New electric car charging station burned down on boulevard de Suisse, in Toulouse, this Thursday, November 10.
Energy is their future. Fossil or renewable, and especially nuclear, imported or not, production is always increasing, defining our needs and ruining lives.
The French state wants to stay in the race of energy markets. The restructuring of the car fleet is one of them, with the announced plan for 2030 of 2 million electric cars; this means new lithium mines, whole fields of photovoltaic panels and windmills, cities closed to all those who cannot afford to buy the new Zoe or a Tesla. If the planned goal of 100,000 electric charging stations has not been reached this year, it may be because this future is only of interest to car shareholders and a few hypertechnology enthusiasts. Since this summer, several recently installed charging stations have been destroyed in Toulouse, one of the test cities of the LEZ (low emission zone subject to the crit’air sticker). We participated in this resistance. The LEZ is an ecological decoy and a social injustice. Because we do not see a transition but an accumulation of energy resources whose exploitation conditions the survival of this shitty system. We see with joy that a resistance is also unfolding everywhere in many ways, and more broadly against the industries that pump all the energy.
Leftovers of the municipal police car
Thouars (Deux-Sèvres) : Municipal police targeted 10/10/2022 https://sansnom.noblogs.org/archives/13868
Municipal police targeted in Thouars
Courrier de l’ouest/La Nlle République (newspaper), 10 octobre 2022
It was 6.30am, this 10 october monday, in Thouars city hall backyard (department Deux Sèvres), when a maintenance worker heard crackin noises. And noticed someone escaping. In the night, he saw flames devouring a vehicle. Firepeople quickly intervene : 31 firepeople are engaged and a fire hose is used. The calcined corpse is the one of the second intervention vehicle from municipal police.
This monday morning, the staff of the town hall is appalled. Firepeople limited the spread of flames to the wood parts of a reprography office, located in an annex building of Thouars town hall. A computer has also been damaged and the office will be unusable for some times. Upper floor windows, which is the temporary local of the municipal police, are also heavily damaged. The investigation was taken by the national police.
Continue reading “France: Multiple direct actions across the country”
Originally published : 24/09/2022
On the night of the 23rd to the 24th september, in Toulouse, Frédéric Mistral alley, 2 LCL banks have been painted and attacked with hammer hits. Austerity, misery and inflation don’t fall from the sky.
Some take everything, and leave their crumbs. In echo to the calls to stop paying*, to burn our bills, to the 29th september demos** and those to come, let’s also take the night.
Against end of the month anguish, some hits in the face of the war profiteers.
Against the end of the world anguish, some hits in the face of those financing it.
We know it’s not mad, mad, mad to make bang, bang, bang on banks windows.
But when prices rise, windows fall, and it’s already something. Strike is coming, may it comes with fracas.
And a solidarity salute to Boris***
CCA (confédération des copaings d’avant)
**Interprofessional strike and demo called by big french syndicate against inflation and pension reform
Fanzine and review of the documentary on CLODO (Committee for the Liquidation or Destruction of Computers)
A documentary delves into the mystery surrounding a group of anonymous activists who carried out a series of arson attacks in Toulouse in the 1980s.
In the 1980s, the French city of Toulouse was home to a number of companies that used computers to further the aims of France’s police and military-industrial complex. These companies, such as Sperry Univac – a major U.S. equipment and electronics company – were among the first to create digital surveillance systems and manufactured products that would make warfare easier for the state by improving the accuracy of missiles.
In addition to housing these private military companies, Toulouse was also home to a milieu of radicals, including Spanish anti-fascists fleeing Franco; Action Directe guerrillas; and a new left forged in the aftershocks of May 1968, when students and workers staged a series of strikes that rejected the authority of the ruling Gaullist party and the orthodox Marxism of the French Communist Party.
It was in this context that an activist group called the Committee for the Liquidation Or Destruction of Computers (CLODO) emerged, which carried out several arson attacks against computers of military technology companies in Toulouse during the 1980s. Not much is known about CLODO. It disappeared completely after committing some six successful and two unsuccessful attacks against technology companies, leaving satirical communiqués as the only proof of its existence.
An introduction to the translation of one of its communiqués suggests that the group may have emerged from a citywide coalition to prevent the construction of the Golfech nuclear plant on the local Garonne River. In 1981, when this movement reached a stalemate, some participants resorted to an intensive campaign of sabotage. CLODO, who claimed to be computer workers, may have taken this sabotage impulse and applied it to computers, which in their view were “the preferred tool of the rulers. They are used to exploit, file, control and repress”. Continue reading “CLODO (…when matches were the “off” button)”
On the night of January 11 to 12, a 5G relay antenna was sabotaged in Toulouse in the Septs-Deniers district.
That week, three strikes followed one another: hospital and medical-social, garbage collectors, education. No sector will be spared by austerity. We wanted to participate in the convergence of struggles, by touching where control and the new economy converge: the digital.
The fire was set by a Toulouse Metropole truck, which spread to two cars 1m apart and which, given the extent of the fire, licked the facade of the building next door which was 2m away.
The other two cars, nor the building were targeted (although I will not regret the disappearance of two oil-powered cars).
The fire is not controllable once launched, be careful with the houses which would be close to targets.
During the night of November 17 to 18 in Toulouse North district, 4 vans of a fiber optic installation company, burned.
The COP26 has just come to an end and the media debate is focused on the choice of a source of energy capable of making France sovereign and not appearing crude in terms of pollution. In this apocalyptic landscape, the expansion of broadband internet is at its peak and already announces a society where the state will need more and more energy to dematerialize the whole economy via internet. That’s why we tried to block the way to a company that installs fiber optics in businesses by setting their vehicles on fire.
Solidarity with the evicted!
In this season of evictions, the Toulouse night of this Monday, was seen even more starry after the blow of hammer breaker carried on that of a bailiff’s office, and of a real estate agency which lacks pot, being next to it.
Solidarity with the evicted!
Long live the squat! Long live the night! Long live vandalism!