NUIT DEBOUT MOVEMENT https://facebook.com/events/… Our mobilization was initially aimed at protesting against the French Labour Law. This reform is not an isolated case, since it comes as a new piece in the austerity measures which already affected our European neighbors and which will have the same effects as the Italian Job Acts or the Reforma Laboral in Spain. This concretely means more layoffs, more precarity, growing inequalities and the shaping of private interests. We refuse to suffer this shock strategy, notably imposed in the context of an authoritarian state of emergency. ...This movement was not born and will not die in Paris. From the Arab Spring to the 15M Movement, from Tahrir Square to Gezi park, Republic square and the plenty of other places occupied tonight in France are depicting the same angers, the same hopes and the same conviction: the need for a new society, where Democracy, Dignity and Liberty would not be hollow shells. Joins #GlobalDebout #NuitDebout
[deleted user] Great to see that, Elanor! The more people living an ordinary moderate life, trying to make ends meet, make their voice heard, the stronger the impact of it becomes. In Holland it's exactly as you described here and to my amazement it's also the same in the UK, for its residents. Infrastructure is in decline, roads are becoming eroded and only plasters of concrete are used to cover it, causing much uneven surface. It only helps on the short term. This sort of maintenance is examplary for the whole of society, living according rules made up by the UK government. Ehh... by those in shady corners on a safe distance, I believe .