ZAD: Cat and mouse with the cops

We woke up early [April29], although we had a long day yesterday. We walked to the cop zone, the part of ZAD that was evicted earlier this month. Today people started to restore some of the vegetable gardens that were destroyed during the Evictions. Different groups went into the cop zone to restore damage that was being done by the state action.

Cops again and again tried to prevent some of the groups in the cop zone from returning to the parts of ZAD that are still squatted. At one point our group was not able to cross the road where the cops were positioned. The group wasn’t big enough to fight their way through. We waited for about an hour and tried again but failed.

After that we went to a small lake and suddenly one squad of Riot cops came into the fields near to the lake. We positioned ourself on two sides, ready to defend ourselves if necessary. But the cops retreated after only a few minutes.
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USA: Appalachians against pipelines update

In late February, pipeline fighters took to the trees in Jefferson National Forest in Peterstown, West Virginia, in the path of the proposed 42 inch Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The resistors are stationed on the site where MVP LLC intends to drill directly through the mountain and beneath the Appalachian Trail. To complete this section of the pipeline route, MVP LLC would drill a 42-inch boring hole through the ridge of Peters Mountain. The Karst limestone terrain of Peters Mountain generates and filters fresh drinking water. Karst terrain also makes this area especially susceptible to landslides and sinkholes. Pipeline construction in this area would destroy a unique biome filled with caves, underground streams, and springs inhabited by life found nowhere else in the world.

Mountain Valley Pipeline would carry fracked gas from shale fields in West Virginia to intersect with the existing Transco Pipeline, a major highway for transporting gas to market overseas. MVP’s goal is not only profit off this pipeline, but increasing international dependence on fossil fuels.

The tree sit on the ridge of Peters Mountain hit 60 days today! 🔥

For 60 days, Mountain Valley Pipeline has been unable to complete tree clearing on this section of the easement, where they intend to bore through the mountain and under the Appalachian Trail.
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ZAD: L’Ancre Noire Evicted

L’ancre noir (the Black Anchor) was evicted during the truce which the delegation from the assembly of usages (organ of bureaucratic power on the ZAD) begged for at the prefecture last week, in exchange for some legal papers, the same ones as the henchmen of the state were handing to those arrested last week, in the form of a bad joke that becomes more and more reality …”this paper is the price of your liberty.”

The state, we know what it is and what it does to people and spaces that deny its authority, since it began. The rebels, these people and these spaces (some of which also represent new or old states) have a similar historical tendency to confront the offensives of the State until they collapse, or until their disappearance or assimilation.
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ZAD: Day 18 Early Reports

08h57min : As the explosions of grenades assault our eardrums, and the teargas make us cry, and the armoured vehicles and the obedience-machines [cops] that accompany them are deployed in their hundreds along the roads of the ZAD, the media dare to speak of a “long truce granted to the ZAD “. A fine kind of truce in the localities of West-France !

08h42min : The police vehicles (one armoured car, accompanied by a hundred horribles in riot gear), are driving down the barricades on Route des Fosses / Mancelière from the north. They are now at the level of the garden of the Grée. Apparently these people are accompanied by a sub-prefect. Never believe what the cops tell you : they said they would not come in if we did not attack them. Which, on the part of people who arrive with an armored and 100 super armed horribles, is pretty cheeky. The armoured car is now heading back to the north. Meanwhile, the cops are disking the Lascars barricade. There are about 50 of them on the road, and we also find a good pack of these turds splattered around the forest of Rohanne. No more precise indication of their position at the moment.

They are pointless and noxious (well, not for everyone). I vomit them. Good day to you who are reading this.

08h27min : The cops are 5 meters from Lascars, on the road and in the forest of Rohanne. They are firing GLI F4 grenades. An armoured vehicle and foot cops are arriving from the Route des Fosses Noire, direction La Saulce.

08h21min : Excerpt from the interview of Edward Philippe, the Prime Sinister : “Some occupants have declared : 28 occupants have accepted the hand extended by the state They did it late because they did not believe we were determined.” “If those who wish to enter into legality, namely to register for the MSA and pay their taxes, like all other farmers, then they will be able to move in. The others are destined to leave the land.” “On the 14th of May, the Prefect convenes the commission which will study the files of those who want to enter common law. Those who do not wish to leave the place will then have to leave.” The journalist told him that the operation has so far cost more than 5 million euros. “It’s true that it’s expensive […] but we face people of a very large degree of violence.”

https://zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article5711

Barcelona: Update

CSO La Palmira has been permanently evicted.

Some of us opened a CSO (social center okupa) at the old hippy house Can Bee (facebook site)
and are actively supporting the squat network in Kollserola, the nature park north of Barcelona.

The collective works together to recycle food at the market and has monthly meetings, rotating between the squats Ca l’Avia, La Experimental, Matakrostas (if we resist eviction tomorrow!), La Folklorika, 7 Mansions, La Xesca, Kan Pasqual and Can Masdeu. We’re forming working groups for police repression, a radical library, and a comprehensive directory of abandoned houses in the area.

We are also promoting a local fair currency and a food co-op.

Please post this network so that people can visit and share skills.

Utrecht: Water tower squatters sentenced

Unfortunately the six squatters who occupied a water tower in Utrecht last October to mark 7 years since squatting was criminalised have received sentences this week. Instead of getting some valuable anarchist points for getting off their arses and doing something, they received fines of 500 euros each and one person was given a week of free accommodation courtesy of the king. No news on the person who was arrested at the eviction for insulting the police.

The person writing this thinks it is important to help these people with crowdfunding the fines or to write to the person in jail. Sadly, there is nothing anywhere about support, so if you know something please put something on indymedia.nl or email squat.net. Much better to organise a benefit fundraiser than to be gossiping about the Appelscha fiasco! Also big up the Amsterdam antifa for evicting the Nazis this weekend 🙂

Amsterdam: Antifa activists forced Generation Identity fascists to leave “squat”

Generation Identity fascists claimed to have squatted an apartment next to the “We Are Here” refugee squats in Amsterdam. Squatted or not, the fascists had to leave after antifa activists attacked the fascists in their “squat”.

The Generation Identity claimed that they had squatted a house in the Rudolf Dieselstraat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. But the city council of Ymere in Amsterdam’s Watergraafsmeer district, denied that the house was squatted. The fascists were invited by somebody who has a temporary rent contract to avoid a squatting action.
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Amsterdam: Communique from We Are Here Rudolf Dieselstraat

Today, an extreme right-wing organization called Identitair Verzet has taken possession of a house in Rudolf Dieselstraat, simply to provoke. They have announced their intent to do so a few days ago on their website. We are very startled by this and find it completely unacceptable. After all, we are looking for housing and a way to survive, while this group is clearly looking for conflict.

Two weeks ago our banner on the church at the James Wattstraat was set on fire by Peter van Vliet, a member of Identitair Verzet. The next morning Van Vliet came to the Rudolf Dieselstraat to try to burn a banner here again. We called the police to deal with the situation, but they chose not to arrest Van Vliet. Despite evidence that he set the banner on fire, and also while the police caught him on the roof of our office, they wanted to “not let the situation escalate,” and let the arsonist walk away.

Subsequently, a week later, Identitair Verzet returned to the James Wattstraat with a group of people. They climbed on the roof of the church and shouted racist and hateful slogans. Here too the police came down, and here too they did not take any action. They were escorted from the roof and then sent away. [Read More]

Notre Dame des Landes: Quick summary of the repression in Nantes and the ZAD since April 9

This article replaces the previous one (published 18/04/18).

Attention this crosses the information that has reached the Legal, so it surely lacks information.
If you go out, or have friends coming out of custody do not forget to call back!
Detailed reports of the hearings will follow in the coming days.
The Legal Team always has the same number 0033 06 75 30 95 45

ARRESTS ON THE ZAD FROM 9/04/18 TO 17/04/18

60 arrests among which:
– 9 are reported road checks for which we have not heard from the people since
– 6 beatings (4 of which we have no news)
– 7 in custody where people are released without consequences
– 3 people summoned to court in the coming months
– 6 immediate trials (already passed)
– 14 people picked up by the military police with no news
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Notre Dame des Landes: And what if Macron would finally shut his mouth?

Call for reinforcements from saturday, April 21st on the #ZAD at #NDDL

Monday, 9th april, the evictions of la zad at Notre-Dame-des-Landes in fRance, began. We received a lot of support from everywhere and even beyond the French borders. A new deadline before total eviction of la ZAD was imposed for the 23rd of April. Namely, the squaters must leave a territory that they have liberated and defended with their hearts and their deepest convictions.

Call for a meeting to put a beating to the state as it should, here or elsewhere, make our voices heard, it’s a good spring to make barricades bloom. Put on your helmet, your gas mask, your gloves and join us.

They are trying to scare us, but do not back down, let us continue together to build a future of solidarity.

We did not choose to be born, but we can become who we want. The zad must not return to the state. She must remain a space for us all.

Let’s be there this weekend, the party may be great.

Kisses

Amsterdam: April 28th, Demonstration Solidarity with Refugees, We Are Here!

Saturday April 28th 2018, Demonstration Solidarity with Refugees, We Are Here!
Meeting point 14:00 at Krugerplein (not at James Wattstraat 58)
16:00 arrival at Jonas Daniël Meijerplein.

We Are Here, the refugee collective based in Amsterdam, has been campaigning for years against the inhuman Dutch asylum policy. The refugee asylum policy is not conclusive, which leads to the denial of basic rights of refugees in the Netherlands. Many of them are unable to return to their home country, leaving them in limbo and without a proper roof over their heads or the care they need.

We Are Here is squatting to show the inhumane situation in which they live and to ask for attention for the situation of refugees whose asylum requests have been denied but who can’t be deported. Time and time again We Are Here is being evicted, putting them out on the streets and back into uncertainty again, without any prospect of permanent shelter.

These refugees are not the only people in Amsterdam looking for shelter: there is a crucial situation where many Amsterdam based or born people are unable to find a place to live. Social housing, which is the only affordable option for low to middle income people, is being torn apart as real estate is sold to parties eager to capitalize on gentrification. Meanwhile, the waiting list for houses continues to grow for those who have been in need of housing for a long time. [Read More]

Notre Dame des Landes: List of the destruction of compas cabans since the beginning of 2018 at ZAD

It is impossible to count the number of living beings (insects, mushrooms, plants, reptiles, amphibians, birds, small mammals, …) killed in these destructions, or whose habitat and places of life have also been destroyed.

Destructions by the henchmen of the state and its collaborators
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