Monthly Archive: March 2018

Touristic visit of the Bois Lejuc for 3000€

We heard about the new touristic attraction in Meuse : the Bois Lejuc that you can visit for 500€ per hour (according to a new interesting juridic document you get a fine of 5000€ for every hour you spend in the forest).

we through that for this price it maybe worth visiting it. We started our walk passing by the big oak. The cabin is still there but the increase in price did go together with a decrease of altitude of the cabin and it doesn’t seem to be that comfortable to sleep there anymore.

 

 

 

no trace of the road left

while continuing our luxurious walk we saw that the Andra is removing the roads they had build themselves less than 2 years ago and that have never been used by vehicles. But don’t worry if you are interested in visiting the forest by car, Andra will probably rebuild the same roads in the following months.

 

 

 

 

 

by the way the village of Bonnet is also building a road in the wood just besides so il looks as if building and removing roads was a highly appreciated activity in this area.

In some places where the vegetation had managed to recover after Andra had illegally deforested, they now restore it aiming at the state right after the cutting without any plants.

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly in order to justify the cost of visiting the forest, Andra choose to add some touristic attractions by building new mountains with the gravel of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly after, we have been able to see that indeed there has been some vandals in the forest after the eviction.

 

 

 

We weren’t able to enjoy the quietness of the forest because of the constant noise of jeep-engeins, what a shame for that price!

we just have a picture of they track

But to compensate for the fact that so far the visit was mostly disappointing we saw some of the forest animals : two horses from la garde republicaine ( fancy French military unit) with nice shining neon yellow jackets ( and cops with a matching outfit). We have been so dazzled by their grace and their jackets that we forget to take pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

we had a hard time leaving the forest because a barricade made of big stones was blocking the way ( the new occupiers of the forest are building more solid barricades than the ones before).

This visit should have cost 3000€ for the two of us but unfortunately we didn’t find the cashing place. We would have asked you to send us the bill but you have destroy our mailbox while destroying vigie sud.

entering in the forest at 2 cost 1000€

1 hours after it is 2000€

now it is 3000€

Hambach Forest – Bure Solidarity Open Letter

Hambach Forest – Bure Solidarity Open Letter


Throughout the past three years of Bure Anti-Nuclear Struggle and Lejuc Forest Occupation you have inspired us many times and reminded the people in the Hambach Forest, also constantly facing and dealing with repression, that we are not alone. That we are not alone in fighting and resisting capitalism with its many Hydra-like heads of extractionism and climate injustice. The solidarity banners and actions have been going back and forth between the two occupations in the moments when there were most needed. Thank You for both!!

And now as you are facing wave after wave of repression and as we also with 4 comrades in prison prepare for waves of repression and evictions this spring, your struggle once again is serving as a reminder that we refuse to be atomized and isolated. For that reason please keep in mind that Hambach Forest and its over 30 tree houses and over 11 barrios are your home as well for as long as they stand and for as long as they continue to be rebuild. Seeing wave after wave of armed goons descending on you we can not help but hear some of the pessimist voices heard here at times like that especially from some of the less sympathetic bystanders, such as “You can not save the Forest.” “You should have done this 30 years ago” blah, blah, blah. Yet all this bullshit thrown at all of us on many different levels also serves as a reminder that this struggle is not just about saving particular piece of land or a specific ecosystem, it is also about costing the destructive multinational corporate entities as much money, the thing they care about the most, as possible. Costing them dearly by creating a PR nightmare that protest and struggles are for their corporate image and their stock prices. Costing them dearly in delays. Exposing the repressive nature of the State which enforces a toxic and destructive reality to mostly unwilling population, yes so much for “democracy”, and does so from an armored personnel carrier, with the bang of concussion grenades and in the haze of tear gas.

You have also created a space for many to resist to connect and to carry those messages further. Creating a community, educating all who come to the possibilities of horizontalist and post-capitalist reality. You have created a historical record that will prove that this shit did not go down easily and it did not go down unopposed.

FOR ALL OF THAT AND FOR SO MUCH MORE: THANK YOU!! WE SALUTE YOU!!!

Hambi Squirrels

Tuesday, day two after the inter-committee weekend in and around Mandres-en-Barrois (Region: Meuse).

Repression:

Bar le Duc, the district around the court is occupied by the CRS (police).

In the morning there’s a trial against a person, accused of carrying a “cake-spoon” and 2 knifes. The prosecutor asked for 2 month of prison on parole. The court will decide on the 24th of april.

 

In the afternoon there’s a pretrial against a friend arrested on Sunday. He refused to get an immediate trial. The prosecutor asked to keep him until the trial, but the judge decided to put him under juridical control and to forbid him to come in “Meuse” until his trial.

The trial will be the 04th of April.

 

The six other friends caught on Sunday are released throughout the afternoon, after 48 hours in custody. The trial against them will be on the 23rd of Mai at 14h in Bar le Duc.

 

Throughout the day, many of us were there, to support our friends.

 

News from the Forest:

Continuously, trucks are leaving the forest ; protected by the police and carrying wood and pieces of the wall.