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…

Why we do not want to have police in the forest

During last forest walk (11/11/2018), two police officers participated. Constant calls and transpis made these contact officers realize that they had no business in the forest and then they went away towards the end of the walk.

What it means to people when police are in the forest can be difficult to understand for many people who have not had much to deal with police and were not involved in the evictions. For weeks the forest was besieged by hundertschaft-units (Units of the federal security alert police of about hundred officers), SEK, eviction tanks. Week-long eviction, that means sleep deprivation for many nights, psychological pressure and stress, to see how your friends are beaten up and the destruction of your home. This psycho terror by the police in recent months had traumatic consequences for many people. The Hambach Forest was and is a living space for many people, above all, a free space, which it is no longer, when police are walking by the forest.

Today there were many small rounds in which the topic “police in the forest” was discussed energetically and emotionally. Since many participators in the forest walk could not understand why we react this way, we want to make it clear once again, since today it was not really the right place nor enough tranquility for a detailed discussion of the topic. more…

Eviction of the Trebur Forest occupation!

This morning started the eviction of the occupation in Trebur Forest near Frankfurt! The forest has been occupied for some time to fight against the planned expansion of Frankfurt airport!

For climate justice and against the expansion of Frankfurt Airport!
Solidarity with the occupiers!

We need support in the forest! Come over!

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