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Feedly. Pour en finir (vraiment) avec le terrorisme, par Alain Gresh (Le Monde diplomatique, avril 2015) Ce fut une bataille homérique, couverte heure par heure par tous les médias du monde.

Pour en finir (vraiment) avec le terrorisme, par Alain Gresh (Le Monde diplomatique, avril 2015)

L’Organisation de l’Etat islamique (OEI), qui avait conquis Mossoul en juin 2014, poursuivait son avancée fulgurante aussi bien vers Bagdad que vers la frontière turque ; elle occupait 80 % de la ville de Kobané, en Syrie. Les combats firent rage pendant plusieurs mois. Les miliciens kurdes locaux appuyés par l’aviation américaine reçurent des armes et le soutien de quelque cent cinquante soldats envoyés par le gouvernement régional du Kurdistan d’Irak.

Suivis avec passion par les télévisions occidentales, les affrontements se terminèrent début 2015 par un repli de l’OEI. Mais qui sont ces héroïques résistants qui ont coupé une des têtes de l’hydre terroriste ? Ce fut un été particulièrement agité. Un concept flou Résistants ? Au mieux, on peut inscrire le terrorisme dans la liste des moyens militaires.

Torture

Terrorisme Islamiste. Reading The Times With Teju Cole. Photo Teju Cole is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian and is currently distinguished writer in residence at Bard College.

Reading The Times With Teju Cole

Unburied: Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Lessons of Greek Tragedy. “Bury this terrorist on U.S. soil and we will unbury him.”

Unburied: Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Lessons of Greek Tragedy

So ran the bitter slogan on one of the signs borne last week by enraged protesters outside the Worcester, Massachusetts, funeral home that had agreed to receive the body of the accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev—a cadaver seemingly so morally polluted that his own widow would not claim it, that no funeral director would touch it, that no cemetery would bury it. The Land of Topless Minarets and Headless Little Girls. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.

The Land of Topless Minarets and Headless Little Girls

In Italo Calvino's novel, Invisible Cities, a world traveler named Marco Polo describes the cities of a vast but crumbling empire to its ruler, Kublai Khan. Over time, the intricate descriptions of the cities begin to overlap until the khan slowly realizes that his appointed traveler has been describing the same city, an imagined city, over and over, in fragments -- each vignette exposing another perspective, unveiling yet another city, where death mirrors life and cities are named after Italian women. George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny - Molly Crabapple - POLITICO Magazine. The greatest work of art George W.

George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny - Molly Crabapple - POLITICO Magazine

Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. ‎zinnedproject.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Remembering-Mahmoud-Darwish.pdf. Portrait de l'Égypte en midinette. The Island. A clear day in the early nineteen-eighties, for example.

The Island

A man drives past the harbor of the city in which he lives. La guerre qui arrive. Le pays s’enfonce dans l’hiver et ceci sans répit.

La guerre qui arrive

Les nouvelles épouvantables s’accumulent et se répètent au point d’épuiser et de tétaniser le plus grand nombre. Ainsi, on vient de lire dans la presse qu’en septembre dernier, une employée de la Troïka aurait convoqué dans son bureau trois juges pour les menacer. Ces derniers instruisent justement ces dossiers socialement brûlants relatifs aux saisies des résidences principales pour dettes et leurs décisions devraient d’après les Troïkans s’avérer systématiquement défavorables aux citoyens appauvris.

Ce reportage de “Kontranews”, repris par Real-FM lundi 2 décembre n’a pas été démenti, en tout cas pas pour l’instant. De toute manière, tout le monde comprend que l’administration grecque est vampirisée par la Troïka et ses agents. Les medias en font déjà la nouvelle du jour avant la suivante.

Colonisation

This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time. Over the last 10 years the sepia tone of November has become blood-soaked with paper poppies festooning the lapels of our politicians, newsreaders and business leaders.

This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time

The most fortunate in our society have turned the solemnity of remembrance for fallen soldiers in ancient wars into a justification for our most recent armed conflicts. What Malala Yousafzai Wants, and Why the West Doesn't Get It. Will the end of the Taliban make Malala’s dream come true?

What Malala Yousafzai Wants, and Why the West Doesn't Get It

The past week presented itself to bewas a disappointment for those hoping Malala Yousafzai would win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Israël

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask. The United States and allies are preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians.

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask

Teju Cole’s 9 questions about Britain you were too embarrassed to ask. (Gene Thorp/Washington Post) Last week, as the U.S. signaled it may launch limited strikes against Syria as punishment for allegedly using chemical weapons, I posted an explainer titled "9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask. " On Sunday, novelist Teju Cole, whom I've had the privilege of editing, parodied it on Twitter. Unburied: Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Lessons of Greek Tragedy. Mental illness is rampant in Afghanistan. "Mohammad! Madman! " the children cry after him. The Land of Topless Minarets and Headless Little Girls - By Amal Hanano. The PSY scandal: singing about killing people v. constantly doing it.

(updated below) Which of these two stories is causing more controversy and outrage in the US? New York Daily News, Friday: "Fiercely anti-American lyrics from Korean rapper Psy have been unearthed just two weeks before the star is scheduled to perform for President Obama. Dreams in Infrared: No Room for the Evils of the World.

After work, she would drive home along US Highway 85 into Las Vegas, listening to country music and passing peace activists without looking at them. She rarely thought about what happened in the cockpit. But sometimes she would review the individual steps in her head, hoping to improve her performance. Or she would go shopping.