4 myths about industrial agriculture

Our lives revolve around food. It’s part of our cultures and our heritages, and our social interactions are often centered on it. Yet, it’s a privilege to be able to have meals every day. Even though the world produces more than enough food to feed everyone, 811 million people still go hungry. Poverty and inequality … Continue reading “4 myths about industrial agriculture”

Thousands rally in Tbilisi demanding freedom for imprisoned former president

The former president insists he is the victim of political persecutionOriginally published on Global VoicesA woman at Thursday’s protest held a rose aloft, symbolizing the Rose Revolution which swept Saakashvili to power in 2003. Photo: Mariam Nikuradze/OC Media. This article by Shota Kincha was first published on OC Media. An edited version is republished here … Continue reading “Thousands rally in Tbilisi demanding freedom for imprisoned former president”

Conservative Dark-Money Groups Push Deceptive Ads Against Biden’s Agenda

“Do you want to continue with this medication?” asks an actor portraying a doctor in a new political ad, holding a pill bottle out to a fictional patient. When the patient nods, the fake doctor turns left to two people in dark suits, who frown and shake their heads. “I’m sorry,” the doctor tells the … Continue reading “Conservative Dark-Money Groups Push Deceptive Ads Against Biden’s Agenda”

Battleground Baltimore: Plan for Johns Hopkins cops continues, ‘reform’ talk in tow

Earlier this week, the new Vice President for Public Safety of Johns Hopkins University and Hopkins Medicine Branville Bard Jr. discussed the university’s planned armed private police force in an internal email sent to “the Johns Hopkins Community” and obtained by Battleground Baltimore. The email is light on specifics and heavy on, well, saying the … Continue reading “Battleground Baltimore: Plan for Johns Hopkins cops continues, ‘reform’ talk in tow”

Peter Telfer, the Trinidadian percussionist who made African drumming a church staple, goes to his Creator

‘Peter’s mission was clear and he never relented; is he fault we could do de ting now’Originally published on Global VoicesTrinbagonian musician Peter Telfer, who died on October 15, 2021. Screenshot taken from the music video for Kutunza Uhuru (Cherish Freedom) by Mawasi Experience on YouTube, from the album of the same name. Video by … Continue reading “Peter Telfer, the Trinidadian percussionist who made African drumming a church staple, goes to his Creator”

US law firm Mayer Brown will no longer represent University of Hong Kong on removing Tiananmen Massacre statue

US law firm Mayer Brown will no longer work with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in their efforts to remove a Tiananmen Massacre statue from their campus. The Pillar of Shame. Photo: Kris Cheng/HKFP.It comes after more than a week of media and political pressure, and an open letter from 28 civil society groups, … Continue reading “US law firm Mayer Brown will no longer represent University of Hong Kong on removing Tiananmen Massacre statue”

Les Russes sont effarés par la stupidité suicidaire de l’Occident

Par The Saker – Le 14 octobre 2021 – Source The Saker’s Blog Les Russes expriment ouvertement leur stupéfaction absolue devant la stupidité suicidaire de l’Occident.  Trois exemples : Un article récent de Medvedev : Dmitri Medvedev : Pourquoi les contacts avec les dirigeants ukrainiens actuels n’ont aucun sens. Le discours de Poutine lors du … Continue reading “Les Russes sont effarés par la stupidité suicidaire de l’Occident”

Afghanistan : Vladimir Poutine met en garde contre une reconnaissance précipitée du pouvoir taliban

«Il ne faut pas se précipiter pour ce qui est de la reconnaissance des Taliban au niveau officiel», a déclaré le président russe Vladimir Poutine, ce 15 octobre, lors d’un sommet virtuel du Conseil des chefs d’Etat de la Communauté des Etats indépendants (CEI), abondant dans la direction exprimée par son homologue kazakh Kassym-Jomart Tokaïev. Cette … Continue reading “Afghanistan : Vladimir Poutine met en garde contre une reconnaissance précipitée du pouvoir taliban”

Etats-Unis : le soldat jugé pour avoir critiqué ses supérieurs sur l’Afghanistan plaide coupable

Le 14 octobre, l’officier des Marines mis en détention provisoire pour avoir publié une vidéo dans laquelle il critiquait les dirigeants civils et militaires des Etats-Unis pour leur gestion du retrait d’Afghanistan a plaidé coupable de tous les chefs d’accusation pour lesquels il était inculpé.  Selon le site spécialisé Task & Purpose, le lieutenant-colonel Stuart Scheller est accusé … Continue reading “Etats-Unis : le soldat jugé pour avoir critiqué ses supérieurs sur l’Afghanistan plaide coupable”

Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump’s Blank Check to the Kingdom

Despite his pledges to put “America First,” Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East prioritized the interests of regimes like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel — nations willing to leverage their strong ties with elites in Washington, D.C., to get what they want. And they did get what they wanted: a blank check for … Continue reading “Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump’s Blank Check to the Kingdom”

The COVID-19 scandal Tucker Carlson doesn’t want you to know about

America’s most popular TV host, Tucker Carlson, continues to share baselessCOVID-19 conspiracy theories with his millions of Fox News viewers whilecomparing vaccine mandates to authoritarian overreach. In reality, though, Carlson’s pushing of debunked conspiracy theories obscures the real scandal: America’s high rate of vaccine hesitancy, combined with the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy countries … Continue reading “The COVID-19 scandal Tucker Carlson doesn’t want you to know about”

Joe Crowley Is Lobbying Against Biden’s Tax Hikes on the Rich

Joe Crowley, the former chair of the House Democratic Caucus who famously lost his 2018 primary to progressive challenger Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is now lobbying for one of Wall Street’s most powerful advocacy groups against his party’s tax hikes on multinational corporations. Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, or SIFMA, has deployed Crowley to … Continue reading “Joe Crowley Is Lobbying Against Biden’s Tax Hikes on the Rich”

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”

Un salarié d’Amazon viré pendant sa période d’essai après avoir participé à une réunion CGT

Samedi dernier, Amazon a mis fin à la période d’essai de Christian Porta, militant syndical reconnu en Moselle. Une rupture concordant avec l’arrivée de la CGT Amazon sur le site qui ne laisse aucun doute sur le caractère discriminatoire de ce licenciement. Samedi dernier Amazon mettait fin à la période d’essai d’un de ses salariés … Continue reading “Un salarié d’Amazon viré pendant sa période d’essai après avoir participé à une réunion CGT”

Les salariés de John Deere rejoignent le mouvement de grève aux États-Unis

Après un an et demi de pandémie, de nombreux salariés américains font pression pour obtenir des augmentations à la hauteur des bénéfices de leurs entreprises, alors que les États-Unis vivent une pénurie de main-d’œuvre. Vendredi 15 octobre, les ouvriers du groupe John Deere, le roi du tracteur, ont entamé leur premier jour de grève depuis trente-cinq ans, raconte Quartz.

Biden’s Immigration Disaster: None Dare Call It Treason. But What If THEY Call It War?, by James Kirkpatrick

The consequences of mass immigration are indistinguishable from those of military conquest, and invaders are now increasingly comfortable about speaking in such terms. Thus another “caravan” of Haitians is being formed south of the border and its leader, supposedly a dual citizen of Mexico and the U.S., brags about being ready for “war.” The Biden…

Le 11/09 a militarisé les forces de l’ordre et fait de chaque citoyen un suspect

Alors que le pays était en deuil, un État de surveillance s’est développé et a commencé à ronger les libertés constitutionnelles fondamentales. Source : Responsible Statecraft, Christopher J. Coynes, Abigail R. HallTraduit par les lecteurs du site Les-Crises Image d’un scanner corporel à ondes millimétriques actif déployé par la TSA en 2010. (TSA/domaine public) Nos … Continue reading “Le 11/09 a militarisé les forces de l’ordre et fait de chaque citoyen un suspect”

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”

Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution

Today, 15 October is the International Day of Rural Women. In Spain, the Coordinadora Estatal Stop Ganadería Industrial (state committee against industrial farming) has also chosen this day to protest against a farming model that is harmful to people, animals and the planet. In cities, we often have a false image of rural people, especially … Continue reading “Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution”

Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution

Today, 15 October is the International Day of Rural Women. In Spain, the Coordinadora Estatal Stop Ganadería Industrial (state committee against industrial farming) has also chosen this day to protest against a farming model that is harmful to people, animals and the planet. In cities, we often have a false image of rural people, especially … Continue reading “Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution”

Michael Isikoff on Julian Assange and Monica Lewinsky

  As the U.S. continues to pursue WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition from the U.K., an explosive story from Yahoo News has revealed that top officials, including then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo, discussed extraditing and even assassinating him. Michael Isikoff, one of the reporters on that story, joins Ryan Grim to discuss Assange’s fate as well … Continue reading “Michael Isikoff on Julian Assange and Monica Lewinsky”

Nous ne nous conformerons pas

Les États rouges devraient offrir un sanctuaire aux entreprises, aux militaires et au personnel médical. Par Brandon Smith − Le 29 septembre 2021 − Source Alt-Market Il suffit d’un seul endroit libre pour changer la dynamique entre le public et un régime autoritaire. Un seul. Cette semaine a été un cycle d’actualités extrêmement chargé et … Continue reading “Nous ne nous conformerons pas”

Roaming Charges: Supply Chain of Fools

As Biden vows to keep the ports of LA and Long Beach running 24/7, likely gutting labor rules to in the process in effort to speed the import of cheap goods from China and South Korea, it’s hard not to reach the conclusion that the most pressing supply chain issue is housing, where there’s not … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Supply Chain of Fools”

Comment le rapport Flexner a fait disparaître les médecines “naturelles” ?

Comment la médecine moderne est arrivée là où elle en est aujourd’hui ? Abraham Flexner est probablement l’un des hommes ayant eu le plus d’influence sur le développement de la médecine contemporaine, et dont personne n’a jamais entendu parler. En 1910, il a publié un ouvrage intitulé Medical Education in the United States and Canada … Continue reading “Comment le rapport Flexner a fait disparaître les médecines “naturelles” ?”

The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A.

In scenes that evoked the history of U.S. slave catchers, Border Patrol agents on horseback used their reins as whips to beat the refugees they chased down and captured. Eager to join the racist frenzy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the National Guard and Texas police to form a miles-long “steel wall” of patrol cars … Continue reading “The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A.”

America’s Instinctive Fascism Creeps On

Recently Norman Ornstein told Salon’s Chauncy de Vega that the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany’s descent into Nazism during the 1930s. Ornstein is right to worry about the nation’s ongoing lethal rightward drift beyond “normal” bourgeois democracy. That is how the United States’ political life is … Continue reading “America’s Instinctive Fascism Creeps On”

How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban

Since the Taliban took control of Kabul and the central government on August 15, efforts to support Afghan women have become extremely challenging. According to some prominent U.S. feminists with strong ties to Afghan women, the Taliban “has no legitimacy beyond the brutal force it commands,” and governments, the United Nations and regional actors should … Continue reading “How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban”

The American Way—2021

The evidence surrounds most of us, no matter where we live—city, suburb or country. Europe, Asia and the Americas. The concept we understood to be the USA is unraveling in a manner many might never have considered. I’ve always been a bit of a pessimist despite a reasonably cheery disposition. The fact of an economy … Continue reading “The American Way—2021”

The United States Must Rejoin the Global Biodiversity Conservation Community

After a long stretch of public inattention, biodiversity conservation is a hot topic again, as if we had suddenly been jolted into awareness that our survival as a species, too, depends on the flourishing of all the other nonhuman beings who inhabit this Earth. Articles and op-eds are now filling print and online spaces. This, … Continue reading “The United States Must Rejoin the Global Biodiversity Conservation Community”

Boeing 737 MAX : un pilote américain inculpé pour avoir induit le régulateur en erreur

Mark Forkner, 49 ans, risque théoriquement jusqu’à 100 ans de prison pour avoir induit en erreur le régulateur de l’aviation aux États-Unis. Les faits qui lui sont reprochés sont intervenus au cours de la certification du 737 MAX. Deux ans après que les Boeing 737 MAX ont été cloués au sol, la justice américaine a … Continue reading “Boeing 737 MAX : un pilote américain inculpé pour avoir induit le régulateur en erreur”

C’est l’ingérence de l’ONU, et non son rejet par l’Éthiopie, qui souille notre conscience

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 01/10/2021 – Source One World La seule tache sur notre conscience est que l’ONU, organisation supposément neutre, et les États-Unis, supposément alliés de ce pays, unissent leurs forces pour soutenir un groupe armé anti-gouvernemental dans le deuxième pays d’Afrique par la taille de sa population, visant à un changement de … Continue reading “C’est l’ingérence de l’ONU, et non son rejet par l’Éthiopie, qui souille notre conscience”

Fake vaccine passport scandal revealed in Armenia

Police detained six health workers for distributing fake vaccine certificatesOriginally published on Global VoicesA vaccination station in Yerevan. Photo: Robin Fabbro/OC Media. This article by Ani Avetisyan was first published on OC Media. An edited version is republished here under a content partnership agreement. Six health workers were detained in the Gyumri Family Medical center … Continue reading “Fake vaccine passport scandal revealed in Armenia”

Turkey and Armenia ready to ‘normalize relations’ after nearly 30 years

Relations between the nations have been strained since 1993Originally published on Global Voices“The Turkish border” by Dumphasizer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Turkey closed its border with Armenia in 1993 during the first Karabakh war in a show of solidarity with its long-time ally Azerbaijan. Almost three decades later, Turkey is considering reopening that … Continue reading “Turkey and Armenia ready to ‘normalize relations’ after nearly 30 years”

L’ex-président américain Bill Clinton hospitalisé pour une septicémie

Bill Clinton a été admis dans un hôpital californien en raison d’une infection. Selon son porte-parole, l’ancien président va bien. L’ex-président américain Bill Clinton, 75 ans, a été hospitalisé en Californie pour une infection et “se rétablit”, a annoncé jeudi soir son porte-parole Angel Ureña. “Mardi soir, le président Clinton a été admis au centre … Continue reading “L’ex-président américain Bill Clinton hospitalisé pour une septicémie”

Donald Trump bientôt entendu par la justice

Voilà une nouvelle qui réjouit outre-Atlantique tous ceux qui détestent le 45e président des États-Unis. Donald va devoir faire face à la justice mais pas pour ses actions lorsqu’il était locataire de la Maison Blanche. Selon CBS, la juge de la Cour suprême de l’État de New York, Doris Gonzalez, ne lui laisse aucune chance … Continue reading “Donald Trump bientôt entendu par la justice”

Le plus grand scandale financier de l’histoire du Mozambique passe en jugement

Des « dettes cachées » ont été contractées entre 2013 et 2014Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisUne capture d’écran de la diffusion par Televisão de Mozambique du procès des « dettes cachées ». Source : YouTube – août 2021 [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages en portugais, ndt.] Le … Continue reading “Le plus grand scandale financier de l’histoire du Mozambique passe en jugement”

Hong Kong pro-democracy grassroots group allows members to stand in ‘patriots only’ legislative election

A pro-democracy grassroots group will allow its members to contest Hong Kong’s upcoming legislative elections, after the city’s largest democratic party effectively shunned the “patriots-only” polls mandated by Beijing. The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood announced on Thursday that members may sign up to run in the Legislative Council (LegCo) election on … Continue reading “Hong Kong pro-democracy grassroots group allows members to stand in ‘patriots only’ legislative election”

Microsoft shuttering LinkedIn in China as rules tighten

Microsoft on Thursday said it will shut down career-oriented social network LinkedIn in China, citing a “challenging operating environment” as Beijing tightens its control over tech firms. The US-based company will replace LinkedIn in China with an application dedicated to applying for jobs but without the networking features, according to senior vice president of engineering … Continue reading “Microsoft shuttering LinkedIn in China as rules tighten”