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La ZAD souterraine de Mazaugues: The first underground ZAD needs your help ! [France]

France. Nine years ago a quarry project started in the Var (south of France). After several years of opposition by the local population, a lot of capitalist interests and political shenanigans of all kinds, the construction permit for Provence Granular, belonging to the construction giant Audemard, was granted in 2020.

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Red Shadows – On the arrest of exiled Italian political militants of the 1970s in France

France. In the early hours of the 28th of April, French police descended upon the residences of 10 exiled Italian political militants of the 1970s. Seven were immediately arrested, an eighth would later turn himself in, and the whereabouts of two others remain unknown.

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May Day in Paris [Report and videos]

Paris. France. An estimated 30,000 people took part in the traditional May Day demonstration in Paris. A large part of them was mobilized by trade unions such as the CGT, the Gilets Jaunes and more or less left-wing groups. Kurdish, Palestinian and Algerian structures were also present, presenting their specific demands. The mobilization from the anarchist or autonomous spectrum was modest and started only a week before the date.

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Former Members of the Red Brigades Arrested in France

Several former members of the Red Brigades — the revolutionary Italian guerrilla group active in the 1970s and 1980s — were arrested Wednesday in France after years of living under de facto asylum.

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Saint-Étienne, France: le Steal, new squatted space

Saint-Étienne. France. Since Sunday 18 April 2021, we have been occupying le Steal, a former music school in Saint-Etienne, which has been empty for several months and which belongs to the city. We wish to make it a place of struggle, life and discussions open to all.

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Dijon, France: Ransacking at l’Engrenage

Dijon. France. Very early this Tuesday morning, a police force accompanied by an armada of construction machines was deployed to devastate the land on Avenue de Langres that had been occupied for almost a year.

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The situation on the french-italian border after the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera in Oulx – Post Eviction Update, April 2021

Since the eviction of the Casa Cantoniera on the 23rd of March, the situation has worsened on the border for people attempting to cross it. There is no longer an option of resting or reflecting free of police controls or the prying regulations of associations and NGOs in the upper Susa Valley; without the availability of a place to meet, rest, fuel up, or have a minimum of access to material things, the possibility of organizing has become much more scattered to say the least.

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Turkish fascists attack Kurdish association in Lyon, injuring 4

Lyon. France. The Kurdish association in Lyon, France, has been attacked by fascists of Turkey’s “Grey Wolves”. Four members were injured, some seriously. The umbrella organization CDK-F speaks of organized attacks, presumably on the directive of the Turkish MIT.

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Montpellier, France: The Bat du Peuple does not mind being helped

Montpellier. France. The squat in the Beaux-Arts district is consolidating. It is useful to bring materials to it. Occupied since the beginning of the school year at 1 rue Substantion, near the Corum, a former garage has become the Bat du Peuple, which is run by people from the former Casa del Sol. Its philosophy remains close to that of the former Casa del Sol, with a clear anchorage in the social movement, for example the movement against the laws of separatism or global security. The references of the Bat du Peuple are rooted in the Yellow Vests movement, and the actions of sharing and food solidarity are at the heart of its practices, with waste recycling, free groceries, people’s kitchen.

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