european elections

I voted a Green candidate to European parliament

Why?
Because green party wants to fight against the climate change.
Because green party supports lgbtq-rights.
Because green party believes in equality between sexes.
Because green party supports social justice.
Because green party wants to create green energy, like solar panels and windmills.
Because green party actually works together in the European parliament.
Because green party wants to develop the railroads.
Because green party doesnt use populism.
Because green party wants to go towards future, not back to past.

VOTE GREEN!

Now fellow Europeans I am so fucking angry

I am rather disappointed at France. 25% of the population were in favor of the FN, the far-right wing. Voting far-right wing at the European elections is such a paradox, and I can’t believe that some people actually believed what Marine LePen (the party’s president) said. 

Also, did you know that she refused to participate to a debate with Martin Schultz, the president of the European Parliament? She knew that he was more than able to deconstruct all her arguments. 

Moreover, should I remind you what the former party’s president, Mrs LePen’s dad declared over the years? 

  • He admitted to have tortured criminals.
  • He said that people who suffered AIDS were lepers.
  • He thinks that the Holocaust is a small part, a detail of WWII, that has never been proved. 
  • He treated the LGBT+ community of deviants. 
  • He met Karadzic when he was seeked for Genocide in Yougoslavia and declared that “it was not his duty to look after war criminals”. 
  • In 2012, he declared that the French people was to be “white, from greek and latine culture and christians”. 

He is a racist and an anti-Semite. Now 25% of France voted for this party, that is his heritage. 

Well this is so sad and I am so fucking angry!

Now, just a little reminder, in 1929 the world experienced a global financial crisis, Hitler became Chancellor in 1933. Now, when did we experienced a global financial crisis? In 2008, we are 6 years after and guess what? Nationalists parties are winning elections or rising all over Europe. Can’t we learn a little bit from the past? Just for once?!

Edit: I know it is not 25% of the France population, but 25% of the people who voted. However, people who didn’t vote are not even part of the system for me. And anyway it is even more alarming since the majority of the population don’t even care about Europe and won’t even move their ass to vote, which is a privilege that not all the countries in the world have by the way. 

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Being Neighbourly

I thought I would bring you something in the spirit of European Election day. After all, Glasgow is a friend to the world.

So much so that we have nine so-called twin towns spread right across the world: Turin, Nuremberg, Marseilles, Cape Town, Bethlehem, Havana, Lahore, Rostov-on-Don and Dalian.

Our friends in Turin, Nuremberg and Marseille are casting their votes this week* and you should get to the ballot box too, regardless of your political stance.

The polling stations are still open for another few hours, so get your jacket on and go stick an X in a box.

EDIT: flashingmonsignor points out that elections in most European countries are on 25th May. Smartypants.

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UKRAINE. Kiev. February 19, 2014. Final Fight for Maidan. A deserted avenue near the Maidan after violent clashes between protesters and Ukrainian police.

Protests broke out in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in November 2013, after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a trade deal with the European Union in favour of closer ties with Russia. Thousands of pro-European supporters gathered on the city’s Independence Square, known as the Maidan, in an occupation that would last for months.

Ongoing violence hit a peak on 18 February. Over the next three days, more than 70 people, both protesters and law enforcers, were killed by gunfire, with each side blaming the other for starting the shooting. President Yanukovych fled the country on 21 February, and the pro-European Petro Poroshenko was elected Ukraine’s new president in May.

Spot News, second prize stories at the 2015 World Press Photo Contest.

Photograph: Jérôme Sessini/Magnum Photos/De Standaard

anonymous asked:

It takes some sort of privilege to sit back and not vote in May just because Mélenchon can’t run. Get that ‘Melenchon or Bust’ foolishness out of my face. Silence is a vote for Le Pen. Silence is hurting people. Unify the Party. Vote Macron. Splitting the vote between Al Gore and Ralph Nader gave us 8 fucking years of George W. Bush, a Trump prequel. Ideological purity is fine, up to a point. But this election is too important to pull that shit.

I’m legit terrified right now. +, the electoral system is quite different in France, so people have a lot of elections to vote for their favorites parties : lesgislative elections, municipal elections, departmental elections, regional elections, European elections !!! Like, a LOT of elections !

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donals trump might become president of the USA, the UK is leaving the EU, there are wars in the middle east, lgbt+ people are getting killed for loving others, black people are getting killed because of the melanin in their skin, Muslims are being blamed for all terrorism, and I’m all out of lemonade. I’m fuckin moving to the moon, anyone wanna join?