During the night of November 22 to 23, the rail line of the industrial port of Matane was sabotaged. After the blockades of the last few days, this action reveals another form of action, the disabling of infrastructures.
A communiqué was transferred in which “friends of the lower river” explained their approach and their precautions:
We have sabotaged the railroad line of the industrial port of Matane. The port of Matane is one of the largest in Eastern Quebec. We melted a section of the rails with thermite*. To make sure that no train would derail we tied the two rails together with copper wire so that the alarm signal would go to CN. We took care to block the rails a few hundred meters further on each side to add a layer of security. Fluorescent ropes were even added. This action is in response to the call from the Wet’suwet’en. We will no longer tolerate the colonial violence of expropriation. Hands off Yintah and all sovereign indigenous territories right now.
If this continues, we will increase the pressure. With this statement, we invite everyone to gather, discuss and develop plans for struggle. Whether it’s banners hanging everywhere, demonstrations, blockades, public discussions, sabotage; conspire.
From Yintah to Appalachia, shutdown Canada!
For those of you who would like to answer the Wet’suwet’en call while diversifying the means of action, you can find here: 16 easy ways to block a railroad – From the anti-nuclear movement to decolonial struggles. (in French)
On the night of… direct action against CIGEO [The Industrial Centre for Geological Disposal, is a deep geological disposal facility for radioactive waste to be built in France.]
At the beginning of June, the trial for criminal association against 7 persons took place in Bar-le-Duc. A trial against the opponents of the nuclear waste burial project in Bure, in the Meuse department. For the State, the stakes are clear: to try to crush, at any price, any resistance to the Bure nuclear waste dump project, one of the missing links in the French and European nuclear chain.
Sold as clean energy, nuclear energy is the opposite. From the extraction of uranium to the burial of waste, everything is a social and ecological disaster. Like what the “digital everything” society promises us. It will force us to an ever-increasing production of electrical energy, a demand that will increase in the future and that will have to go through nuclear power. The geopolitical bet of the digital reminds us of the one that was waged for the nuclear: no matter the massive rejection that lies ahead, the damages or the risks, the State has launched itself in its absurd race.
So, when Andra [the national entity for radioactive waste management; Ndtr.] wants to impose itself on a territory, all public officials are involved, to silence opposition to its productivist race: land exchanges, sale of forests, subsidies of thousands of euros to the departments of Meuse and Haute-Marne. Continue reading “France: Claim of vandalism against nuclear-related infrastructures”