Speaking in Planes
Online petitions are quite useless. That said, it doesn’t hurt signing one once in a while.
So French-reading followers of this blog might want to catch up on one most favorite theme — cops terrorizing people in planes from France to Africa, see a couple of old posts on that here and here — and sign the petition published by RESF to call for a withdrawal of all charges against André Barthélémy, president of Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme (a human rights organization) who, back in April 2008, had a word to say (“délit de solidarité”) during a flight to Brazzaville in which some people on board were screaming their complaint to the police agents that forced them in.
An extension of the petition is humbly added here, just in case it works, addressed to the national crew of expulsive efficiency: get lost.