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.
Coalition of Climate Justice Movements
A common declaration on climate crisis, energy transition and extractivism in Latin America.
Social movements were already organising their opposition to COP25 – in which those most affected by climate violence would be sidelined – even before the popular mobilisation started in Chile and Sebastián Piñera suspended the talks.
A gathering in Chile in September brought together frontline defenders to discuss the climate crisis, a just energy transition from the mining extractivist model that is killing Chileans and people all over the global South. more…
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Come to the third and presumably last day of the lawsuit for blockading the Weisweiler power plant in 2017.
The proceedings for the claim for damages of 2 million € by RWE are still pending.
The criminal case against five activists because of the blockade of the Weisweiler power plant goes into the final round. Simultaneously with the climate negotiations in Bonn in 2017, one of Europe’s dirtiest CO2 emitters had to be shut down almost completely for several hours. more…
On October 7th, 2018, shortly after the clear cutting stop, an activist gave a speech during the forest walk, in which among other things she called to continue fighting against coal despite the clear cutting stop. Now, more than a year later, she was fined € 600 (60 daily sentences of € 10 each) for “calling for crimes”. We deliberately did not mobilize for the law suit on a large scale, as the activist suffers from massive trauma consequences from police brutality during the large eviction actions in the fall of 2018, and a major trial with a large audience, many cops, etc. was likely to cause further damage. But that does not mean that we do not want to annoy the repressive organs even after the court’s verdict. Therefore, this call: more…
With this text, we (a small number of people living in the Hambach Forest) want to point out the connections between global problems and conflicts.
+++ Oct. 30, lawsuit for power plant blockade by WEshutDown, 1st day +++
+++ Rally in front of the court on October 30 from 07:30 +++
November 13, 9:00
December 4, 12:00
Amtsgericht (District Court) Eschweiler,
Room 17, 1st floor
Kaiserstr. 6, 52249 Eschweiler, Open Street Map
See you in front of the court? more…
We are happy to announce that David Rovics will not only be on October 17th in the Allerweltshaus in Cologne, but also on October 23rd playing in the hambi. Details about start time and place (meadow or forest) will follow soon. Come in plenty!
Dear students of Fridays For Future,
We have been following the world wide climate protests and strikes with great excitement. And since we founded Fridays For Future Rojava in May of this year we have been protesting and striking along side you!
Fridays For Future has brought young people together all over the world, united by the understanding that we cannot continue living in a world in which nature is being destroyed!
The reality in Rojava, the Kurdish region of Northern Syria, is very different from the reality in many places, where there are local chapters of FFF. more…
This is the temporary timetable for the skillsharing camp. This isn’t the final version. The participation of many is vital to the skillsharing camp. If you have a skill you want to share or you want to talk about a specific topic… go for it and write an e-mail about what you want to do and when, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All workshops and events are at the meadow or the forest.
The workshops are generally on the meadow, if there are at an other place, it’s mentioned in the title. Here is the current map with all workshop locations.
A little annotation: Title and description are from the people doing the workshops. We, the orga, do explicitly not support every content. We are a diverse movement and of course different opinions are required.
We do NOT want racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, other group-applied hostility against people and generally right-wing shit.
The translation isn’t finished yet, it’s going to be finished the next days.
Kurt Claßen, the owner of the meadow, wrote the mail below. We translated the most important paragraph:
The question of whether the protest camp next to Hambach Forest must be evicted or not, was not the subject of the decision of the Administrative Court of Aachen in an urgent procedure, thus the the court has not decided in this. The subject of the decision of the Administrative Court was rather the question of whether the ordinance order of the Kreis (district) of Düren is unlawful. The press release saying that the administrative court Aachen has decided this: “protest camp in Hambach Forest must be evicted“ is wrong.