Infotour

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

From the 16 to the 18 of June : anticarceral meetings

 

Anarchiste Bure Cross presents

16 – 18 of June 

In Bure

The first anticarceral meetings 

Film screening, discussions, food, workshop

Program and informations on vmc.camp

The new group Anarchist Bure Cross invites you to participate in discussions and film screening on the struggle against prison, from the 16 to the 18 of June at the House of the Resistance (Bure).

We want to meet those who want to fight for a total abolishment of the prison system and all forms of coercive systems in general. We don’t believe in the existence of alternatives to incarceration, considering that prison is a systematic tool for social control. Therefore, we want to analyze the carceral system in order to provide basis for organizing struggle networks against the prisons of today and tomorrow, and all systems that go with.

Around 30 news prisons are under construction in France : today, our political system tend to incarcerate more and more people who don’t fit to social norms. Prisons are full of strangers, poor people, and all those who fight against social injustice.

On the agenda :

 

  • On Friday we’ll freely discuss and share prison experiences and all detention experiences we lived or might live one day, especially after the Loi Travail social movement.

On the evening : film screening of a film about prison

 

  • On Saturday we will welcome Kyou and Nadia to talk about their books Beau comme une prison qui brûle (Beautiful as a burning jail) and A ceux qui se croient libres (For those who think they’re free) in which they talk about life in jail, incarcerated people they knew, the resistance inside, mutiny and past struggles against prison. An Gaël, with the book Frères de la côte (Brethren of the Coast) that describes the path of Somali pirates, incarcerated for a long time in France, cut off from their families. Some of the Somali friends incarcerated will be present.

Presentations, stands, discussions on struggles against prison in 1970-1980. Some friends from Libertalia and groups from this period might be here.

On the evening, live music  at the ancient train station of Luméville, 5km further from Bure.

 

  • On Sunday, we’ll open the discussion by putting on perspectives the struggle against prison we could ride in the future. We’ll also discuss with some Anarchist Black Cross french and international groups, and other groups against prisons implied in the struggle. Then we’ll have more concrete discussions on meetings, tools and organization forms, in and out of jails, and against the ones that are under construction.

 

  • During the undless birthday party week, on tuesday at noon, one canteen will be dedicated to the incarcerated people’s friends, taking place in front of a jail.
  • We invite you to bring documentation, films, infokiosques, friends and/or prisoners testimonies, to share on a table specially used for this.
  • And if you wanna suggest a discussion’s topic, a workshop, a political action, thanks for writing us at aburecross@riseup.net

Practical informations :

 

  • To go to Bure, the Bure Car’bure carpool website
  • We can host you at the House of the Resistance or some of our other places around (thanks for telling if you are a group). Let us know if you have some specific needs (access requirement, hosting) at sauvonslaforet@riseup.net or by call 03 29 45 41 77.

 

– Simultaneous translation will be provided during the discussions

– Self-managed canteens : thanks for bringing some vegetables if you can !

– Free pricing for everything ! (except at the bar on Saturday night)
Link to the website : anarchistburecross.noblogs.org

Link to the Bure struggle’s website : www.vmc.camp