For English readers

Brief chronology about the struggle in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (60’s – 2015) Constellations

Rural Rebels and Useless Airports: La ZAD – Europe’s largest Postcapitalist land occupation. Part 1 November 13, 2012

Rural Rebels and Useless Airports: La ZAD – Europe’s largest Postcapitalist land occupation. Part 2 January 18, 2013

Battle lines drawn over new airport for Nantes BBC News 27 November 2012

French airport protesters seek safety in the trees The Guardian Dec 10th 2012

Protest in Nantes turns violent as new airport plans get the go-ahead The Telegraph 23 Feb 2014

Nantes airport: thousand-strong protest over farmer eviction court hearings The Guardian Jan 14th 2016

Notre-Dame-des-Landes (France): Defend the ZAD – a call for international solidarity October 8th-9th, 2016

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west Washington Post January 17

The ZAD: an autonomous zone in the heart of France January 26, 2017 Roar

End of la ZAD? France’s ‘utopian’ anti-airport community faces bitter last stand The Guardian 28 Dec 2017

Notre-Dame-des-Landes (France): Letter to the local committees, the supporters of this movement, and to all those who recognize themselves in the movement against the airport and its world– January 19th, 2018

Zad for ever Dispatches from the Liberated Territory Against an Airport & its World

La ZAD: Another End of the World Is Possible—Learning from 50 Years of Struggle at Notre-Dame-des-Landes.”

One but Many Movements Two Translations from the ZAD on Isolation, Division, and Pacification


When the trees shake 2012 Documentary about the forest occupation on la ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes (France)

Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart: The ZAD” July-august 2017 Olive Ressler



A self-managed and autonomous website stemming from the anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist and anti-repression resistance within the struggle and land occupation at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, in fRance, organised by (you?) those who want to participate and feed or translate content to this website together with the militants organized locally or from other places of struggle . It allows a more accessible communication tool than the « official » websites like the one of the occupation against the project of an airport and its world The website is open to comrades involved in emancipatory struggles, liberating areas to defend: streets, neighbourhoods, squats, forests, farmland, wetland or wild-land. For those who want to broadcast messages, analyses, events, call-outs, drawings, images, videos, documents, etc. Exchanging, organising and communicating in a more autonomous, self-managed, secure and solidary way. For those who oppose to and struggles against the imposed kyriarchy. This website is a communication, archiving and organising tool and platform that helps militants to resist and subvert the world of control and surveillance frameworks, that helps protect militants against its brainwashing social networks and engineering trough censorship and its manipulative mainstream media or advertising. This self-managed broadcasting tool also allows us to easily centralize relevant information and translations in any other language, and (should) help us explore horizontal decentralised decision-making in our movements, struggles and collective places.

Zone A Défendre English pages

Website of the ZAD occupation