Zaporijia, Doctolib, Sanna Marin… Coco crunches the news – Liberation
A week of news by our designer.
Wednesday August 31
Ukraine: “At the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, we are approaching a Fukushima scenario”
The last high voltage power line connecting the site to the network was cut. The complex, weakened by failures, bombings, the Russian military occupation and the fatigue of Ukrainian personnel, is in critical condition. An IAEA mission should arrive on site in the coming days.
Tuesday August 30
(Pseudo-)medical appointments: Doctolib under fire from critics
Internet users who have connected to the medical appointment booking site have found many profiles offering care or well-being services, without being health professionals, ranging from iridologists (who claim to diagnose diseases by scrutinizing iris) to “quantum therapists” to practitioners of biological decoding (a pseudo-medicine pinned by Miviludes, which attributes illnesses to the psyche of the individual) or “healing mediums”. Problem, Doctolib is displayed as an appointment booking platform “with health professionals”.
Monday August 29
Mission Artemis: Stratospheric Costs
Going around the Moon is all well and good, but there are still many and complex projects to be done before we can establish a lasting presence on our satellite. To guarantee the continuation of the Artemis program, the international collaboration will have to set up a concrete economic plan and reduce production costs which amount to several billion dollars.
Friday August 26
“End of abundance”: for his return, Macron attracted by gravity
End of the holidays“end of abundance”. The first words of Emmanuel Macron – preamble to the Council of Ministers back to school, exceptionally filmed – were chosen to slam. In every sense of the term. Before his government, the President, returning in particular to the international situation, six months after the start of the war in Ukraine, and the catastrophic consequences of climate change, did not skimp on the dramatization.
Thursday August 25
“End of abundance”: left and unions tackle Emmanuel Macron’s “offbeat message” and “contempt for the people”
The words chosen by the President in the Council of Ministers triggered many reactions on the left, especially among the rebellious. They denounce his disconnection from the people, and believe that “the neoliberal illusion is collapsing”.
Wednesday August 24
Private jets: Christophe Béchu and Clément Beaune against employment
The Minister of Ecological Transition, also right arm of Edouard Philippe at Horizons, is not thrilled by the proposal to regulate the flights of the Minister of Transport, representative of the left wing of Macron.
Tuesday August 23
“Solidarity with Sanna”: women dance in support of the Finnish Prime Minister
The right to have fun. In Finland, hundreds of women have posted videos of themselves dancing, laughing or partying on social media, with the hashtag “Solidarity with Sanna”. Their goal? Support their Prime Minister Sanna Marin, at the heart of a media storm since Friday, after the broadcast of a video showing the head of the Finnish government dancing cheerfully with a group of friends during a private party.
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