Tag Archives: ZAD

In Notre-Dame-des-Landes: The ZAD defeats an airport

A battle is won; the war continues … In solidarity with the many groups and individuals who have fought for and created the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, we share a common communique issued by the organisations involved:

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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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Fighting capitalism on every front: A lesson from france

We share below a review by Paul Cudenec of a book on the resistance to the building of the Sivens dam project in southern France, a resistance that came to be known as the ZAD of Testet.  And we do … 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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