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“The more I have delved into the three Abrahamic faiths, the more I have become convinced that the differences among them is like the differences in branded sportswear: indistinguishable to the agnostic and heathen but a source of great pride and identity to the wearer.”

My latest article on Un Swissroll (in French)


Arthur Chrenkoff was one of my favorite bloggers in the first years of the century. His politics seems to have taken a Trumpian turn since then. But, except two silly nasties about Joe Biden, his comment on the current tragedy in Afghanistan is fitting.

Must read: long and complex but fascinating analysis by Chris Clarke
@WarringFictions on the sociology of the Labour vote, past and future.

A traditional Sea Shanty sung by Nathan Evans, a 26yo (former) postman in Scotland of TikTok fame: one of the several feel good stories from the Covid-19 lockdown
#potpourri #webpublishing

L’Etat de Genève, qui n’a perdu que le temps que le Parquet a choisi de perdre, va donc encaisser le montant de “l’avantage”…

Thanks to Swytch Bike (they deliver a great kit: front wheel with electric motor, pedal sensor and removable handlebar battery) and VeloCity, the fantastic mobile bicycle mechanics (I’m an end user, not a geek), my trusty 30yo Swiss Made Cilo is now an e-bike!

On a resolution to condemn Israel (and Israel alone) at the WHO, Switzerland didn’t vote NO like Canada, the UK or Germany. Switzerland didn’t abstain like Norway, Sweden, Finland and 29 other countries – or simply joined the 56 “absent”. Switzerland made a point of voting YES to a resolution co-sponsored by Syria, Cuba or Turkey.

Two questions to Foreign Secretary Cassis and the Federal Government:

  1. Is this a mistake, for which someone has to be sacked (as it happened recently in Uruguay)?

  2. Or is it a naked appeal to votes from dictatorships in the ill-considered candidacy of Switzerland to the UN Security Council?

My latest post (in French) on Un Swissroll. The book is in French, German and Italian.

Heidi.News présente l’occupation d’une colline destinée à l’extension d’une carrière à Eclepens comme “la première ZAD suisse”, sur le modèle de Notre-Dame des Landes qui n’est pas devenue un aéroport grâce à une action militante. Le mot squat est certes un anglicisme, mais connu de toutes et tous. Le recours à une terminologie franco-française récente, même ironiquement pseudo-administrative, y ajoute-t-il quelque chose?

Mais surtout, la chose n’a rien de nouveau, elle est inscrite depuis longtemps dans l’histoire sociale et la mémoire militante. Et aussi en dehors des problématiques de logement ou d’urbanisme: l’occupation du chantier de la centrale nucléaire de Kaiseraugst remonte à 1975…