Nadia Vadori-Gauthier: dance in resistance

January 2015. In a France bereaved by the attacks, Nadia Vadori-Gauthier decides to go out on the street and dance. Dance a minute every day, wherever it is, to impose its “sensitive presence” on the world, in response to barbarism.

Since January 14, 2015, the artist has not missed a single appointment and has posted a minute of dance daily on the Internet. Alone, with guests or in the middle of an event, in silence or with music, in the most varied places – from the Ice Palace of the Throne Fair to the Cantal mountains, via metros, RER, hospitals and museums -, day or night, in the rain or in the sun, Nadia Vadori-Gauthier improvises with a simple and deep movement, universal and accessible.

A project, of the order of performance, which she claims as a poetic action. ” Two sentences guide me, she explains. The Chinese proverb which says “drop by drop, the water ends up crossing the stone” and the quotation from Nietzsche “And one estimates lost any day when one will not have danced at least once”. For five and a half years, my minute of dance has been marking a white stone every day. »

A need for sharing

During the confinement, the performer continued to publish her videos, one minute a day, without deviating from the rule that she set for herself – in fixed shot and without montage – from her house in Gentilly, in the Paris suburbs: from bathroom in the garden up to the limits imposed by the statutory kilometer in the streets of its district. During this period, she also calls anonymous people to send her their own pictures.

She then discovers in the population an incredible desire to dance. ” The response was immediate, I spent up to 6 hours a day archiving dozens of videos, she says. I think that these images constitute an exceptional memory of the new situation that we have just lived, all these dances express the moods, the moods which crossed very diverse people – caregivers, workers, fans of Christophe in homage to the missing singer – and above all, a need for sharing, relationships… »

2,000 participants for the 2,000th

Nadia is preparing to celebrate her 2,000 todaye minute of dance. ” I couldn’t see myself doing it alone, she says. As large gatherings are no longer possible, I invite the volunteers to join me via the Zoom application, to dance together for a minute. My dream: to bring 2,000 people together for my 2,000e ! And, virtually, fill the great hall of the Chaillot National Theater where it will stand, alone, with the 1,800 empty seats in the background.

After this event, Nadia will continue to post on her website her daily dance minute. ” It’s a real commitment, she assures. Making the video of a minute of dance every day technically takes much more than a minute, but I do it day by day. The artist does not yet know how long she will continue this singular epic. One thing is certain: the world, in its march, will always need to dance.


Durov encouraged the participants “Digital resistance” to help Telegram to China and Iran

The founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov after unlocking Russia intends to make messenger more accessible in countries where it is still banned. He urged administrators to proxy servers that have worked for Russian users, to focus on Iran and China.

“We decided to direct our resources to deal with censorship in other places, where the Telegram still barred from power, in places such as Iran and China. We ask the administrators of the former proxies for Russian users focus their efforts on these countries,” wrote Mr. Durov Telegram channel. In his opinion, the activities of the movement “Digital resistance” should not stop after unlocking in Russia.

Roskomnadzor, in coordination with the state office of public Prosecutor last week has taken off with the Telegram. The messenger tried to block more than two years, but users bypass the lock. The regulator as the reason for the decision called “readiness to counter terrorism and extremism” from the Telegram.

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In Belarus arrested the head of Babariko and his son

One of the potential participants in the presidential elections in Belarus Victor Babariko arrested. Previously he was charged. What it accused the former head of the BGB, is unknown.

  • As reported in the election headquarters of Babariko, the prosecution also presented his son Edward, he is arrested. As reported his girlfriend, a young man has been accused of tax evasion.
  • Both Babariko detained on 18 June. Prior to this, Belgazprombank (owned by “Gazprom” and Gazprombank), which Victor Babariko headed until may 2020, were searched. The businessman called the raids raiding and claimed that it is a campaign directed against him. Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August.

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Over the past day in the capital died and another 20 people infected with the coronavirus, said operational headquarters. This is the lowest since April 16.


In Nigeria, the villagers pay dearly for their resistance to jihadist attacks

A village of cattle farmers razed to the ground, some 81 bodies recovered. Such is the frightening balance sheet of the attack carried out on Tuesday 9 June in the village of Felo, north-eastern Nigeria. “Some were slaughtered and others were crushed by the vehicles of the jihadists “, said Babakura Kolo, chief of the militia anti-jihadist of the locality.

This area, which is from the group known as Boko Haram, is frequently the target of terrorist attacks for more than ten years. If Boko Haram and as such there seems to be less active, one of its branches dissident group, Iswap, it multiplies the two years since the deadly attacks against the army in nigeria. ” In general, the Iswap can’t attack to civilians, but to target the army. Thus, it is likely that behind the killing of Felo is a particular issue, such as theft of livestock “, says Vincent Foucher, director of research at CNRS in the laboratory ” The Africas in the world “.

Theft of 1 000 heads livestock

The attack of Tuesday, June 9, could thus be a settling of accounts. It would make following the assassination of fighters and jihadists by the militia of the village, which defended itself against the theft of 1 000 heads of cattle. The looting of animals is indeed a common occurrence in this part of Nigeria. Poverty and the lack of work in the region in the make a resource lucrative. “The average selling price of a cow may rise to $ 500 “ writing the agency The New Humanitarian.

Armed gangs steal, to enrich themselves and to finance, in some cases, terrorist groups such as Iswap. The local populations are the first victims of this traffic. dependent of oxen, cows, sheep and goats that are used to plow, fertilize the land and transport the crops, they find themselves, deprived of their livestock completely destitute, the sale of milk and meat as their main source of income.

“While the story of the Western focuses on the terrorist threat, the villagers are more concerned with thefts of livestock that of jihadism “says Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos (1), director of research at the Institute of research for development (IRD) and a specialist in armed conflicts in sub-saharan Africa.

As a result, the villagers establish armed militias and do not hesitate to kill to defend themselves. “These are self-defence militias that take up arms, they are also violent and can kill “commented Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos.

Professionalization of the Iswap

The insurgency of jihadist since 2009 would have been 36 000 deaths and more than two million displaced people in Nigeria and around the area of lake Chad, situated between Cameroon, Chad and Niger. If the offensives of the army of nigeria, with the help of the neighboring countries were able to weaken Boko Haram, “the real change comes not from the improvement of the performance of the military, accurate Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos. It is especially as the local population, after the election of the muslim president, Muhammadu Buhari, has supported the government in its fight against the insurgents “.

Nevertheless, the violence continues, as the Iswap is organized : “the organization is gaining in efficiency by 2020, see Vincent Foucher. There is a professionalization of the group in its behavior, military “.


“Alias ​​Caracalla”, the beating heart of the Resistance

We must kill boche! “ Ulcerated by the announcement of Pétain’s capitulation to the enemy, the young Bordeaux aristocrats have only one idea in mind, to take up arms to restore the honor of France. Faced with general resignation, they surrender to the obvious: to continue the fight, you have to leave. On June 20, 1940, they embarked for North Africa before being diverted to England and joining General de Gaulle.

In this swarm of scorched heads, this captivating television film by Alain Tasma, broadcast for the first time in 2013 on France 3, focuses in particular on the young Daniel Cordier, an exalted Maurrassian, whose political and artistic education is followed by the great resistant and visionary republican Jean Moulin, of which he becomes the secretary. From the book Alias ​​Caracalla, a vibrant learning story by Daniel Cordier, the director was able to capture the passion, as well as this curious mixture of candor and resourcefulness that characterizes the young idealist and his resistant comrades. Several touching sequences (including the first Christmas dinner away from their families) remind them that they have barely emerged from childhood and underline their loneliness, their fragility.

Jean Moulin very human

Far from the classic iconography with hat and scarf, Alias ​​Caracalla is also attached to the figure of Jean Moulin. “We wanted to avoid the legendary representations to be in life, declared during its first broadcast producer and screenwriter Georges-Marc Benamou. ” At the time of the facts, Jean Moulin did not know that he was Jean Moulin, he did not take himself for a hero. He is a double being: both an uncompromising prefect and a gourmet Mediterranean, a lover of painting. A man, also, of remarkable political intelligence, who projects himself into the future and who, in the fierce battles of ideas between the great “big cats” of the Resistance, carries a vision of post-war France . A generous and peaceful society which, alas, he will never have the opportunity to build.


Facebook launches option for video calls with up to 50 people without time limit – Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra

Facebook revealed that it is launching a tool called Messenger Rooms with which users will be able to make video calls with up to 50 people. This is the latest move by the social network ‘due to the popularity, in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, of other applications such as its Zoom or Houseparty with similar group video contact capabilities.

The news was given this Friday by the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg through Facebook Live.

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According to our sister station CNBC, the tool will be free will allow Facebook and Messenger users to create group video calls of up to 50 people at a time, increasing the current limit of the Messenger app from 8 people.

According to CNBC, the 50-person limit for Messenger Rooms will not be available immediately. Facebook users will see a lower limit at launch, but it will soon rise to 50 people, a company spokesperson told CNBC. The limit will vary for users at launch, the spokesperson said.

By comparison, Zoom allows up to 100 people to video chat for free for up to 40 minutes. Houseparty supports up to eight people.

Video calls in Messenger Rooms have no time limit and will include features like augmented reality filters that allow people to add masks to their faces. Video call hosts will also be able to block calls and delete users. Facebook and Messenger users can create Messenger rooms, and they can invite anyone to join, including people who don’t have a Facebook account.

Messenger Rooms will begin rolling out to users on Friday, and will expand to more regions in the coming weeks. “You can start and share video calls on Facebook through your wall, Groups and Events, so it is easy for people to visit it. We will soon add ways to create video call rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Portal too”, explained the social network.

WhatsApp also expands capacity

Facebook also announced that it is doubling the limit of people in WhatsApp video calls from four to eight people.

In addition, the company is introducing a video calling feature on Facebook Dating so that users of that service can have virtual dating.

Zoom improves your security

The video conferencing platform Zoom, which has achieved a sudden popularity success with the COVID-19 pandemic, announced this week an update to its software, where, it says, it has improved the encryption system to respond to criticism received for lack of security.

The San Jose, California-based firm explained in a statement that Zoom version 5.0 adds support for encryption with 256-bit AES encryption GCM, providing “increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. ”

The update available this week will also allow the account administrator to choose which regions of the data center their meetings and webinars use for real-time traffic at the account, group, or user level.

On the other hand, the company has grouped all the options related to security in the same icon, which is accessed through the menu bar of the digital meeting, the “waiting room” option has been activated by default and allows videoconference hosts report a user whose participation has not been allowed.

“I am proud to achieve this step in our 90 day plan, but this is only the beginning. We will earn the trust of our customers and bring them happiness with our firm goal of providing the safest platform, ”said Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan.

Zoom’s success and sudden growth as a result of the increase in teleworking and digital encounters following the confinement orders for the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by many complaints about failures in communication security and little respect for the privacy of users.

One of the most common problems that its users are encountering is that Internet users who have not been invited appear by surprise in teleconferences, a phenomenon baptized as “zoombombing” and which has caused educational institutions, governments and companies to stop using the platform. and, in the case of Google, their employees have even been banned.


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