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Aug 28, 2013

World

Albert Einstein on racism and segregation

There is a separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.

Albert Einstein, in May 1946, during a speech at the campus of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University.

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Aug 28, 2013

World

Martin Luther King ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech – August 28, 1963
Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Learn more about the Great March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s speech here.




Nov 7, 2012

Opinion

Martin Luther King Jr. and Obama’s election: Free at last? (2)
Round 2: Four more years

President Barack Obama wins a second term. Barack Obama had been re-elected and his re-election has been celebrated around the world. Even in France, Tom McGrath, president of Republicans Abroad France, says: “It’s clear that if they could vote, Europe would vote 80 per cent for Obama.” Four more years. Whether this is a good or a bad news is yet to be fully seen, but in my opinion, it may be the best of all considering the many challenges Obama is already facing in his next term. In 2009, a few days after Inauguration Day, I wrote on Obama’s election. Almost four years later, if some things have positively changed, a lot still remains to be done. Below is the post I published three years ago and I wouldn’t change a word…   Martin Luther King Jr. holds a special place in my life. When I was at school…Read more




Nov 9, 2010

Opinion

China’s Fabulous Deals: Curb Your Enthusiasm

I wish I was talking about Larry David’s TV show, but I am not. A few days ago, China’s President Hu Jintao arrived in Paris for a three-day state visit with billions of dollars in deals thrown in. When it comes to make deals during those difficult economic times, France like many other countries, is ready to look away to ‘peacefully‘ work on a ‘strategic cooperation without limits‘. How much China had to pay for this masquerade (if the contracts are honored, eventually)? $20 billion. Three years ago, I posted about Gaddafi’s visit to France: When Gaddafi met Sarkozy: faked orgasm? and it is like history is repeating again, associated with the same feeling: ‘Colonel Gaddafi must understand that our country is not a doormat on which a leader, terrorist or not, can come and wipe the blood of his crimes off his feet. France should not receive this kiss…Read more




Jul 2, 2010

Opinion

Conflict minerals: the bloody Pandora’s Box…

I usually don’t wear jewelry. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but they are definitely not mine. So when I heard about blood diamonds years ago, it didn’t come as a big disillusion. In 2007 I posted about Hotel Rwanda, Syriana, Blood Diamond… Not only entertainment. These films are informative movies the general public needs, and even if they have not been major box-office hits, they engage their audience and have an emotional impact on viewers. At least for a while. I know women who re-considered purchasing diamonds after they saw Edward Zwick’s ‘Blood Diamond’; it didn’t last long though, until Leo Di Caprio’s charm faded away. But at least, people who have seen the movie can’t ignore blood diamonds anymore. Unfortunately and despite international laws, the Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council, we are not finished with blood diamonds: according to Human Right Watch, ‘In late June…Read more





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