We are facing a dilemma between the status quo and a nightmare.
They are united through a commitment to the protection of the commons with the objective of keeping cultural, social and political issues alive.
The demand for ‘change’ reflects not only discontent with the general course of recent governments but also the hollowing out of real political alternatives.
Whatever the outcome of the vote it is clear that the French parliamentary system is destined to change.
As long as CSOs and human rights groups work separately, we will continue to witness a passive civil society.