COP27, Twitter, World Cup, “Ocean-Viking”, Ukraine… November in pictures
In November, this news was marked by the COP27 in Egypt, the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the war in Ukraine again and again, but also the failures after the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk or the tension between France. and on the fate of ItalyOcean-Viking, the boat of the SOS Méditerranée NGO. “La Matinale” brings you a summary of thirteen paintings classified by subject.
Protests in China
The zero-Covid health strategy, its excesses and consequences, prompted tens of thousands of Chinese to take part in demonstrations at the end of November, despite the risks. This protest movement, not seen since the pro-democracy mobilizations of 1989, quickly took a more political turn. “Xi Jinping, resign”, “End the presidency for life”, “We need freedom, not trials.” In response, the authorities announced some relaxations and decided to speed up the vaccination of the elderly, while deploying a large police force on the streets to prevent any new gatherings.
COP27 in Egypt
If participants 27e From November 6 to 18, the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) recognized for the first time the need for financial assistance to the most vulnerable countries suffering from the effects of global warming, which have not been able to accelerate the fight against climate change sufficiently, due to the lack of an agreement on fossil fuels.
The world championship held in Qatar
The dilemma of whether or not to watch the World Cup tormented many soccer fans before the tournament kicked off in major gas producer Qatar. There are many reasons for concern: often the poor working conditions imposed on the workers who build the stadiums, the many deaths on the construction sites, the carbon footprint of the tournament, LGBT+ rights – a taboo subject in Qatar – not to mention suspicions. corruption in 2010, when FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup.
FIFA has rejected requests from seven European federations to allow their players to wear the One Love armband. In a country where homosexuality is punishable by 7 years in prison, a way to infuriate Qatar with this anti-discrimination symbol, perceived as pro-LGBT… In response, the German players struck a hand-to-mouth pose in front. Game against Japan on November 23.
Italy’s far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni refused to allow the ship to burn in her country. Ocean-Viking and 234 migrants on board. The boat was finally picked up in France on November 11, where government spokesman Olivier Veran condemned the ship’s absence. “humanity” In Italy, there are 57 children and about 20 patients among those rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
War in Ukraine
On November 20 and 21, the sector of the large nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, was bombed again. Several pieces of equipment were damaged, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced, with its director again calling for a safety zone around the plant.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to use winter as one “weapon of war” against Ukraine “deliberate attacks” against civilian infrastructure, depriving the country of heat, electricity and water, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned on Tuesday at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Atlantic Alliance on November 29.
Trump’s candidacy in 2024
The former American president pledged to Joe Biden on Tuesday, November 15 “Don’t waste another four years” Before an audience of committed activists gathered at the White House at his luxury residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. Returning to his mandate (2016-2020), the businessman described a peaceful, prosperous and internationally respected country…
Elon Musk and Twitter
On October 27, just two weeks after being taken over by billionaire Elon Musk, Twitter was already facing a massive layoff plan that affected half of its workforce, the resignation of most of its executives and service managers, and a disastrous launch of new features. leaked from most of its advertisers.
Midterm exam in the USA
The Republican Party regained control of the US House of Representatives after the victory of Mike Garcia in the 27th congressional elections.e The California region gives 218 to the Grand Old Partye a seat is synonymous with a majority in the Lower House. A result that confirms the country’s political divide after the Democrats managed to maintain their majority in the Senate, the other House of the US Congress.
Meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping spoke for three hours as part of the G20 summit held in Indonesia. The American and Chinese presidents attacked in good faith without moving forward on angry issues. Taiwan remains a red line for Beijing, which insists on calling the situation in Ukraine “a”. “crisis”, Russian President Vladimir Putin was very satisfied.
Suspension of the RN deputy
National Assembly (RN) MP Grégoire de Fournas was suspended for fifteen sessions in the National Assembly the day after his xenophobic speech – “Let him go back to Africa!” –On Thursday, November 3, Carlos Martens Bilongo asked the government about the ship Ocean-Viking and the migrants he rescued. In his defence, the RN-elect claimed he was targeting the boat and the people it was carrying, not his fellow MP from La France insoumise.
Here you can find all the paintings published in “one” of Le Monde magazine.