Bulletin EDUPAX no 10

Juin-juillet 2005

Juin, c’est la fin des classes, les vacances, le dépaysement, les voyages, le repos. C’est aussi la saison de la culture, les festivals de toutes sortes. EDUPAX propose de prévenir la violence en ciblant la télé comme l’un des 3 facteurs majeurs de passage à l’acte. Ce Bulletin apporte des nouvelles sur les victoires remportées contre les divertissements qui désensibilisent enfants et ados. Il offre des ressources aux parents et au personnel de nos écoles. Il compte sur vous pour atteindre un plus large public.    

Si vous constatez qu’un lien ci-dessous fait défaut, nous apprécierons en être avisés !

1. La télé affecte l’image de soi des jeunes et des adultes. Voilà maintenant qu’elle affecte l’image des personnes âgées se font de la vieillesse. Plus ils regardent la télé, plus l’image qu’ils ont du vieillissement est négative. La tenue à jour d’un journal permet de réduire les dommages.

http://www.lemarchedesseniors.com/Strategie_Marketing/television_seniors_images-5055-2.html

2. L’AMA affronte un puissant lobby d’abuseurs d’enfants en Californie. L’Association médicale américaine exige l’étiquetage des jeux vidéo. Labeling of Video Game Content. Many video games are not appropriate for children, encouraging violence, aggression and deviate activities; the video gaming industry has failed to police itself and accurately reflect those videos that are more appropriate for mature audiences in their current self-chosen rating system. A bill addressing this problem recently failed to receive enough votes in the California State Legislature due to aggressive lobbying by the video gaming industry. The bill, which was strongly supported by the California Psychiatric Association, will be brought back to the Legislature this legislative session by the author. The American Medical Association will actively campaign so that these videos will be made available for purchase by adults only. The AMA supports all other appropriate measures to address and reduce television, cable television, and motion picture violence. Texte intégral de la résolution adoptée par l’AMA. http://www.fradical.com/New_AMA_policy_on_video_games.htm

3. Nouveaux hyperliens accessibles à partir du site EDUPAX : Le site de la Commission scolaire de Montréal offre une panoplie de ressources en prévention de la violence : http://www.csdm.qc.ca/sassc/Script/Themes/PV.htm#Téléviolence%20et%20éducation%20aux%20médias
Operation Respect (OR)  propose un Programme de prevention original "Don't Laugh At Me"
www.operationrespect.org . Liaisons internationales accueille plusieurs conférenciers de marque tels qu’Albert Jacquard, Ricardo Petrella, etc. Contactez directement l’agent de ces personnes ressources, M. Marc-André Marleau. www.Liaisonsdavenir.com

4. Les dépenses militaires mondiales en augmentation constante. Mille milliards de dollars. Un nombre qui donne le vertige. C'est la somme cumulée consacrée aux dépenses militaires mondiales en 2004, selon le rapport annuel de l'Institut international de recherche pour la paix à Stockholm (Sipri) publié mardi 7 juin. Près de la moitié de cette somme (47%) a été déboursée par les Etats-Unis, dont le budget reste alourdi par la"guerre contre le terrorisme". L'année dernière, les dépenses mondiales ont connu une hausse de 8 % par rapport à 2003. Cela représente 162 dollars par habitant de la planète. Cette nouvelle forte augmentation des dépenses militaires ne porte toutefois pas le budget d'armement mondial à un niveau record. Il était plus élevé au plus fort de la guerre froide, à la fin des années 1980, note l'institut. Les dépenses américaines ont rapidement augmenté entre 2002 et 2004 à cause de l'importance des montants alloués à la "guerre mondiale contre le terrorisme", principalement en Irak et en Afghanistan. En 2004, 19 conflits majeurs ont chacun causé la mort de plus de 1 000 personnes lors de combats. La longévité et la récurrence de beaucoup de conflits peuvent les rendre moins visibles sur la scène internationale", a estimé le Sipri, soulignant "le trop peu d'attention médiatique" accordé en 2004 aux conflits au Népal et en Ouganda. Le rapport note que plusieurs initiatives ont eu lieu en 2004 dans le but de limiter la prolifération d'armes de destruction massive (ADM). Les accusations américaines avant le début de la guerre contre l'Irak, selon lesquelles le pays était doté de telles armes, "étaient inexactes et n'étaient pas appuyées par les preuves disponibles", écrit le Sipri. La course aux armements conventionnels a été sans limites", note le rapport. La taille des principaux fabricants d'armes dans le monde a "énormément" augmenté, principalement par le biais d'acquisitions, et ces entreprises sont aujourd'hui comparables à certaines des plus grandes multinationales. Le chiffre d'affaires total des cent principales sociétés d'armement est équivalent au PIB des 61 pays les plus pauvres au monde, indique l'institut. Le Sipri déplore enfin que de manière générale "seule une quantité limitée d'informations (soit) disponible sur les ventes commerciales d'armes à travers le monde" et a appelé les gouvernements à exiger davantage de transparence.

5. Les dangers du nouvel ordre mondial. Au sortir des atrocités de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les États ont fait la promesse d’un monde fondé sur les droits humains. Les gouvernements cherchent à mettre en place une nouvelle politique et tentent de modifier la définition de la torture; la communauté internationale reste passive ou paralysée ; les États ne respectent pas l’état de droit. Le pays le plus puissant de la planète se permet des entorses à la légalité et aux droits humains, donnant ainsi le mauvais exemple. De la Russie à l'Ouzbékistan, de l'Égypte au Népal, les gouvernements défient ouvertement le droit international humanitaire et le droit international relatif aux droits humains au nom de leur sécurité intérieure et de la lutte contre le “ terrorisme ”. Le rapport annuel 2005 trace un sombre état du monde des droits humains. http://web.amnesty.org/report2005/index-fra

6. Le commerce des armes en hausse. Selling Weapons to the World.  The United States has taken a leading role in the $1 trillion global weapons industry, selling to both sides in regional conflicts, and to regimes that its own State Department has declared abusive. http://www.newsdesk.org/archives/000205.php

7. Le comédien René Caron a fondé TROP pour s’opposer à la pollution médiatique. Connu dans tout le Canada francophone pour son rôle dans Séraphin, le comédien n’hésite pas à accuser les télédiffuseurs d'abuser des enfants lorsqu'ils utilisent la violence comme ingrédient de marketing. http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/7b7_televiolence/pollu.pdf

8. La psychologue Jean Kilbourne analyse la publicité. "When was the last time you felt this comfortable in a relationship?" -- An ad for sneakers. "You can love it without getting your heart broken." -- An ad for a car. "Until I find a real man, I'll settle for a real smoke." -- A woman in a cigarette ad. Many advertisements these days make us feel as if we have an intimate, even passionate relationship with a product. But as Jean Kilbourne points out in this fascinating and shocking exposé, the dreamlike promise of advertising always leaves us hungry for more. We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back. Drawing upon her knowledge of psychology, media, and women's issues, Kilbourne offers nothing less than a new understanding of a ubiquitous phenomenon in our culture. The average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements a day and watches three years' worth of television ads over the course of a lifetime. Kilbourne paints a gripping portrait of how this barrage of advertising drastically affects young people, especially girls, by offering false promises of rebellion, connection, and control. She also offers a surprising analysis of the way advertising creates and then feeds an addictive mentality that often continues throughout adulthood. http://www.jeankilbourne.com/CantBuy/index.html

9. L’article 17.E de la Convention des Droits de l'enfant, stipule clairement que « les Etats reconnaissent l’importance des médias et veillent à ce que l’enfant ait accès à des matériels qui visent à promouvoir son bien-être social, spirituel et moral ainsi que sa santé physique et mentale. A cette fin, les Etats favorisent la protection de l’enfant contre les matériels qui nuisent à son bien-être. » Le Canada a adhéré à cette Convention. Qui diable s’assure que cet article est respecté ?

10. Le marketing du tabac atteint les enfants. « Smokes still get in children’s eyes. Major tobacco companies agreed to stop pushing for their products to be promoted in the arts from 1998, the number of tobacco brand appearances in U.S. films aimed at children has not fallen significantly," according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The percentage of "films aimed at children showing tobacco brand names, or trademarks" fell slightly from 15 to 12, after 1998. Yet, in the ongoing federal racketeering trial against major tobacco companies, industry lawyers claimed companies have "voluntarily" adopted tough advertising restrictions. A Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company lawyer "suggested that the companies had stopped advertising in magazines with youth readerships of more than 15 percent or more than two million," reported the New York Times. Government witness and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew Myers disputed the claim, pointing out recent ads in Sports Illustrated.» http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4556765.stm

11. L’éducation aux médias pour prévenir le crime ?  Mokhiber and Weissman co-authored "On the Rampage: Corporate Predators and the Destruction of Democracy”. They found out that big corporations dump big money into public health groups, and pretty soon, the groups start taking the line of the big corporations. We understand why we are losing the wars on cancer, heart disease and diabetes. We face the same problem with medialiteracy groups. Some of them get funding from big media to take blame away from the media for intoxicating kids and teens. Most media education material in Canada and in the U.S. (sometimes schools receive free kits) get funding from big media. The funding "naturally" helps put the blame on parents, just like the food industry funding helps put the blame for diabetes and obesity on the lack of exercise. And big media corporations are very powerful. They know how to protect their image. What would happen if medialiteracy could grow free from the big media. Dr. Sut Jhally, from the Media Education Foundation, declared: «Media literacy is so dangerous to media corporations that they have moved to hijack the movement as it builds momentum. » Could medialiteracy help prevent youth crime ? http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/1_articles/Taking%20Lessons%20From%20Littleton.htm

12. La lutte au diabète financée par des sucriers ??? American Diabetes Association makes a sweet deal with Cadbury et Schweppes. If you are wondering why Americans are losing the wars on cancer, heart disease and diabetes, you might look at the funding sources of the major public health groups. Big corporations dump big money into these groups. And pretty soon, the groups start taking the line of the big corporations. Case in point: the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Earlier this month, the ADA cut a deal with candy and soda pop maker Cadbury Schweppes. Here's the deal - Cadbury Schweppes kicks in a couple million dollars to the ADA. In return, the company gets to use the ADA label on its diet drinks - plus the positive publicity generated by the deal. Cadbury makes Dr. Pepper and such nutritious treats as Cadbury's Cream Egg. You would have to have your head buried deeply in the sand to deny that sugar-filled soda is fueling childhood obesity - which in turn in is fueling type 2 diabetes." In an interview with the Corporate Crime Reporter, ADA's Richard Kahn emphasized that the ADA logo would only appear on "products better to eat." http://lists.essential.org/pipermail/corp-focus/2005/000204.html

13. La théorie de l’incubation de plus en plus crédible. Cultivation Theory of Mass Media. A summary of a theory suggesting that repeated exposure to definitions of potentially fictional or biased 'reality' in the mass media leads to perception of the 'reality' as normal. The result is a social legitimisation of the 'reality' depicted in the mass media, which can influence individual behaviour. http://www.comminit.com/changetheories/ctheories/changetheories-24.html

14. Les  jeux vidéo transforment les ados an accros. Consoles et ordinateurs toujours plus performants ont entraîné l'apparition d'une nouvelle forme de dépendance touchant des centaines de milliers d'adolescents et de jeunes adultes états-uniens. http://fr.news.yahoo.com/050525/202/4fnfa.html

15. Deep Throat pourrait-il trouver une oreille dans un journal aujourd’hui ? Henry Porter visits the States three or four times a year, and watching the television news in hotel rooms in the last three years has been like “witnessing a time-lapse study of emasculation," he writes. Porter is the London editor of Vanity Fair magazine, in his ruminations about the unmasking of FBI official Mark Felt as "Deep Throat," the Watergate whistleblower. “It's not just the unbearable lightness of purpose in most news shows; it's the sense that everyone is rather too mindful of the backstairs influence of the White House in companies such as Viacom and News Corporation that own the TV news," Porter writes, adding, "The result of this climate of fear and caution is that few Americans have any idea of the circumstances in which 1,600 of their countrymen have lost their lives in Iraq, the hideous injuries suffered by both Iraqi and American victims of suicide bombers, or even the profound responsibility that lies with Rumsfeld for mishandling practically every facet of the occupation. The mission to explain has been replaced by the mission to avoid. If today there was a whistleblower as well-placed, heroically brave and strategic as Mark Felt, one wonders whether he would now find the outlet that Felt did at the Washington Post between 1972 and 1974." The rest of this story : http://www.prwatch.org/node/3782

16. Les travaux scolaires trafiqués. Les sites qui permettent aux jeunes de «copier-coller» leurs devoirs prolifèrent. http://www.lexpress.presse.fr/formatimp/default.asp?idarticle=433269

17. Pédagogie de l’opprimé de Paulo Freire. An analysis of Freire's theory that suggests that the individual learns to cultivate his or her own growth through situations from daily life that provide useful learning experiences. The individual reflects upon and analyses the world in which s/he lives as part of an effort to reform that world and to make it conform to his or her needs.
http://www.comminit.com/changetheories/ctheories/changetheories-41.html

18. EAV-EVB. La Centrale des Syndicats du Québec a rénové les pages de son site en Éducation pour un avenir viable et celles des Établissements verts Brundtland. Plus fonctionnelles, esthétiques et attrayantes. http://evb.csq.qc.net

19. Troisième Conférence pour la Paix en Asie. Third annual Jaipur Peace Foundation Conference in India. The Jaipur Peace Foundation in collaboration with Peace Education Commission, IPRA and Asia Pacific Peace Research Association(APPRA) is organizing its third international conference on a subject related to Peace.This time the subject is Sixty Years After Second World War: Lessons for Peace Building.The Jaipur conference will center on lessons from the many wars and conflicts in Asia-Pacific: World War II, Korean war, Vietnam war, the two Gulf wars, Afghan wars, conflicts in Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, East Timor, etc. There will be a South Asian focus, highlighting the Indian-Pakistani relationship. The goal is to move forward in peace and reconciliation. January 2006, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

20. Personne ne m’aime, tout le monde me déteste. « Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me». Michele Borba, conférencière invitée à cette conférence du 1er juillet, donnera ses conseils.

« 11 Secrets to Helping Your Child Handle Cliques And Navigate That Vicious Social Jungle”. "The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them" is Michele's latest of a list of books that include “Building Moral Intelligence and Parents Do Make a Difference”. Michele is thoughtful, brilliant, and dynamic in speaking to the issues that our children face in dealing with teasing, gossiping, bullying and many other relationship issues. Chapters in her latest book include: Bad Reputation, Bullied and Harassed, Cliques, Jealous and Resentful, Peer Pressure, Teased, Tiffs and Breakups, etc. Operation Respect in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 1st. Five exceptional model schools have been selected to show us their work and serve as the focus of a conversation with educators from all over the country. The theme is "What Works" in Creating Caring, Safe, Respectful Schools.  http://www.micheleborba.com/Pages/ArtNLM01.htm

21. Le service de police de York, en Ontario, accuse l’industrie du jeu vidéo de contribuer à la criminalité. Il a donc produit un dossier très étoffé pour convaincre les décideurs publics de légiférer et réglementer la vente de ces jeux. Surprise, une lobbyiste de l’industrie s’est insurgée et a voulu atténuer la portée du mémoire du service de sécurité publique. Les vendeurs de jeux vidéo s'opposent à toute forme de réglementation gouvernementale. Valerie Smith a scruté les arguments fallacieux de ces abuseurs d’enfants et les a réfutés, études scientifiques à l’appui. La lecture de son analyse en vaut la peine. « Facts on Violent Video Games. » http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/7b4_jeux_video.html

22. Projet de loi à l’étude à Washington. New Federal Legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives to amend the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act to specifically require districts and schools to prevent and appropriately respond to instances of bullying and harassment. The bill is sponsored by Representatives John Simkus (R-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL). The legislation has been endorsed by many major educational organizations including the American Association of School Administrators, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American School Counselors Association, Association for Superviation and Curriculum Development, Council of Chief State School Officers, etc.

23. Le dernier Bulletin de Commercial-Free-Childhood est affiché. On y traite notamment des sujets suivants : Self-Regulation Has Failed ; Child-Responsible Media Joins CCFC, Report from The Motherhood Project ; Coca-Cola Must Stop Targeting Our Children ; Save Children’s Educational Programming on PBS ; Media Literacy In A Violent Society ; McDonald's Hypocrisy. http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/newsletter/spring2005.htm

24. Lors du dernier Congrès de la Fédé des Comités de parents du Québec, en avril 2005, EDUPAX a présenté deux ateliers. Le compte-rendu est affiché sous la rubrique FAMILLE de notre documentation de même que sur le site de la FCPQ. « Le pouvoir grandissant des enfants manipulateurs » est raconté par un papa. http://www.fcpq.qc.ca/fr/activites/actes_congres/20.htm

Le deuxième atelier s’intitulait : « Violence juvénile, quel rôle pour le gouvernement familial ? ».

http://www.fcpq.qc.ca/fr/activites/actes_congres/34.htm

25. U.S. Sabotaged Nuke Meet, Critics Say. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 2005 Review Conference ended here in failure May 27. Many countries, nongovernmental groups and peace activists said a successful outcome, which would have advanced global nuclear disarmament, was blocked by the Bush administration. Some countries have abused the rules of consensus to effectively exercise veto power over the review. Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. of the Global Policy Institute said the U.S. had failed to fulfill commitments it made when the NPT was adopted in 1995. There have been failures in the past, but this failure appears to be at this stage the most acute failure in the history of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference process, he said. Chris Cooper of Abolition Now, which co-sponsored the mass May 1 antinuclear demonstrations here, said, I would be willing to say the United States basically sabotaged the conference. It became clear that they were not serious about strengthening the nonproliferation regime. Most non-nuclear nations criticize nuclear weapons states, mainly the U.S., for focusing on nonproliferation but not keeping their side of the agreement by dismantling their huge nuclear arsenals. Smaller, developing states say they feel threatened by this one-sided U.S. posture.
The U.S. push on counter-proliferation, say many states, is trampling on their right to use nuclear energy for peaceful development, guaranteed by the NPT. The calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons are now irreversible, the group said. Cooper of Abolition Now said the U.S. sabotage of the nonproliferation review has completely re-energized the nuclear abolition movement, especially in Europe and the Middle East.  http://pww.org/article/view/7188

26. Réduire le fanatisme contre la communauté internationale. Dans le suivi du 11 septembre, l’administration Bush a lancé une croisade contre le terrorisme. La prestigieuse Rand Corporation, en collaboration avec la US Air Force, a produit une analyse des stratégies à utiliser pour combattre le fanatisme musulman. Des pacifistes canadiens ont repris l’analyse de Rand/USAF en inversant les rôles. Ils arrivent à formuler diverses stratégies pour comprendre et combattre le fanatisme et l’extrémisme de la droite américaine contre la communauté internationale.  L’arroseur arrosé. International Community Strategy in the U.S. World After 9/11.  The tectonic events of the past three years — including September 11 and the U.S. war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond — have dramatically affected the world and attitudes toward the International Community. However, some of the dynamics that are influencing the environment in the U.S. and the world are also the product of trends that have been at work for many decades. The continuation of these trends will make management of the security environment in the world more difficult in years to come and could increase the demands on INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY political and other resources. Consequently, it is important to develop a shaping strategy toward the U.S. that will help to ameliorate the conditions that produce religious and political extremism and anti-INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY (and anti-OTHER) attitudes. The Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (“CCTP”) undertook to take a recent Rand Corporation study done for the U.S. Air Force on a U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World and turn it around to see how it would apply to the U.S., and gauge the resulting reactions. CCTP thanks the Rand Corporation. View the print-friendly version of the original Rand Study: PDF .

27. Le financement des scientifiques à des fins politiques. Science Under Siège. The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a new report which charges that the Bush administration is using the war on terror as a pretext to tighten restrictions on information. It states that the administration "has sought to impose growing restrictions on the free flow of scientific information, unreasonable barriers on the use of scientific materials and increased monitoring of and restrictions on foreign university students. ... The government is seeking to graft the values of security agencies - secrecy, control and confinement of information - onto the world of science, where information must be uncontrolled, open to all and distributed as broadly as possible. http://www.aclu.org/Privacy/Privacy.cfm?ID=18445&c=39

28. La Fédé des Commissions scolaires du Québec invite ses membres à vivre le DÉFI de la Dizaine. La FCSQ précise que ce projet touche 4 domaines de formation du nouveau programme. Cette forme d’appui est importante car elle offre aux pédagogues d’intégrer l’aventure dans leur enseignement.   

http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/4_defi/Communique%20FCSQ%201er%20juin%202005.htm

29. La malbouffe gagne des points. The junk food lobby wins again. Recently, Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell vetoed "what would have been the nation's strongest school-based nutrition law," writes Michelle Simon. "With one stroke of the pen, she put to rest an extremely contentious three-year battle to rid Connecticut schools of soda and junk food. Similar scenarios are being played out in state capitals all over the nation, where high-paid lobbyists of multi-national corporations such as Coca-Cola are swooping in to foil the efforts of local nutrition advocates, educators. With rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes, state legislatures have become a major battleground over the sale of junk food in public schools." http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/22259/

30. L'Australie passe à l'action. On y bannit la vente du jeu vidéo NARC. L’article est affiché avec l’abondante documentation recueillie sous la rubrique JEUX VIDÉO.
http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/7b4_jeux_video/Narc%20busted.htm

31. Mondialisation des industries du sexe = oppression accrue de + de femmes et d’enfants. Catherine Albertini, chercheuse et membre de "Choisir la cause des femmes", analyse le phénomène de la traite des femmes et des enfants à des fins de prostitution. Marché d'autant plus important lorsque la prostitution est légalisée ; la demande crée l’offre. Dans les 250 bordels d'Amsterdam, les femmes prostituées travaillent de 12 à 17 heures par jour et subissent des contrôles sanitaires. Les clients sont exemptés des contrôles, eux ne sont pas considérés comme un risque sanitaire ! 80% des prostituées sont étrangères et 70% sans papiers. Résultat ?  http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=1851

32. Les lobbyistes inondent Washington. Lobbying is a thriving business these days. The number of registered lobbyists in Washington has more than doubled since 2000 and "amount that lobbyists charge their new clients has increased by as much as 100 percent," the Washington Post reports. "The lobbying boom has been caused by three factors, experts say: rapid growth in government, Republican control of both the White House and Congress, and wide acceptance among corporations that they need to hire professional lobbyists to secure their share of federal benefits." According to the Washington Post, political historians see this as a problem for U.S. democracy. "The growth of lobbying makes even worse than it is already the balance between those with resources and those without resources," Allan Cigler told the Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/21/AR2005062101632.html

33. Sondage étonnant chez les Canadiens. Les hommes les plus craints au monde: Bush et Ben Laden à égalité au deuxième rang. Article affiché sous notre rubrique Pacifisme. http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/8_pacifisme/Bush%20as%20scary%20as%20bin%20Laden.htm

34. L'insoutenable réalité de la prostitution. Dans sa chronique « Voyages » intitulé « L'appel du sexe », dans l'édition du Devoir des 18 et 19 juin, un lecteur propose de lever le voile sur l'hypocrisie qui entoure l'industrie du sexe, dont les revenus monstres pourraient être comptabilisés avec les millions $ de retombées économiques générés lors d'événements à grande affluence comme le Grand Prix de la Formule Un. À l’heure où l’expression « travailleuse du sexe » fait son chemin, pourquoi devrait-on s'attarder spécifiquement aux composantes touristiques avantageuses de la prostitution ?  http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=1857

35. La publicité sexiste de Molson, souvent utilisée pour accrocher les jeunes mâles de 15 à 25 ans, a donné lieu à une manifestation. TQS couvrait la manif et le journaliste a pouffé de rire en commentant l’événement. Des citoyennes dénoncent le manque de professionnalisme du service des nouvelles de TQS. http://sisyphe.org/breve.php3?id_breve=395

36. Une agence de nouvelles est née. À vous de vous y abonner. Independent World Television! Jeff Cohen, founder of FAIR, has been working on IWT since the last U.S. election. An effort to build the world's first independent global news channel, independent of corporations and government, sponsored only by its viewers, an alternative to Fox News and CNN.  Spread the word and check out the new video and new website http://www.iwtnews.com/  

37. La télé fait grossir. Le journaliste du Devoir constate que la télé induit des mauvais choix alimentaires pendant que les enfants souffrent de solitude. Les industries alimentaire et télévisuelle doivent assumer des responsabilités. Où sont les responsables de santé publique ? SANTÉ. 

http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/13_sante/La%20t%E9l%E9vision%20fait%20grossir%20les%20enfants.html

38. Et le Ruban Bleu est décerné à ? United Nations Association of the (Canadian) National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) presented Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) with one of their Blue Ribbon Awards for the International Peace Practitioners' Network. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ippn/files/fondo%20negro%20y%20velas%20violetas.gif

39. Un site norvégien offre des outils d’éducation à la Paix, à la consommation, à la citoyenneté. The new website was created by the Nor­wegian Peace Alliance. The pages contain various educational “packages” and activities for each topic, including 60 different activ­ities. The aim and instructions for each ac­tivity is included, in addition for the time required and the age group most suited. Some of the activities are limited to cer­tain age groups and themes. Others fit into a broad range of educational situations. Peace education activities in 6 fields: (a) Human Rights, (b) Conflict dialogue, (c) North south perspectives, (d) attitude/stigmatism/stereo­typing pupil-to-pupil mediation tech­niques, (e) non-violent methods of resistance, (f) empowerment. http://www.fredsundervisning.no/index_eng.htm

40. Le jeu vidéo « 25 to Life » surpasse en violence tout ce qui a précédé. Valerie Smith a rendu le jeu accessible en ligne sur son site. Les abonnées et abonnés du Bulletin EDUPAX peuvent donc en visionner un extrait plein écran pour comprendre le réalisme. Un avant-goût vaut mille mots. Le jeu vous offre d’incarner le rappeur noir assassin ou le policier exterminateur. « The negative stereotypes perpetrated by games like this, combined with the same stereotypes perpetrated by violent rap and hip hop are nothing short of appalling.   People should be rioting in the street in protest » selon Valerie. http://www.fradical.com/Articles_on_25_to_life.htm

41. Big Bird en danger. The New York Times' Frank Rich warns that Sesame Street's Big Bird is the "ornithological equivalent of a red herring." The right's latest assault on public broadcasting is "far more insidious and ingenious" than that seen under Newt Gingrich a decade ago. "The intent is not to kill off PBS and NPR but to castrate them by quietly annexing their news and public affairs operations to the larger state propaganda machine that the Bush White House has been steadily constructing at taxpayers' expense. If you liked the fake government news videos that ended up on local stations - or thrilled to the 'journalism' of Armstrong Williams and other columnists who were covertly paid to promote administration policies - you'll love the brave new world this crowd envisions for public TV and radio," Rich writes. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Kenneth Tomlinson has had a "long career as a professional propagandist," including currently heading the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the body that oversees Voice of America and Al Hurra. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/26/opinion/26rich.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fOp%2dEd%2fColumnists%2fFran
 
42. Sondages utilisés pour endormir.
This spring, a poll that found half of adult Americans have frequent sleeping problems was reported on "by virtually all of the country's major newspapers and television networks," as well as international media. "Lost in the somber warnings and survey results, however, was that the poll, the proclamations and the press kits that spread the information were paid for by sleeping pill manufacturers," reports the Sacramento Bee. Although the group that released the poll, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), receives more than half of its income from drug companies, only 17 of 84 newspaper stories "mentioned the foundation's pharmaceutical sponsors." And while the New York public relations firm Zeno Group was touting the NSF poll, it was also hyping the launch of a new sleeping pill, Lunesta. Zeno Group included "a pitch for coverage of the release of the Lunesta sleeping pill" in the NSF press packets announcing the poll results. http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/medical/story/13132325p-13976434c.html

43. Cinq associations professionnelles témoignent devant le Congrès des États-Unis. Elles  confirment que l'influence de la téléviolence n'est plus une question controversée. TÉLÉVIOLENCE. http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/7b7_televiolence/D%E9claration%20commune%20Congres.htm

44. Le texte original anglais de la même Déclaration. « Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children. » http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/jstmtEVC.htm

45. Les enseignantes et les enseignants du Québec et du Canada sont d'accord. Ce n’est pas d’hier que la CSQ et la FCE demandent au gouvernement fédéral de légiférer pour limiter la violence à la télévision.  http://www.csq.qc.net/section23/nouvelles/nouvelle128.html

46. Microsoft, Yahoo et Google collaborent avec Pékin. Pour avoir accès aux 100 millions d'internautes chinois, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo et compagnies acceptent de collaborer avec le gouvernement chinois. Pourquoi « nos » gouvernements n’exigent-ils pas une coopération similaire pour censurer les prédateurs pédophiles et pornographes qui abusent des enfants? http://www.courrierinternational.com/imprimer.asp?obj_id=52894

47. Un cadeau du Site Grandir pour vos vacances. « SAGESSES »,  une collection de pensées, de proverbes et de poèmes pour s'énergiser. http://www.grandir.levinux.org/Asagesses_00.htm 

48. Rage à l’école, atelier offert aux congressistes de l’AQEP en novembre 2005. Chaque année, un nombre croissant de parents arrivent à l’école en colère et viennent se défouler en classe ou dans la cour, devant les élèves. D’où ce phénomène origine-t-il ? Pourquoi les enseignantes et les enseignants se retrouvent-ils au banc des accusés ? Certains enseignants perdent le plaisir d'enseigner. Comment prévenir la propagation de la rage à l'école ?  http://www.edupax.org/Assets/divers/documentation/1_articles/La%20rage%20%E0%20l%27%E9cole%20tue%20le%20plaisir%20d%27enseigner.html

49. Prédateurs embusqués. Protecting Children from Online Abuse. Applicable to both specialists and parents, this conference will address issues surrounding the propagation of child abuse through the internet. Topics covered will include how best to educate children and parents in safe internet and mobile use and the advantages and limitations of the legal system.
http://www.comminit.com/events_calendar/2005-events/events-3894.html

50. Ecotopia 2005. This event is an international gathering of young people from all over Europe involved or interested in environmental and social justice issues. The topic this year is Alternative Technologies (AT). http://www.comminit.com/events_calendar/2005-events/events-3896.html

51. Festival international de Leipzig Festival. For Documentary & Animated Film. The motto of the Festival is "films of the world for human dignity", and it aims to promote and increase circulation of international documentary and animated films. Filmmakers, producers, distributors, journalists and media specialists will meet and exchange views with each other and the Leipzig cinema audience. http://www.comminit.com/events_calendar/2005-events/events-3672.html

52. Commercial Alert is happy to announce the launching of its new website. CA wants to make it easier to protect our children and communities from commercialism before it destroys our health and values, and takes over every part of our lives. Commercial Alert's mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy. The site has many new features including an extensive archive of hundreds of articles about commercialism, an action center where you can participate in our online campaigns against commercialism. »  http://www.commercialalert.org

53. Le Tribunal mondial sur la guerre contre l’Irak prenait fin à Istamboul le 26 juin. « Human Rights and the US/UK Illegal Attack On IRAQ. The testimonies have brought the reality of an Iraq tortured by the US/UK (and a coalition of willing clients) illegal attack, and illegal occupation, into our minds and hearts.  With a sense of deep anger at the continued aggression and deep compassion with the victims we have witnessed the reality of crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity, including nuclear war through the use of depleted, radioactive uranium, on top of the genocidal economic sanctions. » More from TRANSCEND: A Peace and Development Network. www.transcend.org    

54. La vente aux mineurs des cartes “Série noire”. On y montre la photo d’un tueur en série ou d’un criminel avec, au verso, sa biographie, des détails sur ses « exploits ». Le jeu de société du même nom consiste à tuer le plus de personnes possible ; chaque meurtre rapporte à son auteur le cadavre d’un bébé. Le Gouvernement canadien est invité à légiférer par son Comité permanent de la Justice et des questions juridiques. Tous les membres du Comité trouvent le jeu dégoûtant au point de légiférer mais les députés du Bloc sont dissidents. La lecture du procès-verbal du Comité permet de constater comment les élus sont timides lorsque vient le moment de protéger des jeunes. http://www.fradical.com/Report_on_Crime_Cards_and_Board_Games.pdf  

55. La concentration de la presse états-unienne entre les mains de 118 personnes. Big Media's Ties To Corporate America. Mainstream media is the term often used to describe the collective group of big TV, radio and newspapers in the United States. However, mainstream media no longer produce news for the mainstream population - nor should we consider the media as plural. Instead it is more accurate to speak of big media in the US today as the corporate media and to use the term in the singular tense - as it refers to the singular monolithic top-down power structure of self-interested news giants. Only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big media giants These individuals sit on the corporate boards of 288 national and international corporations." http://www.mediachannel.org/views/dissector/affalert400.shtml 

La consommation de jeux vidéo, de télé et de films violents réduit le pouvoir d’empathie des enfants et leur capacité de porter secours aux victimes de violence. La téléviolence désensibilise les enfants. Pour refuser de se soumettre au pouvoir des médias, les jeunes ont besoin d’adultes qui leur apprendront à cultiver la Paix.

EDUPAX appréciera recevoir de vos nouvelles.

Jacques Brodeur, consultant en prévention de la violence,

Éducation à la Paix et éducation aux médias.     

 Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.