INNOGY/RWE Marathon in Essen, 10/14/2018

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Innogy/RWE Marathon at Baldeneysee in Essen, this Sunday 10/14/2018
 
On the 14th of October, the very day on which the clearing work in the Hambach Forest was to begin, RWE organizes “Innogy Marathon” on behalf of its subsidiary Innogy on Lake Baldeney. A 17.2 km long route leads around the waters in Essen, the city in which RWE has its headquarters. Around the lake grows a beautiful open forest. Therefore, we decided after several weeks of intensive training in the Im-Wald-und-Wiese-in-Kreis-Laufens in this marathon with several groups in different disciplines to register.
We have come up with funny actions in and around the marathon to undermine this advertising and sportsmanship of the Innogy / RWE climate gangsters. more…

Kurt Claßen Meadow situation: #ClimateJustice vs Fascist Era Expriopriation Laws

Comment by an activist

The meadow camp, which has served as a protest and resistance camp and important meeting place for activists since the beginning of the forest occupation, is now to be cleared. Kurt Claßen, owner of the property at the edge of the forest and comrade-in-arms in the fight to preserve the Hambach Forest, filed with the help of his lawyer an appeal against the eviction order by the Arnsberg district government of the compulsory expropriation, planned by RWE, which will delay the trial for the time being. In a statement by Kurt Classen on the illegality of the order of the building authority, represented by the state government, he writes that the threatened eviction order would serve to deprive the activists of the infrastructure for meetings. This violates the fundamental right to freedom of assembly more…

Bat rescue action


Oct 11th, 2018

Bat rescue action
The Hambach Forest is a biodiverse area containing many rare animal and plant species, including the dormouse and the Bechstein’s bat. This unique biotope is being destroyed by the coal mining activities of the company RWE in North Rhine Westphalia. Environmental activists of BUND and NABU and many independent nature preservationists are fighting to protect the forest and its species.

On the 6 October, 50,000 people joined a protest in the Hambach Forest. One of the main reasons for the outrage was that RWE, in addition to forcibly relocating the bats, is intentional destroying their nesting places with stapled plastic pieces and tape. This means that the bats are disturbed during their nesting season, which typically takes place every autumn, and are driven out of the area or even locked up.

Activists in the forest created a courageous bat rescue team, which took every step possible to protect the Bechstein’s bats from starvation and death.

See also our page Endangered animals with more info on the Bechstein’s bat

Back Home from Hambi, what now? Places and Initiatives that need support

Note: This list is incomplete and may be added. It is designed to help you continue to be active at home and to show that there are places, open spaces and protests that need support everywhere. Not yet translated

Germany:

Trebur, bei Frankfurt, Waldbesetzung gegen Autobahnauffahrt zu Flughafen, https://treburbleibt.blackblogs.org

Pödelwitz– bei Leipzig, Kohlegrube, Ort soll weichen
https://www.bund-sachsen.de/poedelwitz-bleibt/

Do not forget your local climate group, or found one!
https://www.ende-gelaende.org/de/mitmachen/ortsgruppen/

Let’s organize http://www.ausgeco2hlt.de/mitmachen/lets-organize/

Overview of open spaces threatened by eviction in Germany Freiträume Blackblogs
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Complaint against the immediate and complete eviction of the protest camp at Hambach Forest!

For October 9th, the immediate and complete eviction of the protest camp on the meadow at Hambach Forest was announced. Kurt Claßen, the owner of the meadow, however, submitted the complaint below.
Update: The eviction has been canceled.

 
 
“Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Government of North Rhine-Westphalia,

In time and in the exercise of the rights under the Constitution, a complaint was filed today at the department of building inspection of the district of Düren against the intention of the NRW regime for immediate and complete eviction of the protest camp at the Hambach Forest.

If this constitutionally guaranteed right of complaint should be disregarded and tomorrow the complete and immediate eviction of the protest camp should begin, the NRW-Regime has to assume that immediately after tomorrow the immediate and complete shutdown of the open pit Hambach will be started, otherwise only later.

Best regards
Kurt Claßen, 10/8/2018 “

Documentation and Repression

from our Legal Team

We, the investigation committee, want to document unlawful behavior and violence on the part of the police or RWE employees. With these data we try to use the attention around the eviction in Hambach Forest, in order to put the topic of police violence and repression more in the public. legalsupporthambi@nullriseup.net

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