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Latest update : 11 June 2019.

Une rubrique pour regrouper tous les récits reçus d’actions de soutien, de manifs, sur la zad ou ailleurs

pour archive, un retour sur la période des expulsions: récits et nouvelles des actions d’ailleurs :
du 16/10 au 10/11
du 11 au 22/11
du 23/11 au 3/12
du 4 au 16/12
du 17 décembre au 16 janvier 2013
18 et 19 janvier, 2 jours d’actions contre Vinci : récits et nouvelles d’actions
depuis le 19 janvier

- une mise en page d’une Chronologie des actions directes en solidarité avec la ZAD (du 16 octobre au 27 novembre) téléchargeable ici.

Articles in this section

  • In the grove, and elsewhere, resistance and sabotage

    25 February 2014

    The 16th of October 2012, first day of "Operation César", a failed attempt to evict us from the zone, the prefect of Loire-Atlantique, Christian de Lavernée declared to mainstream media: "If the state can’t take back the zone, then we should be worried for the state". The state should be very worried and should die by its cause! One year and a half later, we are still here. Our rage and determination stay intact because of this so called democracy, totally dedicated to the cause and interest (...)

  • ZAD, France: This is not a camp

    27 January 2014

    Following various announcements for a possible start of construction of the Notre Dame des Landes airport, a series of articles were released in the press that pretty much regurgitated copy-pasted clichés. One of these articles caught our attention notably. In almost all the articles that would preach the possible eviction and the final catastrophe of ZAD we read “200 people, alter-globalists, continue to camp in ZAD.” The figure might seem rough. The term “alter-globalists” is not a term that (...)

  • the collective individual

    18 March 2013

    I wrote this into respons of what goes around and with me on the zad. Everyone has his reality, bagage to care and fights to fight. This is how i ’sea’ change. i see this dark and twisted society created by a manipulating minority and accepted by a blindfolded majority that is supporting this grotesque insanity under control of powerful illusions and feared brutality they are silently receiving shiny objects for their slavery automatically forced to kill themselfs by corrupting their (...)

  • Final warning !!

    16 March 2013

    This text is the work of a few people from the ZAD who were present at some of the clashes with the police. It is an analysis of our experiences, and aims to both inform all those who are willing to come to help us defend our home, and also to share experiences of many people resisting police operations in one place. We hope it will help all those who do not have very much experience of this kind of thing to be better prepared to cope with the violence of the state, and especially to more (...)

  • About the struggle in Notre Dame (des Landes) and its forms: test of perspective

    30 December 2012

    About the struggle in Notre Dame (des Landes) and its forms: test of perspective The situation : An airport project is threatening a territory rich in biodiversity, enhanced by generations of farmers, who begins the struggle against this project. Some farmers, some persons continu to live and settle on the area. On invitations from the previous ones, some abandoned houses, land left fallow are occupied and cultured, some constructions are made, par young and less young persons, with life (...)

  • Reflections on the future of the ZAD and the airport

    10 December 2012

    For three years, activists, farmers and local residents of the ZAD (Zone d’Aménagement Différé - Deferred Development Zone) have been resisting the development of an international airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes in Western France by occupying land expropriated by the state on behalf of the Vinci Corporation. The zadistas rebaptized the ZAD Zone à Défendre (Zone to be Defended), moved into abandoned homes, self-built houses or cabins, and have been using these 2000 hectares of wetlands (...)

  • Friends from here, friends from elsewhere,

    6 December 2012

    We, the evicted and those threatened by eviction, inhabitants resisting the airport project and its world, want to thank you. To thank you for coming from the neighboring villages of Vigneux and from Turin, from Rennes and from Brussels to participate in this struggle today to rebuild together the material basis necessary to continue resistance on this land. To thank you for having made this struggle your own, by organizing gatherings, by wheat-pasting, by holding meetings in your (...)

  • Open letter to mister Jacques Auxiette - President of the region Pays de la Loire.

    13 November 2012

    I’ve read very carefully the newspaper Presse Océan of last october 31th where you talk about the building of the new airport at Notre Dame-des-Landes. I have to admit that after the first reading which was superficial, I thought you were serious. As well as it took me some time to understand that Mr Ayrault (french PM) was a funny person who wants a new airport while there is an environmental and economical crisis, I’ve eventually understood your very subtle position. At the beginning you (...)

  • We won’t go?

    9 November 2012

    Following a text that has been released on sunday the 14th of october, two days before the beginning of evictions. We won’t go? « I don’t want to go » does not mean « I’m not going to go ». In fact, I even may run away rapidly when they come to take me. Running away has nothing to do with coward or bravery; it’s just elementary self-defence. There’s no shame or proudness to put in that, only a strategical and political relation to assess. I’m not fighting to produce nor martyred, neither broken (...)

  • Demolishing a house…

    7 November 2012

    About the evictions at Notre-Dame-des-Landes The Planchette farm after operation « César » (photo automedia ZAD) It’s now been ten days that ”César”, the imperial eviction operation on the ZAD has begun. The socialist party, in a well understood interest, seems to be seeking a clean eviction, with no hiccups, that will preserve social peace and maybe what’s left of their socialist image. No surprises there then, apart from the fact that the environmentalists in government have not yet been (...)

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