Tonight, after a delicious people’s kitchen:
7.30 infonight about the ZAD
“The ZAD occupation – where the future international airport of Notre-Dame-des-Landes is planned to be. It’s a part of the countryside close to Nantes in France.
Their construction project “Grand Ouest” is an economic platform of international importance stretching from Nantes to Saint-Nazaire, which will form a singular, huge metropolis. Fulfilling this project means taking over the sky, the sea and the land in replacing the current airport in Nantes with a new one at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, but also enlarging the port at Saint-Nazaire and constructing new roads and highways…
Our goals, in coming to live here on the proposed site of the airport, are many: to live on a protest site, where we can be close to those who’ve been opposing the project for 40 years and to have the power to act when construction happens; to make use of abandoned spaces to learn to live together, to cultivate the land and to be more autonomous from the capitalist system.”
8.30: SE1 housing struggles meeting
“People concerned about and affected by housing and benefit issues will be coming together, for the third week, to discuss how we can support each other and take action together for decent and secure housing and welfare rights for all. If you’ve been sanctioned or bullied by the Job Centre, cannot afford your rent, are worried about eviction, or are simply angry about the cuts to welfare, come along and get involved!”