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Family meet Bear and 3 cubs in Val d’Aran. Panic as Son Disappears. .. Bad Bear eats 10 horses.

Four hikers from France had a close encounter last Tuesday with a protective mother bear  in Montgarri, in the Vall d’Aran. According to the Conselh Generau d’Aran which runs the autonomous Catalan valley. The events took place at eleven o’clock in the morning.

A general emergency was declared when the family of French tourists warned of the disappearance of one of them near Tuc de Barlongueta. The cause of the disappearance was the youth fleeing in terror, faced with an irate bear and cubs face to face on the path.

Image result for val d'AranVal d’Aran is an isolated autonomous area within Catalonia and many in the tiny kingdom would like independence. Indeed they have their own language, Aranese, a ski resort, and an edict of autonomy granted by King Jaume in 1313.

In fact the bear only maintained her defensive attitude until the cubs were far enough away and then she followed them. She did not  attack the young man, but remained blocking the path despite the gestures and shouts of the humans until the cubs were safely out of harms way.

But the young man had panicked, fled upstream, and up the mountain, thinking the bear was right behind him. His family,  father, mother and brother, searched but were not able to locate him and dialled the Emergency number 112 .

All kinds of units responded to the Emergency and joined  in the hunt for the missing youth, supposedly eaten by a bear. These included the  police, ambulance, firemen of Val d’Aran, French police, the helicopter of the Aerial Unit of Rural Agents, the Environmental Agents of the General Conselh d’Aran, the Mossos d’Esquadra Catalan police ….

According to the counselor of Val d’Aran, Carlos Barrera, the father was worried the bear and cubs had taken the same flight direction as the son and wanted to eat him.

When the youth arrived at a place with mobile telephone coverage he sent his location and was successfully rescued almost immediately. Els ossos estan causant problemes a la Val d'Aran

Rural Agents then combed the area with trained dogs but have only been able to locate some bear hair, which will be used for their genetic identification, as well as a photo in one of the photo-shoot cameras near the area. In this camera shot, a female adult is observed,  probably the one who terrified the hikers.

The Conselh Generau d’Aran advises us of the attitude we should take when faced with a mother bear: ..If the plantígrade has already detected you, keep  speaking slowly and loudly, always letting it be clearly seen that there is no threat to her or her offspring. Gestures should not be made. If you have to run, go downhill..

Three wolves reach the Eastern Pyrenees

Thanks to joint work, three different wolves, all males and alpine (franco-Italian) origin, have been detected in the Eastern Pyrenees (Catalonia-France). Two of these wolves move on both sides of the border. The third wolf was last detected between Solsonès and Alt Urgell.
El lobo atropellado la semana pasada en el término municipal de Mont-ras, en el Baix Empordà.

A  fourth wolf got run over last week near Mont-ras, in Baix Empordà near Girona.

Psychology Plan to Alter Behaviour of Bad Bear

 Still in Vall d’Aran several international scientific committees and the Brown Bear Foundation have activated a plan to ameliorate the bad behaviour of the bear Goiat who is being blamed for killing and eating 15 animals, since April 2018.

The 15 victims are six mares, four foals, four sheep, one goat,  as well as two beehives. Goiat was brought from Slovenia 2 years ago and freed in Catalonia.Image result for oso goiat

Livestock owners are absolutely furious, though they receive compensation and the local population are sharply divided in rival pro and anti bear factions.

Above the Pyrenee treeline summer grazing is a good business, shepherds are allotted 500 sheep each to herd and milk, horses (mares with foals) are  allowed to roam freely. . One anarchist shepherdess described the pay and conditions as miserable, though she is radically pro-bear and loves the job.Image result for oso goiat

Capturing Goiat has not been ruled out, although this requires international institutional consensus. The activated  plan aims to scare away Goiat the bear when he returns to feed on  the animal he has illegally killed giving him a terrible fright associated with killing domesticated animals.

The Generalitat, the Conselh Generau d’Aran and the Officine National de la Chasse et de la Fauno Sauvage of France have already put in place the psychologiocal devices  to dissuade Goiat, the latest bear released in the Pyrenees, from approaching livestock .

The device consists of ”applying rubber bullets to air shots, noises, lights and the use of repellents or electricity  so that when Goiat approaches to eat the remains of his prey, he will receive a severe aversive experience and hopefully modify his behavior”.

The 15 attacks blamed on Goiat are: two in France, at the beginning of April; 12 in the Val d’Aran; and one in the Pallars Sobirà, the last one this week was in Val d’ Aran.

The 15 victims are six mares, four foals, four sheep, one goat and two beehives

The analysis carried out by the Expert Team of Transboundary Bear Monitoring in the Pyrenees (GSTOP) has shown that Goiat presents ‘an anomalous predatory behavior due to its tendency to attack equine livestock, which usually graze unattended and outside of closed protection’ .

But they defended Goiat against the anti bear movement thus:  On the contrary, ‘he does not present other behaviors that could be considered problematic: he does not seek or is accustomed to human presence, does not attack repeatedly, and does not present a clearly spontaneous and repeated aggressive behavior, with direct approaches and gestures, unequivocal looks or movements that could end in attacks’.

‘Goiat avoids herds of sheep under surveillance by protection dogs and shepherds, which demonstrates the effectiveness of this preventive measure that has been applied for years’.

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Goiat was released in the Pyrenees to try to break the existing inbreeding in the current population and there are many indications that he has already acted actively in this regard.

Maravillas Occupied Center in Pamplona Defies Political Eviction Threats

EVICTED LAST NIGHT!!!! see next post

Maravillas Gaztetxea resumes its activities and calls for a demonstration on August 25

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“We are happy to announce that from tomorrow we will reopen our doors and return to normal”
Dozens of people have participated in the press conference in the Plaza de la Navarrería to report on the latest developments around the threat of eviction on the Gaztetxe.

After a week with the presence of the provincial police, of secrets, of helicopters flying over the Casco Viejo and crossing statements of the different parties of government and opposition, Maravillas Gaztetxea has announced that it returns to the normality of the neighborhood, opening its doors and resuming its activities.

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They have also announced that they are holding a demonstration for the afternoon of August 25 against the threat of eviction.

This is the text read at the press conference:

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Solanak atzo esandakoaren inguruan adierazi nahi dugu. Behin baino gehiagotan esandakoa baina beeste behin errepikatu beharrean gaudena. Continue reading Maravillas Occupied Center in Pamplona Defies Political Eviction Threats

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Incredible ADM Occupied Free Area to be Evicted Soon: Festival Sept 20 to 23, 2018

Amsterdam: Council of State wants the ADM gone within five months

On 25 July 2018, in higher appeal, the Council of State has announced ADM must be empty within 5 months, by 25 December 2018. A new court case started by the ADM against the city of Amsterdam took place on 23 july 2018.


The ADM festival 2018 is scheduled from 20 till 23 September 2018.

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‘Renegades’ by Marissa Meyer – Justice or Anarchy? – you choose. Review and Download.

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Back in November last year I read an arc of Renegades by Marissa Meyer and if you’ve known me since then, you’ll be aware of how much I freaking loved it! I am in no way a superhero fan, it’s just not my thing, so the fact that Renegades was such an amazing read for me is extraordinary.

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Renegades trialsIn Gatlon City, the Renegades are everything any young prodigy should want to be: fighting for justice, defending the weak and protecting the city. In short – Heroes.

After the day of triumph over the rebel Anarchists, it was the Renegades who rebuilt the city on the smouldering remains of the old one, working tirelessly to heal the wounds that the villain gangs had left upon society. The Renegades provided shelter, created community gardens and agriculture when food in the city got scarce, they even set up schools to educate Gatlon’s children. As the Renegades grew stronger, so did the city…

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ZAD resists Militarization and Evictions: State offers to Legalise ‘Approved Projects’

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If you don’t know what the ZAD of Notre des Landes is, check out the official site , in English and various languages, link click HERE

 21st day of Military Occupation, 29 April,

The police operation is supposed to be completed since Thursday, April 12, 2018, 22h, but the cops said they would not leave the area without having cleared all the destroyed houses, “released” the roads and they will prevent any reoccupation.Related image

The general-in-chief of operations announces that he and his villains will stay for months to “secure the area so that projects validated by the prefecture can see the light of day”. Edouard Phillipe, the first disaster, speaks of “to put an end to the illegal occupation”. The prefect meets his chiefs today. More info to come!

We stay in ALERT EXPULSIONS! We always call you to come support us on the spot, if you can, or to act from your home! Continue reading ZAD resists Militarization and Evictions: State offers to Legalise ‘Approved Projects’

NYC May Day Bike Bloc Anticapitalist Ride

This May Day, the Metropolitan Opposition Bike Bloc (MOBB) is inviting all anarchist cyclists and bicycle owners out for a casual city ride.

The plan is to visit various sites of capitalist significance and make our voices heard.

As we roll on we’ll leave visible anti-capitalist propaganda in our wake. Bring stickers, chalk, and whatever else you deem appropriate for signaling to onlookers capitalism’s countless vices. Let’s get some exercise and have some fun while spreading the rebellious spirit of May Day!

Don’t own a bike, but really want to ride? You can rent one at Danny’s Cycles located a couple of blocks away from the starting location at 546 6th Ave. We’ll leave from Union Square Park around 2pm and aim to return around 3:30 or 4.

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