Decades ago, there was a local campaign of resistance against the construction of a second airport near the city of Nantes, in western France. This resistance culminated in the establishment of a self-organized autonomous zone, known as the ZAD. Over 40,000 people take part in creative acts of disobedience to defend this zone.
In this two-part film, by Roland Denning and Kyp Kiprianou for Dartmouth Films, looks to the origins of the movement and asks what it can teach activists across the globe.
Your campus needn’t be a hotbed of communist activity for you to be armed with the proper theory this school year. Prepare to debate your professors and peers with Verso’s Political Theory 101 syllabus.