In the afternoon of Friday, march 15th, Eule was released from the prison in Cologne-Ossendorf.
The district court of Cologne overturned her arrest warrant in the course of a complaint. According to the competent judge at the district court, an almost 6-month detention was no longer proportionate. For Eule, the lifting of the arrest warrant is not subject to any conditions. more…
The Rising Water Levels and Melting arctic is not the only indicator of Climate Crisis so is the millions of the people around the world joining this Firday’s Global Climate Action. In over 110 Countries and over 1300 locations a global action against those in power who like in case of Trump and Coal Commission in Germany are extending and even subsidizing the madness of coal and oil with billions. While repressing and imprisoning those taking a stand like the just released Eule, like the Indigenous Water Defenders in Standing Rock in Nebraska or like the 3 of the Lausitz23 who have been given a 3 month sentence for blocking a LEAG coal mine. Those activists and their actions are not alone :
After 50,000 in Hambacher Forest in October, 40 thousand in Amsterdam last Saturday the records for the largest climate actions continue to be broken with now over a million and a half of students taking a part in this Friday Global Climate Strike. Hundreds of thousand were in the streets in over 70 cities all across Germany with Hambi being on banners, signs and being screamed through throusands of lungs and megaphones. Like activists in Hambacher Forst, Climate Camps and Ende Geleande the pissed off students are not puting up with inaction of faceless politicians who despite their own promises in Climate Summit after Climate Summit are now blatantly continuing the emissions with industry pressuring the global emitters with largest CO2 footprints per citizen: Germany, US and Canada to prop up and subsidize those klmate killers with billions instead of shuting them down. As a result now it is longer just radical treesitters who pick up a hammer and a shovel and make a barricade and a treehouse blocking the madness of coal and other toxic fuels in Hambacher Forst, In Apalachia, In Canada, and around the world, now it is also millions of students in the streets who demand drastic change, question the capitalist unlimited growth model, and do not put up with their very future being destroyed, monetized and stolen in front of their eyes by countless faceless politicians whose terms in office are defined by oportunism, greed and inaction and way too often also by repression and propaganda compaigns pulling the string of their corporate media extensions attempting to “address” not the threat of climate change but to
detain, arrest and criminalize those in the streets, forest and in the mines. The Trumps, Laschets, Reuls and Weisbachs,of the world are taking advantage of the crisis to not just profit but expand their powers, limit the political discourse repress and threaten the opposition and pamper and appeal to the rising tide of right wing and populist demagougery by posturing and postitioning themselves as a controling force against the leftist anarchist, autonomous, climate action not climate unstability threat. Their comrades in the global south are much rutheless and have killed hundreds of enviromental activists and 100s of thousands of indigenous activisist and their successors will not doubt try to take advantage of the climate crisis to do the same in the global north as well.
The Coal, Oil, Gas and its state protecting repression and billions of subsidies have to stop! Millions around the world refuse to pay the price as the few continue to profit from death and destruction. As UK Student Climate Network stated: “Greta Thunberg may have been the spark, but we’re the wildfire and we’re fuelled by the necessity for action. The climate is in crisis. We will be facing ecological catastrophe and climate breakdown in the very near future if those in power don’t act urgently and radically to change our trajectory.” The acting as this global action is not just limited to politicians: See you all in the Climate Camps and the Mines during the summer of Climate Actions in the Rhineland and around the world. See you in the Stern march of Keyenberg on 23 of April, See you in Hambacher Forst Direct Action Skillshare Camp of April 14-24 and During Vegan Days of Action in the The Forest at Beginning of May.
Fridays for The Future – Global Climate Strike and Hambi Bleibt one Struggle One Fight!!
On september 26th 2018, during evictions in Hambach forest (NRW, Germany), activist Eule was violently evicted from a hammock, pressed on the ground by several cops and got hands and feet tied. When the cops stood up, Eule allegedly tried to kick a standing cop in the face and missed them. Eule, with injuries themselves, was arrested denying ID and has been in pre-jail ever since with the accusations of “assaulting an officer” and “attempted dangerous assault”.
During the public trials on February 4th and 18th of 2019, all nine cops testimonies contradicted each other, and despite Eule’s lawyer questioning the lawfulness of the eviction and the reasoning for evicting a single hammock, judge Peter Königsfeld convicted Eule to 9 months of youth custody without probation.
We are outraged by the fact that even without a consistent story, another political verdict was spoken against political activists, This is against all of us!
So come on Sunday, the 17th of March, at 17o’clock in front of the JVA Köln-Ossendorf and let Eule hear your solidarity!
Greets of resistance
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A bit late, we found this article on Indymedia:
In the early morning hours of February 1st 2019, a group of activists successfully sabotaged two electrical boxes of RWE Power AG near the open-pit lignite mine Hambach (NRW, Germany). With prepared incendiary devices, the boxes’ electrics were irreparably damaged. The electrical boxes all around the 8×6 km mine provide electricity to pump the ground water in the whole area 450 meters below ground level – with severe consequences for flora and fauna, as the bordering Hambach Forest, a forest that is thousands of years old and gives home to numerous rare and protected species.
With this action, we achieved not only to destroy a part of RWE’s infrastructure directly, but also wanted to continue to cost the company money for replacements. Further, steady militant actions keep RWE’s security and the cops busy and express our resistance against climate killers, forest cutting and the criminalisation and ongoing evictions in the now seven-years old anarchist occupation in Hambach forest. Increasing repression won’t silence us and we will not be intrigued by “political” solutions, once again confirmed by the latest “solutions” by Berlin’s co2al commission. We demand:
- freedom for #FreeEule, the remaining three imprisoned people from #lausitz23 and all other prisoners!
- solidarity with the occupation in Hambach forest!
- the immediate exit from lignite mining and
- an end to the violent exploitation of our planet – climate justice now!
The action took place within the context of various militant actions around lignite mining and the Hambach mine in the last years that we stand in solidarity with.
On Sunday, February 24th, 2019, a solidarity demo for imprisoned Hambi activist Eule (“Owl”) took place in front of the prison (JVA) Cologne-Ossendorf. A large group of people in owl and fox masks loudly protested the sentence to 9 months of custody. We hope for continuing demos and antirepression for Eule. Below this article, you find three cool self-made stencils that can be printed out and cut out of plastic or cardboard and used by all!
Eule was violently evicted from a hammock on september 26th 2018, during the evictions in Hambach forest (NRW, Germany), pressed on the ground by several cops and got hands and feet tied. When the cops stood up, Eule allegedly tried to kick a standing cop in the face and missed them. Eule, with injuries themselves, was arrested denying ID and has been in pre-trial jail ever since with the accusations of “assaulting an officer” and “attempted dangerous assault”. During the public trials on February 4th and 18th of 2019, all nine cops` testimonies contradicted each other, and despite Eule’s lawyer questioning the lawfulness of the eviction and the reasoning for evicting a single hammock, judge Peter Königsfeld convicted Eule to 9 months of youth custody without probation. We are outraged by the fact that even without a consistent story, another political verdict was spoken against politcal activists. This is against all of us! Send mail to Eule, follow the case, organize solidarity and fight lignite mining, forest cutting, state and police!
For more info, see abcrhineland.blackblogs.org and our website. Mail Eule via: “Eule” unbekannte Person Aachen 8, JVA Köln, Rochusstraße 350, 50827 Köln.
“Absender: SSK z.H. ABC Rheinland, Salierring 37, 50677 Köln, Germany.”
“Eigentumsvorbehalt: Der Brief bleibt solange Eigentum des*der Absender*in, bis er der*dem Gefangenen persönlich ausgehändigt wurde. “Zur Habe Nahme” gilt nicht als persönliche Aushändigung im Sinne des Vorbehalts. Sollte ein Teil des Briefs nicht ausgehändigt werden, so ist dieser und nur dieser Teil unter Angabe der Gründe für die Nichtaushändigung an die*den Absender*in zurückzusenden. Der Rest ist auszuhändigen.”(https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/briefe-letters/).
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Press release from 03/01/2019 on the occupation of Eppenberg Forest
The forest is occupied!
We, activists from the Hambach Forest, have occupied the Eppenberg Forest since 02/15/2019. On an area of about 40 hectares, this is to be cut down for an industrial area. This, although there are already such areas with large unsold lots in the immediate vicinity.
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