• Les rues genevoises en voie de #féminisation

    Trop masculine, la nomenclature des rues fait débat en #Suisse romande. A Genève, le #collectif féministe #L’Escouade a rebaptisé, depuis début mars, une vingtaine d’artères avec des noms de femmes. L’initiative trouve un écho au Grand Conseil.

    A Genève, seules 5,6% des rues portent des noms de femmes. Soit le taux le plus bas de Suisse romande après Sion (5,2%). Un score peu enviable que le collectif féministe L’Escouade veut améliorer. Depuis le 1er mars, il rebaptise toutes les deux semaines une dizaine d’artères au moyen de plaques violettes en hommage à des femmes artistes, militantes, écrivaines ou encore diplomates que l’histoire a laissées de côté. L’initiative « 100Elles* », réalisée en partenariat avec la ville de Genève et un groupe d’historiennes, trouve un relais politique au Grand Conseil où une députée veut pérenniser le projet.

    Trop masculine, voire parfois politiquement incorrecte, la nomenclature des rues est fréquemment remise en question, en Suisse et ailleurs. Preuve tangible de la mémoire collective, elle agit comme un baromètre de la sensibilité, rendant soudain encombrantes certaines personnalités jadis encensées. A Neuchâtel, l’espace dédié au scientifique Louis Agassiz, éminent glaciologue également auteur de thèses racistes, a été débaptisé l’an dernier au profit de Tilo Frey, première élue noire au Conseil national. En matière de genre, le déséquilibre actuel apparaît lui aussi comme le reliquat d’un monde où les femmes ne comptaient pas ou peu. Face à la pression, les villes tentent de renverser la tendance. A l’instar de la municipalité lausannoise, qui a récemment décidé d’attribuer les quatre premiers noms de rues du futur écoquartier des Plaines-du-Loup à des femmes.

    Dans le canton de Genève, seules 41 rues sur 589 rendent hommage à des femmes. La plus populaire des héroïnes de l’Escalade, la Mère Royaume, Catherine Cheynel de son nom de jeune fille, n’a droit qu’à une ruelle de 150 mètres aux Pâquis. Parmi les rares élues, on trouve la journaliste Emilie Gourd, l’écrivaine Alice Rivaz ou encore la doctoresse Marguerite Champendal. « Symbole de la domination masculine dans l’histoire et, partant, dans l’espace public, ce déséquilibre n’est pourtant pas motivé par des critères de sélection objectifs », souligne Myriam Gacem, membre de L’Escouade. La loi ne fait en effet aucune mention du genre : la personne honorée doit avoir marqué de manière pérenne l’histoire de Genève et être décédée depuis plus de dix ans. Force est de constater que la marge d’interprétation a laissé place à l’arbitraire.

    #Asymétrie de genres

    Des femmes illustres, ambitieuses par leur œuvre ou leur engagement, Genève en regorge. Sur mandat de L’Escouade, onze historiennes de l’Université de Genève en ont retenu cent et effectué un travail minutieux pour retracer des parcours souvent inconnus du grand public. Sur la liste qui sera égrenée jusqu’au mois de juillet, on trouve ainsi Marguerite Frick-Cramer (1887-1963), première femme déléguée du CICR, Hélène Gautier-Pictet (1888-1973), fondatrice du Centre de liaison des associations féminines genevoises, Jeanne Henriette Rath (1773-1856), artiste peintre qui a financé le musée bien connu de la place de Neuve, ou encore Alexandra Kollontaï (1872-1952), ambassadrice de l’URSS et fervente féministe.

    A partir de quand juge-t-on que quelqu’un a marqué durablement l’histoire ? Pour Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci, professeure à l’Institut d’histoire de la Réformation et membre du groupe d’historiennes, le choix est éminemment politique. « Historiquement, des critères de sélection subjectifs ont produit des asymétries de genres, observe-t-elle. Ecrire l’histoire des femmes en insistant sur leurs affects, définir leur identité à travers leur affiliation au groupe familial ou encore perpétuer leur caractère exceptionnel, tous ces réflexes ont contribué à une invisibilisation des femmes dans l’espace public. »
    Reconfigurer l’espace public

    Exhumer des parcours oubliés peut sembler compliqué. En se plongeant dans les archives d’Etat, d’institutions et d’associations, tout comme dans la littérature secondaire, les chercheuses ont pourtant été confrontées à une abondance de matière. « Travailler en groupe nous a permis d’ouvrir nos perspectives, pour représenter des milieux sociaux, des identités et des trajectoires les plus variés possible », souligne Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci. Certains milieux sociaux défavorisés n’ont en revanche laissé aucune trace. La sélection inclut donc des figures collectives, les « trente immortelles de Genève » ou encore les horlogères, pour combler ces vides. Reste que les enjeux de la mémorialisation évoluent constamment : « Les choix d’aujourd’hui ne seront pas les mêmes dans vingt ans. »

    Au parlement, une motion de la députée d’Ensemble à gauche Jocelyne Haller, soutenue par les socialistes, les Verts et le PDC, donne trois ans au canton pour féminiser les rues genevoises sur la base de la liste établie. « Donner des noms de femmes aux ouragans semble aller de soi, relève-t-elle. Lorsqu’il s’agit de rues ou d’établissements scolaires, c’est plus compliqué. » A quelques mois de la grève des femmes, le sujet dépasse selon elle le clivage gauche-droite. Si sa proposition n’est pas discutée d’ici au 14 juin, elle n’exclut pas de demander l’urgence.
    Volonté politique

    A Genève, le « réflexe féminin » est déjà présent, assure Sandrine Salerno, cheffe du Département des finances. « Ce projet s’inscrit dans la politique de l’égalité que mène la ville pour valoriser le travail des femmes. » A défaut de débaptiser massivement, la ville compte plutôt profiter des nouveaux quartiers pour honorer des femmes. « Dans le secteur de la gare des Eaux-Vives, toutes les nouvelles rues ont des noms de femmes, précise Rémy Pagani, chef du Département de l’aménagement et des constructions. Le futur pont du CEVA, à Carouge, sera celui des Orpailleuses. » Une fois complète, la liste des « 100Elles* » sera envoyée à toutes les communes pour les sensibiliser.

    Lire aussi : La seconde vie des sorcières sur Wikipédia

    Selon quel processus nomme-t-on une rue ? Les communes donnent des préavis à la commission de nomenclature qui soumet les propositions au gouvernement pour validation. « En 2012, ce dernier avait modifié la réglementation pour privilégier les dénominations courtes se référant à la toponymie locale, puis il est revenu en arrière en 2015, rappelle Geneviève Arnold, ancienne membre de la commission. Nous y étions personnellement opposés considérant les enjeux de mémoire et de préservation de l’histoire locale. »
    Baptiser et débaptiser

    Débaptiser une rue, en revanche, est un processus rare, long et complexe. Il faut motiver la demande auprès de la commission de nomenclature avec des sources historiques. Et cela ne se fait pas toujours sans accroc. « En 2012, la rue Sautter a dû être renommée pour cause de travaux, se souvient Geneviève Arnold. Le choix d’honorer Gabrielle Perret-Gentil (1910-1999), gynécologue et obstétricienne qui s’est notamment battue pour le droit des femmes à l’avortement, n’a pas fait l’unanimité au sein du conseil d’Etat ni des Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève qui auraient préféré un homme. » Par le passé, le processus de dépabtisation s’est aussi observé dans le sens inverse. En Vieille-Ville, la rue des Belles-Filles, jadis lieu de rendez-vous libertins, est aujourd’hui la rue de l’écrivain et pasteur Etienne Dumont (1759-1829).

    https://www.letemps.ch/suisse/rues-genevoises-voie-feminisation
    #Genève #noms_de_rue #toponymie #toponymie_féministe #résistance #féminisme #re-nomination #repabtisation #action_toponymique
    Pour archivage, article paru le 5 avril 2019




  • RFC 8552 : Scoped Interpretation of DNS Resource Records through « Underscored » Naming of Attribute Leaves

    Une convention répandue pour les #noms_de_domaine est de préfixer les services par un tiret bas, par exemple _xmpp-client._tcp.jabber.ietf.org. Cette pratique n’avait jamais été documentée mais c’est désormais fait. Et il existe désormais un registre #IANA des noms ainsi préfixés.

    https://www.bortzmeyer.org/8552.html
    https://www.bortzmeyer.org/8553.html

    #RFC #DNS



  • A #Ladispoli una piazza per #Almirante. Anpi: «Tra trent’anni intitoleremo vie a Mussolini»

    Una piazza dedicata a #Giorgio_Almirante, la piazza più grande di Ladispoli. È questa la decisione della giunta di centrodestra guidata dal sindaco #Alessandro_Grando che ha suscitato lo sdegno dell’Anpi e di tanti ladispolani che scesi in piazza a protestare in occasione della cerimonia di intitolazione. «La costituzione è antifascista», o «#No Piazza Almirante» e foto dei rastrellamenti contro gli ebrei: sono questi gli striscioni che accompagnavano la manifestazione sulle note di Bella Ciao. Alla cerimonia, invece, a difendere la memoria di Giorgio Almirante c’era la figlia Giuliana De Medici: «Le persone che protestano non conoscono la storia, all’epoca erano tutti fascisti». Davanti alla nuova piazza non è mancato chi, sulle note dei vecchi comizi di Almirante, si è esibito in un saluto romano.


    https://video.repubblica.it/edizione/roma/a-ladispoli-una-piazza-per-almirante-anpi-tra-trent-anni-intitoleremo-vie-a-mussolini/329671/330272?ref=fbpr
    #extrême_droite #Italie #toponymie #fascisme #noms_de_rue

    ping @albertocampiphoto @wizo




  • A #Bordeaux, #Frantz_Fanon n’aura pas de ruelle à son nom

    La ville de Bordeaux vient d’annoncer qu’il n’y aurait pas de ruelle au nom de Frantz Fanon, auteur né en Martinique. La raison : les liens de l’écrivain avec le Front de libération national algérien, qui ont fait l’objet d’une pétition relayée sur Internet.


    https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/bordeaux-frantz-fanon-n-aura-pas-ruelle-son-nom-677665.html
    #noms_de_rue #toponymie #FLN #Algérie #France



  • Greece - Macedonia

    from Zoe Mavroudi sur FB - Une réflexion intéressante à propos du différend sur le nom « Macédoine »

    If you don’t follow Greek politics you may have come across reports and photos from a protest in Athens on the “Macedonian” issue. The political dispute between Greece and Macedonia (the country) on this issue goes back more than a century, and is too complicated to parse in one post but, in brief, it centers on the right of Greece’s neighbouring State to use the word “Macedonia” in its official name. The Greek State has historically claimed that this right would be an infringement on its history because the Greek region of Macedonia (which covers the largest part of its northern territory) used to be the home of Alexander the Great, the place where his golden hair glowed under the sun and that only Greeks as his true descendants can claim this name and bask in his glory forever etc etc.

    Last week’s protest was held against a new pact scheduled for a vote tomorrow in Greece’s parliament, which will settle the issue once and for all between the two countries, binding Greece to accept the name “North Macedonia” in return for real concessions that Macedonians will never again attempt to steal Alexander’s glory from us...or something. The pact is advantageous for Greece and will be the end of a political hot potato.

    You might have seen pictures from last week’s protest of men wearing ancient garb, armour and helmets, looking like Pride gays with some kind of Greco-Roman fetish.

    Needless to say not everyone who is Greek, including myself, agrees with their bullshit.

    Among the reasons why their bullshit is such pure bullshit should be obvious: their argument imagines that “Greekness” involves racial and linguistic purity and that other ethnicities which lived in the region, a melting pot of different cultures for centuries, are impure and therefore unwelcome. Scratch the surface of Greek patriotic dissent and you get some good-old fascism. Fascist MPs have manipulated popular sentiment around this issue for years and were front line at the protest, where journos were attacked and beaten by fascist groups.

    The nationalism that has been unleashed about all this has existed on both sides of the border of course but ultimately, it is Greece, a member of the EU and NATO that has infringed on the right of its neighbour to self-determination by repeatedly vetoing its attempts to enter international organizations and doing this based on historical inaccuracies and fantasies of a supposedly uninterrupted continuum of its national identity. The Greek argument was also predicated on the erasure of the history of Slavo-Macedonians (I use the term “slavo” for the purposes of explaining the issue but don’t fully accept its accuracy) via systematic exclusion, confiscation of property through racist laws and linguistic oppression.

    As someone born and raised in Greece, I was only vaguely aware of these facts until relatively recently given that it was all omitted from our school manuals and suppressed in public discourse. I have received abuse on twitter for simply expressing support for the pact.

    The dangers of rejecting this new deal for Greece and Macedonia are multi-fold and involve the increased influence in the Balkans of Turkey’s Erdogan and the real danger that the region becomes inflamed by conflict. Though the pact is NATO and EU-approved, NATO being one of the main culprits of the war in Yugoslavia, there is imo no excuse for left-wing opposition against the deal, given the lack of alternatives. This is a case where Greece’s geopolitical interests happen to be aligned with those of NATO-EU and where workers in N. Macedonia, who have been suffering for too long under what is, essentially, an embargo aimed at their society, must have our support. On a personal note, I wouldn’t give one piece of my pure Greek hair for any argument that supports one imperialist influence in the Balkans over another (in this case, Putin-Erdogan over NATO-EU). I stand with citizens of another country, especially one weaker and poorer than mine and support their democratic right to self-determination.

    #grèce #macédoin #noms #terminologie #mots


  • The push to name more European streets after women

    Nearly all roads are named after men. Campaigners want to change that.

    SOME CITIES are symbolised by their monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum and the Brandenburg Gate. But streets can do the job, too. Many are named after national heroes—nearly all of them male.

    Dozens of streets in Hungary are named after Petofi Sandor, the national poet. A visitor to any Italian city is likely to tread on Via Dante, Mazzini, Garibaldi or Verdi. Women remain conspicuously absent, apart from a certain Middle Easterner famed for her virginity. Even so, tens of lesser-known gents come ahead of Jesus’s mother. In Paris, 31% of streets are named after men, just 2.6% after women.

    The invisibility of women in Europe’s street names is mainly a historical hangover. This summer, residents of Brussels had the chance to name 28 new streets. None are named after individual men—the new Place des Grands Hommes instead gives them collective recognition. Two streets will be named after women: a doctor, Isala van Diest, and a film director, Chantal Akerman. But the achievements of these ladies appears on a par with local fondness for delicacies like kriek (cherry beer) and speculoos (gingerbread biscuits), which will also give their name to new streets. The ingenious naming of Ceci n’est pas une rue (“This is not a street”) will pay homage to the Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte—a deserving choice, but some may rue the missed opportunity to highlight other worthy women.

    Meanwhile, vigilante sign-stickers from Paris to Tbilisi are taking matters into their own hands. A Parisian group has unofficially renamed the Pont au Change after the entertainer and resistance fighter Josephine Baker; and the Boulevard du Palais after the 18th-century philosopher Emilie du Châtelet. Beyoncé Boulevard appeared in place of Rokin Boulevard in Amsterdam in August. Some local governments have joined the cause. La-Ville-aux-Dames, a town in France, has aptly named most of its roads after women. Brussels and a town in Burgundy have officially paid respect to Jo Cox, a British MP who was murdered in 2016 by a pro-Brexit conspiracy theorist. More such recognition would surely improve cities’ street cred.


    https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/01/12/the-push-to-name-more-european-streets-after-women?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/thepushtonamemoreeuropeanstreetsafterwomenmaidenlanes
    #toponymie #hommes #femmes #noms_de_rue #toponymie_féministe
    #paywall
    ping @reka


  • Dans le nord de la #Grèce, les Slavo-Macédoniens sous haute surveillance - La Croix
    https://www.la-croix.com/Monde/Europe/nord-Grece-Slavo-Macedoniens-haute-surveillance-2019-01-24-1200997670

    Le parlement grec se prononce jeudi 24 janvier sur le nouveau nom de la Macédoine  : « République de Macédoine du Nord ».

    Reportage dans le nord de la Grèce, où la minorité des Slaves de #Macédoine se vit toujours comme opprimée par Athènes.

    #mots #noms #territoires #nationalisme


  • #Bordeaux, une ville faite pour les hommes  ?

    Un article publié en 2015 et signalé ici https://seenthis.net/messages/718935 par @touti.

    Je remets ici pour mettre en évidence...

    Le géographe #Yves_Raibaud, maître de conférence à Bordeaux-Montaigne, publie un texte argumentatif sur la place des #femmes en ville.

    Yves Raibaud aime les femmes. Disons qu’il ne rechigne pas à sortir la poubelle et à faire la vaisselle en sus. Féministe, donc. Ce géographe, maître de conférences à Bordeaux-Montaigne, est chargé de mission égalité hommes-femmes. Depuis une dizaine d’années, il interroge la ville sous l’angle du genre en se plaçant plus particulièrement… à Bordeaux. La ville où tout le monde rêve de vivre tellement elle est trop tout.

    Yves Raibaud vient de publier aux éditions Belin un petit texte argumentatif, à mettre entre toutes les mains viriles : « La Ville faite par et pour les hommes ». Alors, Bordeaux aime-t-elle les femmes  ? Sourire gêné. « Observer la ville sous cet angle très clivant oblige à tout compter. Tout. Ce #livre est le résumé d’une étude scientifique, avec chiffres, entretiens et statistiques, commence-t-il en se mordant les lèvres. La sentence est sans appel : Bordeaux préfère les hommes. 90 % des #noms_de_rues sont des noms d’hommes, eux qui, par essence, aiment laisser leur trace. Les graffeurs sont des hommes. Seuls les hommes pissent dans la rue, marquent leur territoire, car depuis l’enfance ils savent qu’ils ont la #légitimité de l’#espace_public. »

    #Équipements_sportifs

    Les chercheurs d’Yves Raibaud ont étudié les infrastructures de loisirs en ville, qui sont conçues et utilisées par des hommes à 90 %. « Les #skate-parks à 90 % et les #city-stades à 100 %. À un plus grand niveau, l’infrastructure majeure est le nouveau #stade. 5 % des utilisateurs sont des femmes. Un équipement visant 40 000 femmes n’a jamais encore vu le jour. »

    Voilà une première salve, qui calme. Mais, après tout, il n’y a pas que le sport dans la vie, qu’en est-il des autres espaces de la ville  ? « Pas mieux. On voit que les femmes ne sortent le soir, par exemple, que grâce à des stratégies. Toutes. Les hommes non. Elles calculent comment prendre le moins de risques possible. Elles calculent leur allure : ni trop vite, pour éviter de montrer qu’elles ont peur, ni trop lentement pour éviter de laisser croire qu’elles cherchent, et surtout elles ne stationnent pas. Stationner signifie clairement tapiner. Les étudiantes, par exemple, évitent le tram tard, car il faut attendre aux arrêts et, là, elles sont sûres de se faire embêter. »

    Ah, mais il reste le #vélo. Fidèle destrier désormais entré dans les mœurs urbaines. Moue du géographe. « Moins de 40 % des cyclistes bordelais sont des femmes. En plus, elles décrochent dès le second enfant, ne circulent pas la #nuit et rarement quand il pleut. Lorsqu’on observe les bonnes pratiques conseillées par la ville, on mesure qu’elles sont toutes faites pour les hommes. Et par les hommes. Souvent, ce sont les femmes qui font les courses en ayant récupéré les enfants à l’école, à vélo… pas évident. »

    Donc, il reste du chemin à faire à Bordeaux pour qu’elle dégote un énième label, celui de la ville où les femmes aiment vivre. « Je vais vous dire un secret bien gardé, ironise l’universitaire. Les hommes construisent une ville faite pour eux, la ville heureuse l’est pour les hommes. L’#entre-soi_masculin nie toutes les problématiques féminines. En creux, l’honnête femme ne sort pas le soir, elle garde les enfants. » Ouch.

    https://www.sudouest.fr/2015/09/08/la-ville-qui-fait-male-2117485-2780.php
    #villes #géographie_urbaine #genre #géographie_féministe #féminisme #uriner #pisser #toponymie #sport #mobilité #transport_public

    Le livre « La ville faite par et pour les hommes » déjà signalé ici :


    https://seenthis.net/messages/736428


  • The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us – Media Diversified

    https://mediadiversified.org/2015/04/20/the-ghost-of-king-leopold-ii-still-haunts-us-belgium-colonization-

    Merci Meta pour le signalement !

    In an article entitled “The Early Spread and Epidemic Ignition of HIV-1 in Human Populations” in the magazine Science in October 2014, Nuno Faria and his fellow researchers revealed the location of Ground Zero for one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases—HIV. They discovered that HIV-1 originated in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and explain that the deadly virus spread throughout the Congo via the railroad network. HIV-1 was subsequently transmitted by Haitian professionals back to Haiti and then to the United States (1).

    Faria and colleagues presented their research findings as follows:

    Our estimated location of pandemic origin explains the observation that Kinshasa exhibits more contemporary HIV-1 genetic diversity than anywhere else. It clarifies why the oldest known HIV-1 sequences were sourced from this city and why several early cases indicative of AIDS are linked to Kinshasa (p. 57).

    #congo #léopold #massacre #génocide #colonialisme

    • ça me rappelle le livre « Les fantômes du roi Léopold » que j’avais lu il y a 20 ans...
      Les Fantômes du Roi Léopold, un #holocauste oublié

      « Le remarquable document d’Hochschild dépasse toutes les autres études sur le Congo. Il montre comment l’Europe entière - et les États-Unis - s’est rendue complice de l’holocauste perpétré par le roi Léopold sur le peuple congolais. », Nadine Gordimer.
      « Un ouvrage exceptionnel, profondément stimulant, qui m’a bouleversé comme l’avait fait en son temps Au cœur des ténèbres, et pour la même raison : parce qu’il révèle les horreurs cachées commises au Congo. Passé obscur, sur lequel Hochschild fait la lumière, c’est notre passé à tous. », Paul Theroux.
      Dans les années 1880, alors que l’Europe se lance dans la colonisation de l’Afrique, le roi #Léopold_II de #Belgique s’empare, à titre personnel, des immenses territoires traversés par le fleuve Congo, afin de faire main basse sur ses prodigieuses richesses. Réduite en esclavage, la population subit travail forcé, tortures et mutilations, au point qu’on estime à 10 millions le nombre d’Africains qui périrent. Tandis que Léopold II continue de cultiver sa réputation d’humaniste, des voix commencent à dénoncer ce crime de masse, donnant naissance au premier mouvement international de défense des droits de l’homme du XXe siècle…
      Avec une force d’évocation exceptionnelle, Adam Hochschild peint le portrait d’un roi mégalomane et décrit les combats de ses opposants, la vie des témoins - explorateurs, missionnaires - et celle des victimes. S’il révèle un épisode tragique de l’histoire contemporaine, il dissèque aussi l’ensemble du système colonial, offrant des clés indispensables à la compréhension d’une actualité dramatique.


      https://www.librairiedialogues.fr/livre/852912-les-fantomes-du-roi-leopold-un-holocauste-oublie-adam-hoch

      Ce livre m’avait profondément marquée...
      #livre

    • Et ce reportage passé sur arte sur la question #sida et #HIV, en lien avec le #colonialisme et la #colonisation :
      Sida, un héritage de l’époque coloniale

      Des scientifiques mènent une enquête au coeur de l’Afrique, à la recherche des origines du VIH. Un documentaire captivant, diffusé à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le sida, le 1er décembre.

      Il est l’un des plus grands tueurs de la planète. Avec plus de 36 millions de morts et près de 37 millions de personnes infectées, le sida constitue à ce jour la pandémie la plus destructrice de l’histoire contemporaine. Afin de mieux la connaître, une équipe de scientifiques part sur les traces de son origine, au cœur de l’Afrique, dans l’ancien Congo belge. En parvenant à mettre la main sur d’anciens prélèvements humains contenant le virus, ils arrivent à la conclusion que la première transmission du sida – du chimpanzé à l’homme – se situe autour de l’an 1908, des décennies avant les premiers cas connus.

      Catastrophe en germe
      Les chercheurs ne s’arrêtent pas là. Ils se plongent dans l’histoire coloniale du Congo pour comprendre comment le VIH a pu se propager. Au début du XXe siècle, soucieuses de ne pas perdre la main-d’oeuvre indigène qu’elles exploitent, les autorités coloniales lancent des campagnes massives de vaccination contre la maladie du sommeil, où l’on a souvent recours à des seringues mal stérilisées. De même, la syphilis, qui se répand alors, augmente considérablement les risques de transmission du sida entre les hommes. Parallèlement, le chemin de fer se développe dans le pays car Kinshasa est une plaque tournante de l’industrie minière. Le virus devient mouvant. Lors de l’indépendance du Congo, en 1960, la pandémie couve. Dans les années 1970, les ravages successifs de la guerre civile, puis les errements du régime prédateur de Mobutu, qui ruine l’économie, créent les conditions chaotiques d’une propagation fulgurante du virus...
      Carl Gierstorfer signe un documentaire passionnant, où l’enquête scientifique se mêle à des images d’archives, parfois dures, témoignant de la cruauté et des ravages de la colonisation. Il rappelle également qu’à l’heure où les maladies infectieuses se développent dans le monde entier, les conditions d’une nouvelle pandémie sont peut-être à nouveau réunies.

      https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/051599-000-A/sida-un-heritage-de-l-epoque-coloniale

      #film_documentaire #documentaire #film #épidémies #santé #maladie

    • Je viens de voir qu’il y a une « Avenue Léopold II » dans le 16e arrondissement et je me demande « quelle est la date limite » : on aurait pas idée de nommer une rue Pol Pot, Pétain, Staline ou Hitler, mais Léopold II ne pose pas de problème. Date limite, vers 1900 ?

      

      Il y a des exceptions comme Robespierre qui a ses rus en province ou en banlieue mais pas à Paris parce que c’était un personnage « assoiffé de sang » :

      Une rue Robespierre dans la capitale, par Alexis Corbière

      https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2011/06/27/une-rue-robespierre-dans-la-capitale_1541487_3232.html

      ❝Une rue Robespierre dans la capitale, par Alexis Corbière

      Robespierre n’était pas au sein du Comité de salut public le personnage « assoiffé de sang » qu’un vulgaire révisionnisme historique a dépeint par la suite.

      Publié le 27 juin 2011 à 13h35 - Mis à jour le 27 juin 2011

    • @cdb_77 c’est peut-être un autre pétin ? si c’est la bonne orthographe sinon c’est Pétain

      https://www.france24.com/fr/20130409-france-derniere-rue-marechal-petain-debaptisee-belrain

      Le petit village de Belrain, dans la Meuse (Est), possédait la dernière rue en France dénommée en hommage au Maréchal-Pétain. Sur décision de ses élus, le lieu a été débaptisé et attend son nouveau nom. La dernière « rue du Maréchal-Pétain », en France, a été débaptisée.

      Seulement en 2013 !

    • • il y a une rue de Petin à Baileux, juste à côté des bières de Chimay dans le Hainaut belge,

      • il y a une rue du Petin à Verchin, sur les bords de la Lys dans le Pas-de-Calais

      • il y a un Henri Pétin (et quelques autres cf. les homonymes en haut de page)

      Henri Pétin — Wikipédia
      https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_P%C3%A9tin

      Henri Pétin est un homme politique français né le 16 avril 1870 à Paris et décédé le 20 janvier 1911 à La Seyne-sur-Mer (Var).

      Biographie
      Auteur de théâtre et de chansons sous le pseudonyme d’Henri de Mamers, il est aussi à la tête d’une maison de commerce en métaux à La Seyne-sur-Mer et se lance dans la construction navale. Maire de La Seyne-sur-Mer de 1904 à 1911, conseiller général, il est député du Var de 1909 à 1910, siégeant au groupe radical-socialiste.




  • Arbeiterwohnheim an der Leninallee Ecke Ho Chi Minh Straße in B | V-like-Vintage
    https://www.v-like-vintage.media/photo/17319/arbeiterwohnheim-an-der-leninallee-ecke-ho-chi-minh-strasse-in-b

    BERLIN 28.04.1990 Arbeiterwohnheim an der #Leninallee, heute #Landsberger_Allee, Ecke #Ho_Chi_Minh_Straße, heute #Weißenseer_Weg, in Berlin, der ehemaligen Hauptstadt der DDR, Deutsche Demokratische Republik. Heute befindet sich hier das Holiday Inn Hotel Berlin City East. www.hotel-berlin-city-east.com/de Foto: Manfred Uhlenhut

    #Berlin #Lichtenberg #Straßenumbenennung #Ho-Chi-Minh-Straße #Photographie


  • Una strada dedicata a Leogrande, ma in Albania

    Ad #Alessandro_Leogrande sarà intitolata una strada. Non in Italia, ma in Albania.

    Leogrande, scomparso all’improvviso lo scorso novembre all’età di quarant’anni, è lo scrittore e intellettuale che il nostro paese forse non merita ma a cui dovrebbe dare ascolto, anche ora che non c’è più. Con gli strumenti del reportage letterario (e dunque andando sul campo, intervistando, indagando, raccogliendo documenti, portando prove prima che opinioni) Leogrande ha raccontato l’Ilva di Taranto, il caporalato nel mezzogiorno, il basso impero della politica italiana. Ha raccontato soprattutto i migranti, e il modo in cui il Mediterraneo in questi anni si sia trasformato da culla in tomba della civiltà. L’ha fatto ad esempio in un mirabile libro che si chiama La frontiera, e ancora prima in un libro che si chiama Il naufragio, che è diventato anche un’opera prodotta dal teatro Koreja e presentata alla Biennale Musica di Venezia nel 2014.

    Il naufragio racconta la tragedia della Katër i Radës, la nave albanese carica di migranti in fuga dalla guerra civile che il 28 marzo del 1997, giorno del Venerdì Santo, fu speronata nel Canale di Otranto da una corvetta della Marina militare italiana. Morirono 57 persone, nella maggior parte dei casi donne e bambini, e altri 23 corpi non vennero mai trovati. Al termine dell’inchiesta che ne seguì, piena di depistaggi e zone d’ombra, vennero condannati solo i capitani delle due navi. Alessandro Leogrande indagò a lungo sulla strage del Venerdì Santo. Intervistò sopravvissuti, parenti delle vittime, militari, avvocati, attivisti, girò per le città e i villaggi dell’Albania da cui erano partite le vittime. Un lavoro serio, documentato, appassionato, degno del grande scrittore e intellettuale che è stato. Per questo l’Albania ora lo celebra.

    Il 7 settembre a Tirana gli verrà così dedicata una strada, alla presenza del sindaco della città Erion Veliaj, dell’editrice albanese di Leogrande Arlinda Dudaj, di Goffredo Fofi, di Luigi De Luca del teatro Koreja, dello scrittore Ylljet Aliçka, di Valeria Parrella, dell’assessore alla cultura della Regione Puglia Loredana Capone, e di chi qui scrive. Nei giorni precedenti e successivi, Il naufragio verrà rappresentato nelle maggiori città dell’Albania e in Kosovo.

    Sarebbe bello che l’Italia imparasse a riconoscere e a proteggere i propri migliori talenti, i propri migliori figli, come accade fuori dai nostri confini.

    Il comunicato stampa in italiano e in albanese

    La via maestra

    Omaggio ad Alessandro Leogrande

    Alessandro Leogrande è stato scrittore e giornalista ma soprattutto intellettuale con la rara dote di saper raccontare la realtà in modo mai superficiale, incontrando le persone e conoscendole nel profondo e restituendo le loro storie in maniera lucida, analitica e allo stesso tempo poetica. Una poetica degli ultimi scelta e voluta.

    L’Albania l’ha conosciuta da ragazzo e non l’ha mai più abbandonata: ecco perché non un ricordo nostalgico, ma un approfondimento del pensiero e delle sue opere. Ylljet Aliçka, Arlinda Dudaj, Goffredo Fofi, Nicola Lagioia e Luigi De Luca sono solo alcuni dei nomi che si interrogheranno sulla visione comune di una cultura transadriatica. Inoltre esponenti del mondo politico dalle due parti del mare: Loredana Capone, Assessore all’Industria turistica e culturale della Regione Puglia ed Erion Veliaj, Sindaco di Tirana che intitoleranno una strada, una via maestra, proprio ad Alessandro Leogrande.

    Gli eventi che si svolgeranno quella settimana:

    6 Settembre-L’opera Katër i Rades Il Naufragio, tratto dal libro Il naufragio di Alessandro Leogrande, verra’ presentata dal Teatro Koreja di Lecce a Scutari

    7 Settembre- L’evento dell’intitolazione della Via al nome di Alessandro Leogrande con la presenza di Erion Veliaj, Sindaco di Tirana.

    7 Settembre-L’evento della presentazione al COD (Center for Openess and Dialogue) Palazzo del Governo, delle opere di Alessandro Leogrande pubblicati in Albanese dalla casa editrice Dudaj. Il Naufragio, Adriatico, La Frontiera.

    8 Settembre-Presentazione dell’opera a Pristina, Kosovo

    10 Settembre-Presentazione dell’opera a Tirana, al amfiteatro del lago artificiale.

    Rruga që na ndriçon

    Në kujtim të Alessandro Leogrande

    Alessandro Leogrande ishte shkrimtar dhe gazetar, por mbi të gjitha një intelektual që zotëronte virtytin e rrallë për të rrëfyer realitetin në një mënyrë kurrësesi sipërfaqësore, duke i takuar njerëzit e duke i njohur në thellësi, e duke i rrëfyer historitë e tyre me një kthejlltësi, analizë dhe në të njëjtën kohë në mënyrë poetike.

    Shqiperinë e ka njohur qysh kur qe fëmijë dhe nuk e braktisi kurrë: kjo është arsyeja pse këto evente nuk do të jenë thjesht një përkujtim nostalgjik, por një thellim në mendimin dhe vepën e tij. Ylljet Aliçka, Arlinda Dudaj, Goffredo Fofi, Nicola Lagioia dhe Luigi De Luca janë vetëm disa nga emrat që do të trajtojnë vizionin e pëbashkët të një kulture transadriatike. Gjithashtu edhe eksponentë politikë nga të dyja anët e detit: Loredana Capone, Assessore all’Industria turistica e culturale della Regione Puglia dhe Erion Veliaj, Kryebashkiaku i Tiranës që do t’i japin emrin e Alessandro Leograndes një rruge në Tiranë.

    Eventet që do të zhvillohen atë javë:

    6 Shtator-Opera “Katër i Radës-Mbytja e anijes”, marrë nga libri “Mbytja e anijes” i Alessandro Leogrande, do të shfaqet nga Teatro Koreja i Lecce-s në Shkodër.

    7 Shtator- Eventi i titullit të rrugës në emrin e Alessandro Leogrande me prezewnën e Erion Veliaj, kryebashkiak i Tiranës.

    7 Shtator-Eventi i prezantimit në COD (Center for Openess and Dialogue) Kyeministria, Do të prezantohet vepra e Alessandro Leogrande-s e botuar në shqip nga shtëpia botuese Dudaj, “Mbytja e anijes”, “Adriatiku” dhe “Kufiri”.

    8 Shtator Shfaqja e Operës në Prishtinë, Kosovë.

    10 Shtator-Shfaqja e Operës në Tiranë, në amfiteatrin e liqenit artificial.

    http://www.minimaetmoralia.it/wp/strada-dedicata-leogrande-albania
    #Albanie #Italie #toponymie #Leogrande #noms_de_rue

    –-> Une rue dédiée à un écrivain italien, décédé il n’y a pas longtemps suite à une maladie. Rue dédiée à Leogrande en Albanie, et non pas en Italie, son pays d’origine, déplore l’article... Leogrande a beaucoup écrit sur les migrations et les réfugiés.


  • Le cybersquatting par anticipation, une tendance qui s’accroit. | Gandi News
    https://news.gandi.net/fr/2018/07/le-cybersquatting-par-anticipation-une-tendance-qui-saccroit

    Une nouvelle marque ou un nouveau produit en cours de développement ? Avant de déposer votre dossier de marque auprès des autorités compétentes, pensez surtout à sécuriser le(s) nom(s) de domaine correspondant !

    En effet les bases de données de marques sont accessibles à tous et représentent une source d’information inépuisable pour celles et ceux qui ont fait de la revente de domaines une activité très lucrative.

    Ces personnes ne tarderont pas à enregistrer le domaine lié à votre nouvelle marque – avant même sa validation de dépôt – pour ensuite vous le proposer au prix fort.

    N’hésitez donc pas à impliquer votre chargé de compte Gandi Corporate avant tout dépôt de marque : il saura vous guider dans vos choix !

    Eh oui, il y a un marché maffieux dans les noms de domaines... qui s’étend à proportion des extensions disponibles. Bonjour l’argent gagné pour rien, juste pour se protéger des voleurs. Au fait, comment Don Corleone appelle-t-il la protection contre les ennuis ?

    #Voleurs #Voyous #Parrains #Mafia #Noms_domaine


  • Square #Lumumba à Bruxelles : le sociologue Ludo De Witte censuré
    https://parismatch.be/actualites/politique/153560/inauguration-dun-square-lumumba-a-bruxelles-le-sociologue-ludo-de-witte-c

    À l’occasion de cet évènement, les autorités organisent divers évènements dont une conférence intitulée « Lumumba et la lutte contre l’impérialisme : idéaux, principes d’égalité et de justice ; Le combat qui dérange ? Non-dits et dossiers cachés. » Titre ô combien paradoxal : invité à participer à ce débat, le plus grand spécialiste belge de ce dossier sensible vient d’être interdit de prise de parole sur ordre du bourgmestre Philippe Close (#PS).

    [...]

    Contacté par Paris Match Belgique, la porte-parole du bourgmestre de la ville de Bruxelles, Wafaa Hammich, se contente de nous envoyer un sms pour le moins succinct : « Il s’agit d’une manifestation #apolitique, et Monsieur De Witte est engagé politiquement. À sa place, nous avons décidé de mettre en avant un des représentants des associations. ». Pour en savoir un peu plus, nous rappelons notre interlocutrice. La conversation sera courte et peu courtoise.

    Paris Match Belgique : Par ‘engagé politiquement’ que voulez-vous dire ?

    La porte-parole de Philippe Close : Il s’est engagé dans un parti politique.

    Lequel ?

    À vous de faire vos recherches.

    Ludo De Witte a une carte d’un parti politique, c’est cela que voulez dire ?

    Il est l’ancien président d’un parti politique.

    Vous savez que c’est surtout l’auteur d’une livre important sur l’affaire Lumumba qui a provoqué une commission d’enquête parlementaire ?

    On le sait mais nous avons décidé de conférer un caractère apolitique à l’organisation de cet évènement.

    Mais cette affaire Lumumba est éminemment politique ?

    #Houlà ! Vous avez notre réaction par sms. Voilà. On s’en tient là. Merci. Ça va ?

    Votre communication manque de précision. Dans le cadre d’un #débat démocratique n’êtes-vous pas en devoir de donner un peu plus d’explications ? Ne craignez-vous pas que votre #communication soit désastreuse ?

    Tout à fait. Merci pour votre #input et à bientôt. Au revoir. (Elle raccroche)

    #Belgique

    • Lumumba, le débat qui dérange ? serait mieux adapté comme titre de cette … conférence.

      Mais les gens sont quand même un peu bornés : vouloir à tout prix mettre de la politique alors qu’on vous dit que c’est purement apolitique ! Non mais, imaginez un peu, comme si on allait politiser une éventuelle (et d’ailleurs hautement improbable) inauguration apolitique d’un square Ben Barka à Paris !

    • Ludo de Witte, sociologue, auteur de « L’assassinat de Lumumba » - RFI
      http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20121214-vers-proces-assassins-patrice-lumumba

      Ludo de Witte, sociologue, auteur de « L’assassinat de Lumumba »
      Par Christophe Boisbouvier
      Diffusion : vendredi 14 décembre 2012
      Ludo de Witte, sociologue, auteur de « L’assassinat de Lumumba »

      Patrice Lumumba en 1960.

      « Dans l’administration, dans l’armée, dans l’économie katangaise, c’était des Belges qui commandaient. Formellement, il y avait un président, Moïse Tshombe, mais de facto le commandant en chef de l’armée katangaise était un officier belge, qui pour cela était formellement mandaté par le gouvernement belge. Et donc ce sont ces officiers qui commandaient des soldats katangais… »

      Va-t-on vers un procès des assassins de Patrice Lumumba ? La justice belge se dit compétente pour enquêter sur la mort du père de l’indépendance du Congo-Kinshasa. C’était il y a plus de 50 ans, le 17 janvier 1961. Mais qui peut encore être jugé ?
      En 2000, le sociologue belge Ludo de Witte a publié L’assassinat de Lumumba (Karthala). En ligne de Bruxelles, il est notre invité aujourd’hui.


  • BBC - Capital - The cost of changing a country’s name
    http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180621-the-cost-of-changing-a-countrys-name

    “African countries, on getting independence, reverted to their ancient names before they were colonised,” His Royal Highness, King Mswati III told those gathered there. At that moment he was still king of Swaziland – but Swaziland was to be no more. “So, from now on the country will be officially known as the Kingdom of eSwatini.”

    #swaziland #noms #terminologie #toponymie



    • New figures reveal at least 449 homeless deaths in UK in the last year

      On the streets, in a hospital, a hostel or a B&B: across the UK the deaths of people without a home have gone unnoticed.

      Tonight we’re attempting to shed new light on a hidden tragedy.

      Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism suggests at least 449 homeless people have died in the UK in the last year – at least 65 of them on the streets.

      The homeless charity Crisis says the figures are “deeply shocking”. They want such deaths to be better investigated and recorded.

      https://www.channel4.com/news/new-figures-reveal-at-least-449-homeless-deaths-in-uk-in-the-last-year

      #statistiques #chiffres

    • “A national scandal”: 449 people died homeless in the last year

      A grandmother who made potted plant gardens in shop doorways, found dead in a car park. A 51-year-old man who killed himself the day before his temporary accommodation ran out. A man who was tipped into a bin lorry while he slept.

      These tragic stories represent just a few of at least 449 people who the Bureau can today reveal have died while homeless in the UK in the last 12 months - more than one person per day.

      After learning that no official body counted the number of homeless people who have died, we set out to record all such deaths over the course of one year. Working with local journalists, charities and grassroots outreach groups to gather as much information as possible, the Bureau has compiled a first-of-its-kind database which lists the names of the dead and more importantly, tells their stories.

      The findings have sparked outrage amongst homeless charities, with one expert calling the work a “wake-up call to see homelessness as a national emergency”.

      Our investigation has prompted the Office for National Statistics to start producing its own figure on homeless deaths.

      We found out about the deaths of hundreds of people, some as young as 18 and some as old as 94. They included a former soldier, a quantum physicist, a travelling musician, a father of two who volunteered in his community, and a chatty Big Issue seller. The true figure is likely to be much higher.

      Some were found in shop doorways in the height of summer, others in tents hidden in winter woodland. Some were sent, terminally ill, to dingy hostels, while others died in temporary accommodation or hospital beds. Some lay dead for hours, weeks or months before anyone found them. Three men’s bodies were so badly decomposed by the time they were discovered that forensic testing was needed to identify them.

      They died from violence, drug overdoses, illnesses, suicide and murder, among other reasons. One man’s body showed signs of prolonged starvation.

      “A national disgrace”

      Charities and experts responded with shock at the Bureau’s findings. Howard Sinclair, St Mungo’s chief executive, said: “These figures are nothing short of a national scandal. These deaths are premature and entirely preventable.”

      “This important investigation lays bare the true brutality of our housing crisis,” said Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter. “Rising levels of homelessness are a national disgrace, but it is utterly unforgivable that so many homeless people are dying unnoticed and unaccounted for.”
      “This important investigation lays bare the true brutality of our housing crisis"

      Our data shows homeless people are dying decades younger than the general population. The average age of the people whose deaths we recorded was 49 for men and 53 for women.

      “We know that sleeping rough is dangerous, but this investigation reminds us it’s deadly,” said Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis. “Those sleeping on our streets are exposed to everything from sub-zero temperatures, to violence and abuse, and fatal illnesses. They are 17 times more likely to be a victim of violence, twice as likely to die from infections, and nine times more likely to commit suicide.”

      The Bureau’s Dying Homeless project has sparked widespread debate about the lack of data on homeless deaths.

      Responding to our work, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has now confirmed that it will start compiling and releasing its own official estimate - a huge step forward.

      For months the ONS has been analysing and cross-checking the Bureau’s database to create its own methodology for estimating homeless deaths, and plans to produce first-of-their-kind statistics in December this year.

      A spokesperson said the information provided by the Bureau “helps us develop the most accurate method of identifying all the deaths that should be counted.”
      Naming the dead

      Tracking homeless deaths is a complex task. Homeless people die in many different circumstances in many different places, and the fact they don’t have a home is not recorded on death certificates, even if it is a contributing factor.

      Click here to explore the full project

      There are also different definitions of homelessness. We used the same definition as that used by homeless charity Crisis; it defines someone as homeless if they are sleeping rough, or in emergency or temporary accommodation such as hostels and B&Bs, or sofa-surfing. In Northern Ireland, we were only able to count the deaths of people registered as officially homeless by the Housing Executive, most of whom were in temporary accommodation while they waited to be housed.

      For the past nine months we have attended funerals, interviewed family members, collected coroners’ reports, spoken to doctors, shadowed homeless outreach teams, contacted soup kitchens and hostels and compiled scores of Freedom of Information requests. We have scoured local press reports and collaborated with our Bureau Local network of regional journalists across the country. In Northern Ireland we worked with The Detail’s independent journalism team to find deaths there.

      Of the 449 deaths in our database, we are able to publicly identify 138 people (we withheld the identity of dozens more at the request of those that knew them).

      Of the cases in which we were able to find out where people died, more than half of the deaths happened on the streets.

      These included mother-of-five Jayne Simpson, who died in the doorway of a highstreet bank in Stafford during the heatwave of early July. In the wake of her death the local charity that had been working with her, House of Bread, started a campaign called “Everyone knows a Jayne”, to try to raise awareness of how easy it is to fall into homelessness.

      Forty-one-year-old Jean Louis Du Plessis also died on the streets in Bristol. He was found in his sleeping bag during the freezing weather conditions of Storm Eleanor. At his inquest the coroner found he had been in a state of “prolonged starvation”.

      Russell Lane was sleeping in an industrial bin wrapped in an old carpet when it was tipped into a rubbish truck in Rochester in January. He suffered serious leg and hip injuries and died nine days later in hospital. He was 48 years old.

      In other cases people died while in temporary accommodation, waiting for a permanent place to call home. Those included 30-year-old John Smith who was found dead on Christmas Day, in a hostel in Chester.

      Or James Abbott who killed himself in a hotel in Croydon in October, the day before his stay in temporary accommodation was due to run out. A report from Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group said: “He [Mr Abbott] said his primary need was accommodation and if this was provided he would not have an inclination to end his life.” We logged two other suicides amongst the deaths in the database.

      Many more homeless people were likely to have died unrecorded in hospitals, according to Alex Bax, CEO of Pathways, a homeless charity that works inside several hospitals across England. “Deaths on the street are only one part of the picture,” he said. “Many homeless people also die in hospital and with the right broad response these deaths could be prevented.”
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      Rising levels of homelessness

      The number of people sleeping rough has doubled in England and Wales in the last five years, according to the latest figures, while the number of people classed as officially homeless has risen by 8%.

      In Scotland the number of people applying to be classed as homeless rose last year for the first time in nine years. In Northern Ireland the number of homeless people rose by a third between 2012 and 2017.

      Analysis of government figures also shows the number of people housed in bed and breakfast hotels in England and Wales increased by a third between 2012 and 2018, with the number of children and pregnant women in B&Bs and hostels rising by more than half.

      “Unstable and expensive private renting, crippling welfare cuts and a severe lack of social housing have created this crisis,” said Shelter’s Neate. “To prevent more people from having to experience the trauma of homelessness, the government must ensure housing benefit is enough to cover the cost of rents, and urgently ramp up its efforts to build many more social homes.”

      The sheer scale of people dying due to poverty and homelessness was horrifying, said Crisis chief executive Sparkes.“This is a wake-up call to see homelessness as a national emergency,” he said.

      Breaking down the data

      Across our dataset, 69% of those that died were men and 21% were women (for the remaining 10% we did not have their gender).

      For those we could identify, their ages ranged between 18 and 94.

      At least nine of the deaths we recorded over the year were due to violence, including several deaths which were later confirmed to be murders.

      Over 250 were in England and Wales, in part because systems to count in London are better developed than elsewhere in the UK.

      London was the location of at least 109 deaths. The capital has the highest recorded rough sleeper count in England, according to official statistics, and information on the well-being of those living homeless is held in a centralised system called CHAIN. This allowed us to easily record many of the deaths in the capital although we heard of many others deaths in London that weren’t part of the CHAIN data.

      In Scotland, we found details of 42 people who died in Scotland in the last year, but this is likely a big underestimate. Many of the deaths we registered happened in Edinburgh, while others were logged from Glasgow, the Shetland Islands and the Outer Hebrides.
      “We know that sleeping rough is dangerous, but this investigation reminds us it’s deadly”

      Working with The Detail in Northern Ireland, we found details of 149 people who died in the country. Most died while waiting to be housed by the country’s Housing Executive - some may have been in leased accommodation while they waited, but they were officially classed as homeless.

      “Not only will 449 families or significant others have to cope with their loss, they will have to face the injustice that their loved one was forced to live the last days of their life without the dignity of a decent roof over their head, and a basic safety net that might have prevented their death,” Sparkes from Crisis. No one deserves this.”

      A spokesperson from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said:

      “Every death of someone sleeping rough on our streets is one too many and we take this matter extremely seriously.

      “We are investing £1.2bn to tackle all forms of homelessness, and have set out bold plans backed by £100m in funding to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027."


      https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2018-10-08/homelessness-a-national-scandal?token=ssTw9Mg2I2QU4AYduMjt3Ny
      #noms #donner_un_nom #sortir_de_l'anonymat

    • Homelessness kills: Study finds third of homeless people die from treatable conditions

      Nearly a third of homeless people die from treatable conditions, meaning hundreds of deaths could potentially have been prevented, a major new study shows.

      The research by University College London (UCL), which was exclusively shared with the Bureau, also shows that homeless people are much more likely to die from certain conditions than even the poorest people who have a place to live.

      The findings come as the final count from our Dying Homeless project shows an average of 11 homeless people a week have died in the UK in the last 18 months. We have been collecting data dating back to October 2017 and telling the stories of those who have died on the streets or in temporary accommodation; our tally now stands at 796 people. Of those people we know the age of, more than a quarter were under 40 when then they died.

      While many might assume hypothermia or drug and alcohol overdoses kill the majority of homeless people, this latest research by UCL shows that in fact most homeless people die from illnesses. Nearly a third of the deaths explored by UCL were from treatable illnesses like tuberculosis, pneumonia or gastric ulcers which could potentially have improved with the right medical care.

      In February 2018, 48-year old Marcus Adams died in hospital after suffering from tuberculosis. The same year, 21 year old Faiza died in London, reportedly of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. Just before Christmas in 2017, 48-year-old former soldier Darren Greenfield died from an infection and a stroke in hospital. He had slept rough for years after leaving the army.

      “To know that so many vulnerable people have died of conditions that were entirely treatable is heartbreaking,” said Matthew Downie, Director of Policy and External Affairs at Crisis. The government should make sure all homeless deaths were investigated to see if lessons could be learned, he said.

      “But ultimately, 800 people dying homeless is unacceptable - we have the solutions to ensure no one has to spend their last days without a safe, stable roof over their head.
      “To know that so many vulnerable people have died of conditions that were entirely treatable is heartbreaking”

      “By tackling the root causes of homelessness, like building the number of social homes we need and making sure our welfare system is there to support people when they fall on hard times, governments in England, Scotland and Wales can build on the positive steps they’ve already taken to reduce and ultimately end homelessness.”
      Twice as likely to die of strokes

      Academics at UCL explored nearly 4,000 in-depth medical records for 600 people that died in English hospitals between 2013 and 2016 who were homeless when they were admitted. They compared them to the deaths of a similar group of people (in terms of age and sex) who had somewhere to live but were in the lowest socio-economic bracket.

      The research gives unprecedented insight into the range of medical causes of homeless deaths, and provides yet another reminder of how deadly homelessness is.

      The homeless group was disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease, which includes strokes and heart disease. The researchers found homeless people were twice as likely to die of strokes as the poorest people who had proper accommodation.

      A fifth of the 600 deaths explored by UCL were caused by cancer. Another fifth died from digestive diseases such as intestinal obstruction or pancreatitis.

      Our database shows homeless people dying young from cancers, such as Istvan Kakas who died aged 52 in a hospice after battling leukaemia.

      Istvan, who sold The Big Issue, had received a heroism award from the local mayor after he helped save a man and his daughter from drowning. Originally from Hungary, he had previously worked as a chef under both Gordon Ramsay and Michael Caines.

      Rob Aldridge, lead academic on the UCL team, told the Bureau: “Our research highlights a failure of the health system to care for this vulnerable group in a timely and appropriate manner.”

      “We need to identify homeless individuals at risk earlier and develop models of care that enable them to engage with interventions proven to either prevent or improve outcomes for early onset chronic disease.”

      Of the deaths we have logged in the UK 78% were men, while 22% were female (of those where the gender was known). The average age of death for men was 49 years old and 53 years old for women.

      “It is easy for them to get lost in the system and forgotten about”
      The spread of tuberculosis

      In Luton, Paul Prosser from the NOAH welfare centre has seen a worrying prevalence of tuberculosis, particularly amongst the rough sleeping migrant community. A service visits the centre three times a year, screening for TB. “Last time they came they found eight people with signs of the illness, that’s really concerning,” said Prosser.

      “There are a lot of empty commercial properties in Luton and you find large groups of desperate homeless people, often migrants, squatting in them. It is easy for them to get lost in the system and forgotten about and then, living in such close quarters, that is when the infection can spread.”

      “When people dip in and out of treatment that is when they build a resistance to the drugs,” Prosser added. “Some of these people are leading chaotic lives and if they are not engaging that well with the treatment due to having nowhere to live then potentially that is when they become infectious.”

      One man NOAH was helping, Robert, died in mid-2017 after moving from Luton to London. The man, originally from Romania, had been suffering from TB for a long time but would only access treatment sporadically. He was living and working at a car-wash, as well as rough sleeping at the local airport.

      Making them count

      For the last year the Bureau has been logging the names and details of people that have died homeless since October 1, 2017. We started our count after discovering that no single body or organisation was recording if and when people were dying while homeless.

      More than 80 local news stories have been written about the work and our online form asking for details of deaths has been filled in more than 140 times.

      Our work and #MakeThemCount hashtag called for an official body to start collecting this vital data, and we were delighted to announce last October that the Office for National Statistics is now collating these figures. We opened up our database to ONS statisticians to help them develop their methodology.

      We also revealed that local authority reviews into homeless deaths, which are supposed to take place, were rarely happening. Several councils, including Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Malvern and Leeds have now said they will undertake their own reviews into deaths in their area, while others, such as Haringey, have put in place new measures to log how and when people die homeless.

      Councillor Emina Ibrahim, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, told the Bureau: “The deaths of homeless people are frequently missed in formal reviews, with their lives unremembered. Our new procedure looks to change that and will play an important part in helping us to reduce these devastating and avoidable deaths.”

      Members of the public have also come together to remember those that passed away. In the last year there have been protests in Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester, memorial services in Brighton, Luton and London, and physical markers erected in Long Eaton and Northampton. Last week concerned citizens met in Oxford to discuss a spate of homeless deaths in the city.

      In a response to the scale of the deaths, homeless grassroots organisation Streets Kitchen are now helping to organise a protest and vigil which will take place later this week, in London and Manchester.

      After a year of reporting on this issue, the Bureau is now happy to announce we are handing over the counting project to the Museum of Homelessness, an organisation which archives, researches and presents information and stories on homelessness.
      “The sheer number of people who are dying whilst homeless, often avoidably, is a national scandal”

      The organisation’s co-founder Jess Turtle said they were honoured to be taking on this “massively important” work.

      “The sheer number of people who are dying whilst homeless, often avoidably, is a national scandal,” she said. “Museum of Homelessness will continue to honour these lives and we will work with our community to campaign for change as long as is necessary.”

      Matt Downie from Crisis said the Bureau’s work on the issue had achieved major impact. “As it comes to an end, it is difficult to overstate the importance of the Dying Homeless Project, which has shed new light on a subject that was ignored for too long,” he said. “It is an encouraging step that the ONS has begun to count these deaths and that the stories of those who have so tragically lost their lives will live on through the Museum of Homelessness.”

      The government has pledged to end rough sleeping by 2027, and has pledged £100m to try to achieve that goal, as part of an overall £1.2bn investment into tackling homelessness.

      “No one is meant to spend their lives on the streets, or without a home to call their own,” said Communities Secretary James Brokenshire. “Every death on our streets is too many and it is simply unacceptable to see lives cut short this way.”

      “I am also committed to ensuring independent reviews into the deaths of rough sleepers are conducted, where appropriate – and I will be holding local authorities to account in doing just that.”

      https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-03-11/homelessness-kills

      #statistiques #chiffres #mortalité

    • Homeless Link responds to Channel 4 report on homeless deaths

      Today, The Bureau Investigative of Journalism released figures that revealed almost 800 people who are homeless have died over the last 18 months, which is an average of 11 every week. The report also shows that a third (30%) of the homeless deaths were from treatable conditions that could have improved with the right medical care.
      Many other deaths in the study, beyond that third, were from causes like suicide and homicide.

      Responding Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, said: “These figures bring to light the shocking inequalities that people who experience homelessness face. People are dying on our streets and a significant number of them are dying from treatable or preventable health conditions.

      “We must address the fact that homelessness is a key health inequality and one of the causes of premature death. People who are experiencing homelessness struggle to access our health services. Core services are often too exclusionary or inflexible for people who are homeless with multiple and complex needs. This means people aren’t able to access help when they need it, instead being forced to use A&E to “patch up” their conditions before being discharged back to the streets. Services need to be accessible, for example by expanding walk-in primary care clinics or offering longer GP appointment times to deal with people experiencing multiple needs. We also need to expand specialist health services for people who are homeless to stop people falling through the gaps.

      “This research also highlights the other causes of death that people who are homeless are more likely to experience. Research shows that people who are homeless are over nine times more likely to take their own life than the general population and 17 times more likely to be the victims of violence.

      “Homeless Link is calling on the Government in its upcoming Prevention Green Paper to focus on addressing these inequalities, start to tackle the structural causes of homelessness, and make sure everyone has an affordable, healthy and safe place to call home and the support they need to keep it.”

      https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/news/2019/mar/11/homeless-link-responds-to-channel-4-report-on-homeless-deaths


  • Inventaire cartographique et visuel des rues nommées d’après #Martin_Luther_King

    Dans un numéro spécial consacré à la question de la Race (the Race Issue) et pour le cinquantième anniversaire de sa mort, le célèbre National Geographic consacre un article et un post aux rues qui portent le nom de Martin Luther King.

    L’article intitulé « Where the Streets have MLK’s Name » de Wendi C. Thomas contient un reportage photo réalisé par différent.es photographes, ainsi qu’un moteur de recherche qui permet d’accéder via une carte interactive Open StreetMap à plus de 1000 odonymes dana le Monde avec pour chaque odonyme un plan de localisation et éventuellement une street view d’après Google Street.


    https://neotopo.hypotheses.org/1023
    #toponymie #cartographie #visualisation #noms_de_rue