In the fields of Notre Dame des Landes, in western France, stands a disobedient lighthouse. It was built far from the sea, exactly where the control tower of a new international airport was supposed to be built. This short 17 minute film documents its construction by a ragged crew – including deserting architects, an ex-homeless […]Read More Notre Flamme Des Landes: The Illegal Lighthouse Against an Airport and Its World .
An open letter to Extinction Rebellion, about love and winning, nightingales and airports, and the hypocrisy of governments and corporations.Read More For the love of winning: An open letter to Extinction Rebellion
Less than a month to go till the intergalactic week begins on the zad. To get you in the mood here is the trailer and the programme of the weeks events: Intergalactic Week Programme This programme is subject to changes and additions by the end of August. Do not forget to register in advance […]Read More Programme & trailer for the Intergalactic week. August 27 to September 2, 2018
The government’s offensive against the Zad, a decades-old occupation of the site where an airport was to be built close to Nantes in France, aims to destroy the possibility of alternative ways of living. It is part of a global trend of neo-liberal ruling classes to crack down on people. Read the article in ENGLISH […]Read More The Zad and the global civil war
After the long awaited victory against the airport project, we are trying to lift ourselves out of the brutal spring, a season marked by two phases of evictions in which the government made sure to avenge the affront that the zad had represented for so many years. The massive police operations caused many injuries, […]Read More An Intergalactic week. 27 Aug. – 2 Sept.
This text is an update from some inhabitants of the zad claiming that they will continue to fight to defend this unique territory, this “commons of resistance”. Written just before the 15th of May which was the deadline after which the French government promised to evict the Zadists who had refused to enter the process […]Read More Tank goodness we are here.
The government has announced a second wave of evictions on the zad of Notre-Dame des-Landes. The operation could be launched as soon as May 15th. We have no idea how large or how long it will be.Read More Mobilising for the second phase of evictions on the zad
This is a long read by one of the inhabitants of the Zad, about the the fortnight rollercoaster of rural riots that has just taken place to evict the liberated territory of the zad.Read More The Revenge against the Commons
On Monday morning, 9 April 2018, shortly before the French police offensive, some friends on the ZAD (Zone á Défendre) circulated this text on the platform lundi.am For five years we’ve been preparing for this, despite taking steps up until now to make it impossible. Nonetheless, we are now at the dawn of another large-scale […]Read More ZAD – REMATCH
We are writing with the smell of tear gas rising from our fingers. The springtime symphony of birdsong is punctuated by the explosive echo of concussion grenades. Our eyes are watering, less from the gas than the sadness; because our friends’ homes, barns and organic farms are being destroyed. Bulldozers, supported by 2500 riot […]Read More A CALL FOR INTERGALACTIC SOLIDARITY ACTIONS EVERYWHERE TO END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZAD OF NOTRE DAME DES LANDES