Friday, January 14, 2011

Tunisian Green Party Calls for Elections

I received this email today from Abdelkader Zitouni, Coordinator of the Green Tunisia party. I have met Abdelkader at International Green conferences. He is energetic, intelligent, and sincere. It is very much to be hoped that the Green Party will be able to contribute directly n the next Government in Tunisia. The Green Tunisia party, like other authentic Green Parties, has been inhibited by an officially sponsored faux-green rival. 

He says: "Stop the Massacres! Stop the Lies!"

Tunis, 14th January 2010

For a month, the Tunisian people, young and old have been attacked by
their police force (led by General Boudrigua) and commanded by the
President of the Republic in person, across the country.

A bloody confrontation leaving 65 dead, hundreds injured and over
3,000 arrested.

Today, during his third appeasement speech, the President of the
Republic announced promises without any guarantee. And yet, while he
was still talking, the police were still shooting real bullets, 2 dead
in Kairouan and riots continue in Hammam and Gafsa …

The « Green Tunisia » party declares that the political situation has
arrived at a historical turning point and the government is trying to
gain time.

The whole democratic opposition and civil society have the duty now to
make citizens aware, , educate them and defend their interests. We say
Yes to stopping violence, but firstly what violence? The violence
comes first and foremost from the government and the Destourien
régime. The people, young and old have said this, and written it in
their blood.

Enough -KIFAYA- of more than 60 years of rule by one party, absolute
power; despotism and nepotism. Only this would satisfy the popular

The « Green Tunisia », party is the Greens political mouthpiece. The
Tunisian government has repeatedly tried to isolate and eliminate it
from politics, by setting up a false Green party. In fact, this false
Green party’s representative was welcomed the day before the speech by
the President of the Republic on TV7, the official television station,
broadcasting yet again his allegiance to the dictatorship and support
for repression, as he always has done.

Our party signed a declaration with 14 parties and organizations of
civil society (some signataries seem to have forgotten) on 9th January
2010, in which we all expressed and for the first time since the
beginning of events our appeasement claims “with one voice”.

Today we find ourselves forced to express our position again, and we demand:

1.An international commission of inquiry appointed by the Human Rights
Commission of the United Nations Organization.
2.The immediate recognition of all parties arbitrarily unrecognized by
the government, including our « Green Tunisia » party.
3.Legal proceedings for those who, directly or indirectly gave the
order to assassinate our young people and our citizens.
4. The release of all political prisoners.
5.Long-awaited free legislative and presidential elections
6.Tossing in the sponge will allow the dictatorship to assassinate
even more of our young people with total impunity!!

We wish to thank the Greens parties: Europe-Ecology the French Greens,
the Maltese Greens, the European Greens, the African Greens Federation
and the Moroccan Greens for the support they have lent to the Tunisian
people’s struggle.

Abdelkader Zitouni,
National Coordinator of the « Green Tunisia »party
Member of the European Greens Party
Member of the African Greens Federation,
Member of the "Global Greens".
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tern said...

Just mailed this to Tunisie Verte:

I'm in Scotland. It seems to me that must be of great benefit to advancing democracy and UN human rights enquiries, in Tunisia now, to know that a massive democratic advance in the nature of law, which applies to most of the world if people want to lay claim to it, applies to Tunisia.

This advance, called "the court change", is still under a media silence in the West, and has always been ignored by the big aid agencies whose leaderships are only interested in their own political careers. Nobody has ever presented any argument against it being right. The reasons why it exists are set out clearly step by step. It starts in Europe, keep reading and 6 pargaraphs in you will reach the explanation of how it can apply to Tunisia.

COURT CHANGE IN 185 COUNTRIES: decisions are not final.

Since 7 July 1999 all court or other legal decisions are open-endedly faultable on their logic, instead of final. "Open to open-ended fault finding by any party". Its shifting of power in favour of ordinary people ensures that it has been under a media silence. Still, it is on publicly traceable record through petitions 730/99 in the European, PE6 and PE360 in the Scottish, parliaments.

This follows from my European Court of Human Rights case 41597/98 on a scandal of insurance policies requiring evictions of unemployed people from hotels. This case referred to violation of civil status from 13 May 1997, yet the admissibility decision claimed the last stage of decision taken within Britain was on 4 Aug 1995. ECHR has made itself illegal, by issuing a syntactically contradictory nonsense decision that reverses the physics of time, and calling it final. This violates every precedent that ECHR member countries' laws recognise the chronology of cause and effect, in court evidence.

Hence, the original ECHR is now, and since then, an illegal entity, because it broke all preexisting precedent that courts recognise the correct order of time, and it claimed a power of finality to issue decisions whose content is a factual impossibility. But for the original ECHR to lapse in this way, also breaches the European Convention's section on requiring an ECHR to exist. Hence, this section requires the member countries to create a new ECHR that removes the original's illegality. The source of the illegality being left standing was in the claimed power of final decision. Hence, the only way the new court can remove the illegality is by being constituted such that its decisions are not final. If decisions are not final, the only other thing they can be is open-endedly faultable.

This requires the courts in the member countries to be compatible with open-ended decisions and with doing in-country work connected to them. Hence, legal decisions within the member countries' courts also cease to be final and become open-ended, in all the Council of Europe countries.

The concept of "leave to appeal" is abolished and judges no longer have to be crawled to as authority figures. Every party in a case is automatically entitled to lodge a fault finding against any decision, stating reasons. These are further faultable in return, including by the original fault finder, stating reasons. A case reaches its outcome when all fault findings have been answered or accepted.

World trade irreversibly means jurisdictions are not cocooned but have overlapping cases. When a case overlaps an affected and unaffected country, the unaffected country becomes affected, through having to deal with open ended case content open-endedly, that can affect any number of other cases open-endedly. Open-endedness is created in its system.

So the court change is of far-reaching international interest. Anyone can add to the list of court change countries outside the Council of Europe, showing autocracies, pending their freer futures, as well as democracies.

Tunisia through the Lord Shaftesbury murder trial.

Then rest of list, starting with the United States:

DocRichard said...

Hi Tern "Since 7 July 1999 all court or other legal decisions are open-endedly faultable on their logic, instead of final. "Open to open-ended fault finding by any party"."

Can you source this? Is it an admission from a court, a policy decision, or what?