PROGRAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING after THE CALL IN ENGLISH
WE CALL FOR A #GLOBALDEBOUT DAY OF ACTION ON THE 15 OF MAY, 2016
We call on peoples movements across the world to mobilise for justice and real democracy on the weekend of May 15th, 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 7th and 8th in Paris at Place de Republique to debate, to share our experiences and to begin to construct together common solutions. There we will strategise and prepare for an international action on MAY 15th (#76mars). On this date we will occupy, mobilise and take direct action together across the world.
Nuit Debout’s first aim is to create a space for the ‘convergence of stuggles’. 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 poltical rule of the 1 % and their world. We are here to take back our cities, our places of work and our lives.
On May 7th and 8th, 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.
—INTERNATIONAL MEETING PROGRAMME – May 7th-8th—
FRIDAY NIGHT: welcoming our international friends
SATURDAY MORNING: general assembly
1/ Introduction to the week-end with a brief explanation of NuitDebout’s history
2/ Open mic interventions of international activists
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: transnational solidarity and organisation of #GlobalDebout (15M)
1/ Thematic assemblies organised by international and local groups
2/ Three assemblies to debate on initiatives, techniques and tools used in social movements
1st group: Social movements working on resistance (such as one day action, strikes, demonstrations, social media campaigns)
2nd group: Social movements living parallel to the system, resilience and alternatives (such as zadists, squatters, sans papiers, autonomous zones)
3rd group: Social movements working on having an impact on the power structures to create political incidence: (such as popular initiatives on laws, citizen platforms, new democracy platforms, new forms of democracy)
4th group: Towards a transnational social movement?; communication & social media as tools to share experiences and knowledge to expand our movements internationally; the resonance different movements have on each other (15M/Indignados, Occupy, Nuit Debout)
3/ Towards a #GlobalDebout on May 15th: group meetings to organise the decentralised mobilisations of May 15th: strategy, communication, content and action.
SATURDAY EVENING: lets meet each other, sharing music, food & a good chat!
1/ General assembly presenting the conclusions of the different groups working the previous day.
2/ Closure act.