Saturday, 8 December 2018: Julien Coupat preemptively arrested
a preparatory act …
successive laws has constructed a system
of emergency powers which renews the lois scélérates
the charge of “criminal conspiracy
to commit a terrorist act”
it takes only two people to constitute a
“terrorist group” and it takes only a preparatory
act for the infraction to be so defined.
This preparatory act is not specified
relation—even tenuous or remote, even
love or friendship—with any of the
opposed to common law which criminalizes the acts,
the antiterrorist approach
implicated in a terrorist activity without having to
establish a link between this activity and
books to become an incriminating factor, because they
are said to constitute evidence of opinions;
terrorist for the police to receive
investigative powers: search-warrant
48 hours in common law to 96 hours, even 144 in
antiterrorist proceedings. The
awaiting potential trial the presumed innocent might
spend as many as four years
with the intelligence service. Juryless Assize Courts
were equally to be
parallel system is thus empowered with examining magistrates,
that antiterrorism is now a technique of government, a
mode for managing populations.
contaminates the common law: the antiterrrorist
legislation served as a model
generalizing the notion of the “organized gang,” expanding the
powers of the investigative bureaus.
It would be illusory to the demand that this procedural regime be applied in
manners less broad or less: it is designed to be
applied precisely as it is.
AN ASSOCIATION WHEREIN THE FREE DEVELOPMENT
OF EACH IS THE CONDITION FOR THE FREE
DEVELOPMENT OF ALL
ELEVEN NOVEMBER 2008
That night the wind was blowing above the ferns. The
sky had fallen like a metal shutter.
The scene was almost invisible and mute. One could
… knocking over, bit by bit, all the obstacles
… making each sentence into a fire stand
“the folly of an order”
On eleven November at 5 a.m. the police cross Toy-Viam with dogs.
The five access roads to the village of Tarnac are blocked.
The village is sealed.
A helicopter surveys the zone.
60 from the sdat (sous-direction de l’antiterrorisme)
50 from the dcri ( direction centrale du renseignement intérieur)
40 from the police judiciare in Limoges
The house searches begin.
neither weapons, nor explosives, nor incendiary bombs, nor steel rein-
forcement bars, nor metal hooks.
Stretches of ferns, hedges of ferns, banks and beds of ferns.
A mask with fixed eyes gulps down the head of a bird.
Three men and two women are arrested, placed under
police custody and transferred to Levallois.
One of them is imprisoned Charged with Indicted for
no material evidence fact or proof
for criminal conspiracy for in relation
in the forest
(someone will answer that there is only continual forest, night and
of terror under high trees under wood under cover
one or several cabins and electrical sabotage a
He will be remanded into custody.
far from the river.
After his [three three three] demands to be released are rejected
in February the fourth month
in April the sixth month
but with no police record
no material evidence no implement
no dna trace no blood no salvia
no trace nor prints Thousands
“the sudden awareness of the constant insurrection of
the grass revives us”
“the flatness of the meadow having first of all
been said the sudden awakening to the constant
insurrection of the grass revives us”
A revolutionary movement does not spread by
contamination But by resonance Something that constitutes itself here Resonates
with the shock wave given off by something that constituted
itself elsewhere The body that resonates does so in
its own way An insurrection is not like the
propagation of the plague or a forest fire a linear
process spreading little by little from a
spark But rather this It becomes embodied in a
MUSICAL way and whose focal points Dispersed
time and space manage To impose the
rhythm of their VIBRATION To get ever more dense
to the point where one can no longer desire to turn back
Jean-Marie Gleize | Tarnac
Kenning Editions 2014
edited by Joshua Clover
translated by Joshua Clover, Abigail Lang, and Bonny Roy