Nuit Debout: Soros and "Revolution"


The origins of this new social movement continues to generate controversy. It seems that in January 2016, certain groups of far – right ideology from France, who maintain strange links with Occupy movement groups located in the city of Annecy, called for a “general mobilization” against the current system:

As the analyst Gearóid OR Colmáin explained in his article published on the American Gérald Tribune “Journey to the End of the Night: The Paris ’Nuit Debout’ movement”:

“The movement took off after the release on February 23 of journalist Francois Ruffin’s film ’Merci Patron’- ’Thank you boss’, a firm critical of French plutocracyOnce again, the Occupy movement has reborn from its ashes on another european square: Paris...

The French ruling class are not just guilty of destroying centuries of social gains by French workers, they are complicit in genocide and crimes against humanity. So why is Ruffin silent about that fact?

On the contrary, it is the result of decades of careful policy analysis by US imperial ideologues. Since the undemocratic dissolution of the USSR in, 1991, the United States has perfected a regime change technique commonly referred to as ’colour revolutions’. The strategy involves co-opting leftist slogans and symbols to serve a right-wing agenda. Lenin and the Bolshevik party had repeatedly denounced Leon Trotsky for utilizing this counter-revolutionary technique both before and after the October Revolution. It has now become a standard tool of US foreign policy.

The manipulation of youthful naivety and rebellion for the purposes of either overthrowing a foreign government hostile to US interests or creating a ’left-wing’ opposition movement in imperial countries designed to kill all real opposition- this is a strategy which every would be activist needs to study if he wishes to engage in movements capable of real, social, political and economic change.”

Perhaps this explains the ambiguity of the Nuit Debout´s claims. On this image taken during the demonstrations, we can read a sentence as absurd as “Neither capitalism nor anti – capitalism! Citizens!“.

However, there are indications that several journalists knew beforehand that it was preparing a new “Occupy Revolution” in France well in advance. As was stated by Eugénie Bastié in his article published on Le Figaro: “Nuit Debout: Origins of a not so spontaneous movement“:

“If we look more closely at this Twitter account, we see that the first accounts which followed up were those of Edwy Plenel, head of Médiapart, and Peter Jacquemain, Myriam el-Khomri´s former advisor, who stormed into the ministry after approval Labour law. Other ultra- left advocacy groups, accustomed to such events, put their experience at the service of the movement. Therefore, the demand for occupation of the Republic Square was presented by the anti-globalization organization ATTAC, while the sound was funded sometimes by the association of the Right to Housing, and others by the Solidarity South Union.”

Edwy Plenel and Mediapart

Therefore, this article ensures that Edwy Plenel, the founder of the alternative news web portal Mediapart, knew what was going to happen on the streets. This was suggested by Edwy´s activity on social networks:

Also Edwy Plenel´s presence is evident in his participation during a public debate which opened the “Night of Debates”:

It is important to pay attention to Plenel´s relationship with PILA, an “international mailboxes network for leaks” where, besides the director of Mediapart, collaborators include Gerard Ryle, who is nothing less than the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) – an “independent” journalistic group who has risen to fame thanks to the spread of the so called “Panama Papers” and as you already know, are funded by George Soros´s Open Society Institute and by the Ford Foundation.

As the always masterfully Marat exposes in his blog, the Mediapart links with ICIJ are even closer:

“Wow! four French journalists working for the Soros´s Consortium, and it turns out that at least two of them are linked to Mediapart, one to France 2 and the other is a freelance.

If you enter on the part of ICIJ journalists ( and go to the letter A, you will find a certain Fabrice Arfi, who works for Mediapart. And if you go to the letter L ( there is Karl Laske, also of Mediapart.”

Well, if you have interest in conducting a further investigation, I propose you to see to what extent Mediapart is not just another media outlet promoting Nuit Debout, but a main element of it. Coincidence? I will leave that with you to consider.”

But there is even more. The first person who used the hashtag #NuitDebout was the photographer and filmmaker Raymond Mecherel:

He is the co-director of the film “Comme des Lions” (“Like Lyons”)… Interestingly, this film was recently screened during “Nuit Debout”.

It seems that Raymond is also very active on Mediapart blogs:

But maybe we should approach to the editorial line that such “alternative” media has maintained on recent years. Then we will observe several amazing facts around Mediapart.

For example, this media deemed as “anti- establishment”, published  in October 2015 an article that promoted the lastest book written by the main leader of  the serbian revolutionary movement Otpor!. Before the transcript of interview, this article describes in glowing terms the purpose of the book written by Serdja Popovic:

“Popovic is often presented as the inspirer of the “color revolutions” in former Soviet satellites, which in fact sometimes refer to Otpor!. But also as “the secret architect” of the Arab uprisings, due to the organization of various workshops a few months before the revolution of January 25, together with activists of the “April 6” Egyptian movement, which led the anti-Mubarak struggle, including Mohamed Adel, now imprisoned.

Beyond the exaggerations, while acknowledging that “all parts of the world are different” and that “non- violent movement in country A can not be a simple copy and paste to country B” Serdja Popovic proposes in addressing the issue, complex but exciting, to know under what conditions, to what extent and how a revolutionary movement can be organized and distributed.

The founder of Otpor! movement does not offer a theoretical treatise of the highest quality- its main references are Monty Python and The Lord of the Rings-  and by dint of wanting to dazzle, the tone is not always convincing, but offers a directory of infinite examples, both successes and failures. We review the rich experience  of the serbian movement Otpor! from the mini speakers that broadcast songs of the anti-Assad resistance hidden in piles of manure and rancid garbage in order to force the minions of the regime to wade them through pestilential places; through demonstrations of toys in Russia to divert ban on protests, until methods of the chileans to avoid being directly kidnapped and murdered by the secret Pinochet’s police, or driving with the car to idle for months as a form of subtle protest against the regime.”

What’s happening here? Maybe Edwy Plenel has not yet learned that Otpor is directly linked to the CIA? Of course, it seems unlikely… Mediapart position about the fascist coup in Ukraine is also interesting. In many articles we can see that this media professes a certain degree of sympathy towards the EuroMaidan militants:

“In my work, I am especially interested in the value of the human being. When I play any political subject, I am very careful to make sure that I can handle their interpretation” says Sergii Radkevych. In response to the deaths committed by snipers in Maidan, who had fired on the crowd on February 20, 2014, killing 75 protesters on the Independence Square in Kiev (…) the artist painted a series of icons to the morgue in the form of peepholes and coffins. He says: “I started the RIP series after the first three deaths of protesters during the revolution. It was so painful that I wanted to throw my feelings against the wall. Maidan was a communion of society had never seen before in my country, where many people helping each other. Times were tough, but we tried everything to take over the defense of our ideas. This period was a very important influence in my painting. After the revolution, I tried to connect my experience of sacred art with the situation in my country. It is essential in order to respond to the reality that we live today, be as honest as possible. “What is the artistic situation in Ukraine today?” We have a big problem with the department of culture and institutions. But above all, we have seen a very strong activity in the art scene has also made significant progress this year, so many Ukrainian artists have created a powerful political and social work. The problems we are experiencing now offer us better subjects and better reasons to create. The situation is bad now. We face the same problems with the government: corruption, theft of money. But I believe in the coming of better days”.

Also surprising is the interview with Mustafa Nayyem, also EuroMaidan activist, where he is described as a moderate and independent journalist.

Here we can see the “moderate” Mustafa Nayyem visiting his admired compatriots in the“Azov Battalion“. They are famous for not hiding their neo – Nazi tendencies (See the original link here).

Again an interview with a Russian- language writer who proudly confesses to be in favor of the “Orange Revolution” in Ukraine and of course, in favor of EuroMaidan… All of this while strongly condemning Crimea’s secession.

“His first published novel, The Penguin, was a success bestseller, and with it, Andrey Kurkov imposed his style, a blend of realism with absurd humor painted in a transition of a post-Soviet society. He told the story of a journalist hired to write early obituaries of people who later disappeared mysteriously, always accompanied on his travels by a penguin recovered at the zoo in Kiev.

Since Kurkov’s work was translated into 36 languages, he became the Russian- speaking writer best known abroad today. In the “Last President´s love” he portrayed an image of Ukrainian politics and the corruption, with some foreboding, heralding the Orange Revolution… In his latest book translated into French, the outfielder Ochakov, staged a young Ukrainian who, through a suit militiaman, is transported as soon as approved by the year 1957, in the small town on the bank of Black Sea, to Ochakov, a coastal town near Crimea… an interview with a writer who participated in the Maidan demonstrations and retains, despite their concerns, a profound optimism about the evolution of his country”.


“At the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea, you said: “Today, healthy in body and mind, I solemnly declare that I do not need that anyone protect me and I demand the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from the territory of Ukraine “… Have you still friends from Russia?”

I must admit that the last four months, no one of Russian media has asked me any interview, and it seems strange! (Laughter) But you know, I’m not the only one who thinks this, in Kiev, 80% of the population speaks Russian, and 35-40% are originally Russians who think the same like me … In Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov, the same is true: in fact, the pro-Russians, who have always considered the Ukrainian language and Ukrainian identity as something of second class, are only a minority. In Russia, I have a couple of friends: I received much support from writers like Vladimir Sorokin, Boris Akunin, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Tetiana Shcherbina and others … But on my Facebook page, I have also received many insults, anonymous pages actually. I had already experienced this in 2004, after participating on the Orange Revolution, a woman of Putin´s administration said that I had become a Ukrainian nationalist of Russian language …!”

But most surprising of all is the sympathy which Mediapart welcomes the struggle of Vasyl Cherepanyn: he wants to convince to the Spanish activists that they must support to EuroMaidan militants, despite the fact that they want to join to the European Union and among them there are many Nazis.


“Since arriving in Madrid last Thursday, said Vasyl Cherepanyn to Mediapart, he spent all the time deconstructing the “prejudices” of friends and European activists on the mobilization which forced to Viktor Yanukovich to leave the power. “Here, people have told me, but why are you struggling to get into the EU? The EU is not worth to give a coup, etc. But that’s not the point! Those who say this have not understood anything, and I invite them to come to Ukraine to see what we’re talking about. Only Brussels Eurocrats think about the struggle to integrate Ukraine with Europe. We fight for fundamental freedoms, this Europe of fundamental rights. It is a story of the demos – the people – against the oligarchs.”

Cherepanyn, also teaches at the University of Kiev-Mohyla. He says: “We had a parliament that was not a real parliament. We had a righteousness that was not true justice. It was all pretense and artifice. The idea of Europe was used to demand democracy. It is a certain idea of Europe that we defend, which goes far beyond what are some of the European institutions.

 A native of western Ukraine, Cherepanyn also runs a cultural center, which he describes as “a platform that brings together since 2008, artists, academics and activists” which was very involved, like many other structures, on the “EuroMaidan” since November. He acknowledges often feel at odds with the discussions that took place in Madrid, in the techniques of resistance to austerity, and the role of culture against the crisis: “Activists here only speak about neoliberalism and financial capitalism. But the enemy can be different: Here one also wants to talk about neo-feudalism or savage capitalism… “.

Above all, Cherepanyn insists, “dismantle the Kremlin propaganda, and the damage it does to understand what is at stake in Ukraine on the importance – relative to their eyes – of the right- wing militias on Maidan. Or in the division between “two Ukraines, one pro-European and the other pro-Russian”: “This does not exist, or rather, it is much more complicated. If Yushchenko failed in his time (…), it is because he has betrayed the social expectations of citizens. The problem of Ukraine is not the EU, not Russia. They are citizens who fight against the oligarchs. Despite what Russian propaganda says, because they have an interest in an escalation in the region, imposing their agenda.” …”.


While Moscow intervened militarily in Ukraine, this Maidan activist still maintains the hope of a revival of European people. “Governments have for months expressed their “deep concern”… That did not cost them anything, and now they have to take action. And it is necessary that European citizens press their governments “, which offers hope, betting on the demonstrations in Ukraine and the European Union.
“This exciting reading of the crisis in Ukraine does not dislike to Cherepanyn, who remembers the Turks and Arabs origins of the word “Maidan” (“square”). “As an activist in Kiev, I try to include the Maidan movement in an international context of social movements. Our repertoire borrows concepts from both the Arab revolutions- the rejection of those who hold power- the Spanish indignados- the fight against corruption- or the Occupy movement in the United States- about how we occupy a square. “The models are circulating”, he confides. Would, therefore, at this point, less misunderstanding which seems: the future of Europe is at stake in its permeability to the outside”.

Well, it seems that Edwy Plenel, friend of the French occupy movement, has not yet learned that Otpor! works for the CIA, and that the Euromaidan “revolution” was fabricated from the very beginning by the United States with the help of paramilitary fascists.