ZAD must be defended!

French government announced there will be evictions of some habitations and spaces of activity of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes in the following days. Here is the call (in french and english) to converge to the zone and defend it or to organize solidarity actions and demos outside the zone itself.

The incredible experience of the ZAD must be defended!! Solidarity
beyond borders!

Call from the Assembly of Uses facing threat of imminent evictions on the ZAD.

On February 10th, few weeks after the airport project was
dropped, dozens of thousands of people converged again to
Notre-Dame-des-Landes to root the avenir of the ZAD. Since then, the
assemblies of uses(*) have 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 habitations in charge.
But the government still threaten to evict some of these habitations. An
operation mobilizing thousands of policemen and women is 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 hedgerow
will be evicted tomorrow. We can’t accept that habitations 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 neighbors.
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 Assembly of Uses, Tuesday 3rd April./

(*) 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, neighbors, peasants, people involved in activities on the
zone and the different components of 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 (

Yesterday night, this Assemblyhas decided to launch a call to face the imminent evictions
on the ZAD.