vmc March 1, 2018
Here is a first text to inform a maximum of people about the situation in Bure, the weekend of March 3-4, its program and some logistic infos.
Update about the situation on 27/02
Since February 22, after the spectacular eviction of the Lejuc wood, many people continued to occupy the trees, to walk in the forest in order to observe the police, to see if the works are starting and to bring first necessities to the remaining treehouses. Others focused on the legal support for everyone who went to the police station for ID check, custody and for the two friends in preventive detention. Many are busy with welcoming the people freshly arrived to the House of Resistance or in other different locations where we live. And with all this we take care of each others in such hard times.
Meanwhile, the prefecture continues its militarization of the zone and brings new hallucinating decrees to forbid the circulation around the Lejuc wood… On Monday February 26, trucks and diggers has been seen working inside the forest. It will most probably continue during the week. We try to keep you posted via the en.vmc.camp. The situation is extremely unpredictable, so come back often for updates!
The Intercommittees Weekend will happen
In the middle of the storm, the mob weekend of March 3-4 will help us to move forward. Every day we continue to prepare to host the hundreds of people who plan to come. The sleeping logistic is on the way, same with the collective canteens. In the actual context, many things remain unforeseeable and we have to improve quite a lot. All the self-organizing energies will be welcome for this weekend, for the afterward and to face the state violence following the eviction and the permanent harassment from the police.
The 22th of February was not only an eviction: it was also an unbelievable solidarity wave of 70 gatherings in France and in Europe; 300 people gathered in Paris, 200 did an illegal demonstration in Nantes or Rennes, 20 did a tram blockade in Strasbourg, windows of EDF were stoned in Toulouse, flyers were distributed on public spaces in Lons-le-Saunier, solidarity pictures came from Gorleben and Leipzig in Germany and Skouries in Greece… New support committees are getting created in Vienna, in the Finistère and Metz (France). The government talks about the eviction of some fifteen people in the Lejuc wood but it is hundreds of folks who took the streets everywhere. And that is something they will never be able to evict.
The weekend of March 3-4, we wish that all the existing or future committees, as well as everyone who wants to join the struggle in Bure, will be able to make themselves visible. We propose some ideas to be only taken as proposals: for example, to prepare creative banners or bring the ones that were used in solidarity actions after the eviction. Or to bring white clothes, paint and customized owl masks. We also ask if people coming could bring tents, warm clothes, boots, headlights, food, etc., to be as autonomous as possible. We try to prepare sleeping places for all, but it’s safer if everyone makes their own plans in case we are too many.
There is also an emergency list of equipment needed here: https://vmc.camp/2018/02/22/appel-a-materiel-suite-a-lexpulsion/(in French)
Note on pictures, images and sound recording
Coming here, everyone must take into account that we are going through a very hard repression period. Police forces try all they can to identify us and press charges. Please do not take images norsound. If you want to record some material for the struggle, please contact the automedia team. We won’t tolerate, by necessity, any images and sounds taken outside of the automedia team. If you have good cameras and want to help out, we might be interested!
Program of the weekend
The program is not totally set and we are still discussing it. We said before the eviction that we really wanted to take the time to discuss in large numbers about how we could reinforce the struggle in France and Europe, and we still want this to happen (amongst other stuff). It is also possible to propose all kind of workshops for the whole weekend!
For now, the first elements of the program are:
Friday 2nd, evening
Welcoming teams at the House of Resistance of Bure (BZL) to help to dispatch the sleeping places, the chores, etc. At 6:30 pm, a main information point will take place before dinner in BZL.
- Ine the morning (In Mandres-en-Barrois) :
- 8:30 am : breafast
- 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: discussions and workshops between the different support committees and the people who want to join the struggle in Bure.
- 12:30 pm : LUNCH
- Afternoon, from 2 pm : From Mandres, collective departure for a walk towards the forest and the construction of a look-out post (Vigie) on the edge of the forest…
- Party !
Follow-up on Saturday’s activities!
- From 10 am : lets meet up in Mandres-en-Barrois to continue the discussions and workshops, depending on the wishes. Workshop proposals:
- Preparation of a theater play about Bure!
- Discussion about the organizing of an event in the Center of France for Tchernobyl anniversary end of April beginning of May!
- Lots of other stuff to propose and imagine!
Alongside this program, many other things will probably happen : some festive chaos, lot of improvisation. We will make sure that everyone can find their place and feel good.
We hope you will come in great number to this weekend (and before, and after)!
Some owls from Bure.