Monday, April 9, 2018

Red Salute to ZADists defending the Land at the Notre Dame des Landes from Democracy and Class Struggle

Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr says defend the Land

The expression Zone to Defend or ZAD (French: zone à défendre) is a French neologism used to refer to a militant occupation or anarchist commune that is intended to physically blockade a development project. 

The ZADs are organized particularly in areas with an ecological or agricultural dimension, notably in the permanent blockade village against an airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes. 

However the name has also been used by occupations in urban areas, i.e.: in Rouen, in Décines-Charpieu. 

One of the movement's first slogans was "ZADs everywhere" and though there are no official figures, in early 2016 there were estimated to have been between 10 and 15 ZADs across France

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