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Sven is summoned at the court (TGI) on the 11th January

If Sven Lindström is summoned at the court of Bar-le-Duc, it’s because he declared himself inhabitant of the freed forest of Mandres-en-Barrois. The Andra* intends to move him away. It calls into question the salubrity and comfort conditions of his home. Yet, neither him nor anyone else lacks of conveniences into the forest, even better, there’s space to welcome new projects.

The lawyer in charge of Sven’s file is studying a request to delay the audience. Anyway, your support on this day will be appreciated ! The eviction threat is coming back through legal procedures. We stay together and we’ll try to give news asap !

 

*National agency which takes care of nuclear waste, in charge of the Cigéo project.

Bure : the force is with us !

We relay here the text of a friend  who came for the winter solstice party in the Bois Lejuc and the joy was contagious. Not easy to translate, especially the slang, excuse us if it’s not very clear !

“What happiness, after having struggled in thick fog for an hour, to arrive at night in the forest occupied by the valiant resistant fighters and to be able to warm up around a camp fire, surrounded by nothing that good mugs.” Good mugs ready to sing, drink eat food brought by everyone and howling in rage if the enemy comes, some good mugs, they are dozens and dozens in this magical forest magic, busy now for 6 months, to the great rage of Andra, nuclear industry, public authorities and local representatives at their feet.

Good God it’s good to continue to beat them!

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I’m greeted by a good home-made punch which immediately puts me in the mood. And after we talk! And with us, their rotten society takes a hit! Here people come from everywhere, from here and there. In addition to neighbours, there are people from all France but also abroad… human beings who don’t care about borders and who are there to fight the worst nightmare ever imagined by capitalism: bury highly radioactive waste 400 m below ground!

The worst nightmare because the poison that they’ll put here, nobody knows nor when or how, by what paths, by which gaps it’s gonna come back right in the face of the planet, no one knows what will be the scale of the damage that it will produce, this poison, on plants, on human beings animals humans and where? Where to hide? going out to the East, West, in Champagne, in the Paris region, in Nancy, everywhere?

 The only thing we know, it’s that it will come back, maybe even tomorrow, and this time, we’ll have no chance to control anything. So we fight. And we’ll fight to the end of the end. Because if there is no good solution with nuclear power, the worst of the worst of the worst, it’s indeed landfilling and giving up hope.

And what is beautiful is that people settle in, in the forest but also all around, at the house of resistance, at the station, in new places rented or purchased, some say they come for 6 months, others for one year, others for 8 days, others forever, who cares we’re all here, more and more, and we’ll win. We will win because we have the enthusiasm and the rage so that the bastards on the other side only have their power and their money. (and they have less and less money because EDF and Areva are on the verge of bankruptcy).

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That said, it was the winter solstice party, it was cold and we wanted to show that nothing could stop us, not the cold, the fog or rain. That’s why we were dozens and dozens. In support of the courageous and brave permanent of the forest. I wanted to sleep at the top of a tree, 25 or 30 m high (there are plenty of tree houses) that was my dream, but because I had never climbed, I was advise against trying at night. So wisely, I slept at the communal, it is a nice house on the ground, made from wooden pallets (see photo) you can see the stars when there is some. Wrapped up and after the schnapps, a very very good friend next to me to talk, and redo the world, just nothing but happiness.

The morning sleep well deserved, wake of the body at 10: 00, and extraordinary breakfast with black and white blood sausages on the grill. After:climbing workshop (see photo of the lens) but pitiful failure for me, even less flexible than a piece of wood. But I’ll come back dressed properly!

It’s nothing when we leave Bure, stars in the eyes, and we know, we feel that the world can change! not only here in Bure but everywhere because we are millions to want it. Go there to make a tour and you will see as well, we can spend the new year (there is a party) and all week-ends (see this link: http://en.vmc.camp/) Long live the struggle! Long live the hope! Down capitalism! Down their projects rotten! Down the borders! Down the walls! (It is still on the ground, as the symbol of their meltdown) and down Cigéo! “

June 19 th – December 19th : we’ve been occupying Bois Lejuc for 6 months !!

These six months of occupation were also six months of encounters, parties, picnics, DIY and building, on the ground and up in the air. For six months, the local fight against Cigeo project and its world got more and more intense, with demonstrations and parades… It all started on June 19th with a picnic in the forest that lingered into a joyful  and resolute occupation. We got evicted, destroyed a wall and took over again. After six months, the wood is still full of campfires, singing, wood-baked stuffed squash, energy, discussions and music… The owls of the Mandres forest are still at home here, and bound to stay !

Besides, Sven, the first official inhabitant of the wood, has celebrated his birthday there, on December 13rd. That was the opportunity to have a good meal around the fire and open an all-new sweat lodge, so as to get warmer during the cold winter nights.

And we did it again this week-end, at the winter solstice ready-for struggle party. We were some 80 people
spending our day in the forest, with a heavy agenda : climbing workshop, cabin plank-nailing, digestive badminton sessions on the “badricade”, strolls around Andra’s reafforestation work, evening meals around the fire. We warmly thank all the friends who came (back) to see us and brought us, along with their smiles, material and food to withstand the winter. The festive spirit of our summer of struggle still floats over the forest !

In the meantime, Andra’s greenwashing farce is going on… Their “reafforestation” of some 2300 young trees is almost done : what a charming attention from our so green nucleocrats. We thank them. But we won’t forget the dreboisementead trees that lie a few feet away. Let’s not be deceived by their apparent mea culpa. In the wood, Andra still regularly sends us its cops and vigilantes to create a tense atmosphere… until the next eviction ? On a legal point of view, the next hearing concerning the wood shall be held on January 5th, 2017… To be continued…

On the other hand, at the House of Resistance, the kitchen is now adorned with new colors ! You may get a unique chance to come and see that whenever you want !

An open letter to Commandant Dubois

It appears that Commandant Dubois, the chief of the local Gendarmerie and Gendarmerie mobile wishes to return to the woods of Lejuc. Mr. Dubois is the very chief of the operations carried out in and around the forest this year, from the 7th of July eviction to other moments of questionable behaviour. It appear that Mr. Dubois has communicated his wish to, for example, attend one of our open Sunday walks. This wish was communicated onwards to the occupants of the forest, who yet communicated the matter onwards.  

Naturally, we didn’t like Mr. Dubois’s idea very much. Thus, different people with different relations, opinions and experiences concerning the Lejuc woods felt that an open letter in hopes of answers to clear the confusement and worries this communication woke would be the best way to communicate something back to Mr. Dubois.

An open letter to Commandant Dubois

We realise this would not be an easy visit, so we decided to put some thought onto the matter you have presented.

We have been thinking about a place to discuss the modalities of your visit, and as this is all about trust building and as you have already visited this forest, we propose that we meet in your living room or another place in your home wich you deem suitable.

There are some further concerns that you and your friends have shown threatening attitudes and physical harassment to people in this very forest.

We are sure that you understand that, like most people, it is hard for us to be welcoming under these circumstances.

In addition, we are certain that you do not want to give the impression that this could be seen as a provocation by the general public, as we are talking about an agent of the police force visiting a place of struggle, especially since the events of October 2014 in Sivens.

We are very much looking forward to your invitation, as we are keen on discussing all these points with you, and of coming to an agreement.

What happens next… the dates in October/November !!

Tuesday 18th October – Call for support for friends’ trial, tribunal of Bar-le-Duc

Two painter friends are accused by the ANDRA, let’s go and support them! Meeting at 9 am at the tribunal of Bar-le-Duc with something to eat, and (french??) Bure fries at lunch!

Monday 24th to Sunday 30th October – Construction and climbing workshops

lejucAfter the destruction of the wall, the police did not come back into the forest. On the 20th of October, at the request of the ANDRA, the  appeal hearing on the decision by the court to declare the forest clearing illegal and ask for the rehabilitation will be held. Between the 24th to the 31th of October, whatever the decision is, we invite you to join us for the construction of structures in the trees of the Lejuc forest and climbing workshops! ’cause the forest is ours!!

Contact: sauvonslaforet@riseup.net

Saturday 29th October – Assembly of the movement against the nuclear dump

At 2pm at the house of resistance, let’s all meet to keep imagining prospects for the struggle against the nuclear dustbin (and its shitty world!!). After the summer occupation of the forest and the blockades of the works,  let us find some new ways to stop this steamroller!

Contact: sauvonslaforet@riseup.net

Week-end of the 11th to 14th November – Francophone meeting of the Reclaim the Fields network in Bure !

carrotWe are really happy to host the francophone meeting of the friends from the peasants-without-lands and Reclaim the Fields networks, to discuss peasant agriculture and anti-capitalist autonomy prospects, in France and elsewhere, and still occupy in many ways the lands around, against the dispossession organized by the ANDRA!!

Contact: terresdebure@riseup.net

Sunday 13th November – Collective gardening on occupied lands

03arecuperacic3b3n-tierra-cobalc3b3-cauca-jorge-silvaFrom 1pm at the ancient station of Luméville

Almost one year after the first action of agricultural land reoccupation (on the 15th November 2015), let’s do it again on the squatted lands of the Luméville station! On Sunday the 13th November, come for a joyful afternoon of cultivation to feed our rebellion!

More info on en.vmc.camp very soon! / Contact: terresdebure@riseup.net

Info: en.vmc.camp / Contact: sauvonslaforet@riseup.net / +33 (0)7 58 65 58 89