Bure (Meuse),France: Anti-prison week from 2 to 8 march 2020 , program / practical informations

The anti-prison week is in less than a month! It will happen from 2 to 8 march 2020 in the old train station of Luméville, close to Bure, place of a struggle against a project of a center for burrying nuclear waste.

The idea is to take time to meet, between people and groups from different countries, have formal and informal times of discussions, workshops, movie screenings, readings. You can come to the week with your own proposals, with or without telling us in advance. Zine distros are also very welcome.

We received criticisms regarding the lack of topics related to racism in prison and state racism in the program of the week, considering the key role that racism play in penitentiary systems. We would like to make more space for these topics, so if you think you have something to contribute on these topics, please contact us.


We are currently contacting the groups that will take part in the week to know when each workshop or discussion will happen. This section will be updated regularly between now and the beginning of the week.


  • An update on the struggle in Bure, the Cigéo project, the events of the last few years.
  • More info soon.

Tuesday : repression and anti-repression

  • More info soon.

Wednesday : (No) Borders

  • More info soon.

Thursday : gender issues, LGBTQ+, women’s prisons

  • More info soon.

Friday : about being “on the run”

  • More info soon.

Saturday : anarchist views on justice, law, crime / how to get out of a punitive system

  • More info soon.


  • More info soon.

Practical informations

Coming to the place of the event

The old train station of Luméville is located in Meuse, France, close to the village of Luméville-en-Ornois, on the left of the road leading to the village of Mandres-en-Barrois. You can enter it by car. We will put up signs so you can’t miss the entry ways.


There will be vegan food from sunday 1st in the evening to monday 9th in the morning. We will provide the food and cooking equipment but cooking will be participatory and rely on self-organization. You will be able to put money in a free price box to help us cover the expenses of the week.


There will be sleeping places in a building on the place of the event, but not enough for everyone. There will also be sleeping places in other collective houses in villages around (at maximum 8km). There is a lot of space on the place of the event if you can come with a tent, a camper or a truck (bring blankets if you can!).

If you need sleeping places in the building on the place of the event, please tell us in advance how many places you need so we can organize.


Translations will be provided as much as possible in french, english, german and italian. If you plan to come to the week and are able and motivated to do translations during discussions, you can tell us in advance when you would come and from which to which language you can translate.

Legal information

We published an article about legal information and police controls in the context of the week. You can read it here.

See you in march!

The Anarchist Bure Cross

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