When you type “abolish the senate” in google, you realize that many countries want to abolish it. It is high time to replace it with the popular initiative referendum.

The Senate prevented Obama from governing (500 blockades) and left Trump in power. The case of Trump’s impeachment on December 19, 2019, which was acquitted by the Senate on February 5, 2020, is revealing. After the insurrection on Capitol Hill, one feels their responsibility.

No to same-sex marriage in Ireland. No to the authorization of abortion in Argentina. Reduction in the age at which children can give consent to sexual activity in France (from 15 to 13 years old). The examples abound.

They are elected by the mayors of cities except in the United States where they are elected by states. The principle of one person, one vote is in fact violated. The multiplication of states and agglomerations favors right-wing parties whatever the vote of the people.

In France, the Republican Party, which represents only 10% of the voters in France, has a majority in the Senate.
The Senate has blocked the extension of the referendum wanted by Mitterrand and is preparing to block the referendum project at the initiative of the people and the inclusion of climate protection in the constitution wanted by Emmanuel Macron and his people.

It is a blocking chamber. They have the power to say no to the representatives of the people.

Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Last week tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y1QA6OeAcQ&feature=youtu.be

Abolish the Senate – The Baffler: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/abolish-the-senate-geoghegan

The Senate is undemocratic and it matters – Vox: https://www.vox.com/2015/1/6/7500935/trende-senate-vote-share

Des sénateurs très remontés contre Jospin. Le Premier ministre veut réformer leur élection – Libération: https://www.liberation.fr/france/1998/04/22/des-senateurs-tres-remontes-contre-jospin-le-premier-ministre-veut-reformer-leur-election_233719

Le Sénat est une anomalie parmi les démocraties, Lionel Jospin (21 avril 1998) – DDJ: https://www.doc-du-juriste.com/droit-public-et-international/droit-constitutionnel/dissertation/senat-anomalie-parmi-democraties-lionel-jospin-21-avril-1998-454887.html

Grand débat : et si on supprimait le Sénat ? – Le Parisien: https://www.leparisien.fr/politique/grand-debat-et-si-on-supprimait-le-senat-28-02-2019-8021928.php

Cette fois, il est temps de supprimer le Sénat – Slate: http://www.slate.fr/story/82051/supprimer-senat

Bali, a traditional democracy, a unesco-listed social system

In Bali, suback is a balinese word which dates from the 9th-11th century. It is a village association that deals with water, water rights and irrigation. It is a social and religious institution and it is ecologically sustainable. This democratic association of farmers shared responsibility for shared irrigation waters; an important subject as the rice-terraces generate prosperity. Regulating a system that apprortions a fair share to everyone is a model of mutual cooperation. It is self-governing and has been practiced at traditional places of worship. However, only married men can vote.

Freedom of opinion, equality of voters, customary laws, human rights and regular election to vote officials are part of Balinese tradition. It can deal with topics about religion or about when to produce rice. The voting process includes asking for the opinions of the members and the law correspond to the majority of the vote.

Subak – UNESCO World Heritage: https://youtu.be/wYxCn4a_i7kDemocratic values in Balinese traditional society: Analysis of the making and the content of Desa Pakraman’s awig-awig – Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322247227_Democratic_values_in_Balinese_traditional_society_Analysis_of_the_making_and_the_content_of_Desa_Pakraman’s_awig-awig

Banjar Balinese Community – Bali around: https://www.baliaround.com/banjar-balinese-community

– Bali, Lombok & Nusa Tenggara – Lonely planet, 2019, p.276.

Today, nearly half of the world’s population is considered obese: https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight

Associated pathologies are considered as causes of “preventable” diseases by responsible individuals, which has the effect of distorting the figures, for example by pointing out the risks associated with physical inactivity or tobacco (risks considered preventable) which are actually less polluting than pesticides and fertilizers in food. Is a 7-year-old child in insulin resistance responsible? Aren’t equity portfolio managers who desert a company that fails to achieve profitability over 3 months more responsible? The obesity epidemic began in the United States in the late 1970s and spread to the rest of the world, simultaneously with the use of synthetic fertilizers and the financialization of the economy promoted by the Reagan-Thatcher couple.

Have a look at these graphs: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GMkD4mFrFxw/S-BL-FmoyXI/AAAAAAAADao/yd4VfSsVHqE/s1600/Real+corporate+profits.jpg 

Vox : The stunning rise of Obesity in Americahttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/7019123/obesity_charts01.0.jpg

Our world in data : Population supported by synthetic fertilizers: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/world-population-supported-by-synthetic-nitrogen-fertilizers

Statista : Des pesticides au petit déjeuner: https://infographic.statista.com/normal/chartoftheday_6172_des_pesticides_au_petit_dejeuner_n.jpg

Senat.fr : Perturbateurs endocriniens le temps de la précaution: https://www.senat.fr/rap/r10-765/r10-765_mono.html

Before 1975, people did not eat light meals and their lifestyle certainly did not change so abruptly in such a short period of time. They ate richer, in greater quantities and there was almost no obesity and did not do that much sport. People are being pointed at for their life choices and food choices, but companies have been freed from their social responsibility.

Capital is so mobile that shareholders may have moved their funds long before a particular food scandal hits a producer. The responsibility of obese people is minimal compared to that of industry, but the power to act is in everyone’s hands: cooking oneself, promoting organic food, boycotting products from stock exchange companies, promoting the citizens’ initiative referendum, the independence of prosecutors and the abolition of high frequency trading.

Je mange bien Je fais du sport Mais les pesticides me dérèglent

Let’s democratize art

Brainstorm: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/173993760515/brainstorm-jacques-higelin-jsuis-quun-grain-de

L’insignifiance: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/171512218050/linsignifiance

Croûte pour trinquer en l’honneur de Kiki de Montparnasse: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158312091820/croûte-pour-trinquer-en-lhonneur-de-kiki-de

Rencontre: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158547908670/rencontre

L’interview: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/160990725730/linterview

Choisir sa presse: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/173357859260/choisir-sa-presse-le-monde-diplomatique-médias

What kind of democracy do we want?: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180687294075/what-kind-of-democracy-do-we-want-a-multitude-is

NOUS NE SOMMES PAS DUPES – Collectif Yellow Submarine

War and Peace at the UN

In 1961, Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane, which wanted to establish a UN right of interference in Katanga (Congo), crashed. The square in front of the General Secretariat in New York still bears his name.



The project to establish a right of interference falls through. This means that the UN cannot intervene when a conflict occurs within a country. It can only intervene when one country declares war on another.

The UN is therefore not intervening, or too late, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Chechnya or Syria.

In cases such as Haiti or East Timor, the UN intervenes when it is an internal conflict. This is because there is no commercial interest that puts pressure on the presidents of the USA, France, Russia, China and the United Kingdom. This is important because they are the ones who are part of the security council.

Bernard Kouchner relaunches the idea of the UN’s right of interference. He has not enough support and the idea falls through again.

Several conflicts erupt without the UN intervening or, on the contrary, making the situation worse. This makes the institution less credible. Horrible massacres such as in Sebrenica or Aleppo are taking place.


So why do I still have confidence and why do I have my hopes for the UN?

Since the creation of the UN, the risk of dying from violent aggression has collapsed. The number of countries that have declared war to another has also fallen. The number of injured, maimed and dead is much lower in internal conflicts than in conflicts between countries.

It is a fact that peace has progressed thanks to the UN: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/battle-related-deaths-in-state-based-conflicts-since-1946-by-world-region

The very idea of the duty of interference is gradually gaining ground in the face of state sovereignty. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souverainet%C3%A9#Les_limites_%C3%A0_la_souverainet%C3%A9_issues_of_intergovernmental_organizations

But the UN does much more for peace, helping people to live better.

The results on child labour, slavery and women’s rights are staggering. No one can deny the effectiveness of WHO, which has been directly involved in the eradication of certain diseases. Who could criticize UNICEF?







The introduction of indicators has served as a lever for States to face up to their real actions, and not those of their propaganda.

The UN is effective. The UN is still in its infancy.

Some are frustrated because they do not intervene in internal conflicts; let us mobilize to ask for interference!

Let us also ask the institution to measure the progress of democracy through a popular initiative referendum indicator (e.g. how many there have been, results respected): https://sdg-tracker.org

The current UN Secretary General is a man of courage who fought against the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal. He will surely listen to the requests made to him. With popular support, it will be easier for him to convince the powerful ones: http://inthesetimes.com/article/19820/united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-refugees-multiculturalism

Giving priority to peace also means making better use of public money by freeing the institutions from lobbies which press for their commercial interests, before peace is established: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/24/peacekeeping-cant-be-done-on-the-cheap-united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres


It is very important for the UN to have people who support them. We are not the only ones. More and more groups around the world are pushing to help bring about this popular referendum project in the face of the increasingly autocratic trend of “liberal democracies”. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is concerned about these issues.

V-DEM is a department of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It officially provides indicators and statistics for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 16 (related to peace, justice and strong institutions).

The V-DEM Annual Report 2017: https://www.v-dem.net/media/filer_public/91/14/9114ff4a-357e-4296-911a-6bb57bcc6827/v-dem_annualreport2017.pdf

The UN has already collaborated in 2015 with the V-DEM cabinet to consider the measurement of the referendum on popular initiative. V-DEM provided statistics for the SDG in 2015 in a very technical report: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/43561144.pdf

This index measures:

(1) the ease with which each type of popular vote can be initiated and approved, and

(2) the importance of this vote (if approved).

The ease of initiation is measured by:

(a) the existence of a process of direct democracy,

(b) the number of signatures required; and

© the time limits for collecting signatures.

The ease of approval is measured by the quorums relating to domain names in :

(a) participation,

(b) approval,

© the supermajority, and

(d) a majority of the district.

With regard to the importance of the vote, it examines its decisive nature (whether the decision is binding or not) and the threatening capacity of direct democracy mechanisms at the initiative of citizens, measured by the frequency with which direct popular votes have been used and approved in the past. Finally, the study tests the validity of the new measure, discussing its strengths and limitations.

The next revision of the indicators of SDG 16 (Peaceful and inclusive societies) will be in July 2019 with the opportunity to include the direct democracy indicator. If the project does not pass, the next chance to ask for a referendum on a citizens’ initiative at the UN will be in 2030.


Petition to the UN in accordance with the sustainable development objective n°16 “peace, justice and strong institutions” (https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/fr/ …), for the Popular Initiative Referendum: sign here: http://chng.it/TXCknMhm and forward it to your friends.

Is the world getting better or worse? A look at the numbers | StevenPinker |TEDTalks | https://youtu.be/yCm9Ng0bbEQ  

How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030 | MichaelGreen | TEDTalks: https://t.co/BnGtJVraZx

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 377: https://youtu.be/AkTTpreLvNg

联合国的战争与和平: https://tmblr.co/ZprwNe2fXt8n2

Война и мир в ООН: https://tmblr.co/ZprwNe2fY02kx

Guerre et Paix à l’ONU:  https://tmblr.co/ZprwNe2fWTBUA

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.

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts | UN News


Si vous avez la chance d’être protégé par votre statut ou votre pays, vous avez le devoir de vous servir: http://chng.it/DHtc8HMV

Main tendue: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181769674190/main-tendue-appel-à-la-poursuite-de-la-lutte

Les rouges et les jaunes: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181545667825/les-rouges-et-les-jaunes-foulards-rouges-contre

Le levier économique: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181291168120/le-levier-économique-charles-stewart-parnell

Successful protesters: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181195356610/successful-protesters-lets-have-a-quick-look-back

Je veux briller:https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181712917330/mes-hormones-veulent-de-ladmiration-je-veux

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.

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts | UN News


A helping hand – Call for the pursuit of the fight

Dear promoters of direct democracy, from all countries,

First of all, congratulations to those who continue the fight in the field and from their places, each according to their means. A thought also for all the victims of violence, whatever their side.

Many good actions such as boycotts, road toll lifts, blockages of the most powerful hypermarkets and extraordinary coordination without a leader in power. We managed to make them shiver. The people are regaining their rights effectively.

On the other hand, there are also far too many demonstrators in the city centres and in the places of power. For my part, I understand the latter, but I think that unfortunately this is falling into a trap. The State is a fuse box, it is there to take the blows in the place of the owners of multinational companies (e. g. Total, Auchan, Carrefour, Vinci) who have the reality of power in most countries of the world. Head of states and ministers draw anger at them with provocations. So, we march through the city, we take prefectures and ministries. For what purpose? What is the cost for those who fall victim to the many police officers still loyal to power? Where’s the lever? The damage will be repaired with our taxes, nothing more. The real perpetrators of state corruption are even less concerned. These actions allow them to live normally.

Political power is a fuse box. What will happen when the head of state or the ruling party, having focused all the hatred on him, resigns, self-dissolves, followed by elections to choose the next fuse? Months lost, false hopes for change and a loss of momentum in the struggles.

This message is a call to focus on actions that can lead the government’s financiers to ask their elected puppets to accept our demand to adopt the referendum on popular initiative in the constitution. Here are some of the proposals:

– Continue to lift road tolls.

– Block as much as possible access to the country’s two or three largest hypermarkets stores.

– Advocate for prosecutors who are independent of the government and locally elected. The crimes of the financiers in power, elected officials and their bullies must no longer be dismissed without consequences. With the ability of prosecutors to seize Interpol, these often highly mobile white-collar criminals will no longer have a country to hide and enjoy their money.

– Demand an amnesty law for whistle-blowers. Yes, many finance workers have been involved in corruption, our impoverishment and people poisoning, but we have everything to gain from those who want to defect and expose the crimes of their employers or colleagues. We have seen, for example, with the Panama Papers, implant files, Snowden, Assange, Chelsea Manning, etc., that some financial insiders really want to participate in democratic struggles and bring down the oligarchy.

– Call on the United Nations to promote direct democracy in our countries. We all know that the United Nations cannot impose it, but it can measure and promote it. In fact, it cannot deny to apply what is in its founding texts. Even a dictator doesn’t like to be pointed at. International organizations can be valuable allies. It is a reality that the UN, despite all its past failure and our frustrations, have advanced peace by drastically reducing wars between countries, reducing child labour by nine tenth, and defeating the greatest diseases in history, such as smallpox. They are doing their job, do not confuse them with the European Union.

To all of us, keep having courage, we have every reason to be proud of the work done so far, victory may be unlikely, but it is possible if we use our anger for our own ends and not in the service of the opponents of democracy.

Pour lire ceci en français: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181769674190/main-tendue-appel-à-la-poursuite-de-la-lutte

Petition to the UN for the Popular Initiative Referendum in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions” (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg16), for the referendum on the Citizenship Initiative: sign here: http://chng.it/TXCknMhm via Change and pass on to your friends:-)

My hormones want admirationhttps://tmblr.co/ZprwNe2fGP4AT

The Red and the Yellowhttps://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181554498725/the-red-and-the-yellow-red-scarves-against-yellow

Successful protesters: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181195356610/ successful-protesters-lets-have-a-quick-look-back

The leader – we?https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181677923775/the-leader-we

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.

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts | UN News


The leader? WE


The government is trying to impose leaders on yellow vests that do not want them:

Fly Rider
Jacline Mouraud
Priscillia Ludosky
Etienne Chouard

It is quite clear that the government is trying to make Eric Drouet a martyr.

After his first arrest, several petitions to free him were circulated:

like this one: https://www.change.org/p/nous-les-gilets-jaunes-libérer-eric-drouet

They have been signed by thousands of people.

He was arrested a second time when he came with a dozen friends, without yellow vests, to place a candle at the Concorde in memory of the dead since the beginning of the movement.

The atmosphere was calm. Here is the Concorde a few minutes before his arrest: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/live/message/5c2/d1d/fb8/256/bfc/6c1/70a/ad1.htm

Here are the images of his second arrest: https://twitter.com/ClementLanot/status/1080557500645158912?s=20
and his indictment: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/live/message/5c2/d2c/4a8/256/bfc/6c1/70a/af4.html
Mélanchon is the first to have reacted on france info. He would be happy to be the leader the government is looking for.

Of course we must defend Eric Drouet but without dispersing ourselves. The goal is not to prevent the government from making arrests, it is stronger at this game. The aim is to defend democracy.

Let us not lose focus by focusing on people, that is exactly what the government wants. Let us continue to defend the ideas that bring us together. The Popular Initiative is what the yellow vests want to talk about and that is what they must talk about despite the government’s provocations.

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.“ Sun Tzu –  The Art of War

The reds and the yellows: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181554498725/the-red-and-the-yellow-red-scarves-against-yellow

4600 police officers exhausted to supervise the demonstrators: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180712877670/only-4600-exhausted-police-officers-to-supervise

Petition to the UN for the Popular Initiative Referendum in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 16 "Peace, justice and strong institutions” (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg16), for the referendum on the Citizenship Initiative: sign here: http://chng.it/TXCknMhm via Change and pass on to your friends:-)

Yes to the referendum on popular initiative: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158886557375/oui-au-référendum-dinitiative-populaire-pétition

Tomorrow – Chapter 3: The Economy: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/165431928955/demainlefilm

Successful protesters: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181195356610/successful-protesters-lets-have-a-quick-look-back

Voices: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/173639682525/voix-alimentation-la-ruche-qui-dit-oui

Wishing a safe journey to the yellow vests: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180241239260/wishing-a-safe-journey-to-the-yellow-vests-the

The situation of yellow vests on 25 November: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180480765525/the-situation-of-yellow-vests-today-1-fed-up-with

The economic lever: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/181291168120/le-levier-économique-charles-stewart-parnell

What kind of democracy do we want?: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180687294075/what-kind-of-democracy-do-we-want-a-multitude-is

How to launch a popular initiative: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180988250530/initiative-populaire-comment-lancer-une-initiative

Pour lire ceci en français: https://tmblr.co/ZprwNe2fCcJG2

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.

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts | UN News


And that if this is the America we’re trying to save,
maybe, we need to ask ourselves,
Why save this America?
The America I want to save is the America we’ve never had.
It didn’t need
to end up like this.
And it still doesn’t.
Evil is a slow moving organism.
By the time it coalesces
into one giant terror,
it is too late.
We had spent too much time
trying to comfort ourselves
with the belief
that the Constitution
would save us.
Elections would save us.
The special prosecutor
would save us.
Impeachment would save us.
We kept hoping,
but it was that hope
that killed us.
Hope was wishful
and passive
and comforting.
We didn’t need comfort.
We needed action.
And sometimes, I guess
it takes a Donald Trump
to make us wake up and realize
that what we need to do
is to acknowledge
that we have to get rid of
the whole rotten system
that gave us Trump.
And to realize that now,
right now, our time is up.
We need to act immediately

Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore


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.

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts | UN News : https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032741