War in Ukraine: the Bankruptcy of Nuclear Deterrence
The war which Vladimir Putin declared on 24 February 2022 against Ukraine, and de facto against Europe, will surprise only people who have veiled their faces and blocked their ears for decades... and who continue to do so.
Other time, other spirit. On 8 December 1987, Gorbachev and Reagan signed the Washington Treaty which eliminated the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) from Europe, preparing the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the End of the Cold War.
If France’s leaders had heard the calls (...)
A French presidential candidate goes on hunger strike
from Jean-Marie Matagne, 7 January 2022
I heard on the radio this morning that 12 people including Pierre Larrouturou and Anne Hessel were beginning a hunger strike in Paris today with the aim of bringing the left-wing parties and ecologists to agree on presenting a single candidate for the upcoming presidential election.
Having taken part in the Popular Primary, I approve this aim, on condition that the government programme that this candidate will defends includes France’s participation (...)
Media release, Saintes, 10 November 2021
On November 9, M. Macron gave probably the best of his speeches in the "Covid" period, the most clever and seductive. In it he credited himself - with unaccustomed modesty, since he said "we" instead of "I" - with the presumed success of the battle against Covid, which began badly, however, and with the supposed economic effects of his health decisions.
But we should not be taken in by his sleight of hand. For example this passage: "Work is our (...)