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  • #Syrie. Dans un pays ruiné, scrutin sans gloire pour Bachar Al-Assad
    https://orientxxi.info/magazine/syrie-dans-un-pays-ruine-scrutin-sans-gloire-pour-bachar-al-assad,4784

    Le président syrien s’apprête à se faire réélire ce 26 mai 2021 dans un pays appauvri et affamé. Minée par la corruption, la reconstruction est à la peine, tandis que la Russie ne parvient pas à trouver une solution globale, notamment avec la Turquie qui contrôle le nord-ouest.

    http://www.urtikan.net/dessin-du-jour/syrie-une-presidentielle-sans-suspense


    Dessin de Cambon pour #Urtikan.net

  • American ‘regime change’ specialists NED claim credit for Belarus protests & boast of funding Russian opposition during prank call — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union
    https://www.rt.com/russia/523956-regime-change-belarus-prank

    A pair of notorious Russian pranksters posing as leading Belarusian opposition figures have duped the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) into revealing the extent of US involvement in Eastern European political movements.

    In a video call posted on the online channel of pranksters Vovan and Lexus, senior representatives of the American agency disclosed that they have actively financed and supported anti-government campaigns in the region. The officials from the NED, which is funded by Congress and describes its role as “supporting freedom around the world,” also revealed that they are coordinating efforts with prominent political activists in a range of countries, including Russia.

    The officials believed they were talking to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the figurehead of Belarus’ opposition movement, and one of her advisors.

    Je sais, c’est RT.

    Mais c’est une information à mettre en lien avec le détournement d’avion en Biélorussie, information qu’on ne trouve pas par chez nous, où évidemment, la NED n’existe pas.

    Et ici, un rappel des deux précédents détournements, réalisés sur ordre de la « communauté internationale », l’un pour arrêter un opposant à la junte ukrainiene, et l’autre pour tenter d’arrêter Snowden, dans l’avion présidentiel Ukrainien.

    Russie politics : Interpellation de l’opposant à Minsk : le clan Atlantiste défend son monopole
    http://russiepolitics.blogspot.com/2021/05/interpellation-de-lopposant-misnk-le.html

    Kiev, 2016. Un avion de la compagnie aérienne biélorusse assure le vol Kiev-Minsk. Or, à son bord se trouve un opposant au Maïdan, bien connu des services spéciaux ukrainiens. Qu’à cela ne tienne, le pilote reçoit l’ordre de faire demi-tour et de revenir se poser à Kiev. Quand il demande pourquoi, il lui est répondu que s’il n’obéit pas, des chasseurs seront lancés pour le contraindre. L’avion revient, se pose, l’opposant Armen Martirossian est interpellé, ensuite l’avion repart.

    Strictement aucune indignation de la communauté internationale, les opposants au Maidan n’étant manifestement pas des figures dignes de l’intérêt de nos démocraties. Idem pour Snowden en 2013. Rappelez-vous, Morales en visite à Moscou laisse entendre qu’il pourrait récupérer Snowden. La France et le Portugal lui ferme leur espace aérien, l’avion officiel du Président bolivien est contraint militairement de se poser à Viennes. Un avion présidentiel, fouillé. Aucun scandale, tout le monde trouve ça normal.

  • Jubilation in Gaza as ceasefire takes effect : Live | Gaza News | Al Jazeera
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/21/jubilation-in-gaza-as-ceasefire-takes-effect-palestine-israel-live

    Voir aussi : Raucous celebrations break out in Gaza, West Bank & East Jerusalem as ceasefire takes effect (VIDEOS) https://www.rt.com/news/524390-palestinians-celebrate-ceasefire-israel

    Rarement les deux points de vue auront été aussi opposés. Dans le monde arabe et à commencer à Gaza, on exulte pour la victoire. Chez nous, dans la presse comme il faut, c’est toujours « très équilibré » !

    Le Monde : Cessez-le-feu entre Israël et le Hamas à Gaza : un accord fragile, sans vainqueur ni vaincu
    Le Figaro : Le cessez-le-feu entre Israël et le Hamas est officiellement entré en vigueur
    Libération : Israël-Hamas : un cessez-le-feu pour un conflit sans vainqueur

    Que cela plaise ou non, cette « victoire » du Hamas et de la résistance armée palestinienne est aussi importante que l’évacuation du sud du Liban par l’armée israélienne en 2000 et que son autre échec face au Hezbollah en 2006...

    #palestine

  • « La musique est donc dans notre cerveau dans un certain sens. Cela ne veut pas dire qu’il n’y a pas d’ondes sonores en mouvement. Tout cela est vrai, c’est vrai. Mais ce qu’on appelle la musique, c’est ce qu’on fait avec tout ça dans notre cerveau. »

    Our concept of time is false – theoretical physicist — RT SophieCo. Visionaries
    https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco-visionaries/513288-carlo-rovelli-sophieco-interview

    SS: I wanted to also use the example of music if I may. It’s a thing that doesn’t really exist but only does because it is happening in time, right? Like instruments play together in a rhythm or a pulse that brings time alive. And we only feel something when music changes in time. And non-changing note becomes a drone and stops having meaning like, you know, my refrigerator making a noise. So if on an elementary physics level, time doesn’t matter, or it doesn’t exist, why does it matter on a non-elementary level, on a level of music, for instance? Does music essentially create time?

    CR: This is a great question. And in fact, you know, in the history of thinking about time, music played a huge role. Suppose, you’re hearing music, a song. And in some moment, right now, you’re hearing one note, not the full song. And then in the next moment, you’re hearing one note. So you’re never hearing the song. You only hear one note at the time, in every moment you hear one note. So why do you react to the song? There’s never a song up there in nature. At every moment, there is only one note at a time. I mean, this was before harmony. Most of music was just melodic. Okay, so what is the answer? The answer, if you think for a moment, is obvious. When you hear a note, your brain still remembers the previous notes. So what you’re hearing, you think of the melody, just think of your preferred melody, in a moment, you hear a sound, but at the same time, you remember the previous one. So if you think at the time, the melody itself is really memory stuff, it’s not out there, it’s in your memory that stays together. Out there, there’s one note at a time. And this shows that a lot of our feeling and perception of temporality, it’s connected to the fact that we remember. And in a sense, if you want, let me put it in some way, a stone cannot hear music. Because it doesn’t have memory. To hear music, you need memory. And memory requires a brain or a computer that has memory, not brain because we’re spiritual things different from the rest of nature. I think that we’re just pieces of nature, like everything else, but we’re very peculiar pieces of nature with a lot of wiring and neurons and stuff, and it’s this peculiarity that allows music to exist. In a very precise sense, music can only exist because we have this brain, which remembers and it’s not only that, because when you hear music (I think everybody knows music) you hear a piece of a melody and your brain anticipates what would come next. And music is all a game, that the music is coming and in part, it comes what you expect. The next note - you know what it is. So you’re happy that you get and in part it surprises you, because there comes something [else]. It’s all this game of surprising and satisfaction, which makes music. So music is in our brain in some sense. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t, you know, sound waves moving around. That’s all true, that’s real. But what we call music, it’s what we make with all that in our brain.

  • ‘You talk like a prosecutor’: Azerbaijani president Aliyev nails BBC journalist on ‘media freedom’ by bringing up Assange — RT World News
    https://www.rt.com/news/506226-azerbaijan-president-freedom-uk-assange


    (L) Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev © Sputnik / Azerbaijani President’s Press Service; (R) Julian Assange © Reuters / Simon Dawson

    BBC News correspondent Orla Guerin got more than she bargained for when her questioning of President Aliyev about the supposed lack of media freedom in his country ended up with him grilling her on Julian Assange’s imprisonment.

    Guerin’s interview with Aliyev on Monday took an unexpected turn when the journalist alleged that the Azerbaijani people lacked access to non-state-sanctioned media and could not enjoy their human rights to the fullest, As evidence, she cited “many independent sources,” but did not name them.

    The remark drew an angry rebuke from the president, who said the UK had “no moral right” to “lecture” other nations on the issue of freedom and human rights, particularly in light of the treatment of Julian Assange, who has suffered at the hands of British justice.

    Let’s talk about Assange. How many years [had] he spent in the Ecuadorian Embassy? And for what? And where is he now? For journalistic activity, you kept this person hostage, actually killing him morally and physically. You did it, not us,” Aliyev said.
    […]
    Aliyev also quizzed Guerin on the Western media’s exceptionally assertive approach to interviews, particularly when it came to other nations’ supposedly non-perfect human-rights records.

    It is not a question – it is [an] accusation. You talk like a prosecutor. Why? If you are so democratic and so objective, then why [do] you keep Assange in prison?” he said, adding that the West needed to “look [in] the mirror” before “coming and lecturing” others.

  • WATCH: Viral video claims to show ‘Trump’s border wall’ COLLAPSE under the wrath of #Hurricane_Hanna

    A section of the US-Mexico border wall in Texas allegedly failed to withstand the power of nature, according to a viral video. While its authenticity has been questioned, the clip sent President Trump’s critics into overdrive.

    A viral video purportedly showing a partial collapse of the border fence between the United States and Mexico was widely shared online on Sunday. While it was not immediately clear where it was recorded and which segment of the fence was affected, several local journalists and media reports indicated the incident happened somewhere between Texas and the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas as the storm battered the region.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/495928-texas-border-wall-collapse-hurricane

    #murs #barrières_frontalières #destruction #walls_don't_work #les_murs_tombent #frontières #USA #Etats-Unis #Mexique

    –—

    ajouté à la métaliste sur les murs qui tombent...
    https://seenthis.net/messages/823380

    • Writers on the Range: The wall with Mexico will come tumbling down

      Few walls last forever. Last winter, part of President Trump’s new border wall wavered toward collapse under the force of strong winds whipping through the twin cities of Calexico and Mexicali. An 80-foot segment lurched into Mexican territory, and it took cranes from the U.S. side to right the steel panels.

      Most of the families I know that live close to the border have arrived at the same conclusion: The monstrous wall so close to them has further militarized our international boundary with Mexico. They say that a steel barrier with a yard-wide concrete footer — and lighting that never dims — permanently blocks the free flow of wildlife, seeds, pollen, water, religious pilgrims and essential workers across the U.S.-Mexico border. We have watched U.S. agencies rush to build a wall through the poorest communities in western North America without local consent.

      Both supporters and opponents of this bigger wall speak fatalistically about the barrier. They seem to concede that more miles of wall are irreversible because the courts have upheld Trump’s legal waivers of 41 state and federal laws.

      Meanwhile, the wall does damage wherever it’s built or expanded. Habitats for endangered species have been fragmented, and human remains in sacred sites have been desecrated. The doom-and-gloomers say there is no going back.

      But one needs to read only a bit of world history to realize that walls can come down as a quickly as they were put up.

      Thirty years ago this last November, the Berlin Wall was demolished after 26 years of dividing Berlin and East Germany from West Germany. Its deconstruction cost far less than its original construction, thanks in part to eager people who pitched in to turn the concrete part of the wall back into rubble. The two sections of Berlin have now been reunited for a longer period of time than the construction of the wall in 1961 divided them.

      Closer to home, the first barrier built on our southern border, dividing Nogales Arizona from Nogales Sonora, came tumbling down faster than the walls at the Battle of Jericho. This wall was erected a little over a century ago, during the time that Mexico was in the depths of a revolution.

      American-made rifles were frequently smuggled into Sonora through Ambos Nogales. To slow the flow of firearms, Sonora’s Gov. Maytorena ordered the erection of an 11- strand barbwire fence to run down the middle of International Street, where the two countries met.

      Yes. That’s right: The first border barrier along the boundary line was erected to keep U.S. citizens from illegally passing rifles into Mexico.

      But that first border wall so enraged the community of Ambos Nogales that it was brought down within a mere four months of its being erected. As soon as Gen. Obregón defeated Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in Nogales, Sonora, in 1915, he ordered the 11-strand fence torn down.

      Regardless of your political stance about our current border policies, it is time that we recognize that a permanent border wall is not a fait accompli. The pandemic has reminded us what a true “national emergency” is, and a hyped-up emergency at the border does not justify such environmental and economic costs.

      If we don’t want it, it can be legally deauthorized, once again allowing surface waters to flow. Dozens of species of wildlife now threatened by habitat fragmentation could once again migrate, and seeds could tumble across the desert floor.

      A debate is already underway about how the wall should be deconstructed, how its materials could be recycled, how sacred sites along its pathway would be reconsecrated, and how damaged natural habitats could at last be restored.

      I live just 14 miles as the crow flies from the Arizona-Sonora, Mexico, border, and though no one can predict when the times will dramatically change, it is never too early to consider the possibility that this foolish wall will fall.

      It is already time to support a broad-based “Border Wall De-Commission,” one with United States, Mexican and tribal nation representatives. Let us now envision and restore a more just and humane future along our border with Mexico, and with trans-border tribes.

      https://www.parkrecord.com/news/writers-on-the-range-the-wall-with-mexico-will-come-tumbling-down

      via @isskein

  • Madonna shares post on Instagram of ‘Coronavirus cure‘ from Trump-favored ‘demon sex’ doctor, swiftly gets the platform’s red flag — RT USA News
    https://www.rt.com/usa/496523-madonna-covid-cure-instagram

    Totalement incompétent sur ces questions médicales pour lesquelles les avis sont manifestement très controversés, il me reste assez de recul sociologique pour trouver malgré tout incroyablement étonnant le déchaînement de passions autour de la « vérité médicale »...

    Instagram has labeled as misinformation a post by Madonna that featured controversial preacher/doctor Stella Immanuel. Apparently, there is something in common between the pop queen and Donald Trump after all.

    In her Tuesday night Instagram update, the hyperwoke pop star called Immanuel her hero and embraced her message of standing up to greedy corporations hiding an effective cure for Covid-19 from the frightened masses. “The Truth will set us all Free!” the post said.

    Madonna posted the video of Dr. Stella Immanuel, the physician who falsely stated that hydroxychloroquine is a cure for Covid-19 and that masks don’t help to reduce transmissionIn her caption, Madonna says the so-called “Demon Sperm” Doctor is her heroIG has flagged the post pic.twitter.com/RISg6lMg5X
    — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 29, 2020

    Immanuel landed in the public limelight in the US after President Donald Trump and his supporters embraced her claims that antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has proven to be an effective cure for coronavirus. Unfortunately for them, it goes against the current medical consensus, which has ruled out HCQ as Covid-19 treatment.

    While critics of the president had a field day discovering Dr Immanuel’s past opinions on how dreaming about having sex with demons may cause gynecological problems, social media platforms cracked down on her medical proposals.

    #covid #stars

  • White Helmets co-founder stole aid money destined for Syria – report — RT World News
    https://www.rt.com/news/495092-white-helmets-founder-fraud

    Days before he plunged from a window in Istanbul to his death last year, White Helmets co-founder and British mercenary James Le Mesurier admitted to defrauding Mayday Rescue, an organization that fundraised for the anti-government rescue group in Syria.

    According to documents seen by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, Le Mesurier told an accountant sent to audit the charity’s books that he forged receipts for $50,000, pretending that it was sent to finance an evacuation operation in Syria. Instead, the money was paid to Le Mesurier himself. In addition to paying himself a salary of €24,000 ($27,414) per month, Le Mesurier dipped into company cash to finance a lavish wedding in Istanbul in 2018, and to issue loans to his new wife, former diplomat Emma Winberg, the report claims.

    #syrie #casques_blancs

    • http://french.almanar.com.lb/1818236
      Les problèmes de la fondation ont été révélés en novembre 2019, après qu’un comptable néerlandais s’est rendu au bureau de Mayday Rescue à Istanbul.

      Il y a découvert de faux reçus justifiant la disparition de 50.000 dollars (plus de 43.000 euros). M. Le Mesurier lui a alors avoué s’être payé avec l’argent destiné aux Casques blancs.

      Après la mort du directeur de Mayday Rescue, plusieurs pays donateurs, dont les Pays-Bas, l’Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni ont commandité une enquête sur les livres de compte de l’ONG. Les gouvernements concernés souhaitaient garder le secret sur ces investigations, affirme auprès de Volkskrant Cor Vrieswijk, nouvel administrateur de Mayday.

      Aucune preuve de détournement de fonds n’a finalement était trouvée, les enquêteurs concluant à un « malentendu ».

      Fin des soutiens

      D’autres incohérences pointées par le cabinet comptable SMK ont par la suite fait planer le doute sur le caractère non lucratif de la fondation Mayday Rescue. Des succursales commerciales ont notamment été découvertes en Turquie et à Dubaï.

      Suite à ces révélations, les soutiens à l’ONG se sont taris. L’Allemagne réclame aujourd’hui 50.000 euros à Mayday Rescue, tandis que les Pays-Bas ont renoncé à verser une subvention de 57.000 euros. Selon Cor Vrieswijk, la fondation disparaîtra d’ici quelque mois, rapporte de Volkskrant.

      Le ministère russe des Affaires étrangères avait déjà mise en garde contre les activités des Casques blancs, dénonçant notamment des campagnes de désinformation pour discréditer les autorités syriennes et russes au cours d’un conflit.

  • Germany bans Hezbollah, conducts multiple anti-terrorist raids — RT World News
    https://www.rt.com/news/487307-germany-bans-hezbollah-raids

    Berlin has banned the Lebanese militant organization and political party, Hezbollah, labeling the group a terrorist outfit as German police carry out raids on those suspected of being members.

    “[Interior Minister Horst Seehofer] today banned the operation of the Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah (Party of God) in Germany,” an Interior Ministry spokesperson tweeted on Thursday morning.

    Si le #Hezbollah est une organisation terroriste pour les Allemands (et bientôt pour le reste de l’Europe n’en doutons pas), le gouvernement libanais compose donc avec le terrorisme puisqu’il a en son sein des ministres issus de cette formation politique... Ce n’est pas bon signe pour la suite au #Liban...

  • China boosts oil imports from Russia, while slashing purchases from Saudi Arabia — RT Business News
    https://www.rt.com/business/486917-china-russia-oil-imports

    Les Chinois boudent le pétrole saoudien... Les problèmes s’accumulent pour les Wahhabites...

    Shipments of Russian crude oil to China increased more than 30 percent in March compared to a year earlier while Saudi imports of the commodity sank, Reuters reported, citing Chinese customs data.

    As crumbling demand for crude and lack of storage space have been wreaking havoc on the oil market, China has been boosting oil exports in a move seen as taking advantage of record low oil prices. Covid-19 has severely cut the demand of one of the top global importers, but in March China purchased 9.68 million barrels per day (bpd), that is 4.5 percent more than it did during the same period in 2019.

    Russia and Saudi Arabia supplied almost equal amounts of oil to the country last month, with shipments standing at 7.02 million tonnes (1.66 million bpd) and 7.21 million tonnes (1.7 million bpd) respectively. However, the data released by the General Administration of Customs shows that purchases from Riyadh fell 1.6 percent, while Russian crude imports rose 31 percent, according to Reuters calculations.

    The increased imports come as the Chinese economy is slowly getting back to normal, with most enterprises resuming operations after weeks-long quarantine. China became the first country to be hit by the deadly virus at the end of last year. Since then the outbreak shifted from Asia to Europe and the US, which has become the new epicenter of the epidemic. As of Sunday, over 939,000 people were infected in the US, while 53,934 were killed by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

  • Montant des pertes liées au 737 MAX : « ça va être un désastre absolu », prédit un analyste
    https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/montant-des-pertes-liees-au-737-max-ca-va-etre-un-desastre-absolu-predit-u


    Photo d’illustration. La dette de Boeing s’élevait à 25 milliards de dollars au 30 septembre 2019, en hausse de 31,6% sur trois mois.
    Crédits : Reuters

    Le 737 MAX devrait causer à Boeing sa première perte en 22 ans. Le constructeur américain devrait dévoiler, ce mercredi, une évaluation des dégâts financiers engendrés depuis le début de la crise.

    Les déboires du 737 MAX ont terni la réputation de Boeing. Ils menacent désormais de détériorer ses finances. Dix mois après le début de cette crise inédite, l’avionneur devrait dévoiler, ce mercredi, une estimation de l’ardoise, qui se chiffrera en milliards de dollars.

    Le constructeur aéronautique américain, qui a un nouveau patron, David Calhoun, depuis le 13 janvier, publie dans la journée ses résultats annuels, très attendus par les marchés impatients d’avoir une évaluation des dégâts financiers causés par le 737 MAX.

    « Ça va être un désastre absolu », anticipe Robert Stallard, analyste chez Vertical Research.

    Première perte nette depuis 1997
    Le géant de Seattle, qui a cédé en 2019 la couronne de premier avionneur civil mondial à l’européen Airbus, devrait essuyer une perte nette, ce qui n’est pas arrivé depuis 1997. Cette année-là, Boeing avait accusé un déficit de 178 millions de dollars, en raison d’une charge de 1,4 milliard de dollars liée à sa fusion avec son compatriote et concurrent McDonnell Douglas.

    En tout, le fabricant de l’emblématique 747 n’a enregistré que trois exercices déficitaires - 1946, 1995 et 1997 - en 104 ans d’histoire.

    Pourtant en 2018, Boeing avait dégagé un bénéfice net de 10,5 milliards de dollars pour un chiffre d’affaires record de 101 milliards.

    C’était avant qu’il ne soit contraint de passer des charges en raison de l’immobilisation au sol du 737 MAX depuis le 13 mars 2019 après deux accidents rapprochés ayant fait 346 morts.

    Le manque à gagner est d’environ 1 milliard de dollars par mois, calculent les analystes de JPMorgan.

    La facture totale devrait s’élever entre 16 et 25 milliards, estiment les analystes. Des chiffres qui prennent également en compte les coûts de production, Boeing ayant continué à fabriquer le MAX jusqu’en décembre ; les aides potentielles aux sous-traitants en difficulté, tel Spirit AeroSystems, et des indemnités aux compagnies aériennes affectées.

    Le MAX ne revolera pas avant mi-2020
    Ils excluent en revanche des accords potentiels avec les familles des victimes et les autorités américaines, qui enquêtent sur les accidents et le développement du MAX.

    L’ardoise au 30 septembre s’élevait déjà à 9,2 milliards de dollars, dont 5,6 milliards en compensations aux compagnies.

    Les actionnaires devraient être épargnés : le dividende annuel de 3,9 milliards de dollars promis devrait subsister, bien que Boeing ait terminé 2019 avec une chute de 53% des livraisons et un carnet de commandes dans le rouge (-87 appareils civils nets), une première en plus de dix ans.

    « Nous allons le maintenir tel quel à moins que quelque chose de dramatique ne survienne », a assuré la semaine dernière David Calhoun.

    Cet ancien cadre dirigeant de General Electric (GE) a remplacé Dennis Muilenburg, limogé pour une gestion de crise jugée calamiteuse, et a promis la transparence et un changement de culture.

    Le système anti-décrochage MCAS a été mis en cause dans les deux tragédies du MAX. De plus, d’autres problèmes, dont un défaut sur un microprocesseur, un autre sur des câblages électriques et un troisième lié au logiciel s’assurant du bon fonctionnement du MCAS au démarrage, ont été détectés.

    Boeing a repoussé à la mi-2020 une remise en service du MAX et espère en reprendre la production, suspendue depuis le début de l’année, quelques mois auparavant. L’incertitude entoure encore les livraisons.

    Un prêt de 12 milliards de dollars
    Outre l’absence de rentrées d’argent, la crise du MAX vide également les caisses de Boeing, qui a vu sa trésorerie disponible fondre à 1,6 milliard au troisième trimestre 2019 comparé à 11,1 milliards à la même période de 2018.

    Or l’avionneur doit finaliser, d’ici mars, le rachat de 80% de la branche aviation civile du groupe brésilien Embraer, opération dont le prix s’élève à 4,2 milliards de dollars.

    Les agences de notation Moody’s et S&P Global Ratings ont menacé récemment d’abaisser la note de solidité financière. La dette de Boeing s’élevait à 25 milliards de dollars au 30 septembre 2019, en hausse de 31,6% sur trois mois.

    Pour faire face aux coûts du MAX, l’avionneur est parvenu à sécuriser un prêt d’au moins douze milliards de dollars auprès de grandes banques américaines, ont indiqué à l’AFP des sources bancaires.

    Boeing, qui peut toujours compter sur sa branche militaire et sa division aérospatiale, n’a pas souhaité commenter.

    • Max Keiser sur RT.com qualifie Boeing de mort-vivant et explique que le management utiliserait les financements pour racheter les actions en Bourse et manipuler les cours (ils doivent être gavés de stock options…)

      Boeing a garbage company that is just a walking zombie – RT’s Keiser Report — RT Business News
      https://www.rt.com/business/479396-boeing-garbage-company-walking-zombie

      US aerospace giant Boeing has secured commitments on over $12 billion in financing from more than a dozen banks, the media reported citing people familiar with the matter.
      The company buys back their own stock with cheap money from the Federal Reserve, Max Keiser said on RT’s Keiser Report. The money which was supposed to help the struggling firm is in fact disenfranchising it. “On the other side are executives, who are getting that money from the Fed directly into their pocket..,” Keiser notes.

      He says “Boeing now is no longer a viable company,” explaining: “So bad in fact that even money at zero percent is not going to help them recapitalize this garbage company now, Boeing, that’s worthless, essentially it’s insolvent.

      There are a lot of zombie companies in the S&P 500 that are like Boeing, he adds. “Executives stole all the equity passed through cash from the Fed at zero percent interest rates… and now they are just this walking zombie…

      Bon, c’est RT.com et c’était pointé hier par @dedefensahttps://seenthis.net/messages/823000

    • Ha oui j’ai aussi entendu parler d’une faillite imminente. Mais ce serait supposer une grande perturbation dans la force du complexe militaro-industriel.

    • Un zombie, dans un environnement de zombies, ça reste un truc qui tient debout et qui paraît normal :-)

      La vraie information récente, à mon sens, c’est que finalement, la FAA semble prête à accélérer le calendrier de retour en vol. Mais cette information est muette sur les autorités du reste du monde. C’est une information borgne, permettant au cours de l’action de ne pas se dégrader autant qu’elle le devrait.

  • Slavoj Zizek’s ‘trouble with Jews’ may be a poor choice of words – but are you allowed to criticize Israel in UK media anymore? — RT World News
    https://www.rt.com/news/475556-zizek-anti-semitism-controversy

    C’est tout en anglais mais rassurez-vous on devrait avoir en français une belle polémique du même tonneau très vite...

    World-renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek has emerged as the latest high-profile target in the fight against perceived anti-Semitism in the UK, for a moment there moving aside the usual suspect, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    In a recent article for the Independent, Zizek criticized Israel for its aggressive settlement policies in the occupied West Bank, and argued that such criticism of Israeli policies does not make someone an anti-Semite.

    Within the text, the philosopher used a very inconsiderate turn of phrase – “the trouble with Jews.” Immediately, a crowd of outraged commenters rose up, and fully proving Zizek’s point, the paper removed the offending phrase and replaced it with “the trouble with the settlement project.”

    Zizek himself admits it was a poor choice of words, but when he asked the Independent to run a follow-up explanation, the paper refused – and RT is the only outlet that gave Zizek the floor.

    Such a reading “runs against the basic premise of my text which is that the proponents of full annexation of the West Bank are betraying the emancipatory core of the Jewish tradition itself,” the philosopher says in the explanation piece.

    The words were taken out of context, he says. In the original, they followed a reference to French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, who said modern Jews had chosen “the path of rooting” – and “the Jews” Zizek refers to are those trying to “root” on occupied land.

    “The trouble with Jews today is that they are now trying to get roots in a place which was for thousands of years inhabited by other people,” he wrote in the original piece.

    Zizek believes it’s part of a wider campaign against left-wing politicians and intellectuals to equate any criticism of Israel, as a state, to anti-Semitism: “The anti-Leftist campaign goes on and on – an Israeli-based group uses Facebook to spread disinformation to more than a million followers around the world, singling out Muslim US congresswomen, Jeremy Corbyn was just rated Top Anti-Semite of 2019 by [the] Simon Wiesenthal Center (ahead of actual terrorists), and even Bernie Sanders is now added to the list of anti-Semites.”

    Refusing to give Zizek the right to respond to his critics, the Independent cited election coverage crunch and how the debate would be a “tricky space” to wade into. Far from letting Zizek run a follow-up piece, the philosopher was even barred from posting a retort to the many “brutal attacks” he says were launched against him in the paper’s comment section.

    La réponse de Zizek : The trouble is not with the Jews, but my accusers. https://www.rt.com/op-ed/475552-independent-jews-slavoj-zizek

    #antisionisme #antisémitisme

  • EU designará a cárteles mexicanos como terroristas: Trump
    https://www.rt.com/news/474403-mexican-cartels-terrorists-trump
    El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dijo este martes que designará a los cárteles mexicanos de la droga como terroristas por su papel en el tráfico drogas y personas.

    “Serán designados (…) He estado trabajando en eso durante los últimos 90 días. Saben, la designación no es tan fácil, se tiene que pasar por un proceso y estamos bien metidos en ese proceso”, dijo Trump en una entrevista divulgada hoy.

  • Caso de violación de Assange caído: Suecia abandona la investigación que condujo al asilo del cofundador de WikiLeaks en la embajada ecuatoriana del Reino Unido
    https://www.rt.com/news/473800-assange-rape-investigation-dropped
    Los fiscales suecos no continuarán con su investigación de violación del cofundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, anunciaron que cumplieron con éxito su papel en el plan de años para poner a Assange tras las rejas

  • Adobe cancels all user accounts in Venezuela to comply with Trump order | Ars Technica
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/adobe-cancels-all-user-accounts-in-venezuela-to-comply-with-trump-order

    Adobe is deactivating all user accounts in Venezuela, saying that the action is necessary to comply with an executive order issued by President Donald Trump. The action affects both free and paid accounts.

    In an FAQ titled “Adobe compliance with US Executive Order,” the company explained yesterday why it is canceling its Venezuela-based customers’ subscriptions:

    The US Government issued Executive Order 13884, the practical effect of which is to prohibit almost all transactions and services between US companies, entities, and individuals in Venezuela. To remain compliant with this order, Adobe is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela.

    Adobe appears to be interpreting the executive order more broadly than other companies. Microsoft’s Office 365 and other cloud services are still available in Venezuela, for example. The executive order itself says the US action is targeted at the Venezuelan government and people who provide material support to the regime.

    #Venezuela mais aussi #Hong-Kong

    https://www.rt.com/news/470578-apple-cancels-app-track-police
    Apple removes app that Hong Kong protesters used to track police movements following vandalism, attacks on officers

  • Permission to dock: Russia’s floating nuclear power plant reaches Arctic port it was built for
    https://www.rt.com/russia/468845-floating-nuclear-plant-docks

    After a 5,000-km sea ride, Russia’s pioneering floating nuclear power plant has reached its final destination on the Arctic coast and will soon deliver megawatts and gigajoules of energy to consumers on land.

    The Akademik Lomonosov was towed from Murmansk, a major port city in northwestern Russia, all the way to the far eastern region of Chukotka, reaching a small town called Pevek on Saturday. The trip lasted 22 days and required a couple of tow boats to move the barge, which lacks its own propulsion, and an icebreaker to deliver the convoy safely through the chilly Arctic waters.

    #Russie #Arctique #énergie #nucléaire