TARGETED EVICTIONS BEGIN MONDAY 9th APRIL: Zad for ever ,France
April 9, 2018by actforfreedom
THIS IS THE STATEMENT FROM THE ZAD ASSEMBLY OF USES – 3rd April 2018
On February 10th, a few weeks after the airport project was dropped,
dozens of thousands of people converged again to Notre-Dame-des-Landes
to root the future of the zad. Since then, the assembly of uses(*)
has laid the foundations of this project through the beginning of a
dialogue with government representatives. During this transition phase,
a first global collective convention has been proposed by the movement
to take the fields and dwellings in charge. But the government still
threaten to evict some of these dwellings. An operation mobilizing
Thousands (2500 according to the press) of policemen and women are announced for Monday 9th April.
We denounce the double-dealing of the government which announced it wants a
« peaceful and reasonable » evolution of the situation while planning an
eviction operation which is moreover illegal. We can’t accept that
inhabitants who preserved the bocage will be evicted tomorrow. We
can’t accept that dwellings and spaces of activities which have
nurtured the experience of the zad and are necessary to its future will
be destroyed by a new police operation. We invite those who support the
avenir of the zad to organize accordingly!
*In case of evictions of habitations, we call for different types of
answers on several geographical scales.*
On the zad and around :
– call to contribute to the workshops organized in april.
– call to come defend the zone.
We already decided that except in case of police intervention, the roads
would stay circulating for the inhabitants, the peasants and neighbours.
In case of police attack, we might block them if necessary. We call
supports to act accordingly. Welcome spaces will be organized on the
zone and around.
– call in case of destruction to come rebuild the zone.
Outside the zad :
– call for gatherings and occupations the very night of the evictions on
city places, in front of municipalities and prefecture and police stations.
(*) The Assemblies of Uses have been implemented in summer 2017 on the
zad of Notre-Dame-des-Landes. They gather regular users of the zad –
inhabitants, neighbours, peasants, people involved in activities on the
zone and the different componentsof the struggle. Their goal is to think
and build the collective organization of this territory according to the
6 points for the avenir of the zad<
this Assemblyhas decided to launch a call to face the imminent evictions
on the zad.