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Lubnan Yantafed

Who we are?

All the revolutions that took place in the Arab world, up to the revolution of October 17 in Lebanon, have denounced the betrayal by the rulers to kill their people, whether killing directly or indirectly as depriving them of their basic rights. Today we have decided to resist the murderers in Lebanon.
We are Lebanese and Lebanese from different regions, residents of Lebanon and from the country of Diaspora. We are the ones who witnessed the destruction of our homeland from civil wars and external aggressions. We are the ones who looted our money and violated our livelihoods, we are the ones who were controlled by a few leaders of sectarian militias that called themselves parties, we are the ones who confiscated their future and dreams, we are the ones who were abandoned to escape the financial political system and quotas. We are the ones who lived in the illusion of a homeland that we called a state, and they are a state whose sects have States.
Then came November, and hope was born from the ashes of the fires of frustration. We have restored public squares and properties and turned them from taboos into squares of encounter and dialogue.
We are the ones who have broken the blind dependency restrictions, and restored the hope of building the homeland in which the energies were exhausted and the expatriate youth was deprived of it. We, the Lebanese and the Lebanese, are ready to take back Lebanon.
What to rise up on
Before we ask what we are rising up against, we must ask why we are rising up. We in Lebanon are living in the worst and most difficult living conditions, especially after the current economic crisis. The majority of Lebanese live below the poverty line, with no material or living stability, in a deplorable situation of losing the basic components of a decent living, and without any glimmer of hope for the future.
all the dreams of the Lebanese youth, who are supposed to be the main component of building the country, their biggest ambition is currently to leave without returning.
Why should we rise up To restore hope to the youth, to secure stability for the elderly, to restore confidence in a country that can embrace a generation with ambitions and dreams that have the natural right to grow up with it.but the current situation is completely different, with no hope for the next generation, a situation that erases any dream of the Lebanese youth, and a bitter and turbulent reality lived by all those who set foot on the homeland, we must inevitably rise up.
And here comes the question of what to rise up on. We rise up against the causes of what brought Lebanon to where it came, we rise up against the foundations that destroyed the future of the country that has always been described as the Switzerland of the East, we rise up against what caused the injustice that the Lebanese are living. we rise up against the rule of the Militia, We Rise up against the rule of the banks, we rise up against political inheritance, we rise up against the sale of state assets, we rise up against monopolies, we rise up against the occupation of the sea of the city, we rise up against masculinity and racism, we rise up against the humiliation queues, We Rise Up Against Darkness, We Rise up against the displacement of young people, we rise up against the destruction of Beirut, we rise up to return Lebanon to our Lebanon.
Vision Lebanon's movement rise up
The Lebanon uprising movement aims to radically change the Lebanese political culture by working on initiatives and projects to rebuild the basic axes in Lebanese politics. The current political culture seeks to secure the rights of communities at the expense of the rights of citizens, and our program aspires to comprehensive development instead of the current reactionary intolerance.
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Axes of change

The actual targeted change needs to build a new participatory political culture, the plan of which is to focus on eight basic axes that form the basis of the political structural imbalance. We aim to address the imbalance in democratic practices, to strengthen good governance, to work to develop a new social contract, to build a productive and sustainable economy, to support Lebanese youth, to preserve cultural and environmental heritage, and to the independence of the judiciary.

Democracy

Lebanon is a democracy in texts, not in actual practice. Democracy is represented by the rule of the people, that is, when citizens enjoy their civil rights equally, participate in political life directly or indirectly through their representatives to manage the affairs of the country.
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to fix the structural imbalance of democratic practice in order to ensure the health of representation, encourage dialogue and constructive discussion among all citizens through the launch of a series of initiatives and projects that promote a culture of participation, which is the essential component of democratic systems. And that will be through three main axes:
Participation

- Launching a series of dialogues and discussions on the nature of the political system that we seek to reach and motivate all categories of society from citizens to participate to agree on the vision we aspire to in rebuilding the state.
- Eliminating the confusion related to the concept of the civil state and defining it from the theoretical and practical perspectives and developing a clear plan for the means that allow the direction towards the establishment of a secular state

Acting

- Organizing cultural seminars to study the proposed electoral laws and the extent of their ability to effectively represent the people comprehensively outside the confessional frameworks.
- Ensuring the integrity and transparency of elections and monitoring them through volunteers and the participation of specialized associations and organizations.
- Activating the popular referendum tool and spreading awareness about its importance in activating the correct democratic practice.

The concept of mwatana

- Define the concept of citizenship in a simplified and practical way.
- Comparing the concept of citizenship and the sectarian concept and spreading awareness on each of them and on the difference between them.

Culture of dialogue and debate

- Creating spaces and platforms for dialogue on social, economic and other topics and developing a culture of dialogue through them.
- The establishment of a "people's Parliament" through which the largest number of citizens can participate in transparent and constructive discussions.

Governance

The principle of good governance is centered on the proper management of state institutions with respect for the Constitution and laws, separation of powers, activation of control, and enhancing productivity. The activation of governance at the level of local authorities requires the application of administrative decentralization, which in turn ensures transparency and accountability.
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to promote good governance by working to support the effective management of institutions, departments and public interests and the adoption of expanded administrative decentralization. This will be done through the launch of several initiatives and projects centered on the following topics:
Corporate management

- Support the proposals of civil society laws that ensure that the actions of the executive, legislative and judicial authorities do not overlap and thus ensure the principle of separation of powers.
- Demand good governance by proposing laws that ensure the elimination of waste in spending and enhance the productivity of human resources in ministries, departments and Public Utilities.
- Explain the provisions of the Constitution and the rights derived from it by organizing special seminars, interspersed with highlighting the practices of successive authorities in violating its provisions and in discharging constitutional institutions from their powers.

Decentralization

- Ensuring that local authorities are granted broad executive, administrative and financial powers by lobbying for the adoption of the administrative decentralization law based on Resolution No. 2012/166.
- Explain the administrative decentralization law in a clear and simplified manner based on the study of the mechanisms of its application and its practical effects and the dissemination of that information through the media and the party's electronic platforms to be accessible to all.
- Work to improve basic services such as water, electricity, waste and others by launching sustainable projects in cooperation with municipalities.

Economy

The Lebanese economy is currently suffering from a severe crisis and a comprehensive collapse affecting the banking sector, where banks have gone too far in lending to the state treasury from depositors ' funds, and this collapse is permeated with rampant corruption and wasteful spending. The main reason that brought the country to this collapse is the rentier economy adopted in Lebanon for years.
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to spread the culture of a modern, sustainable and productive solidarity economic system, and to make room for the participation of all citizens in the discussion of state budgets and local administrations.
Solidarity economy

- Work to spread awareness about the principles of the solidarity economy, which is based on creating economic opportunities for the benefit of marginalized groups.
- Support and promote the establishment of cooperatives that contribute to economic development and direct them towards social inclusion.
- Encouraging the establishment of cooperatives and spreading the concept of their foundations, as they are non-profit and their business is focused on health coverage, insurance and granting investment loans to their members.
- Encouraging and supporting associations that are interested in local economic development, especially in rural areas.
- Establishing social enterprises that provide for respect for solidarity economic principles and direct part of their profits to social purposes such as supporting education and building housing for workers.

Productive economy and sustainable development

- Spreading awareness about the benefits of a productive economy and the importance of supporting marginalized productive sectors such as agriculture and industry.
- Support the productive sectors affected by the crisis by launching campaigns to market their products locally and abroad.
- Support the creative, technological and digital sectors through campaigns and initiatives to develop the knowledge and creativity economy.
- Focus on companies of a social nature that promote sustainable development and create job opportunities in local communities and neighborhoods, and develop economic and social initiatives around them.

Developing abilities and skills

- Developing individual abilities and skills in marginalized and most needy communities through the launch of specialized workshops.

Typical sustainable neighborhoods

- Development of local communities through the development and support of social and economic initiatives.
- Providing free consulting services supporting companies, institutions and medium and small interests in the neighborhoods.

Participatory budgeting

- Encourage citizens to express their opinions on spending priorities and determine how the tax money they pay is spent by spreading awareness about the concept of participatory budgeting.
- Adoption of the participatory budget in the public sector at the level of the parliament and local administrations and pressure on its adoption.

Community

A successful modern state consists of individuals who agree on a solid social contract that allows the individual to develop and prosper within a state that believes and guarantees social justice. This social contract is formed away from sectarianism and the specificity of narrow communities.
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to open a serious and constructive discussion to establish a new social contract through:
- launching workshops and seminars in cities and rural areas to open a constructive discussion centered on the importance of agreeing on a new social contract based on sound foundations.< br>- launching workshops centered on the civil state and the importance of its application as a gateway to establishing a secular state and building a new social contract.

Education and youth

The country's most important wealth lies in its youth, and investing their energies effectively leads to prosperity at the economic, social, and Democratic levels. The lack of development and investment of youth energy in the country puts this vital group at great risk of long-term consequences, especially in the shadow of the current economic crisis.
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to support Lebanese youth and motivate them to stay at home and contribute to building a modern state, by ensuring the widest youth participation in political life, and by establishing guidance platforms, student networks and social centers. This is done through the following steps and initiatives:
Youth participation

- Launching workshops that seek to spread the importance of Youth Political Participation and how to do it.
- Seeking to educate young people politically by organizing a series of lectures and panel discussions.
- Formation of youth pressure groups aimed at pushing parliament to lower the voting age to 18 years.

Extension umbrella

- Developing the skills of young people through the organization of workshops headed by specialists in various technical fields.
- Providing materials that are not available in the approved curricula in the following areas as an example and not exclusively:
* Entrepreneurship
* Robotics / programming
* Arts and culture
* Money management
* Sex education
* Mental health and life skills

Student Network

- Supporting students ' need for private lessons, installments, housing, jobs, and funding for entrepreneurial projects through the creation of a Solidarity Network that brings together local and expatriate Lebanese students on the one hand, and donors and volunteers on the other.
- Launching academic exchange programs between Lebanese resident and expatriate students in cooperation with the Lebanese diaspora.
- Improving university life by supporting student bodies in universities.

Culture

The strength of the cohesion of society lies in its ability to develop and spread culture among its citizens. Lebanon has been able to take a leading position in many cultural and artistic fields in its surroundings, which should be preserved and strengthened. Lebanon also enjoys a diverse and ancient tourism that must be invested and promoted internally and externally
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to preserve and develop our cultural heritage by supporting initiatives aimed at reviving the Lebanese cultural heritage, activating tourism activity, and restoring life to the public spaces that the people regained on November 17, through the following steps:
Tourism and cultural diversity

- Work to launch activities aimed at stimulating struggling institutions, companies and tourism interests and helping them to recover financially.
- Promoting tourism and cultural activities in cooperation with municipalities and local authorities through the launch of targeted initiatives.
Launching cultural and sports activities in cooperation with local authorities, civil bodies and associations.

Culture in public spaces

- Organizing meetings and cultural activities in public spaces.
- Organization of free public concerts and events of a cultural nature.

Support for cultural works

- Organizing performances in public and private spaces in Lebanon and abroad in cooperation with expatriates in order to revive the Lebanese cultural heritage of cinema, music and other artistic and cultural works.

Environment

The current ruling political authority has always sought to exploit Lebanon's natural resources and establish random projects in order to accumulate wealth at the expense of the environment.
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In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to preserve and enhance our environmental heritage by protecting green spaces, activating sustainable solutions to waste and developing projects that adopt alternative energy resources. This is through several initiatives and taking the following steps:
Waste and recycling initiatives

- Spreading the culture of recycling and highlighting its material and environmental benefits through the launch of awareness campaigns.
- Support the bodies and associations of civil society specialized in recycling and help them to communicate together to individuals and contract together to local authorities interested in adopting this model.
- Developing local fertilizers from organic waste and launching an initiative to produce them locally instead of importing them.
- Support recycling-dependent industries and crafts through the establishment of competent platforms.

Protection of public green spaces

- Promoting awareness about the importance of green spaces and ways to preserve them by organizing visits to nature reserves in Lebanon.
- Identify the green spaces that should be converted into nature reserves in cooperation with the competent bodies, associations and local authorities, and work on the adoption of laws in this direction.
- Launching afforestation campaigns in various Lebanese regions, focusing on areas affected by seasonal fire waves.
- Monitoring the actions of the Lebanese state and municipalities and working to hold accountable those responsible for environmental violations.
- Establishing, restoring, and protecting public parks in cities by launching targeted initiatives and providing the necessary funding for them.

Judiciary

For the success of governance in a Democratic state, justice must be applied as a fundamental and consistent principle, as justice requires that the law be above all in relations between individuals and between the ruler and the governed. Justice in Lebanon is selective and serves the interests of those who control it.
In the Lebanon uprising movement, we seek to liberalize the judiciary, strengthen its independence, and establish justice and the rule of law. This is through educating citizens and citizens on their rights. The party's initiatives are based on the following steps:
- supporting and creating initiatives aimed at approving the law on judicial independence in cooperation and communication with the Judges ' Club, The Bar Association and human rights organizations.
- introducing people to their rights and how to claim them through targeted initiatives.
- highlighting the rights of specific economic sectors and community groups through awareness campaigns.
- enabling all citizens to access free legal services in all regions in cooperation with the Bar Association, and these services are provided by the Beirut and Tripoli unions.
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