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Programme of the Intergalactic Week - 17th to 24th August, Notre-Dame-des-Landes

Saturday 15 July 2017

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Programme for the Intergalactic Week - 17 to 24 August

IMPORTANT! Dates have changed

Hello! We had announced a week of gathering with collectives and struggles from other countries on the zad from 12th to 20th August. However, the resistance against the nuclear dump in Bure (North East of France) and those occupying the Lejuc Woods have been facing massive police pressure and evictions threats lately. Comrades over there are organising a festival "Bure’lesques" (http://www.burefestival.org/) over the week end of the 12th and 13th August and a big demo against Andra on the 15th. We have therefore decided to move the Intergalactic Week to make it easier for those who would like to go to both events and avoid the overlap. All additional infos about Bure can be found there : http://vmc.camp

Really sorry to those who had already made palns. Please forward this to your friends who had planned to come on the zad from the 12th, and see you in Bure beforehand!

Below, you’ll find the programme of the Intergalactic Week and some short but important logistical info.

See you very soon!

//// Programme and logistical infos for the intergalactic week

Please be aware that we can only receive a limited number of people (we have planned infrastructure for about 300 people), therefore we need to know beforehand how many of you will come in order to organize the logistics. Ideally, we would like participants to be there from the beginning until the end to be able to build a collective process during the whole week.

See the announcement of the week here: http://zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article4612 To tell us that you are coming or for general information, write to: exclaimthezad@riseup.net

The contents and discussions of the week are designed to promote encounters and exchanges between people involved in the movement here on site, inhabitants of la Zad and groups from other countries. However people from Nantes and the local area are obviously also invited, to meet together, especially during the discussions.

Participants are invited to propose contributions to any of the announced discussions. You can also get in touch us if you want to offer other workshops or discussions. However, we have chosen to give more time to a limited number of broad themes, so as to be able to move forward rather than multiply many different topics. This programme is subject to changes, it gives an idea about themes and dates, but for lease check zad.nadir.org before coming.

The mornings will be dedicated to collective work opportunities and to ensure the smooth running of the week’s logistics. There will be the possiblity of taking part in building the Ambazada, the Intergalactic cabin (see the invitation here: http://zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article4625) as well as collective work in various sites of the Zad (e.g., barn construction, carpentry, helping with collective crops, fence maintenance, collecting wood for the bakery, basket making...) Please come with a tent, a sleeping and bring a leash if you come with a dog, some people don’t feel at ease with dogs, there will be small kids and dogs can make troubles with farming animals around).

— Wednesday 16 August

Welcome evening: - Khan bogd (traditional music from Mongolia) + Badbad (electro) + lovataraxx (synthwave - grrenoble) + DJ’s electro + aerial show

— Thursday 17 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

# Afternoon /// Walk to share the history of the struggle and discover la Zad

# Evening /// A look back at the seventh International Conference of Via Campesina (in the Basque Country, July 17th-24th). The network represents around 200 millions peasant farmers from around the world which aims to build a people’s food autonomy, fight the agro industry and land privatisation.

— Friday 18 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

# Afternoon /// Presentation of Errekaleor, the Basque squatted neighbourhood in Vitoria-Gasteiz - what kind of exchanges might be possible between la Zad and Errekelaor? A general look at struggles in the Basque country.

#Evening /// /// Looking back at the G20 in Hamburg and other stories...

— Saturday 19 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

# Afternoon /// Defend la Zad trainings - blockades, getting to know the lay of the land, groups, etc.

#Evening /// Skills share around techniques and strategies of resistance used in struggles in various countries

— Sunday 20 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

# Afternoon /// Discussion about the situation of people in exile around the world, in France - presentation of the No Border network - strengthening the welcoming/hosting networks.

#Evening /// Looking back at the Spring 2016 movement in France and the front opening up to face the labour laws reforms / exchanges with other European movements against the liberal offensive

— Monday 21 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

# Afternoon /// A struggle against the destruction of one of the last primeval forests of Europe: Bialowieza Forest in Poland

# Evening /// Discussion and experience sharing about sustaining and densifying autonomous zones in cities as well as in the countryside

— Tuesday 22 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

# Afternoon /// Presentation-discussion about the resistance by indigenous women from Chile to Mexico. Presentation of the Zapatista women’s revolutionary laws. Discussion about the strategy underlying the candidacy of an indigenous woman to the presidential elections in Mexico. /// Present situation of mMpuche’s struggles in Chile and Argentina.

# Evening /// Presentation by Starhawk and Isabelle Stengers “On being sensitive: the role of spirit in activismâ€

— Wednesday 23 August

# Morning /// Organise the week’s logistics and collective work

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/// Workshop with Starhawk (Please note that there will be a limited number of places for this!!) on resolving/disolving conflicts in groups + water rituals

# Afternoon/evening

/// Concluding discussions in 3 moments

- Reflexion on pursuing the connections for the defense of the Zad
- Various announcements and presentations of current struggles and future events coming up elsewhere
- Beyond: how does this gathering contribute to rethink networks and strategies for struggles

— Thursday 24 August

/// Tidying up and dismantling the camp

/// Dancing party in spatiotemporal fault