France

March 39 and counting… Nuit Debout and the new French uprising

  • Posted on: 8 April 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The spirit of resistance has captured the imagination of a new generation in France, as youth-led opposition to neoliberal labour “reforms” has spiralled into full-on rejection of the whole capitalist system on the street and squares.

The situation took on a new dimension after the general strike and day of action on Thursday March 31. There was a call for people not to go home afterwards but to stay on the streets, beginning a wave of overnight “Nuit Debout” occupations that has spread from Paris across France and into the Iberian peninsular, Belgium and Germany.

Targeted rampage of administrative offices of the University of Tolbiac (France)

  • Posted on: 5 April 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translator’s note: This sabotage took place during the ongoing movement against the “loi Travail” (the work act). The university of Tolbiac is on the frontline of this struggle in Paris. This rampage was commented in the bourgeois press, and some unions already dissociated themselves as can be seen here: https://attaque.noblogs.org/post/2016/03/26/ni-loi-ni-travail-a-tolbiac-...

Calais: new squat in town, evicted same afternoon by riot cops

  • Posted on: 28 March 2016
  • By: thecollective

UPDATE: The squat was evicted this afternoon by 12 vans of riot police, a few hours after being announced in the morning. See report on the eviction here. 8 people have been arrested. The Calais authorities clearly intend to enforce their “zero tolerance” clampdown on migrant and other autonomous spaces in the town centre, and with hundreds of CRS now stationed in Calais they have the force to do so.

Hundreds of protesters, anarchists, antifashists rioted in the French city of Nantes on last saturday 20th of february

  • Posted on: 22 February 2016
  • By: thecollective

Hundreds of protesters, anarchists, antifashists rioted in the French city of Nantes on last saturday 20th of february

Showering the city with smoke barrels and paint bombs in defiance of the state of emergency, which was extended by the French parliament for another three months.
Waving red-and-black anarchist banners set off fireworks, threw paint and smoke bombs at bank facades, as they rampaged through Nantes on Saturday.

Call-out for international support against Calais evictions and against the borders

  • Posted on: 22 February 2016
  • By: thecollective

One more time, the French government – in collusion with the UK – has announced plans to evict the homes and shelters of many undocumented people living in Calais. People have until 20:00 on Tuesday 23rd February to leave the Southern half of the Jungle. According to the government, those resident in the eviction zone should move, disappear, be put behind walls, be locked up or deported. The only reason for this, their lack of regularized status. Eviction notices were served on Friday.

"Violence" and the defence of the planet

  • Posted on: 9 February 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Activists in the French Alps are battling against the relentless onslaught of industrial capitalism.

“No THT” is the name of a full-on campaign against a plan to wreck the beauty of the mountain valley of Haute-Durance with two very high voltage power lines – numerous blockades and acts of sabotage have been taking place in recent months.

The environmentally-disastrous project is being jointly run by RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité), which is part of EDF, and the French state.

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Anti-Airport movement (ZAD) blocks Nantes for a day to protest farmer eviction process

  • Posted on: 10 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Walking down the highway

Some context--

After the Paris attacks in November, an announcement was made by some government/police officials, saying that they had bigger problems and so a theoretical January eviction of the ZAD was postponed to fight ISIS. They don't have enough police to do both, but they didn't choose to make that public.

CrimethInc./Lundimatin: The French 9/11

  • Posted on: 16 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A dialogue with members of the French news source Lundimatin comparing the aftermath of September 11, 2001 with the situation in France today. For more background on the situation in France, read our Letter from Paris; for our perspective on how this relates to the so-called migrant crisis, read The Borders Won’t Protect You, But They Might Get You Killed.

Anarchists Clash With Riot Police During Climate Summit Protest in Paris

  • Posted on: 29 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Vice

Thousands of protesters defied the state of emergency that was imposed in Paris in the aftermath of the recent terror attacks, gathering on Sunday to call for world leaders to take action to fight climate change during a summit in the French capital.

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