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Nantes, France: Report-back on the demonstration of March 31st

Today, March 31st, a new day of mobilisation against labour reforms took place. Everywhere in France colleges were blockaded, schools were on strike and several demonstrations occurred which ended in conflict against the cops, like in Toulouse, Marseille, Rennes, Nantes and Paris.

In Nantes, the demonstration gathered more than 30,000 people, and all along […]

Nantes, France: Resistance demo against the states of emergency – February 20th

Resistance to the states of emergency

Published on February 25th via MIA:

No injuries, nor arrests, instead numerous facades revisited

Nearly 400 people marched in Nantes in the context of the week of resistance. The lead banner, decorated with the cartoon bird “the king and the mocking bird”, called for resistance against the states […]

Philadelphia, USA: Solidarity to the ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes

Received February 27th:

Today, February 27, we put up posters in downtown Philadelphia in response to the call for a general mobilization against the airport project in Notre Dame Des Landes. The posters explain what the ZAD is and the struggle against the airport. We mostly put posters up on LAZ parking lots and […]

France: News from concerning the ZAD – January 25th to 31st 2016

In Nantes between 150 and 200 people assembled in response to the decision to evict the historical opponenets. The plate glass door of city hall suffered a mishap. Until Vinci goes away! Resistance and sabotage.

Monday January 25

The big news for today is evidently the verdict of the trial against our comrades who […]

Helsinki, Finland: Black greetings to the French government

Received January 25th:

18.1 – 24.1.2016: Loads of JCDecaux bus stops along one of the busiest roads in Helsinki were painted with ZAD slogans.

We want to express our solidarity to the defenders of the ZAD and also our indignation towards the French media that is spreading anti-ZAD propaganda.

There won’t be an airport!

[…]

Rennes, France: Blockade against the airport and its world, its high-speed rail and its jail

This Friday, January 22nd, at dawn, people decided to blockade the road passing through the middle of the construction site for the new Eurorennes train station and in front of the women’s prisons’ main entrance.

Bins were overturned, oil spilled and the following text plastered on the jail walls and site fences:

This morning, we’re […]

“Melbourne, Australia”: Disruption of Vinci and French Consulate

Z(A)D Everywhere!

Vinci clear off

ZAD Everywhere

ZAD Everywhere

Received January 23rd:

To the defenders of the ZAD,

Solidarity from anarchists in so-called ‘Melbourne, Australia’- the never-ceded indigenous land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, stolen and occupied by the genocidal settler-colonial state.

In response to recent […]

Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France: February 27th – General mobilisation for the abandonment of the airport project – prepare yourselves!

The mobilisation in recent days has been tremendous: thanks to the strength of the demonstration on Nantes’ outskirts, but also due to the actions and gatherings multiplying in dozens of other French cities. It’s clear that the anti-airport movement is denser and livelier than ever. This is because it’s become emblematic of so many […]

Cali, Colombia: Solidarity with the ZAD!

Some graffiti on the walls of Cali Univsersity [University of Valle] in Colombia (carried out on January 15th 2016).

Some anarchists from Cali uni send their solidarity to the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes:

Destruction of all forms of power!

Cali uni (UniValle) in solidarity with the ZAD!

UniValle in solidarity with the ZAD […]

Nantes, France: Police station repainted in support of the ZAD

Whilst the cases of the last legal occupants of the Zad were being judged this Wednesday [January 13th 2016], we set out to repaint the red police station facade of the Beaujoire neighbourhood, in the purest tradition of Nantes-style greenwashing.

We’re not fooled: we know well that every court defeat […]

Toulouse, France: Flaming barricades in support of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes

On Saturday 9th January 2016 at 9am, the motorway slip-road to Toulouse airport, as well as the tram, were blockaded with help from flaming barricades.

A trial of the inhabitants of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes will take place on the 13th January in Nantes, that will surely result in an eviction decision accompanied by […]

Lille, France: Support action to the blocking of Nantes’ ring-road

Against the Ayrault-port of Notre Dame Des Landes. Vinci, out of our lives. [Jean-Marc] Ayrault was the former Mayor of Nantes and subsequently Prime Minister

Saturday 9th January:

At this very moment in Lille a day/evening is being held of support to the ZAD of Notre Dame des Landes and the inhabitants that face […]

Lille: Afternoon/evening of support to the ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes

Afternoon/evening of support to the ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes Film, snacks, literature, discussion, pizza, bar, concert. Notre Dame of struggles 15 Rue Abélard, Lille, Metro: Porte d’Arras

January 9th 2016 from 3pm at La Ferblanterie

Excerpt: For a few months the government has announced its wish, to resume airport works involving the eviction […]

Nantes, France: Call-out for a massive day of action on Saturday 9th January (change of date)

No evictions in Notre-Dame-Des-Landes: By bike, tractor or foot – On the Nantes ring-road! Saturday 09/01/16. On the call-out from components of the struggle against the airport.

ATTENTION! Change of date

General mobilisation of opponents to the airport project the 9th January, following the announcement of the hearing for […]

Geneva, Switzerland: Burying the airport of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes

In these days of celebrations, we wanted to also extend our wishes to the French government. Death wishes where the Notre-Dame-Des-Landes project is buried once and for all.

Faced with the growing ZAD eviction threats, a small team of artist-apprentices in the night of December 25th to 26th went to decorate the French consulate […]

Angers, France: Solidarity action to the ZAD

During the day of Wednesday 9th December, tags were placed in the corridors facing the offices of GECCO (Vertebrate Conservation and Ecology Group) on the ground floor in building F of Angers science university.

It now reads “zad everywhere”, “research = collaborator”.

GECCO sends students onto the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes in order to conduct studies […]

France: ZAD Eviction Threat – Some context for the international community

Over the past month the Prime Minister, President, and pro-airport lobby have been increasingly vocal and clear about their desire to evict the zad and begin work on the airport as soon as they can. The time frame of January-March is recurrent in their public declarations. These are threats, not inevitabilities.

The anti-airport movement is […]

Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France: First anniversary of evictions in the ZAD

October 14–20, 2013: Decentralized action week

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Demonstration at 14.00, starting from Place Bretagne (Brittany Square) in the city of Nantes Benefit gig by 19.00, in La Wardine at the ZAD

More info: zad.nadir.org

France: Message of solidarity from some rageous people from the ZAD and elsewhere

Zone A Défendre is an occupied zone against the construction of an international airport and metropolization

Click on photo to read their full English communiqué.

With much pleasure, we have heard of the solidarity actions that took place in several countries against the evictions in Athens during December and January: in the United States, […]

Cologne: Solidarity with Villa Amalias, Skaramaga, radio 98FM (Greece), SJZ, LIZ (Germany), the ZAD (France) and the Assentamento Milton Santos (Brazil)

Recent banner drop from squatters, comrades and solidarian residents in Petralona, Athens: ‘SQUATS WILL STAY! FOCI OF RESISTANCE EVERYWHERE!’

Click on photo to read the message of some people from the autonomous space cologne (az köln), in germany, who also call for solidarity with the families threatened with eviction in the milton santos land […]

Strasbourg, France: Action in solidarity with the prosecuted in the ZAD

Compost and dung against tear gas and stun grenades

In the morning of November 30th, an action was carried out against the Strasbourg gendarmerie recruitment branch (these are in fact cops, who are also deployed across the ZAD with their helicopters, their tear gas and stun grenades).

Individuals screwed the place up […]

‘Beyond borders,’ a 98FM & Contra Info radio broadcast – Monday, November 5th

Contra Info radio broadcast ‘Beyond borders’ makes a comeback on Monday, November 5th at 15.00 (GMT+2), in collaboration with comrades of the Athens free radio station 98FM.

This time, we will have an opportunity to discuss (in French/Greek) with comrades currently fighting on the site of the ZAD near the […]

Nantes, France: Call for reoccupation demonstration on 17/11 in the ZAD, where the fight against repressive forces is still raging

To the developers, the ZAD is merely a ‘deferred development zone’ since decades. To fighters, this is a zone to be defended (Zone À Défendre). Either way, the space is located in the countryside north of Nantes, in France. According to the Power, it should make way for industrialist plans, […]