« Macron – MbS: A murderous connection » is a series about the relations between the French State and Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the relationships between their current heads of States, Emmanuel Macron and Mohammed bin Salman, on the war in Yemen fueled by French arms and on Saudi oil in the context of a climate and energy crisis – Nicolas Barbier, researcher and journalist (PhD in geography).
Going against the flow is a docuseries and an investigation on the quality of surface and underground water across the European Union.
In the U.S. democracy as in other western democracies, crowds often rush to vote for the lesser of two evils: Biden rather than Trump over there, Macron rather than Le Pen here, etc. But, by the way, what do people who voted for Biden really stand for?
IF MY CONTINENT WEREN’T SO RUTHLESS WITH AFRICAN « ECONOMIC » REFUGEES
It is the third and final part of my investigation on African « economic » refugees. This last part is by far the richest. It is critical to fully understand the situation and stories of refugees in their human, economic, geographic, political, social and legal dimensions.
As the protests and struggle related to the murder of George Floyd (an unarmed Black man) by the police continue and may ratchet up, we should record, analyze and remember the different levels of brutality used by authorities in different places across the country. Each member of these authorities has got a great opportunity to solve his or her problems, respect themselves and behave as responsible adults respectful of all protesters. Now is the time to invite protesters to discuss in earnest what they need to thrive in their neighborhoods and to meet these needs. You respect them first. You do not send the police or national guard. You respect them. Or else, you authorities will once again be remembered as unhinged individuals, voluntarily addicted to brutality, hidden behind guns. Your choice between sanity and insanity.