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Notes on the Bure ZAD and the politics of eternity/death

Un grand sommeil noir Tombe sur ma vie : Dormez, tout espoir, Dormez, toute envie ! Je ne vois plus rien, Je perds la mémoire Du mal et du bien… O la triste histoire ! Je suis un berceau Qu’une … Continue reading

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The many ZAD of Bure, france: Autonomy before nuclear power

A convivial society should be designed to allow all its members the most autonomous action by means of tools least controlled by others. People feel joy, as opposed to mere pleasure, to the extent that their activities are creative; while … Continue reading

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The ZAD: an autonomous zone in the heart of france

From Roarmag collective (26/01/2017), a reflection on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes by Martin Legall, a pre-figuarative struggle for autonomy … 

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Defending the ZAD, creating autonomy: Notre-Dame-des-Landes

On the 20th of October, the french prime minister, Manuel Vals, speaking before the country’s national parliament, reaffirmed “the engagement of the government and thus of the State to advance with the project and to put an end the challenges … Continue reading

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Not fighting for nature, but nature fighting back: Okupying trees in the ZAD of Roybon

The okupation of forests, river valleys, peasant farm lands through the constitution of autonomous, self-managed self-defense communities, as resistance to capitalist infrastructure development, have become emblematic of france’s ZADs.  If the ZADS of Notre-Dames-des-Landes and Testet call forth memories of … Continue reading

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Natural autonomies: The ZAD of Testet: For Rémi Fraisse

 Nous avons perdu le monde … Michel Serres Le libéralisme économique, c’est la liberté de tuer.  La liberté de tuer le climat, donc de tuer les hommes, les femmes et les enfants. René Dumont On the night of Saturday to … Continue reading

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Creating through resistance: The ZAD in Notre-Dames-des-Landes

Since the winter of 2012-2013, the Notre-Dames-des Landes resistance/okupation against the french government’s plan to build an airport in the midst of agricultural and forest lands has met with ongoing opposition.  We chronicle here some of that continuing creativity, since … Continue reading

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The ZAD is Everywhere: The Autonomies of Protest in Notre-Dames-des-Landes

“On veut inventer un nouveau mode de vie … On s’oppose au projet d’aéroport et au monde qui va avec, au système qui le porte …  C’est un projet emblématique d’une logique d’aménagement du territoire autoritaire, qui contrôle les vies et détruit les … Continue reading

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Anarchism, geography and the politics of space III: David Harvey and anarchist geography

… let radical geography be just that: radical geography, free of any particular “ism”, nothing more, nothing less. David Harvey We have little or no interest in polemics.  But differences of perception, thought, forms of life, when they happen or … Continue reading

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Fighting in Brazil

It is not enough to identify ourselves only as enemies of the state and the status quo. We are not the only ones who oppose this system. When you are involved in revolutionary or mass movements, even if you have … Continue reading

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