mercredi 25 juin 2014

Caricature Irak et États-Unis: quelle direction?

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature Al Maliki et le soutien américain

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

 Un peu douteuse de la part d'un caricaturiste américain...

Caricature Sidney Crosby meilleur joueur de la LNH

Caricature de RANDY BISH, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Caricature Luis Suarez: enfin du jeu excitant!

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature "support our drones": la guerre moderne

Caricature de PATRICK CHAPPATTE, THE INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES

Caricature Luis Suarez et ses empreintes: un joueur résolument différent!

Caricature d'ARCADIO ESQUIVEL, LA PRENSA, PANAMA, WWW.CAGLECARTOONS.COM

Caricature Luis Suarez

Caricature de MARIAN KEMENSKY, SLOVAKIA

Caricature une défense contre Luis Suarez! La Coupe du monde a du mordant!

Caricature de NATE BEELER, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 La morsure du Luis Suarez a inspiré bien des caricaturistes aujourd'hui...

lundi 23 juin 2014

Chronique à Radio-Canada cet après-midi: drones, conciliation travail-famille et Coupe du monde!


La chronique débute à 17h15 sur l'Audio fil du 23 juin:

  http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/radio-canada_cet_apres-midi/2013-2014/index.asp

Caricature Égypte, États-Unis et la huitième merveille du monde

Caricature de DAVID FITZSIMMONS, THE ARIZONA STAR

Caricature Coupe du monde et fardeau américain

Caricature de BILL DAY, CAGLE CARTOONS

Caricature Redskins de Washington: changement de nom à moindres coûts?

Caricature de JOHN DARKOW, COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE, MISSOURI

Working Families Summit



 Grande journée de réflexion à la Maison Blanche aujourd'hui autour du thème de la conciliation travail-famille. Voici un lien pour l'horaire de la journée. Le site permet d'écouter les échanges en direct.

  http://workingfamiliessummit.org/

Coupe du monde: complot États-Unis-Allemagne pour exclure le Ghana et le Portugal? (Figaro)


Même si le sélectionneur américain affirme que son équipe fera tout pour gagner le prochain affrontement contre l'Allemagne, ils sont plusieurs à craindre un "match de la honte". Les Allemands et les Américains pourraient se qualifier pour le tour suivant en se contentant d'un match nul, éliminant ainsi les Ghana et le Portugal.

 "Déjà, certains s'inquiètent. L'Allemagne et les Etats-Unis s'apprêtent-ils à rejouer la terrible comédie de 1982, lorsque Allemands (déjà) et Autrichiens arrangèrent à leur manière le résultat de leur rencontre, les seconds se laissant battre par les premiers, la suite du match se résumant à un tiki taka barcelonais avec trente ans d'avance, les deux équipes s'ingéniant à ne pas marquer. A l'arrivée, c'est l'équipe d'Algérie qui avait été la victime de cette opération, éliminée au goal-average alors même qu'elle avait auparavant humilié les Allemands dans un match entré depuis dans l'histoire (2-1).

 On devine qu'au cas où Allemands et Américains se sépareraient sur un 0-0 (et même un 1-1) lors de la dernière journée du groupe, l'accusation de triche et de magouille serait aussitôt portée en place publique. Osons dire ici qu'elle serait mal fondée et que le spectre d'Allemagne-Autriche 1982 doit être exorcisé.

http://blog.lefigaro.fr/football/bruno_roger-petit/2014/06/le-groupe-h-de-la.html

Le National Center for civil and human rights ouvre ses portes à Atlanta


Un tout nouveau musée ouvre ses portes aujourd'hui à Atlanta. Dans cet article du New York Times l'auteur est critique de l'approche retenue.

 "The world of Jim Crow is unimaginable here. If anything, the risk is not that the new center’s narrative will be isolated like some Mulatto intrusion, but that it might become as commercial and sensational as the nearby attractions. And I do have misgivings about the center’s populist political expansiveness: the way in which the struggle for human rights eventually becomes treated in its halls as a newer, broader case of the fight for civil rights."

  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/arts/design/national-center-for-civil-and-human-rights-opens-in-atlanta.html?ref=arts

Caricature sport et racisme


Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Obama et la famille


Si la scène internationale ne lui laisse aucun répit, le Président Obama continue malgré tout à intervenir au plan domestique. Dans une entrevue accordée hier, il insiste sur le soutien à offrir aux familles américaines. Il y a décrit des réalités que nous connaissons bien de notre côté de la frontière.  C'est aujourd'hui que se déroule à Washington un "Working Families Summit" sou la direction du couple Obama.


 ""Every single day, there are conversations around the kitchen table where people are trying to figure out, this child care is costing so much, I'm not sure that we're going to be able to make our mortgage  at the end of the month," the President said to Kate Bolduan of CNN's "New Day." "There are folks who are saying, 'Little Johnny is sick, but if I don't show up at my job, because I don't have paid family leave, we're not going to be able to pay the electricity bill.'

 http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/23/politics/five-things-obama-interview/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

samedi 21 juin 2014

Il pleut des drones: 400 appareils américains se sont écrasés. ou ont été perdus


Un article sur les résultats d'une enquête du Washington Post. Les drones sont de plus en plus populaires, autant à des fins militaires que commerciales, mais il y a des risques à considérer. Il n'est pas question ici de la moralité du recours à ces appareils dans certaines situations, seulement des risques de les perdre et des coûts engendrés.

 "More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major accidents around the world since 2001, a record of calamity that exposes the potential dangers of throwing open American skies to drone traffic, according to a year-long Washington Post investigation.

Since the outbreak of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, military drones have malfunctioned in myriad ways, plummeting from the sky because of mechanical breakdowns, human error, bad weather and other reasons, according to more than 50,000 pages of accident investigation reports and other records obtained by The Post under the Freedom of Information Act.

More than 400 large U.S. military drones crashed in major accidents worldwide between Sept. 11, 2001, and December 2013. By reviewing military investigative reports and other records, The Washinton Post was able to identify 194 drone crashes that fell into the most severe category: Class A accidents that destroyed the aircraft or caused (under current standards) at least $2 million in damage.

Commercial drone flights are set to become a widespread reality in the United States, starting next year, under a 2012 law passed by Congress. Drone flights by law enforcement agencies and the military, which already occur on a limited basis, are projected to surge. The documents obtained by The Post detail scores of previously unreported crashes involving remotely controlled aircraft, challenging the federal government’s assurances that drones will be able to fly safely over populated areas and in the same airspace as passenger planes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/06/20/when-drones-fall-from-the-sky/?hpid=z1

Josh Earnest est le nouveau porte-parole de la Maison Blanche



Le porte-parole de la Maison Blanche est confronté chaque jour à une horde de journalistes et sa marge d'erreur est particulièrement restreinte. Pression vous dites? Il a débuté par une touche d'humour. Il remplace Jay Carney.

 "When Josh Earnest, who on Monday will officially become President Barack Obama’s press secretary, came to the briefing room Friday, he was prepared to talk about a new White House initiative to boost the populations of bees, birds, bats and other pollinators. Asked about the program, he tried out some new material. “When I walked out here today I knew I’d be handling a range of sensitive issues,” Earnest cracked. “I didn’t know I was going to be talking about the birds and the bees.”

 Groans filled the press room. “That was pretty good, right?” he asked. “We’ll get these guys on some better material here,” he added, turning to press staffers in the room.

Earnest, 39, is relatively unknown outside of Washington, but respected and well-liked by White House colleagues and journalists alike. He’s considered a passionate defender of the president but also someone who will advocate for more press access and the smoother flow of information.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/josh-earnest-heads-to-the-podium-108138.html?hp=f1

Caricature tomb of the unseen soldier

Caricature de JOHN TREVER, THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

vendredi 20 juin 2014

Keb' Mo' nouvel album BLUESAmericana

Je suis un fan de Keb' Mo' depuis son tout premier album, voici "Old me better" tiré du nouvel album.

Chronique dans le Show du midi à CHOIX radio X: Baseball!


Lien pour la discussion d'aujourd'hui avec Marc-André Lors dur les ondes du 98,1 à Québec: http://quebec.radiox.com/emission/dupont_le_midi/article/lhistoire_du_baseball

Caricature retour en Irak

Caricature de HAJO DE REIJGER, THE NETHERLANDS

Caricature Espagne: deux monarques abdiquent

Caricature de CHRISTO KOMARNITSKI, BULGARIA

Caricature Dick Cheney: rarement un Président aussi mal avisé qu'Obama? Vraiment?

Caricature de MILT PRIGGEE, WWW.MILTPRIGGEE.COM

Caricature Irak: changement perceptible

Caricature de PANGLI , CHINA DAILY

Caricature Irak: Obama et "son" conseiller

Caricature de TIM EAGAN, DEEP COVER

Caricature Obama et les conseillers en Irak

Caricature de NATE BEELER, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Caricature Dick Cheney et l'Irak:du renfort?

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

France et antisémitisme? Article du Washington Post


Le Post s'intéresse à ce qu'il considère être une nouvelle vague d'antisémitisme. On y parle de l'humoriste Dieudonné (photo) bien sûr, mais on élargit le cadre.

 "Anti-Semitism has ebbed and flowed both here and throughout the region since the end of World War II, with outbreaks of violence and international terrorism — particularly in the 1980s and early 2000s — often linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Jewish leaders here are now warning of a recent and fundamental shift tied to a spurt of homegrown anti-Semitism.

Earlier this month, authorities arrested Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French national, and charged him with the May killings of four people inside a Jewish museum in Brussels. Nemmouche allegedly launched his attack after a tour of duty with rebels in Syria, prompting a wave of fear of additional violence to come here as more of the hundreds of French nationals fighting there make their way home.

 In a country that is home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, the first three months of the year saw reported acts of anti-Semitic violence in France skyrocket to 140 incidents, a 40 percent increase from the same period last year. This month, two young Jewish men were jumped and severely beaten on their way to synagogue in an eastern suburb of Paris.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-new-anti-semitism-rising-in-france/2014/06/19/1da8ae34-1a71-4f50-893a-9842af51e3ce_story.html?hpid=z5

Plan B pour l'Irak

Caricature de PARESH NATH, THE KHALEEJ TIMES, UAE

 Est-ce possible de stabiliser l'Irak? Voici une suggestion de Fareed Zakaria. On peut lire Zakaria dans le Washington Post et l'écouter sur CNN.

 "Plan B should be an enclave strategy. The United States should recognize that Iraq is turning into a country of enclaves and work to ensure that these regions stay as stable, terrorism-free and open as possible. The Kurdish enclave, bolstered by having captured the vital city of Kirkuk, is already a success story. The Shiite region of the south can be stable. It will be possible to work with countries such as Saudi Arabia and Jordan to influence the Sunni groups in the middle of the country, purging terrorists and empowering moderate Sunnis.

A comparable strategy in Syria would allow groups such as the Kurds and Sunnis to protect their own areas from Bashar al-Assad’s brutality but recognize that they will not be able to topple the regime. There will be places where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and similar groups gain strength. In those areas, Washington would have to use drones, counterintelligence and occasional Special Operations forces strikes — just as it does in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The world of enclaves already exists. Washington simply has to realize that parts of Iraq are now in it.

La totalité de la réflexion:
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-an-enclave-strategy-for-iraq/2014/06/19/e06d8938-f7ea-11e3-a606-946fd632f9f1_story.html?hpid=z3

Caricature Bush et Obama: regrets respectifs...

Caricature de PATRICK CHAPPATTE, THE INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES

jeudi 19 juin 2014

Manaus: la Coupe du monde, un stade et puis après?


Construire un stade dans la célèbre forêt amazonienne à des centaines de kilomètres des autres stades et des concentrations de population. Un stade de 300 millions de dollars pour quatre parties de la Coupe du monde... Ça vaut le coup à long terme? L'équipe américaine jouera à Manaus et le Washington Post s'intéresse au dossier du stade.

 “We have this new stadium and it’s beautiful,” da Silva said. “But after three or four games, it’ll be useless. People will still need schools, still need hospitals.”

 The complaints are similar to those voiced in other host cities, where citizens have watched the government pour billions of dollars into hosting 64 soccer matches. Despite the best efforts of protesters opposed to the spending, people throughout Brazil accepted they couldn’t stop the tournament. Now that it’s underway, many in Manaus realize it’s a chance to showcase their unique city — its 117-year-old opera house, its bouncy boi bumba and forro music, and the grilled jaraqui and tambaqui fishes, pulled right out of the Amazon waters.

“The Cup is here, the money is spent,” da Silva said. “We should use it for good. Here, people think we only have forest and monkeys and tribes. No, there’s a lot of things to do.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/manaus-celebrates-its-world-cup-games-in-the-amazon-rain-forest-even-as-some-wonder-why/2014/06/17/a877d520-f645-11e3-afdf-f7ffea8c744a_story.html?hpid=z1

Hillary Clinton hésitante sur le racisme...


Hillary Clinton poursuit la tournée promotionnelle de son livre et participe occasionnellement à des rencontres publiques. Récemment elle s'est montrée évasive sur le racisme dont aurait été victime le Président Obama. Une autre manifestation de son intérêt pour la campagne présidentielle 2016? Hillary Clinton est déjà en campagne...

 "Why does talking about race make Clinton uncomfortable? She sidestepped the initial question with the "no one will agree with the president" line, but when Amanpour tried to bring her back to race, Clinton demurred that racism was "too broad" of a label, adding that sexism and homophobia are also problems. You don't say!

The simple explanation is that Clinton, in full-on presidential run mode (despite her insistence that she hasn’t yet decided) was cautious of turning off voters who fear the racism label, whether it is justified or not.

The less simple explanation is that race isn’t easy for very many people to talk about in America, particularly in a public setting.

Even President Barack Obama, who has increasingly started talking about race in a more personal way, was quoted by the New York Times in 2009 -- after a five-second hesitation -- saying, “I’m not somebody who believes that constantly talking about race somehow solves racial tensions.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/hillary-clinton-s-stumble-over-race

"Nous voulons Hillary": message des sénateurs pour Joe Biden


Aucun appui démocrate au Sénat pour Joe Biden... Inévitable la candidature d'Hillary?

 "Such deep support for a potential candidate this early on, practically unheard of in presidential politics, reflects the deep hold Clinton has over her party and the sense among senators that there are no other viable options to keep the presidency in Democratic hands. But the fact that senators with whom he worked alongside for decades wouldn’t at least stay on the sidelines so long before the election — as Biden is openly flirting with a run in 2016 — is also a personal and political repudiation of the vice president.

Under the traditional rules of politics, Biden could presumably count on at least some of his fellow Senate Democrats. He spent more than three decades as a Delaware senator, raising big bucks for his Senate colleagues, teaming up on legislation and yukking it up in countless private lunches and dinners.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/joe-biden-senate-want-hillary-clinton-108040.html?hp=t2_s

mercredi 18 juin 2014

Caricature l'Axe du mal au secours d'Obama

Caricature de MARIAN KEMENSKY, SLOVAKIA

Caricature Obama et Nixon

Caricature de PARESH NATH, THE KHALEEJ TIMES, UAE

Caricature politique étrange ou étrangère pour Obama?

Caricature de RICK MCKEE, THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Chronique à Radio-Canada cet après-midi: Redskins, sécurité ferroviaire et encore Hillary Clinton!


La chronique début à 16h11 sur l'audio fil du 18 juin:

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/radio-canada_cet_apres-midi/2013-2014/index.asp

Caricature Redskins: pénalité pour nom antisportif

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature axe États-Unis-Iran en Irak

Caricature de PATRICK CHAPPATTE, LE TEMPS, SWITZERLAND

Caricature sang américain

Caricature de BILL DAY, CAGLE CARTOONS

Caricature Irak: tout ça pour rien?

Caricature de JOHN COLE, THE SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE

John Oliver et les Redskins

Redskins de Washington: le Bureau américain des brevets rejette la marque déposée


Il y a longtemps que plusieurs américains considèrent que le nom de l'équipe de football de la capitale américaine est insultant pour les représentants des Premières Nations.  Cette décision leur donne raison aujourd'hui.  Si ce jugement ne peut obliger les Redskins à changer le nom de la concession, il les empêche de faire de profits en vendant des produits associés à ce nom.

  "The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.”

The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.

 “This victory was a long time coming and reflects the hard work of many attorneys at our firm,” said lead attorney Jesse Witten, of Drinker Biddle & Reath.

Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that “may disparage” individuals or groups or “bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling pertains to six different trademarks associated with the team, each containing the word “Redskin.”

“We are extraordinarily gratified to have prevailed in this case,” Alfred Putnam Jr., the chairman of Drinker Biddle & Reath, said. “The dedication and professionalism of our attorneys and the determination of our clients have resulted in a milestone victory that will serve as an historic precedent.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/us-patent-office-cancels-redskins-trademark-registration-says-name-is-disparaging/2014/06/18/e7737bb8-f6ee-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html?hpid=z1

Il faut sauver le soldat Bergdahl


Cet article de POLITICO récupère habilement le titre du film de Spielberg (Saving private Ryan) pour présenter l'histoire d'un des militaires qui fut blessés en tentant de retrouver celui qu'il considérait comme un déserteur. Un récit particulièrement intéressant.

 "The night Bergdahl disappeared, C. and some of his crew were at the Special Operations op-center on a base in Afghanistan. C. was handed a sheet with details on Bergdahl. As C. remembers it, the paper was pretty clear: “that he had gone AWOL.” There was still some confusion surrounding the events, but “Bergdahl’s buddies were saying pretty decisively that he had walked off the base and deserted his post,” says C. “We were informed that he’d gone into town, where he was asking people if they spoke English, and he’d gotten himself captured by Taliban.”

Having read the report, C. remembers turning to a member of his crew and saying, “This kid is going to get people hurt or killed trying to get him back.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/wounded-looking-for-bowe-bergdahl-107955.html?hp=pm_1#.U6Gf__l5PAw

Caricature Bill et Hillary: dumb and dumber?

Caricature de MILT PRIGGEE, WWW.MILTPRIGGEE.COM

Crise du pétrole: ces trains qui explosent



Si les événements de Lac-Mégantic ont forcé ou accéléré la réflexion sur le transport de matières dangereuses, on dénombre aussi plusieurs cas de déversements de pétrole au sud de notre frontière. On s'inquiète de plus en plus pour la sécurité. Et il y a un lien avec le projet Keystone XL...

 "Members of Congress are joining the call for more action.

 “The boom in domestic oil production has turned many railways and small communities across our country into de facto oil pipelines, and the gold-rush-type phenomenon has unfortunately put our regulators behind the eight ball,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has been pushing for stricter safety and disclosure rules. “It has become abundantly clear that there are a whole slew of freight rail safety measures that, while for many years have been moving through the gears of bureaucracy, must now be approved and implemented in haste.”

Sierra Club staff attorney Devorah Ancel said the rising damage toll should “ring alarm bells in the minds of our decision-makers, from cities all the way up to Congress and the president.”

“Our fear is that the regulators are being pushed over by the industry,” she said. Like the oil boom itself, the surge in oil-train traffic has come much faster than anyone expected. Meanwhile, the trains face less onerous regulations than other ways of moving oil, including pipelines like TransCanada’s Keystone XL project.

 Keystone, which would carry oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, has waited more than five years for a permit from the Obama administration while provoking a national debate about climate change. But no White House approval was needed for all the trains carrying Canadian oil into the United States. In fact, freight railroads in the U.S. are considered “common carriers” for hazardous materials, meaning they can’t refuse to ship it as long as it meets federal guidelines.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/exploding-oil-trains-energy-environment-107966.html?hp=t1

Caricature ISIS et la guerre au terrorisme

Caricature de SCHOT, DE VOLKSKRANT, NETHERLANDS

Caricature terrorisme moderne et retour au Moyen-Âge...

Caricature de SCHOT, DE VOLKSKRANT, NETHERLANDS