Hambi4 Update

The Four all seem to be, at least physically fine. Everyone one of them  got visits so far. Number 2 on Thursday was very fine, got lots of letters (except in the first 10 days) and food. Number 1 and 3 on said Tuesday  “it is as it is”. They got lots of letters in the beginning), a little bit less later so please do continue to write.  Good items to include are stamps, cool postcards(filled and blank  copies of articles, art, poetry, paperback books, zines, magazines etc.  Inside of the walls is a rather sterile environment so lets make it a little more viral and warm.

In Solidarity with the Hambi9

Hambi Prison Story from Ossendorf where Hambi4 are bein held.

Hi I’m Jus and in 2015 I spend “alone” 3 months, 23 days on hunger strike,(which for me was a protest of ecological injustice inflicted on the whole planet by RWE and the State Prison Industrial Complex that sustains them – it is the same form of protest that the 4 seem to be maintaining among many other reasons of responding to repression and injustice by their refusal to provide personal information and identify themselves). This was in JVA Cologne Ossendorf  the same facility where the 4 are presently detained.  Thanks to La Domain  for asking me  to write and not internalize bull shit

The Four Now Going on A Month in Prison

As Hambi Comrades have now been thrown into a jail for going on a month, not just in record numbers and for charges such as not identifying themselves and obstructing police for which all before were release pending trial.  What they are really guilty of in the eyes of the State is resisting the opening up of the Forest for destruction, yes the one year hold on cutting this season does not mean anything if RWE is able to use the police this year to try to get rid of us and then continue to cut the forest in the next 2018 to 2019 logging season dumping into the atmosphere mega tons of Carbon and other toxins in contained in the lignite that rests under the forest floor.  The Hambi9 and now still the Hambi4 are not just for these infractions that were never before used to hold people in jail for so long and also had their inquest for pretrial hearing on the validity of their detention rejected and not heard. They are there not just for these unprecedented infractions, they are there for protecting the forest, the climate and their homes in the ancient Hambach Forest.  Once again please support them and spread the world of their struggle and imprisonment.

Next week will be a month that they have been incarcerated.
There is presently problems with the Hambach Forest twitter account so any crossposting of this would be very appreciated.  Also if anybody would like to translate or share any statement and solidarity actions for the German side of this blog that would also be great help and support for the cause and attention of and for the Hambi4.

Call Out for Participants and Presentations for Antispecist Week

If you are part of any initiatives, struggles or groups engaging in fighting and resisting specism come and contribute a report-back, presentation or a workshop from your group at the first Hambi Antispecist Week 19 to 25 of March.  More info at

anti-speceist week: 19th to 25th of March

contact Hambacher Forest Email or just stop by and organize something once in the Forest.

Solidarity for Hambi and The Four from Zad

This weekend a large scale celebration and mobilization took place in Zad.
Several Thousands formed two marches, one through Zad and the second one through the surrounding villages, both of which joined in the center of Zad.  Large wooden plane was burned while delegates from Chiapas and Basque country spoke and appeal to Zadistas and their supporters.  There were at least eight bands from percussion and jazz to samba, all at least with 12 players with many more joining in.  There was a carnival atmosphere and two large fields were occupied with large stages, victory disco and ringed in at least 20 collective kitchens info tables and kiosks.  For next couple days assemblies took place with delegates from other struggles. more…

Hambi9 Political Prisoners update

Today it has been 22 days since the Hambi4 got pulled out of their treehouses, tripods, walkways and tunnels at the entrance to Hambach Forest and sucked into the Prison Industrial Complex. They remain there 3 weeks later as a verbal request on the part of their defense for an inquest court appearance to consider the validity of their detention has been ignored and then denied. This opens their detention for at least up to 3 months pending trial with still possibility of additional time. more…

Frankfurt:Treburer Wald Occupation Blocking Expansion of 3rd Terminal

Plans to expand Frankfurt’s Airport’s  third terminal and clear 6ha of mixed forest for the motorway connection have been put on hold by a over a month  long now forest tree-sit occupation.  Treburer Wald (Trebur Forest) between  Zeppelinheim and Möhrfelden-Walldorf on the edge of Frankfurt is now a home to a group of activists living in 3 platforms and  a treehouse connected by walkways with multiple banners bringing attention to the climate, pollution and noise impact of the airport. more…

Hambi4 still imprisoned in Ossendorf, Cologne – Needing Support

Four Hambach Forest Comrades remain detained and are still in need of support.  Their number is still the greatest number of forest activists held ever, before the recent arrest of the Hambi9.  They continue  being detained for withholding their personal information, even though the German legal law allows for 48hr detention to determine ones identity, which has been the case  till now.  They are considered to be a flight risk even though all Hambach Forest Activists have allays showed up for trial even if charged anonymously.  The Four also remain detained despite using passive methods of direct resistance after months of NRW police threats to escalate police violence if there is any forms of militant resistance from the occupation.  The obvious escalation has again come from the State protecting RWE’s with its destructive ecological and climate impact.  And once again it was the wide mobilization involving activists and supporters and not the State that brought attention back not just to the repression and injustice involved but also  to the need and general public support of coal-exit, climate mitigation and alternative energy innovation, to say nothing of reducing  energy consumption all together and system change. Change of system that continues to poison and destroy the planet, cut its forest  and that continues to detain the Hambi4.

Global Warming/Climate Change remains the most pressing and important issue of our times and the Four remain the true Climate Heroes!  Please write them and modify the 9 to 4 in all FreeHambi9 literature, posters, and banners.  As especially now it is important not to feel them left behind and forgotten.  This support could also help the released 5 re-adjust as the effects of imprisonment do not end when leaving the prison gate and the courthouse door…

Huge Thanks for all the support and please keep it coming till all are free and untill the RWE destruction of Villages, Towns, Forests and the Planet comes to an end.

Skillsharing Camp – Workshop-Spoiler

 To give you some anticipation, here we announce already some workshops that will take place at the Skillsharing Camp. The list is regularly updated, even during the camp.

See also the Spring Skillshare 2018 – FAQ