Infotour

June 17th, concerts at the ancient train station of Luméville : you can’t overdose on music !

On June 17th, within the framework of the anticarceral week-end, some friends of the Faction Est and the Blackout Brigade are organizing a live music evening on saturday night ! 8 bands ; open-mic, and mix turntables !

There’ll be food and drinks; and you can pay what you want to go in (money is for the anti-repression group). You can obviously camp here : bring your tent and duvet 😉

Trial of L. on the 6th June : the follow-up of a great month of February

“In Bure, there is no happy wall.

Some of Loïc’s friends”

Already three months than the Andra’s fences were overturned. Three months that “we wanted to pay a very personal tribute to this ecotechnocratie monument and its local biodiversity ‘awareness mission’“(info thread February 2017). When you think of all that happened since, trials, appeals, the eviction notice, but also the gigs, the blooming gardens, the parties…, we feel like it’s been ages.

Over, the beautiful determinate demo ? Finished ? Forgotten ? No, because what happened this day still lives. The Andra, this fortress whose lights pollute every night the meusian skies, finally show off its vulnerability, and the villages are gossiping : yes, they are reachable, and no we won’t step back in front of them.

Three months later, this affront hurts, its consequences scare them. To try to wipe all this and exorcize the fear, the Andra and the State would like our friend L. to pay, the only accused of this demonstration. “damages with others”, “refusal to disperse” and “rebellion” : here are the sinister expressions which sum up for them the great collective will to move things and open a breach into the resignation…

This trial is the next step into the repression we, the anti-cigeo activists, are facing. The repression tries to make us feel guilty, to dissuade us, to keep us quiet and lonely. Let’s answer collectively : we all overturned these fences !

The trial will be at 9am at the TGI of Bar-le-Duc. It is public.

 

Struggle meeting against CIGEO

 

This half-day struggle meeting takes place in Bure and gathers all the struggle’s components, the neighbors, Bure’s inhabitants, occasional visitors, supporters… It is open to anyone who wanna get informed and/or being invested in the struggle.

This meeting has been held several times last year : gathering those who struggles in Bure everyday and those who come to support at important times, It made them put in common informations, experiences, and feelings, regarding the struggle against CIGEO and all other nuclear industrial projects growing up in Meuse and Haute-Marne.

We’ll first talk about the last mobilizations, and then we’ll think about highlights we could build together in the following weeks and months : inter alia, the action week from 19 to 26 of June, mobilizations in case of an eviction of the Lejuc wood, the Burelesque festival from 11 to 13 of August, and other forms of convergence.

The meeting takes place in the salle des fêtes (village hall) of Couverpuis, from 2 PM. You can obviouly bring something to eat and/or drink !

Music Day

On June 21st, at the ancient train station (Luméville : 5 km from Bure)

“Skids and Grenoble surfers’ teachers 

Nature

Boys/Punk Kansas”*

Vegan food and beers (free price)

 

 

*no worries: there’s no attempt to make sense

 

 

What happened in May 2017

Sunday 29 of May

Teatime at 4 PM with the neighborhood. Some police controls at the road junction in Mandres in the afternoon, especially towards Mandres inhabitants (a neighbor of more than 80 years old had to go back to her place while she was at the way half, in order to bring her identity documents back…). A new demonstration of the base and foolish harassment of police headquarters.

Saturday 28 of May

On the evening, at the House of the Resistance: film screening of Pas Res Nos Aresta and discussions on the Amassada’s struggle against a transformer station in Aveyron, with some friends from there.

Friday 27 of May

We have been living in a period of high dynamism these past few days. We are preparing the meetings anti-prison (16-18 of June), and a lot of guests already have accepted our invitation. We’re also doing a lot regarding the endless birthday party week (19-26 of June), by making a trailer, construction work into the forest, and countless preparation meetings.

The everyday life continues in the kitchen garden, haying off and logging with the neighborhood. Some of us sometimes go to meet and party with those who live in the surrounding villages. The sun is back, as well as bathing time and the evenings around the fire, singing and laughing until dawn. Life is sweet when the helicopter and the police stop interfering.

Thuesday, 23 of May, police attacks on Lejuc barricades

 

11.20 AM : after a quick controntation between some friends watching on the north barricade and 15 mobile gendarmes, the squadron commander Bruno Dubois withdrew his troops but warns that police pressure won’t stop. We remind him that new appeals have just been made for Lejuc wood.

11.00 AM : the cops are between the north watchtower and the north barricade. A barricade is put on fire in the north to keep them away

 

 

10.30 AM : the cops might be near the north barricade : to be confirmed (no alert for now)

 

NO MORE ALERT FOR NOW

10.17 AM : the cops first moved back to the antenna, then to Mandres.

10.10 AM : the first barricade is on fire in front of the south watchtower to keep the gendarmes at a distance.

 

         

 

10 AM : a dozen of mobile gendarmes put helmets and shields to go to the first barricade. 3 cars block the road to the antenna.

09.55 AM : two mobile gendarmes trucks are in front of the barricade. The gendarmes go out of the car. They seem aggressive and walk to the barricade.

Thursday 18 May 2017, Mandres-en-Barrois city council

 

Mandres-en-Barrois city council holds a meeting at 8 PM. Only one topic on the agenda : regularizing Lejuc’s wood*  property by voting through a new consultation. On the 28th of February, the administrative court of Nancy invalidated the previous negotiation held on July 2nd 2015 at 6AM for being full of irregularities, and summoned Mandres municipality to sort out the situation for 4 months.

This municipal council is one more democratic masquerade in a project that has made social acceptability art. Therefore, we called for a massive gathering in front of the town hall square.

5.15 PM : we leave Bure disguised, walking in a mass march formation to the town hall of Mandres. Batucada, cheerful atmosphere.

5.43 : 50 mobile gendarmes block all access to the twon hall. Such a beautiful democratic masquerade : putting on the shoulders of 10 under pressure elected representatives of a 130 inhabitants village, the exchange of the wood that allows the beginning of the biggest European industrial project construction work ; and asking the police to protect the place where they have to discuss it , so that no one who’s against it will be able to say a word.

6.09 PM : we arrive at Mandres

6.15 PM : a lot of cops. All access to the town hall are blocked by riot barriers.

Around 8 PM : only a few people have been authorized to go in. The mobile gendarmes hit us to make the city councilors go in.

8.15 PM : the municipal council begins in a tense atmosphere. Some of us have been allowed to go in. The 11 councellors are present. The mayor recalls the facts, and what are ANDRA conditions regarding the exchange.

8.25 PM : during the meeting, one elected representative friend asks to talk before the vote: the mayor refuses… We make as much noise as we can to be heard into the council room.

8.30 PM : the secret ballot is held. Someone asks why is the mayor not asking if any counsellors are involved in any conflicts of interest.

8.36 PM : we sing and scream the famous “ANDRA DÉGAGE RÉSISTANCE ET SABOTAGE” (ANDRA GO AWAY: RESISTANCE AND SABOTAGE) with the batucada.

8.42 PM : vote results : 6 in favour of the exchange ; 5 against.it. The outcome of this vote will not break our determination. Next meetings : the “300 000 pas” to Saint-Dizier, and an action week from 19/06 to 26/06 (more informations coming soon)

Some inhabitants are going to appeal. Associations try to make more people join the fight and support those who occupy the wood.

 

*We’re occupying Lejuc wood since last summer