NDDL: seven days before the end of a new deadline, zadistes remain inflexible

"It's not a hand, it's a stick that is handed to us": one week before the expiry of the new deadline given to the occupants of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes for to regularize, the Zadists remained inflexible, always favoring the collective way.

The week promises decisive yet: the illegal occupants of this territory of 1.650 hectares must declare their agricultural projects by next Monday and thus to initiate a process of regularization ".

Otherwise," at the end of this time all that needs to be evacuated will be evacuated, "head of state Emmanuel Macron assailed Sunday evening.

" Time is running out ", said the prefect of the Pays de la Loire, Nicole Klein. She told AFP that she had suggested to the delegation of the opponents of the former airport project to "come to see her" in the week, an invitation that had remained unanswered.

A meeting was held going on in the afternoon on the ZAD to try to clear a common position to this request for appointments, according to several occupants.

"We are discussing it on the territory, but in any case the context does not lend itself to it," explains one of them, using the generic name "Camille".

Presented by the authorities as a "tense hand", this additional delay is perceived on the site as "a stick", while gendarmerie operations continued for the eighth day in a row.

"With this ultimatum in the police presence, we are still not in a situation of negotiation, but in an injunction position," laments Marcel Thébault, a "historic" farmer, installed since 1999 in the west of the ZAD.

– "Exit Door" –

"You can not decently negotiate with a weapon on the temple, with a military occupation.This is not a framework for negotiations," insists Camille.

"I wake up every morning with grenades around the caravan and we are in a climate that is not at all serene to find an exit door that would be suitable for both parties," adds Lucas, installed as a brewer at the locality "Les Fosses noires", at the heart of the clashes with the police for a week.

On the ZAD, the young man is an exception: he is one of the few zadistes to have declared his agricultural activity to the agricultural social mutuality (MSA), before the abandonment of the airport project. However, he rejects the requests for individual adjustments.

It is not a matter of declaring an individual precarious lease, according to the prefect Nicole Klein, but of filling out a simplified form proving "the good will to enter into the rules of law". This declaration of intent must include the identity of the project leader, an address, a telephone number, any diplomas or professional experience, as well as a brief presentation of the project and the parcels concerned, according to a copy received by the AFP.

"We remain open to negotiations, but what the prefect is proposing is just a re-make-up of proposals already made: we have not done it, we have done it, by sending a proposal for a collective agreement, but she swept it away with the back of her hand ", regrets Lucas.

"All the activities here are interdependent, which is why we are asking for a collective project and if this request is not received it is a complete incomprehension on the part of the State of this what is this territory ", abounds" Camille ".

For the Cédpa, a group of politicians opposed to the former airport project, who "withdrew" from the inter-component delegation, the authorities' additional delay is "a reasonable outcome" to " the gear of violence put in place for a week. "

" By April 23, some are able to sign a piece of paper saying my name is + Machin +.It's very simple. doing so would be a waste, "said Françoise Verchère, co-chair of the Cédpa.

The Acipa, a historical association of opponents of the airport, judges for its part this additional delay "too short, in the current climate" and invites a return of the dialogue between the prefecture and the occupants.

NDDL: Zadists have a new 10-day deadline to regularize

The occupants of the ZAD Notre-Dame-des-Landes were called Friday to regularize their situation before April 23, a few hours after the launch of a punch operation to clear a departmental road. [19659002ThedayaftertheannouncementofanendtoevictionoperationstheprefectofthePaysdelaLoirereachedouttothezadistsincludingtheexpelledinvitingthemtodeclaretheirplansby23Apriltostarta"regularizationprocess"

"They are simply asked at this stage to declare their name, to declare the agricultural project they wish to develop and to specify the parcels on which they wish to implement it so that the state (…) can instruct these requests, "she said emphasizing that" collective projects do not prevent individual projects. "

The prefect announced that she would receive a delegation of occupants "as quickly as possible In the meantime, the gendarmes will remain on the spot for three weeks to a month with the triple objective of clearing the plots, guaranteeing freedom of movement on the D281 and D81 and preventing any illegal reoccupation. she stated.

"We will stay there for the time it will take, with the forces that will be needed.In contrast, there will be more expulsion," said in the morning the General Richard Lizurey, Director General of the gendarmerie.

-Barricades reconstruites-

 Scuffles took place on April 13, 2018 on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (AFP - Fred Tanneau)

Scuffles took place on April 13, 2018 on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (AFP – Fred Tanneau)

The prefect then said that clashes were going on everywhere in the area where sounded pomegranate shots without interruption

A gunsmith operation first concentrated on the D81, one of the two main north-south roads crossing the ZAD, surmounted by barricades reinforced the day before by hundreds of zadistes and inflamed Friday morning. It is on this axis, at the crossroads of La Saulce, that an ambush took place on Thursday, according to the gendarmes, making 10 wounded in their ranks, ambush that the Zadists have contested in a statement.

Tanks were positioned at the crossroads of La Saulce and on Suez Road, which leads to the D281, ex-"route des chicanes". By withdrawing from this road at around 11:00 am, the gendarmes carried out heavy grenades. The barricades on the D81 were inflamed, tires and debris were burning, and a charred van was lying in a ditch.

In the middle of the morning the situation was confused and several clashes took place everywhere on the site. Opponents have managed to climb barricades, including a 1.50 m high between Saulce and Rolandière, according to an AFP journalist.

These clashes sometimes gave rise to unusual scenes such as these zadistes capped with round hats flocked "vive la Bretagne" dance in front of the gendarmes. A young woman, long hair, boots and trellis shouts in their direction: "Stop the violence, stop the war, we want peace, that's why we're here, you prevent us from living! Terrorists do not look like terrorists? "

In the late morning no policemen were visible on the D81 where calm had returned, noted an AFP journalist.

"The axes must be returned to the free movement.There will be patrols day and night.The axes will not be abandoned", assured the AFP the gendarmerie.

The operation of Expulsion of those who have not filed any individual agricultural project with the prefecture since January began Monday, with 2,500 gendarmes, bailiffs and construction equipment, and 29 squats were destroyed in three days.

According to General Lizurey, around 250 opponents were present in the area earlier this week. But "last night we had 700 people in front of us, including extremely violent people, the ultra-left, some + black blocks + are present here.The only goal is to break, to break the police, to to injure, to attack, to vandalise, "he regretted.

The gendarmes also launched a judicial police operation at a place called" La Grée "where elements" useful to the investigation "have seized, according to the parquet of Rennes. The search was to gather evidence in the context of the rocket fire that occurred three days ago against a gendarmerie helicopter.

Four people were arrested Friday: one for participation in a gathering, one for violence on police officer and two for outrage and rebellion, according to a source close to the file.

On January 17, when he put an end to the airport project in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, the Prime Minister Édouard Philippe had promised to eradicate this "zone of lawlessness."

NDDL: Philippe and Collomb at the bedside of gendarmes, new deadline for the occupants

Édouard Philippe and Gérard Collomb arrived Friday afternoon for a surprise visit to the gendarmes near Notre-Dame-des-Landes where the illegal occupants were called to regularize their situation before April 23, a few hours later the launch of a gunshot operation of the gendarmes in the morning

The Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior arrived shortly after 16:30 at the command post of the gendarmerie in Saint-Étienne-de-Montluc, at the south of the Zad, to "take stock of the evacuation operations that have taken place since Monday and greet the staff who were engaged" in this action, said Matignon.

Friday morning, the day after the announcement the end of deportation operations, the prefect of the Pays de la Loire Nicole Klein has reached out to the zadistes, including the expelled, inviting them to declare their plans by April 23 to initiate a "process of regulation

"They are simply asked at this stage to declare their name, to declare the agricultural project they wish to develop and to specify the parcels on which they wish to implement it so that the State (. ..) can instruct these requests, "said Nicole Klein emphasizing that" collective projects do not prevent individual projects. "

The prefect announced that she would receive a delegation of occupants" as soon as possible "

"What we are certain is that it will not be possible to think serenely as long as the Zad is targeted by this type of police actions," responded the Zadists in a statement.

Meanwhile the gendarmes will stay three weeks to a month with a triple objective: clear the plots, guarantee the free movement on the D281 and the D81 and prevent any illegal reoccupation, said the prefect.

The device urera "the time it will take, with the forces that will be needed. On the other hand, there will be no more expulsion, "said General Richard Lizurey, general director of the gendarmerie, in the morning.

-Bricharges reconstructed-

The morning of Friday was marked by new clashes on the Zad at dawn, with continuous pounding of grenades.

A gendarmerie operation was concentrated on the D81, one of the two main north-south roads crossing the ZAD , surmounted by fiery barricades Friday morning.It is on this axis that an ambush took place Thursday, according to the gendarmes, making 10 wounded in their ranks.

The gendarmes finally retired at the end of the morning. then returned and opponents have managed to go up several barricades on the D81, AFP found.

"The fight that some led is successful," said Friday at noon on RTL the Minister of ecological transition Nicolas Hulot in reference the abandonment of the airport project in January, "from there, it is necessary to calm down, to return in the right way and not to mix postures".

"I have only one message: We must know how to stop a fight that we won, "he reacted to AFP Friday afternoon.

The operation of expulsion of illegal occupants of the Zad began Monday, with 2,500 gendarmes, ushers and construction equipment, and 29 squats were destroyed in three days.

According to General Lizurey, about 250 opponents were present on the area earlier this week. But "last night we had 700 people in front of us, including extremely violent people, the ultra-left, some + black blocks + are present here.The only goal is to break, to break the police, to to hurt, to attack, to vandalize, "he regretted.

A total of four people were arrested Friday morning for participation in a gathering, violence on a police officer (with a hammer) or contempt and rebellion, according to the court of appeal of Rennes, specifying that another demonstrator arrested Thursday for possession of explosive device is still in custody.

Moreover, the court of emergency of Nantes rejected Friday the request for an occupier of the Zad who challenged the legality of his expulsion from the locality "Les 100 noms."

On January 17, when he put an end to the airport project at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Édouard Philippe had promised to eradicate this "zone of lawlessness."

US, Russia face deadline for Nuclear Arsenal Reduction

The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as the New START, came into effect on February 5, 2011, after being signed by the then American president, Barack Obama, and then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, in Prague on April 8, 2010. [19659002] This 5th of February also marks a deadline for both parties to comply with the restrictions in the treaty on strategic weapons, including nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles held.

State Department spokesman Heather Nauert stated there was news both of this

"The United States has fulfilled the principal limits of the New START treaty in August 2017. We estimate that now Russia has also made progress towards meeting those boundaries. We have no reason to believe that the Russian government will not meet those restrictions, "Nauert said.

Under the bilateral agreement, the parties will exchange information twice a year regarding the number of warheads and their launch vehicle, and will be allowed to conduct field inspections to verify the compliance of others.

In the evening release of the evening (9/9/2) night, the US State Department said both sides will exchange data on their own nuclear arsenal within a month, as has been done in these seven years according to the agreement.

Under the agreement, America and Russia may not have more than 1,550 nuclear warheads. Other restrictions also apply to the possession of both intercontinental and intercontinental ballistic missiles, bombers and ballistic missiles launched from submarines.

Experts say the ability to send active military members to the field to carry out such inspections helps build mutual feelings believe

"This limits the incentive to try to cheat, and it also gives each party a chance to meet each other and to actually build relationships based on verification of compliance with agreements agreed upon by all parties," said Olga Oliker, study of the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington DC

In his recent state address, President Donald Trump exposed his approach to nuclear weapons.

"We must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully we never use it, but make it so strong ak an prevents any act of aggression. Maybe one day in the future there will be a magical moment where the countries of the world will get together to get rid of their nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, we have not gotten there yet, "said Trump President.

Experts say despite the good relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two sides differed on a number of issues.

" I think the United States and Russia are different opinions on many great things and have some totally different interests. This means we increasingly have to work to ensure that this difference of opinion does not increase and that if the difference worsens, we do not do anything that destroys the world, "Olga Oliker said.

Oliker said the New START agreement is vital to global security because America and Russia has about 95 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. [uh/ab]