La Corogne / Toulouse / Mexique : Pastora vit dans nos cœurs

Texte/Audio pour rendre hommage, un mois après son décès, à notre chère compagnonne “Pastora” Dominga González Vieites, mère de l’ex-prisonnier anarchiste Xosé Tarrío. “Tu es là, tu seras toujours là, tu nous laisses rempli·e·s de bien des choses, de beaucoup de rage et d’amour pour continuer… et bien sûr que la lutte ne meurt pas”. … Continue reading “La Corogne / Toulouse / Mexique : Pastora vit dans nos cœurs”

La marche sur Milan

Milan, la Place du Dôme, coeur pulsant de la ville alexandr hovhannisyan / unsplash, CC BY-SAPourquoi Matteo Salvini a-t-il choisi Milan pour y organiser samedi 18 mai sa grande kermesse « souverainiste » ? La question est loin d’être anodine. L’initiative du leader de la Ligue et ministre de l’Intérieur italien était impressionnante : un vaste rassemblement auquel étaient présents … Continue reading “La marche sur Milan”

If Huawei Ban Was Supposed to Stop Spying It’s Seriously Miguided

Trump’s approach toward Huawei is the wrong one no matter what Trump’s goal happens to be. Wall Street Journal writer Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. hits the nail squarely on the head with How the U.S. Went Wrong on Huawei. Nobody’s equipment in your telecom network can be trusted as long as governments like China’s, Russia’s, Iran’s … Continue reading “If Huawei Ban Was Supposed to Stop Spying It’s Seriously Miguided”

Boondoggle, Inc.

by William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak … Continue reading “Boondoggle, Inc.”

Ephéméride des luttes : 25 mai

Dans l’éphéméride des luttes du 25 mai, on se rend compte que les grandes saga du cinéma sont aussi parues sur les écrans à un moment où on ne se battait pas à coups de pistolet laser, mais bien avec la poudre. 1871 : A Paris, fin de la Semaine Sanglante, épisode qui marque la … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 25 mai”

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Embassy lies

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Embassy liesUpdateFollowing protests, the Mexico City Metro removed 12 photographs from the exhibition “A look at Israel” sponsored by Israel’s embassy in Mexico. Cultural BoycottLocal governmentsMay 24, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Government lies

Mexico City Metro partially cancels Israeli events and photo exhibit due to Israeli Government liesUpdateFollowing protests, the Mexico City Metro removed 12 photographs from the exhibition “A look at Israel” sponsored by Israel’s embassy in Mexico. Cultural BoycottLocal governmentsMay 24, 2019 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Liberals Fall Into Line: a Recurring Phenomenon

Photograph of Ramón Mercader “Well, if it is Ramon Mercader, you’ll have quite a story. . . .” I have found a snapshot of a man bearing a striking resemblance to the assassin of Leon Trotsky–in a suitcase stuffed with leaflets, posters, old letters, and photographs from my father’s 1940 sabbatical in Mexico. The man … Continue reading “Liberals Fall Into Line: a Recurring Phenomenon”

2019 China Tariffs to Cost Every US Household $800 — The Federal Reserve

The gang at the trailer park said they welcome having somewhat less money as they have more than they know what to do with it NY Fed just published some interesting numbers on President Trump’s Trade War with China. Available here: link, the Fed note states that per recent study:  “The 2018 tariffs imposed an … Continue reading “2019 China Tariffs to Cost Every US Household $800 — The Federal Reserve”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 mai

Aujourd’hui, dans l’éphéméride des luttes du 23 mai, on a pas le temps de discuter avec la police : on se bat contre elle, qui protège les dictatures et les grands industriels, comme elle l’a toujours fait. Aujourd’hui, c’est effectivement dans la rue que ça se passe, et c’est pas triste. 1838 : En Amérique, … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 mai”

La stratégie chinoise pour l’Amérique Centrale commence à craquer de toutes parts

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 6 mai 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Deux pays d’Amérique centrale ont connu récemment des changements de régime par les urnes ; cela pose de gros défis à la stratégie déployée par la Chine dans cette région : les prochains dirigeants du Salvador et du Panama se sont chacun engagé à durcir la … Continue reading “La stratégie chinoise pour l’Amérique Centrale commence à craquer de toutes parts”

«Gênant», «Télévision à l’agonie» : la BBC lance un talk show présenté par… Vladimir Poutine

La BBC, sobrement présentée comme «chaîne de service public britannique» par YouTube (contrairement à RT), a annoncé la diffusion d’une nouvelle émission-débat parodique animée par… Vladimir Poutine. L’annonce en a été faite ce 21 mai dans un message Twitter, dans lequel un personnage animé représentant le président russe présente un teaser de la future émission et … Continue reading “«Gênant», «Télévision à l’agonie» : la BBC lance un talk show présenté par… Vladimir Poutine”

Quatar 2022 : La Fifa maintient les 32 équipes

La Coupe du monde de football 2022, qui doit se tenir au Qatar, se jouera finalement à 32 équipes et non à 48, comme l’avait envisagé la Fifa. La fédération internationale de football, qui avait pensé appliquer un tel format en faisant disputer des rencontres dans au moins un pays voisin, a annoncé, mercredi 22 … Continue reading “Quatar 2022 : La Fifa maintient les 32 équipes”

hommage du collectif des Trois Passants suite à la disparition de Pastora, figure de la lutte contre la prison en espagne

LA COROGNE / TOULOUSE/ MEXIQUE : PASTORA VIT DANS NOS CŒURS AVRIL 2019 – PLAGE DO RIÁS, COROGNE. Notre chère compagnonne “Pastora” Dominga González Vieites, mère de l’ex-prisonnier anarchiste Xosé Tarrío, est décédée d’un infarctus le 25 avril 2019. Nous étions un peu plus d’une centaine hier, samedi, à nous retrouver sur la Plage do … Continue reading “hommage du collectif des Trois Passants suite à la disparition de Pastora, figure de la lutte contre la prison en espagne”

US Defense Industry Is Spending Millions on Lobbying so It Can Keep Helping Saudis Bomb Yemeni Civilians

A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the birth of a new family. From the tents constructed for the event, music flooded into the village and, as at any good … Continue reading “US Defense Industry Is Spending Millions on Lobbying so It Can Keep Helping Saudis Bomb Yemeni Civilians”

Ephéméride des luttes : 22 mai

Dans l’éphéméride des luttes du 22 mai, on se bat, on s’évade, on incendie, on occupe et on fait sauter. Que s’est-il donc passé les 22 mai passés pour que celui du présent soit à la hauteur ? 1848 : En Martinique, révolte des esclaves, qui obtiennent la fin de l’esclavage. 1901 : Mort en … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 22 mai”

Venezuela, Iran : Trump et l’État profond

Les événements qui se sont déroulés au Venezuela et la montée de la tension entre Washington et Téhéran sont présentés de manière fallacieuse par la presse US. On ne peut rien y comprendre au vu des déclarations contradictoires de chaque camp. Il importe d’approfondir l’analyse après avoir vérifié les faits et en intégrant l’opposition entre … Continue reading “Venezuela, Iran : Trump et l’État profond”

Seule Africaine dans le jury : Maïmouna Ndiaye vit un «quotidien tout à fait normal»

La Burkinabè Maïmouna Ndiaye, seule Africaine dans le jury officiel du 72e Festival de Cannes (14 au 25 mai), vit un «quotidien tout à fait normal», espérant que cette expérience lui ouvrira «la voie à pleins d’autres choses». «Nous avons un quotidien tout à fait normal. En dehors des films que nous devons voir, deux … Continue reading “Seule Africaine dans le jury : Maïmouna Ndiaye vit un «quotidien tout à fait normal»”

Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has come to the rescue with a full-throated … Continue reading “Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire”

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”

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

Dulce Rivera lived for the one hour a day she was allowed outside, to pace alone on a patch of concrete encased in metal fencing. They called it “the yard,” but it was really a metal cage. Still, it was far better than the misery she endured the other 23 hours a day, locked alone in a … Continue reading “Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention”

Ephéméride des luttes : 20 mai

Aujourd’hui 20 mai, de grandes grèves secouent l’éphéméride des luttes, agitées de quelques coups de feu. Et on se souvient de nos mort-e-s. 1902 : Cuba devient indépendante de l’emprise de l’Espagne et des Etats-Unis. 1911 : Au Mexique, les révolutionnaires Magonistes, de tendance collectiviste libertaire et qui se sont emparés de plusieurs villes et … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 20 mai”

End of an era for ETA?: May Basque Peace Continue

May 16thwe had news of the arrest of Josu Ternera, a.k.a. Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, the former leader of Basque terrorist group, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna(ETA, Basque Homeland and Freedom) near Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in the French Alps. The operation was conducted by the Spanish Guardia Civil and the French General Directorate of Interior Security. As Ternera represents some of the ETA … Continue reading “End of an era for ETA?: May Basque Peace Continue”

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”

Mediterranean migrant arrivals in Europe decrease by 30%, 508 death so far in 2019

London, May 20, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 18,364 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through this year alone, approximately a 30 per cent decrease from the 26,016 arriving during the same period last year. Arrivals to both Spain and Greece account for almost 87 per cent of all arrivals, with … Continue reading “Mediterranean migrant arrivals in Europe decrease by 30%, 508 death so far in 2019”

Dictature technologique: L’appli WhatsApp de Facebook espionne les usagers…

Nous l’avons dit il y a longtemps et le répèterons sans cesse: vivons heureux, vivons cachés et débranchés !… La technologie moderne qui culmine avec la 5G se mettant en place n’est qu’un outil de contrôle et de destruction de nos vies, au sens social comme au sens physique du terme, la 5G est un … Continue reading “Dictature technologique: L’appli WhatsApp de Facebook espionne les usagers…”

A Vigilante Militia Defends an Imaginary Border

“Is that what we think it is?” gasped a woman on the Patriot Caravan. The MAGA- and Trump-hatted group of about 25 people were on a walking tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in the desert near El Paso, Texas. It was led by a large, garrulous man named Jim Benvie, a member of the Guardian … Continue reading “A Vigilante Militia Defends an Imaginary Border”

Border Official Admits Targeting Journalists and Human Rights Advocates With Smuggling Investigations

When first confronted with evidence that it was collaborating with Mexican law enforcement in a sweeping intelligence-gathering operation targeting journalists, activists and attorneys along the U.S.-Mexico divide, Customs and Border Protection was silent. When still more evidence emerged, in the form of documents leaked by a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower, the agency dismissed the … Continue reading “Border Official Admits Targeting Journalists and Human Rights Advocates With Smuggling Investigations”

How to Lobby Washington to Death

by Mashal Hashem and James Allen A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the birth of a new family. From the tents constructed for the event, music flooded into … Continue reading “How to Lobby Washington to Death”

Woman Quits Cushy US Job to Go Organic, Transforms Farm into 10-Acre Food Forest!

About a three hour drive north east of Mumbai lies a 10 acre land that belongs to Gaytri Bhatia’s family. The plot has been christened Vrindavan Farm, after the ancient forest in Hindu mythology where Krishna spent his childhood days. It isn’t just the organic food that Bhatia grows, which makes the journey of the … Continue reading “Woman Quits Cushy US Job to Go Organic, Transforms Farm into 10-Acre Food Forest!”

Roaming Charges: Slouching Towards Tehran

The Battle of Borodino by Peter Von Hess, 1843. + It’s easy to plot wars when you’re at no personal risk after your plans go to shit. At the Battle of La Moscova (or Borodino, if you’re Russian) in 1812, 70 generals were killed in a single day. In all US military campaigns since the … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Slouching Towards Tehran”

The Washington Post’s “Cartel of the Suns” Theory is the Latest Desperate Excuse for Why the Coup Attempt in Venezuela has Failed

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair With the attempted coup in Venezuela now nearing its four-month mark, commentators in the corporate-owned Western press are scratching their heads as to why Washington’s plan for its proxy, Juan Guaido, to topple the government of Nicolas Maduro has so far failed to materialize. Of course, all of the real … Continue reading “The Washington Post’s “Cartel of the Suns” Theory is the Latest Desperate Excuse for Why the Coup Attempt in Venezuela has Failed”

Trotsky, Bukharin and the Eco-Modernists

Faith merely promises to move mountains; but technology, which takes nothing “on faith,” is actually able to cut down mountains and move them. Up to now this was done for industrial purposes (mines) or for railways (tunnels); in the future this will be done on an immeasurably larger scale, according to a general industrial and … Continue reading “Trotsky, Bukharin and the Eco-Modernists”

Trump: Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food and Keeping Consumers in the Dark

Conservatives favor consumer choice. Consumer information is vital to make that choice meaningful. Corporatists, masquerading as conservatives, do not care about informed consumer choice. Donald Trump is a corporatist, as are the vast majority of Republicans in his Cabinet and in Congress. Corporatists do not even want you to know where products are made. Today, … Continue reading “Trump: Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food and Keeping Consumers in the Dark”

Modern Merchants of Death: the NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights

Arms manufacturers of old, and many of the current stable, did not care much where their products went.  The profit incentive often came before the patriotic one, and led to such dark suspicions as those voiced by the Nye Committee in the 1930s.  Known formally as the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry, … Continue reading “Modern Merchants of Death: the NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights”

Mexique : le volcan Popocatepetl entre en éruption dégageant une colonne de fumée d’1,6 km de hauteur

Le volcan Popocatepetl est en pleine éruption au Mexique, à 70 km de la capitale, le 16 mai, indique la presse locale. La colonne de fumée s’est propagée vers le sud-est du Mexique. Une vingtaine de municipalités constatent la retombée des cendres. L’éruption du volcan a commencé à 8h17 (heure locale), la première colonne de … Continue reading “Mexique : le volcan Popocatepetl entre en éruption dégageant une colonne de fumée d’1,6 km de hauteur”

BREAKING: Situation Worsens In Venezuela, Bolivia, U.S., Japan, Mexico, Iraq, Spain

WASHINGTON—Confirming recent reports of conditions approaching crisis levels, sources across the globe revealed Thursday that the situation continues to worsen in Venezuela, Bolivia, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Iraq, and Spain, in addition to South Sudan, India, Gabon, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. “What…Read more…

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”

Limiter le nombre d’élèves par classe : une clé de la réussite scolaire ?

En quatrième année de primaire (CM1), la taille moyenne des classes oscille en 2016 de 19 élèves en Autriche à 27 élèves en Angleterre, d’après l’enquête internationale IEA PIRLS. ShutterstockFaut-il réduire le nombre d’élèves par classe ? La question revient régulièrement sous les feux de l’actualité. Les syndicats enseignants le demandent. Depuis 2017, le ministère de … Continue reading “Limiter le nombre d’élèves par classe : une clé de la réussite scolaire ?”

A Criminal Affair: United States Imposes War on the Venezuelan People

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair To replace Venezuela’s government with one to its liking, the United States uses special war-making tools. The plan is to make Venezuelans suffer enough so that, desperate, they will accept whatever government is presented. Troops and weapons aren’t required. That approached worked in Chile in 1973, but so far in … Continue reading “A Criminal Affair: United States Imposes War on the Venezuelan People”

The Threat of Political Climate Change

In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent exception of Spain, the left has been banished to the political margins. In Africa and Asia, socialism has devolved into nationalism, authoritarianism, … Continue reading “The Threat of Political Climate Change”

IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 Returns to Shanghai, China, 11-14 June

May 14, 2019 SHANGHAI, China (9 May 2019) –( ASIA TODAY )– IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, hosted a press conference today of IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo), as IAAPA executive, attractions industry leaders, and industry media gather to preview the Expo. Scheduled to take place 11-14 June 2019 … Continue reading “IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 Returns to Shanghai, China, 11-14 June”

Corona and Parley for the Oceans partner with Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina and artists

May 14, 2019 Picture:  Corona, Parley and World Surf League are donating 20,000 reusable bags to Make a Change World for distribution to communities, in partnership with local organizations who are leading the charge against plastic pollution: Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Diet Kantong Plastic, Divers Clean Action, Clean Action Network Indonesia and Greeneration Foundation. Corona … Continue reading “Corona and Parley for the Oceans partner with Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina and artists”

No More Deaths Trial Opens as More Bodies Discovered Along Arizona-Mexico Border

Dozens of people turned out in support for Scott Warren at the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, last week. But as friends and family filled the benches, there was a noteworthy absence: A team of Warren’s fellow humanitarian aid volunteers were out in the field. They were searching for a man reported missing on the Cabeza … Continue reading “No More Deaths Trial Opens as More Bodies Discovered Along Arizona-Mexico Border”

Voyage au bout de Traven

La pièce virevolte, pendant près de trois heures, jusqu’à se muer en quasi-épopée, drolatique et intense. Centrée sur la figure d’un écrivain mystérieux et fantasmé, elle prend acte de son impossible biographie pour mieux rebondir avec jubilation. Rencontre avec Frédéric Sonntag, auteur et metteur en scène de B. Traven. Pourquoi te lancer dans un tel … Continue reading “Voyage au bout de Traven”