Found on Dannenrod forest occupation blog https://waldstattasphalt.blackblogs.org/2020/01/15/we-live-in-war/
I wrote this post a time ago. Didn´t post it then. But today, after hearing that just in Colombia, only in the short time run of this new year, 20 peasant leaders have been killed already, I remember this text, and I share it now with you. Nothing has changed. Just today I feel it more. Hugs to everybody around Dannenroder forst! Keep radical!
We live in war.
We live in war. It is a hard statement but I hold it firmly.
I know it, but I don’t often feel it enough.
The feeling came again in an evening conversation with a kurdish friend, hearing him sharing about his life experience, and that of his relatives. My own family history came to my mind, about how my grandmother suffered from fascism till the point of losing her mother language.
But the thing is, we don’t know our present, and even less we know our past. Or at least, we don’t feel them enough. Having no memory is one of the worst things that can happen so us.
The news have reached us yesterday that the german government has decided that the Hambacher Forest should not be cut down. This is a statement of the Hambacher Forest Press Team:
This news brings us neither joy nor despair. We interpret this as part of a political strategy aimed at delegitimising the Hambacher forest occupation. In the following points we clarify this as an attack on the climate justice movement.
Mike from the Hambacher Forest says “I can’t accept that Hambacher Forest is used as a smokescreen to hide the ongoing ecocidal and imperialistic policy of the German state”
Contrary to what the government says, Hambacher Forest is not saved. more…
See also: Press Release
UPDATE January 21th:
After a protest by the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for Economic Affairs Pinkwart, RWE has published a new map, see below
. The question is, of course. whether this theater had been arranged beforehand. Because now the NRW state government is playing the role of savior of the forest and Morschenich..
An article appeared on the front page of the Aachener Nachrichten today under the heading: “Hambi saved, villages lost!”
On page three, a picture was published on how we should imagine this. Larger scale at the end of this article. So according to the plan, dredging should take place around the back of the forest, leaving a 400 m high hill with the rest of a lowland forest on it. Then the ex-Hambi will die of thirst.
Oops! Then we can cut and dig up the rest too. Pity! more…