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  • Il parait que Biden a déclaré que la pandémie est finie… à près de 1000 morts/jours en pointe dans son bled, je trouve ça assez goutu.

    Covid-19 : Joe Biden juge que la pandémie est « terminée » aux Etats-Unis
    https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/monde/covid-19-joe-biden-juge-que-la-pand-c3-a9mie-est-c2-ab-termin-c3-a9e-c2-bb-aux-etats-unis/ar-AA11Z2fs

    ESPOIR - Le président américain note que désormais « personne ne porte de masque, et tout le monde a l’air en plutôt bonne forme »

    L’épidémiologie au doigt mouillé…

    Selon les chiffres de l’université Johns Hopkins, il y a tout de même eu aux Etats-Unis la semaine dernière un cumul de 2.989 morts du Covid-19 et 440.044 nouveaux cas.

    C’est ça la nouvelle  : l’habituation au #carnage.

  • La gestion de la pandémie, « un échec massif mondial », selon des experts
    https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1914864/pandemie-covid-coronavirus-gestion-lancet

    À l’échelle mondiale, la réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19 a été une succession d’« échecs mondiaux massifs », écrit un groupe d’experts dans un nouveau rapport publié dans la revue médicale The Lancet mercredi. Ils avertissent que sans coopération mondiale, la pandémie risque de perdurer. Source : Radio Canada

  • Turquie : des réfugiés syriens tentent de former une « caravane » pour gagner l’UE
    http://www.rfi.fr/fr/europe/20220911-turquie-des-r%C3%A9fugi%C3%A9s-syriens-tentent-de-former-une-caravane-p
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    Par l’intermédiaire d’une chaîne lancée il y a six jours sur la messagerie Telegram et suivie par près de 70.000 personnes, les organisateurs de cette « caravane de la lumière » essaient de convaincre certains des 3,7 millions de réfugiés syriens vivant officiellement en Turquie de se joindre au convoi.

    Dans des messages en arabe consultés par l’AFP, les administrateurs de la chaîne appellent les candidats au départ à se munir de sacs de couchage, de tentes, de gilets de sauvetage, d’eau, de conserves et de kits de premiers secours.

    Le convoi, précisent-ils, sera divisé en groupes de cinquante personnes maximum, dirigés chacun par un superviseur.

    De son côté, Monseigneur Raï, patriarche des maronites libanais, explique aux Syriens réfugiés au Liban qu’il est temps de partir sous peine de déclencher une nouvelle guerre civile... (voir fil Twitter de Pierre Abi Saab)

    #syrie #réfugiés

  • La société Deliveroo condamnée à 375 000 euros d’amende pour « travail dissimulé »
    https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/france/la-soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9-deliveroo-condamn%C3%A9e-%C3%A0-375-000-euros-damende-pour-travail-dissimul%C3%A9/ar-AAWmNjz?li=BBkGbOY&ocid=mailsignout
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    Marion Maréchal nommée vice-présidente du parti d’Eric Zemmour
    Tennis – ATP – Barcelone : Ruud déroule et se rassure

    Le tribunal judiciaire de Paris a condamné mardi la plateforme de livraison de repas à 375 000 euros d’amende, et deux anciens dirigeants à un an de prison avec sursis.

    Nouveau revers judiciaire pour Deliveroo. L’entreprise de livraison de repas et deux de ses anciens dirigeants ont été condamnés, mardi 19 avril, par le tribunal judiciaire de Paris, pour avoir employé des milliers de livreurs sous le statut d’indépendants, alors qu’ils auraient dû être salariés.

    La plateforme, qui avait déjà été condamnée en 2020 pour « travail dissimulé », a écopé de 375 000 euros d’amende, soit la peine maximale requise par le parquet. Elle devra également afficher un message de condamnation pendant un mois sur son site. Deux ex-directeurs généraux ont été condamnés à un an de prison avec sursis, et un ex-directeur des opérations à quatre mois de prison avec sursis et 10 000 euros d’amende. Un porte-parole de Deliveroo a déclaré à franceinfo que la plateforme « envisageait » de faire appel.

    Une « dissimulation systématique » d’emplois

    Plus d’une centaine de livreurs s’étaient constitués partie civile pour ce premier procès pénal de « l’ubérisation ». La procureure avait affirmé que Deliveroo avait mis en place « une instrumentalisation et un détournement de la régulation du travail », dans le but d’organiser une « dissimulation systémique » d’emplois de livreurs.

    De nombreux éléments révélaient selon elle un lien de subordination entre l’entreprise et ses livreurs, caractéristiques d’un rapport de salariat : règles très précises sur la manière de livrer, choix des itinéraires, vérification que les livreurs se sont bien levés le matin... D’autres entreprises de livraison ont choisi d’employer leurs livreurs sous contrat salarié, mais Just Eat a décidé de licencier un tiers de ses livreurs embauchés en CDI à cause des difficultés économiques.

    Deliveroo a été condamné en outre à verser 50 000 euros de dommages et intérêts à chacun des cinq syndicats qui s’étaient portés parties civiles pour « préjudice moral » : CGT, Union Solidaires, Sud commerces et services, Sud commerces et services Ile-de-France et Syndicat des transports légers.

    #Travail #Plateformes #Deliveroo #Livraison #Nouvelle_domesticité

  • Grande-Bretagne : La Cour suprême refuse à Assange le droit de contester son extradition
    14 mars 2022
    https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/monde/grande-bretagne-la-cour-supr%C3%AAme-refuse-%C3%A0-assange-le-droit-de-contester-son-extradition-vers-les-%C3%A9tats-unis/ar-AAV2Ncd

    LONDRES (Reuters) - La Cour suprême du Royaume-Uni a annoncé lundi avoir refusé au fondateur de Wikileaks Julian Assange le droit de contester devant elle la décision de la Haute Cour de Londres autorisant son extradition vers les États-Unis.

    Les juges de la Haute Cour avaient autorisé en janvier le militant australien de 50 ans à demander à la Cour suprême d’accepter son recours, après avoir annulé en décembre la décision prise en première instance de refuser la demande d’extradition des autorités américaines. (...)

    #Julian_Assange

  • La compagnie Lufthansa devra effectuer 18 000 vols presque à vide pour conserver ses créneaux
    https://www.ouest-france.fr/economie/entreprises/lufthansa/la-compagnie-lufthansa-devra-effectuer-18-000-vols-presque-a-vide-pour-
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    La compagnie Lufthansa a annoncé qu’elle va être contrainte de faire voler 18 000 avions presque à vide. Le géant allemand du secteur aérien a déjà annulé 33 000 vols qui devaient circuler cet hiver. En raison de règles européennes, il pourrait perdre encore plus gros s’il n’effectue pas ces vols à vide.

  • L’homme d’affaires Arnaud Mimran aurait tenté de se suicider à son retour en prison
    Ouest-France Avec AFP. Publié le 26/06/2021
    https://www.ouest-france.fr/societe/faits-divers/l-homme-d-affaires-arnaud-mimran-aurait-tente-de-se-suicider-a-son-reto

    L’homme d’affaires Arnaud Mimran, condamné vendredi 25 juin à une peine de 13 ans de réclusion pour son implication dans la séquestration d’un financier suisse, a fait une tentative de suicide à son retour en prison et était toujours hospitalisé samedi, ont indiqué ses avocats à l’AFP.

    « Arnaud Mimran a fait une tentative de suicide à son retour en prison à Fleury. Les pompiers sont intervenus et il était toujours hospitalisé samedi », ont indiqué Mes Jean-Marc Fedida et Laurence Cechman, les conseils de l’homme d’affaires.

    #mafia_du_co2 #taxe_carbone

  • Read #Britney_Spears' full statement from her conservatorship hearing: ’I am traumatized’
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/06/24/britney-spears-full-statement-conservatorship-hearing/5333532001
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    to recap: I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do. My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney, and by contract my own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour. He handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary. And with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour.

    #free_britney

    • Three days later, after I said no to Vegas, my therapist sat me down in a room and said he had a million phone calls about how I was not cooperating in rehearsals, and I haven’t been taking my medication. All this was false. He immediately, the next day, put me on lithium out of nowhere. He took me off my normal meds I’ve been on for five years. And lithium is a very, very strong and completely different medication compared to what I was used to. You can go mentally impaired if you take too much, if you stay on it longer than five months. But he put me on that and I felt drunk. I really couldn’t even take up for myself. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom or dad really about anything. I told him I was scared, and my doctor had me on six different nurses with this new medication, come to my home, stay with me to monitor me on this new medication, which I never wanted to be on to begin with. There were six different nurses in my home and they wouldn’t let me get in my car to go anywhere for a month.

    • Not only did my family not do a goddamn thing, my dad was all for it. Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad. And my dad only acted like he didn’t know that I was told I had to be tested over the Christmas holidays before they sent me away, when my kids went to home to Louisiana. He was the one who approved all of it. My whole family did nothing.

    • “I’m sorry, Britney, you have to listen to your doctors. They’re planning to send you to a small home in Beverly Hills to do a small rehab program that we’re going to make up for you. You’re going to pay $60,000 a month for this.”

    • The control he had over someone as powerful as me — as he loved the control to hurt his own daughter 100,000%. He loved it. I packed my bags and went to that place. I worked seven days a week, no days off, which in California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking. Making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away — credit card, cash, phone, passport, car — and placing them in a home where they work with the people who live with them. They all lived in the house with me, the nurses, the 24/7 security. There was one chef that came there and cooked for me daily during the weekdays. They watched me change every day — naked – morning, noon and night. My body – I had no privacy, (no) door for my room. I gave eight vials of blood a week.

    • I want changes, and I want changes going forward. I deserve changes. I was told I have to sit down and be evaluated, again, if I want to end the conservatorship. Ma’am, I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end it. I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn’t know that. But honestly, but I don’t think I owe anyone to be evaluated. I’ve done more than enough. I don’t feel like I should even be in room with anyone to offend me by trying to question my capacity of intelligence, whether I need to be in this stupid conservatorship or not. I’ve done more than enough.

    • I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive, and that we can sit here all day and say “Oh, conservatorships are here to help people.” But ma’am, there’s a thousand conservatorships that are abusive as well.

      je ne sais pas ce que ce serait l’équivalent en france, la mise sous tutelle ? ça me fait un peu pensé aux #informations_préoccupantes, dans le genre outils de contrôle soit disant faits pour « aider ».

    • #exposition

      I’m not willing to go to Westlake and be embarrassed by all these paparazzi, these scummy paparazzi laughing at my face while I’m crying, coming out and taking my pictures as all these white nice dinners, where people (are) drinking wine at restaurants, watching these places. They set me up by sending me to the most exposed places, and I told them I didn’t want to go there because I knew paparazzi would show up there.

    • I deserve to have a life. I’ve worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three year break and just, you know, do what I want to do. But I do feel like there is a crutch here. And I feel open and I’m okay to talk to you today about it. But I wish I could stay with you on the phone forever, because when I get off the phone with you, all of a sudden all I hear (is) all these no’s — no, no, no. And then all of a sudden I get– I feel ganged up on and I feel bullied and I feel left out and alone. And I’m tired of feeling alone. I deserve to have the same rights as anybody does, by having a child, a family, any of those things, and more so.

      And that’s all I wanted to say to you. And thank you so much for letting me speak to you today.

      godamn Free Britney bitch !

  • ’80s VW Vanagon With Homebuilt Tracks and Exhaust Griddle Is Your $2,500 Ticket to Adventure
    https://www.thedrive.com/news/40645/80s-vw-vanagon-with-homebuilt-tracks-and-exhaust-griddle-is-your-2500-tick

    Listed on Facebook Marketplace just outside the Ontarian capital, this T3 Vanagon has had its drive wheels replaced with a largely homebuilt tread setup. Though it may be a mishmash of car and perhaps snowcat parts, it’s apparently pretty capable. The seller describes it as, “hilarious… It can go through deep snow, add skis to the front and it’s literally unstoppable.”

    #Volkswagen #Halbkettenfahrzeug

  • Watch the World’s First V8 Tesla Swap Start Up for the First Time
    https://www.thedrive.com/news/40566/watch-the-worlds-first-v8-tesla-swap-start-up-for-the-first-time


    We’ve been following along with Rich Benoit’s journey to LS swap a Tesla Model S since last December, and enjoyed the progress updates along the way. Things just got real, though—with the first start of the mighty V8 under the hood of the formerly-electric beast.

    If you’re new to the project, the basic concept is simple—shoving a 6.2L LS3 V8 engine from a Camaro into the luxury electric sedan. Packing a full 426 horsepower, and paired with a manual transmission, it should provide plenty of grunt to challenge the 4.3 second 0-60 times of the original Model S 75 donor car. It’s a job that comes with more headaches than the typical LS swap, though, as the Tesla is lacking many things that one can take for granted when working on a traditional gasoline-powered car. There’s no fuel tank, for starters, zero provision for a transmission tunnel, and very little room in which to route the exhaust. Undeterred, Rich presses on, with the help of a cavalcade of friends who are just as enthusiastic as he is about the build.

    #WTF

  • Au Liban, Jean-Yves Le Drian réclame des réformes attendues “depuis trop longtemps”
    FRANCE 24 | 23 juillet 2020

    http://www.france24.com/fr/20200723-au-liban-jean-yves-le-drian-r%C3%A9clame-des-r%C3%A9formes-attend
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    En visite au Liban, le ministre français des Affaires étrangères, Jean-Yves Le Drian, a estimé jeudi que les réformes étaient attendues « depuis trop longtemps » alors que le pays est englué dans une crise économique et espère des aides internationales.

    Le chef de la diplomatie française, Jean-Yves Le Drian, en visite au Liban, a estimé jeudi 23 juillet que les réformes étaient attendues « depuis trop longtemps » dans ce pays en plein naufrage économique et qui espère obtenir des aides internationales.

    « Des actes concrets sont attendus depuis trop longtemps. Il est aujourd’hui urgent et nécessaire de s’engager de manière concrète dans la voie des réformes, c’est le message que je suis venu transmettre à toutes les autorités libanaises », a déclaré aux journalistes le ministre français à l’issue d’un entretien avec son homologue libanais, Nassif Hitti.

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    French foreign minister: IMF only way out of Lebanon crisis
    France’s foreign minister has told Lebanese officials that there is no alternative path out of the country’s economic crisis except talks with the International Monetary Fund
    By
    SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press | 23 July 2020
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/french-foreign-minister-visits-lebanon-amid-economic-crisis-71936840

    BEIRUT — France’s foreign minister said Thursday that talks with the International Monetary Fund are the only way out of Lebanon’s economic crisis, urging Lebanese officials to resume discussions with the lender that faltered over internal disagreements.

    Jean-Yves Le Drian, the first Western official to visit Lebanon since its economy began to unravel last year, said that only concrete reforms would enable France, a major ally, to help Lebanon.

    After meetings with senior Lebanese officials, including President Michel Aoun, Le Drian said the time is now critical and that the situation is very concerning.

    “What I want to tell those responsible in Lebanon today is, ‘help yourselves and France and its partners will help you’,” he said. “It is the key message of my visit.”

    France, the former colonial power in Lebanon, is the leading Western nation involved in efforts to help the Lebanese economy out of its dire straits. The solutions are well-known, Le Drian said, and are necessary to avoid destabilizing Lebanon and its model of tolerance and openness in the region.

    #FranceLiban #Liban #Francediplo

    • Le Drian aux autorités libanaises : Aidez-vous, et la France et ses partenaires vous aideront
      OLJ / le 23 juillet 2020 à 14h11
      https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1226967/le-drian-aux-autorites-libanaises-aidez-vous-et-la-france-et-ses-part

      Sur un autre plan, M. Le Drian a salué la « générosité » des Libanais quant à l’accueil des réfugiés syriens. Plus d’un million d’entre eux sont présents sur le territoire libanais après avoir fui le conflit qui ravage la Syrie depuis 2011.

      Jean-Yves Le Drian a également évoqué le volet éducation de sa visite. « Je suis venu pour marquer le soutien de la France à la jeunesse libanaise et au milieu éducatif. Cette crise est également celle des écoles françaises et des établissements chrétiens et francophones », a-t-il déclaré.

  • What a World Without Cops Would Look Like – Mother Jones
    https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/06/police-abolition-george-floyd

    Efforts to cut off funding for police have already taken root in Minneapolis, where the police department’s budget currently totals $193 million. (In 2017, the department received 36 percent of the city’s general fund expenditures.) Two days after Floyd’s killing, the president of the University of Minnesota declared that that the campus would no longer contract with the police department to provide security for large gatherings like football games. On Friday, a member of the Minneapolis Board of Education announced a resolution to end the school district’s contract to station 14 cops in its schools. And community groups such as the Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block are petitioning the city council to cut the police department’s budget by $45 million and reinvest the money in health and (non-police) safety programs.

    With other campaigns to cut police budgets underway in cities like Los Angeles and New York and calls to defund the police gathering steam on social media, I spoke with Brooklyn College sociology professor Alex Vitale, the coordinator of the Policing & Social Justice Project and author of The End of Policing, to talk about the sweeping vision of police abolition and what it means in practice.

    #abolir_la_police #police #justice #justice_réparative #USA

    • Minneapolis council member: Conversations underway to disband police
      https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/america-in-crisis/minneapolis-council-member-conversations-underway-to-disband-polic

      "The department is ungovernable,” Fletcher said. “Chief (Medaria) Arradondo is a leader that we’ve all had very high hopes in and that I imagined could play a role in envisioning the next version of public safety. But he has clearly not been able to make the culture change happen that we were hoping for and investing in.”

      What it would take to disband the department is unclear. But what is clear is that the department is already seeing a reduced role in the protection of the city.

      On Wednesday, the Minneapolis Park Board voted to terminate its relationship with the department, and the Minneapolis Police will no longer be involved in guarding events on park property.

      Fletcher said in a Twitter post that it’s time to “declare policing as we know it a thing of the past.”

      Minneapolis City Council members look to disband the police department as schools and other city agencies cut ties with police
      https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/minneapolis-city-council-members-look-to-disband-the-police-department-as-schools-and-other-city-agencies-cut-ties-with-police/ar-BB152szZ
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      Several members of the Minneapolis City Council are exploring ways to permanently disband the Minneapolis Police Department.
      Over the past week, several other city agencies have severed their ties to the department.
      “We can send a city response that makes situations better. We can resolve confusion over a $US20 grocery transaction without drawing a weapon, or pulling out handcuffs,” Councilmember Steve Fletcher said.

      Mais pas de grosse presse sur ça...

    • Six Ideas for a Cop-Free World - Rolling Stone
      https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/police-brutality-cop-free-world-protest-199465

      Editor’s note: This story was originally published on December 16th, 2014, following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, black men who were killed by police. In recent days, in the wake of nationwide protests demanding justice for George Floyd, we are sharing some of our previous coverage about how to end systematic racism in America.

      After months of escalating protests and grassroots organizing in response to the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, police reformers have issued many demands. The moderates in this debate typically qualify their rhetoric with “We all know we need police, but…” It’s a familiar refrain to those of us who’ve spent years in the streets and the barrios organizing around police violence, only to be confronted by officers who snarl, “But who’ll help you if you get robbed?” We can put a man on the moon, but we’re still lacking creativity down here on Earth.

      But police are not a permanent fixture in society. While law enforcers have existed in one form or another for centuries, the modern police have their roots in the relatively recent rise of modern property relations 200 years ago, and the “disorderly conduct” of the urban poor. Like every structure we’ve known all our lives, it seems that the policing paradigm is inescapable and everlasting, and the only thing keeping us from the precipice of a dystopic Wild West scenario. It’s not.

    • I’m a Minneapolis City Council Member. We Must Disband the Police—Here’s What Could Come Next | Time
      https://time.com/5848705/disband-and-replace-minneapolis-police

      I have been surprised, then, by how difficult and controversial it has been to pass the relatively small budget changes that we have made, which have not even cut their budget but merely redirected some proposed increases to fund a new Office of Violence Prevention. Other programmatic proposals to change the way we police have been met with stiff institutional resistance.

      Minneapolis Police had an opportunity to distance themselves from Derek Chauvin, to express sympathy, to be a calming presence. Instead, they deployed tear gas and rubber bullets, effectively escalating the situation from protest to pitched conflict. By the next day, it was clear that people on Lake Street were rallying for much more than the prosecution of four officers. They were demonstrating their anger at decades of harassment and racialized violence and calling for it to end.

      We have a talented, thoughtful police chief who has attempted some important steps. He has fired officers for significant abuses only to have his decisions overturned and those officers reinstated by arbitrators. Mayor Frey has met fierce resistance from the Federation to implement even minor policy changes.

      After viewing George Floyd’s murder, watching police not only fail to apologize, but escalate the situation with aggressive tactics, and finally watching the department abandon neighborhood businesses to exclusively defend their precinct building, most of my constituents have had enough.

      Every member of the Minneapolis City Council has now expressed the need for dramatic structural change. I am one of many on the Council, including the Council President and the Chair of Public Safety, who are publicly supporting the call to disband our police department and start fresh with a community-oriented, non-violent public safety and outreach capacity. What I hear from most of my constituents is that they want to make sure we provide for public safety, and they have learned their whole lives to equate “safety” with “police,” but are now concluding that need not be the case.

      We had already pushed for pilot programs to dispatch county mental health professionals to mental health calls, and fire department EMTs to opioid overdose calls, without police officers. We have similarly experimented with unarmed, community-oriented street teams on weekend nights downtown to focus on de-escalation. We could similarly turn traffic enforcement over to cameras and, potentially, our parking enforcement staff, rather than our police department.

      By Steve Fletcher
      June 5, 2020 9:57 AM EDT
      Fletcher is a City Council Member for Ward 3 in Minneapolis, Minn.

      We can invest in cultural competency and mental health training, de-escalation and conflict resolution. We can send a city response that that is appropriate to each situation and makes it better. We can resolve confusion over a $20 grocery transaction without drawing a weapon or pulling out handcuffs.

      Mostly—and this might be the hardest part to envision and make real—we need to be more deeply engaged with each other. We need to build the relationship networks, skills, and capacity in our communities to support each other in resolving conflicts and keeping each other safe before things escalate dangerously. Our isolation from each other has required us to outsource the management of social interactions. We have to get relational.

    • Opinion | The Police Killed George Floyd. Redirect Their Funding Elsewhere. - The New York Times
      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/opinion/george-floyd-police-funding.html

      The only way we’re going to stop these endless cycles of police violence is by creating alternatives to policing. Because even in a pandemic where black people have been disproportionately killed by the coronavirus, the police are still murdering us.

      On Monday, a worker at a store in Minneapolis called 911, claiming that George Floyd had used counterfeit money. The incident ended with a police officer suffocating Mr. Floyd to death, despite his and bystanders’ pleas for mercy. Protests have since erupted across the country while the police respond with military-style violence.

      As the case of George Floyd makes clear, calling 911 for even the slightest thing can be a death sentence for black people. For many marginalized communities, 911 is not a viable option because the police often make crises worse.

      More training or diversity among police officers won’t end police brutality, nor will firing and charging individual officers. Look at the Minneapolis Police Department, which is held up as a model of progressive police reform. The department offers procedural justice as well as trainings for implicit bias, mindfulness and de-escalation. It embraces community policing and officer diversity, bans “warrior style” policing, uses body cameras, implemented an early intervention system to identify problematic officers, receives training around mental health crisis intervention, and practices “reconciliation” efforts in communities of color.

      George Floyd was still murdered. The focus on training, diversity and technology like body cameras shifts focus away from the root cause of police violence and instead gives the police more power and resources. The problem is that the entire criminal justice system gives police officers the power and opportunity to systematically harass and kill with impunity.

      The solution to ending police violence and cultivating a safer country lies in reducing the power of the police and their contact with the public.

      Municipalities can begin by changing policies or statutes so police officers never respond to certain kinds of emergencies, including ones that involve substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness or mental health. Instead, health care workers or emergency response teams would handle these incidents.

      Ideally, people would have the option to call a different number — say 727 — to access various trained response teams.

      The good news is, this is already happening. Violence interruption programs exist throughout the country and they’re often led by people from the community who have experience navigating tricky situations. Some programs, like one in Washington, D.C., do not work with the police; its staff members rely instead on personal outreach and social connections for information about violence that they work to mediate and diffuse. We should invest in these programs, which operate on shoestring budgets, so they have their own dedicated dispatch centers outside of 911.

      Dallas is pioneering a new approach where social workers are being dispatched to some 911 calls that involve mental health emergencies. The program has shown success, and many of the people receive care that they would never have gotten in jails or overcrowded hospitals.

      In California, the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective deals with child sexual abuse without the police. The collective develops pods — groups of people including survivors, bystanders or people who have harmed in the past — that each pod-member feels they can turn to for support when needed.

      Here’s another idea: Imagine if the money used to pay the salaries of police officers who endlessly patrol public housing buildings and harass residents can be used to fund plans that residents design to keep themselves safe. The money could also pay the salaries of maintenance and custodial workers; fund community programs, employment and a universal basic income; or pay for upgrades to elevators and apartment units so residents are not stuck without gas during a pandemic, as some people in Brooklyn were.

      https://batjc.wordpress.com

      By Philip V. McHarris and Thenjiwe McHarris

      Mr. McHarris is a doctoral candidate focusing on race, housing and policing. Ms. McHarris is a strategist with the Movement for Black Lives.

    • Black Lives Matter Has Been Doing The Work To ’Defund The Police’ For Years
      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/black-lives-matter-has-been-doing-the-work-to-defund-the-police-for-years/ar-BB156D9S
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      Los Angeles’ BLM chapter and its partners proposed an alternative “People’s Budget,” which showed how redirecting money allocated for LAPD could pay for desperately needed housing assistance, rent suspension, mental health services and support for public schools. The activists succeeded in embarrassing City Council members into delaying a vote on the budget and ultimately allowing a June 1 deadline to pass without revising the budget.

      Despite its progressive reputation, Los Angeles has lagged behind the rest of the state in criminal justice reform. L.A. County jails incarcerate more people than any other jail system in the country.Black Lives Matter activists have been at the forefront of efforts to change that.

      Although Black Lives Matter does not endorse candidates, it has led the effort to oust Lacey, who has opposed almost every criminal justice reform measure that has come up during her eight years in office. Lacey, the county’s first Black district attorney, ran for reelection in 2016 unopposed but is facing a progressive challenger in November after failing to secure more than 50% of the vote in the primary.

      Thanks to BLM organizing, L.A. residents will also have the chance to vote on Measure R, a civilian-driven ballot initiative that aims to reduce the county’s jail population by getting prisoners with mental health conditions out of jail and into treatment. Organizers collected 250,000 signatures to get Measure R on the ballot.

    • What does ’defund the police’ mean? The rallying cry sweeping the US – explained | US news | The Guardian
      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean?ref=hvper.com
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      For years, community groups have advocated for defunding law enforcement – taking money away from police and prisons – and reinvesting those funds in services. The basic principle is that government budgets and “public safety” spending should prioritize housing, employment, community health, education and other vital programs, instead of police officers. Advocates argue that defunding is the best way forward since attempts to reform police practices over the last five years have failed, as evidenced by the brutal killing of George Floyd. Groups have a range of demands, with some seeking modest reductions and others viewing full defunding as a step toward abolishing contemporary police services.
      How much does America currently spend on police?

      In the past four decades, the cost of policing in the US has tripled and is now $115bn, according to a recent analysis. That steady increase comes as crime has been consistently declining. In most cities, spending on police is significantly greater than spending on services and other departments ($1.8bn on police in Los Angeles, for example, which is more than half the city’s general fund). The Covid-19 economic crisis has led cities and states to make drastic budget cuts to education, youth programs, arts and culture, parks, libraries, housing services and more. But police budgets have grown or gone largely untouched – until pressure from protests this week.

    • Abolishing Prisons Is within Our Grasp | Bitch Media
      https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/prison-abolition-should-be-the-american-dream

      The United States incarcerates more people than any other country, with 2.2 million adults in prisons or jails at the end of 2016. Nearly 60,000 children under the age of 18 are also incarcerated in juvenile jails or prisons, and about 10,000 more children are held in adult jails or prisons. Citizens pay the high price for this system because our tax dollars are funneled into policing and incarcerating the people in these systems—predominantly Black and Brown people. This is by design. Slavery legally ended in 1865 with the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, but the language of this amendment still allowed slavery as punishment for a crime. The carceral system revived slave labor, allowing the United States to continue disenfranchising and enslaving incarcerated Black people. Now almost every aspect of Black and Brown people’s lives is affected by the carceral state—from extra surveillance and imprisonment to disenfranchisement upon release. The entire system is built to maintain white supremacy, which remains the status quo in the United States.

      “It might be challenging to envision a world without policing or imprisonment because we’re constantly being told that these systems are natural [they’re not] and have always existed [they haven’t],” says Mohamed Shehk, the national media and communications director of Critical Resistance. Though some Americans have difficulties imagining a world without police or prisons, communities who don’t rely on the PIC do exist. Shehk says the Palestinian village where his mother grew up doesn’t have a police force. Problems there are resolved by “bringing in the elders of the community to come up with a resolution.” In 2011, the indigenous Purépecha town of Cherán banned political parties, gangs, and police. Since then, they boast the lowest murder rate in the entire Michoacán region, which is historically one of the most violent regions in Mexico. What’s more, since Cherán abolished the corrupt police force, they haven’t had a single kidnapping.

      “Policing exists to manage the consequences of inequality in ways that benefit those people who are creating the inequality,” says Alex S. Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College and author of the 2017 book The End of Policing. “The decision to use police to manage the problems of the poor is inherently unjust in most circumstances and actually racist because this burden so falls most heavily on communities of color.” Many wealthy white communities have already abolished police forces because they don’t want the criminal justice system solving their intercommunal problems. Why is this option not available to all of us?

      Abolitionists are often asked to explain what will happen to people who commit murder or rape if police and prisons are abolished. Shehk responds with a similar question: “What are we doing now with people who commit those harms?” Some of the high-profile assault stories that surfaced during the #MeToo movement, including Chanel Miller’s rape at the hands of Brock Turner and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of her assault by Brett Kavanaugh, revealed that survivors of sexual harassment and assault aren’t being protected by this system. Instead, the criminal justice system protects and maintains agents of the patriarchy, including students like Turner, police officers, lawyers, Supreme Court justices, and presidents.

      Since the United States locks people up at a higher rate than any other country, you’d assume this “would be the safest place, virtually free of harm or violence,” Shehk says, but that’s obviously not the case. The president of the United States and two Supreme Court justices have been accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault on multiple occasions. Less than 1 percent of rapes result in the incarceration of the perpetrator, while at least 89 percent of survivors face emotional and physical consequences. Often the rapes reported to police aren’t even investigated, considering the 200,000 rape kits the federal government estimates are sitting—submitted, yet unopened—in police storage. That’s not justice.

      ActivismMagazinePoliticsprisonThe Fantasy Issue
      Beyond BarsPrison Abolition Should Be the American Dream
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      artwork by Matice Moore and Dawud Lee
      Published on June 4, 2020

      I do not have all the answers, left. I try to have conversations about every subject we must deal with in our communities, center. Someone you love needs your support, but you cannot be there, no matter how much they need you, right. (Artwork by Matice Moore and Dawud Lee for the LifeLines Project)
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      In her 2003 book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, scholar and activist Angela Y. Davis wrote, “Prison abolitionists are dismissed as utopians and idealists whose ideas are at best unrealistic and impracticable, and, at worst, mystifying and foolish.” Those who oppose prison-industrial complex (PIC) abolition partially see it as a fantasy that can’t be realized. “This is a measure of how difficult it is to envision a social order that does not rely on the threat of sequestering people in dreadful places designed to separate them from their communities and families. The prison is considered so ‘natural’ that it is extremely hard to imagine life without it,” Davis writes.

      But activists and organizations have been imagining life without prisons for decades. The Prison Research/Education/Action Project’s 1976 pamphlet “Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists” laid out the pillars of abolition: “moratorium,” “decarceration,” and “excarceration.” “Moratorium” calls for an end to the building of prisons, jails, and detention centers; “decarceration” works to have nonviolent offenders released from prison; and “excarceration” involves diverting people away from interacting with law enforcement through decriminalization. In 1997, Davis and City University of New York professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore cofounded Critical Resistance, an international organization that aims to dismantle the pic by using these three pillars. A year later, 3,500 people convened for a three-day Critical Resistance conference to discuss the limitations of the PIC in the United States.

      Other organizations with similar goals have also been erected: Decrim NY wants to decriminalize sex work in New York City and in the state and decarcerate sex workers. The Black Youth Project 100 uses a Black, queer, and feminist lens to work toward the liberation of all Black people, including those who are currently incarcerated. No New Jails NYC calls for an end to the building and funding of new prisons and jails in New York City. All of these organizations are working toward a common goal: ending the pic.
      Justice Is Not Served

      The United States incarcerates more people than any other country, with 2.2 million adults in prisons or jails at the end of 2016. Nearly 60,000 children under the age of 18 are also incarcerated in juvenile jails or prisons, and about 10,000 more children are held in adult jails or prisons. Citizens pay the high price for this system because our tax dollars are funneled into policing and incarcerating the people in these systems—predominantly Black and Brown people. This is by design. Slavery legally ended in 1865 with the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, but the language of this amendment still allowed slavery as punishment for a crime. The carceral system revived slave labor, allowing the United States to continue disenfranchising and enslaving incarcerated Black people. Now almost every aspect of Black and Brown people’s lives is affected by the carceral state—from extra surveillance and imprisonment to disenfranchisement upon release. The entire system is built to maintain white supremacy, which remains the status quo in the United States.

      “It might be challenging to envision a world without policing or imprisonment because we’re constantly being told that these systems are natural [they’re not] and have always existed [they haven’t],” says Mohamed Shehk, the national media and communications director of Critical Resistance. Though some Americans have difficulties imagining a world without police or prisons, communities who don’t rely on the PIC do exist. Shehk says the Palestinian village where his mother grew up doesn’t have a police force. Problems there are resolved by “bringing in the elders of the community to come up with a resolution.” In 2011, the indigenous Purépecha town of Cherán banned political parties, gangs, and police. Since then, they boast the lowest murder rate in the entire Michoacán region, which is historically one of the most violent regions in Mexico. What’s more, since Cherán abolished the corrupt police force, they haven’t had a single kidnapping.
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      Some communities within the United States are also accustomed to policing themselves. Shehk says it’s “important to remember that many communities don’t call the cops because of rightful mistrust.” He also points out that “you can also visit Beverly Hills or the Golden Triangle or the other elite, wealthy, white neighborhoods of this country to see what a community without police or prisons looks like.” When a student at an elite private school in Orange County, California, is found with weed in their backpack, teachers don’t call the police—and there isn’t an active police presence within the school itself. Instead, teachers call the student’s parents, believing it’s an issue that can be solved within the family. Black and Brown students, on the other hand, are funneled from school into the criminal justice system in what is commonly known as the school-to-prison pipeline. These students are increasingly accused of crimes, suspended, or reported to the police compared to their white counterparts, which often creates a lasting connection with the carceral state.

      Reducing interaction with law enforcement would allow students the space to make mistakes and learn from them, and would encourage teachers to build better relationships with parents. It also moves resources away from metal detectors, surveillance equipment, and onsite police and toward quality educators, better school supplies, and extracurricular activities. “Policing exists to manage the consequences of inequality in ways that benefit those people who are creating the inequality,” says Alex S. Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College and author of the 2017 book The End of Policing. “The decision to use police to manage the problems of the poor is inherently unjust in most circumstances and actually racist because this burden so falls most heavily on communities of color.” Many wealthy white communities have already abolished police forces because they don’t want the criminal justice system solving their intercommunal problems. Why is this option not available to all of us?
      What Does Abolition Look Like?

      Abolitionists are often asked to explain what will happen to people who commit murder or rape if police and prisons are abolished. Shehk responds with a similar question: “What are we doing now with people who commit those harms?” Some of the high-profile assault stories that surfaced during the #MeToo movement, including Chanel Miller’s rape at the hands of Brock Turner and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of her assault by Brett Kavanaugh, revealed that survivors of sexual harassment and assault aren’t being protected by this system. Instead, the criminal justice system protects and maintains agents of the patriarchy, including students like Turner, police officers, lawyers, Supreme Court justices, and presidents.

      Since the United States locks people up at a higher rate than any other country, you’d assume this “would be the safest place, virtually free of harm or violence,” Shehk says, but that’s obviously not the case. The president of the United States and two Supreme Court justices have been accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault on multiple occasions. Less than 1 percent of rapes result in the incarceration of the perpetrator, while at least 89 percent of survivors face emotional and physical consequences. Often the rapes reported to police aren’t even investigated, considering the 200,000 rape kits the federal government estimates are sitting—submitted, yet unopened—in police storage. That’s not justice.

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      Murder clearance rates aren’t much better, with police reportedly solving only about 60 percent of murders. When the victim is Black—as the majority of homicide victims are—the clearance rate declines to the lowest of any other racial group. In communities that are particularly disenfranchised, those rates can be in the single digits. These figures don’t instill much faith in law enforcement’s efficacy.

      As Vitale puts it, “serial killers don’t just fall out of the sky.” According to him, treating criminalization as the only option for deterrence is one of the reasons nothing is done to help children or teenagers who, despite the threat of prison, still exhibit violent tendencies. That violence might be prevented through robust social services, mental healthcare, and support systems. Shehk also lists “restorative and transformative justice practices, healing circles, or community accountability models” as examples of nonpunitive ways of addressing harm. “Rather than trying to cage away the problem, one key part of these models is an attempt to address the root cause of the harm and to change the conditions in which it occurred so that it doesn’t happen again,” he says. “Many of these are informed by Indigenous practices, and all of them seek to uplift the humanity of the parties involved.”

      Mass incarceration costs $182 billion a year, when considering policing, court costs, and the operating costs of prisons and jails—and it doesn’t even effectively deter crime, achieve justice for victims, or rehabilitate perpetrators. Rather than funneling money into the PIC, the United States could fund an education system that invests in mental-health services instead of policing and surveillance. We could use those billions of dollars to finance living accommodations for houseless people and provide them with mental healthcare and drug rehabilitation as needed. This money could be used to train crisis intervention teams or violence interrupters to deal with escalated situations.

      The possibilities are endless, if we allow ourselves to dream bigger than criminalization and bondage. “Being an abolitionist is the most realistic position because it is based in statistics and logic along with empathy and respect for human dignity,” says Agbebiyi. To Daoud, “over-policing creates a system of engineered conflict and perpetuates harm. As such, she—and others at BBO—believes that abolishing prisons must be coupled with radically caring for your community in many forms, including cop-watching and bystander intervention. The dream of abolition is being realized every day by people working for a more equitable world. “If you’re doing work to advocate for a living wage, that’s abolitionist work. If you’re doing work to advocate against environmental racism, that’s abolitionist work. If you’re working to make sure folks have access to affordable healthcare, that’s abolitionist work,” Agbebiyi says. Moving abolition from a fantasy to a reality is going to happen incrementally, but we can certainly make it happen. Vitale confirms this, saying, “Abolition is embedded in tons of movements all over the country and it’s happening right now.”

      by Reina Sultan
      #abolitionnisme_carcéral #prison

    • Majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledges to dismantle the Police Department.
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      Nine members — a veto-proof majority — of the Minneapolis City Council pledged on Sunday to dismantle the city’s Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism.

      Saying that the city’s current policing system could not be reformed, the council members stood before hundreds of people gathered late in the day on a grassy hill, and signed a pledge to begin the process of taking apart the Police Department as it now exists.

    • Mpls. Council majority backs dismantling police department - StarTribune.com
      https://www.startribune.com/mpls-council-majority-backs-dismantling-police-department/571088302


      Alondra Cano was one of nine Minneapolis Council members who spoke out in support of advocacy group Black Visions, which is calling for the end of the Minneapolis Police Department.
      JERRY HOLT – STAR TRIBUNE

      In their boldest statement since George Floyd’s killing, nine Minneapolis City Council members told a crowd Sunday that they will “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department.

      We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does,” they said, reading off a prepared statement. “We’re committed to engaging with every willing community member in the City of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you.

      Their words — delivered one day after Mayor Jacob Frey told a crowd of protesters he does not support the full abolishment of the MPD — set off what is likely to be a long, complicated debate about the future of the state’s largest police force.

      With the world watching, and the city’s leaders up for re-election next year, the stakes are particularly high. While Minneapolis has debated the issue in the past, Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police has added a sense of urgency, and the calls for police departments to be disbanded have echoed in other cities around the country.

      Council members have noted repeatedly since Floyd’s death that Minneapolis has the chance to redefine policing. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, nine of them walked onto a stage at Powderhorn Park to support members of advocacy group Black Visions, who were calling for the end of the MPD. On stage were Council President Lisa Bender, Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Council Members Alondra Cano, Phillippe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Steve Fletcher, Cam Gordon, Andrew Johnson and Jeremy Schroeder.

      Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed and will never be accountable for its actions,” they said. “We are here today to begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a new, transformative model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.

      #démantèlement de la #police_municipale


      Gallery: A new sculpture was erected on Chicago Avenue S. just north of E. 38th Street, the site where George Floyd was was asphyxiated in Minneapolis police custody
      JEFF WHEELER – STAR TRIBUNE.


      Visitors to the intersection where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis were continuously leaving fresh flowers on the names of other victims of police violence on Sunday, June 7.
      JEFF WHEELER – STAR TRIBUNE_

    • The End of Policing: Alex Vitale on How Cops & Their Unions Cover Up Inequality, Exploitation | Democracy Now!
      https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/8/alex_vitale_end_of_policing#transcript

      Professor Alex Vitale argues the answer to police violence is not “reform.” It’s defunding. The author of “The End of Policing” says the movement to defund the police is part of “a long story about the use of police and prisons to manage problems of inequality and exploitation.” He asks, “Why are we using police to paper over problems of economic exploitation?” He also discusses the role of police unions. “They become, in many cities, the locus, the institutional hub, for a whole set of right-wing ’thin blue line’ politics that believe that policing is not only effective but it’s the most desirable way to solve our problems. And embedded in this is a deep racism that says that certain populations can only be managed through constant threats of coercion.”

    • Minneapolis City Council Vows to Dismantle Police Dept. After Mass Protests & Grassroots Organizing | Democracy Now!
      https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/8/minneapolis_police_abolition#transcript

      The City Council of Minneapolis announced Saturday it would disband and abolish the police department responsible for the killing of African American man George Floyd, following nearly two weeks of mass protest and growing calls to defund the police.

      In a statement, nine of the city’s 12 councilmembers said, quote, “Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed, and will never be accountable for its action. … We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does,” they said.

      The historic announcement comes after years of organizing on the ground by groups like Reclaim the Block, Black Visions Collective and MPD150.

  • Up to 2.4M Texas immigrants left out of coronavirus stimulus payments
    #Covid-19#migrant#migration#US#aide

    https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Up-to-2-4M-Texas-immigrants-left-out-of-15271457.php
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    WASHINGTON — As many as 2.4 million Texans didn’t get stimulus checks the federal government cut earlier this year because they are either immigrants or live with them, one way immigrants — even U.S. citizens — have been left out as Congress has poured trillions into coronavirus relief efforts.

  • Trump administration has expelled 10,000 migrants at the border during coronavirus outbreak, just 100 in custody at the border
    #Covid-19#migrant#migration#US#expulsion

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-has-expelled-10000-migrants-at-the-border-during-coronavirus-outbreak-just-100-in-custody-at-the-border/ar-BB12oCra
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    The Trump administration has carried out nearly 10,000 summary deportations or “expulsions” since March 21, using emergency public health measures that have given U.S. Customs and Border Protection broad authority to bypass immigration laws, CBP officials said Thursday.

  • Donald Trump announces visa sanctions on countries refusing to repatriate their nationals
    #Covid-19#migrant#migration#US#expulsion#visa

    https://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/donald-trump-announces-visa-sanctions-on-countries-refusing-to-repatriate-their-nationals/1925428
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    US President Donald Trump on Friday announced a new visa sanction norm, providing for visa denial to citizens of countries which either deny or dilly-dally in repatriating their citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Hyped Malaria Pill Doesn’t Help Clear Coronavirus in Study
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-15/hyped-malaria-pill-doesn-t-help-clear-coronavirus-in-study
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    The pill didn’t help patients clear the virus better than standard care and was much more likely to cause side effects, according to a study of 150 hospitalized patients by doctors at 16 centers in China. The research, which hasn’t been peer-reviewed, was released Tuesday.

    The drug did help alleviate some clinical symptoms of Covid-19, however, and the patients who took it showed a greater drop in C-reactive protein, a measure of inflammation.

    “When testing new treatments, we are looking for signals that show that they might be effective before proceeding to larger studies,” said Allen Cheng, an infectious diseases physician and a professor of epidemiology at Melbourne’s Monash University. “This study doesn’t show any signal, so it is probably unlikely that it will be of clinical benefit.”

  • Mort de la cinéaste panafricaniste Sarah Maldoror du Covid-19
    https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/culture/mort-de-la-cin%C3%A9aste-panafricaniste-sarah-maldoror-du-covid-19/ar-BB12BfKv
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    Sarah Maldoror s’est éteinte lundi 13 avril 2020 à Paris, des suites du coronavirus, à l’âge de 90 ans. Cinéaste, elle a réalisé de nombreux films sur l’histoire de l’Afrique et elle a participé aux luttes des indépendances sur le continent africain, notamment en Algérie, en Guinée et Guinée-Bissau.

    #HERstory #femmes #cinéma #documentaire #Afrique #panafricanisme

  • Government Tracking How People Move Around in Coronavirus Pandemic
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/government-tracking-how-people-move-around-in-coronavirus-pandemic/ar-BB11PDb4?ocid=se2

    WASHINGTON—Government officials across the U.S. are using location data from millions of cellphones in a bid to better understand the movements of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and how they may be affecting the spread of the disease. The federal government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local governments have started to receive analyses about the presence and movement of people in certain areas of geographic interest drawn from cellphone (...)

    #Unacast_ #Verizon #AT&T #smartphone #géolocalisation #marketing #publicité #santé #BigData

    ##AT&T ##publicité ##santé
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  • Agrobusiness et épidémie : d’où viens le #coronavirus ?

    http://acta.zone/agrobusiness-epidemie-dou-vient-le-coronavirus-entretien-avec-rob-wallace

    Utiliser une épidémie pour tester le dernier cri en matière de contrôle autocratique est une catastrophe : le capitalisme a déraillé. En matière de santé publique il me paraît a priori plus judicieux de s’appuyer sur la confiance et l’empathie, qui sont des facteurs épidémiologiques décisifs. Sans eux, les autorités perdent le soutien des populations.
    Un certain sens de la solidarité et du respect forment des aspects essentiels pour susciter la coopération dont nous avons besoin pour survivre ensemble à de telles menaces. Des quarantaines autonomes avec le soutien approprié – vérifications par des brigades de quartier formées, des camions d’approvisionnement alimentaire faisant du porte-à-porte, la suspension du travail et l’assurance chômage – peuvent susciter ce type de coopération, et créer le sentiment que nous sommes tous dans le même bateau.

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    Il faut mettre définitivement fin à l’#agrobusiness en tant que mode de reproduction sociale, ne serait-ce que pour des raisons de santé publique. La production alimentaire capitaliste repose sur des pratiques qui mettent en danger l’humanité tout entière, contribuant en l’occurrence à déclencher une nouvelle pandémie mortelle.
    Nous devons exiger que les systèmes alimentaires soient socialisés de manière à empêcher l’émergence d’agents pathogènes aussi dangereux. Pour cela, il faudra d’abord réintégrer la production alimentaire dans les besoins des communautés rurales. Cela nécessitera des pratiques agroécologiques qui protègent l’environnement et les agriculteurs qui cultivent nos aliments. En gros, nous devons combler les fossés métaboliques qui séparent nos écologies de nos économies.

    #Rob_Wallace est biologiste évolutionniste et phylogéographe pour la santé publique aux États-Unis. Il travaille depuis vingt-cinq ans sur divers aspects des nouvelles pandémies et est l’auteur du livre « Big Farms Make Big Flu ».

    Traduction de l’anglais à partir d’un site marxiste allemand :

    http://www.marx21.de/coronavirus-agribusiness-would-risk-millions-of-deaths