From our anti-airport occupation in France, we send solidarity to the Heathrow 13

Camille Vincent writes on life at the six-year ZAD protest site, and the parallels to the battle against Heathrow expansion, in Red Pepper Magazine UK ‘Vegetables, not asphalt!’ Tractors join the protests against the airport. Photo: laetitiablabla/Flickr In Notre Dame des Landes, in the wetlands of the west of France, there is a project to build […]

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France: 60,000 people protest against new Nantes airport as climate hypocrisy

A mass mobilisation brought tens of thousands of Nantais and people from across France together on two roads in Bretagne, the 4 lane Nantes-Vannes and Nantes-Rennes, to oppose the construction of the Notre-Dame-Des-Landes (NDDL) new airport project by construction company Vinci 30 km north of Nantes. The project is widely seen as climaticide and not […]

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France: 5000 rally in Rennes against #NDDL #ZAD evictions and airport construction

5000 people joined a rally in Rennes, France, on Saturday to stop the Notre-Dame-Des-Londres (NDDL) proposed airport and the evictions of historical occupants from the site. From IndyBay. The event was called “backhoe cycling” and provided three assembly points with processions which took off at 11 am to converge on the city of Rennes Town […]

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Nantes airport: thousand-strong protest over farmer eviction court hearings

Backers of proposed airport to north-west of French city seek eviction of farmers in case that has become symbolic for French environmentalists – from The Guardian. Demonstrators hold banners to protest against the expulsion of the families and farmers from land that would permit the construction of a new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, outside the courthouse […]

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