La boîte de Pandore des dérives de la liberté d’expression : Impunité pour blasphème Cette citation attribuée à Saint Augustin -un algérien amazigh de naissance mort il y a plus de 1600 ans à Annabe (Hippone) - pose les limites de la tolérance et le danger d’une normalisation rampante du blasphème. L’actualité nous donne l’occasion d’illustrer de fait les coups de boutoir contre une spiritualité –en l’occurrence l’Islam , le tiers exclus de la révélation abrahamique- au nom de la sacro-sainte liberté d’expression dont on connait les limites quand on est borderline pour d’autres faits relevant de la doxa occidentale qui dicte la norme de ce qui est licite ( Hallal) et interdit (Layadjouz : Cela ne passe pas) pour reprendre des expressions du vocabulaire religieux musulman… Ainsi des centaines de personnes ont manifesté, dans plusieurs pays arabes, contre un film jugé insultant envers l'Islam, qui a déjà provoqué une attaque contre l'ambassade américaine en Libye, faisant quatre morts, dont l'ambassadeur. Il y eut aussi d'autres victimes libyennes. Conclusion 1.
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki : Chapter 10 - Total Casualties There has been great difficulty in estimating the total casualties in the Japanese cities as a result of the atomic bombing. The extensive destruction of civil installations (hospitals, fire and police department, and government agencies) the state of utter confusion immediately following the explosion, as well as the uncertainty regarding the actual population before the bombing, contribute to the difficulty of making estimates of casualties. The Japanese periodic censuses are not complete. The number of total casualties has been estimated at various times since the bombings with wide discrepancies. The relation of total casualties to distance from X, the center of damage and point directly under the air-burst explosion of the bomb, is of great importance in evaluating the casualty-producing effect of the bombs. No figure for total pre-raid population at these different distances were available.
UH - Digital History Statistiques mondiales écologiques 12 nuclear tourism destinations: Not your typical vacation Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks Add some #digitalhistory to your class | Stillwater Historians It’s the first week the semester up here in the snowy north and classes are underway. I’m teaching four this semester: two are small, great books courses in the Honors College and two are larger, focused on the state and cover a range of topics. This week I talked about the Aeneid, Nietzsche’s “Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense” and Maine’s open land tradition and it’s only Thursday! Next week it will be Zimbardo, Weber, more Aeneid, and Maine geology. I use lots of examples and show students lots of visuals in my History, Sociology, Honors and Maine Studies courses and I am always on the lookout for interesting ideas and new ways to present information. I really like having students think through the use of “tools.” In honor of January being Digital Humanities Month here at Stillwater Historians I thought I would share a few examples of digital work that I introduce my students to and find particularly useful in a range of classes. 1. 2. 3. Like this: Like Loading...
Japan: Was the Fukushima Meltdown All That Dangerous? The headlines were extraordinary: “Japan Weighed Evacuating Tokyo in Nuclear Crisis,” the New York Times wrote a few days ago. “Tokyo Evacuation ‘Was Considered’,” said the Sydney Morning Herald. “Japan Urged Calm While It Mulled Tokyo Evacuation,” wrote … hey, TIME magazine. The stories detailed the Rebuild Japan report, a deep and independent investigation of the events surrounding the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that occurred nearly a year ago. And the takeaway was alarming: at one point Japanese officials feared that radiation levels at the stricken plant would become so high that workers would be forced to abandon the facility — and that in turn could create a chain reaction that would force other Japanese nuclear plants to be abandoned as radiation spread. The report quotes then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano as saying that “it was only logical to conclude that we would also lose Tokyo itself.” (MORE: Japan, One Year Later) There are some dissenting voices.
Give Me Liberty, 3e: W. W. Norton StudySpace Author Insight Podcasts Download or watch and listen online to over 150 informative podcasts in which textbook author, Eric Foner, clarifies major events covered in the textbook. Go to demo US History Tours powered by Google Earth US History Tours powered by Google Earth. Go to demo Visions of Freedom Exercises These exercises provide a framework to analyze illustrations in the Visions of Freedom inserts in the textbook. Go to demo iMaps: Interactive Maps The interactive maps that will help you to learn and explore the geography, historical context, and demographics of specific regions. Go to demo Sources of Freedom Sources of Freedom media sections amplify each chapter’s themes. Go to demo Governor: 6 tanks leaking radioactive waste at Washington nuclear site The Hanford site in southeast Washington state once played a major part in U.S. plutonium production. Last week, Washington's governor said 1 tank at the Hanford nuclear site was leakingHe now says 6 tanks are leaking radioactive waste, calling the news "disturbing"The leaks pose "no immediate health risks," but do pose concerns, the governor saysHanford site is home to one of the world's largest nuclear cleanup efforts (CNN) -- Six tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state are leaking radioactive waste, the governor said Friday, calling the news "disturbing" even as he insisted there are "no immediate health risks." "News of six leaking tanks at Hanford raises serious questions about integrity of all single tanks," Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday afternoon on Twitter. Inslee said that he got the latest information about the site during a meeting in Washington with U.S. On Friday, Inslee said there is "still no current health risk" tied to the leaks.
Destructive Effects Counting the Dead Chaotic conditions made accurate accounts most difficult. Some victims were vaporized instantly, many survivors were horribly disfigured, and death from radiation was uncertain—it might not claim its victims for days, weeks, months, or even years. The initial death count in Hiroshima, set at 42,000–93,000, was based solely on the disposal of bodies, and was thus much too low. Later surveys covered body counts, missing persons, and neighborhood surveys during the first months after the bombing, yielding a more reliable estimate of 130,000 dead as of November 1945. Additional counts indicated high levels of short-term mortality in both cities: —Over 90% of persons within 500 meters (1,600 ft.) of ground zero in both cities died. Most persons close to ground zero who received high radiation dosages died immediately or during the first day. *Figure 11. *Figure 12. Injury Phases Stages of A-bomb illness 1. —primary (flash burns) —secondary (scorch, contact, and flame burns) 2.