they asked who she was. Why didn’t they email or call me to talk or set up a meeting? If they have my address, the RCMP certainly has my email, … Continue reading “RCMP Attempt to Silence Critics of Trudeau Foreign Policy”

Stratégie de sécurité nationale (Ssn) à l’ère du numérique : quel rôle pour le public dans une société démocratique ?

Les événements tragiques de Koumpentoum qui ont vu le commandant de Brigade assassiné par une bande de malfaiteurs qui tentaient de dévaliser le bureau de poste, représente un maillon de la longue liste d’atteinte à la sécurité des personnes et des biens dans une ambiance sécuritaire volatile à nos frontières sur fond d’initiatives d’intégration économique … Continue reading “Stratégie de sécurité nationale (Ssn) à l’ère du numérique : quel rôle pour le public dans une société démocratique ?”

Canada and Bolsonaro

By now most environmentally conscious people understand that Jair Bolsonaro is a bad guy. Brazil’s president has scandalously blamed environmentalists for starting fires burning in the Amazon region, after having called for more “development” of the huge forests. Canadians are lucky we have a prime minister who is not such an embarrassment and understands environmental … Continue reading “Canada and Bolsonaro”

Uncle Sam was Born Lethal

For revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. – Frederick Douglass, July 4, 1852 One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States … Continue reading “Uncle Sam was Born Lethal”

Accenture to Support Brandix Accelerate Journey to “Future-Ready” Its Operations

Aug 06, 2019 Picture:  NEW DELHI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed an agreement to help Brandix, the leading apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, transform its manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources operations to set the stage for the company’s digital future. Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will help Brandix develop innovative solutions … Continue reading “Accenture to Support Brandix Accelerate Journey to “Future-Ready” Its Operations”

Géopolitique des Caraïbes du XXIème siècle 2/4

Par Andrew Korybko − Le 18 juillet 2017 − Source geopolitica.ru À présent que les fondamentaux géographiques et stratégiques des Caraïbes sont connus, nous pouvons développer un peu plus la place des îles/pays de la région dans le grand jeu. Cet article fait partie d’une série de quatre. Lire d’abord la première partie. Les îles Lucayes … Continue reading “Géopolitique des Caraïbes du XXIème siècle 2/4”

China’s Risky Bets

by James M. Dorsey China’s infrastructure and energy driven US$1 trillion Belt and Road initiative involves risky bets across a swath of land populated by often illiberal or autocratic governments exercising power without independent checks and balances. Seeking to reduce risk, China is bumping up against the limits of its own long-standing foreign and defence … Continue reading “China’s Risky Bets”

Media Ignoring US Officials Saying Trudeau Adopts “America First” foreign policy

Wouldn’t you think the corporate media would be interested in the US embassy’s reaction to the appointment of a new Canadian foreign minister? Especially if that reaction was to claim Ottawa had decided to adopt an “America First” foreign policy? Wouldn’t some big newspaper or TV station, dedicated to telling the truth about what our … Continue reading “Media Ignoring US Officials Saying Trudeau Adopts “America First” foreign policy”

President Tsai makes 2nd US stopover in Denver on Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

President Tsai Ing-wen made her second U.S. stopover July 20 in Denver after completing the Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability to Taiwan’s Caribbean allies Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia.   Upon touching down at Denver International Airport, Tsai was welcomed onboard the presidential charter by American Institute … Continue reading “President Tsai makes 2nd US stopover in Denver on Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability”

President Tsai visits St. Lucia on final leg of Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

President Tsai Ing-wen touched down July 17 in St. Lucia on the final leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability that also included stops in Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.   Upon deplaning at Hewanorra International Airport, Tsai was greeted by Prime Minister Allen M. Chastanet and a … Continue reading “President Tsai visits St. Lucia on final leg of Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability”

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Bachelet’s Gift to the US: Justifying Regime Change in Venezuela

Photograph Source: Gobierno de Chile – CC BY 3.0 CL UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s report on Venezuela echoes the US government’s talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela’s manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. … Continue reading “UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Bachelet’s Gift to the US: Justifying Regime Change in Venezuela”

Tsai’s Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability reaches SKN

President Tsai Ing-wen arrived July 14 in St. Kitts and Nevis on the second leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability to Taiwan’s four Caribbean allies, according to the Presidential Office.   Upon touching down at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, Tsai was greeted by Prime Minister Timothy S. Harris, other senior government officials … Continue reading “Tsai’s Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability reaches SKN”

President Tsai departs on Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

President Tsai Ing-wen departed July 11 on her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability to Taiwan’s Caribbean allies Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia.    The 12-day presidential visit, which includes U.S. stopovers in New York and Denver, aims to expand the country’s international space and create mutually beneficial … Continue reading “President Tsai departs on Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability”

Presidential gifts unveiled for Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

A selection of gifts for President Tsai Ing-wen to present to top-level officials during her upcoming Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability to Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia was unveiled by the Presidential Office July 9 in Taipei City.   The items are handcrafted by celebrated Taiwan artists … Continue reading “Presidential gifts unveiled for Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability”

MOFA announces Tsai’s Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

President Tsai Ing-wen is departing July 11 on the Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability to Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The 12-day state visit, which includes two U.S. stopovers, is aimed at further strengthening cooperation, exchanges and friendship between … Continue reading “MOFA announces Tsai’s Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability”

In Haiti, gay men infected with HIV are targets of discrimination

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Haiti. Zach Vessels/Unsplash, CC BY-SAIn Haiti, about 150,000 people out of a population of 11 million are believed to be living with the HIV virus. Of those, only 55% have access to antiretroviral medications. What explains this lack of access to care? Despite many public health interventions in the … Continue reading “In Haiti, gay men infected with HIV are targets of discrimination”

Canada Enables Corrupt Haitian President to Remain in Power

At the front of a protest against Haiti’s president last week a demonstrator carried a large wooden cross bearing the flags of Canada, France and the US. The Haiti Information Project tweeted that protesters “see these three nations as … The post Canada Enables Corrupt Haitian President to Remain in Power appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Canada Enables Corrupt Haitian President to Remain in Power”

Mobilisation populaire en Haïti

La mobilisation populaire pour la démission du Président s’intensifie malgré la répression La mobilisation populaire contre la corruption s’intensifie en Haïti. Dimanche 9 juin, plusieurs milliers de personnes ont manifesté dans les rues de Port-au-Prince pour réclamer la démission du Président, Jovenel Moïse. Le pouvoir a répondu par la force. Plusieurs manifestants ont été tués … Continue reading “Mobilisation populaire en Haïti”

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration has been sabotaging Iranian oil shipments since May 2, when it announced its intention to “bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime … Continue reading “U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective”

Haïti : Dehors Jovenel Moïse et le parlement corrompu ! Pas d’ingérence du Core Group !

La publication du deuxième rapport de la Cour Supérieure des Comptes sur la corruption dans la gestion du fonds Petrocaribe, qui confirme l’implication du président Jovenel Moïse et de son gouvernement dans le détournement de fonds, a déclenché une nouvelle vague de mobilisations, dans le cadre du processus ouvert avec les grandes manifestations de juillet … Continue reading “Haïti : Dehors Jovenel Moïse et le parlement corrompu ! Pas d’ingérence du Core Group !”

From Zambia to Afghanistan, how World Bank’ IDA project supports the world’s poorest countries

London, June 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Before they had the bridge, Laotian villagers’ living conditions were very harsh. Their agricultural production could not catch up with the season. Even worse, when it rained, they could not go to work or to the hospital if they were sick. Then help was on the way and an idea as simple … Continue reading “From Zambia to Afghanistan, how World Bank’ IDA project supports the world’s poorest countries”

Imperialism and the Stupid Show

Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, 2015 – Public Domain “During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World “mouths to feed” would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall … Continue reading “Imperialism and the Stupid Show”

Haiti: the Overpass to Nowhere

In August 2015, President Michel Martelly inaugurated the Delmas viaduct, a four-lane overpass designed to ease the capital’s grid-locked streets. “This viaduct proves once again that together we can achieve great and beautiful things,” Martelly told the large crowd that had assembled. “More than a dream, more than a project, this viaduct is now one … Continue reading “Haiti: the Overpass to Nowhere”

Gaslighters of God

And Elohim Created Adam by William Blake, c. 1795 A number of evangelical Christians tell us that Donald Trump’s presidency is heaven sent, which indicates that they know God’s will and can even speak for God. In reality, they are using God to gaslight their followers and other citizens into believing that Trump’s presidency is … Continue reading “Gaslighters of God”

Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair American media still refer to Juan Guaidó, America’s hand-picked “legitimate leader” or “legitimate president” of Venezuela, as having an “administration.” The truth is that his “administration” — consisting of advisors and other opposition leaders — are all either arrested and being held by the government, hiding, seeking asylum in various foreign … Continue reading “What 50 Countries are Backing Guaidó? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True”

The Future of UN Peacekeeping in the Middle East

by Dennis Jett If it is one thing that the U.S. government does not like to pay for it is the cost of UN peacekeeping operations. The Trump administration could save American taxpayers about $170 million a year on peacekeeping if it wanted to, but it won’t. Here’s why. While she was ambassador to the … Continue reading “The Future of UN Peacekeeping in the Middle East”

Haiti’s Huge Gold Reserve: ‘Haiti, Give Me Your Gold, Not Your Weak and Weary!’

Haiti is back in the news with popular revolts against political corruption. Ordinary Haitians are being frustrated every step of the way as they strive to enjoy a better quality of life as is their right. The discovery of a … The post Haiti’s Huge Gold Reserve: ‘Haiti, Give Me Your Gold, Not Your Weak … Continue reading “Haiti’s Huge Gold Reserve: ‘Haiti, Give Me Your Gold, Not Your Weak and Weary!’”

In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spiraling through the Caribbean. NOAA/APHurricane Maria, the 15th tropical depression this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the region. The devastation in Dominica is “mind-boggling,” wrote the country’s prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Facebook just after midnight on September 19. … Continue reading “In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder”

Population Bomb or Bomb the Population?

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because … Continue reading “Population Bomb or Bomb the Population?”