Defending Access to Land
Published on Sunday, 18 September 2016
In the US, indigenous people are resisting the state and commercial exploitation of their lands.
On September 3, 1863, the U.S. Army massacred more than 300 members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in what became known as the Whitestone massacre. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard is also one of the founders of the Sacred Stone camp, launched on her land on April 1 to resist the Dakota Access pipeline.
In France, people have gathered to support the local community’s resistance to the state’s imposition of a new airport for Nantes.
“This is not a normal travelling theatre company you know!” Scotland Yard.
Much has happened the police were kicked out of the zone in 2012 and the zad has now become a new kind of Commune for the 21st Century. On 2000 acres of forest, farm and wetlands, radicals from around the world, local farmers and villagers, trade unionist and naturalists, refugees and runaways, Climate and environmental groups from across France are working together to manage the usage of the land, putting everyday life back in common whilst resisting the construction of a new airport.
By what authority do governments ride roughshod over people’s basic freedoms and their means to life? Reconnecting with land, nature and the universe, within families and communities, is an essential step for the salvation of humanity. To become of nature rather than dominate it.
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