• Kavanaugh, Bolsonaro et leurs copains
    https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/kavanaugh-bolsonaro-et-leurs-copains

    Le 6 octobre 2018, Brett Kavanaugh est nommé de justesse – par 51 sénateurs contre 49 – juge à la Cour suprême des États-Unis. Compte tenu du curriculum de l’intéressé, cet épisode de l’histoire nord-américaine constitue une attaque en règle contre les féministes et, en particulier, la mouvance #Metoo. La candidature de ce magistrat, soupçonné de plusieurs … Lire la suite →

    #Humeurs #dépolitisation #domination #fascisme #masculinisme #militarisation #racisme #violences


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    • Cette lecture des faits rend compte d’une première facette de cette descente aux enfers. Ancien conseiller et soutien indéfectible du Président républicain George W. Bush, Brett Kavanaugh est un homme, jeune, blanc, riche, hétérosexuel, catholique pratiquant et se plait à en faire la démonstration. Comme son mentor, il affiche son attachement au droit de port des armes à feu, son mépris des questions écologiques, son opposition à l’avortement et son homophobie. En faisant nommer à vie son protégé à la plus haute instance judiciaire de son pays, le Président des États-Unis rend majoritaire et pour une longue durée son équipe ultraréactionnaire (ils sont maintenant cinq juges républicains non modérés sur neuf) et choie son électorat. La constitution peut désormais être défaite et orienter les lois vers davantage de libéralisme sécuritaire (extension du port d’armes, de la peine de mort), de protectionnisme (fermeture des frontières), d’impérialisme religieux, de régression des droits des homosexuels, des non Blancs et des femmes.



  • Financiarisation de la police : à qui profite la violence ?
    https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/financiarisation-de-la-police-a-qui-profite-la-violence

    « La société est de plus en plus violente ». En réponse à ce constat, et dans le prolongement de l’état d’urgence, des députés de la majorité présidentielle française proposent en cette rentrée et en première lecture d’armer les policiers municipaux. Les maires seraient alors responsables de la « sécurité » de leur territoire en lieu et place de … Lire la suite →

    #Humeurs #économie #fascisme #militarisation #violences


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  • #Niger suppresses dissent as US leads influx of foreign armies

    The western presence in one of the most militarised countries in Africa has sparked frustration and fear in locals.

    The demonstration was planned for 4pm on 15 April, a warm Sunday afternoon in the somnolent Nigerien capital. The protesters had two main complaints: rising taxes and the fact that, in recent years, some of the world’s most powerful armies had descended on their country.

    But before the civil society leaders could even get to the march, they were arrested.

    When a group of heavily armed men on motorbikes killed four American special ops soldiers in remote Niger last October, it was the first many had heard of the war the US was helping fight against a local branch of Isis.

    But their involvement in that fight represents only a fraction of the US presence in the west African country, poor but strategically located in the middle of the Sahel, its borders crisscrossed by extremists and traffickers.

    And the 800 US defence personnel in Niger are not alone. They are one of four western armies that have installed themselves in the vast desert landscape, variously flying armed drones, hunting militants, building vast bases, controlling migration and collecting intelligence from the region.

    This is what the April protest was about.

    Ibrahim Diori was arrested at home, and Maïkou Zodi in his car, both charged with participation in a banned demonstration and destruction of public property, even though they were not present. Today, they are in jail awaiting trial, along with colleagues arrested over previous marches.

    The Nigerien government allows foreign powers free rein to build military bases and send soldiers to defend their interests in the region, while suppressing any dissent, according to those civil society leaders not in jail, and key opposition figures.

    “Today there’s terrible repression of those who are against the government line. They put seven of my colleagues in prison because we said no to foreign bases,” said Mariama Bayard, leader of the opposition. She said that the government was “illegitimate” because the main challenger, Hama Amadou, was in jail at the time of the last election, and that it was being propped up by foreigners in the absence of domestic support.

    “Dictatorship is taking hold of this country. The people don’t want the bases. But the Sahel has become an important geo-strategic space for the great powers,” she said.

    According to Bayard, foreign powers do not have permission to build bases in their country.

    “Our constitution says that before a base can be installed, parliament has to accept it. It’s a deal between the government and these foreign powers. It’s illegal, the bases are illegal.”

    With Boko Haram in the south-east, Isis-linked ISGS on the Malian border, and a chaotic Libya to the north, Niger is surrounded by violent extremists.

    As part of its counter-terrorism mission Operation Barkhane, France has 500 soldiers on its base in Niamey, and more on its bases in Madama and Aguelal. Germany has 50 soldiers in Niamey to support the UN peacekeeping force in Mali, and is expanding accommodation to cater for more on the airbase it shares with France. Canadian soldiers come and go.

    Italy has an advance team of 40 soldiers in the country, preparing for the arrival of up to 430 more troops who will “train, advise and assist” local forces to fight illicit trafficking, mostly of migrants. Many of the 640,000 refugees who have arrived in Italy since 2014 came through Niger.

    But it is the US, with its armed drones targeting militants including al-Qaeda leaders in Libya, that has attracted the most attention.
    Niger is the perfect example of the US state of perma-war
    Trevor Timm
    Trevor Timm
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    The three giant white hangars of Airbase 201, the new US base near the centuries-old city of Agadez, which is costing $100m (£78m) to build, stand on a long stretch of sand that is prone to puddles ; local herders used to take their goats to drink there in rainy season.

    Some of these herders, living a few hundred metres away from the base’s new fences, said they had never met their new neighbours, though they often saw them whizzing past in air-conditioned SUVs, or by night, the shadow of their aircraft crossing the moon.

    “They don’t help us. I’ve always been poor, and I’m still poor,” said Sedefiou Abdou, who had never heard of America until the base came to his neighbourhood. References to Obama, Trump and Coca Cola drew a blank. Then he was played a snippet of a French cover of the wildly popular Latin hit Despacito, and his face finally lit up in recognition. Apart from the airbase, this was the closest America came to penetrating into his corner of the Sahel.

    Abdou had no more need of this knowledge than most Americans do for Niger’s rich and complex culture; the two countries are thousands of miles apart. But his government and theirs were firm friends, as the Nigerien president said in an interview at his palace in Niamey, where former presidents deposed in Niger’s many coups gaze down from their portraits on the building’s high white arches.

    “I don’t like the term ‘foreign forces’ – they’re friendly forces, who will leave as soon as we want them to,” said Mahamadou Issoufou. “They’re here at our request, and once the need for them disappears, they’ll leave.”

    Issoufou recognised that they were also looking after their own interests, however.

    “They’re not just here for us. They do it for themselves. The countries who have sent their armies know that once the Sahel is conquered, the threat will concern them, will concern Europe. It’s a way of preventing that threat from spreading into their territory.”

    Niger is one of the most militarised countries in Africa. The government spends 21% of its small budget on defence, which means there is much less to spend on things like health and education. Hence the need for higher taxes, which the government says do not affect the poor but which have nevertheless sparked fierce opposition.

    Civil society leaders and rights groups say protests against this and any controversial government policies have been “almost systematically denied”, while pro-government marches are allowed. Detained civil society leaders have been spread out in jails across the country, meaning their families struggle to visit and feed them; several were convicted of instigating an unarmed, banned gathering last month, and released having already served their time.

    According to Boulama Hamadou Tcherno, one of the few civil society leaders who was not arrested in the March and April crackdowns, there has been silence from the nations in a position to put pressure on the government.

    “We’re very worried about what will happen in the next few years. Freedom to demonstrate, freedom of religion – even praying to God is forbidden. And all the big democratic powers turn their gaze away.”

    The Guardian put the allegations that America is in effect propping up an illegitimate and repressive government to Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US Africa Command, in an interview at a small American base in Senegal last week.
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    “They [Niger] have been a good partner of ours now for many years,” he said.

    He emphasised that there had been “a lot of aid and security force assistance” in recent years and said that was why the US was there, as well as to help the country maintain its borders.

    Speaking more generally about the US presence in Africa, he said US troops were trying to “prevent something from spreading and happening before it actually does”.

    According to opponents of the foreign bases, however, they do not stop terrorists but attract them.

    “We see no results from their presence on the ground; in fact we have the impression that terrorism has increased since they arrived. Are they really here to help our soldiers?” Tcherno asked.

    Bayard agreed. “They are creating the conditions for the Sahel to blow up,” she said. “They say that the bases are here for our security, but the opposite is true.”


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/14/niger-suppresses-dissent-as-us-leads-influx-of-foreign-armies
    #militarisation #Italie #USA #Etats-Unis #terrorisme #sécurité #Airbase_201

    • Perché in Niger ci sono militari da tutto il mondo

      Il Niger è uno dei paesi più militarizzati dell’Africa. Nell’ottobre del 2017 questo dato è salito all’attenzione di tutti quando quattro soldati delle forze speciali statunitensi e almeno quattro militari nigerini sono rimasti uccisi in un’imboscata. Da allora la presenza militare straniera non ha fatto che intensificarsi. Cosa fanno in Niger tutte queste forze armate? Che interessi hanno? Stanno raggiungendo i loro obiettivi?

      Gli Stati Uniti non sono l’unico paese presente ad avere truppe in Niger: ci sono anche i soldati di Francia, Germania, Canada e Italia.

      Nell’aprile di quest’anno il Niger ha ospitato le esercitazioni militari congiunte Flintlock, che hanno coinvolto 1.900 soldati di una ventina di paesi. L’obiettivo delle esercitazioni, patrocinate dagli Stati Uniti, era rafforzare la collaborazione tra le forze di sicurezza africane per proteggere i civili dalle violenze legate all’estremismo religioso.

      La presenza militare straniera in Niger viene generalmente motivata in tre modi: lottare contro il terrorismo, prevenire le migrazioni degli africani in Europa e proteggere gli investimenti stranieri.

      Il terrorismo nel Sahel
      Nella regione del Sahel, che comprende anche il Niger, sono attivi alcuni gruppi estremisti islamici e per questo l’area è considerata la “nuova frontiera” delle operazioni della lotta globale al terrorismo. Oltre al Niger, gli Stati Uniti hanno una presenza militare in Mauritania, in Senegal, in Mali, in Burkina Faso, in Nigeria e in Ciad. Per quanto ne sappiamo, solo il Sudan e l’Eritrea non ospitano truppe statunitensi. Nel Sahel operano inoltre “attori esterni di secondo piano”, tra cui le forze armate dell’Unione europea, di Israele, della Colombia e del Giappone.

      Il coinvolgimento statunitense nel Sahel risale ai tempi della guerra al terrorismo lanciata da Washington dopo gli attentati dell’11 settembre 2001. Nel 2003 gli Stati Uniti crearono la Pan Sahel initiative, coinvolgendo il Ciad, il Mali, la Mauritania e il Niger nell’addestramento di unità dell’esercito specializzate nel contrastare le minacce terroristiche e la diffusione del radicalismo. Nel 2004 l’iniziativa è stata sostituita dalla Trans-Sahara counterterrorism partnership, un’alleanza più ampia che comprende anche l’Algeria, il Burkina Faso, il Camerun, il Marocco, la Nigeria, il Senegal e la Tunisia.

      Nel 2014 i capi di stato di Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger e Ciad hanno firmato una convenzione per istituire il G5 Sahel, con l’obiettivo di garantire “sviluppo e sicurezza per migliorare la qualità della vita della gente”. Nel 2017 gli stessi capi di stato hanno dato vita alla forza congiunta del G5 Sahel, con il benestare dell’Unione africana e delle Nazioni Unite. Lo scopo di questa forza armata, il cui presidente di turno è il nigerino Mahamadou Issoufou, è più ampio rispetto a quello di altre operazioni in corso nella regione: oltre a migliorare la sicurezza lungo i confini condivisi, i suoi uomini devono anche promuovere la cosiddetta soft security (”sicurezza morbida”, cioè quelle misure – anche di natura preventiva – che servono a riportare la stabilità e un senso di normalità nelle aree colpite da conflitti).

      Gli Stati Uniti hanno fornito supporto militare a ognuno degli stati del G5 Sahel e hanno promesso 60 milioni di dollari di aiuti bilaterali all’iniziativa.

      Il Niger è circondato da paesi che sono focolai di instabilità

      Il Niger si trova nel centro del Sahel. Purtroppo per i suoi abitanti, è circondato da paesi che sono focolai di instabilità. Storicamente il Niger è sempre stato la porta d’accesso al Nordafrica per i migranti originari dell’Africa subsahariana e negli ultimi anni è diventato uno dei più importanti paesi di transito per chi va in cerca di opportunità in Europa. È per questo che paesi come l’Italia hanno inviato le loro truppe in Niger, con l’obiettivo di fermare i migranti.

      Le forze armate straniere in Niger addestrano soldati africani, fanno volare droni, costruiscono basi, compiono incursioni oltre frontiera e raccolgono informazioni. Queste attività sono finalizzate alla lotta al terrorismo e al controllo dei flussi migratori. Tuttavia l’Africa è considerata anche uno dei mercati dalle potenzialità maggiori, cosa che spiega l’espansione dei rapporti economici e commerciali, e questa può essere un’ulteriore motivazione per la presenza militare straniera sempre più diversificata in Niger e, più in generale, nella regione.

      Dal canto suo, il governo di Niamey ha accolto a braccia aperte le truppe straniere. Il presidente Issoufou è felice di sostenere gli interessi di Washington nella regione finché gli Stati Uniti saranno disposti a sostenere il suo governo e ad addestrare le sue forze armate. Con l’aiuto statunitense Issoufou pensa di poter mantenere la promessa fatta in campagna elettorale di “sconfiggere i militanti estremisti islamici”.

      I rapporti amichevoli tra Niger e Stati Uniti assumono un significato particolare anche alla luce delle tensioni tra Washington e il Ciad, vicino del Niger. Alla fine del 2017 il presidente statunitense Donald Trump aveva inserito il Ciad nella
      lista di paesi colpiti dal divieto di viaggiare negli Stati Uniti, una mossa che ha stupito molti esperti di politica estera e ha evidentemente suscitato le ire del governo ciadiano. In seguito il divieto è stato abolito.

      Conseguenze indesiderate
      La presenza di forze militari straniere in Niger ha davvero permesso di contrastare il terrorismo e i flussi migratori? A che prezzo? Ci sono state ricadute impreviste e potenzialmente dannose? Alcuni sostengono che la presenza delle truppe straniere abbia avuto conseguenze negative sulla politica interna del Niger e che abbia favorito l’affermazione di un clima politico sempre più oppressivo.

      Alcuni rappresentanti della società civile e i leader dell’opposizione politica denunciano la costruzione di nuove basi militari straniere, denunciando delle violazioni della costituzione. Secondo loro, la presenza militare straniera e la centralità attribuita al tema della sicurezza sono strumenti che servono a rafforzare un governo che non ha più sostegno interno. Le elezioni nigerine del 2016, in cui Issoufou ha conquistato un secondo mandato, pare siano state “caratterizzate da gravi irregolarità”.

      La corsa alla militarizzazione del Niger desta ancora più preoccupazione in un paese dove le forze armate sono considerate “un’organizzazione profondamente politicizzata” e ostile al controllo delle autorità civili. Un esercito del genere potrebbe rivelarsi utile a un presidente che desideri consolidare il suo potere al di là di quanto concesso dagli strumenti democratici.

      Nel febbraio di quest’anno i nigerini sono scesi in piazza scandendo slogan come: “Eserciti francesi, americani e tedeschi, andate via!”. Issoufou ha risposto bloccando altre manifestazioni simili nel mese di marzo. Ha difeso la misura affermando l’importanza di uno stato “democratico, ma forte”.

      Non è ancora chiaro cosa succederà in futuro, soprattutto se – come rivela un articolo del New York Times – Washington starebbe valutando se ritirare la maggior parte delle truppe. Per chi si oppone alla presenza militare straniera in Niger non sarà mai troppo presto.

      (Traduzione di Giusy Muzzopappa)

      Da sapere

      Nel gennaio del 2018 è stata approvata dal parlamento italiano una missione militare in Niger (Misin), che dovrebbe occuparsi di addestramento e supporto dell’esercito nigerino nel contrasto di traffici illegali. I primi quaranta soldati italiani arrivati a marzo sono però rimasti accampati in una base statunitense a poche centinaia di metri dall’aeroporto di Niamey, senza avere ancora ricevuto il via libera dalle autorità del paese per operare. Il 20 settembre è stato reso noto da alcune agenzie di stampa, non smentite dal ministero, che il contingente è stato sbloccato e che entro novembre partiranno altri trenta militari italiani.
      Nella notte tra il 17 e il 18 settembre in Niger un gruppo armato ha rapito il religioso italiano Pierluigi Maccalli, della Società delle missioni africane (Sma). Il sequestro è stato inizialmente attribuito a miliziani jihadisti provenienti da oltre frontiera, ma potrebbe anche essere opera di gruppi peul radicalizzati, precisa un missionario della Sma.

      https://www.internazionale.it/notizie/craig-bailie/2018/09/20/niger-militari-mondo

    • La mission militaire italienne au Niger débute finalement

      La mission militaire italienne au Niger, visant à aider les autorités locales à contrôler les flux migratoires, va finalement débuter, huit mois après avoir été votée par le Parlement italien, a annoncé jeudi la ministre de la Défense Elisabetta Trenta.

      « Après huit mois d’impasse, nous avons débloqué la mission au Niger pour le contrôle des flux migratoires », a écrit Mme Trenta sur Facebook, sans préciser ce qui avait bloqué, puis débloqué, la situation.

      « L’Italie interviendra en soutien du gouvernement nigérien et assistera les autorités locales à travers des unités chargées de la formation (...) des forces nigériennes pour renforcer le contrôle du territoire », a poursuivi Mme Trenta sans préciser la date du début de cette mission.

      « Concrètement, l’objectif est de lutter, ensemble, contre la traite d’êtres humains et le trafic des migrants qui traversent le pays et se dirigent vers la Libye pour finalement s’embarquer en direction de nos côtes », a-t-elle ajouté.

      L’ancien chef du gouvernement italien, Paolo Gentiloni (centre gauche), avait annoncé l’envoi de cette mission lors du G5 Sahel (Mali, Tchad, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritanie) qui s’était tenu mi-décembre 2017 à la Celle-Saint-Cloud, près de Paris.

      Selon M. Gentiloni, il s’agissait de répondre à une demande des autorités locales, même si ces dernières avaient alors démenti avoir formulé une requête de ce type.

      En janvier, les députés italiens avaient entériné l’envoi de cette mission militaire au Niger, un pays d’origine mais surtout de transit pour les migrants souhaitant se rendre en Europe.

      La ministre de la Défense de l’époque, Roberta Pinotti, avait expliqué que cette mission devait compter dans un premier temps 120 militaires, avant de monter progressivement à 470.


      https://www.voaafrique.com/a/la-mission-militaire-italienne-au-niger-d%C3%A9bute-finalement/4580034.html


  • Map-archive of Europe’s migrant spaces

    The project of an interactive map-archive of ‘migrant spaces’ of transit, border enforcement and refuge across Europe stems from a workshop organised in London in November 2016 by researchers working on migration and based in different European countries.

    The goal of this collective project, is to bring to the fore the existence and the stories of ephemeral spaces of containment, transit, and struggle, that are the outcome of border enforcement politics and of their spatial effects, as well as of their impact on migrant lives.
    What we want to represent

    We do not represent on the map official detention centres or reception camps, but rather unofficial (but visible) spaces that have been produced as an effect of migration and border policies as well as of migrants’ practices of movement. Some well-known examples are the Jungle of Calais, or the Hellenic’s airport in Athens, which represent the output of the relation between the border enforcement policies with the autonomous movements of migrant subjects across Europe. Moreover, spaces of transit like the rail station of Milan will be represented, which have then become places of containment – such as Ventimiglia, Como, and the Brenner after the suspension of Schengen in such border areas. Several structures have been build in such transit knots, being characterized by their humanitarian element that intertwine the dimension of control with that of help and care. Finally, some of these places are zones inside European cities that have played the twofold role of spaces-refuge and area

    controlled by the police, and then have been evicted as dwelling places where migrants found a temporary place to stay – like Lycée Jean-Quarré in Paris, La Chapelle. Others are self-managed places, like Refugee City Plaza Hotel, or square and public spaces that had been sites of migrant struggles for some time – as Orianenplatz in Berlin.
    The three dimensions

    The complexity of the processes that get intertwined in these places can be represented through three dimensions that we aimed to represent, although they cannot be exhaustively of the complexity of this phenomenon.

    Border enforcement/ border control: by border control we understand all the operations, measures and actions put into place by the police for enhancing national borders and obstructing migrants’ movements and presence.

    Humanitarian enforcement: by humanitarian enforcement we understand all the operation/action and structures deployed by those humanitarian actors involved in managing migrants. Being ‘humanitarianism’ a blurry and contested category, we understand it as a continuum with the two endpoints of humanitarian control and humanitarian support. The first endpoint refers to all these actions, operations and structures that aim to control migrants and contain their mobilities. The second endpoint refers to all these actions, operation and structures that aim to support migrants and their movements avoiding deploying control measures.

    Migrant struggles: by ‘struggles’ we understand both self-organized struggles with a declared political claim, and everyday struggles such as the transits mobilities and the ‘everyday resistance’ (Scott, 1985) practices collectively enacted by migrants, that can be visible or remaining under the threshold of visibility.
    Temporality and spatiality

    A crucial feature of this map is the focus on temporality rather than spatiality. Indeed, this map cis an archive of those fleeting and ephemeral spaces that do no longer exist and that have changed their function over time, as frontiers or as spaces of refuge and struggle. The focus on temporality allows us to go beyond the mainstream representations of migrants routes offered by those official actors managing migration such as Fontex, European Union, IOM and the UNHCR.

    We do not want to represent those informal places that are still existing in order to avoid shedding more light on them that could bring some problem to the people dwelling and transiting through those places. The idea of archive is related to that ethical/political topic: we do not want to trace the still existing place where people are struggling, but rather we aim to keep a record and a memory of such ephemeral spaces that do not exist any-more but nevertheless have contributed to the production of a Europe not represented in the mainstream debate. Therefore, we represent only those places still existing where the border and humanitarian enforcement come to the fore, in order to keep an ongoing monitoring gaze.
    The aim

    The aims of this map-archive are: a) to keep memory of these spaces that have been visible and have been the effect of border enforcement policies but that then had been evicted, or ‘disappeared’ ; b) to produce a new map of Europe, that is a map formed by these spaces of transit, containment, and refuge, as result of politics of border enforcement and of migration movements; c) to shed light on the temporality of migration as a crucial dimension through which understand and interpret the complexity of social processes related to migration towards and within Europe and the consequent border enforcement.

    To be continued

    Since Europe externalizes its borders beyond its geopolitical frontiers, we would like to add also spaces of transit and containment that are located in the so called ‘third countries’ – for instance, in Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco – as the map wants also to represent a different image of the borders of Europe, looking also at sites that are the effects of EU borders externalisation politics.


    http://cherish-de.uk/migrant-digitalities/#/2011/intro
    #cartographie #cartographie_radicale #cartographie_critique #frontières #frontière_sud-alpine #visualisation #migrations #asile #réfugiés #conflits #contrôle_humanitaire #militarisation_des_frontières #Europe

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    #Vintimille #Côme #Brenner #Briançon #Menton

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    • Migration: new map of Europe reveals real frontiers for refugees

      Since the EU declared a “refugee crisis” in 2015 that was followed by an unprecedented number of deaths in the Mediterranean, maps explaining the routes of migrants to and within Europe have been used widely in newspapers and social media.

      Some of these maps came out of refugee projects, while others are produced by global organisations, NGOs and agencies such as Frontex, the European Border and Coastguard Agency, and the International Organisation for Migration’s project, Missing Migrants. The Balkan route, for example, shows the trail along which hundred of thousands of Syrian refugees trekked after their towns and cities were reduced to rubble in the civil war.

      However, migration maps tend to produce an image of Europe being “invaded” and overwhelmed by desperate women, men and children in search of asylum. At the same time, migrants’ journeys are represented as fundamentally linear, going from a point A to a point B. But what about the places where migrants have remained stranded for a long time, due to the closure of national borders and the suspension of the Schengen Agreement, which establishes people’s free internal movement in Europe? What memories and impressions remain in the memory of the European citizens of migrants’ passage and presence in their cities? And how is this most recent history of migration in Europe being recorded?

      Time and memory

      Our collective project, a map archive of Europe’s migrant spaces, engages with with these questions by representing border zones in Europe – places that have functioned as frontiers for fleeing migrants. Some of these border zones, such as Calais, have a long history, while other places have become effective borders for migrants in transit more recently, such as Como in Italy and Menton in France. The result of a collaborative work by researchers in the UK, Greece, Germany, Italy and the US, the project records memories of places in Europe where migrants remained in limbo for a long time, were confronted with violence, or found humanitarian aid, as well as marking sites of organised migrant protest.

      All the cities and places represented in this map archive have over time become frontiers and hostile environments for migrants in transit. Take for instance the Italian city of Ventimiglia on the French-Italian border. This became a frontier for migrants heading to France in 2011, when the French government suspended Schengen to deter the passage of migrants who had landed in Lampedusa in Italy in the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution in 2011.

      Four years later in 2015, after border controls were loosened, Ventimiglia again became a difficult border to cross, when France suspended Schengen for the second time. But far from being just a place where migrants were stranded and forced to go back, our map archive shows that Ventimiglia also became an important place of collective migrant protest.

      Images of migrants on the cliffs holding banners saying “We are not going back” circulated widely in 2015 and became a powerful slogan for other migrant groups across Europe. The most innovative aspect of our map-archive consists in bringing the context of time, showing the transformations of spaces over time into a map about migration that explains the history of border zones over the last decade and how they proliferated across Europe. Every place represented – Paris, Calais, Rome, Lesbos, Kos, and Athens, for example – has been transformed over the years by migrants’ presence.
      Which Europe?

      This archive project visualises these European sites in a way that differs from the conventional geopolitical map: instead of highlighting national frontiers and cities, it foregrounds places that have been actual borders for migrants in transit and which became sites of protest and struggle. In this way the map archive produces another image of Europe, as a space that has been shaped by the presence migrants – the border violence, confinement and their struggle to advance.

      The geopolitical map of Europe is transformed into Europe’s migrant spaces – that is, Europe as it is experienced by migrants and shaped by their presence. So another picture of Europe emerges: a space where migrants’ struggle to stay has contributed to the political history of the continent. In this Europe migrants are subjected to legal restrictions and human rights violations, but at the same time they open up spaces for living, creating community and as a backdrop for their collective struggles.

      It is also where they find solidarity with European citizens who have sympathy with their plight. These border zones highlighted by our map have been characterised by alliances between citizens and migrants in transit, where voluntary groups have set up to provide food, shelter and services such as medical and legal support.

      So how does this map engage with debate on the “migrant crisis” and the “refugee crisis” in Europe? By imposing a time structure and retracing the history of these ephemeral border zone spaces of struggle, it upends the image of migrants’ presence as something exceptional, as a crisis. The map gives an account of how European cities and border zones have been transformed over time by migrants’ presence.

      By providing the history of border zones and recording memories of citizens’ solidarity with migrants in these places, this map dissipates the hardline view of migrants as invaders, intruders and parasites – in other words, as a threat. This way, migrants appear as part of Europe’s unfolding history. Their struggle to stay is now becoming part of Europe’s history.

      But the increasing criminalisation of migrant solidarity in Europe is telling of how such collaboration disturbs state policies on containing migrants. This map-archive helps to erode the image of migrants as faceless masses and unruly mobs, bringing to the fore the spaces they create to live and commune in, embraced by ordinary European citizens who defy the politics of control and the violent borders enacted by their states.


      https://theconversation.com/migration-new-map-of-europe-reveals-real-frontiers-for-refugees-103
      via @isskein


  • L’armée américaine développe un drone capable de voler éternellement
    https://usbeketrica.com/article/l-armee-americaine-developpe-un-drone-capable-de-voler-eternellement

    L’armée américaine travaille à la mise au point d’un drone potentiellement capable de voler sans jamais atterrir, grâce à une alimentation énergétique à distance par faisceau laser. Mise en parallèle avec le blocage des discussions internationales sur l’encadrement des armes létales autonomes, la nouvelle a de quoi inquiéter les adversaires des « robots tueurs ». Ça va vraiment devenir compliquer de refermer la boîte de Pandore. Surtout si le mal qu’elle contenait peut voler éternellement… En août 2017, (...)

    #Defense_Advanced_Research_Projects_Agency_(DARPA) #drone #USDepartmentOfDefense #militarisation #aérien #surveillance (...)

    ##Defense_Advanced_Research_Projects_Agency__DARPA_ ##vidéo-surveillance


  • Au feu !
    https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/au-feu

    Les campagnes et les villes brûlent, ici et ailleurs, les températures montent, le changement climatique fait son œuvre. Au même moment, en France, une affaire entre toutes occupe toutes les ondes. Ou presque. Avec elle, ses commentaires, ses polémiques, ses non-dits… Le mois de juillet 2018 est fébrile et cache une pathologie sournoise et délétère. … Lire la suite →

    #Humeurs #domination #guerre #masculinisme #militarisation #racisme #religion


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  • La #militarisation_des_frontières de l’#Union_européenne

    La politique européenne migratoire a connu plusieurs étapes, passant de la coopération intergouvernementale, à sa communautarisation, à son érection en politique commune d’immigration, à son externalisation et enfin à sa militarisation. Cette militarisation des frontières en cours, résultat d’un glissement sémantique et normatif, de l’identitaire vers le sécuritaire et du sécuritaire vers le militaire, repose sur des fondements juridiques et elle est régie par un certain nombre de principes, règles et instruments qui la concrétisent et la régulent.

    http://www.infoeuropa.eurocid.pt/registo/000079163
    #Europe #UE #EU #frontières #migrations #frontières #asile #sécurité #identité


  • This European Border Is Still Open. But for How Long?

    The border between Austria and Slovenia runs through Armin Tement’s backyard. Literally.

    Not that you would know it. Neat rows of vines march up and down the valley like military columns with no regard for a frontier laid down by man, why here, no one can quite remember. The Slovene wine workers speak German. The Austrians speak Slovenian, or at least try.

    As for the wine, well, says Mr. Tement, 32, “it tastes exactly the same on both sides.”

    When Mr. Tement’s family started making wine back in the 19th century, there was no border here. The region of Styria, straddling what is now southeastern Austria and northeastern Slovenia, was part of the Hapsburg Empire.

    When the empire was broken up after World War I, Upper Styria became Austrian and Lower Styria became part of Yugoslavia — until the 1990s, when that country, too, was broken up and Slovenia gained its independence.

    The border, a hundred years old this year, was briefly eliminated by advancing Nazi armies, then heavily policed during the Cold War, before vanishing in all but name when Slovenia joined the European Union’s passport-free travel zone in 2007.

    “It was a great moment,” recalled Janez Valdhuber, 53, a winemaker on the Slovenian side. To celebrate, he grabbed his young children, climbed the steep vineyard opposite his house to the top where the border runs, and unfurled a European flag.

    The interrogations at the border stopped, and Mr. Valdhuber’s car trunk was no longer searched when entering Austria.

    But some worry Europe’s open borders might slowly be closing again, one checkpoint at a time.

    This month, Germany announced that at its Bavarian border, it would turn back asylum seekers registered in other European Union countries, a move reintroducing a hard border of sorts with Austria.

    Austria, now run by a conservative government in coalition with the far right, threatened to do the same on its southern border with Italy, Europe’s busiest north-south trade route. And as if to demonstrate its resolve, Austria briefly resurrected checkpoints at the Brenner Pass this month.

    The border at Spielfeld, an Austrian town with barely 1,000 inhabitants, became a stop on the migrant route in 2015, and for a few traumatic weeks that year, tens of thousands of refugees came through.

    Since then, Austrian soldiers have returned.

    They ride in military jeeps along the “Wine Route,” a winding country road that zigzags back and forth across the border. They have built a fence along a small border stretch near Spielfeld and set up makeshift checkpoints in the hills — only sporadically manned, but there — on otherwise deserted lanes.

    No one here reports having seen any refugees in more than two years, and so far the border checks are relatively rare.

    But this month, the Austrian military and police staged a high-profile military exercise, simulating another mass arrival of migrants.

    A platform was set up for the photographers. Two Black Hawk helicopters circled overhead. Two hundred students from the police academy were enlisted as “refugees.” Later, the defense ministry released a video.

    “It feels a bit like we’re backsliding into the old days,” said Marko Oraze, a member of Austria’s Slovene-speaking minority who runs the Council of Carinthian Slovenes.

    Mr. Oraze lives in Austria but gets his car fixed in Slovenia. Many of his friends commute across the border every day.

    “More and more of them are stopped at the border on their way to work,” he said.

    Some in Spielfeld applaud the tougher stance taken by Austria.

    “It’s about time,” said Walpurga Sternad, who runs a restaurant with her husband near the highway connecting Austria and Slovenia. “They should just close all the borders in Europe, go back to what we used to have,” she said, as a group of friends nodded in approval.

    Ms. Sternad remembers the day in October 2015, when some 6,000 migrants poured over the border in Spielfeld, filling the motorway and spilling into her own front yard. “It was scary,” she said. “So many people. They kept coming.”


    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/world/europe/austria-slovenia-border-migrants-spielfeld-schengen.html#click=https://t.co/YWlazq9xGU
    #frontières #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Autriche #Slovénie #fermeture_des_frontières #Schengen (fin de -) #militarisation_des_frontières #armée #frontière_sud-alpine

    • Anti-immigration mood drives fear of racist profiling on EU borders

      Europe’s passport-free area under pressure as calls grow for tougher migrant controls.

      Police spot checks have become a part of Fahad’s annual summer holiday when driving through the snow-topped mountains of southern Bavaria.

      “This usually happens,” said the Kuwaiti father of three, when his silver people-carrier with his wife and children was stopped by German border officers in the idyllic Alpine town of #Kiefersfelden.

      Fahad and his family had to wait for more than half an hour at the border post, until they were given a pass to drive from Austria into Germany. During the FT’s three-hour stay at the checkpoint, non-white drivers made up about 70 per cent of cars selected for further checks. Fahad was one of a few drivers with beards, while others included women wearing headscarves and motorists who at first sight did not look like white Europeans. All were waved through once their IDs were checked, vehicle boots searched and luggage examined.

      Racial profiling at Europe’s internal borders is forbidden under EU law. But with a fresh wave of anti-immigrant governments calling for tougher controls on migrant movements, there are concerns that non-white people will come under increasing suspicion when travelling in the continent.

      Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone — an area made up of 26 European states that abolished passport control at their mutual borders — has buckled under twin pressures: Europe’s biggest influx of refugees since the second world war, and a growing number of anti-immigrant governments pushing to crack down on irregular migration flows. “There is such a fear that Schengen won’t survive that countries are being given the discretion to do whatever they can to keep it alive,” said Elizabeth Collett, director of the Migration Policy Institute Europe think-tank.

      Although the number of migrants entering the EU has dropped dramatically since the height of the migration crisis in 2015, emergency powers still allow border controls across 20,000km inside the Schengen zone. Kiefersfelden, a popular skiing destination, has become one of Schengen’s pinch points: it is home to one of three emergency police controls along Germany’s 820km border with Austria.

      Every car travelling on the A12 autobahn through Kiefersfelden must pass a police border stop where officers select vehicles for extra spot checks. The cars that are picked are sent to a tented zone, where drivers and passengers must show valid ID documents.

      Border police said they are told to look for signs of undocumented migrants and people smugglers crossing into Germany from Austria. So far this year, an average of 900 illegal migrants per month have been detained on the Austro-German border, down from 1,120 per month in 2017.

      As racial profiling is outlawed, it is the responsibility of European governments to ensure their police forces carry out checks at random. Rainer Schafer, spokesman for the federal police overseeing the Kiefersfelden controls, said race and ethnicity “can be among the indicators” officers look for when deciding to pull over a vehicle for extra checks.

      “But there are no rules that we just pick out the people who look like they are coming from Africa,” he said. Other factors include registration plates (Italian or eastern European plates draw officers’ attention), blacked-out windows, and the number of passengers, he said.

      Police checks in Bavaria are expected to intensify after the region’s conservative local government last month requested tougher migration controls.

      Horst Seehofer, Germany’s interior minister, has also called on the government to break two decades of EU-wide co-operation on migration and unilaterally send people away at Germany’s internal borders. Observers fear that other Schengen countries, like Austria, could in turn erect their own emergency border controls — and that the EU’s principle of free movement of people is at risk of becoming a privilege enjoyed only by white Europeans.

      A report from La Cimade, a French non-governmental organisation, found French border police “systematically check the identity documents of people who do not have the right skin colour” on inbound trains from Italy.

      Inga Schwarz, a researcher at the University of Freiburg, said Europe’s internal border crossings are becoming “increasingly racialised spaces, constructed not only by border guards profiling according to race, but also by European citizens who witness these racialised control practices”.

      In Kiefersfelden, the majority of the non-white drivers selected for checks were tourists in people-carriers and expensive cars — mostly from the Gulf — and were waved through in less than 15 minutes. Uruj, a 27-year-old teacher from Kuwait, her husband and young daughter waited for nearly an hour in their white Mercedes.

      Although they had valid visa documents, police took away their passports and only permitted the family to continue to their holiday destination in Austria once they had obtained a car seat for their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Wafah. Uruj, who was wearing a pink headscarf, said, “I don’t think they liked the look of us.”


      https://www.ft.com/content/fac891a6-93f9-11e8-b67b-b8205561c3fe?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754
      #contrôles_frontaliers #profiling #Allemagne #Autriche #contrôle_au_faciès

    • Réfugiés : la #Slovénie veut toujours plus de #barbelés sur sa frontière avec la #Croatie

      Les autorités slovènes se veulent rassurantes : la sécurité des frontières est assurée et personne n’a d’information sur l’éventuelle réouverture massive de la « #route_des_Balkans ». Pourtant le nouveau gouvernement ne semble pas avoir l’intention d’infléchir la politique migratoire de son prédécesseur et songerait même à étendre les barbelés qui coupent la Slovénie de son voisin croate.

      Par Charles Nonne

      La question des réfugiés semble ces dernières semaines avoir déserté le débat public en Slovénie. Le contrat de coalition signé le 28 août 2018, lapidaire, dédramatise : « Nous élaborerons une stratégie migratoire exhaustive, basée sur la coopération intergouvernementale. Nous protègerons les frontières de l’espace Schengen avec davantage d’efficacité et nous démonterons les obstacles techniques [barrières et panneaux] dès que les circonstances le permettront. »

      Pourtant, les passages de la frontière se poursuivent, notamment dans la région de la Bela Krajina, au sud-est du pays, où la rivière Kolpa sépare Slovénie et Croatie. Selon la police de Novo Mesto, entre le 1er janvier et le 31 septembre 2018, plus de 2400 ressortissants étrangers auraient illégalement franchi la Kolpa, soit douze fois plus qu’en 2017.

      Fin septembre, en marge d’un déplacement dans le centre régional de Črnomelj, le nouveau ministre de l’Intérieur, Boris Poklukar, avait affirmé vouloir maintenir les barrières en l’état, tout en garantissant que la police était préparée à une augmentation des passages frontaliers. Pour la maire de Črnomelj, Mojca Čemas Stjepanovič, « pour le moment, la sécurité est garantie et nous n’avons aucune raison de nous inquiéter. » Dans les communes les plus exposées, le gouvernement a promis l’érection de nouveaux « obstacles techniques » : sur les 670 kilomètres de frontière slovéno-croate, plus de 160 sont parcourus par des barbelés et 56 par de véritables barrières.

      En Slovénie, c’est notamment les tensions à la frontière entre la Bosnie-Herzégovine et la Croatie qui préoccupent. Si le gouvernement se prépare à plusieurs scénarios, il affirme n’avoir « aucune information laissant penser à une augmentation prochaine des flux », indique le ministre Boris Poklukar. Au nord, l’Autriche a d’ores et déjà annoncé qu’elle ne diminuerait pas la surveillance de sa frontière lors des six prochains mois.

      Au-delà du strict contrôle frontalier, d’autres questions divisent : des inquiétudes pèsent notamment sur la possible installation de centres d’accueil, comme à Debeli Rtič, sur la côte slovène, et à Brežice, à 40 kilomètres de Zagreb. La directrice du bureau gouvernemental pour la prise en charge de l’intégration des migrants, Mojca Špec Potočar, a tenu à indiquer qu’« il n’y [aurait] aucune installation permanente de réfugiés. »

      La question secoue également les rangs de la coalition : l’ancienne ministre de l’Intérieur, Vesna Györkös Žnidar, « faucon » régulièrement critiqué par les défenseurs des droits de l’homme, vient de claquer la porte de son parti, le Parti du centre moderne (SMC) de l’ancien Premier ministre Miro Cerar, en raison de désaccords profonds sur les questions migratoires.

      https://www.courrierdesbalkans.fr/Slovenie-le-gouvernement-poursuit-lentement-le-renforcement-de-sa
      #fermeture_des_frontières #murs #barrières_frontalières


  • Dans le cloud, Google veut tourner la page de son contrat controversé avec le Pentagone
    http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2018/07/28/dans-le-cloud-google-veut-tourner-la-page-de-son-contrat-

    “Je ne parle pas de Maven”. Diane Greene coupe immédiatement court à la conversation. La patronne de la division cloud de Google refuse de revenir sur la polémique suscitée par sa participation à ce projet mené par le Pentagone. Lors d’une conférence organisée du 24 au 26 juillet à San Francisco (Californie), le moteur de recherche s’est attaché à tourner la page, mettant en avant la croissance de son activité dans l’informatique dématérialisée et de nouvelles fonctionnalités pour combler son retard sur (...)

    #Google #Gmail #Drive #algorithme #militarisation #ProjectMaven #cloud #reconnaissance

    ##Drive_


  • Course à l’armement, répression, féminicides : une équation invisible ?
    https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/course-a-larmement-repression-feminicides-une-equation-inv

    Le Président Erdogan est réélu fin juin au premier tour des présidentielles turques. Certains de ses opposants ont fait campagne depuis leur prison. La situation n’est pas nouvelle. Cette élection s’inscrit dans une longue histoire d’autoritarisme mêlé à une #militarisation extrême. La Turquie, comme la France, organise, de longue date, les systèmes de répression, de … Lire la suite →

    #Humeurs #guerre #religion #violences


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  • Intéressant changement de #titre (+ photo... et de contenu ?) dans un article de AP où il était question de #performance de l’#armée autrichienne à la frontière...


    L’article et le titre que je suppose originaux sur un tweet :
    Austrian police, army perform border closure exercice
    https://twitter.com/ProfImogenTyler/status/1011730607309754368

    Le titre est devenu :
    On both sides of Atlantic, migrants meet hostile reception

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/austrian-police-army-perform-border-closure-exercise-56163013

    #Autriche #militarisation_des_frontières #frontières #fermeture_des_frontières

    • Giochi con le frontiere

      Mille tra poliziotti e soldati, finti profughi che «assaltano» il confine. L’Austria organizza una mega esercitazione anti migranti al confine con la Slovenia. Una prova muscolare alla vigilia del suo turno di presidenza Ue. Mentre nel Mediterraneo resta incerto il destino dei profughi (veri) che si trovano sulla Lifeline


      https://ilmanifesto.it/edizione/il-manifesto-del-27-06-2018
      via @albertocampiphoto

    • Persisting migration impasse in Germany leads to Austrian border protection exercise

      The recent European Council meeting has been a key place to find such a solution. The European Council released its conclusions this morning, which Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for budget and human resources and CDU politician, hailed as a “genuine breakthrough” which the CDU will recognise “as a big step in the right direction”. On leaving the summit, Chancellor Merkel agreed that the EU agreeing on a common text was a “good signal” but acknowledged that “we still have a lot of work to do to bridge the different views”.

      In light of the internal German debates, Austria undertook a larger scale border patrol training exercise, additionally it was the inaugural outing of a new border police unit ‘Puma’. Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the FPÖ party said the exercises were, “to prepare ourselves for all developments and send a clear signal that there will no longer be a loss of control and free passage like in 2015.” He added, “The reasons for this are the debate about intra-European border closures, triggered by Germany, as well as current developments on the refugee routes in the Balkans.”

      Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of the ÖVP party said of the apparent moves for harder borders, “I want to cooperate so that it will not come to that. We must ensure that illegal migrants no longer make it to the European Union in the first place, because then we would not need intra-European border controls.”

      https://www.ecre.org/persisting-migration-impasse-in-germany-leads-to-austrian-border-protection-ex


  • Contre « l’obsession sécuritaire », la fronde des chercheurs en sciences humaines
    https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/200618/contre-l-obsession-securitaire-la-fronde-des-chercheurs-en-sciences-humain

    Depuis les attentats de 2015, les chercheurs sont confrontés à des pressions de plus en plus fortes visant à les mettre à contribution dans la lutte contre le terrorisme et la radicalisation. Au CNRS, la signature d’un partenariat avec le renseignement militaire a déclenché la colère des universitaires. Une pétition a été adressée à la direction.

    Pressions, menaces sur le financement de leurs recherches, convocations par les services de renseignement, saisies de leurs données, voire de leurs (...)

    #sciences #surveillance #anti-terrorisme #militarisation


  • Amazon Workers Demand Jeff Bezos Cancel Face Recognition Contracts With Law Enforcement
    https://gizmodo.com/amazon-workers-demand-jeff-bezos-cancel-face-recognitio-1827037509

    Following employee protests at Google and Microsoft over government contracts, workers at Amazon are circulating an internal letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling the company’s Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement and to boot the data-mining firm Palantir from its cloud services. Amazon employees objected to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy at the U.S. border, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents. (...)

    #Google #ICE #Microsoft #Palantir #DHS #Amazon #algorithme #Rekognition #criminalité #biométrie #militarisation #facial #aérien #surveillance (...)

    ##criminalité ##ACLU


  • Secret War
    https://theintercept.com/2018/06/20/libya-us-drone-strikes

    The U.S. Has Conducted 550 Drone Strikes in Libya Since 2011 — More Than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan The United States has conducted approximately 550 drone strikes in Libya since 2011, more than in Somalia, Yemen, or Pakistan, according to interviews and an analysis of open-source data by The Intercept. The Intercept’s reporting indicates that Libya has been among the most heavily targeted nations in terms of American remotely piloted aircraft and radically revises the number of drone (...)

    #algorithme #drone #militarisation #aérien


  • L’IAI développe un système robotique sol-air pour la surveillance des frontières
    https://fr.timesofisrael.com/liai-developpe-un-systeme-robotique-sol-air-pour-la-surveillance-d

    Le système combine un robot au sol avec les fonctionnalités d’un drone ; Un nouveau système tactique de radar aérien avec une couverture à 360 degrés a aussi été dévoilé Les Industries Israéliennes Aérospatiales ont développé un nouveau système robotique hybride pour la reconnaissance et la surveillance de frontières qui combine des capacités terrestres et aériennes. Le système permet d’opérer de manière continue dans des conditions « complexes et exigeants », sans mettre des vies en danger, et qui aide les (...)

    #robotique #drone #aérien #frontières #surveillance #vidéo-surveillance #militarisation (...)

    ##algorithme


  • Signature d’une convention entre le #CNRS et la Direction du #renseignement_militaire

    Suite à l’appel attentats-recherche lancé le 18 novembre 2015 par le CNRS, ce dernier et la Direction du renseignement militaire ont mis en place une #collaboration concrétisée par la signature d’une #convention entre les deux parties le jeudi 30 mai 2018. A l’origine de ce partenariat, qui va aujourd’hui bien au-delà, les sciences humaines et sociales dont l’expertise de terrain des chercheurs permet une vision complète de situations géostratégiques complexes. Retour sur ce partenariat avec #Fabrice_Boudjaaba, directeur adjoint scientifique de l’Institut des sciences humaines et sociales.

    http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/cnrsinfo/signature-dune-convention-entre-le-cnrs-et-la-direction-du-renseignement-milita
    #recherche #université #militarisation_de_la_recherche #armée #SHS #sciences_humaines_et_sociales #France

    cc @isskein @tchaala_la @marty @daphne

    • #Intelligence_campus. Le premier écosystème européen civil et militaire en traitement de la #donnée

      Intelligence Campus : un espace de 250 hectares situé sur la base aérienne de #Creil.

      L’objectif est de faire émerger une #solution_technologique permettant de détecter et de reconnaître des objets dans une image satellite de très haute résolution. Cette solution sera expérimentée par les interprètes photo du ministère de la Défense dans le cadre d’une démarche d’#innovation ouverte.

      Les gagnants du défi :

      recevront le Prix de l’Intelligence Campus et du DGA Lab
      seront mis en relation avec des grands groupes du secteur civil et de la défense
      bénéficieront de dispositifs de conseil et d’accompagnement de l’Intelligence Campus et de la #DGA pour favoriser le développement de leur produit

      A travers son #Centre_de_Formation_Interarmées_du_Renseignement (#CFIAR) et ses partenariats avec le monde universitaire, le Projet Intelligence Campus assure une offre de #formation unifiée sur tous les domaines du #renseignement d’#intérêt_militaire - #imagerie, #cyber, #ROEM, #GEOINT, #GEOPOL, méthodologie de l’analyse... - au profit des agents de la #Direction_du_Renseignement_Militaire, des armées, des autres #agences_de_renseignement, des attachés de Défense et des partenaires étrangers. Il développe aussi des formations à destination des entreprises et des
      centres de recherche intéressés par les problématiques sécuritaires et l’intelligence des données.


      http://www.intelligencecampus.com
      #images_satellitaires #sécurité #complexe_militaro-industriel

      –-> et ce concept... #écosystème_civile_et_militaire

      cc @fil

    • Texte de réaction de chercheur.e.s CNRS bordelais par rapport à l’obsession sécuritaire qui gagne le CNRS, le monde de la recherche et plus généralement la société française.

      Reçu par email via la liste Geotamtam :

      L’obsession sécuritaire gagnerait-elle le CNRS ?

      Ce 30 mai 2018, une convention a été signée entre la direction du CNRS et la direction du renseignement militaire. D’après le Directeur Adjoint Scientifique de l’InSHS, cette convention s’adresse tout particulièrement aux collègues qui travaillent sur les questions de sécurité et les "régions lointaines". Ces collègues seront désormais invités à travailler formellement avec le renseignement militaire :

      http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/cnrsinfo/signature-dune-convention-entre-le-cnrs-et-la-direction-du-renseignement-milita

      Cette convention s’inscrit dans un contexte plus général. Elle fait suite à l’« #appel_attentats-recherches » qui avait été lancé par le CNRS il y a trois ans et que plusieurs d’entre nous avaient déjà dénoncé. Elle s’inscrit aussi dans la lignée d’un autre dispositif : le "#Pacte_Enseignement_Supérieur" lancé récemment par le ministère des Armées. Ce pacte doit déboucher sur l’attribution de "#labels_d'excellence", associés à une subvention de 300 000 euros, pour les "centres de recherche universitaires en pointe sur les questions de #stratégie et de défense".

      Ces évolutions posent de multiples problèmes. Le premier concerne nos pratiques de terrain. Que nous travaillions sur les questions de sécurité ou sur ces "régions lointaines", notre crédibilité scientifique d’enquêteur.e.s repose sur notre capacité à ne pas être perçus comme les acteurs de telle ou telle politique sécuritaire. Dans ce contexte, il est inconcevable d’entretenir un lien privilégié, et encore moins ostentatoire, avec le renseignement militaire. Même s’il ne s’agit pas de surévaluer les échos que peut avoir le rapprochement entre le monde de la recherche et celui du renseignement militaire, ne risque t-on pas de se voir fermer l’accès au terrain ?

      Deuxièmement, ces développement introduisent des biais dans le choix et la construction des objets. Dans les études aérales, la "sécurité" devient le prisme conceptuel à partir duquel on interroge des objets allant des pratiques religieuses aux révoltes sociales en passant par les politiques économiques. Dans les études sur la violence, la violence dite "terroriste" se trouve singularisée et hyperbolisée par rapport aux autres #violences (sexistes, sociales, anti-terroristes, etc.). Dans les études sur la guerre, la "stratégie" (de la France) devient le mot-clef à partir duquel on cherche à comprendre ce fait social. Ce faisant, on perd de vue les autres dimensions de la #guerre (genrées, postcoloniales, symboliques, bureaucratiques, etc.) tout en entretenant une confusion entre #recherche_scientifique et #expertise.

      Le troisième problème déborde la question de la recherche. Depuis quelques années, les #attentats et le #terrorisme ont été imposés comme objets essentiels de notre quotidien et du gouvernement de ce quotidien. Dans chaque école de chaque commune de France, des enfants doivent, à partir de l’âge de trois ans, participer chaque année à un exercice de simulation attentat pour se préparer à l’éventualité d’une intrusion terroriste dans leur établissement. Dans chaque wagon de chaque train, les voyageurs sont invités à prévenir les contrôleurs en cas de colis ou de comportements suspects. Sur chaque porte principale de chaque administration, on peut voir un panneau « alerte attentat » lorsque l’on pénètre les lieux. Dans chaque musée, chaque bibliothèque, chaque salle de spectacle, des vigiles fouillent les sacs à l’entrée et canalisent les déplacements. Le rapprochement entre les institutions de recherche et le ministère des Armées participe de cette logique de constitution du "terrorisme" en menace existentielle, logique dont les études sur la sécuritisation ont dénoncé les effets.

      Pour cela, il nous paraîtrait opportun que les laboratoires de recherche et les université se positionne contre la convention du 30 mai 2018 et cette dynamique plus générale que nous voulons, par ce texte et après beaucoup d’autres, dénoncer.

      Signataires :
      Elara Bertho, chargée de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Vincent Bonnecase, chargé de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Chloé Buire, chargée de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Mathias Delori, chargé de recherche CNRS au Centre Emile Durkheim
      Vincent Foucher, chargé de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Caroline Guibet-Lafaye, directrice de recherche CNRS au Centre Emile Durkheim
      Ophélie Rillon, chargée de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde

    • L’obsession sécuritaire gagnerait-elle le CNRS ?

      Ce 30 mai 2018, une convention a été signée entre la direction du CNRS et la direction du renseignement militaire. D’après le Directeur Adjoint Scientifique de l’InSHS, cette convention s’adresse tout particulièrement aux collègues qui travaillent sur les questions de sécurité et les "régions lointaines". Ces collègues seront désormais invités à travailler formellement avec le renseignement militaire :

      http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/cnrsinfo/signature-dune-convention-entre-le-cnrs-et-la-direction-du-renseignement-milita

      Cette convention s’inscrit dans un contexte plus général. Elle fait suite à l’« appel attentats-recherches » qui avait été lancé par le CNRS il y a trois ans et que plusieurs d’entre nous avaient déjà dénoncé. Elle s’inscrit aussi dans la lignée d’un autre dispositif : le "Pacte Enseignement Supérieur" lancé récemment par le ministère des Armées. Ce pacte doit déboucher sur l’attribution de "labels d’excellence", associés à une subvention de 300 000 euros, pour les "centres de recherche universitaires en pointe sur les questions de stratégie et de défense".

      Ces évolutions posent de multiples problèmes. Le premier concerne nos pratiques de terrain. Que nous travaillions sur les questions de sécurité ou sur ces "régions lointaines", notre crédibilité scientifique d’enquêteur.e.s repose sur notre capacité à ne pas être perçus comme les acteurs de telle ou telle politique sécuritaire. Dans ce contexte, il est inconcevable d’entretenir un lien privilégié, et encore moins ostentatoire, avec le renseignement militaire. Même s’il ne s’agit pas de surévaluer les échos que peut avoir le rapprochement entre le monde de la recherche et celui du renseignement militaire, ne risque t-on pas de se voir fermer l’accès au terrain ?

      Deuxièmement, ces développement introduisent des biais dans le choix et la construction des objets. Dans les études aérales, la "sécurité" devient le prisme conceptuel à partir duquel on interroge des objets allant des pratiques religieuses aux révoltes sociales en passant par les politiques économiques. Dans les études sur la violence, la violence dite "terroriste" se trouve singularisée et hyperbolisée par rapport aux autres violences (sexistes, sociales, anti-terroristes, etc.). Dans les études sur la guerre, la "stratégie" (de la France) devient le mot-clef à partir duquel on cherche à comprendre ce fait social. Ce faisant, on perd de vue les autres dimensions de la guerre (genrées, postcoloniales, symboliques, bureaucratiques, etc.) tout en entretenant une confusion entre recherche scientifique et expertise.

      Le troisième problème déborde la question de la recherche. Depuis quelques années, les attentats et le terrorisme ont été imposés comme objets essentiels de notre quotidien et du gouvernement de ce quotidien. Dans chaque école de chaque commune de France, des enfants doivent, à partir de l’âge de trois ans, participer chaque année à un exercice de simulation attentat pour se préparer à l’éventualité d’une intrusion terroriste dans leur établissement. Dans chaque wagon de chaque train, les voyageurs sont invités à prévenir les contrôleurs en cas de colis ou de comportements suspects. Sur chaque porte principale de chaque administration, on peut voir un panneau « alerte attentat » lorsque l’on pénètre les lieux. Dans chaque musée, chaque bibliothèque, chaque salle de spectacle, des vigiles fouillent les sacs à l’entrée et canalisent les déplacements. Le rapprochement entre les institutions de recherche et le ministère des Armées participe de cette logique de constitution du "terrorisme" en menace existentielle, logique dont les études sur la sécuritisation ont dénoncé les effets.

      Pour cela, il nous paraîtrait opportun que les laboratoires de recherche et les université se positionne contre la convention du 30 mai 2018 et cette dynamique plus générale que nous voulons, par ce texte et après beaucoup d’autres, dénoncer.

      Signataires :
      Elara Bertho, chargée de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Vincent Bonnecase, chargé de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Chloé Buire, chargée de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Mathias Delori, chargé de recherche CNRS au Centre Emile Durkheim
      Vincent Foucher, chargé de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde
      Caroline Guibet-Lafaye, directrice de recherche CNRS au Centre Emile Durkheim
      Ophélie Rillon, chargée de recherche CNRS à Les Afriques dans le Monde

      Texte reçu par email le 6 juin 2018 via la mailing-list geotamtam


  • Le silence tue
    https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/le-silence-tue

    Mourmelon-le-Grand, dans la Marne, région Grand Est, 2 juin 2018. Kevin, fils d’un officier militaire du 501e Régiment de chars de combat, est tué d’une « vingtaine de coups de couteau dont deux coups mortels aux poumons avec une lame de 18 cm ». Son assassin, passé aux aveux quatre jours après les faits lors de sa … Lire la suite →

    #Humeurs #militarisation #racisme #violences


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  • « Militarisme, #militarisation et univers militaires : l’impact croisé des/sur les rapports sociaux de sexe, de classe et de race »
    https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/militarisme-militarisation-et-univers-militaires-limpact-c

    Ce colloque, organisé par Angeliki Drongiti (Cresppa-CSU, Université Paris 8) et Jules Falquet (CEDREF-LCSP, Université Paris 7) aura lieu lors du 8e Congrès International des Recherches Féministes dans la Francophonie (CIRFF) « Espaces et enjeux des savoirs féministes : Réalités, luttes, utopies », des 27 au 31 août 2018 à l’Université Paris Nanterre. J’interviens le mardi 28 août … Lire la suite →

    #Interventions_publiques #afrique #féminisme #occident
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    • Bonjour

      Merci de ton témoignage d’intérêt
      Je publie pas mal d’articles sur la militarisation des sociétés sur mon blog : https://joellepalmieri.wordpress.com (mot-clé militarisation)
      au niveau académique, rien encore, mais cela ne saurait tarder… ;o))

      je t’avais contacté, par TW, sur « l’affaire de Rocbaron » concernant la circulation des armes en France…
      je n’avais pas eu de réponse
      j’avais également essayé par le biais de David Eloy qui est un bon ami…
      J’échangerai volontiers sur ce sujet… et plus généralement sur le système militaro-industriel...


  • Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger sign border protection agreement

    The Foreign Minister for the Libyan Government of National Accord, Mohamed Taher Siala, said an agreement to control and monitor borders among Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger has been signed in Ndjamena.

    In a statement issued on Friday, Siala said the agreement was reached to promote cooperation, to protect the joint borders and in order to achieve peace, security, economic and social development.

    He said the agreement would enhance joint efforts of the four countries to secure the borders, stressing Libya’s keenness to support all efforts to fight against terrorism, illegal migration, human trafficking and all forms of cross-border crime.

    In a meeting held last April, Sudan, Chad, Libya and Niger agreed to “coordinate the actions” of their armed forces to fight against the transnational “crime” in the region.

    The four countries agreed “on the establishment of a cooperation mechanism for border security and the fight against transnational organized crime”.

    Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and Boko Haram pose a serious threat to Niger and Chad while Sudan seeks to prevent trafficking of arms to Darfur and migration of mercenaries to Libya.

    Sudan is not part of the multi-national military force in Africa’s Sahel region dubbed “#G5_Sahel force” which includes Chad, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

    The UN-backed force is tasked with policing the Sahel region in collaboration with 4,000 French troops deployed there since intervening in 2013 to fight an insurgency in northern Mali.


    http://en.alwasat.ly/news/libya/208006

    #frontières #contrôles #frontaliers #surveillance_des_frontières #accord #terrorisme #militarisation_des_frontières #Sahel #Burkina_Faso #Mauritanie
    #Soudan #Libye #Tchad #Niger
    cc @isskein


  • Don’t turn to the military to solve the climate-change crisis | Nick Buxton
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/04/dont-turn-to-the-military-to-solve-the-climate-change-crisis

    The Pentagon in 2003 was the first to talk about #climate security, framing climate change as a “threat multiplier” that would exacerbate conflict, terrorism, mass migration and social instability. In 2008, the EU concurred saying that global temperature increases of more than 2 degrees (...) would “lead to unprecedented security scenarios”.

    Security is a modern day weasel word – who can be against security? The question rarely asked is whose security are we talking about - security of what, for whom and from whom? The US, EU and now Australian strategies, though, clearly state they are talking about the security of their respective nations in the face of “threats” usually coming from the consequences of climate change in neighbouring countries.

    #militarisation


  • Les militaires veulent tirer parti de la numérisation
    https://www.rts.ch/play/radio/six-heures-neuf-heures-le-samedi/audio/les-militaires-veulent-tirer-parti-de-la-numerisation?id=9581712&station=a9e7621

    Début avril, plus de 3000 employés de Google ont écrit une lettre commune à leur patron : « Cher Sundar, nous pensons que Google ne devrait pas être dans le business de la guerre ». Cʹest que le tout puissant mastodonte californien aide lʹarmée américaine via un projet baptisé « Maven », un projet dʹentraînement d’intelligence artificielle pour des missions de renseignements militaires. Attaques informatiques, armes létales autonomes, comment les militaires doivent-ils tirer profit du numérique ? Chronique : (...)

    #DGSE #DGSI #Google #Strava #GPS #géolocalisation #sport #surveillance #vidéo-surveillance #reconnaissance #Amazon #drone #Rekognition #USDepartmentOfDefense #ProjectMaven #algorithme #militarisation (...)

    ##Règlement_Général_sur_la_Protection_des_Données__RGPD_


  • Google Won’t Renew Its Drone AI Contract, But It May Still Sign Future Military AI Contracts
    https://theintercept.com/2018/06/01/google-drone-ai-project-maven-contract-renew

    Google executives announced to company staff this morning that the tech giant won’t renew its contract to work on Project Maven, the controversial Pentagon program designed to provide the military with artificial intelligence technology used to help drone operators identify images on the battlefield. Google will continue work on the project through March 2019, according to multiple people with knowledge of the announcement, but once the 18-month contract concludes, it will not be renewed. (...)

    #Alphabet #Google #USDepartmentOfDefense #algorithme #drone #militarisation #aérien #vidéo-surveillance #surveillance #ProjectMaven (...)

    ##reconnaissance


  • Sous la pression de ses employés, Google renonce à son projet controversé avec le Pentagone
    http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2018/06/02/google-renonce-a-son-projet-controverse-avec-le-pentagone

    Face à la colère d’une partie de ses employés, Google fait marche arrière. Au cours d’une réunion interne, le moteur de recherche a annoncé, vendredi 1er juin, qu’il ne renouvellera pas son contrat avec le Pentagone, ont indiqué plusieurs sources citées par le site Gizmodo. Ce projet gouvernemental, baptisé Maven, a pour but d’utiliser des logiciels d’intelligence artificielle afin d’améliorer l’analyse des images vidéo filmées par les drones de l’armée américaine. La collaboration avec Google prendra fin (...)

    #Google #algorithme #drone #militarisation #surveillance #vidéo-surveillance #reconnaissance #ProjectMaven (...)

    ##aérien


  • Google Plans Not to Renew Its Contract for Project Maven, a Controversial Pentagon Drone AI Imaging Program
    https://gizmodo.com/google-plans-not-to-renew-its-contract-for-project-mave-1826488620

    Google will not seek another contract for its controversial work providing artificial intelligence to the U.S. Department of Defense for analyzing drone footage after its current contract expires. Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced the decision at a meeting with employees Friday morning, three sources told Gizmodo. The current contract expires in 2019 and there will not be a follow-up contract, Greene said. The meeting, dubbed Weather Report, is a weekly update on Google Cloud’s (...)

    #Google #algorithme #drone #militarisation #aérien #surveillance #vidéo-surveillance #reconnaissance