About this Event
(Texte en français ci-dessous)
With partner organizations including Collectif Ni Guerre Ni Etat de Guerre, Paris Against Trump, and Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE), Women's March Paris, and Union Syndicale Solidaires is helping to organize a protest against Donald Trump's presidency, Emmanuel Macron's normalization of Trump, and the large and small-scale wars that both are waging abroad and at home. Our diverse list of more than 40 collaborators is growing every day. They include other Women's March Global chapters (Barcelona, Canada, Connecticut, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Sydney), intersectional activist groups in France (Collectif Irrécupérables, Lallab, Les Glorieuses, STRASS), supporters in the UK (Stop the War Coalition, Women United, Asian Mum's Network, Alhambra Women's Network, Southall Black Sisters), and many more that are listed on the event site...
Tentative starting place and time: Nov. 11, Place de la République, 2 pm
Call to protest:
Trump Means War
On November 11, 2018, France will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, an event at which Trump will be Macron's honored guest. Extending such an invitation to the man who is waging war against us all is an insult that we refuse to accept.
Trump is the escalation of the “war on terror”, which has already resulted in the death of millions. The refugees and migrants fleeing the resulting conflagrations have been denied their human rights. In Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, the greater Middle East, and Africa, Trump and Macron beat the drums of war together. In the United States, children are imprisoned and separated from their families. Their only crime: being migrants. In France, Macron has refused to welcome refugees from the Aquarius, and the European Union has required border countries to set up centers for “sorting” migrants.
Macron's invitation bolsters the imperialistic and military ties among the US, France, and the whole of the EU. Trump has demanded that EU members and NATO massively increase military spending. Macron has announced an increase of 30% for France, while simultaneously slashing funds for social programs. This means less money for health care, education, families, and accessible housing: a blatant disregard for people's basic needs!
Trump is the living and breathing incarnation of sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia. He is waging war on us all. His and his administration’s crimes against women are innumerable. He actively promotes discrimination and violence against the LGBTQIA+ community. He openly fosters hatred and violence towards people of color, Muslims, and people with disabilities. We stand together to reject his divisiveness!
Trump is waging war on the Earth itself. Since 2017, he has ended the moratorium on coal mining on US federal land and Native American lands. He has reopened the coasts to oil and gas exploration and drilling. And these are just a paltry few of his crimes against the planet. Thanks to Macron and the EU, glyphosate has not been banned, there is oil exploration off French Guiana's coast, and aging nuclear power plants will be renewed instead of scrapped.
To commemorate the end of the First World War, Macron will honor the war machine that sent millions to the slaughter. Macron has invited Trump to participate in a solemn moment intended to remember the sacrifices of these soldiers. The two will then participate in the Paris “Peace” Forum. For Trump and Macron, peace actually means war.
We invite all people, political organizations, workers' unions, and non-profit groups to join us to protest this celebration of war on November 11, 2018.
Avec les partenaires qui incluent Collectif Ni Guerre Ni Etat de Guerre, Paris Against Trump, and Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) et l'Union Syndicale Solidaires, Women's March Paris participe à l'organisation d'une manifestation contre la présidence de Donald Trump, la normalisation de Trump par Emmanuel Macron et les guerres aux grandes et petites échelles qu'ils font à l'intérieur de leurs pays et à l'international. La mobilisation est soutenue par plus de 40 groupes, parmi eux des chapitres de Women's March Global (Barcelona, Canada, Connecticut, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Sydney), des militant.e.s intersectionnel.le.s en France (Collectif Irrécupérables, Lallab, Les Glorieuses, STRASS), des supporters au Royaume-Uni (Stop the War Coalition, Women United, Asian Mum's Network, Alhambra Women's Network, Southall Black Sisters). Une liste complète se trouve sur le lien Facebook de l'événement.
Lieu et heure de départ provisoire : 11 novembre, Place de la République, 14h
Lien vers l'appel à manifester en français : https://blogs.mediapart.fr/les-invites-de-mediapart/blog/181018/trump-cest-la-guerre.