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The dissolution of the Soulèvements de la Terre: a destructive decision for the planet and democracy

Yesterday the French government announced the dissolution of the environmental group Les Soulèvements de la Terre (Uprisings of the Earth) sparking criticism due to its implications for both the planet and democracy. The decision, which is linked to concerns about eco-terrorism, raises questions about the motives behind suppressing a peaceful environmental movement.

The "Soulèvements de la Terre" movement, which brings together nearly 200 organisations and collectives has been in the front light for its protest against the mega basins which was violently repressed by the government:

And now the government decided to take an extra step in the repression. The dissolution imposed on Soulèvements de la Terre is based on allegations of eco-terrorism, despite a lack of substantial evidence supporting such claims. So we can wonder what the true intentions of the French government are if not a strategic move to consolidate power and suppress public dissent. By silencing environmental activists, the French government undermines democracy and diminishes the voices of citizens who fight for positive change. Suppressing grassroots movements like les Soulèvements de la Terre undermines the collective effort to combat climate change.

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The dissolution has far-reaching consequences. The group played a vital role in advocating for ecological transition and pressuring the government to take meaningful action on climate change. Its dissolution weakens the collective voice of environmental activists and harms ongoing efforts to address the urgency of the climate crisis.
Rather than engaging in dialogue and cooperation with civil society organisations, the decision to shut down les Soulèvements de la Terre reflects once again a concerning disregard for democratic principles. By suppressing voices that advocate for environmental justice, governments risk alienating citizens and hindering progress toward a sustainable future. The decision reflects a lack of commitment to democratic values and shows the urgency of fostering transparent and participatory processes in environmental decision-making.

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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

    51 w

    Bad decision by macron

    • Munene Mugambi

      51 w

      Now why would Macron sanction such a move?

      • Richard S

        51 w

        Totally Exposed

        • Apexwordpress

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          • Marine Stephan

            51 w

            Always easier to shoot the messenger than to actually act on the issue... ⚠️

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