Autonomy at ZAD NDDL
Less than a month to go till the intergalactic week begins on the zad. To get you in the mood here is the trailer and the programme of the weeks events:
Intergalactic Week Programme
This programme is subject to changes and additions by the end of August. Do not forget to register in advance by writing to: email@example.com(NB : we had a problem with our initial mailbox. Please DO NOT use firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Monday, August 27th:
# 10am: welcome / presentation of the week
# 2pm: Daily, just after lunch, various announcements and open presentations by participants.
# 5pm: Discussion around the book Fight for spaces, fight for our lives: squat movements today – with the collective “squatting everywhere”.
The book provides glimpses into a diverse and multi-faceted movement, with accounts from local struggles, experiences of repression and stories of the collective forms of life which grow out of squatted spaces in various cities and countries throughout the world, including accounts from Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Seattle and Australia. For more info: http://www.edition-assemblage.de/fighting-for-spaces/
# 8.30pm: Journey through decades of struggle (see call) – episode 1 – Intervento about the Italian revolutionary movements of the 70s
– Tuesday, August 28th
# 10am: Walks with stories about the zad
# 3pm: Screening and presentation of the fight against extractivism in Venezuela with a comrade from Libertalia, a self-managed
# 5pm: Journey through decades of struggle – episode 2 – Back to the German autonomous movements of the 80s# 9pm: A retrospective of films by the OGAWA collective on the struggle through the 70’s against Tokyo-Narita airport in Japa “In what is the most striking and significant precedent to Notre-Dame-des-Landes, the expropriation of agricultural land for the construction of the Tokyo-Narita airport began in 1966.
By 1971 a decade of murderous battles between the state and the farmers who refused to give up their land had begun. According to the testimony of many French militants of the time, it was these highly exemplary battles that inspired their own direct and physical confrontations with the police in the streets of Paris and other cities.
The Ogawa collective’s film series aims to tell the story of the struggle, not a posteriori but as it takes place. It is one of the most intelligent and exciting films series we have ever seen, in that it offers, in an inseparable way, the direct chronicle of these events and an immediate reflection (by those who live them, the peasants fighting Sanrizuka).
They give us the opportunity to see and hear both the battleground as well as the day-to-day strategy that is deployed within it. It also opens a window on the impact of these long years of resistance on everyday life and thought upon those who found themselves forced to fight, against a force that wanted to kick them out.
The alliance of precision and lyricism at work in Ogawa Productions films shot in Sanrizuka makes them an example: an example that is not meant to be quoted, but to be reproduced, on the the field of cinema as on that of the political struggle.” For more info: https://www.zintv.org/Our-camera-will-be-in-the-first-line-to-receive-the-coups-
Wednesday, August 29th
# 10am: Collective work / logistics
# 3pm: Presentation of the women’s liberation movement in Kurdistan and its role in society.
# 9pm: Journey through decades of struggle – episode 3 – the radical and anti-capitalist ecologist movements of the nineties in the UK, from road protests, street parties to the rise of the anti-globalization movement.
– Thursday, August 30th
# 10am: Presentation of the situation of Azawad and Touareg struggles
# 2pm: Opening of meetings between territories in struggle / areas in search of autonomy (see call) with the participation of inhabitants of Wendland (Germany), Christiania (Denmark), Lentillères (France), Errekaleor (Country Basque), of the zad of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (France): Birth and emergence of a territory in struggle – Living on a territory //
– Friday, August 31st
# 10am then 2pm: Continuation of open encounters between territories in battle / zones in search of autonomy: Staying amongst ourselves and porosity of the territory – Getting organized
# 9pm: Journey through decades of struggle – episode 4 – back to the French movements from 2005 to 2017 – riots from 2005 / CPE to the labor law via zads
# 9am: building sites / logistics
# 3pm: Continuation and end of the open encounters between territories in struggle / zones in search of autonomy: The inspirations of the past – To endure, to project oneself, beyond defeats and victories
*** Inauguration of the Ambazada *** # 7pm: Aperitif-songs with an invitation to participants from all countries to share songs from home
# 8pm: International Buffet
– Sunday, September 2nd
# 10am: Lie in and recovery
# 3pm: Discussion about Bure and the current investigation
# 9pm: Ambazada Ciné-club: Michael Cimino’s “Heaven’s Gate” The cult movie that sank Hollywood’s biggest production company. About the whirling swarm of migrants, prostitutes, farmers, facing the mercenary armies of the big landowners in America at the end of the 19th century.