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Solidarity from occupied Turtle Island! (aka “USA”)
> The ZAD, July 9, 2011,
> We are a hundred, we just occupied the land in order to make a
> autonomous village, to overcome the fight against g8 we gathered
> together to start to build up a concrete moment of alternatives and
> It’s been a while that we think about the idea to change the way of
> protest against g8 summits, against pressure, the expected appointment,
> police traps and event hopping.
> By preparing this long term “Camp” which we want to call village here
> on La ZAD ( Zone to defend ) we want to expand this mobilization, take
> our time for reflection and exchange, linking the global and local
> struggle…. Our rage is intact: our energy too!
> Now we are here and we intend to stay: the land is occupied, there are a
> lot of motivated people, structures are actually gtting mount, the info
> is spreading: we are here to stay, at least until the end of July!
> This open space serves as a laboratory of ideas, a rebel zone, a pirate
> island, a World apart the rotten one beganto rise and there’s everything
> to accommodate everyone who wants to experiemnt this with us. Medical
> areas, kitchens, kids space, Cultural activities and many space to
> debate, practice and exchange. Our aim is to funcion horizontally,
> everything will be on donation.
> It’s not a holiday camp ! We got the envie to talk politics, to build
> networks in order to support the alternative life we dream of, to
> destroy their world, their airports. But it does not mean that we will
> be unhappy to welcome everyone who’s into subversive Art, storytellers
> and poets, musicians and painters…….
> We expected many things, debates, workshops, it will probably not happen
> as we expect and preview and that’s good like that! There are still many
> open opportunitites to come and animate a debate, workshop or a action
> training. We count on you to join us … and surprise!
> Informations, the map to join us and further informations you find on :