2016/05/14

Call for a #GlobalDebout day of action on may 15, 2016

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RT.com: ‘Nuit Debout’ goes global: France’s youth-led movement urges worldwide protests on May 15
The French protest movement “Nuit Debout” (Up All Night) plans to go international, urging people around Europe and the world to take to the streets to protest austerity, among many other grievances, on May 15. In the photo: A woman faces French anti riot policemen as they block the access to the Place de la Republique Read more…
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Paolo Gerbaudo: Nuit Debout: building an open movement in France’s squares Interview on the driving force behind the social mobilization and the inclusiveness of the movement
Michèle Brand: What is the “Nuit Debout”? Like the Occupy Wall Street encampments, Nuit Debout’s central gathering point acts as an incubator for protests
Denis Godard: France: Reflections on ‘Nuit Debout’ After years of apparent apathy and advance of all the reactionary tendencies in French society, something has changed which renews hope
Gilbert Mercier: Nuit Debout: Dawn of a Revolution? Nuit Debout envisions an era of social justice and ecological responsibility
Sam Cossar-Gilbert: #NuitDebout Over the last months France has been rocked by mass protests, occupations, and strikes
Various Contributors: #NuitDebout calls for global action on May 15 On the day of May 15 we will rise up together for a global day of action
Benjamin Sourice: #NuitDebout: a convergence of struggles takes shape in France The #NuitDebout movement took root from a simple question: “how do we scare them?” The answer was obvious: by spending the night on our feet!
Sam Cossar-Gilbert: #NuitDebout: a movement is growing in France’s squares Fed up with inequality, unemployment and labor reforms — and increasingly outraged at the financial and political elite — tens of thousands across France are taking to the streets and the squares
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Stathis Kouvelakis: Overturning a World France’s Nuit Debout movement has the potential to not just defeat a single law, but to move beyond defensive struggles.
 Denis Godard: Up All Night
France’s Nuit Debout movement is mobilizing anger at austerity outside of traditional channels
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Serge Halimi: Why firefighters are against free trade The French demonstrators in the Nuit Debout movement (Up All Night) hope that a convergence of struggles will enable them to extend their appeal beyond the young and university-educated, and become part of an international dynamic. One of their campaign issues — the rejection of free trade treaties (1) — may help those objectives. The intricacies Read more…
Jonah Birch: A French Spring Popular protests have erupted against efforts to dismantle France’s labor code
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Marina Sitrin: From Paris with Love and Lessons Paris is alive with democracy
Marisa Holmes: The Spirit of Occupy Lives on in France’s Emerging Direct Democracy Movement With each experiment lessons are learned, but they need to be shared. This work will not be easy. There will be repression. However, it must be done
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Sonali Kolhatkar: Two Weeks Into a Major Uprising, French Activists Still Staying ‘Up All Night’ Perhaps these explosive uprisings ought to be seen as a natural expression of the mass frustration people feel about their increased subservience to corporate power and political elites
ROAR Collective: Protesters take to the streets across Europe — in photos Tens of thousands of people have occupied the streets of major European capitals in recent days. Could this spring mark the start of a new cycle of struggles?
Jamie Kelsey-Fry: Rêve Générale to Panama Papers From France to Iceland, two seemingly disparate movements converge around the same dream


We call for a #GlobalDebout day of action on may 15, 2016!

We call on peoples movements across the world to mobilize for justice and real democracy on the 15 of May, 2016 for a #GLOBALDEBOUT. We invite you to come to Paris for an International Gathering of movements at Place de la Republic on May 7 and 8.
Today #46mars (April 15) is just two weeks after one million people mobilized in Paris and the movement Nuit Debout continues to grow. In numerous French and foreign cities, #Nuitdebout (Night on our Feet) is a light in the dark, it gives testimony to our hopes, dreams and common rebellions. Those who have taken the squares in the past and those who are taking them NOW: we know something is happening.
The struggle for a better world is Global and without boarders, let’s construct together a global spring of resistance! Join to us on May 7 and 8 in Paris at Place de Republique to debate, to share our experiences and to begin to construct together common solutions. There we will strategize and prepare for an International day of Action on MAY 15 (#76mars). On this date we will occupy, mobilize and take direct action together across the world.
Nuit Debout’s first aim is to create a space for the ‘convergence of struggles’. We hope this convergence will go beyond France and spread worldwide. There exist numerous links between social movements in all four corners of the world; from unemployment to the imposition of the financial markets, from the destruction of the environment to war and unacceptable inequality.
In response to a system based on competition and individualism, we answer with the solidarity, participatory democracy and collective action. Our differences are not a source of divisions, but rather our strength, as we complement each other struggles. We are neither listened nor represented by the current economic system.
Together we retake public space and politics because politics is a matter of all of us. Now is not the moment retreat, but to come together for change.
We are the 99% and we are here to reject the financial and political rule of the 1% and their world. We are here to take back our cities, our places of work and our lives.
On May 7 and 8, let’s come together to Paris to the square of the Republic!
On the day of May 15 we will rise up together for a global day of action.
#NuitDebout everywhere! #GlobalDebout!