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…
In the course of militarized assault on the meadow on August 28, an activist from the forest was taken down off the kitchen roof after updating the outside on the situation in the meadow and arrested He was taken to the police HQ in Aachen, where he was identified. It was found that there is still an outstanding fines for previous accusations resulting out of actions in the Hambach Forest. The police therefore threatened with a sentence of 150 days jail. The daily rates were advanced by a solidarity private person who is no financial standing to cover the costs long term. As fines are an attempt to drain financial resources of the movement please help us gather funds to at least partially repay this sum. We ask you to carry together this penalty of 1500 € (10 € x 150 days) ! Please participate in this donation call. No JUStice – no peace! more…
After the destruction of a large part of the meadow occupation by the police we call for a demo against state arbitrariness and for the preservation of Hambach Forest.
On Tuesday, the police brutally cleared the meadow camp, destroyed several buildings, stole water, tools and other infrastructure, and did not stop at personal items such as tents, sleeping bags, and cameras.
All those present in the meadow were given a sending-off – and this on a private property and without the owner of the meadow being informed. 15 people were arbitrarily arrested and access to the meadow and the publicly accessible forest was denied all day long. That is completely disproportionate!
The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia is trying to criminalize the resistance and to wear it down, because the meadow camp is an important infrastructure of resistance in the Hambach Forest.
But we will not accept that! We will not let that stop us!
Together, we will vigorously move with many in a demonstration to the meadow and protest for the preservation of Hambach forest and thus for climate justice.
Together we will prevent the clearing and save the Hambach forest!
Place: Buir Railway station (Open Street Map)
Time: 5:00 pm meeting point, 5:30 Start of the demo
Final rally: about 6:30
Following the demonstration, there will be food in the meadow camp and this way the meadow will be revived collectively.
It is serious, the evacuation of the Hambach Forest occupation is approaching daily.
For three days now there is permanent police force in the wood. The police has meanwhile cleared all access roads and has already provided heavy machinery in the surrounding villages (water cannons, eviction tanks, etc, …)
But it is not over yet! Not one tree was cut until now and with your help it will stay that way. Day X has not arrived yet, but the overall situation will challenge the power of the activists, so your support is more important than ever.
Every person who comes to us empowers us to fight.
Let’s defend the Hambach Forest! Now!