French anarchist sabotage trial turns to farce

  • Posted on: 19 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Ten years after being rounded up in a well-publicised raid by anti-terror police, defendants in a trial for the alleged sabotage of a rail line did their best to ridicule the prosecution and show their lack of respect for the court this week. The case, which started out as an accusation of a terrorist plot, appears to have been sparked in part by reports from a British undercover cop who has since been exposed by environmental activists.

The ZAD Will Survive

  • Posted on: 12 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

“There will be no airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes”—we’ve said it so often, a way of demonstrating our stubbornness and of transforming it into a prophecy. On the 17th of January, the statement was scrawled as headlines across an entire country. Today it seems such a simple phrase, but one that signifies an historic event without parallel in the last 40 years: the first major political victory of an entire generation. Our present is so bereft of wins, one would have to go all the way back to the Larzac [1] peasants’ struggle to find an equivalent. Yet even this would make a poor comparison, since today’s victory was won against a succession of hostile governments, without a single politician ever having subsumed the abandonment of the airport within their own agenda.

Rennes, France: incendiary sabotage against a construction site in their town for bourges

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Great veneration against their urban projects that expel us and want to leave their city, on the night of 28 to 29 January, we let out our rage against the elected officials, developers and town planners. Rennes is full of ads at the moment for selling the latest project for bourges museum project, where the town hall has destroyed everything, tries to chase away the inhabitants to finish developing a beautiful “natural and urban park”. But we know what’s behind this ecological varnish:

Paris, France: Incendiary Attack Against a Diplomatic Vehicle in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

  • Posted on: 29 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

We do not wait patiently for a hypothetical revolution to come when we really don’t know when, and we don’t really know how, as if it is going to fall down from the sky. A revolution that will probably not happen if we just wait for it patiently. We decided we wanted to attack now and destroy a small part of what destroys our lives little by little by imprisoning our desires. Consumed by these thoughts we came across a big BMW with Diplomatic Corp plates at the start of Cardinet street. Needless to say, the luxury vehicle was on fire within minutes!

France – Issue 2 of “Kairos” – French language anarchist papaer – is out (01/2018)

  • Posted on: 29 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

‘In ancient Greek kairos means an idea to be caught at the right moment, a favourable occasion, a propitious moment that allows the success of an action among the risks of the world and the uncertainty of external circumstances. For this reason it is necessary to move on to practice, learn to catch this kairos, on the one hand by trying to recognize it without hiding behind the easy pretext of circumstances, on the other hand by preparing to act so as not to let this opportunity be missed.

France: ZAD declares victory as airport plan dropped!

  • Posted on: 17 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

In a communique the famous horizontal community Zone à Defendre (ZAD) has declared a “historic victory” and called for “expropriated peasants and inhabitants to be able to fully recover their rights as soon as possible.”

The entirety of the land area devoted to the airport project — 1,650 hectares of land declared as being of public utility in 2008 — currently belongs to the State, with the exception of three roads crossing it. the ZAD has argued that this land should be kept in public hands and, rather than turned into an airport, put into forms of public lease for the benefit of the community and wildlife.

Paris, France: Diplomatic Vehicle Torched in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

  • Posted on: 3 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

On the night of December 27 to 28 we set fire to a car of the diplomatic corps at 17 Rue Laugier in Paris.
It does not matter what State it belonged to, they are shackles impending freedom and we hate them all.

In the capital’s wealthy neighborhoods there are foreign diplomatic corps cars on every street corner. They are recognizable by their green plates with orange numbers and letters.
All it takes is a little determination and some firelighters…

France, Seyssins (Isère): Our ecology, your sabotage

  • Posted on: 1 January 2018
  • By: thecollective

On the night of December 21, we went along Seyssins up to the Pré Nouvel eco-district, a construction site begun several years ago, supposedly to become the latest urbanized area of ​​this bourgeois enclave. There we struck in three places, accompanying our acts of sabotage with tags.