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It is the success of this summer. The title Organized band, which brings together Jul, SCH, Soso Maness and five other Marseille rappers, has broken all records. But one thing is obvious: no rapper has been invited to be part of the band. The only exception is Keny Arkana, who took part in the album 13’Organized, containing the title hit. At the beginning of November, eight rappers from Marseille (Saaphyra, Veemie, Tehila Ora, Lil So, Ladyland, Léna Morgan, Mina West and Mely) therefore decided to take the opposite of this testosterone sound by creating a 100% female remix. They remind those who seem to have forgotten that “Marseille we find madams”. And more, talented rappers. A way of denouncing a common ground between the masculine self and the machismo of this environment. “It’s simple: we, the Marseille rappers, we are downright transparent”, lamented Tehila Ora in 20 minutes. Lil So abounded: “It’s hard to break through when you’re a girl in a male environment…” Rather than compete with each other, these eight women bet on the sorority. A winning bet since their version of Organized Band was listened to no less than 562,000 times on YouTube in three weeks. While messages of support have poured in to salute this initiative which “Gives energy and hope” and encourages some to look at the flow of rappers, sexist messages are never far away. “Shame of Marseille”, “under the brand of rap”… Ladyland even confides in 20 Minutes having received “Messages that [lui] said that the place of women is in the kitchen ”. She adds : “When I was in the world of jazz or soul, I had never experienced that.” The proof that this remix has fulfilled its role of visibility and that it allows to convey another message.
The oldest prisoner at Guantánamo went to his last hearing before the review board with some degree of hope, something that has been rare during his 16 years held without charge at the US base in Cuba.
Saifullah Paracha, a 73-year-old Pakistani with diabetes and a heart condition, had two things going for him that he did not have in previous hearings: a favorable legal process and the electoral victory of Joe Biden.
President Donald Trump had effectively ended the Barack Obama administration’s practice of reviewing the cases of Guantanamo detainees and releasing them if incarceration was no longer deemed necessary. Now there is hope that it will resume with Biden.
“I am more hopeful now simply because we have a new administration that is not determined to ignore the existing review process,” Paracha’s attorney, Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, said after the hearing by phone from the base on Nov. 19. “I think the mere existence of that on the horizon is already hope for all of us,” he added.
Guantanamo was once a source of global outrage and a symbol of America’s excess in response to terrorism. It practically disappeared from the headlines after Obama failed to shut it down and 40 men remain in detention there.
Those seeking its closure now see a window of opportunity, hoping that Biden will find a way to prosecute those who can be prosecuted and free the rest, for the United States to ditch a detention facility that costs more than 445 million dollars a year.
Biden’s precise intentions for Guantanamo remain unclear. Transition spokesman Ned Price said the president-elect supports its closure, but it would be inappropriate to discuss his plans in detail before taking office.
“I think it’s more likely to shut down if it doesn’t become a big press issue,” said Andrea Prasow, deputy director in Washington for Human Rights Watch.
The detention center opened in 2002. The administration of President George W. Bush transformed what had been a Navy outpost in the extreme southeast of Cuba into a place to interrogate and imprison people suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda. and the Taliban after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
US authorities maintain that the men can be detained under the “law of war” for the duration of hostilities, an open-dated prospect.
At its peak in 2003, the year Paracha was captured in Thailand due to alleged links to al Qaeda, Guantanamo held some 700 prisoners from nearly 50 countries. Bush announced his intention to close it, although 242 still remained there when his presidency ended.
The Obama administration, seeking to allay concerns that some of those released had returned to the fight, established a process to ensure that returnees or resettled in third countries no longer posed a threat. He also plans to try some of the men in federal court.
But its closure effort was thwarted when Congress banned the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to the United States, either for prosecution or medical care. Obama ended up freeing 197 prisoners, leaving 41 for Trump.
In his 2016 campaign, Trump promised to “load” Guantanamo with “some bad guys,” but largely ignored the issue after rescinating Obama’s policies. His administration approved only one release, a Saudi who pleaded guilty to a military commission.
Of the remainder, seven men have cases pending before a military commission. Among them are five men accused of planning and supporting the 9/11 attacks. In addition, there are two prisoners who were convicted by commission and three face possible prosecution for the 2002 Bali bombing.
Over the years, nine inmates have died at Guantanamo: seven from apparent suicide, one from cancer, and one from a heart attack.
Paracha’s attorney raised her health concerns, including a heart attack in 2006, at her review board, speaking via secure teleconference with US defense and security agencies.
“It’s going to be intense” : mix of excitement and stress this Wednesday, at The very small bookstore, in the XXe arrondissement of Paris, three days before the reopening announced the day before by Emmanuel Macron. “People want to come back and they let us know. We must hurry “, anticipates Hervé Beligné, one of the co-managers of this brand, located in the Porte de Bagnolet district, which will celebrate his two years in December. Shops will have to respect a strict health protocol, which should be detailed Thursday by Jean Castex. “We are much less worried than in the first confinement, because we were able to maintain an activity” thanks to the sale of books to take away, details the bookseller, who nevertheless concedes “A big shortfall” over the period of November, which is very important during the year, in particular because of the literary prices.
The famous “click and collect” – which allows you to reserve a book online and collect it on site – has nevertheless enabled the bookstore to stabilize compared to 2019. Small downside to this digital option: “We sold almost exclusively adult literature and comics. For young people, it was a collapse, surely because people could no longer come and search the bookstore ”, assures the one who thanks Riad Sattouf and his volume 5 of theArab of the future, real star of containment. The store has even considered aligning itself with the standards of essential businesses, by starting to sell bread, in recent weeks, in partnership with a baker from Ménilmontant. “In the end, we didn’t use it to open. But I think we will make the project sustainable ”, Hervé smiles, convinced by the initiative.
Naza Mokhtary in the Emile youth bookstore, rue Emile Zola in Paris. Photo Marie Rouge for Liberation
In the west of the capital, rue Emile Zola (XVearrondissement), Naza Mokhtary, who has been running the Emile youth bookstore for 15 years, points to another limit for “click and collect”: an increase in the workload. Between calls, emails, orders, shipments, “Each sale takes four times longer”, she estimates, installed in the back of the shop in the middle of shelves filled with books for children. The bookseller does not want to transform “In a warehouse that scans references”, but hope “Regain contact with customers as quickly as possible”, The most beautiful “Facet of the profession” according to her.
Reconfinement, she got it first “Lived as a betrayal”, with the controversy surrounding Fnac, all of whose departments had initially remained open. Forced to put his team in partial activity, maintaining activity allowed him to stay in the nails, with “A little less than 50%” of annual turnover so far.
In front of the Emile youth bookstore in the XVe arrondissement. Photo Marie Rouge for Liberation
“Happy” of the reopening, Naza Mokhtary remains nonetheless suspicious, without a definitive health protocol. Certainly, she and her staff are better prepared than during the first confinement. This time, no need to chase masks, and the store has 15 liters of gels in stock. But two points make it tilt. The welcome gauge, first, announced at 8m2 per customer. “It’s too much” for its 44m store2. “The majority of my clients are parents with children, in strollers. I’m not going to tell them to leave them outside ”, fear the one who does not want to endorse “The role of the baton cop”.
Another problem raised: the recent assumption by the government of the costs of sending books. A system that allows booksellers to charge their customers only for postage, at the minimum legal rate, ie 0.01 euros. “It’s a windfall effect that we dislike”, assures Naza. The one who would rather “The cost of sending is real” ensures that the majority of booksellers “Would not like to send more books, but rather see people push the door, and advise them”.
Anne-Laure Vial, co-manager of the Ici bookstore, in the Grands Boulevards district. Photo Marie Rouge for Liberation
Going through the two floors of her immense Ici bookstore – the largest independent bookstore in the capital – nestled in the Grands Boulevards district, Anne-Laure Vial, co-manager, says nothing else. At Ici, the “click and collect” generated 50% of the usual revenue in November, with an average of 200 daily orders. Anne-Laure points to a dedicated shelf, as well as a multitude of orders waiting in front of the entrance. If the top floor is already presentable, this is less the case at the bottom, where piles of cardboard boxes are piled up near the shelves.
Behind the scenes, its ten employees are active. Everything should be ready for the reopening to the public on November 28. «All month ping-pong on the shelves, it was a bit violent. Even though people were very happy to be offered an alternative to Amazon ”, abounds Anne-Laure Vial. With customer feedback, however, it is a “Beautiful pressure that falls”. “We will finally be able to reconnect with cultural trade”, rejoices the co-manager. All the same remains to manage the flow of customers, in this space of about 500m2. With the signposted route, the spacing of the checkouts and the maintenance of the order pick-up counter, the co-manager remains confident. It even plans to use the café space, which will remain unusable, the bistros not being able to reopen before January. Only the literary events that the bookstore used to organize every week will be missing: “We would like to resume, but for now, it is not the priority.”
An insider revealed a new movie “Predator” with Schwarzenegger
Among all sorts of sequels, spin-offs, crossovers and reboots, the film “Predators”, perhaps, is one of the best in recent years.
While “Predator 2” was good in his own way, but “Predator” Shane Black included interesting moments, Nimrod Antal’s 2010 project is an old school action movie without finesse.
The film featured a familiar cast, with new characters diluted. They all ended up in the jungle, where they had to fight for survival. That’s the whole plot – and this is one of the reasons why “Predators” proved to be successful.
The project grossed $ 127 million at the box office with a budget of $ 40 million. What’s more, the blockbuster grossed an additional 32 million in DVD and Blu-ray sales in the United States alone, not to mention in positive viewer reviews.
Co-writer Alex Litvak stated that he would like the second part to be something in between “Die hard” and “Alien”… But after “Predator” flopped at the box office two years ago, it seemed like the franchise had come to an end.
However, it was confirmed last week that the thriller director 10 Cloverfield Dan Trachtenberg will handle the restart. Now Daniel Richtman claims there may be several Predator movies in development.
An insider hinted that 20th Century Studios is working on a film that could return either Arnold Schwarzenegger or Adrien Broad. Or they can appear together.
Disney / Fox are developing not only a prequel, but a sequel, and they want to bring back Adrian Brody and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Fans would love to see a sequel “Predators” and the return of the Austrian action star. And if the studio can find a way to incorporate it into the film, it will surely delight fans.
(ANSA) – BANGKOK, NOV 26 – Thailand has announced that it has released three Iranian citizens, detained in Bangkok for planning a bomb attack, never carried out, against Israeli diplomats in 2012. A release that, according to Tehran, constitutes an exchange the release yesterday of the Anglo-Australian researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert.
The release of the Iranians Masoud Sedaghat Zadeh and Saeed Moradi – the Thai prison authority said – took place yesterday, while the third, Mohamad Khazaei, was pardoned by the King last August. (HANDLE).
This post comes from the daily newsletter of the Culture department of Release, sent free of charge every evening.
So like that, “Culture is essential to our life as free citizens”. It is the President who said it, during his speech Tuesday evening, breaking several weeks of silence towards the place of the cultural sector, its trades, its actors. This tends to confirm that the arts and related practices can only be conceived, at least in macronia, in times of calm, once in the depths of the crisis, at dessert time, confetti, good news. Good news, Emmanuel Macron had some to share with the cultural sector after having sought to remedy the forgetfulness of his recent communication. And these did not fail to give a boost to the optimism of a good number of cinema and theater people, who saw themselves finally giving back some fragile prospects.
But any euphoria remains to be tempered, if not on the side of booksellers, record stores and art galleries which will reopen on Saturday, after not having, for book and record dealers, in the end not suffered so much economically from this reconfinement, at the cost of a very reduced social vocation and often colossal efforts to get up to the time of click & collect and distance selling – so as not to give up too vast a boulevard to online multinationals. For the others, when the schedule exists, it remains subject to fairly drastic conditions and review clause.
The onset of remission
Theaters, theaters, and exhibitions should reopen on December 15, but on condition that the current slope of daily contaminations continues its declining course to reach the threshold of 5,000 cases per day and relieve hospital services – and this, in a context of relaxation more or less controllable by the customs of the French, between Christmas shopping, Saint-Nicolas mass and hustling in the frozen logs department. While waiting to be assured of their resumption, cinema and theater operators can rejoice that the horizon of a new curfew is clarified by the establishment of a device called“Timestamp”, allowing spectators to leave the rooms until 9 p.m., with their ticket as a pass to their home. What to relax a bit of the sanitary measures (gauges, masks, distancing) which will remain very strict after the second slide that was the reconfinement for industries which were only beginning the beginning of a remission when it was necessary to turn off the light again . Despite a strict curfew imposed in 54 departments in mid-October, the cinema box office thus recorded its best week of attendance (just over 3 million admissions), and by far, on the eve of the closing, and a similar trend could be observed in many museums.
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For the others, the worlds of concerts of current music, festive arts and nightlife mainly, that is to say the most widely shared cultural practices, the tunnel has been stretching for eight months with no tangible outcome in the presidential speech. The announcement of the imminent availability of a vaccine could have made it possible to outline an even hypothetical re-fire schedule – especially for major festival events and trade fairs – but musicians, DJs and those who accompany them seem doomed to remain in the uncertainty of their fate for many months to come. Except perhaps to occur during religious services.
Priority given to religious practice
The reopening of churches, synagogues and mosques from this weekend questions the logics at work in the agenda of deconfinement that does not speak its name, since nothing in the existing scientific documentation of modes of transmission and clusters does not indicate that going to mass would be less conducive to contamination than a cinema screening, or a stroll among Matisse’s paintings – it would even be quite the reverse. In the race for the highly inflammatory shallot of the essential and the inessential, this priority devolved to religious practice in this secular country, known as the cultural exception, is either an aberration or an arrangement. politician to say the least questionable. The two-week hiatus between reopening of places of worship and that, still virtual, of the majority of places of culture, severely reduces the field of spiritual nourishment and sends us back for a fortnight to the Middle Ages, when art could not exist. admire through the prism of stained glass and the sound of the organ, in churches. Roll on the Renaissance.
Social conflicts within national drama centers (CDN) are frequent, but few result in the departure of their management, as in Limoges on Tuesday. Jean Lambert-wild, director of the Union Theater and the Academy, a higher school of dramatic art which depends on it, announced in a press release his resignation on December 31. The director’s decision taken “In conjunction with the Ministry of Culture” so that these two establishments “Can find the paths that suit them with confidence” occurs after a month and a half of mobilization.
Situation become inextricable
On October 8, a rare occurrence in this sector, employees and students had publicly denounced after a performance, the brutal management of the management couple, Jean Lambert-wild and Catherine Lefeuvre, his companion.
In order to untangle the springs of the crisis, they had met in recent weeks with the various supervisors. But the situation had become inextricable. A report from the General Directorate of Artistic Creation (DGCA) disclosed in the local press, already drew up a damning report last May: working conditions “Disturbing”, Jean Lambert-wild’s high salary (89,968 euros gross in 2018, when the national average for an equivalent position is 71,074 euros) and budget of the theater favoring its own creations.
Asked by Libé, students and members of the teaching team of the Academy described tantrums of “great violence” during which Jean Lambert-Wild could make sexist and discriminating remarks going so far as to say that people asking themselves questions on their gender suffered “Of a pathology to which the school cannot answer. The Academy is not a psychiatric hospital ”. The director denies all the acts denounced against him.
Since the announcement of the departure of Jean Lambert-wild, “It is relief”. Satisfied with having been heard by the Ministry of Culture and the communities, the employees undertook to abandon all legal proceedings against him. And welcome their commitment and union.
This post comes from the daily newsletter of the Culture department of Release, sent free of charge every evening.
The attacks of November 13 were staggering; we know it to have been dumbfounded, for a long time, by stories, images and noises, such as these explosions of automatic weapons which interrupted a rock concert, that of the Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan. Stunned, for a long time, we felt the country slip, little by little, according to the debates, security measures more and more liberticide, the crystallization of resentment, exclusion, racism; and under the shock of bewilderment, many of us have become accustomed to the worst from political decision-makers, who have not refrained from using our neurotic apathy to offer us the most repressive ideas from their box authoritative tool.
However, if we had been told, the day after that night of horror, that one day would be voted, as an indirect consequence, of the measures which would allow the police officers on duty to come to the show equipped with their service weapon, we would not know. would not have believed. Not believed because the auditorium is a haven, a meeting place where everything must be able to take place between the artists and the public – we can not help but think of all those concerts where part of the public ended up in front of our naked eyes, after indulging in furious pogos. Also because recent history is overflowing with traumatic events that occurred after individuals entered with firearms and deadly resolutions into artistic, religious or educational places, and which could not be taken seriously otherwise as ideological delusions, political speeches advocating the carrying of weapons in “pragmatic” response to the threat of shootings.
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The measure was, however, voted by the National Assembly on the night of Friday to Saturday, as part of the bill on “global security” and carried by Jean-Michel Fauvergue, LREM deputy and former police officer of elite that we knew already decided to resume with article 24 of the law “The power over the war of images”. Patron of the Raid in November 2015, Fauvergue has repeatedly expressed his own trauma upon discovering the “Mass grave” inside the Bataclan. At the Assembly, he argued that the three police officers present in the room that evening “Could not intervene” due to the ban on bringing a weapon into the enclosure. The new law aims to allow police officers to derogate from the common rule by keeping their weapon when they enter establishments open to the public, even those which prohibit it through gantries. Forgetting a thousand essential complexities, the possibility of blunder and slippage, the particular context of the auditorium (where we drink, where we distract ourselves, where we must be able to legitimately indulge in excess) , the panic effects that the unveiling of a firearm in a confined public place inevitably provokes, or the disturbance of status and responsibility that occurs when a police officer is on rest, in civilian clothes, a member of the public and possibly under the influence of alcohol or substances or bullshit, like everyone else.
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But since the escalation of violence seems unstoppable, the criticisms have become inaudible; so if the health situation allows it one day, we will return to the concert or the theater knowing that we are now working with art-loving police officers ready to intervene in the context of “The absolute necessity”, with all the ambiguity that the expression assumes, even though they did not come for that, nor necessarily in a physical or mental state to play the role of a “Additional guarantee”. Not to mention the risk that they confuse a shot, a drum roll or detonation recordings broadcast from the back of the room in a play, as we have heard in It will be fine (1) End of Louis by Joël Pommerat, created in 2015: will it then become more complicated for artists, possibly fans of explosive fireworks, to continue to create in all serenity? In the aftermath of the attacks, we noticed an impressive upsurge in enlistment in the army; the consequence of an apocalyptic event, according to the psychoanalyst Jacques André who spoke in 2016 in the columns of Libé, who saw in it the will not to defend freedom, but to “Destroy destruction”. Here we are, five years later: performing arts in France have become even less innocent.
Who said : “A good welsh never disappoints you, unlike the PS?”. Julien Poix, LFI candidate for municipal elections in Lille, in Release February 2. It’s true, the welsh is far more serious than the rogatons of politics. Especially in these times of reconfinement when we really need to comfort ourselves with this typical dish of the breweries of the North and the Opal Coast.
Welsh isn’t rocket science – cheese, beer, ham and toast – and yet it makes you invulnerable against the gloom virus. Because it nourishes, the welsh, because it warms, because we even laugh about it when we think of the annoying diets which tell us that it is a caloric abomination. So when you have a big desire, you head for Boulogne-sur-Mer, in Pas-de-Calais, where welsh, a specialty of Wales, would have landed during the First World War in the soldiers’ bowl. British.
The name “welsh rabbit” was originally a way of referring to this dish as a low-quality substitute for rabbit meat. Indeed, in the XVIIe and XVIIIe centuries, the English amused themselves by calling Welsh (welsh) counterfeits, substitutes and other products of inferior quality to the original. The name stuck, sometimes derived from welsh rarebit.
While waiting to be able to type a famous one in Boulogne-sur-Mer, here is the very simple user manual of the welsh taken from the “Great recipes from Hauts-de-France, 64 dishes from our childhood” by Yannick Hornez & Thomas Muselet.
For one person, you will need: 170 g of chester or cheddar cheese; a teaspoon of mustard; dark beer from the North; a slice of country bread; a slice of white ham; an egg ; freshly ground pepper.
In a saucepan, melt the cheese cut into pieces over low heat with a little beer, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (add the beer as you go). Off the heat, add the mustard and pepper. Mix well. Toast the toast of country bread and dip it in the beer. When the mixture is homogeneous, place the slice of ham on the slice of bread in a ramekin or in a deep plate. Cover with melted cheese. Pass the plate a little under the grill to brown lightly. Take it out of the oven, and place a fried egg on the golden cheese to obtain a “complete” welsh.
Serve the welch very hot accompanied by Worcester Sauce, a few fries, some salad and a good dark beer from the region.
(1) “Great recipes from Hauts-de-France, 64 dishes from our childhood” by Yannick Hornez & Thomas Muselet (ed. La Voix du Nord, 2018, 19.90 euros)
The psychological consequences of the health crisis are worrying. Those suffered by Covid patients to begin with. “At least 20% of them have psychological consequences: chronic anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depressive pathology. The neuro-inflammatory disturbances caused by the virus could be one of the determining factors ”, wrote the Academy of Medicine in a statement.
The consequences on the general population which undergoes its second confinement, then. “In Rennes, compared to the same period in 2019, we welcome twice as many young patients in pediatric emergencies [pour les moins de 16 ans, ndlr] for suicidal attacks, three times more for anxiety disorders with somatization [des douleurs physiques inexpliquées], and four times more for anorexic disorders ”, explains the professor of child psychiatry Sylvie Tordjman to AFP.
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During his weekly update on Thursday, the Minister of Health insisted on the subject. “The mental health of the French has deteriorated significantly […], with a consequent increase in depressive states observed on all socio-demographic profiles ”, declared Olivier Véran.
According to the CoviPrev study conducted by Public Health France, depressive disorders in the general population would indeed have significantly increased during this second wave, with a prevalence doubling between the end of September (11%) and the beginning of November (21 %). The most significant increases were observed among young people (18-24 year olds and 25-34 year olds), “Inactive” and the “People declaring a very difficult financial situation”, indicates agency data.
If the Academy of Medicine calls for making a distinction between the“Worry, sadness, even disarray” and “Depressive illness”, several populations seem particularly fragile. These are notably “People who are afraid for their jobs, those who have sick or dying close relatives, but also people with risk factors and who are afraid of falling ill”, explained Anne Giersch, researcher at Inserm, to Release.
Caregivers, on the front line in the face of the pandemic, “Are recognized at risk of presenting psychological disorders, in particular anxiety-depressive disorders and a state of post-traumatic stress, which underlines the need to take into account this dimension which could in the long term dissuade vocations”, explains the Academy of Medicine.
From the first wave, the psychology services were organized to come to the support of their colleagues. “Post-traumatic, death or other calls are managed internally. But these are people that we may see call on us in two or three months ”, predicted Eric Henry, president of the association Care for health professionals, last March.
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