• Fethi Benslama : « On fabrique de la chair à jihad industriellement »
    http://mobile.lesinrocks.com/2016/05/15/actualite/fethi-benslama-11827292

    En effet, toute radicalisation ne se traduit pas par la violence, sinon nous aurions des centaines de milliers de tueurs et pas seulement du côté jihadisme. Mais l’une des valeurs de l’occident moderne, probablement la plus sacrée, celle de la vie, nous voile la réalité ordinaire du désir de mourir et des passages à l’acte. Il y a en France, chaque année, environ 200.000 tentatives de suicide, 10 000 personnes en meurent, dont 1000 jeunes. Mon hypothèse est que la radicalisation violente consiste à transformer en autosacrifice des pulsions suicidaires chez des jeunes happés par l’imaginaire fanatique d’un autre monde meilleur, et d’un au-delà merveilleux. Il faut garder à l’esprit que l’une des difficultés du passage adolescence est le trouble des limites entre la vie et la mort. Certains font des tentatives de suicides mais ne veulent pas mourir, ils aspirent à devenir d’autres personnes en traversant la mort. Après tout, la résurrection est un fondement de la foi chrétienne. Devenir un autre en allant au bout de soi-même, c’est aussi la visée des sports et des aventures extrêmes. D’autre part, il y a des délinquants qui sont prêts à anoblir leurs pulsions antisociales en actes héroïques au service d’une cause suprême. Ils peuvent donc poursuivre leurs exactions au nom d’une loi supérieure, et quoi de plus haut que Dieu ? Il se trouve qu’il y a des suicidaires qui sont en même temps des délinquants et qui veulent se recycler en tuant et en se tuant ; ils se purifient avec le sang des autres. Voilà ceux que la propagande de Daech capte dans ses filets. Un jour, un jeune dans état d’indifférence glaçante m’a dit : “je suis déjà mort, rien ne peut plus m’arriver”. Quelle puissance dans l’impuissance ! Nous savons cliniquement qu’il arrive que des personnes meurent subjectivement, tout en restant vivantes. Nous appelons cela la mort du sujet. Le vivant-mort acquiert une puissance extraordinaire, s’il est recruté pour une cause sacrée et transformé en une sainte arme de destruction de masse.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/623310 via gwyneth bison


  • Notes on Re-designing B.J.S. Cahill’s Butterfly World Map
    http://www.genekeyes.com/Redesigning-Cahill.html

    Pages web de Gene Keyes sur la genèse de la #projection #Cahill-Keyes dont on a déjà parlé ici https://seenthis.net/messages/206034
    http://fil.rezo.net/genekeyes
    http://bl.ocks.org/espinielli/5689783
    https://seenthis.net/messages/620293

    Keyes a aussi publié une #critique très complète de la projection #Dymaxion de Buckminster Fuller
    http://www.genekeyes.com/FULLER/10.deg.fmap3-edge-sc-1.jpg
    ça commence ici :
    http://www.genekeyes.com/FULLER/BF-1-intro.html

    Pour résumer rapidement : Fuller a créé sa projection 30 ans après Cahill, pour régler (en moins bien) les questions déjà réglées par Cahill. Sur le plan des déformations, il y a de gros soucis (Norvège, Corée) ; la carte est très complexe, sans symétrie ni nécessité particulière, elle n’a pas d’équateur ; enfin là où la carte de Cahill est composée de 8 triangles de 10000km de côté, la carte de Fuller n’a pas d’échelle compréhensible, son graticule est tout fou, etc.

    #pédagogie #cartographie #monde

    https://seenthis.net/messages/623409 via Fil


  • The Hebrew neo-Nazis -
    By Gideon Levy | Aug. 20, 2017 | 4:43 AM
    http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.807833
    http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.807887.1503206589!/image/3652053350.jpg_gen/derivatives/headline_1200x630/3652053350.jpg

    Why Israelis are remaining silent about U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about ’many fine people’ taking part in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

    Israel has no moral right to judge U.S. President Donald Trump over his forgiving remarks about the neo-Nazis in his country. First, Israel wasn’t really shocked by what he said. After all, it is willing to accept anything from anyone who supports the Israeli occupation. That’s axiomatic at this point. Whether it’s a Hungarian fascist or an American neo-Nazi, as long as they support the occupation – even if they secretly hate Jews – they are considered friends of Israel and moral people.

    The best of the “friends of Israel” today are fascists and evangelicals, xenophobes and Islamophobes. What’s most important is that they support the occupation. It’s only opponents of the occupation who are anti-Semites, and we will mount a special effort to combat them. We will forgive everyone else.

    But there is also another reason for Israelis’ silence. It recalls the Yiddish saying about betrayal of one’s own guilt – that the thief thinks his hat is on fire. Neo-Nazis? We have a lot of our own “Made in Israel,” Hebrew equivalents of neo-Nazis, and the opposition to them in Israel is less than to neo-Nazis in the United States. A resolute counter-demonstration was organized by liberals in the face of the march in Charlottesville. What about here?

    The sacred symmetry that Trump tried to create between attacker and attacked, between assailant and defender, between incitement and protest, between justice and evil – that was invented in Israel. Here we have the occupier and the occupied, a violent and at times even murderous right wing and a left wing that has never murdered, but they are deemed comparable.

    Any assault by settlement thugs on Palestinian farmers on their own land is deemed a “clash.” Any Palestinian protest against the violence of the occupier is considered a “disturbance of the peace.” It’s a symmetrical brawl between the two peoples’ shepherds. After all, there are good and bad people among the settlers – just as Trump said with regard to his “alt-right.”

    The Israeli alt-right is not neo-Nazi. But a thousand neo-Nazi flowers bloom on its margins that no one thinks about weeding out. Fascism in Israel has long been accepted. Neo-Nazis haven’t, but the distinction between the two is vague. If the extremist Lehava organization isn’t neo-Nazi, what is? If Beitar Jerusalem’s La Familia fan group isn’t neo-Nazi, what is? If the firebombing of the Dawabsheh family home in the West Bank village of Duma and the kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir aren’t neo-Nazi acts, what are? And what about the Arabic-language highway sign near the settlement of Halamish declaring: “This area is under the control of the Jews. The entry of Arabs is forbidden and constitutes a risk to your life!”

    The flag parade by Jews on Jerusalem Day is a state-sponsored neo-Nazi provocation, like the Purim rioting in Hebron. The Jewish community in Hebron is in essence neo-Nazi. Go see, judge for yourself. And the pools and Jewish communities along the way that are closed to Arabs? What will they do to any Arab who breaks the rules and sneaks into the Jewish swimming pool in Kochav Ya’ir – an Israeli community of people from the virtuous center-left, where a majority of voters support the enlightened Yesh Atid and Zionist Union parties? And what will they do in the Galilee community of Nofit if Arabs build houses there after expansion plans? After all, it’s not hard for us to imagine these people on the Zionist left objecting, even using unpleasant means, to Arabs coming into their communities.

    The plan for surrender proposed by MK Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) is neo-Nazi, despite all his protests. Among the three options he would provide to the Palestinians, there isn’t even one that is humane – and the third calls for their expulsion and destruction. What else do we need? And his wife’s objection to giving birth in the same room as a woman of the inferior race is also neo-Nazi.

    Social media is full of frightful neo-Nazi statements – from wishing for the death of every dying Palestinian child, to similar wishes to those who tell the children’s stories. You cannot write this off as just as “a handful of deviants.” That, too, is the spirit of the times.

    We cannot ignore the sentiments in this country, where there is a policy of organized and institutionalized racism against African asylum seekers. Pre-fascist sentiments are taking hold here – with manifestations of state-sponsored neo-Nazism – more than in any other Western country.

    In the West, most contemptuous efforts are directed against foreigners. In Israel, they are directed mostly against the people who are native to the country. Complaining about Trump? That would already be the height of hypocrisy.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/623322 via Loutre



  • John Lanchester reviews ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Tim Wu, ‘Chaos Monkeys’ by Antonio García Martínez and ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ by Jonathan Taplin · LRB 17 August 2017
    https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

    The movie Zuckerberg is a highly credible character, a computer genius located somewhere on the autistic spectrum with minimal to non-existent social skills. But that’s not what the man is really like. In real life, Zuckerberg was studying for a degree with a double concentration in computer science and – this is the part people tend to forget – psychology.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/622508 via Kassem


  • Esclave et torturé en Libye, Mamadou, réfugié soudanais, se reconstruit doucement dans la vallée de la Roya | Bondy Blog
    http://www.bondyblog.fr/201708081300/esclave-et-torture-en-libye-mamadou-refugie-soudanais-se-reconstruit-douce

    La cour d’appel d’Aix-en-Provence a condamné ce mardi Cédric Herrou à 4 mois de prison avec sursis pour avoir pris en charge quelques 200 migrants sur le sol italien. Le Bondy Blog vous propose de (re)lire le portrait de Mamadou, réfugié soudanais, qui se reconstruit depuis un an à Breil, village de la vallée de la Roya, là-même où l’agriculteur a été arrêté pour aide aux migrants.


  • Argentina activist missing after indigenous people evicted from Benetton land | World news | The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/argentina-santiago-maldonado-benetton-missing-activist
    https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cf5d4921d387d7b3c154fa953041c0969fadc48a/0_131_5760_3456/master/5760.jpg?w=1200&h=630&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=crop&crop=faces%2Centropy&bm=normal&ba=bottom%2Cleft&blend64=aHR0cHM6Ly91cGxvYWRzLmd1aW0uY28udWsvMjAxNi8wNS8yNS9vdmVybGF5LWxvZ28tMTIwMC05MF9vcHQucG5n&s=660b28ae7bbcb3fec41b3562c48b41d5

    Argentina’s government has offered a reward for information about the whereabouts of a missing activist who was last seen when security forces evicted a group of Mapuche Indians from lands in Patagonia owned by the Italian clothing company Benetton.

    The $27,000 reward offered on Tuesday comes a day after a United Nations committee said the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado required urgent action by the administration of Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri.

    Maldonado’s disappearance has cast a fresh light on the simmering conflict between the Mapuche indigenous people and Benetton, which owns a swath of territory larger than Luxembourg where it grazes sheep to produce wool.

    The Mapuches claim part of the Benetton-owned land as ancestral territory and the conflict has often erupted into violent protest.

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the former president and Macri’s bitter rival, waded into the row earlier this week, tweeting photos of Maldonado with the comment: “Santiago must reappear. And he must reappear alive.”


  • Les «#filles de ménage», des #enfants tenus en #esclavage
    http://geopolis.francetvinfo.fr/les-filles-de-menage-des-enfants-tenus-en-esclavage-151825

    Les employés de maison sont particulièrement nombreux en Afrique. Une tradition culturelle, mais aussi une nécessité avec l’accroissement du #travail des #femmes. Mais ce secteur est particulièrement opaque et les abus à l’encontre de mineurs sont fréquents. Il n’est pas rare de faire travailler des enfants de 10 ans et de leur faire subir un enfer.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/620591 via AF_Sobocinski


  • #Séries, #divertissement, #télé-réalité : #écrans et imaginaires
    « Manière de voir » #154, août - septembre 2017
    https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/mav/154 #st
    https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L300xH372/arton57754-765b2.jpg

    Une Chinoise qui, dans une émission de télé-réalité, déclare qu’elle préfère « pleurer dans une BMW que rire sur une bicyclette » ; l’écho d’un feuilleton turc dans le monde arabe ; la critique sociale incisive de « The Wire » ou de « Black Mirror »… Partout, la télévision joue avec les fantasmes et, l’air de rien, brasse les rêves et les idéologies.