mardi, mai 23, 2017

OTAN : leur premier sommet : Christine Ockrent (France Culture)

OTAN : leur premier sommet 
France Culture     Affaires étrangères     Christine Ockrent
Le 25 mai prochain, l’Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord se réunit en sommet à Bruxelles, ce sera une première pour Emmanuel Macron et pour Donald Trump qui n'est pas venu en Europe depuis son investiture. A l'approche de ce sommet très politique, quels en sont les facettes et les enjeux ?


jeudi, mai 18, 2017

Irlande : le Brexit pourrait-il pousser à la réunification? (France Culture)

Rencontre entre Michel Barnier,
le membre de la Commission Européenne en charge des négociations du Brexit,
avec le premier ministre irlandais, Enda Kenny, à Dublin, 11 mai 2017
• Crédits : Paul Faith - Reuters
Irlande : le Brexit pourrait-il pousser à la réunification?
Frontières sous haute tension (4) 
France Culture     CulturesMonde     par Florian Delorme

Le référendum sur le brexit en juin dernier a fait resurgir la question des frontières entre l'Irlande du nord et la République d'Irlande : quelle place occupe-t-elle dans les négociations avec l'Union européenne? Dans quelle mesure le Brexit réveille-t-il les fantômes de la guerre?

Intervenants :
Christophe Gillissen : Maître de conférence de civilisation britannique et irlandaise à l'Université de Caen Normandie
Cathal McCall : Professeur de politique et d’études internationales, éminent spécialiste des questions frontalières, à la Queen’s University de Belfast.
Agnès Maillot : Professeure à l’Université de Dublin (Dublin City University)

mercredi, mai 17, 2017

Scottish Independence: Journey to Yes #11: Kathi

Ajoutée le 17 mai 2017
Info text from YouTube page -

Kathi left East Germany when the wall fell (1989) to study in Scotland. She now works as a language teacher and lives with her British family in the Scottish Borders. Kathi and her family are just one of many who now face the agonising wait to see what their post-Brexit future in Scotland will be. 

Kathi discusses ideas of nationalism and her experience of Scotland as an open and international country where anyone can be Scottish if they choose. 

After voting No in the first independence referendum, Brexit proved to be the catalyst for Kathi to find out more about the viability of an independent Scotland. 

Kathi began to distrust her traditional news choices in favour of The National and new media Wings Over Scotland and Bella Caledonia

Kathi has reached the view that Scotland can be a successful country and needs to go in its own direction unhampered by Westminster. Kathi has become increasingly active politically and now runs the twitter operation of Germans for Independence at Germans for ScotRef

In a short time Kathi has built a strong online community of Germans, Europeans and Internationals who have embraced the idea of self-determination for Scotland. 

EU Nationals' voice may prove vital in the next referendum. After a year since the Brexit vote, the UK Govt and Ruth Davidson's Scottish Tories have provided no guarantees for EU Nationals and the attempt to move the next referendum beyond the EU exit date will deny the voices of 160,000 of our EU friends.

1st episode in 2nd series.

dimanche, mai 14, 2017

Mondialistes contre nationalistes, vraiment ? (France Culture)

Jean-François Bayart, politiste, professeur à l'IHEID de Genève
• Crédits : Sylvain Bourmeau - Radio France
Mondialistes contre nationalistes, vraiment ?
France Culture   La Suite dans les idées  

Et si, pour comprendre les évolutions politiques à l'échelle de la planète depuis deux siècles, il ne fallait pas surtout pas opposer mondialisation et états-nations mais plutôt souligner leurs imbrications. C'est la thèse aussi originale que pertinente du politiste Jean-François Bayart.


vendredi, mai 12, 2017

Caltonjock: Declassified CIA files: 1974 US & Soviet nuclear sub crash off Scotland

2017 Declassified CIA files: 
1974 US & Soviet nuclear sub crash off Scotland
‘could have sparked global war’

Newly declassified CIA files indicate that a US submarine laden with 160 warheads collided with a Soviet vessel off the coast of Scotland in 1974. Experts say it could easily have caused nuclear war. The files seem to confirm the long-rumoured Cold War incident occurred near Holy Loch, Argyll, where the US once had a permanent nuclear base. Chillingly, the crash took place just 30 miles (48km) off the coast of Glasgow.
Read 'Caltonjock' article 

The Guardian: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

The great British Brexit robbery: 
how our democracy was hijacked
Carole Cadwalladr 
(The Guardian, 7 May 2017)

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?

"There are three strands to this story. How the foundations of an authoritarian surveillance state are being laid in the US. How British democracy was subverted through a covert, far-reaching plan of coordination enabled by a US billionaire. And how we are in the midst of a massive land grab for power by billionaires via our data. Data which is being silently amassed, harvested and stored. Whoever owns this data owns the future."
Read Guardian article

jeudi, mai 11, 2017

Àrd-Ollamh Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh: Corpas na Gàidhlig

Ajoutée le 16 juin 2016
Tha Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh a' bruidhinn ri Gordon Wells mu dheidhinn "Leacag" - Leasachadh Corpais na Gàidhlig - pròiseact a tha Oilthigh Ghlaschu a' co-òrdanachadh fo bhratach Shoillse.