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 ZAD: anti-airport Occupation a battle for France’s future
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translation by The Free. From free paper ’20 Minutes’ and reprinted in ‘Rojo y Negro’ of the CGT union.
They have organized a network of health care, education and access to housing, based on trust among members.
They are expanding to the rest of the peninsula. in France and Italy similar experiences have been initiated.
They have a currency of its own, a self-managed health care system, an educational network and housing office. They are self-managed cooperatives and self-organization, groups of people living outside the system, and make decisions in open assemblies based on trust organization. In Catalonia, there are already 1,200 citizens who have chosen this way of life and the implementation of these communities is spreading. The crisis and the 15M indignados movement has given it wings. Continue reading Integral Revolution Coop takes off in Barcelona
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 ZAD battles on: Rohanne Forest: This is Far from Over!
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 Sat 24. ZAD Airport. HELP DEFEND NEW OCCUPATIONS!
en Español abajo. In Spanish below
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 ZAD Reocupación: 20,000 toman el solar /Re-take Airport Site!