“Reactions to ‘Don’t Look Up’ Completely Miss the Biodiversity Crisis”

Tribune. Like millions of spectators, I watched the film Don’t Look Up, which made me uncomfortable and troubled me. I found there what I have experienced for several years in explaining the biodiversity crisis to various audiences: at worst denial and, too often, immobility or impotent acquiescence. This film hurt me, it is so crazy … Read more

Covid-19: the fortunes of billionaires have increased more during the crisis than in the last decade, according to Oxfam

The rich are even richer two years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the NGO Oxfam, the wealth of the ten wealthiest men in the world has doubled since the beginning of the year 2020. “Growing economic, gender and racial inequalities and inequalities between countries are destroying our world”, denounces the anti-poverty … Read more

Health crisis: new call for strike Thursday in schools, colleges and high schools

Display on the door of a school on strike in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, January 13, 2022. Camille Gharbi for “Le Monde”. CAMILLE GHARBI FOR “THE WORLD” A week after a major movement, a call for a new mobilization Thursday, January 20 in schools, colleges and high schools is launched to ask “strong responses” … Read more

“The health crisis has wreaked havoc in Africa, but it has also made it possible to win debates”

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Bissau-Guinean economist Carlos Lopes, in Berlin, in May 2017. JOERG FARYS / HEINRICH BOELL FOUNDATION In Africa, … Read more

“In our territories, the crisis of our health system is an old reality”

Tribune. In France, the health crisis is a reality older than the Covid-19. Indeed, if this pandemic puts a strain on our health system, it did not wait for it to experience its first difficulties. In our territories, we have been seeing it for some time, the selflessness of healthcare professionals allows our health system … Read more

“It’s hellish what we are asked”: in the office of a school principal, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis

By Eléa Pommiers Posted today at 13:14 Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe director of an elementary school in Cergy, in Val-d’Oise, agreed to receive us in his office, the scene of his daily management of the consequences of the epidemic at school. It is 7:45 am, the sidewalks of Cergy (Val-d’Oise) are plunged into a … Read more

Distance education, the poor relation of the health crisis at school

Schoolchildren, wearing masks, work in a class at Jean-Renoir College in Boulogne-Billancourt, January 7, 2022. YIMING WOO / REUTERS “Educational continuity”, the name given by national education to distance education in times of Covid-19, has it become a principle without concrete translation on the ground? Some, in the educational community, denounce it: with pearly absences … Read more

“Ukraine emerges as the first crisis of the ‘new cold war'”

Tribune. The possibility of a Sino-Russian alliance is often downplayed. The two countries had a negative understanding, manifested by vetoes at the UN, and the same aversion to “color revolutions”. Their exchanges – gas, Russian armaments and Chinese consumer goods – did not exclude Russian mistrust and a certain Chinese contempt for the ex-big brother. … Read more

In the United States, a 2020 presidential campaign completely upset by the health crisis

Donald Trump takes off his mask upon his return from the hospital to the White House on October 5, 2020. He had been hospitalized after contracting Covid-19. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP A jostled campaign, truncated nomination conventions, a candidate hospitalized, results unveiled not on the night of the vote but four days later: the 2020 … Read more

After three months of crisis, Algiers re-establishes its ambassador in Paris

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune at Tunis-Carthage airport on December 15, 2021. FETHI BELAID / AFP After three months of absence, the Algerian ambassador will resume his duties in Paris on Thursday January 6, a gesture which should put an end, according to experts, to a serious diplomatic crisis with France on the eve of the … Read more