Un navire de guerre américain a tenté de violer la frontière russe en mer du Japon, selon Moscou

Un navire militaire russe de la flotte du Pacifique aurait déjoué, ce 15 octobre, une tentative du destroyer USS Chafee de violer les eaux territoriales de Russie dans la mer du Japon. Selon le ministère russe de la Défense, le navire de lutte anti-sous-marin Amiral Tribouts a mis en garde le vaisseau américain, qui s’approchait de la … Continue reading “Un navire de guerre américain a tenté de violer la frontière russe en mer du Japon, selon Moscou”

Chinese movie ‘The Battle of Lake Changjin’ turns the painful history of the Korean War into a glorious victory

A former investigative reporter was arrested for criticizing the filmOriginally published on Global VoicesA screenshot from the official “Battle of Changjin Lake” trailer on Youtube. A former investigative reporter Luo Changping was recently arrested for mocking the newly released propaganda movie, “The Battle at Lake Changjin” (or Chosin Reservoir), a war drama featuring the People’s … Continue reading “Chinese movie ‘The Battle of Lake Changjin’ turns the painful history of the Korean War into a glorious victory”

MOFA thanks EP for passing 11 resolutions in support of Taiwan

A total of 11 resolutions adopted by the European Parliament this year in support of Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 14.   One of the highlights, passed Oct. 7 on the state of EU cyber defense capabilities, calls on the region to strengthen … Continue reading “MOFA thanks EP for passing 11 resolutions in support of Taiwan”

Comment la science économique explique la réticence vaccinale française

La crise du Covid-19 a permis d’observer comment les individus font des choix dans un environnement risqué, voir incertain. C’est en particulier le cas de la vaccination pour lequel deux risques sont en concurrence : être infecté ou subir des effets secondaires de la vaccination. Comment expliquer et donc prévoir ces intentions de vaccination ? Avant que … Continue reading “Comment la science économique explique la réticence vaccinale française”

Facebook’s global outage is the real supply chain threat

Facebook had a very bad week last week. First, Frances Haugen, a former product manager at Facebook assigned to the Civic Integrity group, blew the whistle on her past employer, leaking a cache of internal company documents and testifying in front of Congress that the social media giant is knowingly and repeatedly “paying for its … Continue reading “Facebook’s global outage is the real supply chain threat”

COVID-19, vaccination and the progress of the global healthcare system

‘… obesity may serve to spread serious COVID illness to lower age groups’ Originally published on Global VoicesCOVID-19 illustration by Svetlozar Hristov, used under Pixabay license. By late September some 50 per cent of the world’s population had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 6 billion doses had been administered. … Continue reading “COVID-19, vaccination and the progress of the global healthcare system”

Ebola drug, Remdesivir shows positive signs in coronavirus treatment trial

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Gilead’s Remdesivir drug has shown early positive signs that it might be effective in treating coronavirus, in a study of patients who have taken it on a compassionate use basis.  READ ALSO: NEW STUDY FOUND CORONAVIRUS IN AIR SAMPLES UP TO FOUR METERS Remdesivir was originally developed for Ebola, but has … Continue reading “Ebola drug, Remdesivir shows positive signs in coronavirus treatment trial”

L’anti-grippal japonais Avigan semble efficace contre le covid-19

Source : Tool, Prosper Junior Bakiny De premières études montrent que le traitement antigrippal réduit significativement les maladies à coronavirus et améliore la fonction pulmonaire des patients. Dans le monde, il y a maintenant plus de 222 000 cas confirmés de COVID-19, et le nouveau coronavirus a causé plus de 9 000 décès, selon le … Continue reading “L’anti-grippal japonais Avigan semble efficace contre le covid-19”

Selon des chercheurs sud-coréens le Covid-19 peut se «réactiver» chez des patients considérés guéris

C’est une hypothèse qui n’a toujours pas été confirmée, mais qui inquiète les scientifiques. Selon Bloomberg, les chercheurs du Centre de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC) sud-coréen estiment que le Covid-19 peut se «réactiver» chez des patients pourtant considérés comme guéris. Le CDC indique que 51 patients sud-coréens qui avait été déclarés négatif au … Continue reading “Selon des chercheurs sud-coréens le Covid-19 peut se «réactiver» chez des patients considérés guéris”

It’s Over. America Has Jumped the Shark

The phrase “to jump the shark” at first referenced the point at which a television program started to lose its moorings, and its audience. Specifically, it referred to the episode of Happy Days (1974-84, ABC) when “the Fonz” (played by Henry Winkler) jumped over a shark tank on water skis. Ratings for the show did stay up … Continue reading “It’s Over. America Has Jumped the Shark”

L’industrie nord-américaine du gaz naturel est en difficulté

Par Justin Mikulka – Le 11 mars 2020 – Source DeSmog LNG SOKOTO, un méthanier. Crédit : Kees Torn, CC BY-SA 2.0L’année dernière, les perspectives financières du marché nord-américain du gaz naturel étaient sombres, les investisseurs nerveux commençant à se retirer et les producteurs annonçant d’importantes réductions de dépenses et des licenciements. Aujourd’hui, les défis … Continue reading “L’industrie nord-américaine du gaz naturel est en difficulté”

Trump’s Ridiculously Political Briefings on the Pandemic Are Unique in the Democratic World

To get a sense of just how much damage Donald Trump is doing each day, by making the daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic mostly about himself, and distracting attention from vital updates on the public health emergency delivered by scientists, it helps to look at how very differently this is handled in … Continue reading “Trump’s Ridiculously Political Briefings on the Pandemic Are Unique in the Democratic World”

Déconfinement, immunité collective : des éditorialistes prêts à « accepter les morts qui vont avec »

Avec 12.210 morts et 86.334 cas de coronavirus détecté, le bilan provisoire de l’épidémie est dramatique. Mais il se double également d’un risque de dépression économique, face auquel éditorialistes et économistes n’ont qu’un mot à la bouche : « le déconfinement » pour relancer l’économie, en jouant au passage avec la vie des travailleurs et … Continue reading “Déconfinement, immunité collective : des éditorialistes prêts à « accepter les morts qui vont avec »”

The Covid Rouge Drives Another 6.6 Million Into Joblessness in the US for a Total of 17 Million in 3 Weeks

3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week March 23 – March 29. Another 6.9 million (updated number) in the week March 30 – April 5. Another 6.6 million in the week April 6 – April 11 for a total of nearly 17 million in just three weeks. (And that’s just those who got … Continue reading “The Covid Rouge Drives Another 6.6 Million Into Joblessness in the US for a Total of 17 Million in 3 Weeks”

Freedom from Fear: John Pilger Discusses Coronavirus Propaganda, Imperialism, and Human Rights

John Pilger is the world-renowned journalist and filmmaker. The author of several books and maker of over 60 documentaries (the latest being The Coming War on China and The Dirty War on the NHS), Pilger has won dozens of prestigious awards and has been honoured by several universities. I asked him about the coronavirus in … Continue reading “Freedom from Fear: John Pilger Discusses Coronavirus Propaganda, Imperialism, and Human Rights”

Covid-19, darwinisme social et entraide populaire #2

Cet article recence quelques brèves et infos sur l’évolution de la situation d’urgence liée au Covid-19, entre darwinisme social et entraide populaire…Vous pouvez nous aider à mettre cet article à jour en partageant vos brèves, infos, témoignages, sur les effets de la crise actuelle dans le monde. Jeudi 9 avril Allemagne La Rhénanie-Nord-Westphalie, le plus … Continue reading “Covid-19, darwinisme social et entraide populaire #2”

Disaster Capitalism and COVID-19: Flattening the Curve in Italy

Once upon a time there was a monkey who was very fond of cherries. One day he saw a delicious-looking cherry, and came down from his tree to get it. But the fruit turned out to be in a clear glass bottle. After some experimentation, the monkey found that he could get hold of the … Continue reading “Disaster Capitalism and COVID-19: Flattening the Curve in Italy”

CQC and Total Announce Multi-year Collaboration to Develop Quantum Algorithms for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Apr 09, 2020 CAMBRIDGE, England, April 9, 2020 — Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with Total S.A. to develop quantum algorithms and quantum computing solutions for advanced carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The collaboration will use CQC’s expertise in quantum computing and quantum chemistry, … Continue reading “CQC and Total Announce Multi-year Collaboration to Develop Quantum Algorithms for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)”

American Exceptionalism in the Face of Covid-19

Food takes a special place in times of universal distress. Amid this Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity and hunger are growing exponentially. Here in the US, the richest society on Earth where the forces of wealth and greed are aligned against poverty, there has been a run on food pantries and food banks. ( “A perfect … Continue reading “American Exceptionalism in the Face of Covid-19”

Watch: Are We Vesting Too Much Power in Governments and Corporations in the Name of COVID-19? With Edward Snowden.

The second episode of our new video program, SYSTEM UPDATE, is now available on YouTube. It explores several of the under-discussed components of the coronavirus pandemic and our responses to it, including: Are we vesting too much power in the hands of governments and corporations? Are we allowing our fears to drive our deliberations and choices … Continue reading “Watch: Are We Vesting Too Much Power in Governments and Corporations in the Name of COVID-19? With Edward Snowden.”

La matière est-elle immortelle ?

jplenio/PixabayLes êtres vivants sont mortels. Même les étoiles meurent. Pourtant, on dit que nous sommes faits de poussière d’étoiles. Est-ce que la matière elle-même peut mourir ? La matière est composée d’atomes eux-mêmes formés d’un noyau contenant des protons et des neutrons avec des électrons tournant en orbite : c’est le domaine des particules élémentaires. Ces particules … Continue reading “La matière est-elle immortelle ?”

COVID-19 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CRC): Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

This week I spoke to Congolese native Jean-Claude Maswana, economics professor at Ritsumeikan University in Tokyo, about COVID-19 in DRC. ANN GARRISON: Jean-Claude, reporting on your homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is always daunting. It’s not … The post COVID-19 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CRC): Hoping for the Best, Preparing for … Continue reading “COVID-19 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CRC): Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst”

Corona, Capital and Class in Germany

As 70,000 people have died (6th April 2020) from the Coronavirus and the USA was initially expecting up to 82,000 deaths (and now is expecting up to 200,000 deaths), German economists have been asking, how bad is Corona going to be for businesses? while German’s are asking, how bad will it be for German workers. … Continue reading “Corona, Capital and Class in Germany”

Utilisation rationnelle des masques faciaux dans la pandémie COVID-19

Source : The Lancet, 20-03-2020 Depuis l’apparition du coronavirus 2 du syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS-CoV-2), le virus qui a causé la maladie du coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), l’utilisation de masques faciaux est devenue omniprésente en Chine et dans d’autres pays asiatiques tels que la Corée du Sud et le Japon. Certaines provinces et municipalités chinoises … Continue reading “Utilisation rationnelle des masques faciaux dans la pandémie COVID-19”

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Opened the Curtains on the World’s Next Economic Model

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair When the wealthiest country in the world is unable to produce basic medical gear to cope with a rampaging pandemic, it is dealing with a strategic vulnerability by depending on multinational supply chains to produce manufactured goods. Absent sufficient redundancies and physical reserves of resources, “just-in-time” lean supply systems can’t … Continue reading “The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Opened the Curtains on the World’s Next Economic Model”

Après le choc : relocalisations dans l’industrie, délocalisations dans les services

La crise économique et sanitaire actuelle nous invite à repenser les processus de production mondialisés. UnsplashAssistera-t-on à une « démondialisation complète » sur des bases nationales, comme on l’entend parfois depuis l’avènement du Covid-19 ? Aucune certitude. Si les relocalisations sont amenées à s’accélérer dans l’industrie, un boom des délocalisations pourrait bien advenir dans les activités de services … Continue reading “Après le choc : relocalisations dans l’industrie, délocalisations dans les services”

Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  HCM CITY — More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change. The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has faced severe drought and saline intrusion in recent years and local authorities have encouraged farmers to … Continue reading “Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change”

FPT Joins Keidanren, Japan’s Largest Business Association

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  HANOI, Vietnam — FPT has recently become a member of Keidanren, also known as Japan Business Association, in an attempt to strengthen ties with the Japanese Government and the local business community. Established in 1946, Keidanren has been the powerful voice of businesses in Japan with more than 1,400 members, ranging … Continue reading “FPT Joins Keidanren, Japan’s Largest Business Association”

CyberLink FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Earns 99.7% Accuracy Rate, High Ranking on Industry-Leading NIST Leaderboard

Apr 06, 2020 TAIPEI, Taiwan — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer in AI and facial recognition technologies, announced its FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine has achieved prominent ranking on the NIST FRVT 1:1 (Facial Recognition Vender Test), known as the foremost authority on facial recognition precision within the industry and around the world. With FaceMe®’s … Continue reading “CyberLink FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Earns 99.7% Accuracy Rate, High Ranking on Industry-Leading NIST Leaderboard”

Cuba’s Promising Approach to Cancer

Photograph of Fidel Castro visiting Chelala’s team in Havana. In 1991, I headed a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) mission of Latin American physicians to evaluate a national Cuban project involving the use of interferon to treat inoperable lung cancer. At the time, there was a rumor that Fidel Castro had lung cancer and had … Continue reading “Cuba’s Promising Approach to Cancer”

Was the Fed Just Nationalized?

Mainstream politicians have long insisted that Medicare for All, a universal basic income, student debt relief and a slew of other much-needed public programs are off the table because the federal government cannot afford them. But that was before Wall Street and the stock market were driven onto life-support by a virus. Congress has now … Continue reading “Was the Fed Just Nationalized?”

Combattre la saturation de nos économies, enjeu de l’après Covid-19

Il va falloir s’attaquer sérieusement à l’économie de l’encombrement. La comprendre et la réduire. Viennent bien sûr à l’esprit les mesures à prendre pour limiter à l’avenir la saturation hospitalière en cas d’épidémies nouvelles. Mais les services encombrés s’étendent bien au-delà. L’encombrement est partout ou presque. Le confinement a effacé des embouteillages en tout genre, … Continue reading “Combattre la saturation de nos économies, enjeu de l’après Covid-19”

The Democratic Party Must Harness the Legitimate Rage of Americans. Otherwise, the Right Will Use It With Horrifying Results.

Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept, Getty ImagesThe political possibilities of this moment are different than anything we have ever experienced. We possess a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the United States a more humane country. But if we fail to seize it, we will face mortal danger from the right. That’s not hyperbole. The … Continue reading “The Democratic Party Must Harness the Legitimate Rage of Americans. Otherwise, the Right Will Use It With Horrifying Results.”

Coronavirus, AIFA [Agence italienne du médicament, NdT] : peu de preuves de l’efficacité de l’antiviral japonais

Source : Rai News, 22-03-2020 L’Agence italienne du médicament : les premiers retours sur les essais en cours seront disponibles d’ici un mois. 20 médicaments et 35 vaccins attendent l’évaluation de l’Agence européenne des médicaments « À ce jour, il n’existe aucune étude clinique publiée concernant l’efficacité et la sécurité du médicament » favipiravir (nom … Continue reading “Coronavirus, AIFA [Agence italienne du médicament, NdT] : peu de preuves de l’efficacité de l’antiviral japonais”

Looking to 2020: The rise of robots with a face and a name

Apr 03, 2020 Picture:  Humans have long sought to create robots that look like us. In 1495, Leonardo Da Vinci created a mechanical knight and more recently Hollywood movies have imagined robots that can speak, walk, and act as if they were humans. Recent technological advances are turning our imagination into reality, with robots now … Continue reading “Looking to 2020: The rise of robots with a face and a name”

As Japan’s COVID-19 cases jump 4-fold, Abe government launches response

“One mask per household”. The image, widely shared on social media, is a parody of popular television show ‘Sazae-san’, where multiple generations of one family live under one roof. After Japan appeared to successfully contain COVID-19 in February and early March, there have been growing concerns the country is headed for a new explosion of … Continue reading

As Japan’s COVID-19 cases jump 4-fold, Abe government launches response

Apprendre du virus

Si Michel Foucault avait survécu au fléau du sida et avait résisté jusqu’à l’invention de la trithérapie, il aurait aujourd’hui 93 ans : aurait-il accepté de bon gré d’être enfermé dans son appartement de la rue Vaugirard ? Le premier philosophe de l’histoire à mourir des complications générées par le virus de l’immunodéficience acquise nous a laissé … Continue reading “Apprendre du virus”