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From the 24th of October, construction works will start in the liberated Lejuc forest of Mandres-en-Barrois

Here, Bure’s owls resist Cigéo and defend the Lejuc forest of Mandres-en-Barrois against a megalomaniac project of nuclear dump.

There, the newts resist an airport and occupy the grove of the ZAD (Zone to Defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, against another useless and imposed mega project.

Elsewhere, the marmots of Haute-Durance gnaw some high voltage pylons (1).

On the 14th of August 2016, the collective destruction of ANDRA’s “wall of shame” was the culmination of a mad summer of emergency dedicated to the defense of the Lejuc forest, threatened with destruction by the preliminary work of the Cigéo project. Since then, the forest of Mandres is freed from the yoke of nucleocrats. The work of clearing the forest, sentenced by the high court of Bar-le-Duc on August 1st, is suspended. A thousand steles of concrete are lying on the ground, and the militarization of the territory has diminished. On the ruins of the new world, cabins were rebuilt again discreetly in majestic beeches and oaks.

But in recent weeks ANDRA began a counter-attack. An offensive communication campaign was started, and open doors of the laboratory. The police has made targeted controls, while ANDRA´s security guards are back prowling the roads, with sticks in their hands. In the morning of October 11th, as we are writing this call, the bailiff came with ANDRA´s guards and filmed some existing constructions in the forest. On October 20th there will be the trial concerning the appeal ANDRA has made against the decision from August 1st to suspend their work: at best, they would get more time to get authorizations for their work in the forest, in the worst case the previous judgment could get canceled and then everything could proceed very fast. While eviction threats hang over the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Bure also faces a threat of potentially imminent destruction of huts and the forest, and the restart of the work: clearing, excavations, “geotechnical surveys” perimeter, concrete wall… The destructive devices could resume their deadly ballet, even during winter.

We must be ready: the machines are ready to dig, let´s block them!

On the ground, behind the barricades! In the air perched in the trees, let’s protect the Lejuc forest!

While the threatened ZAD calls “the friends of trees” (2), we support them and create echo: Here too, in Bure, we want to continue to root the resistance, and we launch an call to weave together the branches of trees, building nests, cabins for the struggle and sharing. Whether or not you have some experience or knowledge in construction or light and ephemeral habitats in climbing techniques, blocking and other ways of jamming destructive machines, come and learn or share your knowledge of how to protect forests, groves and threatened pieces of live.

Let’s create arches and travel from tree to tree, from resistance to resistance:

Join us in Meuse from the 24th of October for a new building season in the forest (and more if we hit it off!).

All experiences and wills are welcome in the months to come, and will be critical for the fight against Cigéo and its world!

Let’s spread this call massively from network to network, and together signify ANDRA that its return in the Lejuc forest will not be easy and we will be numerous waiting for them!

“Whose forest is it? It is ours! “(3)

The Owls of Bure

Logistical questions:
!Important! List of our material needs: click here. We have little means of transport, so you can drop us the material directly, we will treasure
it! If you can’t bring it, let us know a few days before so that we can organize ourselves. Thank you.

Accommodation: It is important to plan your autonomy as much as possible, knowing that those two places can accommodate: The House of Resistance in Bure and another battleground close to Luméville-en-Ornois. These places have their own limitations, so it is best to contact us before your arrival. It is also possible to immediately move into the forest and even settle in tents!

Food: Again, the inhabitants of the forest are trying to be as independent as possible, even if our various places of life are related and interdependent for food matters. If you bring food (preferably vegan!), it won’t be too much.

To contact us:

Email: sauvonslaforet [at] riseup [dot] net

Info number of the forest: +33 (0) 7 54 22 18 80

Press: +33 (0) 7 53 54 07 31

House of Resistance (Bure Zone Libre): +33 (0) 3 29 45 41 77


(1) A high voltage line bodes an even more massive sale of nuclear disaster in Italy, destroying the Alps on their way (week of action and decentralized support from 10 to 17: now !!! https: //

(2) Call to the friends of trees and climbing for the defense of the zad of Notre Dame des Landes on the 9th of October

(3) Rallying cry of the owls of Bure

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!!


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!


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!!


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!

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Recap of the summer

Here is a small recap of what you missed this summer !


The Andra fixed its choice for the ventilation pits area on the “bois lejuc”, a small forest owned by the commune of Mandres-en-barrois, where inhabitands used to go for a walk, hunt, fetch their firewood for the cold winters or just mushrooms for the supper. They said no when the agency offered money and job offers, prefering to preserve their memories, habits, secrets and the growing trees.


The Andra comes back, and at 6AM, the municipal council vote the exchange of the wood, 7 votes in favour and 4 against. The inhabitants, in conjunction with associations, lodged an appeal to the administrative tribunal.


May The Andra starts to work in the forest : broadening access routes, clearing a platform…

June 6– the access to the bois Lejuc is closed. The following week, demonstrations are organised to block the works. Police, private security, helicopter are all mobilised. The clearing works continue.

19- A picnic in the forest turns into a sabotage, 200 people, locals, associations, activists… all came colorfully (black is a color), birdy-masked, and took off the fences, set up barricades before the gaze of the security. It’s the beginning of the forest occupation !

A complaint on the illegality of the clearing is lodged.

During the following weeks, life is organised around walks, constructions, songs, bonfires…

But threats arrives, the Andra files a complaint, a bailiff comes to visit, an expulsion order is published.

July 7– The forest and its inhabitants are violently expulsed.

Works are starting over.

16- More than 350 people come to re-occupy the forest, joyfully successfully. The battle was hard, the Andra militia was particularly violent. Friends were arrested, others injured. The forest will be occupied again for a few days.

A wall is being build.

August 1- Tha Andra is sentenced by the court to stop all the works and asked to restore the forest within 6 months- if nothing comes to authorise the forest clearing.

10- Farewell drink for Mr Baillet, removed at the head of the Andra !

14-15-16- The wall is falling ! 500 people helped the Andra in its restoring task, demolishing the wall around the forest

Now the summer is gone, autums brings trials, wood houses on the top of the trees in the forest, cleaning, demos, the return of the security and a lot more !


Press Release of the medical and legal teams at the occupation of the forest on the violence’s suffered by the protesters

This Saturday, July 16, 2016, the local residents, the local farmers, the militants, families and international supporters, attended the reoccupation event  in the forest of Mandres-en-Barrois. This tercentenary forest, having already suffered damage from the first illegal work of the ANDRA, is doomed to disappear to make way for a senseless landfill project, Cigéo, consisting of burying nuclear waste.

The protest of 400 people, gathered in a desire to defend the wood and prevent the continuation of this project and these illegal works, had converged towards the forest. This cheerful and determined event ended with a great meal and a night in the wood of Lejuc.

In the aftermath of this event, the medical and legal teams of the movement, who treated the wounded and collected numerous testimonies, derived an alarming report.

Throughout the day of July 16, the participants reported countless assaults by the private security service of the ANDRA. Equipped with transparent shields, helmets, batons, tear gas sprays, sleeves picks and slings, these so-called “security guards” in charge the security of the site were actually constituted into a true mobile militia, searching violent contact and chasing after protesters in the fields and in the woods, to beat them and steal their personal belongings.

The people were molested and assaulted with sticks and batons, kicks and punches, were attacked with stones, were gassed directly in the face and, for some of them, were smacked face down against the ground, bashed violently on the head and hit repeatedly.

Following these facts, the medical team reported at least 5 people with injuries and open wounds to the head and multiple injuries to the back and limbs. One of these people lost consciousness for a short moment. Many people are in shock following the violence’s.

In addition, three protesters were injured from rubber bullets and grenades thrown by the police. They have various injuries to the legs and arms. Several protesters also testify stone throwing not only by the security guards but also by the police.

In fact, most protesters consistently maintained an ambivalent attitude regarding the actions of the militia of the ANDRA. Relying on these mercenaries to do the “dirty work”, the police forces have repeatedly retreated and let the militia groups to act freely and only intervened to arrest the attacked protesters. Four protesters were placed in custody.

For this release, we want to denounce the intolerable nature of these serious violence’s by the private militia of ANDRA and the barely hidden complicity with the gendarmerie. We condemn the presence of armed and violent groups creating such a climate of terror on behalf of ANDRA.

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Massive reoccupation demo : we take the forest back !


So they sent cops by the tens. We saw them on the horizon, shortly before 6am, thursday the 7th of July. The cops, the vans, the tractors, the bulldozers, the trucks, the helicopters. What a sinister parade came

Since the 19th of June, collectives, associations, resisting inhabitents and farmers lived inside and with the freed forest of Mandres-en-Barrois by constructing cabins where ANDRA deforested.

While the nucleocrates are trying to legalize the atomic graveyard at the parlement, we joyfully occupied CIGEO’s platform, symbol of the start of the works.

This front against the nuclear empire, frail breach, has been opened and held by different ways: sabotages, picnic, occupation, legal work and the bond with more than sixty associations. All of this jammed ANDRA’s machine and pushed it to resort to force.

This eviction is absolutely not a defeat. It reinforces our anger, our rage and our determination. It is out of the question to let them keep this wood. To let the cops roam there all day long, to let ANDRA’s

mercenaries do their patrols again, to let them start their intolerable works again.

For the week-end of the 16th and 17th of July 2016, we’ve called, under the hornbeams and the beeches, for « Worldwide and improvised antinuclear barricades ».

It is urgent to be ambitious and realistic as we managed to be until now. So, this gathering will happen. And it will happen IN THE FOREST !

After Bastille Day on the 14th of July, the only fireworks that will spring will be the ones we shoot against ANDRA and its world !

Once again, our only limit is our number. Join us !




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