Primaires démocrates dans Le Monde : misère du journalisme politique

Disons-le d’emblée : Le Monde n’a pas lésiné sur les moyens pour couvrir les primaires démocrates étatsuniennes, avec des mises à jour quotidiennes, et trois envoyés spéciaux ou correspondants sur place (Corine Lesnes, Gilles Paris et Arnaud Leparmentier). Pour autant, la couverture de ces élections par le quotidien témoigne de plusieurs travers bien connus du … Continue reading “Primaires démocrates dans Le Monde : misère du journalisme politique”

Boas’s Constructors: The Project to Remove the Stranglehold on ‘Culture’

“‎The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of a child at play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil I remember fondly now the early days of my anthropology studies as an undergrad, talking bones in class, smoking bones after. Studying cultures, living it.  Talking with my professor about Julian Jaynes’s crazy theory … Continue reading “Boas’s Constructors: The Project to Remove the Stranglehold on ‘Culture’”

Boris Johnson Went from Big-City Mayor to National Leader. Mike Bloomberg Could Not.

In October 2015, Boris Johnson, then the mayor of London, and Mike Bloomberg, his former New York City counterpart, sat onstage at a conference in London and sang each other’s praises. “I should say how much every current mayor — and there’s a lot of mayors here today — owes to you, for what you’ve done, … Continue reading “Boris Johnson Went from Big-City Mayor to National Leader. Mike Bloomberg Could Not.”

DNC Scrambles to Change Debate Threshold After Gabbard Qualifies

On a CNN panel on Monday, host John King spoke with Politico reporter Alex Thompson about the possibility of Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard qualifying on Super Tuesday for the party’s primary debate in Phoenix later this month. “I will note this, she’s from Hawaii,” King said of Gabbard. “She’s a congresswoman from Hawaii; American Samoa votes on Super Tuesday. … Continue reading “DNC Scrambles to Change Debate Threshold After Gabbard Qualifies”

Après le «Super Tuesday», quel candidat démocrate fera face à Donald Trump en 2020 ?

A l’issue du «Super Tuesday» – journée cruciale dans la course à l’investiture présidentielle qui s’est déroulée le 3 mars – l’ancien vice-président américain, Joe Biden, a pris l’avantage sur le sénateur du Vermont, Bernie Sanders, dans les primaires démocrates. Selon un décompte évolutif mis à jour par CNN ce 4 mars après le dépouillement de 80% des bureaux … Continue reading “Après le «Super Tuesday», quel candidat démocrate fera face à Donald Trump en 2020 ?”

Algérie – Article 63 et binationalité, Massinissa ou Jugurtha ?

En Algérie, la polémique sur la question de la binationalité et de l’accès aux postes supérieurs de l’administration et de l’État vient de rebondir avec l’annonce du projet de révision de l’article 63 de la Constitution qui porte sur ce sujet. L’argument principal pour la révision de l’article 63, est qu’il est anticonstitutionnel car il … Continue reading “Algérie – Article 63 et binationalité, Massinissa ou Jugurtha ?”

Who Exactly are Biden and Buttigieg’s Campaign Money Bundlers?

Beginning in the fall, the Revolving Door Project was one of a handful of voices drawing attention to Democratic primary candidates’ failure to release the names of their most important fundraisers. In op-eds, newsletters, and across other forums throughout the fall we repeatedly made the case that this consequential information could not stay hidden. Why … Continue reading “Who Exactly are Biden and Buttigieg’s Campaign Money Bundlers?”

La France ajoute cinq Etats et deux territoires d’outre-mer à sa liste noire des paradis fiscaux

Par un arrêté ministériel daté du 6 janvier, la France a mis à jour sa liste des Etats et territoires non coopératifs en matière fiscale. Celle-ci compte désormais 13 Etats ou territoires. Parmi les sept nouveaux entrants on compte le Sultanat d’Oman, les îles Fidji, les îles Samoa, Trinité-et-Tobago, le Vanuatu, et deux territoires non-incorporés … Continue reading “La France ajoute cinq Etats et deux territoires d’outre-mer à sa liste noire des paradis fiscaux”

Ephéméride des luttes : 28 décembre

L’éphéméride des luttes du 28 décembre crée des situations partout et cherche sa réalisation dans la dérive continue. Des situations qui parfois sont chargées de poudre noire, bien sûr. 1831 : En Jamaïque, 30.000 esclaves poursuivent une insurrection armée contre le pouvoir colonial, qui dure jusqu’au 4 janvier. 1892 : A Paris, une bombe artisanale … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 28 décembre”

Comment l’Europe a tué Casablanca finance city

Le Maroc a fini par se plier aux conditions de l’Union européenne en matière de fiscalité là où l’on était en droit d’attendre un acte de résistance à ce qui ressemble à un diktat. La marche-arrière du Maroc  transparait clairement dans certaines dispositions du projet de loi de Finances présenté dans la  soirée du lundi … Continue reading “Comment l’Europe a tué Casablanca finance city”

UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

Oct 22, 2019 Picture:  The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region. The commitment came at a joint meeting … Continue reading “UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis”

Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific

Sep 21, 2019 Picture:  At first glance, Ireland and the Pacific Islands might not seem a natural fit. The countries seemingly share few cultural similarities while being separated by three continents and some 10,000 miles of ocean. But, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting in Fiji in May, Ireland, the 18th biggest economy … Continue reading “Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific”

Trump, Greenland and Manifest Destiny

Photograph Source: Ralf Roletschek – GFDL-1.2 On August 18th, when President Trump first confirmed rumors that he was interested in buying Greenland, the American punditry chattered about it in every news outlet as an absurd joke. Trump himself seemed to play along by retweeting a meme showing a shiny gold Trump Casino towering over a … Continue reading “Trump, Greenland and Manifest Destiny”

Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America

President Donald Trump wants to purchase Greenland, a self-governing territory of Denmark. “Strategically, it’s interesting,” he observed, though “it is not number one on the burner.” Alas, the Danes aren’t impressed. “Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland,” said Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. Greenlanders were a bit blunter. … Continue reading “Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America”

10 digital solutions for women entrepreneurs win support from United Nations’ FinTech Innovation Fund

Jun 27, 2019 A crowdfunding platform for women farmers, online marketplaces for women-produced goods and services, and e-wallet enabled lending were among ten of the winning business models which will be co-funded by the United Nations to improve access to finance for women-owned, managed or led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region. … Continue reading “10 digital solutions for women entrepreneurs win support from United Nations’ FinTech Innovation Fund”

Partnerships and youth participation – key focus during Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

Jun 20, 2019 Picture:  Manila, 19 June 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– In the lead-up to the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce its collaboration with innovation technology partner Hilti Foundation and industry partner Ananda Development for the four-day event from September 16 to 19, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Rick Hathaway, … Continue reading “Partnerships and youth participation – key focus during Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum”