Call to people who are not subjected to repression, either because they have a social status that puts them above repression, or because they live in a territory that respects democracy and freedom of opinion.
Industrial and financial strength, greed and corruption have turned against the people in more than 20 countries on all continents. They can never have enough and will not give in to anything. They use forces that are supposed to protect the population from the population.
Political figures, army and police you have a duty to promote democracy:
Article 35 declaration of the rights of man and citizen of 1793:
“When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
This is not a general invitation to take personal risks. This is addressed first and foremost, and explicitly, to the military (officers and soldiers) and the police calling on them to respect the soldier’s code which places the public interest above the government, and also to anyone who can still exercise their influence (celebrities, scientists, business leaders, people close to power, YouTuber, artists, journalists, foreigners…).
French Revolution was won by 15,000 people and General De Gaulle leaded 600 men who had joined him in London.
In France, the petitions have brutally found very few petitioners since Saturday, December 29, 2018, after the government arrested petitioners and Facebook group members on the pretext of rebellion.
Those who can sign them and exercise their rights are of paramount importance. They are needed because their compatriots can no longer exercise their right to demonstrate or petition. The repression is more than excessive.
We need a powerful and impartial arbitrator. The UN could be that arbiter.
We also need good speeches and beautiful images, scientists, YouTubers, artists, celebrities, journalists, advertisers, etc., go to you pencils.
If you are lucky enough to be protected by your status or country, you have a duty to use it in a time as serious as this.
L’ONU interdit à la France l’usage des grenades et lanceurs de balles car cette violence d’Etat dissuade les gens de manifester pacifiquement.
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