Barcelona strike – in pictures
Barcelona strike – in pictures
Exclusive : secret Assad emails lift lid on life of leader’s inner circle | World news | The Guardian
• Messages show Bashar al-Assad took advice from Iran
• Leader made light of promised reforms
• Wife spent thousands on jewellery and furniture
c’est pratique tous les mails d’Assad sont rédigés en anglais…
Asad’s emails : a hoax
I have read Asad’s emails in the Guardian. My judgment? The Guardian is a victim of a hoax hatched by the propaganda machine of the Syrian National Council. It is so lacking in credibility. It took me minutes to reach my conclusion. Al-‘Alam TV guy is giving advice to Asad directly to his email? Let me guess: tomorrow the Guardian will show that the car salesman who was hired by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in DC through a Mexican drug cartel also contacted Asad and provided him with advice. And the notion that Asma’ Al-Asad, knowing that eyes are all on her, resorts to order goods through the internet is not believable. My suggestion? Syrian National Council should work harder on their propaganda output and the Guardian and Western media should at least have a little bit of skepticism when they receive propaganda materials from thus Syrian opposition.
PS The paper admits that they were obtained from Syrian National Council.
PPS This is a joke:
Did not anyone at the Guardian raise alarms at such absurd fabrications? Let me guess:the Guardian will publish tomorrow an email from Bashshar to his wife in which he refers to himself as Hitler and a donkey and Shabbih. It is a matter of days.
Angry Arab: The Guardian responds to my reaction to the email hoax
“Update: A reference to the Angry Arab News service as ‘pro Assad’ has been deleted as this is not true. Apologies.” But that the Guardian, a newspaper that I often praise, would fall into this lousy error is not surprising: such is the climate in Western countries these days, including in progressive media. Anyone questioning the lousy standards of media coverage of Syria is automatically accused of being ‘pro-Asad regime’.
parmi les achats présumés de madame :)
The Guardian n’a pas peur du ridicule
How the Guardian authenticated the emails of Asad
“The Guardian also consulted Abdul Halim Khaddam”. Is this not laughable? They contacted a a guy who split with the regime more than six years ago to provide authentication? Why not contact Netanyahu and ask him if the emails are genuine? And did you notice in the explanation of verification they paper was basically able to reach people who contacted Bashshar’s father-in-law but not people who communicated with Asad himself? Wait. Did the Guardian hire the editor from the New York Times who authenticated Judith Miller’s dispatches about Iraqi WMDs?
Seven days in North Korea : une curiosité...
Good morning Pyongyang : des images surréalistes
Life in North Korea 1 of 2 - BBC Documentary (extraits, deux fois 10 mn)
Inside Undercover In North Korea (en 5 parties), un documentaire du « National Geographic » pas trop mal fait.
Reportage photo remarquable, bien que Charlie Crane ne montre que le « pays officiel »
Un autre reportage photo très intéressant présenté par The Atlantic
Dans la presse de ce jour funeste (19 décembre 2011)
Kim Jong-il : a life in pictures - North Korea’s ’dear leader’ Kim Jong-il – described as one of the most mysterious leaders in the world – has died aged 69
Russian election protests in Moscow - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk
“Putin Out,” Russian protesters chant
Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in central Moscow and across the country Saturday to protest what they believe were rigged parliamentary elections.
United Russia, the party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, suffered big losses in the election, but retained its parliamentary majority. On Saturday, protesters chanted “Putin out,” according to a correspondent from state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
Between 20,000 and 25,000 protesters had gathered in the capital, Moscow, Ria Novosti said Saturday, citing police. There have been no reports of unrest and security has been tight.
Quelques feux - Occupy Oakland protests - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk
« #Occupy » : affrontements à Oakland – 3 novembre 2011
Living off the landfill: Indonesia’s resident scavengers | World news | The Guardian
Around 2,000 families are estimated to live and work at Bantar Gebang, but as Jakarta’s waste increases, so does the tip’s population. Most are unskilled workers from Java, some of whom have been scavenging in streets and rubbish bins their whole lives. But life here, says new resident Dadi, 25, can be a difficult adjustment. “I couldn’t eat properly for weeks when I arrived, the smell was so bad,” he says of the tip’s stench of curdled milk. “I vomited every day.”
Despite a strong sense of community on the tip, many also find that they are stigmatised when they cross its borders. “For a long time, it was hard to go back home,” says Sar Jok, 59, a “boss” who recruits new residents into teams of scavengers and sells their findings to independent recycling companies. “People would say, ’Why do you live on the dump? It smells bad, you smell bad’. But when they saw I made good money, their opinions changed.” Scavengers, some of them children as young as five, make around 30,000 rupiah (£2.20) a day. Like the few paddy farmers who still till what’s left of the neighbouring rice fields, many of Bantar Gebang’s residents must do all they can to survive off the land. Nila, 31, a mother of three, regularly scavenges for her family’s dinner. “I’ll find vegetables, and fish or meat on the mountain,” she says, cooking dinner over an open fire. “If it looks and smells OK, I take it. So far we’ve been lucky – nothing’s happened to us.”
Jesus sightings in food (and walls) - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk
A couple from South Carolina have claimed to have found the image of the face of Jesus Christ on a Walmart receipt. Here are other examples of Jesus turning up in everyday life
le Jésus Walmartien, c’est ici : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/21/2011-07-21_south_carolina_couple_claims_to_possess_walmart_checkout_rec
Middle East dictators’ sons - in pictures | World news | guardian.co.uk