Author Archives: Julius Gavroche

The winds of May 68 in France: The LIP factory takeover

France’s May of 1968 brought on the largest industrial strike in the history of modern capitalism.  What began as a student movement quickly overflowed the walls of the universities to spread throughout french society, with hundreds of factories not only … Continue reading

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Finding our way in the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes with the words of Miguel Amorós

A March 2018 interview in which Miguel Amorós discusses his anti-development concepts, the global trend towards mega-urbanization, the destructive tendencies of capitalist development, Latin American populist governments and their social basis, the civil society movement, and perspectives for a movement … Continue reading

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With the war on the ZADs as horizon, a reflection on wilderness

A day will come when all the imaginary lines will be blown away, and in the scattering dust of all the maps made meaningless, all things will be left equal once again. Pray for calamity We do not know if … Continue reading

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Illuminations from Pier Paolo Pasolini

The magazine Ballast regularly gathers together citations of authors under the generic designation of an abécédaire.  We share below, in translation, their most recent “alphabet text”, from the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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From the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes: An intergalactic call

From the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Appel Intergalactique 19/04/2018) …

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He who designates the terrorist, in this world, is sovereign: The “Tarnac affair”

Antiterrorism, contrary to what the term would suggest, is not a means to fight against terrorism, it is the method by which the political enemy is positively produced as a terrorist. It is a matter, by a luxury of provocation, … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame-des-Landes: The ZAD cannot be eradicated

As the resistance of the ZAD of Notre-Dames-des-Landes continues, so too we will continue to share news, communiqués, reflections, in solidarity with all of those who persevere  in the struggle.

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The fear of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes

Forms of life enter into conflict when one or both can survive only by the colonisation of the other.  Capitalism as a political project – and it is essentially a political project – cannot but actively undermine and destroy alternative, … Continue reading

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Creating autonomies in the ZAD: Notre-Dame-des-Landes

The significance of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes ZAD in france is reflected below in two texts, excerpts from longer essays/collections.  The first is from a french publication entitled Défendre la zad, by the Collective Mauvaise Troupe (2016), and available in an english translation … Continue reading

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The war against autonomy: The State attacks the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes

This April 9th, the expulsion of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes began.  If the proposed airport for the region was struck down, the french government has repeatedly announced that it will not accept the “illegal” occupation of the land by squatters. … Continue reading

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