Tag Archive: Nantes
How an anti-airport occupation became a battle for France’s future
Emilie Papillon reports from the ZAD – an occupation of the site of a proposed airport that has turned into something more
After avoiding the police checkpoints, heading down road D42 and passing multiple barricades made out of wood, tires, hay bales and anything else burnable, you will eventually find yourself staring at a hand-painted sign: ‘welcome to the ZAD’. Continue reading →
“This isn’t a normal traveling theatre company you know!” Scotland Yard.
PART 2 of RURAL REBELS AND USELESS AIRPORTS.
by laronceblog Until 18th January 2013
PART 2 of Rural Rebels and Useless Airports (for part 1 see previous blog )
This update should have been posted weeks ago. But the turn of events meant that we had little time to sit, write and reflect. Words may well be weapons, but in the heat of struggle bodies speak louder than words.
Saturday, November 17th – Day of Reoccupation.
A yellow forklift truck leads the way; walking close behind is a block of Zadists carrying a fortified banner declaring: No to the airport and its world. Behind them 20 tractors pull huge agricultural trailers filled with building materials: piles of pallets, straw bales, tyres, doors, windows, prefabricated wooden walls, hundreds of planks, corrugated iron roofing, tools – pretty much anything you can think of, including kitchen sinks. Continue reading →
Wednesday 28 November 2012, by zadist
The Rohanne Forest, in the centre of the ZAD. People lived there fairly peacefully for around two years, in a big communal house and scattered treehouses.
The police came and destroyed the house what seems like a long long time ago, on the 18th October 2012.
A new communal was built high up in the trees. The cops came back with climbers and destroyed all the treehouses including the communal on the 30th and 31st October.
Another new communal was built. They came back on the 5th November and destroyed that one too.
Then things started to get interesting. Continue reading →
Urgent: Rally on Saturday on the ZAD to defend the place of reoccupation!
by collective fight against airport Notre Dame des Landes
Urgent – Zad – gathering – Saturday – defense instead of reoccupation
- Saturday, November 24, starting at 6am and all day Saturday and
- Call to gather around the massive site reoccupation of
the chestnut grove and forest huts Rohanne.
The new cabins are still standing, DEFEND them!
Infopoint permanent camp established along the between d81
place called domains (cow-rit) and Rolandière.
Saturday, November 17 we had 40,000 coming reoccupy and rebuild
zad.Toute week on a new place of struggle is built into
a field provided by the owner. Continue reading →
Nantes, France: Call for reoccupation demonstration on 17/11 in the ZAD, where the fight against repressive forces is still raging
To the developers, the ZAD is merely a ‘deferred development zone’ since decades. To fighters, this is a zone to be defended (Zone À Défendre). Either way, the space is located in the countryside north of Nantes, in France. According to the Power, it should make way for industrialist plans, and particularly an international airport of Notre-Dame-des-Landes. The particular mega-project is in the hands of the multinational corporation Vinci, which also provides other ‘services’ worldwide, such as prison facilitiestoll highways, nuclear power stations, and so forth. Continue reading →
ZAD-22oct [CAS] – Balance después de una semana de ocupación militar..report on a week of military occupation
Balance de los pasado siete días:
De los lugares desalojados, 5 ya están reabiertos !! 5 resquats at this time!
Fotos de los desalojos AQUI’ PHOTOS HERE
El viernes 19 por la noche, una casa de la ZAD, basiada de sus habitantes y tapeada por los dueños, ha sido REOKUPADA por los opositores. Aquí el comunicado de prensa. – Flash info del martes 23 octubre: según la prensa, 500.000 euros y 1200 maderos. Continue reading →
/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.) Continue reading →
LATEST UPDATE WED 17..FLASH INFO sur les EXPULSIONS mercredi 17 par zadist
11h12 : there are 30 cop vans in the region around the Tertre where they actually destroy the house :(, there are positioned at the end of the Chemin de sueze and at Chênes de Perrières, the destruction of the Planchettes got confirmed by the medias :(, at the Sabot it seems quiet but the helicopter is turning over the Phare Ouest
11h05 : The Prefecture of Loire Atlantique is announcing that the situation is a “physic securisation of the Zone and protecting the companys which are destroying the houses………………
squat.solidarity | 16.10.2012 22:07
The ZAD (Zone Autonome a Defendre) is a large area featuring landsquats, sites, squatted houses and treehouses near Nantes in France. The people are resisting an airport but the forces of darkness are trying to evict them today .. first details below …. Continue reading →