Aug 14th, 2013
Due to our involvement with other projects, your friendly Root Force bloggers have been taking a small break this month. Our posting will probably continue to be sporadic for the next couple of weeks before we’re back to our regular posting volume.
To tide you over, here’s a call to action from across the ocean, where a fight is gearing up against “very high tension power lines,” also known as an electric superhighway: power lines designed to transport large amounts of power over long distances, to enable the expansion of so-called “clean” (but we know better) energy sources like nuclear, wind and solar.
From Contra Info:
Girona, Spain: Call for a camping against the M.A.T. very high tension power line
ACTIVE RESISTANCE CAMP IN DEFENSE OF THE LAND
AGAINST THE M.A.T. AND THE WORLD WHICH NEEDS IT
WHAT IS THE M.A.T.?
The very high tension power line (M.A.T.) is an electric motorway which transports at least 400,000 volts. It is being constructed in order to connect European States to each other and also Europe with Africa. It is necessary in order to sell and distribute excess energy produced by nuclear power plants and the so-called alternative sources of energy. At the same time, it is the network which capitalism needs in order to supply the electricity necessary for other projects and infrastructures of death and destruction, such as high-speed railway lines (TAV). Those responsible for all this are always the same ones and the construction companies in question are directly involved in other projects which are destroying lands around the world; companies like Vinci standing out in Europe and Endesa in South America.
WHY THIS CAMP?
So that the last decisive section for the connection between France and Catalonia can not be constructed. So that the energy coming from 6 French nuclear power plants does not cross this land or any other. So as to treat the struggle against the M.A.T. as a starting point for questioning our way of living, which is mainly imposed by the domination of Progress. So as to create on the affected land a space for meeting, information, agitation and action.
WHY HERE AND WHY NOW?
After more than 10 years of struggle, we are at a decisive moment. In September expropriations are expected to begin, directed against owners who have refused to sign the sale of land needed for the construction of the M.A.T.’s last pylons in Girona.
It is because of all of this that we are inviting you to participate actively in the camp, in order to share, struggle and resist in a self-run space, without leaders and representatives. We want to create moments of exchange and connection between various struggles, because the M.A.T. affects us all and is not an isolated struggle.
AGAINST PROGRESS, ITS INFRASTRUCTURES AND ITS DEFENDERS:
LET’S TAKE OUR LIVES BACK!
SEE YOU ON THE 23rd OF AUGUST, 2013 ON THE LANDS AROUND GIRONA
Bring everything that you need for camping.
More information and updates: Torres más altas han caído
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