Evan Jones

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Université de Sydney - Australie

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  • France: Illusions and Debasement

    Australia overnight breaks the contract with Naval Group to supply 12 diesel powered submarines, costing tens of billions of Australian dollars.France suffers double humiliation: one by the US/UK/Australia troika, two due to the wilful subjugation of the French governing class to US imperatives. Here follows a translation of Bertrand Renouvin's condemnation of France's subservience.
  • Industrial agriculture and Brittany's algae problem

    Green algae has been a problem on Breton beaches for half a century. So also the nitrates levels in Breton watercourses. Breton intensive agriculture, addicted to nitrogenous fertiliser, produces not merely pig and chickens but nitrates-heavy manure. The situation is at an impasse. Meanwhile, intensive agriculture suffers from its own internal contradictions.
  • François Ruffin and Mediapart

    The relatively unsympathetic treatment of La France insoumise is strange. In particular, the orientation of François Ruffin is sympatico with multiple Mediapart journalists. What's going on?
  • Covid-19 Hits the French Health System

    The French public health system, facing ongoing deficits, has long been subject to dismantling in the face of neoliberal ideology and private sector lobbies. Yet this debilitated sector is at the front line in confronting the pandemic, further hampered by Macron's and the government's indifference and incompetence. No lessons have been learned as Macron promises more of the same post-Covid.
  • The US' and GE's war on Alstom

    Frédéric Pierucci was jailed for 25 months in US prisons, patsy for the US' crippling of Alstom and GE's takeover of Alstom Energy. This was facilitated by various French parties in a complicity amounting to economic treason, given Alstom's crucial significance to the French economy. Now the sellout is playing out in GE's dismantling of capacity at Belfort. Whence the 'dirigisme'?