Amtsgericht Jülich postponed trial from 11/27

The district court Jülich canceled the trial date on Nov.27th and the continuation date on Dec.11th and scheduled a new date for Dec.18th.
Statement by an accused:

“Obviously, after our trial announcement the court fears us and now wants to organize some Hundertschaft-units of the anti-riot police first to ensure “order”. That tells a lot about how much organs of repression respect and fear us meanwhile and shows that our strategies work. This assumption is corroborated by the fact that the court did not only deliver a copy to the accused, but also called people who are known to have ties to the forest occupation, to ensure that the information reaches everyone in any case. Apparently there was a fear that some people would appear in court anyway. See you on December 18th”

Statement to the Police Action on Nov. 22nd, 201818

On 19 November, activists in a question and answer session on security confronted North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul with topics from the Hambach Forest.
More hereMinister of the Interior can not give answers to police violence
The answer promptly followed on Thursday, November 22, 1818 in the form of a disproportionate police operation. The press release of the police Aachen, we have looked closer to it and adapted to the truth. Each comment largely refers to the respective sections of the press release.
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Eule in custody since 7 weeks

Found at https://de.indymedia.org/node/26110

Hambi-Activist Eule (=Owl, pronounce Oyle) has been in custody for seven weeks now. In recent days, residents of the Hambach Forest hoisted two banners in solidarity with Eule and all political prisoners from the trees – with the inscriptions “1, 2, 3, lasst Eule frei, 4, 5, 6, sonst komm’n wir mit der Flex” (1, 2, 3, set Eule free, 4, 5, 6, if not we’ll come with the flex = angle grinder) and “Our passion for freedom is stronger than your repression – Hacia una sociedad que no necesita prisiones – clinks to gap sites” more…

Attacks by Security Guards

The report below was sent to us:

In the past few days (as of 11/14/2018), a series of attacks, in our view with high certainty carried out by employees of RWE or subcontractors, took place on the Krähennest (Crow’s Nest).

  • Nocturnal throwing of explosive devices (firecrackers etc), several times, last in the night to 11/14/2018 in the period from 0.55 to 1.15 a total of 4 pieces, by ear obviously from the ancient A4 motorway at different points in the forest. We do not judge these attacks as targeted against us but above all also directed against the forest and its animals.
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Threat of the NRW regime: penalty payment of 20-25,000 euros if the meadow is not cleared until 11.12.2018!

With the threat of a penalty payment of 20-25,000 euros, the NRW regime, represented by the district of Düren, positions now their sharpest cannon to urge me to clear the protest and resistance camp on the meadow at Hambach Forest. A penalty of 20,000 – 25,000 euros, I can not come up with it just like that.

Then first off I will just have to endure any enforcement measures of the district of Düren, possibly even executions in the meadow, starting with entry of a security mortgage and subsequent compulsory auction of the meadow, more…

Herbert Reul lays out Populist zero-tolerance policing at “Literature against violence”

“NONE AND ALL ARE SAFE” NRWE CLIMATE DYSTOPIA by Herbert Reul

Herbert Reul, the RWE (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk) employed police chief and interior minister, fresh from staging the largest police action in North Rhine – Westphalia ever, this Monday gave a speech at, yes, “Literature Festival Against Violence” in Wuppertal. He spoke at a retirement home and instead of a table with books and an author signing his works, the lobby was full of police, there was no information or schedules nor mention of other events one usually sees at literary festivals like this even in smaller towns, instead there was private security, body guards in business suits and sunglasses. more…

Call for solidary trial support

Attention: Amtsgericht Jülich postponed trial from 11/27 to Dec. 18th

On Tuesday, november 27th, at 11:10 am, the first trial day against two activists will take place before the Amtsgericht (district court) in Jülich. They are accused of blocking the Hambach railroad at the beginning of July 2017, while the police were largely involved in the G20 summit in Hamburg. (Actions declaration und press review of the occurrence). In lawyer-German are the allegations “Widerstand gegen Vollstreckungsbeamte in besonders schwerem Fall” (§113 Abs. 2 StGB) (resistance to executory officer in a particularly severe case) and “Nötigung” (§240 StGB) (coercion). One of the defendants is also accused of “Sachbeschädigung” (§303 StGB) (material damage).
Of the total of eleven witnesses, the court plans to hear six (five of them cops) on the first day of the trial. Here is a statement of one of the defendants about the trial: more…

Presse Release – Minister of the Interior can not give answers to police violence

REUL’S VIOLENCE

Wuppertal, November 19th, 2018 – At a security and crime event held as part of the “LangLese” literature festival “Against Violence”, NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul was unable to escape questions about the recent police violence against climate activism in the Hambach Forest and mass civil disobedience by Ende Gelände.

At the question time the people brought the Minister in clear trouble explaining. Meanwhile, activists stood with their mouths taped in front of the minister in the audience and kept up photos with scenes of recent violence. Herbert Reul was visibly uncomfortable. He prohibited video recordings. more…

Speech at the forest walk

During the last two forest walks (Nov. 10 in Keyenberg, Nov. 11 in Hambi) last weekend, the text below was read out. It was written by a group of people from the forest and does not necessarily represent the opinion of the entire occupation.

The open pit Hambach progresses tirelessly and destroys habitat in favor of the production of electricity, which in large part in the industry in turn drives the destruction of habitat here and elsewhere. This destruction takes place both directly through the excavator buckets, which here and now take the habitat from humans and animals, and indirectly as the largest CO2 polluter in Europe and the resulting climate change.

The coal exit still remains manual work more…

Addendum to yesterday’s excavator occupation in Garzweiler

The statement below was sent to us

11/13/2018 Addendum to yesterday’s occupation of an excavator at the bottom level of the open pit mine Garzweiler II
By one of the participants.

First of all: Yes, the excavator was standing still during our occupation, but half an hour before it was still runnung and we assumed, that it was only a brief stop to shift change. As long as RWE does not publish its maintenance plans, this is unavoidable, so come on with the maintenance plans!
The operation was still disturbed anyway, because the work had to be cancelled and must be made up, also the parts of the excavator on which we were locked had to be cut with an angle grinder, which means additional maintenance works 😉

Some more words about the eviction
We are very surprised by the brutality with which most of the RWE employees met us before the police arrived. While more…