“Let's stop criticizing our banks!”

More than ten years after the subprime mortgage crisis, all the light has not been shed, and yet the idea of ​​the guilt of the banks has taken hold firmly in people's minds. They are even blamed for the double fault, since after playing with fire and triggering the crisis, they allegedly asked for help from the States. This unanimous condemnation, the result of incomplete analyzes, is a heavy component of the bank bashing that has raged since then and unfortunately works against our interests. We are indeed at a critical moment when Europe, faced with the domination of American finance and the dollar, must develop its own financial capacities. The development of a strong pan-European financial sector is therefore essential if we particularly want to foster the emergence of future European gafas. 
If it is vain to hope for the complete disappearance of this bank bashing and, one might say, of the bashing market whose roots plunge both in history and in ignor…

Consternation in Algeria after the sentencing of a journalist to two years in prison

Algerian journalist Abdelkrim Zeghil├Ęche, director of a local online radio station, was sentenced Monday, August 24, to two years in prison by a court in Constantine for posts on social networks, favorable to the creation of a new political party, according to the National Committee for the Release of Prisoners (CNLD). 

The Algerian journalist who was prosecuted for "insulting the President of the Republic" and "publications on social networks that could undermine national unity", was also ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 Algerian dinars, the same person said. source.

According to one of his lawyers, Me Djamel Aissiouane, the Algerian journalist's file is "empty". The prosecutor of the court of Constantine had requested three years in prison against Abdelkrim Zeghileche, director of Radio-Sarbacane online, who was placed under arrest warrant by the investigating judge of the court of Ziadia and imprisoned in the prison of El Koudia since June 23.

This sentence comes in a context of systematic repression against journalists and activists of the popular anti-regime movement in the country. On Sunday 23 August, dozens of Algerians gathered in the Place des Nations, in front of the UN headquarters, in Geneva to denounce the arbitrary arrests and the repression of the “Hirak” demonstrations in their country. 

For its part, the Collective of Friends of the Manifesto for New Algeria (CAMAN) condemned the repression and instrumentalization of the judiciary against activists of the popular protest movement. The Collective called for the end of all prosecutions against the activists and the immediate and unconditional release of all political detainees as well as their legal, social, material and moral rehabilitation.