We need your support! Open letter by Fridays For Future Rojava

fridays for future rojava logoDear 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. Since 2012, when the revolution in Rojava began, we have been building an alternative model for society – based on the three fundamental principles of women’s liberation, ecology and radical democracy. In the last 7 years, bottom up, self administrated and ecological projects have been created everywhere: neighbourhood councils – women’s centres) – educational academies – an alternative, free school system – economic and agricultural cooperatives – and much more besides. All areas of life have been reorganised from the bottom up. In the past, everything used be governed from Syria’s capital Damascus. Now we govern ourselves. In all these new structures, women organise themselves autonomously so they can form a counterbalance to the power structures of patriarchy. more…

Skillshare 2019.2 – Timetable

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 skillsharing.hambacherforst@nullriseup.net. 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.

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Reply to the press release of the administrative court Aachen about its decision on an eviction of the meadow occupation

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.

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An Open Answer to Extinction Rebellion Köln

The following text was published (and commented, mainly in english) on the german version of our site.
It is an open answer to Extinction Rebellion Köln. It is continuing the discourse that started on the hambibleibt mastodon account with a thread about controversies related to XR.
To read how it started follow this link:
https://todon.nl/@hambibleibt/102600200712652034
why we choose to be on mastodon you can read here: https://twitter.com/HambiBleibt/status/1158493876518301696

AN OPEN ANSWER TO XR KÖLN: more…

Skillsharing Camp in Hambach Forest, Sept 15th – 23rd

The second Skillsharing Camp of this year will take place from September 15th to 23rd. Here is the current Timetable.
We, the orga team, are currently very understaffed. If you are currently in the forest and / or in the meadow and you can imagine helping, then write to skillsharing.hambacherforst@nullriseup.net. No prior knowledge required 😉

We still don’t have a kitchen crew. If you happen to be a culinary collective that can imagine cooking in the period then write as well.

Also artists, speakers and people who are already in demand can write.

Bure ( F ) : Lejuc Forest occupied again

More info: https://bureburebure.info/
There is also an english version, with a lot of information, but no actual news

UPDATE 20 July:

9h00
Occupied trees : all occupied trees are evicted.

That was a short occupation! But not the last one. In total, since the beginning of the reoccupation attempt, we counted 17 arrests:

  • 8 people in ID checks, everyone is released
  • 8 people in custody, everyone is released
  • 1 person under a judicial supervision with territory ban was arrested and sent to jail for four months for violating their judicial supervision

Calling of some forest occupants on the occasion of yesterday’s announcement of RWE, they want to fell trees in Hambi

German original: Indymedia

RWE announced yesterday via press release in their usual self-assured style, “within a short time” to want to fell trees, which are “dead or incurably damaged by the drought of last summer as well as by pest infestation”. Affected are allegedly 9 different, unspecified, locations in the occupied part of the forest, in the Merzenicher Erbwald near Morschenich, in the forest near the Hambach railroad and in the mining area.

Although we have nothing against trees occasionally falling on the rails, we will refer to the more ecologically valuable contiguous woodlands in the occupied part of the forest and in the Merzenicher Erbwald. more…

Some thoughts by Luna about shoes, standing up and respect

Since I am not present today and I also miss the chance for a last word, I formulate here a few (not sober) thoughts on the tripod process and the orderly detention for “lack of respect.”

During the scandal negotiation from 13.06. I was the only one on the prosecution / defense bench who wore shoes from the beginning. I wonder now, why actually? Why do I wear shoes in bright sunshine? Well, probably two reasons. First, I find hot asphalt in the summer actually not very pleasant. And second, presumably vanity. I mean, if I’m dressed completely black for the process somehow also black shoes belong to it. Maybe vanity is a weakness of mine. But there is certainly no lack of respect. more…