Cartographie de nos bleus – présentation de livre

Présentation d’un livre traitant des violences domestiques à la bibliothèque anarcha-féministe. Aude Vincent, les éditions du ruisseau intrépide et la bibliothèque anarcha-féministe présentent l’ouvrage La cartographie de nos bleus le dimanche 24 novembre à 15h au local du Chat noir, 33 rue Puget. Ce livre traite du lourd sujet des violences conjugales, et mèle les … Continue reading “Cartographie de nos bleus – présentation de livre”

A New Disease Big Meat Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Have you ever heard of African swine fever (ASF) caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV)? A fourth of the world’s pigs have died from it just this year –– half of all of China’s pigs –– but like previous food animal pandemics, Big Meat has managed to keep it out of the news. … Continue reading “A New Disease Big Meat Doesn’t Want You to Know About”

Global protests: Russia and China risk ending up on the wrong side of history

By James M. Dorsey Widespread perceptions see Russia together with China as the rising powers in the Middle East as a result of America’s flip flops in Syria and US president Donald J. Trump’s transactional approach towards foreign policy as well as Russian and Chinese support for regimes irrespective of how non-performing and/or repressive they … Continue reading “Global protests: Russia and China risk ending up on the wrong side of history”

Devons-nous entrer en compétition avec la Chine ? Est ce même possible ?

Un récent état des lieux du développement de la Chine Par Roberts Godfree – Le 14 octobre 2019 – Source Unz Review L’ampleur du changement de l’équilibre mondial provoqué par la Chine est telle que le monde doit trouver un nouvel équilibre. Il n’est pas possible de prétendre qu’il ne s’agit que d’un autre acteur … Continue reading “Devons-nous entrer en compétition avec la Chine ? Est ce même possible ?”

Should the US Compete With China? Can It?

The size of China’s displacement of the world balance is such that the world must find a new balance. It is not possible to pretend that this is just another big player. This is the biggest player in the history of the world. Lee Kwan Yew. In 2003 I published a book charting America’s decline … Continue reading “Should the US Compete With China? Can It?”

Kurdish Massacres: One of Britain’s Many Original Sins

Photograph Source: Jastrow – Public Domain For those who believe in the fairy tale of original sin, Adam and Eve, so goes the narrative, partook of the forbidden fruit, fell from grace, and were forever banished from the garden. The same narrative informs us that the second major sin, an infinitely more hideous one, was … Continue reading “Kurdish Massacres: One of Britain’s Many Original Sins”

Sure Trump is ‘Betraying the Kurds!’ But What’s New about That?

Photograph Source: Voice of America Kurdish – Public Domain Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attacking President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, where they’ve been engaging in an illegal and bloody war against the Syrian government and its military for at least five years, not counting the three prior years when the … Continue reading “Sure Trump is ‘Betraying the Kurds!’ But What’s New about That?”

Thailand’s PM Group Acquires Strategic Licensing Deal for the ConFlow Power Technology in Southeast Asia

Oct 07, 2019 The International License Offering Exchange (ILOCX) brings together the first important collaboration for ConFlow Power in Asia with the PM Group, one of Thailand’s largest privately-owned conglomerates. LONDON, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PM Group Company Limited and ConFlow Power have agreed terms for an exclusive licensing deal encompassing the whole of … Continue reading “Thailand’s PM Group Acquires Strategic Licensing Deal for the ConFlow Power Technology in Southeast Asia”

Laos Gets Its Own Ride-Hailing Service

Oct 04, 2019 Picture:  Cambodia-based tech startup Meal Temple Group in partnership with Vientiane-founded KiwiPay has launched a new ride-hailing service in Laos. The companies jointly launched the portal DriveUp.app on the Internet and for Android and iOS devices, which connects to taxis, tuk-tuks, and samlors (three-wheeled bikes) for the first time in the country, … Continue reading “Laos Gets Its Own Ride-Hailing Service”

ABS-CBN Drama Series Is Lone Philippine Nominee in 1st Asia Contents Awards

Oct 03, 2019 Picture:  MANILA –( ASIA TODAY )– ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, has added another milestone this 2019 as its phenomenal show “Wildflower” emerged as the only Philippine drama series that has been nominated as Best Asian Drama in the 1st Asia Contents Awards, which will be held in Busan, … Continue reading “ABS-CBN Drama Series Is Lone Philippine Nominee in 1st Asia Contents Awards”

It’s Past Time to Move the UN to Switzerland

Scanned Document Editor’s note: An even better idea: just abolish the damn thing. The idea a war that five great powers vote for is therefore legitimate and legal is perverse. With a dangerous right-wing and quasi-fascist administration in power in Washington, one that rejects internationalism and consensus-building, it is past time for the United Nations … Continue reading “It’s Past Time to Move the UN to Switzerland”

Beyond Impeachment: Remove This Regime from Below

Photograph Source: White House – Public Domain The impeachment of Donald J. Trump is coming. What to make of it? It’s hard not to enjoy watching the Malignant One (Trump) squirm and lash out like a wounded animal. There is no public humiliation too great for this sorry excuse for a human being, this racist, … Continue reading “Beyond Impeachment: Remove This Regime from Below”

Monsanto, Bayer and Two Wars

Incendiary exposés of Monsanto products – scientifically proven in court to cause cancers in workers and homeowners who have used them – have caused stocks to plunge, and new owner, German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, to no longer want to use the brand name.  Three multi-billion dollar lawsuits, with 18,000 pending, are quite a corporate burden for … Continue reading “Monsanto, Bayer and Two Wars”

Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America’s Endless ‘War on Terror’

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it’s time we gave a thought to the … Continue reading “Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America’s Endless ‘War on Terror’”

A Memoir From Hell: Samantha Power Will Do Anything for Human Rights Unless It Hurts Her Career

“The Education of an Idealist” — a new memoir by Samantha Power, America’s ambassador to the U.N. from 2013 to 2017 — could have been among the greatest books ever written about politics. Power took an idiosyncratic path into the U.S. foreign policy nomenklatura after winning a Pulitzer Prize for her 2002 book, “‘A Problem From Hell’: … Continue reading “A Memoir From Hell: Samantha Power Will Do Anything for Human Rights Unless It Hurts Her Career”

How the Assassination of JFK May Have Saved the Israeli Nuclear Program

The standoff with Kennedy in 1963 nearly stopped the Israeli nuclear program Throughout the spring and summer of 1963, the leaders of the United States and Israel – President John F. Kennedy and Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol – were engaged in a high-stakes battle of wills over Israel’s nuclear program. The tensions … Continue reading “How the Assassination of JFK May Have Saved the Israeli Nuclear Program”

Thailand announces new promotion package to attract investment

Sep 09, 2019 Picture:  BANGKOK, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Thailand’s economic ministers meeting on Sept. 6, 2019 endorsed a package of measures, called ‘Thailand Plus’ which aimed at attracting more foreign investment, especially to expedite investments from companies seeking to relocate as a result of the ongoing trade war, Kobsak Pootrakool, Deputy Secretary-General to … Continue reading “Thailand announces new promotion package to attract investment”

African swine flu border inspections tightened in Taiwan

Taiwan’s African swine flu border inspections have been expanded to include X-rays of hand luggage for visitors from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture. Those found violating animal product import regulations flying from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia will be fined NT$30,000 (US$960), while the penalty is NT$10,000 for Singapore. … Continue reading “African swine flu border inspections tightened in Taiwan”

Losing My Religion

“I should have known better” begins an old Beatles tune, and I really should have known better than to involve myself in the losing battle with organized religion. But I didn’t and now I’m out a few bucks and I think that I’ve been chastened enough to have learned a lesson. The learning experience came … Continue reading “Losing My Religion”

Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil’s Bargain

2019 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of International Education (IIE), a well-known US-based private nonprofit that focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs, and international peace and security. IIE refers to itself as “a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas.” While IIE has numerous … Continue reading “Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil’s Bargain”

Thailand Is World’s Largest Durian Exporter

Aug 30, 2019 Picture:  Thailand was the world’s largest durian exporter in the first half of this year thanks to free trade agreements with many countries, according to the Department of Trade Negotiations, with Malaysia now trailing now on second place. Oramon Sapthaweetham, director-general of the department, said on August 23 that Thai durian exports … Continue reading “Thailand Is World’s Largest Durian Exporter”

The Rise of the ‘Rise of the Global Right’

Photograph Source: Palácio do Planalto – CC BY 2.0 In the U.S., Donald Trump remains among the least popular presidents in modern history. Given the buoyant state of the U.S. economy, at least relative to the widespread misery of the prior decade, this unpopularity reinforces the political disillusion reflected in the 2016 election results. Only … Continue reading “The Rise of the ‘Rise of the Global Right’”

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Join Forces To Develop Regional Tourism

Aug 28, 2019 Picture:  Tourism officials from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are discussing a draft plan on tourism development in the triangle area covering 13 provinces of the three countries. The talks are taking place in southern Laos’ Champasak province, some 484 kilometers south of Laos’ capital Vientiane, during a working meeting of tourism officials … Continue reading “Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia Join Forces To Develop Regional Tourism”

U.S. Military Named Secretive Base in Syria After “Game of Thrones” Bastion

“Brothers! A hundred generations have defended this castle! It’s never fallen before; she will not fall tonight!” cried Alliser Thorne in a rousing speech. “And when the sun rises, I promise you, Castle Black will stand!” For the three of you who don’t get the “Castle Black” reference, Thorne was a character in the HBO series … Continue reading “U.S. Military Named Secretive Base in Syria After “Game of Thrones” Bastion”

Four HKTDC August fairs and ICMCM draw to a close

Aug 19, 2019 Picture:  19 August 2019 – The 30th HKTDC Food Expo, the 11th HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, the sixth HKTDC Home Delights Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) have all concluded successfully. The four fairs, … Continue reading “Four HKTDC August fairs and ICMCM draw to a close”

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”

Food Expo opens featuring new Coffee Avenue zone

Aug 15, 2019 Picture:  Four other fairs and Chinese medicine conference run concurrently 15 August 2019 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine … Continue reading “Food Expo opens featuring new Coffee Avenue zone”

California food exporters put Hong Kong at the forefront of Asian trade expansion plans

Aug 15, 2019 Picture:  Hong Kong –( ASIA TODAY )– The State of California, the largest producer of food (by value) in the United States, is stepping-up business activities in Hong Kong in the face of increased tariffs from China, helping cement the city’s role as Asia’s largest food and beverage trading entrepôt. This, according … Continue reading “California food exporters put Hong Kong at the forefront of Asian trade expansion plans”

U.S. Foreign Policy: This Is Us

by Mitchell Plitnick Last weekend a pair of horrifying massacres in the U.S. cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio sent shock waves through the country. The outrage was so powerful that even President Donald Trump had to overcome his own indifference to the act and say something that, from another source, might have … Continue reading “U.S. Foreign Policy: This Is Us”

Food & Hotel Indonesia 2019 Wraps Up, Enticing Industry Enthusiasts to the Event

Aug 07, 2019 Picture:  JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Food & Hotel Indonesia (FHI) 2019 the largest food and hotel exhibition organised by Pamerindo Indonesia, just wrapped up its 15th edition on July 27, 2019. It hosted more than 31,000 trade attendees, providing unprecedented access to over 1,000 world’s top culinary and hospitality … Continue reading “Food & Hotel Indonesia 2019 Wraps Up, Enticing Industry Enthusiasts to the Event”

APO smart manufacturing center of excellence launched in Taichung

Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organization launched its Center of Excellence on Smart Manufacturing Aug. 6 in Taichung, reflecting global recognition of the central Taiwan city’s high-tech prowess.   Proposed by Taiwan and approved during the APO’s Governing Body Meeting April 10-12 in Manila, the facility is the second of its kind in the country following the … Continue reading “APO smart manufacturing center of excellence launched in Taichung”

Food Expo opens in mid-August

Aug 03, 2019 Picture:  Coffee Avenue debuts at Gourmet Zone; Tea Fair, Beauty & Wellness Expo, Home Delights Expo and ICMCM held concurrently 1 August 2019 – Five lifestyle events organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will swing into action on Thursday, 15 August. The Food Expo, the Hong Kong International Tea … Continue reading “Food Expo opens in mid-August”

Russian Helicopters transfers a batch of repaired Mi-17 helicopters to Laos

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) fulfilled the first service contract in the interests of the Lao Ministry of Defense, having transferred a batch of four helicopters Mi-17 at the official ceremony. The helicopters were repaired by a mobile group of specialists which is part of the Holding 356 Aircraft Repair Plant JSC. The … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters transfers a batch of repaired Mi-17 helicopters to Laos”

Russian Helicopters and Lao Ministry of Defense negotiate after-sales servicing plans

During their business trip to Laos, the delegation from Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) conducted negotiations with the executives of the Lao Ministry of Defense regarding further cooperation in after-sales support of the previously supplied helicopters. During the negotiations, the Lao party expressed their interest in the timely restoration of the airworthiness of three … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters and Lao Ministry of Defense negotiate after-sales servicing plans”

First Mekong Bridge Of China-Laos High Speed Rail Completed

Jul 29, 2019 Picture:  The main section of the first huge Mekong river bridge for the China-Laos high speed railway connection has been completed on July 28, seven months ahead of schedule despite challenging conditions, Xinhua reported. The completion of the Luang Prabang Mekong River Super Major Bridge – so its official name –, one … Continue reading “First Mekong Bridge Of China-Laos High Speed Rail Completed”

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”

C’est la France qui a abandonné la langue française.

C’est la France qui abandonné la langue française. Dans un communiqué de presse d’aujourd’hui, le président d’un anonyme Centre d’étude et de réflexion sur le monde francophone CERMF « condamne les propos anti-francophones de certains responsables politiques algériens, et notamment ceux récemment tenus à la suite du lancement surprise d’un pseudo-sondage, ne respectant pas les … Continue reading “C’est la France qui a abandonné la langue française.”

Groupe GM Announces Major Expansion to Australia & New Zealand

Jul 18, 2019 Paris, July 18th 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Groupe GM, leading international player in the guest amenity industry, has announced today its expansion with its new Exclusive Partner, Paris Groupe Ltd in Australia and New Zealand. Since its inception in 1972, Groupe GM has continuously expanded internationally. This growth is part of … Continue reading “Groupe GM Announces Major Expansion to Australia & New Zealand”

TCEB Joins Forces with Big Names to Hold ‘TIME 2019’

Jul 12, 2019 Picture:  11 June 2019 Bangkok – TCEB, together with TICA and SITE Thailand Chapter, joined hands with leading business partners representing Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and BMW (Thailand) to hold the mega event ‘TIME 2019’. Expecting to serve as a national arena event that boosts the growth of meetings and incentives businesses … Continue reading “TCEB Joins Forces with Big Names to Hold ‘TIME 2019’”

The Riptide of American Militarism

Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the … Continue reading “The Riptide of American Militarism”

The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain’t Marching Much Anymore, But We Did

Photograph Source: Frank Wolfe – Public Domain We won’t be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. … Continue reading “The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain’t Marching Much Anymore, But We Did”

Patrimoine mondial : Les sites de métallurgie du Burkina faso classés

Réuni pour sa 43e session à Bakou, en Azerbaïdjan, le Comité du patrimoine mondial de l’organisation culturelle onusienne étudie 35 candidatures à l’inscription sur la prestigieuse liste et annonce les lauréats jusqu’au 8 juillet, en direct et en vidéo, sur le site de l’Unesco. Le point sur les derniers sites choisis. En Irak, la merveille … Continue reading “Patrimoine mondial : Les sites de métallurgie du Burkina faso classés”

Next Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu Brand

Jul 04, 2019 Picture:  Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City Opens and Welcomes Members Ho Chi Minh City, 2 July 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– International hospitality company Next Story Group marks the opening of Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City in the heart of one of Asia’s top emerging markets. Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City is … Continue reading “Next Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu Brand”