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  • Until where will we go with this scam of negociations ??

    28 May 2018

    I haven’t signed the files project nor do i believe in negociation with a State. I don’t want to discuss with this oppressor, i just simply and only want to destroy it. But still I feel concerned by this process of legalisation that includes almost all lands and sites on ZAD, this area that I see as a whole and not only as my little home, this last one today being destroyed anyways. We’re calling negociations the injuctions of the prefect, while I really don’t see when have we been negociating. (...)

  • The Movement is Dead, Long Live... Reform!

    14 May 2018

    The Movement is Dead, Long Live... Reform! This text was written during fall 2017 on the ZAD of Notre-Dame- des-Landes, France. Since then, the situation drastically changed when the government announced on January 17 th , 2018 that they are abandoning the airport project. It may seem obsolete to pub- lish this after the “victory”. But, despite the importance this strug- gle has for me, I didn’t celebrate this victory. I am probably too suspicious and critical about what’s at stake and what’s (...)


    24 April 2018

    MESSAGE FROM THOSE WHO HAVEN’T SUBMITTED STATEMENTS On the 19th of April, a few of us were not only informed without much notice, but also by chance that there was a callout for a meeting at Le Camps des Chevaux Blancs. The discussion was around the state of negociations after the refusal by the government of the COP globale*. This is yet another attempt in a long list of attempts to destroy the collective running of the ZAD, this time thanks to a submission of statements for individual (...)

  • Earth is fighting back, resistance is furtile #zadresist

    12 April 2018

    ... Because we have no choice ! #NDDL First of all, if you are able to spread the information about what is happening in Notre-Dame-des-Landes within you networks, that would be much appreciated. Help us resist and fight back with any means possible within our reach of means and sensibilities. Since 3 days the french state is trying to evict the land-occupation of the zad "zone à Défendre" (zone to be defended). Since the abandonment of the project of the airport, a project contested since (...)

  • Movement, where is your victory?

    5 February 2018

    Invitation to meet "in OFF" on February 10 2018 Sunday, February 4, 2018 Movement, where is your victory? The statement of the movement of January 17 boasts: "This is a historic victory against a project of destructive development. " True, the airport project has been abandoned, and it’s a relief in the world of newts and salamanders. Then again, we’ll come back to it. Certainly, it is a victory for the struggle against the airport of Notre Dame des Landes. But many of us have fought and (...)

  • Winter is here !

    19 December 2016

    The autumn is coming to an end, and the other day we were watching the news. As usual, the politicians were rambling on about nothing very interesting. As usual, the media got overexcited. And as usual, we thought "absolutely fascinating, I’m sure". In spite of it all, contrary to what they announced, it seems that they don’t plan on evicting us, nor even to start works somewhere. We’re not going to declare victory straight away, nor start sending each other flowers. With the grumbling cops, (...)

  • unconditionnal valls : text about ZAD from Mauvaise Troupe

    18 October 2016

    Editorial published in Le Monde in October 2016 (uncut version) As we write, the noise of helicopters tries to interfere with our concentration. Every day now, for some time, they have been circling around, high up where the airplanes don’t fly, recreating the sights and sounds of war and the threat of another conquest. César is lying in wait and trying to make his presence felt. Sometimes he stays slightly on the sidelines, the better to observe us. Is he surprised by the tractors (...)

  • Speech of inhabitants during the Forum against useless projects

    7 August 2013

    Friends from here, friends from elsewhere- Everyone knows that a territory is defended with its inhabitants, and that a territory emptied of it’s population is easy to conquer. It’s anyways for this reason that a callout was made public on mayday 2008 for occupying the land injustly appropriated by the promoters of this project. The strategy paid off. The bulldozer of progress doesn’t pass as easily as planned. It’s now 2012 and the works have been heavily delayed. Our common enemies (...)

  • Coming to the ZAD...or not?

    16 June 2013

    Contribution to the discussions about the welcome-space Welcoming visitors has been part of life on the ZAD for years, the reverberations made by the struggle against the airport and its world since the attempted evictions last autumn makes us scared that the ZAD will become the activist holiday destination this summer. It is a divisive question currently being discussed amongst the occupants. We felt the need to share “our analysis” so everyone could draw the conclusions they find most (...)

  • we want a demo, not a parade

    13 November 2012

    The 17th of November, a demonstration of reoccupation is organized, thought as a time of collective response to evictions of squats in ZAD. We are occupants of ZAD. We are not in logical of political party. We don’t believe in pseudo democracy et its game of representation. What is the strength of these moments experienced since the outbreak of expulsions is to meet a lot of people thanks to our rejection of this airport project and people around it. We want this demonstration to belong to (...)

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