A huge military police operation continues to play cat and mouse with the thousands of Occupiers of the ZAD site of the proposed ‘white elephant’ airport in Nantes, NW France.

/Expulsions#slideshow(fotografies de la resistència al desallotjament)

Pour vous orienter sur la zone, voici 4 cartes précises : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Les gens demandent à être ravitaillés en chaussettes fringues sèches et chaudes / cirés, imperméables, etc. (à capuches !) / bottes (surtout au-delà du 41) / lampes frontales / radios portatives / piles pour lampes (AAA) et radios / pochettes plastiques pour protéger les cartes géographiques / nourriture (barres de céréales, fruits secs, café, thé, infusions, miel, guarana, soja, gingembre, huile, riz/pâtes, etc.)

Pour visionner photos et vidéos des expulsions.
Il reste plein de lieux occupés (des terrains et les trois maisons qui ont du délai jusqu’au 27 octobre), tou-e-s les occupant-e-s sont sur place, avec plein d’autres gens venus pour défendre la zone, et plein de messages et d’actions de solidarité de partout !

Ce n’est pas leur pression policière qui rendra nos contestations impuissantes, les actes de résistance continueront tant que le projet ne sera pas retiré.

Samedi 20 octobre :
Rassemblement à Nantes à 11h00 au Pont Morand.
Rencontre entre opposant-e-s au projet d’aéroport autour des perspectives de la lutte (RDV Entre 13h et 14h au square Daviais à Nantes).
Déambulation de soutien à 16h à la Paquelais en face de l’éco-musée pour rejoindre le Sabot.
Manif de droite/gauche caviar à Angersplace du Ralliement à 17h30.
Manif à 12h à Quimper devant la préfecture.
Manif à Lyon à l’occasion d’une manif contre la répression.
Pique Nique de soutien à 12 h, place Édouard-Herriot, Paris 7ème, métro Assemblée nationale.

The ZAD – to the developers it is the Zone d’Aménagement Différé’, the differed development zone and for us it’s a Zone À Défendre: a zone to be defended. Either way, it’s a part of the countryside close to Nantes in France, which according to the decision-makers should make way for an international airport.

Resistance aux expulsions from Résistances nddl on Vimeo.

Their construction project “Grand Ouest” is an economic platform of international importance stretching from Nantes to Saint-Nazaire, which will form a singular, huge metropolis. Fulfilling this project means taking over the sky, the sea and the land in replacing the current airport in Nantes with a new one at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, but also enlarging the port at Saint-Nazaire and constructing new roads and highways…

Our goals, in coming to live here on the proposed site of the airport, are many: to live on a protest site, where we can be close to those who’ve been opposing the project for 40 years and to have the power to act when construction happens; to make use of abandoned spaces to learn to live together, to cultivate the land and to be more autonomous from the capitalist system.

RECENT  RESISTANCE  EVENTS

Festive occupation at Liminbout, come join us!

14 October, by zadist

Saturday October 13th 8pm Over the last few days  the ZAD has been under the threat of massive and imminent evictions, sources suggest that a vast military operation is planned for this for Tuesday October 16th. But we’re not staying on the defensive, passively awaiting the arrival of an army under command of Vinci / AGO. This is why the occupants and residents of the ZAD, together, have prepared the opening of an emptied house planned for demolition. Together, because we are aware that we (…)

Declaration read at the opening of a Vinci house at Liminbout

14 October, by zadist

Saturday october 13 2012 Friends from here, Friends from elsewhere, Many of you know these places. For those that live here, legally or not, it’s all familiar: Neighbours with whom we share moments of celebrations and exchanges, of struggle and resistance. The gardens we lovingly tend, farms punctuated by hourly milking, paths we find ourselves lost along while picking blackberries and mushrooms… Others of you may have come here for the first time. Because even those who have (…)

Higher risk of evictions on the ZAD

14 October, by zadist

Tonight an area was re-Occupied despite the massive State offensive.. see video

A la nuit tombée, des habitants de la zad ont réoccupé un lieu qui avait été fermé par les force de l’ordre, près des fosses noires : Iminbout, encore une victoire !

Higher risk of evictions on the ZAD Several sources let us believe that evictions are imminent. We got wind of a first wave of evictions on Tuesday the 16th of October at dawn. We received precise informations about where troops will be staying, the planned route to access the area, the number of personnel involved (500 gendarmes). This first wave should concern houses that are already evictable and also the cabins. This should be followed by a second wave about ten days later, regarding (…)

Zad defenders logo for great ‘convergence gathering’ there last summer