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14:00 September 23, 2022, replace to fifteen:08 September 23, 2022

Right here is the stand on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on the initiative of La France MEP Alexis Corbière and signed collectively by 16 MEPs from his parliamentary group: “In 2010, towards the background of alleged corruption, FIFA chosen Qatar to host the 2022 Males’s World Cup. It didn’t exist to host one of many largest sports activities competitions on the earth.

Tens of 1000’s of migrant employees labored on these huge development websites, and even FIFA didn’t initially require or situation a fundamental respect of worldwide labor legislation. In February 2021, the English newspaper The Guardian estimated that greater than 6,500 immigrant employees had died, generally instantly on development websites throughout the World Cup or due to the horrible working situations they’d undergone resulting in many ailments and deadly physique shocks. . Quite a few NGOs have repeatedly warned concerning the situations underneath which these employees had been employed: pressured labor, generally for greater than twelve hours in a row in horrible warmth, suspension of funds, confiscation of passports, lodging in dilapidated and dingy flats, ban on leaving the territory, salaries by nationality, …

Regardless of the few measures launched in 2017 by the Qatar authorities, following quite a few protests, particularly from the ILO, to higher ‘defend’ migrant employees, in actuality nothing has modified and their working situations stay unworthy.

This World Cup will likely be an ecological aberration!

In Qatar, demonstrations stay banned, as are commerce unions. Having intercourse exterior of marriage can be prohibited. LGBTQ + rights are violated: homosexuality is punishable by legislation. A research revealed in Might 2022 confirms that 3 out of 69 motels on the official FIFA-recommended listing of properties would refuse entry to same-sex {couples}, whereas 20 others stated they might “settle for same-sex {couples}, offered they did not. present your homosexuality in public. “Gender equality additionally doesn’t exist! Girls nonetheless have male guardianship and would not have authority over their youngsters, aren’t thought of their guardians. They’re additionally not allowed to journey and not using a man’s permission or enter bars.

How can FIFA assist all of this, at the very least with silence? How can the French authorities and the FFF stay silent? It isn’t tolerated that these FIFA World Cup values, whose publicly displayed values, supported by promoting campaigns, appear to be respect, dedication and tolerance, are held in a rustic the place they aren’t utilized and the place ladies and men take dangers jail for merely desirous to reside free.

Whereas Macron and his authorities are urging the French to save lots of vitality by means of “little each day gestures,” these identical leaders are able to journey 1000’s of kilometers to attend soccer matches that may happen in air-conditioned stadiums – some constructed in the course of the desert – on open area, all in a rustic the place temperatures could be as excessive as 45 °! How can we in passing that the minister of ecological change dares to say that the choice made in 2010 to arrange the World Cup was made in “a distinct local weather context”? No, the local weather context was no totally different twelve years in the past, scientists have been warning us of worldwide warming for many years. Sure, this World Cup will likely be an ecological aberration!

If the gamers of the French nationwide workforce determined to refuse to take part, we might have accepted them

Due to this fact, it’s essential to interrupt a clear and clean window behind which the Qatar authorities communicates.

So what to do? If the gamers of the French nationwide workforce determined to refuse to take part, we might have accepted them.

To this finish, we think about it essential and helpful to satisfy the Blues with Amnesty Worldwide so as to make them conscious of the political and social actuality of the monarchical state. Different European groups have executed it, the France workforce has to do the identical.

We’ll assist all of the clear positions of the sports activities motion and the gamers themselves, who will make us hear their outrage. Final evening, for the France-Austria sport, the tricolor choice captain wore a black armband as a part of the OneLove marketing campaign to sentence all discrimination. After all, we welcome this primary step, even when we discover it too suitable and that it’s not sufficient to sentence the atrocities represented by this Cup. They’re the primary to be hit after they enter a stadium dug out of the bottom by employees who’ve labored to loss of life. Additionally, our gamers, in the event that they selected to go anyway, might make their participation conditional on minimal compensation for all ill-treated employees, as much as EUR 440 million by FIFA, in accordance with the NGO estimates.

Due to this fact, we be part of and encourage the nice fashionable protest motion that’s rising within the nation. It reveals that you could love soccer and hate the group of this disgusting cup. A founding member of the primary affiliation of Blues followers, Irrésistibles Français, condemned the group of this World Cup in Qatar and personally determined to boycott the World Cup and never watch it. Congratulations to him and different voices have to be heard. Our fellow residents are already not fooled. A latest ballot estimates that 48% of the French didn’t intend to look at the World Cup.

We’re asking for a diplomatic boycott and we ask the French authorities to right away cancel the human and materials assist that France has to ship to Qatar to make sure competitors on the bottom.

We demand a political boycott of this World Cup

We name on the French authorities and the President of the Republic to grab the UN Human Rights Committee to evaluate the actual scenario in Qatar, free of any communication operations by the Qatari authorities.

Lastly, we demand a political boycott of this World Cup. The French Authorities and the President of the Republic aren’t allowed to take part within the official ceremonies and matches of this competitors.

The La France insoumise motion and parliamentarians are launching a petition right this moment to gather the signatures of all these involved about human rights, the setting and the situations for internet hosting the World Cup in Qatar. Due to this fact, we invite everybody who’s prepared to signal the petition on-line on the following tackle:

Let’s be heard … not for that soiled cup! »

Checklist of signatories:

  1. Alexis Corbière, deputy at Seine-Saint-Denis, on the initiative of the tribune
  2. Nadège Abomangoli, Member of Parliament of Seine-Saint-Denis
  3. Gabriel Amard, member of the Rhone
  4. Christophe Bex, Haute-Garonne Member
  5. Louis Boyard, Member of Parliament for Val-de-Marne
  6. Aymeric Caron, Member for Paris
  7. Sylvain Carrière, Member of the Hérault
  8. Sophia Chikirou, MP from Paris
  9. Elise Leboucher, Member of the Sarthe
  10. Carlos Martens Bilongo, Member of Parliament for Val-d’Oise
  11. Frédéric Mathieu, Member of the Ille-et-Vilaine
  12. Marina Mesure, Member of the European Parliament
  13. Nathalie Oziol, Hérault Member
  14. François Piquemal, Member of the Haute-Garonne
  15. Aurélien Saintoul, deputy of the Hauts-de-Seine
  16. Ersilia Soudais, Member of Parliament Seine et Marne
  17. Leo Walter, Member of Parliament for the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area

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