Tag Archive: Notre-Dame-des-Landes


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

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

17th November 2012 – Today marks the full-force reoccupation of an area known as the ZAD (zone à défendre – zone to defend) in Notre Dame des Landes, Brittany, France. In response to the brutal eviction and bulldozing of various farms, the disruption of livestock and tear-gas poisoning of vegetable gardens by riot police during the last week of October 2012, between 20,000 and 40,000 people are estimated to be on-site today. They are constructing cabins and cleaning up the land to get it ready to be inhabited once again. You can check out a weekend-long livestream here: http://ow.ly/flopU. 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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