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NEWS of the first day of the intercommittees

Follow in live the run of the 3rd of March, first day of the Intercommittees.


7pm: Few peoples have been hurt. Medic record to come. Follow-up of the protest at the Affranchie. Good company! Soon the meal!
6.35pm: At least one person has been sent to the police station for ID check.
6pm: One person get arrested less than one hour ago, during the coming back to the village.
4.55pm: The protest is coming back to Mandres with the construction material of the watchtower. The come back is a bit slow and stop frequently, some fireworks are shot, tear gas are shot too. The riot cops are pressuring the protesters to come back with the wtaer truck and they finally install themselves at the crossroad of Mandres where they will control people, putting pressure (lawsuits threatenings on people leaving Mandres) and disturbing the free passage of the population. No one arrested directly during the protest. The protest was solid and animated by the music.
3.55pm: The construction of the watchtower was aborted. The protest is spread in the fields and the cops too. The riot cops are pushing back people to the road and are shooting tear gas grenades.
3.40pm: the protest is arriving near the wood, are present a water truck, a helicopter and a line of riot cops, the protest goes through the fields in the South East direction.
3.25pm: the protest has left Mandres-en-Barrois and is on the path to the Lejuc wood.
2.35pm: The meal is over, the protest is preparing. Heavy police deployment at 500m of the edge of the wood.
1.15pm: Press conference in front of the Mandres-en-Barrois townhall, surrounded by the riot cops.
12.30am: The riot cops left the streets of Mandres. The intercommittees is taking place as planned!
11am: The discussions in small groups are going well. These exchanges are gathered in a bigger meeting in few minutes.
9.30am: The intercommittees discussions are starting. People from 10 committees are participating and at least 11 committees are in a creation process (more infos in the record).
9am: Police controls and checkpoints are installed in different towns. The cops traffic is updated on the right of this page. Don’t hesitate to call the Maison de la Résistance if you are witness of a new checkpoint. (03 29 45 41 77).
8.10am: The people sleeping at the Maison de la Résiistance left in large group to join Mandres where the intercommittees discussions are planned at 9.30am.


The grotesque trial of the cake slicer – 6th f March – Bar-le-Duc court

The suits against nice owls in Bure are multiplying these last months. Whatever if the charges are more and more absurd. After the trial of the “wall collapse” when 2 persons was charged because they would have participated to the destruction of the wall, recognized illegal by the justice; after the trial of a comrade who would have “harm the honour of a gendarmerie officer” by pointing to this latter that he was strangling him the 18th of February 2017; this time a comrade was brought before the judge for the transportation of weapons in his car: he got 2 knives, an electric cable and … a cake slicer!
These succesive trials are noticing the threatning strategy of the republic general attorney. The repression looks to be the only solution to muzzle the oppositions against the CIGEO project. To the scientific arguments presenting the dangerousness of the project, the State has only to oppose legal attacks. Ther list of sued owls is still long, even worse after the last events.


The 6th of March, at 10.30am, in front of the Bar-Le-Duc court, bring your cakes  for the liberation of the slicer!!


Lets us show that these trials, that wanted to isolate us, can bring some force to bring ourselves together!

In Bure, for the 3-4th of March, after the exceptional decrees: what “lawless” do we want?

This text is a direct reaction of some people and does not pretend to represent the diversity of the point of view and stances towards the new prefectoral decrees.

Last evening, thursday 1st of March at 11pm the Prefecture of Meuse has drawn the big guns with several prefectoral decrees forbidding the protests, the parking and the circulation in Bure and Mandres-en-Barrois, and the flight over this area. Only the pedestrian and the inhabitants are allowed. Such a nice administrative decision that reminded us the first ages of counter insurrection in the colonies and to the most aggressive military zoning.
Probably the directions from the Ministry of Interior, and maybe in higher place, are clear: “Muriel (note: the praefector name), don’t hesitate, firmness and dialogue, firmness and dialogue.” Any protest will be forbidden this weekend but “the door” of the prefect is still open to the “dialogue with legal opposant”. The little music of the dissociation is still played but no one is fooled, and more than never. It is like a prisonner who could negotiate with his/her prison guard the jaling condition! In Bure, there won’t be a Stockholm syndrom.
For many years, the evolution of the security context in France, and elswhere, makes the notion of legality or illegality irrelevant. In Meuse, step by step and for many months, everyone knew that State arbitrariness but this weekend, a new level in the exception has been reached.
The State is pretending to struggle against an “lawless area” by creating a bigger one thanks to its legal mafia in Jeep, riot cops in their trucks… All the appearances of the “considering that” and “considering that” (note: legal mentions in decrees), all this administrative novlanguage is aiming to hide that it is obvious to everyone that these decision are no more legitimate or legal. These prefectoral decrees, that belong to a State of Exception, are revealing what the State fondamentaly is: the military control of the territory and its inhabitants by powerful armed forces.
So, this weekend we are a large number who planned to meet, discuss, get warmth, vibrate together after the tough ordeal of the eviction of 22th of February. We planned to build a struggle that transcends the frontiers of Meuse and France, precisely to defeat all this suffocation.
We planned to march to the forest to show that it is still in us by many ways. We have planned to keep building, onsite, some welcoming and anchoring places to root the struggle on the long term, despite the loss of this beautiful forest. If it is subject to an interdiction, to be considered like a crime, to be categorized in the law suits as “crime associations”, so be it. The question that is addressed is clearer than ever: what “lawless zone” we want to inhabit and create? What stances we want to adopt, massively, against the State of ,exception? This morning, the icing rain has decided to make the road hardly negociable for the military…
We launch a call to come, more than ever, for this weekend. We are putting everything in line to answer at the best level to the repression of these decrees. There is onsite things to welcome you, to eat, to sleep, to meet. We will found together solutions and we won’t let us divide, get afraid or dimnished our joy of living by these prefecture manoeuvres.


See you this weekend.


Some owls from Bure and the surroundings.


The Dijon-Bure cabin was taken during the eviction

With regrets, we announce you that a large part of the Dijon-Bure cabin was in the Lejuc wood when the riot cops evicted it Thursday 22nd of February. Planks, structure, cladding, rooftop sheet metal… Everything was stolen, destroyed by ANDRA’s bulldozers in the same time they were methodically razing the other cabins at Barricade Nord, Vigie Sud et Vigie Sud-Est.
More than the days devoted to construction, this is ours lives, ours energies and our struggle overall that the nuclear State wanted to break in this destructive operation.
Don’t be shy, the hit was hard. Seeing this cabin being razed, the owls loosing the places they’ve built and inhabited for one year and a half and knowing that 2 friends are in jail now hurt us and let us marked.
But there is a thing that the State has not broken. In the forest or in the construction sites, by the meetings, the joy and the shared reality, the links, the techniques and the thoughts have been anchored, have been refined. And since then, the struggle can get an even madder turn.
We launch a call to all the antinuclear and to the committees to organize for reinforcing the struggle against CIGEO and the ANDRA by tangible initiatives on the territories of Bure and everywhere else. We got the plans and the picture of this cabin in our memory, we still have 2000€ of donations that we received for the construction (total 3500€). This story is not over!
See you soon!
The Dijon-Bure Committee

New decrees affecting circulation in Bure and Mandres-en-Barrois

* update Saturday 3rd: police controls in Ribeaucourt, Bure, Mandres, Bonnet and Thonnance-les-Joinvilles. They search the vehicles and control the ID of all passengers but let them go afterwards. The appeal against the decrees was rejected by the court, so they are still valid.

The Meuse prefecture is trying to obstruct the convergence towards Bure since the eviction of the forest and especially for the mob weekend starting on Friday 2nd. Four new decrees has been declared. They are active from March 2 (today) to March 5 :

  • A decree to ban demonstrations on the territory of Bure, Mandres-en-Barrois and adjacent villages.
  • A decree to ban parking and circulation of vehicles in the area of Bure and Mandres-en-Barrois, together with the ban of pedestrians and vehicles on the road from Bonnet to the Lejuc wood.
  • Two decrees to ban flying in the area.

However, everything is going well!

The circulation of pedestrians is still legal in the village of Bure and Mandres-en-Barrois (except around the forest, see previous decrees – French only).

From now on, absolutely no police control happened in the name of these decrees. We should be careful though (also considering the decree against the transport of material – French only).


If you get controlled on the way here, call the House of Resistance at 09 54 10 57 11, so we can update this article. For sure, don’t pay the fines. Our lawyers contested these decrees in court already, we should get the result Saturday before noon.

Friday 2nd : a police control happens in Thonance-les-Joinville (outside of the zone affected by the decrees). The cops also made a salivary test against drugs.

In any case, we invite you all to join us! The preparations for this weekend are going well. We won’t let them stop us!

The complete text of the decrees can be read here, in French only.