samedi 21 janvier 2017

Un poème de Christophe BREGAINT (France).

Il y a tous 
Ces gens
Qui essayent d’apprivoiser
Dans l’immédiat
Un temps
Chargé d’histoire
Sans paroles

Minute par minute
Heure par heure
D’ici à là
Ils se pressent
Pour intégrer leur vie 
A un horaire restreint
Et rigoureux

Jamais prendre la mesure
Du déclin d’une rose

Christophe BREGAINT

U.S : Starting now, there are no sidelines.

Dear friend,

Are you ready? We’re changing the rules for building power. We’re no longer following the pretense of civility for civility’s sake. We’re building an Opposition that’s bigger than a chanting crowd, stronger than Donald Trump’s iron fist, and more strategic than our winning tactics of the past. And we need you to be apart of this movement to take back our country and resist Trump every step of the way.

Starting at noon, our rights as Americans go up for sale. Our country will be led by a President who will sell off this country and the progress we’ve achieved just to make more money for himself, his family, and his white supremacist and billionaire friends.
But, we are not defeated. We know the majority of Americans believe in values of justice and equity. And we’re ready to hold anyone accountable who is a traitor to those values-- we’re leading the Opposition. That includes any executive who helps build Trump’s Muslim registry, any Senator who confirms Trump's parade of unqualified and dangerous Cabinet appointees, and any Democratic leader who won’t show they have a strong backbone to stand up for our core rights and freedoms as Americans. And the Opposition isn’t just made up of the staff at our organization.
It’s everyone who cares about justice and equity--the Opposition is made up of people like you. That’s why we’re reaching out to you to help us continue the important work of holding the line against Donald Trump and his cabinet of corrupt politicians and CEOs without conscience.

For the past eleven years, we’ve weakened right-wing lobbyists like ALEC, taken on corruption in Silicon Valley, and cancelled television shows that propagated racist misinformation like the “Glenn Beck Show.” But now, we’re entering a new era which requires a new strategy. And we have one: we’re doing everything we can to halt harmful initiatives like the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, ensure that Democratic leadership is accountable to our movement constituencies, and safeguard the social safety net that protects our families, elders, and children.
Starting today, there are no sidelines. There will be no hostage negotiations or concessions for our most basic rights and freedoms. They’re either with us--ready to protect the majority of Americans, or they’re against us.

Until justice is real,

Rashad and the Color Of Change team

Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.

à Paris, mercredi prochain, l'écrivaine, réalisatrice et poète Joëlle THIENARD dédicacera son roman, "Le Trésor".

Paris, le 20 janvier 2017

Chère Amie, cher Ami,

Joëlle Thienard, écrivaine, réalisatrice et poète, membre actif d'Actes de présence vous invité à une

Soirée dédicace

de son roman
 Le Trésor

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le mercredi 25 janvier 2017

19 h

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France : Prenons le pouvoir pour le partager !

we sign it - Les voeux de La Belle Démocratie : prenons le pouvoir pour le partager !

20 janvier 2017

Prenons le pouvoir pour le partager

Pour cette année 2017, année politique de tous les possibles, nous appelons de tous nos vœux le plus grand parti de France, le parti silencieux de toutes celles et ceux qui n'y croient plus, indigné.e.s, anti-système, abstentionnistes, non inscrit.e.s sur les listes électorales, votant.e.s désespéré.e.s, à présenter pour la première fois ses candidat.e.s dans toutes les circonscriptions pour rentrer à l'Assemblée nationale en juin prochain....Lire la suite 


Premiers signataires :

Benjamin Ball, collectif pour une transition citoyenne
Lara Berrezel, créatrice de réalité
Christophe Dumais, professeur d'intelligence collective
Christian Fauliau, économiste
Christine Illana - Le Scornet, Assemblée nationale citoyenne
Philippe Kuhn, Ma voix, Citoyens, colibris 67
Jean Lambret, membre du Collectif solidaire d'Ensemble pour Elancourt (78)
Daniel Le Scornet, Assemblée nationale citoyenne
Delphine Lyon, les Audacieux
Charlotte Marchandise, candidate citoyenne à la présidentielle via
Céline Mislin, citoyenne
François Pecqueur, appel "Nous la majorité"
Cédric Pivier, Assemblée nationale citoyenne
Mathias Roux, citoyen
Philippe Saugier-Séranne, appel "Nous la majorité"
Super Châtaigne, justicier des Français

La poésie puissante du haïtien Claude Sterlin ROZEMA.


les fantômes du temps
en ombres floues
passent obliquement dans un monde plat
où vont-ils sous les hiéroglyphes
qui se sont tapis sous les escaliers sans issue

laissez rebondir sur les pavés du néant
l’ombre de l’ombre qui se noie 
de l’autre côté des ruines


le fond du jour 
dans les rues vides 
fait des passes aux passants mouvants 
à des foules solitaires
qui n’ont plus de nom 
ils sont gravés dans l’oubli


Claude Sterlin ROZEMA
19 Janvier 2017

vendredi 20 janvier 2017


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U.S : NBC is doing PR for racists.

Tell NBC: don’t normalize white nationalists !
We can't let white supremacists become normalized again.
NBC has been covering the so-called “alt-right” without explaining who they really are: white nationalists and white supremacists.


Dear friend, 

The term "alt-right" is intentionally used to cover hate speech in a cloak of respectability. By adopting this term instead of the more accurate "white nationalism", NBC reinforces and legitimizes an ideology of hatred. One that says that citizenship, dignity, and rights should belong exclusively to white men.

Our communities have fought and organized for too long to allow the media to normalize neo-nazi rhetoric. That’s why we’re telling NBC to stop using the term “alt-right.” Since the election, they've gone overboard with creating a Trump normalization machine to validate the hateful rhetoric of the illegitimate President-Elect and his supporters.1 And this goesdirectly against the guidelines that the Associated Press: the standard-setter for American journalism, has outlined for media. 
Because the term is fairly new, it allows the message of white nationalism and populism to spread under a new name--rebranding the horrors of white supremacy for an audience hungry to be a part of Trump’s racist, misogynist America. And it's not like Trump's direct tie to the rebranding of white nationalism is a secret--after all, his senior advisor, Stephen Bannon is a known architect of the "alt-right" movement.Yet NBC continues to use the term, deliberately ignoring the standards that other outlets are following.That's why it's more important than ever that we hold them accountable for their normalization of Trump and his white nationalist rhetoric.

NBC has been especially egregious in their normalization of Trump's white nationalist-influenced campaign and public persona. After public outcry, they announced that they would be severing a business relationship with Trump due to values of equity and inclusion. But just weeks later, after the tides turned in Trump's favor, they allowed him to host Saturday Night Live, kept him on as a paid producer of the "Apprentice", refused to release "Apprentice" tapes where producers revealed he had used the "n-word", and even featured him on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" where Fallon petted his hair and conducted a jokey, pleasant interview where there was little mention of his rampant racism, misogyny, and anti-Muslim rhetoric. We need news outlets that stick to their guns when it comes to rejecting hateful values and delivering accurate media, not networks that will easily change their values to curry favor with the powerful.

This new branding of white supremacy isn’t an accident. Instead of calling this political movement rife with white nationalism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism: “white nationalism”, its leaders have developed intentionally vague language to fuel this movement of hate.4 White nationalists have been working overtime to appeal to middle-class white Americans.They’ve taken off their hooded white robes and slipped into clean-cut suits-- intentionally separating themselves from poor whites with a full rebranding of neo-nazi values with coded haircuts, expensive watches, and prestigious educations.5

But, we can’t let this new, acceptable-seeming white nationalism slink its way back into popular consciousness. For decades, Black folks have fought to de-normalize white supremacy--organizing for fair employment, housing, and anti-discrimination legislation.
Now, Americans have elected a president who's installing white nationalist leadership in the White House and making white supremacy mainstream again--Trump hasn’t even been inaugurated yet and already, hate crimes have risen to a level not seen since 9/11.6 And NBC is a conspirator in this mainstream white supremacy when they allow white nationalism rebrand itself.  We’ve fought too hard.

The media must be accountable for their power to dictate the language we use and the ideas that we discuss.But so far, NBC has relished in the sensationalism and rating bonanzas that Trump’s outrageous misogyny and racism have brought the networks. It’s been reported that Donald Trump received an estimated $2 billion of free media.7 And in turn, NBC has profited, with primetime viewership on MSNBC up 50%.8 With the lives of so many at stake, we cannot allow NBC to play the middle.

By continuing to the use the term “alt-right” and not “white nationalist” or “white supremacist”, NBC is choosing a side.Instead of honoring cherished journalistic values of transparency and honesty, they’re choosing to feed into the white supremacist PR machine.
The stakes are too high. As Black folks, Muslims, Latinos, and the LGBTQ community fear for their lives in the wake of emboldened white supremacists, NBC must be clear and integral in their reporting of hate group ideology. They must “call a spade a spade”, and stop normalizing a hate-fuelled movement that seeks to harm us.

Until justice is real, 

Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Anika, Jade, Evan, Corina, the rest of the Color Of Change team

References :

“NBC Is Building A Trump Normalization Machine.” Media Matters, 4 January 2017.

"News Outlets Rethink Usage of the Term 'Alt-Right.'" The New York Times, 28 November 2016.

"Fear rises that Bannon could bring the "alt-right" into White House." Politico, 14 November 2016.

“Alternative Right.” Southern Poverty Law Center.

“For the Alt Right, Dapper Suits Are A Propaganda Tool.” New York Magazine, 23 November 2016.

“Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say.” USA Today, 14 November 2016.

“$2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump.” The New York Times, 15 March 2016.

“Donald Trump May Hate the Media, But They Are Both Winners This Election.” Forbes, 10 November 2016.

Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.