France: Emergency call-out from the forest occupation in Bure

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You know how these occupations often go: bad people start destroying the environment, good people intervene, and in the end the bad people get the papers to favour them and start the bulldozers once more. This is exactly what just happened in the woods of Lejuc, near the village of Bure in France. And that’s why we need you. To come. Here. And resist. Big time.

“Some people re-occupied this forest two months ago. To support them I decided to put myself on the line and officially squat the place. I changed my home address here, there’s a mailbox and everything now, and I’m an official resident. Hopefully I’ll makes destroying all this a bit more difficult for Andra bastards!” says Sven Lindstrom, the first official squatter of the Lejuc forest. For obvious reasons he’s entitled to have his say in this call-out.

“To make things even more difficult for Andra, I’ve decided to have my birthday party right here, at this forest occupation. My birthday’s on 13.12. and of course it will be a theme party. And as it looks like I need to prepare for party crashers in blue, I think I will start celebrating early. Come in and bring your own beer and plenty of friends!”

On the 1st of August, the nuclear monster Andra was ruled by the court to cease the clear cuts and fencing off the forest with the leftovers of the late Berlin wall it started without legal permits. Today, 24th of November, the local branch of the Ministry of Environment ruled that Andra is freed from having to carry out an environmental impact study concerning its plans, but can instead simply apply for that final working permit. The most alarming part is that this permit will, besides the clear cuts, also cover the whole of the works in preparation for CIGEO, the gigantic underground repository for highly radioactive nuke waste. The second most alarming part is that getting this permit is a fast office job, a case of mere couple of days bureucracy. So when they come in the next time with their cops and bulldozers: they’re coming for a kill. Big time.

There will be yet one more court hearing about the forest matter on 15th of December. If they play things by the book, they will wait until 15th of December or January beyond. If they decide to do what they want, they can come evicting on any morning from this moment on. So yes: this is an emergency call out. To plan, build and prepare to that what every occupation in the end awaits: eviction and the aftermath.

To support Sven, some people offer the accommodation, food and building materials for the guest to come and walk in the woods. If you cannot come, take a stand of solidarity elsewhere or drop Sven a postcard at: Sven Lindstrom, Le Haut Chemin, 55290 Mandres-En-Barrois, France.

More info and directions: en.vmc.camp

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