On Friday 12.18.2015 will take place at the same time (purely by chance ???) two for us very important trials.
9:15 a.m. – Cancelled!!! Verwaltungsgericht (Administrative Court), Appellhofplatz, entrance Burgmauer, room 150, 1st floor, Cologne Open Street Map
Hearing of the complaint of Kurt Classen against the entire open pit Hambach (in case of success RWE would have to stop operations completely) More in German.
9:30 a.m. Trial against Mr. Blue, Amtsgericht Düren, August-Klotz-Straße 14.
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Letter from Mr. Blue
We glide down the deep black mountain, sink to the ankles in the ancient witness of the forest that it once was. It’s a strange feeling as it were to wade through the Hambach Forest of superimposed in accurately piled hills in the coal bunker at the Hambach mine. Like bones excavated from a grave. I breathe in the smell, feel the mud of coal dust on my shoes, trousers, gloves. A slightly smaller version of a bucket wheel excavator moves slowly in our direction. We reach firmer, albeit from wet coal dust slippery floor and approach with quick, firm steps the steel monster in front of us. A staircase invites us to climb up. The railings are covered with a centimeters thick layer of soft coal dust. My gloves are already quite sticky of it. There are many steel passageways, staircases and ladders, we climb upwards. But already after a few stairways it goes no further. Crap! We saw before that it must be possible! Hopefully we are not yet discovered. We are at an impasse which looks as if it was little used and talk about what to do. Next to us we hear a loud crackling, for a second I am terrified but then I understand that it is the coal as it crackles through a giant funnel on the conveyor belt. Just stay here? No, it must be possible somewhere. There is still the other half of the excavator. So back down, passing under the monster and on the other side there is an inviting stairway. Here it looks already quite different. How good that the door is open there, there is a way up. we finally found the right way. They seem to have not yet discovered us. Ladder after ladder, we climb to the highest point. With each ladder I get get more quiet, with each ladder we bring more distance between them and us. They must indeed take the same route as we did. more…
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Last on top
3:54 pm All four are back out from the police station, each with bruises and contusions. They are welcomed by their beloved. Fucking cops!
3:45 pm YIPPEE! The first compa has been released from the police station in Düren and is free again!
Come with love, power, tea, biscuits and whatever you can think up to Düren in front of the police station and wait for the activists!
You can find an action statement in the previous article.
1:00 pm The contact to the cleared occupations has been interrupted.
0:45 pm The last person is just brought down with the lifting platform. Presumably, they also will be brought to Düren.
The excavator of the second occupation has moved, but does not yet work again.
12:20 am The locks of the two chained people at the second Occupation are also open and they are to be cleared now. Both excavators are still halted.
11:35 am The activists have been brought into the police station in Düren. Come along and show your solidarity. more…
During the night of Friday Dec. 11th to Saturday 12th, 4 activists climb the only 2 loading excavators in the coal bunker at the Hambach mine. Far above they chain themselves with bicycle locks around their necks to the machines & hold banners that read: “There are no jobs on a dead planet”.
Once more, is discussed how this planet could be protected from the threat of climate change – by people who most likely will not live to see the impact and if so, they will be affected as the last, because they are considered to be so important that they will be protected from any harm, if necessary even with thousands of armed people in uniform. But hundreds die already every day, not only from climate change but even more from an economic system, which is considered as civilized and bringing prosperity. Worldwide, more people die each year from hunger than in both world wars together.
And that pretends to be an advanced civilization, worthy of preservation?
The activists show with this action, that it is possible and necessary to intervene directly and to interfere where livelihoods are destroyed. Regardless of rules that were made by selfsame who operate this machinery of destruction. Rules which we have not agreed.
A video about the run through the Hambach Forst to Buir to the demonstration two weeks ago can be found here –> more…
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Blockade with lock-ons and tripod in front of the power plant Niederaussem
With a tripod and a sit-in, activists of ausgeCO2hlt blocked an access road to the coal power plant Niederaussem by 1:00 pm in the Rhenish lignite mining region. 20 activists chained themselves partly in lock-ons to each other, they partly fixed themselves in the tripod itself. The action is directed against the mining and electrification of lignite in the the Rhenish mining area and worldwide. more…
On Tuesday, December 8th, will be heard a trial for coercion before the District Court in Cologne against an environmental activist. Background is a rail blockade of the Hambach railway on August 1, 2014 during the action days of the climate camp in Rhenania.
Our press release to this action (German) and a similar action on August 16 & 17 (English)
Tuesday, 12.8., 12 o’clock, Amtsgericht (District Court) Cologne, Luxemburger Strasse 101, 2nd floor, room 219
The meeting point is at 11:15 am in front of the courthouse.
The deforesting is in full swing right now! The chainsaws can be heard up to the meadow. After all, the work must be “protected” by at least two police vans (minibus with 6 seats, which are mostly all occupied by cops). Nevertheless: The motto of this year is “fight for every meter”. So if you want the Hambach Forest to remain, then come here and consult with us how we can stop them, or think about you own plans and get active! Right now everyone is needed!
LET’S STOP THIS MADNESS!
We’ll meet on the barricades!