France: The State Attacks Indymedia-Grenoble and Indymedia-Nantes… Solidarity!

Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites have received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites under (in) 24 hours, otherwise rendering the sites liable to blocking and dereferencing.
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Learning From SHAC: Winter European Speaking Tour

We are pleased to announce our Winter European Speaking Tour across France, the Basque Country & Spain.

Friday 29th January – Dijon | 7pm | Eternel Detour, 16ter rue de Fontaine-lès-Dijon, Dijon

Saturday 30th January – Grenoble | 12pm | Parpaing Paillette, 104 avenue Ambroise Croizat, Saint Martin D’here

Saturday 30th January – Lyon | 8pm | l’Atelier des Canulars Canulars Workshop, 91 rue Montesquieu, Lyon

Sunday 31st January – Marseille | 7pm | Le Raccoon, Place du Lycée Thiers, Marseille

Monday 1st February – Toulouse | 5.30pm | Self-managed Social Centre of Toulouse (CREA)

Wednesday 3rd February – Pamplona | 6pm | Iruñeko Gaztetxea, Konpania Kalea, 3, Pamplona

Thursday 4th February – San Sebastian | 12pm | EHU Gipuzkoako Kanpusa, Donostia

Thursday 4th February – Zarautz | 8.30pm | Putzuzulo, 20800 Zarautz

Saturday 6th February – Bilbao | 5pm | Izar Beltz Social Centre, Bilbao

Sunday 7th FebruaryGijon | 5pm | Centru Social La Llume. C/Nava 1 (Esq. Avenida de Portugal), Xixón, Asturies [Read More]

Grenoble (France): Demonstration against all kinds of evictions, April 25th

FRIDAY 25 APRIL, at 12.00 am (noon)
Place de Verdun (Préfecture), Grenoble

DEMONSTRATION
Against all kinds of evictions and against the closing down of many sheltered housings (“foyers”).
For a suitable and viable housing for everyone. [Read More]

Grenoble (France): The 56’s trial has been put off

Translated from french:
https://squat.net/fr/news/grenoble171210.html

On wednesday december 15th, 2010, the 56’s squat, in Grenoble (56 rue Docteur Hermite), was supposed to go to the tribunal for an eviction trial:
https://squat.net/fr/news/grenoble141210.html

The “socialist” Grenoble’s city-council, owner of the building, doesn’t like the idea of people self-organizing oustide from its control, leaving them doing debates, free shop, free launderette, karate and self-defence lessons, public meetings, infoshop, etc.
The city-council wants the police to evict the squat as soon as possible…

Because of the lawyers strike, all the trials of december 15th were put off to the end of the month or even later.

Le 56’s trial has been put off to next january 19th !

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Grenoble (France): Spring walk against evictions

4. April 2010

Grenoble, March 27th: SQUAT ATTACK! http://grenoble.squat.net

An offensive walk against evictions, but not only… Newspaper office, schools, police cars and white walls are covered with slogans.

“RENT STRIKE, TOTAL STRIKE!”
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Grenoble (France): Intersquat festival, march 20th-28th, 2010

Frontal attack / Head-lamp attack
March 20th-28th in Grenoble

It’s the end of the winter. Eviction time is back.

Because for squatters, the poorly-housed, Rroms, illegal immigrants, people who find it hard to pay the rent, the return of warmer days also means the end of the winter break for evictions.

To show that forms of collective solidarity exist against these dark aberrations and to highlight the wrongdoings of private property, from March 20th to 28th a «?Frontal attack?» will take place : an intersquat festival against evictions and private property, to reclaim the city. During the festival, numerous activities will be organized by/in different squats in and around Grenoble : a week of live shows, movie screenings, walks, vegan meals, discussions and more, to confront the political managers who are ru/i/n/ning our city and lives.

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Grenoble (France): Action in solidarity with squatters from Netherlands and all around the world

Fast translation from a communiqué written in french:
https://squat.net/fr/news/pays-bas031109.html

Banner and fire, in solidarity with the squats

During the night of november 1st to november 2nd, party of the dead, we did awake !
We’ve put a banner on the wall of an ex-squat, on Phalanstère street, in Grenoble city-center. This building is empty for years, its owner is Actis, who is “managing” business with “social housing” and so on (owning a lot of empty spaces). This building has been squatted in 2005-2006 (Parad is Yack) and in 2007 (La Poulie / Parad is Back).
Everytime, it has been evicted by the Justice & Police crew… The second floor has been burnt a few weeks after the last eviction, to impeach the squatters to come back. The building is still empty.
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Grenoble (France): Graffiti in solidarity with squatters across the world

In the 400 couverts street, there were different squats between 2001 and 2005 (see http://grenoble.squat.net/#maint). In Grenoble like in most of the other big cities in Europe, gentrification is growing.

During the 7th to 8th of july 2009′ night, two graffiti have been written on the 400 couverts street’ walls:
Non à la gentrification. Squat toujours!
et
Grenoble, Prague, Berlin, Milan, etc.
Non aux expulsions [No evictions], squat forever

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Grenoble, France: Interview with ex-400 Couverts squatters

“Les 400 couverts” was a five houses squatted street in grenoble, france. It was a place i used to enjoy a lot, and i felt like interviewing its squatters in order to make people know about it. When we actually made this interview, they were about to be evicted so it was a bit particular : barricades in the whole street and houses, dozens of people around waiting for the cops to come, but in a relaxed atmosphere and while having daily plans such has building a hut in a tree, learning how to climb on a house, collective readings of the Road Protest movement in the UK. In a pub, xavier and I asked questions to julie and alain, and to aude the day after. The three of them used to live or organize activities in Les 400 couverts. The interview is very long as the discussion was very long and interesting, i already cut large parts, didn’t feel like cutting more. Thanx loads to nico and his friends who helped for the translation. Les 400 Couverts, and another squat that was very close, “La Kanaille”, have been kicked out one week after we made this interview, on august, 2nd, 2005, with at least 250 cops, who needed about 4 hours to evict everyone from the roofs and other places… Then there was a spontaneous demo into town. This was a moving and angry end… but it’s not finished and there are still squats and many plans in grenoble. [Read More]

Grenoble, France: Demonstration against the eviction of “Les 400 couverts” squatted street, on april 30th

30 TH OF APRIL 2005 / DEMONSTRACTION AGAINST THE EVICTION OF LES « 400 COUVERTS » SQUATTED STREET IN GRENOBLE

This is an invitation for a gigamega support demonstration for the threatened squatted street, the « 400 couverts » in grenoble.

30TH OF APRIL – MANIFESTA – MEETING POINT 1.30 PM IN THE 400 COUVERTS STREET.

Since a few months, the squatted street « les 400 couverts » have launched a campaign of resistance against their eviction.

The « 400 couverts » is a little street located in Grenoble city centre, squatted for over 3 years, the 400 Couverts houses 20 people permanently, a public space dedicated to free activities (debates, gigs, projections, meeting space used by various groups), including a free library, a garden, a home-made outdoor baking-oven, as well as more or less successful experiments (garden roof, vegetable plot, compost, organic pharmacy, free hardware base). All these spaces and activities were set up independently and autonomously, without any institutional incentives and hardly any money. The « 400 couverts » is one of the active basis of grenoble’s squatting, anti-capitalist,anti-authoritarian orfeminist initiatives and actions.

The owner of the buildings, the Socialist Party city council of grenoble is threatening to evict them since a year.

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France: Account of coordinated inter-squat direct actions supporting the “400 couverts” in Grenoble

COORDINATED INTER-SQUAT DIRECT ACTIONS
IN FRANCE SUPPORTING LES 400 COUVERTS

FEBRUARY 25TH 2005

GRENOBLE, DIJON, SAINT-ETIENNE, THONON-LES-BAINS, BESANÇON, PARIS, TOULOUSE, LYON, REIMS, MONTPELLIER, NANTES, ALES, STRASBOURG, LA ROCHELLE, RENNES, GENÈVE, NEULLY SUR MARNE AND OTHER CITIES …

OCCUPATIONS, BANNER-RELEASES, WALLINGS, RUBBLE DROPPING, DEMONSTRATIONS, OPENINGS, CONFRONTATIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES?

ACCOUNT OF THE COORDINATED ACTIONS PROTESTING AGAINST SQUAT EVICTIONS IN FRANCE AND SUPPORTING THE 400 COUVERTS ALLEY IN GRENOBLE.

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contact in Grenoble : hommage_olivier_noblecourt [at] no-log [dot] org

1) INTRODUCTION TO THE FRENCH SQUAT MOVEMENT ; PRESENTATION OF THE 400 COUVERTS SQUAT AND THE GRENOBLE BACKGROUND

2) BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE VARIOUS ACTIONS AND LINKS FOR PICTURES

3) HOW TO SEND PROTEST LETTERS AND FAXES TO SUPPORT THE 400 COUVERTS AGAINST THE EVICTION…

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Grenoble, France: A Minatec’s crane has been occupied on monday december 13th

Since 8 o’clock this morning [monday decembrer 13th, 2004], a group is occupying a Minatec’s building site’s crane, in order to interrupt the construction for a day. The occupiers, supported by demonstrators on the ground, have unrolled a banner against nanotechnologies (« here the industry of totalitarianism ») and distributed some tracts to the passers-by, calling them to join them fast.

Over with Minatec (before it starts)
…or why we’re climbing up Minatec’s cranes while they’re building it.

Minatec will be, provided nothing unexpected happens, Europe’s most important research, teaching and implementation center on nanotechnologies. It seems that most people are bound to ignore to some extent how much social and urban harms due to the existing Grenoble’s technopolis are bound to get worse: creation of an Isère Silicon Valley, fast increase of rents and trafic jams, soaring prices, mass arrivals of executives drawing away the poors to the suburbs… However, local authorities keep putting forward the fact that « this future european innovation center, designed by people involved in research and teaching, as well as local authorities, is already internationally famous1. » But, politically, socially, what does this Minatec project imply?

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