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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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It is incomprehensible to us how people continue to empower themselves to decide what happens to nature. And since nature can not defend itself, we have decided to be this defense!
In a time of approaching climate catastrophe we don’t need no further destruction of intact forests. We need a political system that ceases to subordinate nature to economic interests.
The aim of the occupation is therefore to give the local resistance a place of networking and exchange.
“We want to show alternative lifestyles to motivate and support people against a system that exploits the living space of us all!” – Leony
The majority of the inhabitants of Eppenberg itself is against the project.
And as has already been proven in Hauroth, they will not agree to such a thing.
Also the people from Masburg, who speak out against the destruction of areas in their village, are cordially invited.
The activists in Eppenberg Forest