mardi 31 janvier 2017

Les majestueux crépuscules brésiliens de la photographe Maria-Jose OLIVEIRA.

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, nuage, crépuscule et plein air

L’image contient peut-être : nuage, ciel, crépuscule et plein air

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, nuage, crépuscule et plein air

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, nuage, crépuscule, plein air et nature
Macuso Santos (Brésil)

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, nuage, crépuscule, plein air et nature

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, nuage, crépuscule et plein air

L’image contient peut-être : ciel, nuage, crépuscule, plein air et nature
Crépuscule sur Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul, Brésil)
30 janvier 2017

Photographies : Maria-José OLIVEIRA.

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Vous l'en pensiez incapable ? Prenez-le au sérieux maintenant !

Chères amies, chers amis, 

Avec son décret anti-musulmans, Donald Trump démontre que nos pires inquiétudes au sujet de son mandat étaient fondées.

Et ce n'est que le début. Il menace de piétiner des accords internationaux. Il menace de lancer une course aux armements nucléaires. Vous l'en pensiez incapable ? Prenez-le au sérieux maintenant.

Le même tourbillon menace d'emporter tous nos pays, et nous devons bâtir un mouvement international pour l'arrêter.Plus de 3 millions d'entre nous ont déjà signé cette lettre ouverte du monde entier à Donald Trump, et les plus grands médias en ont parlé. Aujourd'hui, elle doit devenir un symbole de résistance. Aidez-nous à faire entendre un message encore plus puissant -- faites passer tout autour de vous et signez si vous l'avez pas encore fait 


Cher M. Trump,

Vous n'avez pas l'étoffe d'un grand homme.

Le monde entier rejette votre peur de l'autre, vos appels à la haine et votre intolérance. Vous légitimez la torture, appelez au meurtre de civils et encouragez la violence en général: nous ne voulons pas de cela. Vous dénigrez les femmes, les musulmans, les Mexicains et des millions d'autres personnes parce qu'elles ne vous ressemblent pas, ne parlent pas comme vous ou ne prient pas le même Dieu que vous : nous ne voulons pas de cela.

Face à vos peurs, nous faisons le choix de la compassion. Face à vos discours catastrophistes, nous faisons le choix de l'espoir. Face à votre ignorance, nous faisons le choix de l'ouverture.

Citoyens du monde, nous sommes unis contre vos tentatives de division.

Avec nos salutations,


Alors que les Américains descendent dans la rue en signe de résistance, nous devons leur montrer que le reste du monde est à leurs côtés. Au lieu de nous diviser, faisons de Donald Trump une force qui nous unit, et battons-nous pour tout ce que nous aimons.

Avec espoir,

Emma, Alice, Christoph et toute l'équipe d'Avaaz 


Avaaz est un réseau citoyen mondial de 44 millions de membres
 qui mène des campagnes visant à ce que les opinions et les valeurs des peuples influent sur les décisions mondiales. ("Avaaz" signifie "voix" dans de nombreuses langues). Nos membres sont issus de tous les pays du monde; notre équipe est répartie sur 18 pays et 6 continents et travaille dans 17 langues. Pour découvrir certaines de nos plus grandes campagnes, cliquez ici ou suivez-nous sur Facebook ou Twitter.


Congress has to choose a side: Trump or the civil rights of all Americans
Save the Civil Rights division of the DOJ
Don't eliminate the Civil Rights Division !

Dear friend, 

2017 could be the year Civil Rights dies in this country.For the past 50 years the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has protected the rights of all Americans--including voting rights, the rights of Black folks and other people of color, women, people with disabilities, and religious minorities.2 And now, Donald Trump wants to eliminate all of that.
Hours after being sworn in, Trump announced that over the next 10 years, he will cut over 10 trillion dollars from the country’s budget.3 The Civil Rights Division will take major hits, and could possibly be eliminated. This is clear and blatant racism in action.We have to fight back and create a firestorm of pressure. Republicans in districts that rely heavily on the votes of Black people and other people who care about our rights will need to stand on the side of justice. And Democrats will have to pick a side : Trump or the civil rights of all Americans. The road ahead is long and the journey won't be without struggle, but we can save the Civil Rights Division with your help, dear friend. Will you sign this petition ? 


The Civil Rights Division has a long legacy of fighting for the freedoms we all deserve. Our movement leaders, known and unknown, fought and organized selflessly for years to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957--and this sparked the creation of the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.4 For them, this meant access to equality and equity for future generations -- us. Cutting this division is a slap in the face to the struggle and resistance of Black folks in this country. Civil rights protect every citizen in this country, not just the marginalized and oppressed. To cut its funding shows the priorities of this administration: they’d rather spend money building a wall than protecting the rights of anyone who isn’t a wealthy white man.5
The Civil Rights Division exposed the Ferguson criminal justice system for extorting money from poor Black folks with a scathing report issued after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. in 2014. They investigated the Baltimore Police Department after the killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015. And the report uncovered rampant racism and sexual assault. The Civil Rights Division even forced policing reform with a consent decree in Cleveland after the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson in 2014. The department currently enforces similar decrees around the country to guarantee crucial civil rights victories like school desegregation and voting rights.
We know the fight for our freedom isn’t over--just in the first two weeks of Trump’s presidency we saw over 300 acts of violent hate crimes. White nationalist are literally trying take away our rights to live, breathe, and be in our communities. So there’s no way we can afford to cut out the one federal agency that’s been fighting against hate.

Until justice is real,

Arisha, Rashad, Scott, Malaya, Enchanta, and the rest of the Color Of Change team

References :

  1. “Trump budget draft target cops, crime victims, ” The Marshall Project, 01.19.2017.
  2. “U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division accomplishments 2009-2012 ,” Department of Justice,">
  3. “Trump team prepare drastic cuts” The Hill, 1.19.2017
  4. “The Civil Rights Act of 1957, ” House of Representatives
  5. “Trump signs order for Mexico border wall” Aljazeera, 1.25.2017

Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.


The Trump Administration just enacted an immoral and illegal travel ban that has sent shockwaves of outrage through the international community.

Yet nearly all of Trump’s CEO advisors are standing by his side, remaining silent and continuing to advise his Administration.

This is a constitutional emergency. Ask Trump’s corporate advisors to condemn the ban and step off his advisory panel.

Dear friend,

Thousands of people are taking to the streets to protest the Trump Administration’s heinous ‘Muslim ban’. 

But corporate CEOs are being dangerously silent.

19 business leaders signed up to officially advise Trump, including executives from Disney, Walmart, PepsiCo, and IBM. So far, only 2 have spoken outagainst the immigration order that violates both the values of the U.S. constitution and the 1951 Refugee Convention.

This is pure cowardice. We know that most chief executives of large corporations support immigration -- and almost all of them will have employees affected by the ban. 

But, swayed by Trump’s new position and afraid to speak out publicly, corporate bosses are staying silent, instead of looking after their own interests and profits over the basic human rights of their employees, customers, and vulnerable refugees. And above that they are still contributing to Trump's violent agenda by validating him as advisors.

There is no neutral. Either CEO advisors must speak out against the Trump Administration’s travel ban and step off of his committee, or they are complicit in the violence his administration is creating.

Here are the 19 chief executives and prominent business leaders who signed up to advise President Donald Trump. We will continue naming and shaming each one of them until the advisory council comes out and explicitly condemns Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ :
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone;
  • Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission;
  • Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors;
  • Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic;
  • Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co;
  • Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock;
  • Travis Kalanick, CEO and Co-founder, Uber Technologies;
  • Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company;
  • Rich Lesser, President and CEO, Boston Consulting Group;
  • Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.;
  • Jim McNerney, Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Boeing;
  • Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO, SpaceX and Tesla;
  • Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo;
  • Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners;
  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM;
  • Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institute, Former Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System;
  • Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY;
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric; and
  • Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit.

These corporate bosses have unparalleled access to one of the most powerful men in the world. We have to invite them to rise above the demands of their bottom line and their egos and stand for what is right.

Trump announced and signed his immigration order on Holocaust Memorial Day -- with no mention of Jews or the devastating impact of being religiously persecuted and massacred. With no sense of irony that if Anne Frank had not been denied a U.S. visa in the 1930s, she would be an 87 year-old woman living in Boston today.

Instead, Trump has thrown people’s lives into disarray: men and women who have served and risked their lives for the United States in Iraq, refugees fleeing war and persecution in Syria and Iran, among others.

Fatemeh Shams is an Iranian professor at University of Pennsylvania, whose loved ones were persecuted and imprisoned in Iran. She says :

“Everything including my career is now at risk. I have been sleepless for two nights. Sleepless and speechless. It doesn’t matter if you are a professor at one of the best universities of this country or a student or a migrant or a refugee. As long as you were born in Iran you are accused of being a terrorist and therefore you are banned from living a normal life. You are banned from seeing your loved ones. You are banned from travelling. You are banned from being a human being.”

Now is the time for us to take action. Trump won the Electoral College, but he lost the popular vote. He has the lowest approval rating of any incoming president in recent history. That gives us power. That gives us moral fortitude in the face of the extremist policies he is peddling.

Trump’s policies don’t just target immigrants, Muslims, or refugees. Racist abuse, transphobia, homophobia, and street harassment of women are all on the rise while women’s access to health care is under threat.

Before we can build the world we want to see, we have to hold the line. We’re starting here.

Thanks for standing with us,

Nicole, Toni, Reem, Hanna, and the team at SumOfUs

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LE GRAND FROID, poème de Patricia LARANCO.

Le grand froid ; le ciel d’un bleu net.
Le soleil qui essaie de s’accrocher aux murs
par lambeaux pâles, exsanguinisés
qui patinent
tels de lamentables varappeurs en détresse-
et le bout de mon nez
que l’air glacial saisit
brutalement et attaque ainsi qu’une lèpre
au point qu’un instant plus tard, il semble fondu,
dissous dans sa texture impalpable de talc.
L’impression que le monde s’est allégé,
qu’il n’est guère loin de devenir transparent,
que les atomes qui le constituent n’ont plus
le liant qui les retenait, les compactait,
qu’ils sont creux et qu’ils s’élèvent en apesanteur
aussi dénués de poids
que des bulles de gaz
et que, bientôt, tout s’évanouira
dans le vide.

Patricia Laranco.

Le 17/01/2017, à Paris.

lundi 30 janvier 2017

En février, à Paris, le SPECTACLE "PLAISIR D'AMOUR", avec François FOURNET, poète, écrivain et comédien.

Paris, le 29 janvier 2017

Chère Amie, cher Ami,

François Fournet, poète, écrivain, comédien, membre actif d'Actes de présence, propose

sous l'égide de l'association
Rencontres européennes Europoésie

le dimanche 12 février 2017

15 h

Soleil de la Butte
32, rue Muller   Paris XVIIIe

métro : Anvers, Barbès-Rochechouart (ligne 4) ; notez que la station Château-Rouge est fermée
funiculaire de Montmartre (gare haute) ; bus : Montmartrobus, 85

le spectacle

Plaisir d'amour
humour, poésie et fantaisie

François Fournet
scène ouverte après le spectacle

entrée libre
et chapeau

renseignements :
06 09 92 14 47


Actes de présence
ter, passage de Clichy
F-75018   PARIS

Téléphones : +33 (0)9 51 79 61 37 / +33 (0)1 42 93 61 37
Fax : +33 (0)9 51 79 61 37
Courriel :

François TEYSSANDIER, poète de la lumière.

Plus aigu
Le soc de la lumière

Qui fend par le travers
La poitrine du ciel

Jusqu'à atteindre
Le cœur battant même

A l'intérieur de ton ombre
Errant sur les pierres


dimanche 29 janvier 2017


Trump is trying to force cities to stop protecting our people.
Tell your mayor: #DontGiveIn

Dear friend,

On Wednesday, Trump stripped federal funds from "sanctuary cities"--targeting places that are taking a stand to make sure immigrants do not live in fear.With this and other executive orders coming down the pike, Trump is following through on a dangerous promise that intends to rip families apart, affecting the 3.8 million Black immigrants who deserve safety and full protection. There is no “wait and see,” we have to fight for our people now. 
We can’t let our cities’ mayors give in. Already, mayors in cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles are vowing to fight against Trump's hate.2 But we have to call on them to do more and to never give up. Currently, at least 300 cities in the U.S. consider themselves Sanctuary Cities. That means local governments do not report, give information about nor turn over immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE).3 But we need the mayors of these cities to do more. Too many “sanctuary cities” still grapple with state sanctioned violence against and pervasive criminalization of Black and Brown people.
Trump thinks he can make sure all immigrants live in fear and are banned, detained, deported, and ostracized indefinitely--but he's mistaken.

This affects the 3.8 million Black immigrants who seek and deserve safety and full protection. And now, Trump just signed an executive order to place a temporary ban on refugees and a suspension of visas for immigrants from Muslim-majority countries such as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.4 
We must go beyond sanctuary. For our communities, it means :
  • We must work to end relationships between local law enforcement and ICE agencies.
  • Eliminate cities’ investment with private prison companies and their investors.
  • We must work to end the mass incarceration of Black people within the entire prison industrial complex system.
  • We will continue to fight back against police violence and hold police departments accountable.
  • We must make sure families earn a fair livable wage, and sleep in the comfort of a safe, affordable home.
It’s important that all Black people feel safe and live with dignity.

Black immigrants will be severely affected by the swift and heinous changes the Trump administration makes.Black immigrants make up a disproportionate number of immigrants that come in contact with police and ICE officials, leading to misdemeanor and felony convictions, thus increasing their chances of being deported. Roughly 3.8 million Black immigrants live in the U.S. but make up at least 20% of immigrants that go through through immigration proceedings such as detention.5 With these executive orders coming in, the vulnerability of Black immigrants will surely increase and many more will not be allowed to enter the U.S.
We must recognize the shared experience between Black immigrants and Black U.S. citizens. When one member of our community is under attack -- we are all under attack. Whether it’s being racially profiled and brutalized by police, a family member imprisoned in jail or a detention center, or those who do not have the economic means to support loved ones, our stories and struggles matter. This is why it is necessary to stay committed together to make sure cities do not waver if federal monies are taken away or give in to the Trump totalitarianism.
When a city is declared a Sanctuary city they must do the work by creating policies and a culture that protects and liberates all Black and Brown people. Cities must remain a Sanctuary even when the federal government rejects them. Right this moment, millions of individuals and families are being told they have no place here. Let’s take a stand and demand mayors fight and resist Trump.

Until justice is real,

Rashad, Arisha, Scott, Anay, Clarise, and the rest of the Color Of Change team

References :

  1. “Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities, ” Washington Post, 01.25.2017.
  2. "'Sanctuary City' Mayors Vow to Defy Trump's Immigration Order," The New York Times, 01.25.2017
  3. “President Trump threatens to pull money from sanctuary cities like Syracuse, ”, 01.25.2017
  4. “Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees, Reuters, 1.25.2017
  5. “Black Lives Matter Co-Founder : The Immigration Challenge No One Is Talking About” Al-Jazeera, 04.29.2015

Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.