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Braving the cold, hundreds of schoolboys in the city of Nantes in western France swapped their trousers for skirts Friday as part of an anti-sexism initiative.

French schoolboys wear skirts to fight sexism

I Fight Sexism

A group of male pupils pose in their skirts. © @ BreizhWeCan (Twitter)

Hundreds of male pupils in the city of Nantes in western France ditched their trousers and came to school wearing skirts Friday as part of a campaign against sexism, despite opposition by some conservative groups.

The “Lift the Skirt” initiative, an idea put together by students, saw pupils at 27 schools in the region around Nantes invited to attend school wearing skirts as part of efforts to raise awareness of discrimination and sexism faced by their female classmates. In the photos the girls are also wearing skirts… could be the girls are forced to wear skirts to school in that area by sexist authorities and the boys protest is partly in ironic solidarity.

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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
April 2014

The anti airport movement proposes an anti-capitalist assembly based revolution

The anti airport movement proposes an anti-capitalist assembly based revolution

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 )

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Preface:

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

no ZAD

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

blame GOOOgle for the Lousy Translation!

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
Sunday …

- 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

update 17/11..ZAD Reoccupation: 20,000 Re-take Airport Site!
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French gendarmes police have failed to evict all opponents of a project to build an international irport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, in western France. The area is currently protected swampland and local farmers were among the protestors.

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

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ZAD-22oct [CAS] – Balance después de una semana de ocupación militar..report on a week of military occupation

Posted on 24/10/2012 by resiste

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

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.) 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………………

ZAD under eviction attack

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
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