Category Archives: Human Rights

The importance of being Charlie

The terrorist attack against the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were left dead this Wednesday in Paris (and which was followed by the killing of 5 more people on Thursday and Friday by a third gunman, … Continue reading

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The little boy and the wrecked Santa

Last year, on Christmas Eve, I was rushing into a big music store in Paris, to get the last-minute gifts, and there, before the entrance escalator, was this homeless man. He was maybe around 55, half-dressed like Santa, but other … Continue reading

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Four good reasons why you shouldn’t buy Apple

Failing software, poor materials, modern slavery issues, marketing hypocrisy: here’s why you’d better keep away from the widely overrated fruit From the computers’ Paleolithic to 2009, I’ve always run on PC. For endless years, just like many of you, I’ve … Continue reading

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Self-immolating Tibetans: a desperate cry for help

Twelve Tibetan nuns, monks, and former monks have self-immolated in the eastern part of what was once Tibet since last March, in an act of desperation amidst renewed Chinese repression. Eight of them were between age 17 and 21. At … Continue reading

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Rethinking, rebuilding: Democracy

Democracy, seen as a process of decision making based on the sheer majority rule, can be to many extents not only extremely approximative, but often deeply unfair, to the point of being inhuman. I see majority rule somehow as a … Continue reading

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“Waltz with Bashir”

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“What Remains of Us”

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