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Today I sent some more emails to development organizations and some universities … I have no means of assessing if they received them or not … I will try to call them in a few days … then I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Aubervilliers near Paris. It is a town where there are many people from Africa and North Africa … I explained our cause to some curious pedestrians … Some persons passed by several times when I was there …

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May 11th, 2010

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Today I contacted some more development organizations and then I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Bobigny near Paris. It is a shopping centre and it is usually more busy on Wednesdays because Wednesday, children do not go to school and mummies takes them shopping …

Today I was thinking about the importance of the cultural heritage of the African people and how it is crucial for them to modernize it and share it with the world ! They received this cultural legacy as gift from their ancestors who worked and imagined all those beautiful things over centuries and centuries giving to places and traditions meaning and identity ! Now, it is the duty, the privilege, the right and the responsibility of their descendents to enhance and modernize their beautiful cultures and cities in the unique spirit of their cultural legacy ! This right is theirs and theirs alone, they should not let anybody else do it because, otherwise, they wouldn’t own their own cultures anymore !

As we said last week, you will find some of the discussions which were in different locations in a new page !

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 12th, 2010

Today I contacted some more organizations, mainly French speaking African media and then I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Porte de Clichy in Paris. It is a neighbourhood where there is an important immigrant community …

Any help in making our initiative known to the African people concerned is most welcome ! You can send emails to people, media or organizations you know from those regions with our coordinates (web, Facebook ...) … We count on your help ! Thanks !

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 13th, 2010

Today I contacted some more media in Africa, many had no email address at all and in many cases the email was returned … As far as I know, I’d say it is likely due to old email addresses or some technical problems ...  then I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Gare Montparnasse in Paris. It was raining, and I couldn’t distribute the flyers in a covered space (private property) … I tried to distribute at the open but the rain drops fells on the flyers and the pedestrians were in a hurry and didn’t take any … I waited a little for the rain to stop but it didn’t so I stopped the distribution … Anyway, tomorrow, I will go to “Porte de Clignancourt” as usual, I hope the weather will be better …

We have a new partner/supporter which is a Tunisian association of English teachers based in Mahdia ! I was very happy when they posted their coordinates on our Facebook group, Thanks Ramzi ! I hope together, with all our partners we’ll be able to help our officials make the reforms !

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 14th, 2010

Today I went as usual to distribute flyers (here in French) at Porte de Clignancourt in Paris between 14:00 and 18:00. There were lots of people and I distributed lots of flyers …

I think it’s interesting I shared with you this reasoning about economical growth I came across … It proves how multilateral economical exchanges are a better situation than unilateral ones … If the unilateral situation is a country with unilateral exchanges of a certain volume and a certain capacity with another country “F”, the multilateral situation would consist of the initial volume of exchanges with “F” to which you add several other volumes of exchanges with several other countries, the overall economical growth is not just the sums of all exchanges because the new volumes of exchanges would create more wealth and development inside the country, they would create indirect jobs and increase the volume of the local market, which would remarkably increase  the buying capacity of the country in question making the situation better for everybody, including for “F”. I would like to say my esteem to the person who made this reasoning which help us understand the mechanics of open economies versus closed or restricted ones ...

Next week, our cause continues ...

May 15th, 2010

Today I tried to contact some of the organizations to whom I had sent some emails last week. I succeeded in contacting one of them … With one newspaper in Mali, I called the first time and I was told that it was a wrong number, I called again the same number and I found someone who told me it was a radio from another part of the country and not a newspaper … although, the number came from the newspaper website ...

Afterwards I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Chatelet in Paris between 17:00 and 19:00. One woman in particular discussed the cause with me saying that in the kingdom of Tunisia, according to her, there were many people able to translate from any language to any other language and that the language shouldn’t be a problem for business. I answered saying that businessmen need to find people to rely upon to be intermediaries which they must trust, which first of all is hard to find, and secondly, in today’s world, it is really a handicap, they would simply go somewhere else, because it would be easier, more transparent and more reliable for them ! The investors can’t talk to the workers, administrations nor even know what’s going on in the country on their own ! This means as well that they wouldn’t create skilled jobs ! Besides the fact that only a minority of Tunisians speak a limited number of foreign languages (German and Italian) which is even more and more restrictive ! Without mentioning the local businesses that are cut out of markets and opportunities from around the world and around Europe, because of the language barrier … It is a major handicap for business and foreign investment in those countries … This is without mentioning the other issues related to development among which access to technology, science, scientific management, media …  It is not a coincidence that tens of countries have sovereignly decided to adopt English as 1st foreign language among which the European countries and France, all the other developed countries and many developing countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba or eastern European countries … In addition to the economical reasons which are the most important, there are political reasons like connecting to other countries, fully belonging to the community of nations besides the fact that this whole debate is surreal because it feels like some people want to force or keep those people speaking other languages without any reason !!! while it is their right to decide their future as they see fit ! What is wrong with them changing their 1st foreign language to English ?

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 17th, 2010

Today I tried to contact some more media in Africa and elsewhere when I noticed that many mails was returned to me … I checked the emails returned and they were from my own SMTP server instead of being from the recipient’s mail server … and then the impossible occurred, two mails sent to two major news tvs were returned to me in the same time !!! It was two mails, one to support@aljazeera.net and the other to ContactUs@alarabiya.net. It is a major proof that someone is intently jamming our emails (besides the phone calls that were captured before !!!)

If you are reading this, please help us communicate our message to the media or to organizations related to development we need your help because we are being censored and our communications are blocked

Afterwards I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at La Chappelle in Paris between 17:00 and 19:00. Several persons kept passing by several times ...

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 18th, 2010

Today I tried to contact some more media in Africa I received few rejections, but one was still from my mail server which is not normal ! It is up to the destination server to recognize if the address is there or not

If you are reading this, please help us communicate our message to the media or to organizations related to development we need your help because we are being censored and our communications are blocked

Afterwards I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Marcel Sambat near Paris between 16:45 and about 19:00. Several persons kept passing by several times …

I want to communicate a very important message to the African people : The colonization project is still alive today !!! It aims to destroy the local peoples cultures and identities in order to assimilate them to other countries !!! It is still an active project that is still there with policies and pressures over governments to prevent them from modernizing their cultures and reviving them !!! If the African people do insist to modernize their cultures, there may even be plans to disown them of their cultures by disowning them of its modernization !!! If the African people decide to modernize their culture and resist and earn that right they should be the only ones to carry out that modernization in order to create and keep the competencies and capabilities to do so, otherwise their identities and cultures will be lost to them and managed by racist and fascist persons which only objectives are to enslave peoples minds and control their lands and which may destroy these cultures anytime in order to assimilate those lands to their country.

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 19th, 2010

Today I tried to contact a few more media in African countries.

For more accuracy and to avoid misunderstandings, we wish to tell everybody that when we say our mail are blocked, our telephone calls are intercepted and our distribution is disrupted we do not mean totally every single time ! All those who have been following this blog, and if you consult all the posts you will see that censorship and disruption were always there at different degrees of intensity. We do not know the exact extent of censorship of our emails or of our phone calls, we report only the most obvious cases. Although, our censors can use this uncertainty to make all our communications totally inefficient and prevent the African people from hearing about our cause. That is why, if you are reading this, we need your help to communicate our message to the media or to organizations related to development we need your help because we are being censored and our communications are blocked

Later this afternoon, I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Place de Clichy in Paris between 17:00 and about 19:20.

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 20th, 2010

Today I tried to contact a few more media in Africa. I tried as well to check on the email addresses that didn’t work the other day, i.e. support@aljazeera.net and ContactUs@alarabiya.net. Both email addresses were still dysfunctional … they seem to have permanent errors although they both belong to serious and important media organizations from the middle east. Therefore, it seems we have jumped to conclusions concerning the email blockade … The only things that happened so far is that several organizations contacted by phone didn’t find or never received the email we’ve sent them without any error message being sent back to us. That is not enough to assume there is an email blockade going on … Apart from the few times where we do receive an answer, we have no way to assess if our emails are reaching their destinations or not ! Thus, we removed that part from our message on the side. If you helped us we wish to thank you and tell you that your help was very useful anyway, in fact we still need it to make sure African people and development organizations receive the message !!! Thank you !

Later this afternoon, I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Gare St Lazare in Paris … I am running out of flyers and next week I’ll have to make a new print. 

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 21th, 2010

Today, I went to distribute flyers (here in French) at Porte de Clignancourt in Paris … There were many people passing by and I distributed many flyers ... A person told me he gave the flyer to a Tunisian friend of his and that his friend didn’t like it because he loved France … I told him to tell his friend that he could love France as much as he wanted but that he has no right to prevent the Tunisian people nor the African people from developing and connecting with other people ...

Next week, our cause continues ...

May 22th, 2010

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List of Countries that changed their first foreign language to English :

- Indonesia

- Cambodia

- Vietnam

- Cuba

- Romania

- Rwanda

- Many Eastern European countries

- ...

Many countries, including ALL developed countries adopted English as 1st foreign language to serve their interests

 

 

Telephone calls captured (dummy recipients)

Forged and fake rumours are spread around us

The distribution of our flyers is disrupted

Intimidations and threats made

 

Help us communicate our message to break out from tyranny and censorship

 

 

Appels téléphoniques Détournés

Des rumeurs fausses et calamiteuses sont répandues autour de nous

La distributions de nos flyers est perturbée

Intimidations et menaces faites

 

Aidez nous à communiquer notre message pour sortir de la tyrannie et la censure

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Today, I contacted more media and websites related to Africa … I didn’t make any distribution today because it is a holiday here in France and I ran out of flyers … I will have to go tomorrow to make a new print ...

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 24th, 2010

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Today, I went to print the new edition of the flyer … It will be ready in a few days … Then, I contacted more media, websites and institutions related to Africa … The state of the email servers is bad sometimes in Africa … For example, at the university of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, the two addresses I tried did not work, even the webmaster’s (webmaster@univ-ouaga.bf) …

Anyway, I was thinking again today about the historical attempts to erase the Arabic identity of the North African people and how it still continued after the independence … Different factions or groups were used and manipulated by foreign forces (like the Kabyles in Algeria) in order to control those countries and to achieve the political schemes of colonization … Among these schemes are the separation of the people of North Africa from the rest of the Arabic world, the attempts to erase their identity by making them hate or despise their own culture and language ... For these purposes, those foreign forces, try to find vulnerable parts of the population who might be victims of discrimination in their countries in order to use them as Trojan horses to achieve their schemes … This might be still going on today ! And not only in Algeria ...

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 25th, 2010

Today, I went to distribute the flyers (here in French) in the afternoon at Suresnes near Paris … Unfortunately, the rain kept falling and it wasn’t possible … Therefore I returned to my apartment and kept sending messages to African media and organizations … I hope some of our audiences have been helping us in doing that too ! We’ve got another message of support today ...

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 26th, 2010

Today, I went to distribute the new version of the flyers (here in French) in the afternoon at La Defense near Paris … I explained the cause to a few pedestrians curious about it … For instance, one person was curious about the effects speaking English would have on those countries … I explained to him that it would open for them countless possibilities and opportunities for economic development (much more foreign investments, new markets and opportunities, business related resources …) and allow them to make much more international relations … I told him it would even increase significantly the number of NGOs working in those countries. Besides the fact that it would allow them to fully belong to the community of nations and to make their opinions heard and to listen to everybody else’s points of views ...

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 27th, 2010

May 28th, 2010 … New support messages (thanks !)

Today, we received two more support messages, one through mail and the other from a petitioner … I would like to thank them very much for their kind words ...

Afterwards, I went to distribute the new version of the flyers (here in French) in the afternoon at Gare Montparnasse near Paris … I had a very long conversation with a fellow from Clamart who was really very supportive … We discussed many different subjects, from politics to history to the situation in the African countries … It was a very nice conversation and we agreed on most topics. One slight difference was that he saw English as the language of the English speaking countries while we see it more as the global and international language … Thanks again for the support ! Do not hesitate to send us messages expressing your opinions (the boxes are totally anonymous: a script from our provider sends an email with the contents of the box to our email address—for the Tunisian fellows who fear persecution …)

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

May 29th, 2010 … The importance of Diversification

Thank’s to all those who sent us messages yesterday and today, we will answer them very soon !

This afternoon, I went to distribute the flyers (here in French) in at Porte de Clignancourt in Paris … I discussed the initiative with two Tunisian fellows with whom we went through the motives of our action and how the local African governments needed the support of the people to be able to carry out the reforms in spite of any pressures

Then, I was thinking about how the English language could bring much more diversification in the international and economic relations of those African countries and how it was vital for them both for development and for independence ! For development, it is clear that diversification brings much more volume and diversity of models and businesses which stimulates the local economies and grows the volume of the local markets ! Besides the additional number of markets, it create new opportunities specific to every new economic partner ! On the political level, diversification allows those countries to exit a monolithic relationship with one single developed country to found multiple relationship with several developed countries (cooperation, diplomatic) which protects those countries from any attempts of assimilation by stronger countries and helps them find their own models and grow to be more positive and constructive members of their region and of the international community while sharing their culture and beauty with others ! The diversity therefore achieved and the cultural treasures preserved, revived and modernized is in everybody’s best interest ! Without losing their character nor their identity (which have to be defended until some misguided countries renounce their wicked plans to erase them) … local cultures should nonetheless evolve to include the common universal advances made on morals, values and governance (like the fight against racism, gender equality, respect of human rights, respect of physical and moral integrity, rule of law and democracy for example) … And diversification should help that too as it provides with multiple successful experiences made by other countries in different contexts !

Next week, our cause continues ...

May 31th, 2010 … What constitutes real success for nations ?

This afternoon, I went to distribute the flyers (here in French) at Place de Clichy in Paris between about 16:45 and 19:00 … I discussed the initiative with a nice lady from African origin … When I explained our cause to her she reacted saying that France may not be happy with it ! But I told her that we were militating as well to change mentalities about these issues, after all, France and the French language are not the same thing … besides, the French language is not in danger, it is studied throughout the world by people who love it and want to learn more about France and the French culture … There is no need to impose it on whole countries ! The persons who chose to learn it will be more motivated to use it than those on whom it was imposed … Finally, a language is only a means of communication !

There is no glory in forcing people to speak a language … Real greatness and real success, for nations, come, in my opinion, from the contributions of that nation to the progress of humankind in all fields; science, morality, governance, sport, art, literature … etc. Tyranny, oppression, crushing other people and enslaving them are the opposite of greatness … They are barbarity and smallness of justice, of freedom, of vision, of democracy, of values … etc !

Japan, modern Germany, Scandinavian countries or Canada for example, never invaded nor enslaved anybody, although they are among the most successful countries on the planet. The Japanese culture in particular has known an explosive growth making it the second larger exporter of cultural goods in the world. Furthermore, if you compare Portugal which did “colonize” other territories to countries like Sweden or Austria, which did not, you will find that the latters are more successful on several levels (economical, human development …). As for influence, small countries like Belgium or Switzerland or even developing countries have proved they can have lasting influence like Egypt for the non aligned countries or Brazil with the social forum and as a “leader” in the developing world …  And, most importantly, the more countries are successful, the more they gain a natural sphere of influence … After all, America did never colonize anybody, although it is the leading country in the world !

Tomorrow, our cause continues ...

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