imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

The torrefied pellet plant will not be built on the Limousin mountain!

by Friends of the Limousin forest Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at 2:19 PM

This is an invitation from the Limousine Mountain to all potential accomplices who oppose the industrial offensive currently taking place under the veil of an ‘ecological transition’...

To our dear Friends in struggle in Khimky, in Bure, in Iceland, in Notre Dame des Landes, in Białowieża, in Durham, in the the Cevennes Mountains, in the Mi'kmaq Territory, i amazonia, the woods of Charnie, in Cambo, in Salau, in the Susa valley, in Dompierre, in Roşia Montană, in Standing Rock, in Gueret, in Atenco, on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Chalkidiki, in Saint Victor, at the Lake Baikal, in Wallmapu (Mapuche-Territory), in Guayana, in Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, in Pyhäjoki, on the dunes of Trégor, in İstanbul, in Landivisiau, at the Hambacher Forst, in the Woods of Chambaran, at the Makwa Camp (Ojibwe Territories), in Loc Envel, in the K'iche Territory, on the shores of Kafue, in the Wendland, in the Niger Delta, in the Gran Chaco, in Merléac, in Norra Kärr Vättern, in the gardens of Lentillères, in the Treburer Woods, in Jabiluka (Mirarr Territory) – and everywhere people counter the industrial madness…



Hello

We write to you from the mountains of Limousine, somewhere in central France. Our region is being threatened with the construction of a torrefied biomass plant. This large-scale industrial project is being planned in the small rural towns of Bugeat and Viam, in the Corrèze region, an area that is a natural refuge with valleys, moors and forests.

The development plans are being lead by a venture capitalist*1 who stumbled upon a great opportunity to make a quick buck when he made friends with the president of the Corrèze city council*2, who is known for his ties with the agro-industrial lobbies. Despite numerous concerns and well-argued opposition to the plan, the public inquiry has announced its support for the project. This makes it clear that they intend to carry out their plans of development by force. Thus we have entered a new phase of our struggle and the time has come to call for your support.

The goal of this project is to introduce a new torrefaction method that was developed in the US. The product produced will be marketable as ‘renewable energy’ and it will be burned in French coal plants. In short, this is an obvious attempt at a ‘green washing’ campaign that seeks to save the same energy devouring system that has pushed us to the brink of collapse. The magnitude of the project and the astronomical quantities of raw plant material that it would transform into charcoal (including the roots of the felled trees) would quickly make a desert of our fragile mountain soils.

In recent decades, these soils have already suffered from the industrial exploitation of resinous wood plantations. Heavy machinery, systematic clear-cutting, rootstock removal, pesticides and heavy rains have all taken a huge toll on our environment. It is undeniable that this process of exploiting our natural resources is disastrous. The pellet plant would serve as a bonus for this suicidal logic.

The development of ‘biomass’ energy seeks to put the forest as a whole to work. This voracious beast is on the verge of attacking the plateau’s beautiful hardwood forests as well. These mixed forests regrew on the land in an unregulated manner after they were abandoned during the rural exodus. These lands are now being targeted by developers who want to control, calculate and profit from these wild regions.



For us, the struggle is about more than mere resource management or the preservation of our particular lifestyle. This is a fight to affirm a different way of relating to the world. We humans are but a small fraction of that world. Like many of you, we have decided to turn our back on our species'

frenetic race towards its own destruction. This fatal destiny of mankind is not ours. We choose to live as earthlings amongst a diversity of earthlings, and to defend that which makes life possible. It’s on behalf of nature itself and its violent impulses to defend itself (which we have only seen a small portion of) that we have made the decision to hinder anyone seeking to add to the general pillage.

The various struggles that you all have lead all over the globe in recent years have been a great inspiration for us. Today we would like to contribute to a necessary effort of coordinating on at least a European scale. There is much to share and to learn about facing off against these projects. Even though each project seems different, they are all expressions of the same old extractivist logic. A logic that tries so conceal itself by hiding behind the moral alibi of an ‘ecological transition.’ Let’s share our analysis, our stories, techniques and strategies, many of which were successful.

We invite you to come and visit us, to lend a hand if the need arises, or to express your support in any way possible. Whether it’s today, tomorrow, or in the weeks and months to come, we hope you will fight alongside us during this decisive and time and help us bury this project once and for all.

A big thank you to all. We hope to see you soon

Friends of the Limousin forest

amisdelaforet[at]riseup.net

*1 M. Gaudriot CEO of the enterprises CARBON’ ENGINEER BUGEAT-VIAM and SOMIVAL

*2 M. Coste, president of the Conseil Général de la Corrèze.

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy