À Washington, les Républicains exigent une action contre la Russie

Les Républicains américains devraient exiger mieux de leurs législateurs à Washington, de peur de risquer de se battre à nouveau pour la guerre de quelqu’un d’autre. Source : Responsible Statecraft, Doug BandowTraduit par les lecteurs du site Les-Crises Le Républicain Mike Turner, R-Ohio. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via Reuters Les tambours de la guerre résonnent à Washington, … Continue reading “À Washington, les Républicains exigent une action contre la Russie”

Hong Kong sees overall crime rate increase in 2021 – fraud, child abuse up, but arson and assault down

Hong Kong saw its overall crime rate increase in 2021, with a rise in instances of fraud and drug smuggling, police said during an annual round-up of crime statistics on Thursday. The city recorded 64,248 cases of crime last year, up 1.9 per cent from 2020. Violent crimes including arson and assault fell. Crimes such … Continue reading “Hong Kong sees overall crime rate increase in 2021 – fraud, child abuse up, but arson and assault down”

To flee or not to flee? That is the question in Sri Lanka

‘We have to stay and fight and do our part’Originally published on Global VoicesJayathma Wickramanayake, the current United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, addressing a youth parliament in Sri Lanka. August 2013. Image via Wikipedia by Sankachandima. CC BY SA 4.0 This post originally appeared in Groundviews, an award-winning citizen media website in Sri Lanka. … Continue reading “To flee or not to flee? That is the question in Sri Lanka”

« The problems these vaccines pose must be confronted, and urgently »- Jean-Marc Sabatier

What do we know about immunity? How is it activated following an infection or vaccination? What is innate non-specific immunity? What about adaptive or acquired immunity? How were the vaccines developed? Are they still effective on new variants? How dangerous is the new Omicron variant? What does ADE (Antibody Dependent Enhancement) and ERD (enhanced respiratory … Continue reading “« The problems these vaccines pose must be confronted, and
urgently »- Jean-Marc Sabatier”

« The problems these vaccines pose must be confronted, and urgently »- Jean-Marc Sabatier

What do we know about immunity? How is it activated following an infection or vaccination? What is innate non-specific immunity? What about adaptive or acquired immunity? How were the vaccines developed? Are they still effective on new variants? How dangerous is the new Omicron variant? What does ADE (Antibody Dependent Enhancement) and ERD (enhanced respiratory … Continue reading “« The problems these vaccines pose must be confronted, and
urgently »- Jean-Marc Sabatier”

Homeland Security Adviser Shaped Cyber Strategy Despite Financial Interests

When Homeland Security adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall joined the White House in January 2021, she held vested employee stock options at two growing companies in the cybersecurity industry. Cybersecurity was poised to be front and center for the Biden administration, given the massive breach of software company SolarWinds in 2020 that raised alarms about vulnerabilities in … Continue reading “Homeland Security Adviser Shaped Cyber Strategy Despite Financial Interests”

Stoltenberg Tells Russia to ‘Leave’ Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has just finished an address and virtual press conference on NATO and the U.S. State Department separately presenting their written responses to Russia’s security demands of the past couple months. The Russian demands include a pledge for NATO not to admit Georgia and Ukraine, both which border Russia, into the … Continue reading “Stoltenberg Tells Russia to ‘Leave’ Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova”

US urged to respect China’s core interests

As the longest-serving Chinese ambassador to the United States, a role he filled from April 2013 to June 2021, Cui Tiankai, 70, has definitely been a policy influencer in China-US relations. Speaking of Cui’s tenure in Washington DC, former US president Jimmy Carter said in a letter to him that he provided “calm, steadiness and … Continue reading “US urged to respect China’s core interests”

Ukraine : «La plupart des grands médias américains appellent presque à la guerre»

Alors qu’une nouvelle rencontre au «Format Normandie» portant sur le règlement du conflit ukrainien s’est tenue à Paris le 26 janvier, Régis Le Sommier, grand reporter pour RT France, fait le point sur l’avancée des discussions. Il pointe du doigt les grands médias étasuniens qui «appellent presque à la guerre» en Ukraine selon lui, et … Continue reading “Ukraine : «La plupart des grands médias américains appellent presque à la guerre»”

GoFundMe Blocks Millions Raised for 50,000 Canadian Trucks Heading to Ottawa to Protest Covid Vaccine Mandates

Image source. by RT.com US crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has suspended access to more than Can$5 million (about $4 million) raised by ‘Freedom Convoy 2022’ – a trucker convoy heading to Ottawa to protest the vaccine mandate. About 50,000 trucks aim to take part in a massive demonstration against rules recently imposed by the government, requiring … Continue reading “GoFundMe Blocks Millions Raised for 50,000 Canadian Trucks Heading to Ottawa to Protest Covid Vaccine Mandates”

Off to the Supreme Court: Assange’s Appeal Continues

With December’s High Court decision to overturn the lower court ruling against the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, lawyers of the WikiLeaks founder immediately got busy.  The next avenue of appeal, strewn less with gold than obstacles, would be to the Supreme Court.  The central question remained: Should the publisher be extradited … Continue reading “Off to the Supreme Court: Assange’s Appeal Continues”

US Money Pays for Converting Bad News for Cubans into Good News Elsewhere

The cruder U.S. methods for destroying Cuba’s revolutionary government – military attacks, bombings of hotels and a fully-loaded airplane, violent attacks on officials, biological warfare – did not work. Nor has economic blockade, which of course continues. A more subtle approach also exists. Its purpose, like that of the blockade, is to cause despair and … Continue reading “US Money Pays for Converting Bad News for Cubans into Good News Elsewhere”

The Pentagon We Don’t Think About

A relative of mine, who works for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) compiling data on foreigners entering the United States, recently posted a curious logo on his Facebook profile: a white Roman numeral three on a black background surrounded by 13 white stars. For those who don’t know what this symbol stands for, it … Continue reading “The Pentagon We Don’t Think About”

The US Needs to Start “Winning” Again

A little over a decade ago, Charlie Sheen went on primetime TV to let the world know that he was “winning.” That isn’t something that the US has done recently, despite getting rid of a deeply corrupt, narcissistic sociopath a year ago. Deaths from the pandemic have reached over 865,000, highlighting the government’s inability to … Continue reading “The US Needs to Start “Winning” Again”

Minuit moins 2, mais pas pour tout le monde — HASHTABLE

Petit-à-petit, l’étau hygiéniste semble se desserrer dans le monde : aux États-Unis, les obligations vaccinales tentées par l’administration Biden se sont fait salement retoquer, un nombre croissant de pays laisse tomber les restrictions sanitaires dont l’aspect inopérant voire néfaste commence à apparaître à la vue de tous… Eh oui : en témoigne le changement notable … Continue reading “Minuit moins 2, mais pas pour tout le monde — HASHTABLE”

Biden Spits on Putin’s Request for Security, by Mike Whitney

Washington delivered a slap in the face to Moscow on Wednesday when U.S. ambassador John Sullivan provided a written response to Russia’s proposals for security guarantees. The missive was given to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko who did not reveal the contents but passed them on to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for analysis. Lavrov,…

MOFA thanks UK PM Johnson for supporting Taiwan

U.K. support of Taiwan stated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 27.   Chinese military flights taking place near Taiwan are not conducive to peace and stability in the region, Johnson said during Question Time in the House of Commons … Continue reading “MOFA thanks UK PM Johnson for supporting Taiwan”

Ukraine : de potentielles sanctions allemandes contre la Russie viseraient le gazoduc Nord Stream 2

Ce 27 janvier, la chef de la diplomatie allemande a déclaré devant le Bundestag que la Russie s’exposait à des «conséquences massives» en cas d’agression visant l’Ukraine, caractérisées selon elle par un ensemble de sanctions en préparation par les Occidentaux. Celles-ci incluraient le gazoduc Nord Stream 2, qui doit acheminer du gaz russe en Allemagne et … Continue reading “Ukraine : de potentielles sanctions allemandes contre la Russie viseraient le gazoduc Nord Stream 2”

Nominations for Hong Kong’s small-circle leadership election to open on Feb 20, 5 days later than expected

The nomination period for the small-circle chief executive election slated for March 27 will open on February 20, five days later than expected. Election officials have not explained the reason for the apparent delay. The window to nominate candidates vying to become the city’s next leader will be open from February 20 to March 5 … Continue reading “Nominations for Hong Kong’s small-circle leadership election to open on Feb 20, 5 days later than expected”

Hong Kong double-decker KMB bus gobbled up by sinkhole at depot

A parked double-decker bus plunged into a five-metre sinkhole at around 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. Photos shared online showed the Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) vehicle with its front wheels hanging in the air, and the rear of the bus sunken into the hole, at the KMB Tseung Kwan O depot. Photo: HKIncident Group, via … Continue reading “Hong Kong double-decker KMB bus gobbled up by sinkhole at depot”

Director of Hong Kong children’s charity quits as alleged abuse scandal at care home grows

The Director of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC) Susan Choy and the superintendent of one of its children’s homes have resigned after 20 staff members were arrested for allegedly abusing more than 35 toddlers. A report conducted by an independent review committee led by barrister Lester Garson Huang suggested that … Continue reading “Director of Hong Kong children’s charity quits as alleged abuse scandal at care home grows”

‘Hyper-inequality’ exploded during the pandemic; without a global wealth tax, it will become permanent

The concentration of wealth in the hands of a select few has become a global problem that poses a threat to the basic functioning of our societies. According to a landmark new analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam, the Fight Inequality Alliance, and Patriotic Millionaires, “A wealth tax of 2% on the world’s … Continue reading “‘Hyper-inequality’ exploded during the pandemic; without a global wealth tax, it will become permanent”

Does Your Family Believe You are “Out of Your Mind”? You’re in Good Company Because Jesus Faced the Same Thing with His Family

by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News Does your family think you are “out of your mind” because you disagree with them on things like COVID-19 measures such as the wearing of masks, and taking COVID-19 vaccines? If you are being accused of being “out of your mind,” please take comfort from the fact that people … Continue reading “Does Your Family Believe You are “Out of Your Mind”? You’re in Good Company Because Jesus Faced the Same Thing with His Family”

The Gambia’s AFCON debut: from underdogs to title contenders

Will the Gambian beat Cameroon in the quarter-final?Originally published on Global VoicesThe Gambia vs Burkina Faso team. Image by Kyselak, 23 October 2010, Wikimedia Commons, The GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). When The Gambia arrived in Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations, many thought they were just there to make up the numbers and … Continue reading “The Gambia’s AFCON debut: from underdogs to title contenders”

Thousands of Nigerians sign petition to reform IELTS

No single Anglophone African country is exempted from writing IELTS.Originally published on Global VoicesA Nigerian addresses the Commonwealth Youth Forum Closing Ceremony. Image by Commonwealth Secretariat taken on Thursday, 14 November 2013 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) An online petition launched by Policy Shapers, a Nigerian youth-led advocacy platform, to demand a reform of the International English … Continue reading “Thousands of Nigerians sign petition to reform IELTS”

How Assamese Villages use traditional wisdom to guide climate preparedness

These folk beliefs have been passed on as oral traditionsOriginally published on Global Voices( From left to right) Gajan Borah, Pradeep Neog and Narayan Neog, village elders from Sumoni Chapori village of Jorhat district can well predict the approaching weather disturbances. Image by the author. (The interviews in this story were conducted in-person as a … Continue reading “How Assamese Villages use traditional wisdom to guide climate preparedness”

«Les juifs ont-ils trop de pouvoir ?» : polémique et confusion autour d’un sondage

BFMTV a engendré une polémique après avoir diffusé les résultats d’un sondage le 26 janvier, avec la question «Les juifs ont-ils trop de pouvoir ?». De nombreuses personnes ont réagi sur les réseaux sociaux, s’insurgeant contre une formule jugée antisémite. Notamment le socialiste Julien Dray: «Ainsi donc BFM publie un sondage ou la question posée comme si … Continue reading “«Les juifs ont-ils trop de pouvoir ?» : polémique et confusion autour d’un sondage”

Sûreté des médicaments : les conséquences durables du scandale du diéthylstilbestrol

En 2020, alors que la crise sanitaire due au Covid-19 faisait rage, l’écrivaine Marie Darrieussecq, confinée, décrivait ses trois éprouvantes grossesses passées allongées. Au-dessus d’elle avait pesé une lourde épée de Damoclès : un risque de fausse couche plus élevé. La cause de cette situation était à chercher du côté d’une autre crise sanitaire, plus ancienne : … Continue reading “Sûreté des médicaments : les conséquences durables du scandale du diéthylstilbestrol”

Lanceurs d’alerte : quelle protection prévue par la loi ?

« Don’t shoot the messenger ! » Cette expression, inspirée de la tragédie Antoine & Cléopâtre de Shakespeare, prend ses racines dans l’Antiquité grecque. Elle résume à elle seule le caractère tragique du lanceur d’alerte tant « le porteur de mauvaises nouvelles » (Sophocle) les transmet souvent à ses dépens. Cependant, œuvrer à réduire le développement, ou l’influence, du lanceur … Continue reading “Lanceurs d’alerte : quelle protection prévue par la loi ?”

Xénobots, biobots : doit-on avoir peur des « robots vivants » ?

Xénobot prédit par l’IA puis frabiqué gâce à des cellules cardiques (en rouge) et épidermiques (en vert) de grenouilles, en surimpression avec ses traces de déplacements. Douglas Blackiston & Sam Kriegman, CC BYDepuis 2020, des scientifiques des universités américaines Tufts, Harvard et Vermont lèvent le voile sur de nouveaux organismes fascinants : les xénobots. Derrière cette … Continue reading “Xénobots, biobots : doit-on avoir peur des « robots vivants » ?”

Russie-Ukraine : la guerre est-elle inévitable ?

Au printemps 2021, la Fédération de Russie avait massé des troupes aux frontières ukrainiennes avant d’entamer une désescalade diplomatique qui ne s’était traduite que par un très léger retrait des hommes et du matériel déployés. À lire aussi : Ukraine-Russie : entre intimidations et risque de conflit de grande ampleur Cet hiver, Moscou a de … Continue reading “Russie-Ukraine : la guerre est-elle inévitable ?”

Les économistes jouent-ils au Monopoly sans le savoir ?

Le plateau du « Landlord’s game » en 1906. WikipédiaLes dés roulent sur un chapeau haut de forme. Ils s’arrêtent sur « chance ». C’est un billet aller simple pour la Rue de la Paix. J’ai 10 ans et je viens de gagner au Monopoly pour la première fois, mais bizarrement, je ne m’en réjouis pas. Certes, je … Continue reading “Les économistes jouent-ils au Monopoly sans le savoir ?”

Prophylaxie du Covid-19 : la vitamine D et le zinc plus efficaces que les « vaccins » ?

TRIBUNE — Le 13 décembre 2021, un article publié dans Frontiers in Medecine porte sur la chimioprévention du Covid-19 par une supplémentation en zinc [1]. Cette étude a concerné 200 participants : 104 participants ont reçu une supplémentation en zinc (sous forme de picolinate de zinc : 10 mg, 25 mg ou 50 mg par jour). Et 96 … Continue reading “Prophylaxie du Covid-19 : la vitamine D et le zinc plus
efficaces que les « vaccins » ?”

Dernier hommage à Gaspard Ulliel, en présence de ses proches et du monde du cinéma

Monde du cinéma, famille et amis ont rendu un dernier hommage jeudi à Paris à Gaspard Ulliel, décédé la semaine passée dans un accident de ski à l’âge de 37 ans, interrompant brutalement une carrière de plus de vingt années. La bénédiction, d’une durée d’environ une heure, a démarré vers 11h00 en l’église Saint-Eustache, à … Continue reading “Dernier hommage à Gaspard Ulliel, en présence de ses proches
et du monde du cinéma”

YouTube bannit définitivement un animateur de Fox News pour avoir critiqué l’efficacité des masques

Dan Bongino, animateur de Fox News Channel et l’une des personnalités conservatrices les plus suivies aux Etats-Unis, a été définitivement banni de YouTube, a annoncé la plateforme le 26 janvier. Cette décision fait suite à la suspension, le 20 janvier, d’une des chaînes de l’animateur, après qu’il a publié une vidéo dans laquelle il mettait en … Continue reading “YouTube bannit définitivement un animateur de Fox News pour avoir critiqué l’efficacité des masques”

An upcoming British edition of ‘Capitalism and Slavery’ makes news, but the Caribbean has always known the book’s worth

Pinning abolition to anything but humanitarianism challenged Britain’s playbookOriginally published on Global VoicesPhoto of Eric Williams’ ‘Capitalism and Slavery,’ the ninth printing of the British, Andre Deutsch, edition (dated 1990), by Nicholas Laughlin, used with permission. “Capitalism and Slavery,” the published form of Eric Williams’ doctoral dissertation, famously argues that the decline of the transatlantic … Continue reading “An upcoming British edition of ‘Capitalism and Slavery’ makes news, but the Caribbean has always known the book’s worth”