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  • Occupied Urban Gardens Grow Community, Stunt French Gentrification

    November 21, 2018
    Dijon, France – Over a hundred anti-capitalists have created a nine hectare free district with urban gardens and a free market as they prevent development plans from being constructed. The occupiers are seeking to preserve agricultural land and experiment in collective living while demonstrating horizontal…...
  • Deadline Days Away in the ZAD After Weekend of Defiant Rebuilding

    April 20, 2018
    Notre-Dam-Des-Landes (NDDL), France – As the deadline of April 23 looms with a threat of full ZAD-NDDL eviction by the police, Zadistes have submitted about forty agricultural and artisan projects to the French authorities. Two weeks after the start of the massive eviction attempt of…...
  • ZAD Gathers to Rebuild as More Police Attacks Loom

    April 15, 2018
    Notre-Dam-Des-Landes (NDDL), France – Barricades continue to go up around the ZAD-NDDL as the French state announced an end to eviction operations and attempts a new hand at negotiating agreements with the self-organized autonomous territory. We spoke with ‘Camille’, a Zadiste inside the ZAD-NDDL, for…...
  • A Report From the Frontlines of the ZAD-NDDL Eviction Attempt

    April 12, 2018
    Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL), France – Zadistes continue to hold onto about 70% of the ‘zone to defend’ (ZAD) into the fourth day of a massive eviction attempt despite many injuries by French state police crowd control weapons. On April 11th, 2018, Unicorn Riot journalists interviewed Zadiste…...
  • ZAD Battles Thousands of Police During Attempted Eviction of Autonomous Zone in France

    April 9, 2018
    Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL), France – The ZAD, or the autonomous “Zone to Defend”, is currently under siege by 2,500 riot police with armored vehicles and demolition machines. The militarized force of ‘gendarmes’ (national police who answer to liberal president Francois Macron) began their eviction operation on …...
  • Reports From Greece – 13 Part Series – 2017

    November 19, 2017
    During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia. We produced three…...
  • Greece: Networks of Resistance Pt. 1 – ZAD, Bure, Hambach Forest

    August 10, 2017
    Athens, Greece – In the summer of 2017, folks in Athens organized the Networks of Resistance: 1st European Local Struggles Conference to “create an open source platform” to expand upon and share the experiences, knowledge, and ideas that have arisen from organically created resistance encampments…...