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  • Britain’s ambassador to Iran is ARRESTED after photographing protesters in Tehran clash | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7877079/Britains-ambassador-Iran-ARRESTED-photographing-protesters-Tehran-clash

    The UK ambassador to Iran has been arrested during protests in Tehran tonight, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

    Rob Macaire was present during the Saturday protests in front of Tehran’s Amir Kabir University and was arrested then, Tasnim’s report said.

    • On constate la différence entre Damas et Téhéran. Quand deux ambassadeurs (français et US) étaient allés se montrer dans les manifs de Hama, l’Etat syrien n’avait pas osé réagir (contre eux ! si ce n’est « l’attaque » foireuse de l’ambassade française le 14 juillet 2011). Il aurait peut-être dû...

  • Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly a foreign spy hiding in Israel
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7843659/Ghislaine-Maxwell-reportedly-foreign-spy-hiding-Israel.html

    An explosive new report has asserted that deceased sex criminal Jeffery Epstein and his alleged ’madame’ Ghislaine Maxwell were foreign intelligence ’assets’, and that she is currently hiding in a safehouse in Israel.

    [...]

    ’Ghislaine is protected. She and Jeffrey were assets of sorts for multiple foreign governments. They would trade information about the powerful people caught in his net — caught at Epstein’s house,’ a unnamed source told Page Six. 

    Maxwell, 58, has been accused in lawsuits of procuring underage girls for Epstein to sexually traffick among his wealthy and powerful friends, and is reportedly the subject of an ongoing FBI probe.

    She has always denied any wrongdoing. Her attorney did not immediately respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com on Wednesday evening.

    After Epstein’s re-arrest last year and death behind bars in August, Maxwell has remained out of sight and her whereabouts unknown.

    #pédophilie #miroir_de_la_jungle

  • Tourists in #Gran_Canaria are left stunned as 24 migrants including three children and a pregnant woman in a rickety boat land on popular beach on the holiday isle

    Tourists in Gran Canaria were left stunned today when 24 migrants including three children and a pregnant woman landed in a rickety boat on a popular beach.

    Sunbathers in the Canary Islands joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to migrants who arrived unexpectedly on the rocky shores of Aguila beach, in San Bartolome de Tirajana.

    Exhausted, cold and some seemingly in a state of shock after weathering the Atlantic, the two dozen migrants were given thermal blankets and towels by rescue workers as they were finally able to rest on the beach.

    Red Cross officials said the migrants, who were from northern and sub-Saharan Africa, told them of six days spent navigating at times rough waters. ’It was a really tough journey,’ Jose Antonio Rodriguez of the Red Cross said.

    The group included 12 men, eight women and three children - six of whom were treated at a local hospital. None were reported to be in serious condition.

    Sunseekers, who ranged from tourists visiting the island to locals, sprang into action after the boat arrived, he said.

    ’They were the first ones to help out, giving them food, water and milk for the babies after they saw how hungry they were,’ he said. ’They also gave clothing as the migrants were soaking wet.’

    In the extraordinary incident, one woman cradled a weary migrant in her lap as another swimsuit-clad woman gave her water. Another used his beach towel to keep her feet warm.

    Photographs show the migrants wrapped in gold emergency blankets and laying on the rocky beach as rescue service members work to provide them with bottles of water and sandwiches.

    British holidaymakers Gavin and Bernadette Rodgers witnessed the landing while on a dolphin watching trip during their pre-Christmas break to the island, which is located off the northwest coast of Africa.

    The pair had paid 30 euros for the trip, which set off from Puerto Rica on Gran Canaria with a small group of German and British tourists. An hour and a half into the two hour trip, the tour hadn’t seen a single dolphin.

    ’We were all scanning the sea, almost giving up hope. Suddenly a crew member came up on deck and said we had drifted very close to the coast of Africa,’ Mrs Rodgers said. ’They had been alerted by the coast guard that we needed to be vigilant in case we encountered a boat from there.

    ’Strangely my first thought was we might be about to be kidnapped by armed pirates. But the crewman said no, it was a boatful of immigrants heading for Europe who may have been drifting for days. I was relieved and gratified. We can rescue help these people and bring them to safety.’

    Some 27,594 migrants had arrived in Spain this year by mid-November, according to data from the Interior Ministry, a decrease of more than 50 per cent from the same period last year.

    The popular tourist destination of the Canary Islands, however, has seen an increase of 22 per cent in arrivals, with 1,493 migrants arriving so far this year by mid-November.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7739717/Tourists-Gran-Canaria-left-stunned-24-migrants-rickety-boat-land-popula
    #tourisme #migrations #photographie #route_atlantique

    J’ajoute du coup à cette métaliste sur le lien entre migrations et tourisme:
    https://seenthis.net/messages/770799

    ping @reka @isskein

    • Bañistas de una playa de Gran Canaria auxilian a 24 inmigrantes que desembarcaron en patera

      Las llegadas de inmigrantes a las Islas Canarias han aumentado un 22% en 2019 y ya rozan las 1.500.

      Las imágenes de inmigrantes en pateras son habituales en la costa española, aunque a veces la tragedia deja un hueco para la esperanza. Este viernes desembarcaron 24 personas en la playa del Águila, en el sur de Gran Canaria, y los bañistas que disfrutaban del sol de la isla se lanzaron a socorrerlas. Entre los viajeros, que llegaron todos con vida, había seis menores de edad y dos mujeres embarazadas. Las llegadas a las costas canarias han aumentado más de un 20% en 2019.

      El otoño no existe en las playas de Maspalomas. Mientras los bañistas disfrutaban de unos agradables 27 grados, una embarcación con inmigrantes magrebíes y subsaharianos alcanzó la pedregosa costa. Los integrantes de la patera, un grupo de tres bebés, tres niños, 10 varones y ocho mujeres, desembarcaron por sus propios medios en la orilla. Los bañistas, que observaban la escena estupefactos, ayudaron de inmediato, incluso antes de que los servicios de emergencia llegasen para entregar agua, alimentos y ropa de abrigo a los inmigrantes. Algunos de los usuarios de la playa se pusieron de acuerdo para ir a un supermercado cercano y comprar leche y biberones para los más pequeños, y embutidos, pan y yogures para los demás.

      Aunque no se produjeron víctimas, 13 inmigrantes fueron derivados a distintos centros sanitarios porque presentaban síntomas de deshidratación, mareos o cuadros de vómitos, según informó Efe. Los viajeros pasaron cinco días en el mar y algunos de ellos trataron de huir al alcanzar la playa, con escaso éxito. Uno de los bebés tuvo que ser evacuado al Hospital Materno-infantil de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

      Más de 27.000 inmigrantes han llegado a España en lo que va de 2019, menos de la mitad que el año pasado, según el Ministerio del Interior. Sin embargo, Canarias ha experimentado un aumento del 22%. A principios de noviembre, nueve inmigrantes murieron tras volcar una patera en Lanzarote. El archipiélago, que durante el otoño y el invierno supone una opción muy atractiva para muchos turistas españoles y extranjeros que escapan del frío continental, se ha convertido en una ruta al alza entre quienes se echan al mar con la ilusión de alcanzar suelo europeo. No todos lo consiguen.

      https://elpais.com/politica/2019/11/29/actualidad/1575040711_248908.html
      #Canaries #îles_canaries

  • Suivi de l’affaire Élisa Pilarski, jeune femme enceinte tuée par des chiens dans une forêt de l’Aisne
    https://www.cnews.fr/france/2019-11-18/aisne-une-femme-enceinte-meurt-dans-une-foret-apres-avoir-ete-mordue-par-des

    Avant de mourir, la femme enceinte, qui promenait son chien lorsque le drame est survenu, avait eu le temps de joindre par téléphone son conjoint du danger qu’elle encourait.

    Alors que de nouvelles analyses doivent être pratiquées ce lundi sur le corps de la trentenaire à la demande du procureur, l’hypothèse retenue relie sa mort à la présence de chiens de chasse à courre au même moment dans la forêt.

    #chasse #mort

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar accused of anti-Semitism for tweet about billionaires supporting Michael Bloomberg | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7669813/Rep-Ilhan-Omar-accused-anti-Semitism-tweet-billionaires-supporting-Mich

    Rep. Ilhan Omar is accused of ’dog whistle’ anti-Semitism after she posts tweet implying billionaire businessman Leon Cooperman is only supporting Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run because he is Jewish

    Rep. Ilhan Omar came under fire on Saturday for sharing a tweet revealing Jewish billionaire Leon Cooperman will back Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 bid
    She shared the tweeted with a thinking emoji saying: ’I wonder why’
    She was accused of ’dog whistle’ anti-Semitism for the comment
    Critics say she was alluding to the fact that they were both Jewish rather than the fact that they are both billionaires
    Omar retweeted posts by supporters who accused critics of ’twisting her words’
    Omar has been accused of anti-Semitism for downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks and for a 2012 post where she said ’Israel has hypnotized the world’

  • China and Taiwan go to war over Wikipedia edits as hundreds of changes to description of the island territory are uncovered
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7540755/China-Taiwan-war-Wikipedia-edits-hundreds-changes-uncovered.html

    The description of Taiwan changes from ’state in East Asia’ to ’province in China’ Hong Kong protests page was changed at least 65 times in a single day Almost 1,600 biased edits were found across 22 politically sensitive articles Hundreds of recently uncovered Chinese edits to Taiwan’s Wikipedia page have revealed the country’s attempts to claim ownership of the state. Within the space of a single day, the description of Taiwan will change from ’a state in East Asia’ to ’a province in the (...)

    #Wikipedia #manipulation

  • The New Patriarchy : How Trans Radicalism Hurts Women, Children—and Trans People Themselves - Quillette
    https://quillette.com/2018/12/04/the-new-patriarchy-how-trans-radicalism-hurts-women-children-and-trans-pe

    Important article que j’attire à l’attention de @tradfem. Et dont l’autrice Helen Joyce parle avec respect des femmes trans, ce qui ajoute à sa crédibilité. Il est question de #transidentité, de #détransition, d’un activisme misogyne orienté vers la définition de la #non-mixité aux dépens des femmes cis alors que les violences transphobes viennent d’ailleurs que des féministes radicales. Bref : #backlash post-moderne ?

    A simple declaration—“gender self-identification”—is all it takes to override biology.

    One consequence is a huge increase in the number of people who say they do not identify with their natal sex. In Britain, for example, since the GRA came into force, just 5,000 people have used its provisions. Now the government reckons that approximately 1% of the population is transgender—around 650,000 people.

    Another consequence relates to the question of who is permitted to use single-sex facilities. What Americans call the “bathroom wars”—between liberals, who have embraced gender self-ID, and conservatives, who have largely resisted it—in fact goes far beyond public toilets. Changing rooms, school residential trips, rape and domestic-violence refuges, and prisons are going self-ID. So are electoral shortlists and even sporting competitions.

    Redefining what it means to be a man or woman redefines what it means to be gay. Depending on how they identify, people with male bodies who prefer female sexual partners may regard themselves as either heterosexual men or lesbian women. It also affects women’s political activism, since defining womanhood as based on a feeling rather than anatomy is incompatible with the feminist position that women are oppressed because they are physically weaker than men and bear the entire burden of reproduction. And it affects education: Many schools now tell children that being a boy or girl is not a matter of what it says on their birth certificates, but what they feel like. Since that is a circular definition, lessons quickly degenerate into endorsing sex-stereotypes: If you like trains and trucks, maybe you’re a boy. If you like pink chiffon, a girl.

    This essay will trace the evolution of the notion of gender identity and how it has supplanted biological sex in law and practice. It will examine the consequences for four groups in particular: children, women, gays and lesbians, and trans people themselves.

    By the 1960s, male-to-female “sex changes” were available in many countries, including the United States. Surgeons generally required would-be patients to live as a member of the opposite sex for some time, and sought to screen out anyone likely to change their mind, or who was depressed, or psychotic, or had perverse reasons to transition—for example a man’s voyeuristic desire to gain access to women’s spaces or a pedophile’s to gain access to children.

    Some specialists thought the desire to transition had external causes, such as childhood abuse, which might lead someone to reject the body that had been violated. Others posited internal causes, such as a disorder of body image akin to anorexia, or autogynephilia, a paraphilia by which a heterosexual man finds the idea of himself as a woman erotic and seeks to give flesh to that notion.

    But alongside these varied theories ran two lines of thinking that originated in America in the 1950s and fused into a single, dominant narrative half a century later.

    By twists and turns, a dominant theory about cross-sex identities had emerged. It held that humans come equipped with an innate, gendered sense of who they are—not just those who wished to transition from one sex to another, but also “cis” people (those content with their natal sex) and people who are non-binary, genderqueer or dozens of similar terms. In 2007, Julia Serano, a trans woman (natal male), called this sense “subconscious sex”: a “profound, inexplicable, intrinsic self-knowing”—much like a spirit. Since then, in a borrowing of Stoller’s term, it has come to be known as “gender identity.”

    Though entirely at odds with the way most people live their lives and regard the society around them, this esoteric concept caught on—in part because it aligned with ideological trends on campus, and in part because those who disagreed with it didn’t see it as anything except harmless theorizing. “If the entire faculty believes something, and you never hear anyone discussing an alternative point of view, you come away believing it too,” says Michael Biggs of Oxford University, who studies social movements.

    Everything trans people had sought for decades, such as better treatment, more research into gender dysphoria and greater protection from harassment and discrimination, became absorbed into a single demand: instant, unfettered gender self-identification. The demand bears a superficial resemblance to a civil-rights movement, says Chetan Bhatt, a sociologist at the London School of Economics. But unlike grass-roots human-rights movements, its development has been top-down: It originated in elite institutions, including governments, universities, gender clinics and large charities, rather than community-based groups.

    The movement has been shockingly successful. In many American states, access to designated single-sex facilities is now governed by self-ID. New Zealand is planning to allow people to change the sex on their birth certificates by making a statutory declaration; some Australian states are considering removing sex from birth certificates altogether. In Britain, all the main political parties support gender self-ID.

    GIDS may prescribe drugs to delay puberty from around age 12, in order to give children time to reconsider without puberty changing their bodies irreversibly. It will not prescribe cross-sex hormones until age 16, or offer surgery until age 18.

    In America, by contrast, an increasing number of clinics take a “gender-affirmative” approach, quickly acquiescing to a child’s professed cross-sex identity. Therapists at UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Centre in San Francisco have supported social transition (change of name, pronouns and clothing) for children as young as three.

    Privately, some experienced clinicians admit they are worried. One says she hears of people leaving the field more often than she used to, and sometimes fears that she is doing more harm than good. She thinks the wave of transitioning teenagers may be followed in a decade or two by another of “de-transitioners” reverting to their natal sex. Their bodies will have been irreversibly marked by cross-sex hormones and perhaps surgery. Some may sue, arguing that the adults around them should have known they could not fully comprehend what they were consenting to.

    Those who missed puberty in their own sex will probably be sterile—indeed, sexually functionless.

    Bish, a British website aimed at teenagers, encourages them to work out their “gender identities” by placing themselves on several “gender spectrums” with words like rational, tough, active and independent under “looks masculine,” and emotional, soft, passive and sharer under “looks feminine.”

    The stereotyping has even made it as far as materials intended for adults. The British Association for Counselling Practitioners, which licenses marriage counsellors and so on, recently produced a guide to “Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity” for its members. It defines a woman thus: “It is important not to assume…that being a woman necessarily involves being able to bear children, or having XX sex chromosomes, or breasts. Being a woman in a British cultural context often means adhering to social norms of femininity, such as being nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable, and concerned with appearance.”

    Eileen Fairweather (...) recalls “anguished, earnest” discussions with feminist friends about what they should write about it. “I did draft something, arguing that the existing age of consent was not ‘patriarchal’, but protected children,” she says. “But I never even dared show it to anyone.” No-one back then realized the extent and brutality of child-abuse. And the pedophile movement had so thoroughly hijacked the gay movement that, if you said you were against “child sexual liberation”—as, outrageously, they put it—you were branded “anti-gay.” She says she sees “the same intimidation and paralysis of intelligence” with the transgender debate, with people terrified to express legitimate concerns about infiltration and safeguarding.

    Far more women will be affected by the trend towards self-ID for single-sex spaces. For public toilets, gym changing rooms, women-only swimming sessions and the like, women who do not want to disrobe in mixed company may decide to opt out. Some have a strong preference for privacy; others have religious reasons. Rosa Freedman, a human-rights lawyer and Orthodox Jew, points out that her beliefs, and those of many Muslim women, mean she cannot use such spaces if the sexes mix.

    Others are fearful for their safety. Though no reasonable person thinks most trans women (or men for that matter) are violent or rapists, most violent crimes are committed by males. There is no evidence that simply identifying as a woman means a male should be regarded as lower-risk. Women therefore have reason to be wary of biological males, including trans women, in situations where they are vulnerable. Many women also worry that predatory men will profess to identify as women in order to gain access to spaces where women are exposed.

    Earlier this year Karen White, a self-identified trans woman with a record of sexual offences against women, was placed in a women’s prison in Britain—and promptly assaulted several other prisoners. In October, White was given a life sentence for these assaults and two previous rapes. The prosecution argued that White had used a “transgender persona” to gain access to vulnerable women to abuse.

    Most British rape-crisis centres and domestic-violence refuges admit self-identified trans women, even though the Equality Act of 2010 permits them to restrict their services to biological females. According to someone who has worked in the women’s sector for more than 20 years, those running such services sometimes truly believe that is reasonable. But far more have gone self-ID because they fear becoming targets of trans-activist campaigns and losing funding.

    Without single-sex services, vulnerable women will suffer, says Judith Green. In the 1980s, as a teenager, she suffered repeated sexual abuse, and eventually received help from a survivors’ group in Brighton that arranged self-help sessions and therapy. Participants had been traumatised at men’s hands and their recovery required them to rebuild trust, she says. For her, and many other women, that would have been impossible in a mixed-sex group, no matter how well-meaning or sympathetic the males.

    Since it is impossible to tell why someone might wish to use facilities designated for the opposite sex, such cases may mean service-providers in places where self-ID is mandatory end up designating all facilities mixed-sex. That would be a bad outcome for women. Figures gathered by the Times, a British newspaper, under freedom-of-information laws found that the minority of changing-rooms in sports centres that are mixed-sex were the site of 90% of reported sexual assaults in changing-rooms of all kinds.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/unisex-changing-rooms-put-women-in-danger-8lwbp8kgk

    JY, who uses a man’s name and whose profile picture is clearly male, asked if Ms Poyer did Brazilians (removal of pubic hair). “Not for men, sorry,” she replied. “I’m a woman, I transitioned last year,” JY replied. JY then made a complaint to British Columbia’s human-rights tribunal, alleging discrimination on the grounds of gender identity, seeking an apology and damages of C$2,500. (The tribunal has asked that JY be referred to only by those initials, rather than the full name, as would be usual for cases it hears.)

    The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a Canadian non-profit libertarian group, offered to represent Ms. Poyer. It prepared two defences: that waxing male genitalia requires different training and equipment, which she does not possess, and that, as a woman, she, too, has protected rights, namely to privacy and safety.

    “This is a philosophy that agrees with the drunks on the Tube that I’m not a ‘real woman,’ ” says a young lesbian in London who gets her hair cut by a barber and wears suits from a men’s tailor. “We used to fight to smash open the pink and blue boxes of gender,” says a veteran of the fight to decriminalize homosexual relations. “Now they’re telling kids that if they don’t fit into one of those boxes, they must belong in the other one.” Both are among the growing number who think the doctrine of gender self-ID is a retrograde philosophy that relies on obsolete gender stereotypes and harms gay people.

    Some gay people think that organizations set up to fight for gay rights made a mistake in throwing their weight behind trans activism. In an open letter in the Times in October, some prominent gays and lesbians accuse Stonewall, Britain’s biggest LGBT charity, of “uncritically adopting a form of transgender politics which undermines…the concept of homosexuality itself.”

    https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dear-stonewall-please-reconsider-your-approach

    Get the L Out, a small group of lesbians who insist that opposite-sex-attracted males cannot be lesbians whatever their gender identity, forced its way to the front of the Pride march in London this year, with banners reading “Transactivism erases lesbians” and “lesbian equals female homosexual.” Ms. Hunt called the group “transphobic” and said it was spreading “myths and lies.”

    Whether people are attracted to sexes or gender identities is an empirical question. A study published in the Journal of Personal and Social Relationships in the Spring suggests it is usually the former (though the authors have a different interpretation, namely endemic transphobia).

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265407518779139

    Riley J. Dennis, a trans woman, attributes “preferences for women with vaginas over women with penises” to “cis-sexism”—anti-trans prejudice. “Look, it’s not like I require the women I date to be cool with having my dick inside them,” writes another trans woman, Avery Edison. “But being shut off from the very idea of it, not even considering that having my penis inside you is different from having a man’s penis inside you? That hurts.”

    But according to Charlie Montague, a young lesbian in Dunedin, New Zealand, both online dating sites and real-world meet-ups for lesbians now contain a fair share of males who have been through no sort of physical transition but describe themselves as lesbians. Some are predatory men who fantasize about sex with lesbians, she says; others genuinely regard themselves as same-sex attracted women. She and a few other “female lesbians” have set up a group, the Lesbian Rights Alliance Aotearoa. They have faced a barrage of abuse, both on- and offline. “When we say ‘no means no’, they regard that as transphobic,” she says. “They don’t like lesbians asserting firm boundaries.”

    The main social-media platforms are making it very hard for women to discuss these issues. Meghan Murphy, a Canadian feminist who runs a website, Feminist Current, has been kicked off Twitter for “hateful conduct”—that is, tweeting that “Men aren’t women” and “How are transwomen not men? What is the difference between a man and a transwoman?” Twitter also temporarily locked various women’s accounts for, inter alia, quoting remarks made by British parliamentarians in the debate over the Gender Recognition Act of 2004; for stating the British definition of rape (which can be committed only by a male, since it involves penetration by a penis); and for referring to JY of Brazilian-waxing fame as “he.” It even locked a trans woman’s account for self-describing as “male.”

    Women seeking to organize in person are being silenced, too. (...) WPUK has scheduled nearly 20 meetings around Britain to date, every one of them disrupted. Some venues cancelled bookings after trans activists claimed it was a far-right hate group.

    In Canada, even complaining can get a woman into trouble. In July, Kristi Hanna, a former resident at Palmerston House, a women’s shelter in Ontario, left after being assigned a transgender room-mate, who stomped around in combat boots, had facial and chest hair, and talked about a pregnant fiancée. All the residents found the situation intimidating, she says, and after two sleepless nights she complained and was told to “deal with it or leave.” But when she phoned Ontario’s human-rights legal helpline, she referred to the individual as a “man,” at which point the adviser said that her words and behaviour were potentially discriminatory and ended the call.

    “I can’t think of any genuine human-rights activism that demands attacks on the rights and protections of other civil-society groups, or advocates hateful language against them,” says Professor Bhatt. Trans activism is also unusual in that it gives men a chance to claim they are oppressed compared with women, and plenty of opportunity to tell women to shut up, says Ms. Gerlich. “It’s a postmodern patriarchal backlash.”

    The code of omertà extends to academia. After lobbying by trans activists, Brown University in Rhode Island withdrew a press release about Prof. Littman’s paper on ROGD, citing concerns that it might be used to “discredit efforts to support transgender youth and invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community.” Last year, Bath Spa University, in southwest England, rejected a proposal by James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specializes in transgender clients, to write a thesis on de-transitioning, explaining that the research might be criticised on social media and it would be “better not to offend people.” Kathleen Stock, a philosopher at Sussex University, wrote a Medium post in May about the lack of discussion of gender self-ID within academic philosophy. Trans-activists called for her to be sacked—and she received dozens of supportive emails from other academics, most saying they dared not speak out publicly.

    #censure #liberté_académique pour @cdb_77

    And the feisty British tabloid press has not shied away from covering rapists self-identifying themselves into women’s jails, boys allowed into Girlguiding and the like. The Daily Mail fought an injunction to be able to report on Jess Bradley, a trans woman suspended in July from the post of trans-rights officer at the National Union of Students because of allegations that she ran a blog named Exhibitionizm, where she posted pictures of her exposed penis, taken in public places and in her office.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6003331/Britains-official-transgender-student-officer-suspended.html

    The singular focus on gender self-ID, along with the shutting down of academic work on trans issues, harms not only women, but trans people. Although trans activists’ ire is focused on women who object to self-ID, it is overwhelmingly men who commit violence against trans people, a problem that by comparison is ignored. And other causes that are important to trans people, such as more research on the causes and treatment of gender dysphoria and its links with other mental-health issues, not to mention the long-term effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, have become taboo.

    Overall, the push for gender self-ID does more harm than good to the interests of gender-dysphoric people whose main concern is to be accepted by members of the sex they wish they had been born into. And as we see more cases of people claiming transgender status in bad faith, we may see a backlash.

    • Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
      https://thefederalist.com/2018/02/20/rich-white-men-institutionalizing-transgender-ideology

      As an environmental activist who was deplatformed from a speaking venue by transactivists, in 2013 I developed curiosity about the power of this group to force this development. A year later, when Time magazine announced a transgender tipping point on its cover, I had already begun to examine the money behind the transgender project.

      I have watched as all-women’s safe spaces, universities, and sports opened their doors to any man who chose to identify as a woman. Whereas men who identify as transwomen are at the forefront of this project, women who identify as transmen seem silent and invisible. I was astonished that such a huge cultural change as the opening of sex-protected spaces was happening at such a meteoric pace and without consideration for women and girls’ safety, deliberation, or public debate.

    • https://twitter.com/LaraAdamsMille1/status/1169370302880669698

      A very incomplete list of wealthy, socially powerful men who now identify as women (and thus have a strong interest in keeping the transgender snowball growing):

      Theresa Sparks, 70, is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the former president of the San Francisco Police Commission, & the former CEO of Good Vibrations (prominent sex shop). Pre-trans: Navy career, engineer, & private waste mgmt patent holder.

      Marci Bowers, 61, is one of the wealthiest working surgeons today, having performed over 3300 gender surgeries (at more than $17k a pop). Pre-trans: Navy helicopter pilot, medical school, Navy surgeon, private practice, wife, 3 kids. Has done a lot of TV and print stories.

      Jennifer Pritzker, GOP billionaire Hyatt hotel & industrial firm heir, founder/CEO private wealth management firm. One of the largest single donors to trans causes. Pre-trans: Army ’74-’79 82nd airborne sargeant, ’79, commissioned officer, Army reserve, 3 children by 2 ex-wives.

      Martine Rothblatt, 65, lawyer, entrepreneur, chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics. Net worth: $390 million. Pre-trans: UCLA law and MBA degrees, NASA, created Sirius Satellite Radio, ceo of Geostar, multiple satellite communication projects, wife, four kids.

      Caitlyn Jenner, 69, reality TV star, spokesmodel for H&M sports, Trump supporter. Net worth: $100 million. Pre-trans: college football player, Olympic decathlete, entrepreneur, auto racer, tv actor, celebrity endorser, 6 kids by 3 wives.

      Martine Rothblatt, 65, lawyer, entrepreneur, chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics. Net worth: $390 million. Pre-trans: UCLA law and MBA degrees, NASA, created Sirius Satellite Radio, ceo of Geostar, multiple satellite communication projects, wife, four kids.

      Lynn Conway, 81, computer scientist, inventor, trans activist. Pre-trans: Educated at MIT, Columbia, in engineering and applied science, recruited by IBM, wife, two kids. Holds five patents, many honors and awards, extensive involvement/investment in early computing.

      Les données sont intéressantes (des hommes de droite très conformistes ou réacs) et les hypothèses également mais le ton est assez dégueulasse, comme si toutes les femmes trans étaient anti-féministes, ce qui est loin d’être le cas.

      J’ai parlé de ça autour de moi et certaines personnes risquent l’hypothèse que ces femmes trans ont été des mecs parfaits (armée, hétérosexualité, misogynie ou conservatisme) pour compenser une identité féminine pas assumée. Cette autrice pense que ces personnes sont véritablement des misogynes qui ont entamé des transitions par #auto-gynophilie, mues par un désir pour les femmes et pour la femme en elles... En tout cas ce ne sont pas des camarades.

      https://twitter.com/LaraAdamsMille1/status/1169566532810104837

  • Transgender woman in male prison ‘nightmare’ on hunger strike | Society | The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/27/marie-dean-trans-prisoner-male-prison-hunger-strike
    https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/a74ed7d831a2c364cd8b3174d1630eb718e55e1a/0_100_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=1200&height=630&quality=85&auto=format&fit=crop&overlay-ali

    Dean has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection (IPP) after being convicted of more than 30 offences including repeated burglary and voyeurism. Her crimes included breaking into several homes and filming herself wearing underwear belonging to teenage girls. The judge at her trial said she engaged in “behaviour that anyone is bound to find chilling”.

    The Marie Dean story shows there’s no simple answer to how we treat transgender prisoners
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2018/01/marie-dean-story-shows-there-s-no-simple-answer-how-we-treat-transgend

    It was presented, at first, as a simple case of injustice in the prison system. The Observer ran the story with the headline “Transgender woman in male prison ‘nightmare’ on hunger strike”. The facts given were these: Marie Dean, 50, is refusing food in protest at being held in HMP Preston on an indeterminate sentence for burglary without access to “hair straighteners, epilator or any makeup”. The report linked to a Change.org petition demanding that Dean be “moved into the female estate as quickly as possible”. Some detail, though, seemed to be missing.

    That’s why the crimes came with an indeterminate sentence: because Dean was a sexual offender with an escalating pattern of behaviour against women. After complaints, The Observer updated its report with details of Dean’s crimes, but the fundamental outline of the story remains as it was, while the Pink News version still only mentions burglary. Alarmingly, it was only possible to learn this because Dean had made a relatively minor name change. One unhappy consequence of the well-intentioned taboo against “deadnaming” (using a trans individual’s pre-transition name) is that past actions are able to slip from the record.

    At this point, I think it’s OK to ask where women figure in all this. This is someone who presents a manifest danger to women, someone whose victims live in the long shadow of violation in their own homes; yet media outlets have given an uncritical platform to demands for Dean’s transfer into the female estate.

    BBC NEWS | UK | England | Lancashire | Cross-dressing burglar is jailed
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lancashire/8064491.stm

    Marie was convicted of 24 offences at his trial including burglary, aggravated burglary, six counts of voyeurism and 10 counts of possessing indecent photographs of children.

    Cross-dressing Burnley burglar jailed indefinitely | Lancashire Telegraph
    https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/4390490.cross-dressing-burnley-burglar-jailed-indefinitely

    Meanwhile, images were found on the mobile phone and camera of Marie in bedrooms, dressed again in women’s underwear and performing sex acts on himself.

    Detectives charged Marie with assault and going equipped and launched an investigation, involving newspaper coverage, to trace the bedrooms where the footage was filmed.

    One house in the images was found to be the home of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter, whose bedroom Marie had filmed himself in.

    Je résume : une personne fait effraction chez des femmes, porte les sous-vêtements des filles, se masturbe et se filme, possède du matériel pédopornographique. Et demande à être placée dans une prison pour femmes puisqu’elle s’identifie comme telle. Il faut arbitrer ensuite entre ses droits et celles des femmes qui devront partager leurs espaces avec une personne coupable de crimes sexuels contre d’autres femmes.

  • Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

    Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself “privileged”. Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.

    On a tortuous journey, three of the five friends died before reaching Libya, where the two survivors were stranded for almost a year. Now only Gloria is back home in Nigeria.

    She dreamed of being a fashion designer but now sews synthetic tracksuits in a shabby workshop in Benin City, southern Nigeria, for 15,000 naira a month ($41.50, 38 euros).

    “After transport, the money is almost finished”, she says.

    Still, she adds quickly, she “thanks God for having a job”.

    Her employment is part of a training programme, set up by southern Edo State, the departure point for most Nigerian migrants.

    Gloria is one of nearly 14,000 young Nigerians to have returned from Libya since 2017 under a United Nations voluntary repatriation programme.

    She and the other returnees quoted in this story asked not to be identified by their real names.

    She is “not asking for too much”, just a roof over her head and to be able to eat, Gloria tells AFP.

    But she blames herself for daring to dream that life could be better elsewhere and believing the smugglers’ promises that they would reach Europe within two weeks.

    – Broke and broken -

    In Libya, prospects of crossing the Mediterranean vanished, after a tightening of European Union immigration policies.

    Many spend months, even years stranded in Libya, sold as slaves by their smugglers.

    But once back home in Nigeria, life is even more difficult than before: saddled with debt, struggling to find work, broken by their treatment at the hands of the traffickers and by their failed dreams.

    Human Rights Watch highlighted the “continuing anguish” that returnees face.

    Many suffer long-term mental and physical health problems as well as social stigma on returning to Nigeria, the report released last month said.

    Government-run centres tasked with looking after them are poorly funded and “unable to meet survivors’ multiple needs for long-term comprehensive assistance”, it added.

    Edo State has set up a support programme which is rare in Nigeria.

    The state hosts some 4,800 of the nearly 14,000 returnees — most aged 17 to 35 and with no diploma or formal qualifications.

    Under the scheme, they can travel for free to Benin City, Edo’s capital, stay two nights in a hotel, receive an hour of psychological support and an about 1,000-euro allowance.

    It barely moves the needle for those starting again but is enough to stoke envy in a country where state aid is scarce and 83 million people live in extreme poverty.

    – Stigma -

    Showing potential students around, Ukinebo Dare, of the Edo Innovates vocational training programme, says many youngsters grumble that returnees get “preferential treatment”.

    In modern classrooms in Benin City, a few hundred students learn to “code”, do photography, start a small business and learn marketing in courses open to all.

    “Classes are both for the youth and returnees, (be)cause we don’t want the stigma to affect them,” Dare said.

    “It’s a priority for us to give youth, who are potential migrants, opportunities in jobs they can be interested in.”

    According to Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics, 55 percent of the under-35s were unemployed at the end of last year.

    Tike had a low paying job before leaving Nigeria in February 2017 but since returning from Libya says his life is “more, more, more harder than before”.

    Although he returned “physically” in December 2017 he says his “mindset was fully corrupted”.

    “I got paranoid. I couldn’t think straight. I couldn’t sleep, always looking out if there is any danger,” he said, at the tiny flat he shares with his girlfriend, also back from Libya, and their four-month-old daughter.

    – Crime -

    A few months after returning, and with no psychological support, Tike decided to train to be a butcher.

    But, more than a year since he registered for help with reintegration programmes, including one run by the International Organization for Migration, he has not found a job and has no money to start his own business.

    “We, the youth, we have no job. What we have is cultism (occult gangs),” Tike says.

    “People see it as a way of getting money, an excuse for getting into crime.”

    Since last year, when Nigeria was still in its longest economic recession in decades, crime has increased in the state of Edo, according to official data.

    “Returnees are seen as people who are coming to cause problems in the community,” laments Lilian Garuba, of the Special Force against Illegal Migration.

    “They see them as failure, and not for what they are: victims.”

    – Debt spiral -

    Peter, 24, was arrested a few days after his return.

    His mother had borrowed money from a neighbourhood lender to raise the 1,000 euros needed to pay his smuggler.

    “As soon as he heard I was back, he came to see her. She couldn’t pay (the debt), so I was arrested by the police,” he told AFP, still shaking.

    Financially crippled, his mother had to borrow more money from another lender to pay off her debts.

    Peter’s last trip was already his second attempt.

    “When I first came back from Libya, I thought I was going to try another country. I tried, but in Morocco it was even worse and thank God I was able to return to Nigeria,” he said, three weeks after getting back.

    “Now I have nothing, nothing,” he said, his voice breaking.

    “All I think about is ’kill yourself’, but what would I gain from it? I can’t do that to my mother.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7471729/Nigerian-migrants-struggle-reintegrate-Libya-ordeal.html
    #réintégration #Nigeria #asile #Libye #retour_volontaire #retour_au_pays #renvois #expulsions #migrations #réfugiés #Assisted_Return_and_Reintegration_Programmes
    ping @isskein @_kg_

    • Au Nigeria, la difficile réintégration des migrants rapatriés au lendemain du cauchemar libyen

      Après avoir été la proie des passeurs dans l’espoir d’une traversée pour l’Europe, 14 000 Nigérians sont revenus au pays, où ils sont souvent stigmatisés et rejetés.

      Gloria se considère comme une « privilégiée ». Elle est partie avec quatre autres filles vers l’Europe, mais, après avoir vécu l’enfer pendant près d’un an bloquée en Libye, elle est la seule à avoir été rapatriée au Nigeria. Trois de ses amies sont mortes pendant le voyage.

      La jeune femme de 26 ans a même trouvé un petit boulot de retour à Benin City, grâce à un programme de formation mis en place par l’Etat d’Edo, une région du sud du Nigeria d’où partent encore la majorité des candidats nigérians à l’exil.

      Gloria rêvait de devenir styliste. A la place, elle coud des survêtements synthétiques à la chaîne dans un atelier miteux pour 15 000 nairas par mois (40 euros), mais « remercie Dieu d’avoir un travail ».

      « Après avoir payé le transport pour rentrer à la maison, il ne reste presque rien, assure Gloria, dans un joli tee-shirt jaune. Mais je ne me plains pas. Je ne veux pas en demander trop. J’ai juste besoin d’un toit et de quoi manger », confie-t-elle.
      « Ne pas en demander trop »

      Comme beaucoup parmi les 14 000 jeunes Nigérians rentrés de Libye depuis 2017, Gloria « ne “veut” pas en demander trop ». Elle s’en veut encore d’avoir un jour osé rêver que la vie pouvait être meilleure ailleurs, et d’avoir cru naïvement des passeurs promettant de rejoindre l’Europe en moins de deux semaines.

      La plupart des Nigérians rapatriés via le programme de retour volontaire des Nations unies ont entre 17 et 35 ans et sont sans diplôme. Pendant des mois, et pour certains des années, ils sont restés bloqués en Libye, vendus, maltraités, extorqués par leurs passeurs, et incapables de traverser la Méditerranée avec le durcissement des politiques d’immigration de l’Union européenne.

      De retour dans leur pays d’origine, ils se retrouvent souvent confrontés à une vie encore plus difficile que lorsqu’ils sont partis : criblés de dettes, sans emploi, brisés par les tortures de leurs trafiquants et par leurs rêves échoués.

      Un rapport de Human Rights Watch publié le 27 août dénonce l’état terrible des « survivants de la traite » à leur retour. Beaucoup souffrent notamment de « troubles psychologiques graves », de « problèmes de santé et sont stigmatisés ». Les quelques centres ou associations qui existent pour s’occuper d’eux disposent de très peu d’aide financière et « sont incapables de répondre aux besoins des survivants sur le long terme ».

      L’Etat d’Edo, qui a dû accueillir à lui seul 4 800 des 14 000 rapatriés nigérians depuis 2017, a mis en place un rare programme de soutien pour ces populations extrêmement vulnérables : un transport gratuit à leur descente de l’avion de l’aéroport de Lagos jusqu’à Benin City, deux nuits d’hôtel, une heure de soutien psychologique et une allocation d’une centaine d’euros environ. C’est une goutte d’eau pour affronter une nouvelle vie, mais assez pour alimenter les jalousies dans un pays où les aides d’Etat sont quasiment inexistantes et où 83 millions de personnes vivent sous le seuil de l’extrême pauvreté (1,90 dollar par jour et par personne).
      « Retrouver la vie »

      La société les montre du doigt et les surnomme avec dédain les « retournés » ou les « déportés ». « Les gens disent que les “retournés” ont des traitements préférentiels », explique Ukinebo Dare, responsable du programme Edo Innovates de formation professionnelle ouvert à tous à Benin City. Il en fait la visite guidée : des salles de classe ultra modernes où des étudiants apprennent à « coder », à faire de la photographie, à monter une petite entreprise ou le B.A. ba du marketing.

      « Nous veillons à les mélanger avec d’autres jeunes. Nous ne voulons pas qu’ils soient stigmatisés, explique la jeune femme. C’est une priorité d’offrir des formations pour tous les jeunes, car ce sont autant de potentiels migrants. »

      Selon le Bureau national des statistiques, 55 % des moins de 35 ans n’avaient pas d’emploi au Nigeria fin 2018. Des chiffres particulièrement inquiétants dans ce pays qui a l’une des croissances démographiques les plus élevées au monde.

      Tike, lui, avait un petit boulot avant de tenter de gagner l’Europe en février 2017. « Quand je pense au passé, j’ai envie de pleurer », lâche-t-il dans son minuscule appartement où il vit avec sa petite amie, elle aussi de retour de Libye, et leur fille de 4 mois. Tike est rentré « physiquement » en décembre 2017. Son esprit, lui, était encore « là-haut », paralysé dans la « paranoïa » et les « traumas », confie-t-il.

      Mais quelques mois plus tard, sans aucun soutien psychologique, il a « retrouvé la vie », comme il dit, et a décidé de suivre une formation en boucherie. Cela fait plus d’un an qu’il a monté des dossiers auprès de diverses organisations d’aide à la réintégration, dont l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), mais il n’a pas trouvé d’emploi et n’a aucun argent pour démarrer sa propre société. « Beaucoup de jeunes se tournent vers les “cultes”, les gangs locaux, reconnaît Tike. Ils sont facilement recrutés par les mafias qui leur promettent un peu d’argent. »
      Spirale de pauvreté

      Depuis l’année 2018, une période très difficile économiquement pour le pays, la criminalité a augmenté dans l’Etat d’Edo, selon les données officielles. « Les “retournés” sont tenus pour responsables, regrette Lilian Garuba, de la Force spéciale contre la migration illégale, une antenne contre le trafic des êtres humains mise en place par l’Etat d’Edo. La société les perçoit comme des problèmes et non pour ce qu’ils sont : des victimes. »

      Peter, 24 ans, a été arrêté quelques jours après son retour. Sa mère avait emprunté de l’argent à un créancier du quartier pour réunir le millier d’euros nécessaire afin de payer les passeurs. « Dès qu’il a entendu dire que j’étais revenu, il a menacé ma famille. La police est venue m’arrêter », raconte-t-il à l’AFP, encore tremblant.

      Sa mère a dû réemprunter de l’argent à un autre créancier pour éponger ses dettes. Une spirale de pauvreté dont Peter ne sait comment s’extraire, sauf peut-être en rêvant, encore et toujours de l’Europe. Il en est déjà à deux tentatives infructueuses.
      « Quand je suis rentré la première fois de Libye, je me suis dit que j’allais essayer en passant par un autre pays. Mais au Maroc, c’était encore pire et, grâce à Dieu j’ai pu rentrer au Nigeria. » C’était il y a quelques semaines. « Depuis je n’ai plus rien, rien, lâche-t-il la gorge nouée. Une voix à l’intérieur de moi me dit “Tue-toi, finis-en !” Mais bon… Ça servirait à quoi ? Je ne peux pas faire ça à ma mère. »

      https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2019/09/20/au-nigeria-la-reintegration-difficile-des-migrants-rapatries-au-lendemain-du

      #pauvreté #OIM #IOM

  • How children lost the right to roam in four generations | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-462091/How-children-lost-right-roam-generations.html

    Even if he wanted to play outdoors, none of his friends strays from their home or garden unsupervised.

    The contrast between Edward and George’s childhoods is highlighted in a report which warns that the mental health of 21st-century children is at risk because they are missing out on the exposure to the natural world enjoyed by past generations.

    The report says the change in attitudes is reflected in four generations of the Thomas family in Sheffield.

    The oldest member, George, was allowed to roam for six miles from home unaccompanied when he was eight.

    His home was tiny and crowded and he spent most of his time outside, playing games and making dens.

    Mr Thomas, who went on to become a carpenter, has never lost some of the habits picked up as a child and, aged 88, is still a keen walker.

    His son-in-law, Jack Hattersley, 63, was also given freedom to roam.

    He was aged eight in 1950, and was allowed to walk for about one mile on his own to the local woods. Again, he walked to school and never travelled by car.

    #transports #territoires #mobilité

  • Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6880733/Ethiopian-737-pilots-followed-Boeing-guidelines-crash-WSJ.html


    ©AP

    Pilots on doomed Boeing jet that crashed in Ethiopia ’followed correct emergency procedure when system failed - then tried something else when that didn’t help them regain control’

    The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet followed emergency procedures outlined by the manufacturer initially but later deviated from them as they tried to regain control of the plane, it has been claimed,

    The airliner went down soon after taking off on March 10, killing all 157 people on board and forcing a global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets.

    Boeing had issued guidelines to pilots on how to disable an automated anti-stall system after a deadly crash in Indonesia in October, followed by an emergency airworthiness directive by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    The pilots had initially shut off the MCAS anti-stall system that was pushing the airplane’s nose down shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified people briefed on the matter.

    However, having failed to recover control, the pilots then switched the system back as they tried to find other ways to manage the jet before it crashed, the newspaper added.

  • British Special Forces fighting on same side as Yemen child soldiers triggers UN investigation | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6869027/British-Special-Forces-fighting-Yemen-child-soldiers-triggers-investiga

    An exclusive report in The Mail on Sunday that British Special Forces have been wounded while fighting on the same side as child soldiers in Yemen has triggered a United Nations investigation.

    Our devastating expose last week told how Special Boat Service commandos had been wounded during top-secret operations in the conflict that has left millions facing starvation.

    The report sparked furious questions in the Commons over Britain’s complicity in its support for Saudi Arabia, which is allied to the Yemeni government fighting rebels backed by Iran in the four-year civil war.

    #yemen #enfants #civilisés

  • Five British Special Forces troops wounded in Yemen while ’advising’ Saudi Arabia on their campaign | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6843469/Five-British-Special-Forces-troops-wounded-Yemen-advising-Saudi-Arabia-

    Our secret dirty war: Five British Special Forces troops are wounded in Yemen while ’advising’ Saudi Arabia on their deadly campaign that has brought death and famine to millions

    Elite Special Boat Service (SBS) troops’ presence in country shrouded in secrecy
    Troops treated for leg and arm wounds after battles in Sa’dah, northern Yemen
    Up to 30 British troops based in Sa’dah, and casualties now recovering in UK

    #yémen #mercenaires d’Etat

  • Nutty squirrel challenges massive bald eagle when it landed in a nearby tree | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6819115/Nutty-squirrel-challenges-massive-bald-eagle-landed-nearby-tree.html

    This is the David and Goliath moment a brave squirrel made the seemingly nuts move of challenging a bald eagle. 

    The raging rodent was trying to defend its babies nestled in a dray within the branches of a tree in Lincoln, Maine.

    Despite usually being on the menu for her opponent, the squirrel’s mothering instinct took over any sense of danger as she repeatedly harassed and goaded the iconic eagle predator.

    #écureuil

  • Fascinating photos show what life was like in East and West Berlin at the height of the Cold War | Daily Mail Online

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6256283/Fascinating-photos-life-like-East-West-Berlin-height-Cold-War.html

    British photographer Allan Hailstone snapped pictures in both east and west Berlin between 1959 and 1966
    He became entranced by the city and its history after reading about it in his local library in Coventry
    His pictures include shots of uncleared war rubble, soldiers chatting at a checkpoint and everyday life

    By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

    Published: 12:58 BST, 10 October 2018 | Updated: 17:45 BST, 10 October 2018

    Rubble from Second World War devastation lying in the street. Enemy soldiers chatting at a checkpoint. A lone tram photographed through barbed wire.

    This is the haunting, eerie city of Berlin at the height of the Cold War, captured on camera in a series of fascinating images by British photographer Allan Hailstone, who visited the east and west sides between 1959 and 1966.

    And now he has put all 180 of his vintage images into a book titled Berlin In The Cold War - and kindly let MailOnline Travel reproduce 10 of them here.

    #ddr #photographie

    • Le photographe a documenté la disparition de « Krömer’s Hundeheim » (en bas à droite).


      Le génitif saxon faussement muni d’un apostrophe était la marque typique des petits commerces à l’Est après la disparition de la RDA.

      Sächsischer Genitiv – Wikipedia
      https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A4chsischer_Genitiv

      Der Duden missbilligte sie zunächst nur: Bei Genitiven sei es „nicht erforderlich“, einen Apostroph zu setzen. Dies wurde jedoch in der Reform der deutschen Rechtschreibung von 1901 abgeschafft – die Schreibung des sächsischen Genitivs mit Apostroph war damit generell als falsch zu werten. Dies wurde jedoch nicht vollständig in die (schriftliche) Alltagssprache übernommen; noch in den 1920ern war die apostrophierte Schreibweise die gängige Wahl vieler Unternehmen (Meier’s Weltreisen, Hütter’s neue Wohnwelt etc., vgl. auch Beck’s, Brehm’s), welche im Nachhinein umfirmierten. Seit der Rechtschreibreform von 1996 ist diese Verwendung zulässig, wenn sie die Grundform eines Eigennamens verdeutlichen soll (z. B. Andrea’s Blumenecke).

      Sächsischer Genitiv (SZ)
      http://www.apostrophitis.de/genitiv.htm

      Sie ist jetzt schon auf Zigarettenautomaten zu finden und zeigt die beinahe groteske Macht, die der Sächsische Genitiv längst über uns alle hat. Richtig zum Bewußtsein kam uns das eigentlich erst nach der Wende, als die bisherige DDR, vormals „Zone“, auf einmal bereisbar wurde. Viele Autofahrer ratterten damals voll in eines der vielen Schlaglöcher, weil sie zu sehr damit beschäftigt waren, sich über Geschäftsnamen wie „Heidi’s Imbiß“, „Ulla’s Grillhütte“ oder „Erich’s ff. Broilerstation“ zu wundern. Seither hat sich dieser Genitiv, der bis dahin bei „Beck’s Bier“ und ein paar vergleichbaren Labels ein leise belächeltes Exotendasein geführt hatte, wie die Schwarzen Blattern ausgebreitet: „Oma’s Apotheke“ (Kneipe in Hamburg), „Mozart’s Geburtshaus“, „Dora’s Blumenlädle“. In Berlin wußte man sich, als der Briefaufdruck „Nur innerhalb Berlin’s nachsenden“ beanstandet wurde, nicht anders zu helfen als so: „Nur innerhalb von Berlin nachsenden.“ Daß besagter Genitiv mittlerweile auch den Nominativ Plural unterhöhlt, sei nebenbei erwähnt. Die Plattenfirma Jupiter Records suchte einmal junge Gesangstalente unter dem Motto „Bengel’s für Engel’s“ bzw. „Engel’s für „Bengel’s“.

      P.S. Hundeheim désigne un hôtel pour chiens ou un magasin où on trouve tout dont notre meilleur ami a besoin pour se sentir à l’aise. Krömer est le nom de son propriétaire. L’adresse est Bernauer Straße 1 suivant la numérotation actuelle.

      Une carte et une photo de 2018 : https://seenthis.net/messages/728687

      #Allemagne #Berlin #mur #langue #orthographe

  • Former Google boss urges tech giants to end the delusion that it’s making the world a better place | Daily Mail Online
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6245847/Former-Google-boss-urges-tech-giants-end-delusion-making-world-better-p

    She said: ‘You can’t go about telling your advertisers that you can target users down to the tiniest pixel, but then throw your hands up in front of the politicians and say your machines can’t figure out if bad actors are using your platform.’

    Google has been widely criticised for allowing jihadists, far-Right extremists and other hate preachers to post content on its YouTube video platform. In some cases, it funnelled cash from advertisers to the extremists posting videos.