Yellow Vests of Commercy: Embryonic direct democracy begins

HELP ENLIGHTEN YOUR FELLOWS. BE SURE TO PASS THIS ON. SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON IT.

Patrice Greanville

As seen in these images, there are signs that the Gilets Jaunes are beginning to coalesce into direct democracy groups—people’s councils, or eventually soviets.

This may lead to the formation of a national network of people’s assemblies which one day in the near future may lead to the creation of a parallel national assembly or a de facto parallel state. If so, this impasse, unless satisfactorily resolved, could lead to civil war, or a prolonged paralysis of French society, as neither side would recognise the other.

This is the possible significance of these early buds of spontaneous democracy. The year 2019 may well turn out to be a turning point for humanity. The people no longer believe in neoliberal “democracy”.—PG


Excerpt from the general meeting of the yellow vests of Commercy (Meuse),

January 9th. On the menu: the election of spokespersons.

Which voting method to use? Nominations, a vote by preference, a draw?

Read our report on the yellow vests of Commercy.

 

Extrait de l’assemblée générale des gilets jaunes de Commercy (Meuse), le 9 janvier. Au menu: l’élection de porte-parole. Quel mode de scrutin retenir? Des dépôts de candidatures, un vote par préférence, un tirage au sort? Lire notre reportage sur les gilets jaunes de Commercy: https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/fran…

 

Mediapart

Published on Jan 11, 2019

 


About the Author
P. Greanville is The Greanville Post’s founding editor.


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