Category Archive: blog

el Iuventa precintado por “extremismo humanitario”

Al día siguiente de negarse a firmar el Código de Conducta que el gobierno italiano quiere imponer a las  ONGs, el barco Iuventa de la organización Jugend Rettet, que desde julio 2016 ha salvado a 6.526 personas en 7 operaciones de rescate,  ha sido precintado en el puerto de Lampedusa. El fiscal acusa a la …

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Italia pone trabas a los rescates de migrantes

Desde el 2015, son cada vez más los barcos de ONGs que se dedican a rescatar migrantes en el Mediterráneo, sobretodo en el área contigua a aguas nacionales de Libia, donde el flujo de pateras se concentra más. Algunas organizaciones, las más afines a nosotros, son verdaderamente non gubernamentales, como las alemanas Sea Watch, Sea …

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Manu participera à La Longue Route 2018!

Notre ami Manu Wattecamps-Etienne vient d’annoncer sa participation à “La Longue Route 2018“. Il s’agit d’un tour du monde en solitaire sans escales et sans assistence, qui a été organizé par le navigateur Guy Bernardin, afin de commémorer Bernard Moitessier dans le cinquantenaire de la Golden Globe du 1968. Ce n’est pas une course, car …

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Molly

Émilien est notre copain suisse, qui navigue en solitaire sur son plan Caroff de 11m. Il en est déjà à son deuxième bateau en acier, et il a en actif un bon tour de l’Atlantique… On l’a connu au Canaries, où il cherche de travailler un peu comme skipper. Voilà son blog: www.voilier-molly.ch

rdv à Marseille le 8 juin

  Plus d’info sur http://www.sosmediterranee.fr/  

Henry Wakelam passed away

We are sad to relay that Henry Wakelam left this world on April 14th 2017. His health had gone downhill within the last year, since his wife Yannik passed away, pacefully, in their garden, on November 29th 2015. We have always been inspired by the early adventures of this famous sailor, a genius in re-floating …

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Zero: le voilier d’exploration associatif

ZERO est un magnifique voilier d’exploration en alu, avec des lignes qui rappellent les 60 pies IMOCA, et des aménagements simples et solides qui me font penser à un petit Tara.  Dessiné par l’architecte suisse Peter Gallinelli comme une version plus grande de son “integral 43”, ce bateau a été construit en 2009 pour satisfaire …

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Fukushima mon amour

El 11 de marzo harán 6 años desde la tremenda concatenación de terremoto y tsunami que devastó la planta nuclear de Fukushima Daiichi. Eso no significa que el desastre pasó hace 6 años, sino que empezó hace 6 años, y durará todavía varias décadas (se calcula que el desmantelamiento de la central tomará entre 30 …

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WE HAVE BEEN HACKED!

On January 2017 someone broke in to our wordpress webpage and destroyed our last post. Why would someone want to hack our page? It really makes no sense to us. As soon as we noticed this absurd intrusion, thanks to a follower who warned us, we called our buddy Kevin, who immediately restored our last …

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Notre première publication

On vient de se lancer dans la publication d’un récit d’aventures de mer, Le vent l’emportera, écrit par Manu Wattecamps. On en a imprimé 500 exemplaires (un peu audacieux, comme debout, mais chez nous on pense toujours en grand!!). Pour l’occasion, on a improvisé une maison d’édition, ou plutôt un “bateau d’édition”: L’Alliance Éditions Pirates. …

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Chasing Bubbles

In September 2016 was finally released “Chasing Bubbles”, the documentary made out of the amazing footage Alex Rust made during his circumnavigation aboard Bubbles (February 2010/ July 2012). The documentary, fully available on youtube to stream or free download, it’s technically very well done, and as fast and astonishing as Alex is. It has been …

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LOuNaPo

Last week, thanks to the recla-mar network, we met a bunch of french sailors who are participating in a very interesting project… Two years ago, a collective of 10 activists/sailors purchased the Albatros II, a 40ft sloop built in the sixties out of plywood and polyester resin. The boat has been used to support many …

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Viaje de estreno!

La primera semana de septiembre hicimos unas salidas de pruebas y muchos preparativos para el gran estreno de L’Alliance. Nuestro amigo Romain vino desde Francia a tensar correctamente las jarcias y arreglar nuestro enrollador del genova, así que por fin nuestro palo mayor pudo lucir su forma correcta y todas las velas pudieron ser utilizadas …

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Primeras pruebas de navegación!

El 19 de agosto, tras una semana entera dedicada exclusivamente a los trabajos de substitución del motor (de dos motores tuvimos que hacer uno) hemos salido al mar para comprobar el resultado de nuestros esfuerzos como mecánicos navales, y de paso izar también las velas, por primera vez desde que compramos el barco, hace 5 …

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Goudis visite L’Alliance

Fin juillet 2016, L’Alliance est presque prête à partir: il ne reste que quelques petits détails comme changer le moteur, renouveler l’accastillage de pont, etcetera (!!)… Mais les aménagements intérieurs sont désormais faits, autant que l’électricité, les systèmes d’eau (douche, éviers, toilettes) et bonne partie de l’électronique de bord. Le bateau ressemble maintenant à un …

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entrevista con Manu Wattecamps

Manu Wattecamps-Etienne es un auténtico vagabundo de los mares. Inspirado por el viaje del Damien y las aventuras de Moitessier, navega en solitario desde los 19 años, cuando llega a comprar su primer barco, un Super Challenger que bautiza “Chimère”.  Pero es a bordo de su segunda “quimera”, un Glénans 33, que el joven bretón …

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Jornadas de presentación de recla-mar.org

Los días 12 y 13 de diciembre 2015, la Cofradía de Navegantes Anarquistas (www.recla-mar.org) organizó su primera iniciativa pública, unas jornadas de presentación en Barcelona… El evento se articuló en dos jornadas, una de charlas y proyecciones de documentales en el Dinamo Espai, y la otra de talleres prácticos y salidas en velero. La iniciativa …

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Entrevue avec Manu Wattecamps

Manu Wattecamps-Etienne est un authentique vagabond des mers. Inspiré par le voyage du Damien et les aventures de Moitessier, il navigue en solo depuis l’âge de 19 ans, quand il arriva à s’acheter son premier bateau, un Super Challenger qu’il nomma “Chimère”.  Mais c’est à bord de sa deuxième Chimère, un Glénans 33, que le …

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(Art)activists place the first rescue platform in the Med

The group of art activists Zentrum für Politische Schönheit (Center for Political Beauty) placed this October 3 their first rescue platform, dubbed Aylan 1. This platform is moored in one of the escape routes used by refugees. Aylan 1 is equipped with position light, a solar panel, food, radio and moorings. As they explain on …

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Llega a la tercera edición el DIY boat meeting

Después del mítico encuentro de veleros anarquistas en Río Dulce, Guatemala (febrero 2012), se volvió a organizar lo mismo en febrero 2014, (a pesar de algún que otro problema logístico). Estos encuentros son verdaderos éxitos, la emocionante prueba de que se está creando una verdadera cultura anarco-marinera. La peña sale de estos meetings muy motivada,  …

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JUNE 8 – WORLD OCEAN DAY

Tara Expedition Press release Paris, June 8, 2015 Today, on World Oceans Day, the Ocean & Climate Platform is launching an international petition inviting people all over the world to protect the Ocean, the blue lung of our planet. Co-founded by Tara Expeditions, the Ocean and Climate Platform was born from an alliance of non-governmental …

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Oleg Naydenov, el buque de la muerte

El pesquero industrial Oleg Naydenov, propiedad de la compañía Feniks, de la ciudad de Murmansk, en el norte de Rusia, fue construido en Alemania en 1989. Desde entonces, nunca dejó de destruir ecosistemas marinos del mundo entero.  Después de que muchos fotógrafos independientes (como Christian Åslund, foto arriba) y varios avistamientos aéreos demostraran sus prácticas …

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Sailoog: la web de navegación electrónica libre

Aun que todavía no hayamos llegado a la fase de equipar L’Alliance con la electrónica de a bordo, hace mucho que escuchamos hablar de OpenCPM, y tenemos muy claro que utilizaremos un ordenador con Navigatrix para centralizar los datos NMEA y hacer el seguimiento de la navegación.  También habíamos escuchado con mucho interés los experimentos …

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Vagabundos del mar

Este post es la traducción de un artículo que escribí en inglés, en 2012, para la fanzine “anarco-velista” The current’s against us. También hay una versión en italiano. Al traducirlo al castellano aproveché para añadir un parrafo sobre Julio Villar, navegante solitario vasco.  Puesto que es un artículo bastante largo, lo comparto también en pdf …

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El Jipi y el Hornpipe Project

Dani y Susana son nuestros amigos de Port Ginesta: viven en una monada de barquito,  8 metros de eslora, llamado Jipi. También tienen un perro, de talla no indiferente: el mítico Leolo.   Es peña muy auténtica, anarco-veleristas de pura cepa! Después de muchos años de okupación, encontraron en la vida flotante una interesante alternativa: barata, …

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fundada cofradía libertaria

En enero 2015 una docena de marineros ácratas fundaron la primera cofradía de navegantes libertarios…  Inspirados por el Anarchist Yacht Clubb, quisieron crear una red análoga para piratas de habla hispana.  Su página web es www.recla-mar.org y de momento sólo se trata de una lista de correos a las que se puede suscribir la peña …

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Mektoub

Mektoub est le voilier de nos amis François (un vrai marin Breton), Fatiha (sa copine), et leur gamine Moana.  On a eu le plaisir de connaître cette sympathique famille en 2013, quand on s’est retrouvés voisins dans la zone technique de Gruissan.  Mais eux, ne traînent pas comme nous: vite fait ils ont changé leur moteur, l’hélice, …

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Documental culto sobre las orcas en cautiverio

No se lo pierdan: un documental que tiene la misma fuerza narrativa que un thriller o una novela negra… negro como la orca asesina, negro como el escandaloso business del cautiverio, y el mácabro espectáculo del entrenador y el animal prisionero… torrent file: subtítulos en español (añadir unos segundos de retraso para una correcta sincronización): …

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¿Quienes son los verdaderos piratas?

La editorial anarquista L’Insomniaque publicó hace poco una interesante investigación sobre el fenómeno de la piratería en Somalia. Se trata de una bien argumentada apología de los “piratas”, solos contra todas las potencias del mundo en su lucha para salir de la pobreza y defender sus aguas de los abusos criminales perpetrados por la industria …

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20 anni dal caso Ilaria Alpi

La casa editrice parigina L’Insomniaque ha pubblicato pochi mesi fa un interessantissimo volume sul fenomeno della pirateria in Somalia: Frères de la Côte (saggio in difesa dei pirati somali, nel mirino di tutte le potenze del mondo).  Analizzando le condizioni socio-economiche e il contesto geo-politico del corno d’Africa, la loro inchiesta inizia additando le due …

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Escala del Tara en Barna y mesa redonda sobre residuos plásticos

El jueves 23 de octubre fue una jornada muy intensa: por la mañana participé a la rueda de prensa a bordo del Tara, donde pude charlar con el capitán, Martin Hertau (foto arriba),  y con Romain Troublé, secretario general de Tara Expeditions (ver el post en mi blog).  Justo después conocí a Dani y Laura …

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Greenpeace vs prospecciones en Canarias

  El 14 de noviembre 2014, el buque de Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise empieza a presidiar el punto exacto (28º 33′ 34” N; 13º 11′ 36” W – frente a las costas de Lanzarote y Fuerteventura) donde el gobierno español ha autorizado a la Repsol a sacar petróleo.  Es el cúlmine mediático de una campaña vuelta …

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Life on a 28 Footer

These days, on L’Alliance, we are spending a considerable amount of time rebuilding the fridges, re-installing the hot/cold water circuits for the galley and the shower, the sea-water sink, the drinking water tanks and filters… and by night, before sleeping, we talk about D.I.Y. watermakers, and how to integrate a diesel generator on the fuel …

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Solidarité Pèche y Marionetes Nòmades

Hasta a un vegetariano le da rabia ver un barco de pesca perfectamente funcionante destruido por una escavadora… sin embargo es algo que pasa muy a menudo: la comisión €uropea establece que se destruyan los barcos de pesca en sobre número y se indemnicen los armadores. Y sobretodo prohíbe que a estas embarcaciones se les …

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TARA, el velero más chulo del mundo

NAVEGANDO PARA SALVAR EL MUNDO Iniciativa privada francesa sin ánimo de lucro, TARA EXPEDITIONS actua desde el 2003 para el medio ambiente y la búsqueda scientifica,  gracias a un barco mítico: la goleta TARA, concebida para navegaciones extremas. En 10 años, el velero recorrió más de 135.000 millas para estudiar y comprender el impacto del …

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Cocaina fair trade:

desde Colombia a €uropa sin emisiones de Co2! La tripulación de L’Alliance felicita a los marineros del buque insigna de la  armada española, por llevar de manera tan ecológica y descarada 127Kg de cocaina hasta a €uropa! Lástima que esta vez la jugada les haya salido mal…  Mientras los periódicos lamentan el escándalo que mancha …

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Trapani refugees and “Migrant Files”

16 July 2014 After two weeks of intensive work at L’Alliance in Barcelona,  Svenja and Rocky left us to go back to Sicily for their job on a superyacht.  They arrived in Trapani just in time to be witnesses of an impressive human drama: about 1200 migrants where prisoners on the deck of a huge …

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sail boat meetup august 2014

here is the flyer for a sailboat meetup set to take place august 8-12 on Warren Island, Maine. there will be skill-sharing workshops, discussions, daysails, camping, communal meals, social events, and more. To answer questions or provide more information if anyone is interested in attending, and for anyone interested in helping organize, there is a …

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Rainforest Connection

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance. This changes the game by providing the world’s first real-time logging detection system, pinpointing deforestation activity as it occurs, and providing the data openly, freely, and immediately to anyone around the world. For the …

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Alternative World Sailing Community

Nine hippies living on a 35 footer could be the nightmare of almost any boat owner… but this is just the beginning: those young sailor-hippies are about to set up an entire fleet: the Alternative World Sailing Community!! The fleet already count two vessels, the Starkeeper and the Toango, and they are sailing the South …

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Musafir, finally launched

Musafir (the Arabic, Persian, Hindi and Urdu word for a traveller) is more than a boat: it’s a project, a vision, a dream which came truth, to demonstrate that the only limitations are those you impose on yourself. Musafir is a group of people who share the vision of the journey as a life path. …

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Alain Gerbault finalmente tradotto in italiano

  Da grandi ammiratori di Alain Gerbault, non possiamo che applaudire alla prima edizione in italiano del suo libro di debutto: Seul, à travers de l’Atlantique.  Questa traduzione è appena stata pubblicata dalla casa editrice Endemunde, ed è acquistabile fin d’ora direttamente sul sito www.endemunde.it al prezzo di 10€.   Finalmente anche chi non parla francese  potrà leggere le avventure …

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Avvelenare il Mediterraneo? Yes, you can!

OBAMA DECRETA LA MORTE DEL MEDITERRANEO CON L’AFFONDAMENTO DELLE ARMI CHIMICHE SIRIANE Le armi chimiche siriane saranno trattate con l’idrolisi e poi affondate tra Malta, Grecia e Italia. Prima però saranno stoccate in Calabria, l’area a maggior rischio sismico e idrogeologico d’Italia che trema quotidianamente ma possiamo stare  tranquilli: l’approdo dell’arsenale bellico sarà a Gioia …

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DIY Sailboat Summit 2014

After a first meetup in 2012, next February there will be the second DIY Sailboat Summit! Anarcho-sailors from the Caribbean area will head once again to Rio Dulce (Guatemala), to repeat the experience: a convergence of gypseas, blue anarchists, and punk sailors with the aim to share skills, tell stories, make boats, exchange ideas, plans, …

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Vatoo

Vatoo est le nouveau bateau de Goudis! Il s’agit d’un sloop de 12m en bois moulé à froid, qu’il a acheté pour trois fois rien à la Rochelle… Comme prévu, l’incroyable aventurier, âgé maintenant de 60 ans, va reprendre la mer… et bien avant nous! Son programme de navigation est, évidemment, le Sénégal d’abord, et …

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Black Ginette

Black Ginette est un “vieux gréement” tout neuf: il a été entièrement construit entre 2010 et 2012! C’est le fruit d’un chantier collectif où beaucoup de monde a participé, sous la guide de la jeune charpentière de marine Noémi. L’argent pour l’achat du bois à été mis par la coopérative Longo Maï, à laquelle le …

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Moulin Mer: the anarcho-sailors headquarters

Brittany is well known for being the French region with the strongest sailing culture. It’s special topography, rich in natural harbours and small islands, generated a long tradition of sailing and fishing. Furthermore, its dangerous waters (frequent stormy weather, strong tidal currents, shallow rocky passages…) have been the playground for many worldwide acclaimed skippers. That’s …

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A webpage lost at sea

Last year we assisted to a sad phenomena: the vanishing of a very interesting web page. I’m talking about the new born “Radical Sailors Network”, a sort of €uropean Anarchist Yacht Clubb, a page who have been online, as far as I know, just between 2011 and 2012. The aim of the Network was to …

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SV Tres Hombres

El bergantín  “TRES HOMBRES”, construido en 2009 a partir del casco de un antiguo barco de pesca,  debe su nombre a la cooperación de tres amigos que tomaron la iniciativa de realizar este ambicioso proyecto: dedicarse al transporte de mercancías de comercio justo, en la forma más ecológica que se pueda concebir, la manera más …

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Travaux 2013 et situation actuelle

On avait décidé que cette année ça aurait été la dernière à Gruissan. Et on a de la suite dans les idées… On a passé 5 mois à bosser dur pour arriver à mettre L’Alliance à l’eau avant la fin de septembre: on a terminé les peintures des oeuvres vives, des oeuvres mortes et même …

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Un éxito fracasado

Este año le hemos metido mucha caña a L’Alliance. Hemos avanzado mucho más que los otros dos veranos, y trás 5 meses consecutivos de esfuerzos el barco ya se parecía más a un velero que a una escultura de hierro…   El casco bien pintado, la cubierta completamente renovada, el acastillaje de vuelta en su sitio, …

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Yes, we did it! But…

Yes, we managed to get splashed before the end of September.  It has been hard, but we did it.  We even took the time to crash a (cheap) Champagne bottle on the bow, and we had a small inauguration party with the dockyard friends.  L’Alliance is still empty, and she floats almost one foot above …

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Un buco nell’acqua!

Dopo cinque mesi consecutivi di sforzi, L’Alliance è finalmente andata in acqua. Gli alberi rimessi a nuovo, la vernice del ponte rifatta e con il nuovo antiscivolo, le manovre di nuovo al loro posto, lo scafo riverniciato, il motore allineato, la pala del timone di nuovo al suo posto con cuscinetti nuovi e il sistema …

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Japan nuclear agency upgrades Fukushima alert level

21 August 2013   Japan’s nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking from a storage tank into the ground at the plant on Monday. It was first classified as a …

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Earth wind map

http://earth.nullschool.net/ is a wonderful 3D visualization of global weather conditions, forecast by supercomputers, updated every three hours. You can interact with it like on google earth, and see intensity and directions of the winds, worldwide, almost real time. Enjoy!

The Crisis of Civilization

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. featuring clowns, car crashes, explosions, super heroes, and …

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Wangkiato

Notre ami Hervé nous a aidés pendant le chantier 2013, quand on bossait dur pour préparer L’Alliance à sa mise à l’eau.  Mais il nous a offert aussi une inoubliable journée de distraction, pour nous décontracter de ce travail interminable: il nous a invité a naviguer à bord du Wangkiato à l’occasion de sa première …

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Pacific voyagers

Pacific Voyagers is a big foundation, made by a group of people who deeply care about the ocean, recognizing the sea as our heritage, our mother, and the foundation for life. They also recognize the widespread threats facing our planet – Our Blue Canoe. In their search for a new sail plan towards a sustainable …

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Low impact life onboard

  Low impact life on board is an expression from UK waterways boaters who care about the environment.  It’s not an association nor an institution, it’s just a banner behind which different local boaters communities can identify themselves and make their voices heard (just like ALF, or Earth First…). In their webpage, there is an …

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Crezic

Notre ami Fred, navigateur solitaire breton, qui nous avait aidés sur la zone technique de Gruissan la première année de travaux à L’Alliance, est réparti en juillet 2012 pour des nouvelles aventures à bord de son Crezic, un sloop en contreplaqué stratifié que lui-même a reconstruit après le naufrage de son premier bateau.   Dès qu’il …

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Visite chez Goudis

Au debout de juin, en profitant d’un déplacement à Pamier pour acheter de la peinture epoxi directement chez le fabricant, on a fait une visite à Goudis, notre superstar. Moi et Flavia on avait déjà eu le plaisir de le connaître, mais Rocky aussi était impatient de faire sa connaissance: Goudis nous invita à dîner, …

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Lyubov Orlova, el buque fantasma

A la deriva, sin combustible, electricidad, pasajeros ni tripulación, sólo ocupado por cientos de ratas y algunas toneladas de residuos. Se desconoce su posición. El pasado 31 de marzo, el Lyubov Orlova, un buque de pasajeros de 100 metros de eslora, emitió su última señal, emitida por una baliza de emergencia de una de sus …

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Vagabondi del mare

(this post is also available in english) Questo post è la traduzione di un articolo che avevo scritto per la fanzine anarco-velista “The current’s against us“. Si puó leggere  on-line o scaricare in formato PDF ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Per sentirsi anarchico non è necessario aver letto Bakunin, Kropotkin e Proudhon. Allo stesso modo, non c’è bisogno …

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La guardia civil asesina 7 migrantes en un abordaje

La versión oficial de un choque fortuito entre una patrullera de la Guardia Civil y una patera con 25 inmigrantes en aguas de Lanzarote que ocasionó un muerto y seis desaparecidos necesita de nuevas explicaciones. Un vídeo difundido por la cadena SER en su página web desmonta algunas de las tesis ofrecidas en las horas posteriores al …

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Mare Nostrum

Il Mediterraneo è un mare complesso per la navigazione a vela: lunghe bonacce si alternano a venti forti, in maniera quasi inconsulta. In poche ore, l’acqua spesso immobile e immune persino alle maree, puó imbizzarrirsi in onde corte e rompenti. Il diporto nautico è praticato quasi esclusivamente d’estate, quando le temperature sono gradevoli e le …

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HENRY WAKELAM: A WORLD OF HIS OWN

It was our last weekend in New Zealand and we still hadn’t done it. We had the incredible chance of meeting in person a living legend, one of the most inspiring sailors of all times, and we kept putting off the task, as if something was holding us back…I wasn’t quite sure what that was, …

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Underwater Tastes of French Polynesia

As mentioned in an earlier post, Rocky and myself weren’t able to make it to Gruissan last summer as we were based on the other side of the world. During our time there, we did some ‘exploring’ or shall we call it ‘connaissance work’ in French Polynesia. One of the many amazing things we did …

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Calle 13 hace un video contra la matanza de delfines

Calle 13, brillantes como siempre, nos delician con este video:

DHARMA

C’era una volta un piccolo centro sociale occupato in un parco di Torino, chiamato l’Onda. Faber era uno dei pochi occupanti. Stiamo parlando di circa 15 anni fa… Non l’ho mai piú visto. Ma ecco che un bel giorno ricompare… al timone di una  barca a vela!! Brindiamo a un’altro anarco-velista che solca le acque …

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To shoot an elephant

Gaza Strip has been under siege since June 2007, when Israel declared it an “enemy entity”. A group of international activists organized a siege-breaking movement, the Free Gaza movement. Thanks to their efforts, and despite the Israeli ban on foreign correspondents and humanitarian aid workers to cover and witness operation “Cast Lead” on the ground, …

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Puertas al Mar

Puertas al Mar from Puertas Al Mar on Vimeo. Los pescadores palestinos de la Franja de Gaza ven como el área de faena se reduce cada vez más. Sus barcos van y vienen junto a la costa, pescan lo poco que encuentran en unas aguas altamente contaminadas. Se ganan la vida entre límites cambiantes, que …

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We Feed The World

Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria’s second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria’s livestock while one quarter of the local population starves. Every European …

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Wanderers of the World

Mates from the Anarchist Yacht Clubb are preparing a publication called The current’s against us: as they are asking for writings and submissions, I was excited to contribute with an article on my favourite subject…    You can either read it here or download a printable pdf version: To feel libertarian and think as an anarchist …

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Boats4People

Boats 4 People is an international coalition of organizations from the Mediterranean, Africa and Europe, established in 2012 to end deaths at maritime borders and to defend migrants’ rights at sea. They advocate freedom of movement for all. Today, the Mediterranean acts as a route into Europe for migrants seeking survival and a chance of …

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5 broken cameras

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, …

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Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project is a workers co-operative, registered as a Community Interest Company, based in Brighton. They have got a Hobie Cat on Brighton beach, a load of inflatable kayaks, a 40′ Jeanneau sloop and a Westerly Renown yacht in Chichester marina that they use for sail training. They aim to:  offer people access to …

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Floating Neutrinos

David Pearlman (1933/2011) was an itinerant philosopher, adventurer and environmentalist widely known as Poppa Neutrino, who founded his own church, crossed the Atlantic on a raft made from scrap and invented a theoretically unstoppable football strategy.  Mr. Pearlman, whose improbable life was chronicled by the New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson in “The Happiest Man in …

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ANNAPOORNA

Annapoorna est le centurion 32 de Pierre Martin et sa compagne Candida. On les a connus en juillet 2010 à Ceuta, et on est devenus amis tout de suite, surtout grâce à notre affinité dans la critique de la société occidentale: on a passé des jolies soirées en dinant à bord de la Sylphide et …

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the 2012 dock season has begun

Here we are, once again, at work… This year Rocky and Svenja could not come, because of their work and the enormous distance (half the world) which separates them from Gruissan right now. Even if they are having a short holiday, it was not worth travelling such a distance to come here. They are actually …

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De vuelta a Gruissan

Ya pasaron 2 semanas desde que reanudamos los trabajos en L’Alliance. Este año nos movieron en una parte mas discreta, en lugar de estar en el medio del varadero: así nuestro campamento no es tan chillón… Igualmente disponemos de un autocaravana, de un coche familiar y de una lancha con dos cabinas que nos dejaron …

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Wir segeln…

The Shaping Experiment (or D.I.Y. Surfboard)

Due to many different reasons (work, winter temperatures, keeping up foreign visas etc etc), we had to leave ‘L’Alliance’ in France during this winter and all head off to different corners of the world- from Spain and England to Canada and to the South Pacific and Australia. As I noticed last summer how difficult and …

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36 years to the oceans death

This impressive video warn you in less than 5 minutes about the disastrous consequences of overfishing. For further informations let’s watch the documentary “the end of the line”

The End of the Line

Very well done documentary based on scientific evidences that show how industrial fishing is bringing to the end of most fish species by 2048. The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the …

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Collapse

Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, independent reporter Michael Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue …

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Inside Job

Charles Ferguson’s film – Inside Job – won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It is the definitive film about the economic crisis of 2008 and the role of Wall Street in modern society. It is a substantive and entertaining film that narrates the conflicts of interest between the finance industry, politicians, academics and …

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The Yes Men

The Yes Men are Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, a culture jamming activist-duo raising awareness around social problems caused by corporations. Operating under the mission statement of telling the truth and exposing lies, they practice a concept they call “identity correction”, in which they impersonate entities that they dislike — some would call it social …

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The Shock Doctrine

Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections about how comprehensively the …

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Gasland

Questo documentario, peraltro molto originale dal punto di vista cinematografico, mi ha fatto veramente spaventare: credevo che le multinazionali dei gringos facessero disastri ambientali in centroamerica, in India, in isole sperdute nel Pacifico come Bougainville… ma scoprire che fanno merda persino a casa loro, che stanno inquinando le stesse falde acquifere degli Stati Uniti, che …

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The Cove

Oscar award winner as the best feature documentary in 2010, the Cove is a thrilling story about the annual slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins still being carried out in the Japanese town of Taiji… Official web page: http://www.thecovemovie.com/ Download torrent file: Subtitolos en castellano: Trailer:    

One Big Torrent

OneBigTorrent.org is a golden mine of interesting documentaries and books, a place for sharing material that deals with or is relevant to issues of social justice, progressive and radical politics, independent media, ecology… They run a local bittorrent tracker (which they encourage uploaders to use), and they also host torrents from other trackers, as well …

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Anarchist Yacht Clubb

Simply brilliant.  This web page is absolutely interesting, and we are proud to be on their  mailing list (so we can keep in touch with the other 90 anarchist-sailors around the world!). But the best is the home-made (boat-made) documentary “hold fast”, that you can download from their page: www.blueanarchy.org or watch online…     …

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Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist: the movie è un interessantissimo documentario del 2007, forse un po’ troppo didattico ma geniale nella sua costruzione a trittico; mi aveva colpito molto anche per il fatto di essere distribuito liberamente dagli stessi autori/produttori. È vero che si tratta di una realizzazione a budget limitato, basata principalmente su computer grafic e immagini di …

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Oceans

It’s amazing what a documentary you can make with a 50 millions € budget! Along with “Earth”, this is one of the few War Disney good production since 1923! Best to watch it in HD, and the extra footage about the cutting-edge technology used for the movie is as much interesting as the movie itself. …

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The Coconut Revolution

This is the modern-day story of a native peoples remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) – and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ decided to step up production at the Panguna Mine on the island of Bougainville, …

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Le monde selon Monsanto

Implantée dans quarante-six pays, Monsanto est devenue le leader mondial des OGM, mais aussi l’une des entreprises les plus controversées de l’histoire industrielle. Depuis sa création en 1901, la firme a accumulé des procès en raison de la toxicité de ses produits, mais se présente aujourd’hui comme une entreprise des « sciences de la vie » convertie …

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eCat News

To many, inventor Andrea Rossi’s eCat is the coming saviour of the planet – an energy device that could spawn a trillion dollar industry, reshape geopolitics and clean up the environment – all in a few short years. To others, it is not – they don’t believe it. Born from the bastard child of science …

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Rodamedia

En esta pagina web Luis Medero comparte sus amplios conocimientos de navegación astronómica, y todo tipo de cálculos de interés náutico. Ofrece verdaderos cursos on-line, apuntes y publicaciones, aplicaciones libres y links de utilidad para todo navegante que quiera aprender el arte de la navegación con el sextante, ò simplemente sacarse el titulo de Capitán …

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No TAV

La TAV è una grande opera pubblica che non serve a nulla se non a rifinanziare le casse della mafia e dei partiti. Essere no TAV per te, cittadino italiano significa bloccare la casta che ti ha portato in questa crisi economica, ha riempito questo paese di debiti e dopo averteli fatti pagare con una …

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International Rivers

Seeking to protect the world’s rivers from destructive dams and amplify the voices of dam-affected communities, a small group of volunteers formed International Rivers Network in 1985. Their vision was simple and yet remarkably ambitious: to develop a worldwide network of people working to protect rivers and promote just and sustainable water and energy development. …

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