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.
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