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Posts Tagged ‘Airport’

Report of actions against New Yogyakarta International Airport (Indonesia)

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

From Indonesian Counter-Information (Click for photos):

29-8-2017

From 08.00 this morning, Communities who joined in refusal (PWPP or Community Against Eviction – Kulon Progo) of the new airport development began gathering near heavy equipment located on the border of Glagah-Palian in order to block the equipment that will destroy the coastal areas. Fish farmers also participated to confront the heavy equipment that will destroy their ponds. At around 10.00am, approximately 500 police moved the people who were occupying the heavy equipment. The community was forced to retreat. The eviction and destruction of community land with heavy machinery continued from 11.00am. (more…)

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Report Against ‘New Yogyakarta International Airport’ in Kulon Progo (Indonesia)

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Since 8 August last week, particularly in Macanan Glagah area and 10 August heavy machinery were already operating within the compromised area (the area in which some community of peasants already sold their land and compromised with the project, although their relocation is still unsure) for the development of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA). Despite community and peasant resistance against NYIA, the government and PT Angkasapura, cooperating with this large company from India as the airport major investor: GVK corporation. We urge comrades in India to communicate with us and build international solidarity..

Mainstream coverage of past struggle against NYIA in English:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/31/islands-focus-hunger-strike-over-kulon-progo-airport-continues.html

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/21/kulon-progo-airport-development-violates-human-rights-komnas-ham.html

Grassroot and independent media coverage (Indonesia)
:

http://selamatkanbumi.com

Facebook: Jogja Darurat Agraria

Note: The struggle against NYIA is connected to the previous struggle of peasants in Kulon Progo against iron mining in which they won the struggle, not through legal means but through community grassroot struggle (riots, arrests, and massive international solidarity makes it difficult for the project to continue) that goes beyond the language of the state. But the development of NYIA can change the past victory and reinstate the power of capital through continuous development of megaprojects which means that the peasants surrounding area will be threatened by these continual development.

Profiles of national and multinational corporations responsible for NYIA:

Indian company:

http://www.gvk.com/

Angkasapura Profile:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angkasa_Pura

Article about the corporation and their collaboration (mainstream coverage)

https://article.wn.com/view-lemonde/2016/02/16/GVK_India_to_Invest_US500_Million_in_The_Development_of_Kulo/

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Heathrow 13 found guilty of aggravated trespass and unauthorized access to airport (UK)

Friday, January 29th, 2016

25 January 2016

The Heathrow 13 were today found guilty at Willesden Magistrates’ Court of
aggravated trespass and being in an unauthorised area of Heathrow Airport in summer
2015. Sentencing has been adjourned until Wednesday, 24th February and the
defendants bailed until then.

The defendants were taking direct action against the ongoing effect of emissions at
Heathrow Airport and occupied the airport’s north runway on 13 July 2015 causing up
to 25 flights to be cancelled.

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Notre-Dame-des-Landes (France): Call for decentralised action for the first anniversary of ZAD evictions

Monday, October 14th, 2013

19 October 2013: Protest anniversary of evictions.

We got sent this link to check out solidarity call for the anti-airport struggle

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