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

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032741


Fahrenheit 11/9: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8632862/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1


Petition to the UN in accordance with sustainable development goals #16 “peace, justice and strong institutions” (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg16 ), for the Popular Initiative Referendum

Sign here: http://chng.it/7ZyzgZRB and then forward it!


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Courage is found in unlikely places. Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

JRR Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings (and The Silmarillion appendix)

Wishing a safe journey to the yellow vests

The movement began because many people were outraged by the sharp rise in fuel prices. Let’s welcome their first popular success on Saturday, November 17, 2018 when they blocked access to supermarkets.

Do you think they will turn to other less dangerous means of action such as boycotting these same consumer temples? Behind industrial products are the powerful people who finance this “representative democracy”, which decides for the French in the interests of the richest, the oligarchy.

Of course, success is as dangerous as failure. If successful, they will be joined and taken over by the parties, unions and lobbies on all sides that they will have to manage. It is a risk that it is beneficial to take and perhaps they will succeed together and despite everything to manage democratically and in a participatory way this movement that gives a breath of fresh air to French democracy!

It is not for the future to tell us. It is up to the citizens to make the future. To take back their country.

The movement of yellow vests can lead to so many different results: something good, something bad or both. No one can say today.

However, there is hope. The hope that participants will develop a taste for organizing actions in a participatory and democratic way. To find the path of personal initiative that leads to collective action, and not the other way around. After that, there is only one step, certainly a difficult one, towards the implementation of the same process for the drafting of laws by popular initiative.

Let us hope that this will lead to a more direct democracy.


Atlantico – Les gilets jaunes ou le deuil de la démocratie représentative : SOS corps intermédiaires disparus: https://www.atlantico.fr/decryptage/3558628/les-gilets-jaunes-ou-le-deuil-de-la-democratie-representative–sos-corps-intermediaires-disparus-christophe-boutin

Le Monde – « Gilets jaunes » : « La mèche est allumée… On attend la relève »: https://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2018/11/18/gilets-jaunes-la-meche-est-allumee-on-attend-la-releve_5385051_3224.html

La situation des gilets jaunes aujourd’hui: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180479499655/la-situation-des-gilets-jaunes-aujourdhui-1-un

Gilets Jaunes Coordination (Serveur Discord): http://www.giletsjaunes-coordination.fr

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

Contempt is not automatichttps://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/185151419405/contempt-is-not-automatic

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

Tomorrow – Chap 3: L’économie: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/165431928955/demainlefilm

Travail, famille, consommation vs liberté, égalité, fraternité: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158740398389/travail-famille-consommation-vs-liberté-egalité

Demain – la démocratie: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/164301056995/tomorrow-chap-4-la-démocratie-the-panama

Oui au référendum d’initiative populaire: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/158886557375/oui-au-référendum-dinitiative-populaire-sur-le

Le chiffon rouge Moderne: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/177737397710/le-chiffon-rouge-moderne-le-chiffon-rouge

La liberté guidant le peuple: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/tagged/liberté-guidant-le-peuple

Les oisillons qui attendent la becquée prendront leur envol: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/165045035925/the-chicks-waiting-for-the-beaked-will-take-flight

Parcours épique: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/180075513835/parcours-épique-le-cheval-va-t-il-sauter-bien-sûr

Gilets Jaunes Coordination (Serveur Discord): http://www.giletsjaunes-coordination.fr

Restaurant on a platter

I went to the restaurant

With my two darlings.
It was 6:45 pm,
We waited in the rain.

Sesame, open up .. Please, come on!
The palace of flavours opened its doors at 7pm sharp,
Not a second before.

Overwhelmed servers;
no way to order, 
must say that they are stupid or what?
I can see only two of them!

Come on my darlings, we’re leaving!

I know, …, you want a dessert,
But then they took 45 minutes
just to bring the menu
and it’s been 20 minutes that we sign the waitress to take our order.
You do not understand … It’s normal … My little darlings, you’re too young …
We’ll take the chocolate cake but
Elsewhere ….

Second restaurant,
“We do not serve desserts only, you have to order a dish first;
otherwise, we do not serve you. ”
That’s right, it’s the golden rule, my mistake.
Mea culpa.

Third restaurant, the next day,
We arrived at 11:55;
only 5 minutes to crane
outside,
with the little ones,
on a narrow sidewalk
to watch through the panel windows
the staff quietly eating their meals
and surrounded by empty tables.
AND, aren’t we even entitled to a table with a glass of water?

Do not move children!
Are we playing statues? No, you do not want to?
Once our buttocks warm, we wait 30 minutes for the menu …
Not even water on the table.
That’s enough,
We disembark this shipwreck.

In the evening … Like chewy meat, I keep on my promise to the kids. 
McDonald’s is NOT an option.
We arrive at 18:58, phew! 
Only two minutes ahead of time but the little ones have fangs.
“When do we eat?”
And again, another 40 minutes 
just for the menu.

Fourth restaurant, No way… 
At 1pm they have nothing to eat … ??? !!!

Fortunately I have great strawberries at home and even polenta!
It’s a great party!
In addition, even if I am rich, I am tired of being treated like cattle. 
I prefer to cook, 
it’s more rewarding.

But still, I’m stubborn and want to see my home country succeed at least once.
Fifth restaurant … At 6:40 pm, I ask:
“Can we eat?”
“Yes Yes. Restaurant, here to eat”, said the waitress of the Chinese restaurant as if I was fat stupid … 
At last, we can eat!  
Party Time!

I thought there was an economic crisis here!
Tourism is a big industry, why refrain it?
What is going on?
Why are the restaurants all behaving likewise and the waiters all walking at the same martial pace, breathing stress all the way? 
The chi-kong, 
that must work well …

All these laws, all these rules, all these traditions,
Don’t you think they should be revisited?
What about a direct democracy, 
in my country, AND  very quickly! 
And also in each country!

What about universal basic income for more freedom and more intelligence and more diversity to the economy of my country! Of each country! More freedom for employers, more security for everyone, less stress and more opportunity to take risks.

Let’s defend our values, do not let us trample any more. Chatting in your living room with friends is not enough anymore. Let’s think about how to move and change things effectively.
Let’s write, make images, re-tweet / blog / publish … on the internet … on what we like… Let’s document ourselves with quality information (reliable sources, documented, with scientific evidence, studies and figures); Let us take inspiration from recent revolutions (Arab Spring, etc.) and accept the support of the strong ones who are ready to help us such as the UN and the Red Cross. Let’s visit countries that practice direct or functioning democracies, copy their good ideas and participate in the debates that will create tomorrow (Future of work, Universal Basic Income, Tomorrow movie, Ciné ONU).

Turn the page

Otherwise, we will be eaten …

When everyone is afraid and under pressure, it develops everyone for themselves, aggressiveness and irrationality.The universal basic income is for everyone. No need to categorize people, no paperwork….. Just the freedom to take time to train oneself, to receive according to one’s needs and to work more efficiently… according to one’s means… Recognising informal work which currently represents 60% of workers, why not pay them like the 40 others…; to be part of society, to improve it, to have the opportunity to think of what is best for everyone and to vote accordingly.


Pour lire ceci en français, cliquez ici: https://aurianneor.tumblr.com/post/177399225905/restaurant-sur-un-plateau-jsuis-allé-au-resto


How to get involved – Sustainable development: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/mgos

Travail décent et économie informelle:
https://www.ilo.org/public/french/standards/relm/ilc/ilc90/pdf/rep-vi.pdf

More than 60 per cent of the world’s employed population are in the informal economy: https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_627189/lang–en/index.htm