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…
UPDATE: Deges (the company that wants to build the highway) announced on Friday to delay the tree felling by one year. The activists still want to fit out their tree houses and hibernate in them, because they did not refrain from executing the planned project! Deferred is not equal to canceled!
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In Dannenrod Forest between Dannenrod, Lehrbach and Niederklein on the edge of the Vogelsberg district (near Marburg, Giessen) trees were occupied in an old, intact mixed forest to prevent the expansion of the A49 motorway! Further information – see press release below.
There are people in the trees – but there was already police contact in the forest today. Kites (birds) and helicopters (machines) circle over the treetops. Fire salamanders and humans move at the roots of the trees and are happy about supporters.
The people in the forest are looking forward to local support and solidarity! A blog is under development at https://waldstattasphalt.blackblogs.org/. more…
“For Hambach we will design a completely new lignite planning,
so that the forest could be preserved permanently” …
… thus “recently” the CEO of RWE AG, Rolf Martin Schmitz, according to Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, edition Rhein-Erft, page 32, last column, last paragraph: “Excavators come closer to the forest”.
What does that mean in detail? more…
Eighteen activists were in custody – after having prevented with their bodies bucket-wheel excavators in Lusatia (East Germany) from continuing to dig lignite. Nine have now disclosed their personal details and are set free, 9 others are still imprisoned. Every bit of lignite that we extract and burn makes it less likely that we will stay below the 1.5 °C target. Every bit of lignite we can block from being burnt makes it more likely that we will still be able to sustain our livelihood and eventually create a good life for all. more…
UPDATE Feb 18th, 2019: Eule was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment without probation. More at some point abcrhineland.blackblogs
Detailed report also (in German): https://www.taz.de/Archiv-Suche/!5574470&s=Eule/
UPDATE First day of Eule’s trial is over. Arrest warrant not canceled.
Next date Feb. 18th, 1:00 am.
Für einen lustigen Prozessbericht: https://www.taz.de/Archiv-Suche/!5567531&s=Eule/
Call for the first day:
After more than four months of custody, the trial against Eule will take place on Monday, February 4th.
Charges are assaulting law enforcement officers after §114-1 StGB in concert with attempted dangerous bodily injury after §§ 224-1 Ziffer 2, 22, 23, 52 StGB.
Eule will be happy about solidary trial support! more…
We, a group of Hambi activists, want to organize evening events in your city. It should be about stories from the Hambach Forest and about writing history ourselves. The leitmotif of the event will be the hope that arises when we bring about change through joint action. We want to take you on a journey by six years of forest occupation and movement building, and to find paths with you on which this journey can go on, to system change and beyond. more…
@HambiBleibt-TV On sunday Nov. 18, at 5:00 pm some of us answered in live stream your questions to Hambach Forest about life in the occupation, clima crisis, the colourful resistance against it and much more.
Go to the link below to see the live stream in full length, in German only:
See also Twitter @HambiBleibt
Steffen Meyn ∗ September 11th, 1991 – † September 19th 2018
You are always where we are!
Our heart is filled with the love
you shared with us.
We smile, are happy and thankful,
because you lived with us.
Our eyes see all that you left behind.
We do what you would have wanted:
Opening our eyes, loving, smiling, carrying on.
Encountering with esteem and respect
the humans, the animals, the nature.
Preserving the creation, responsibly
dealing with the environment, with Mother Earth and that we
represent our values with love, courage, strength, stamina and
steadfastly with God’s help.
In our hearts you are living on, your doing, your being. more…
Program Hambi Trip Oct. 12th, 2018
We all meet at the station Buir at 10:30 and together we walk to the vigil.
Here is the exact program: more…
Now all the more!
Demonstration for the preservation of the Hambach forest and the immediate exit from fossil fuels.
Thursday, 09/27/2018, Buir station with kick-off rally
Start of the demonstration: 5:00 pm
Since 09/13/2018, RWE and the state government try with a massive police operation to evict the tree houses in the Hambach Forest under threadbare justifications. Tens of thousands of people have faced up to this madness with demonstrations, sitting blocks, petitions, forest walks and occupations of the coal railway and power plants. more…