Disaster Capitalism has only one answer and one “solution” to crisis after crisis of its own making: a permament state of emergency. Climate Disaster, Refugee Crisis, Global Fires and now a world-wide pandemic are answered to by the State after State with indiference, profiteering, higher levels of surveilance and with police batons. In effect millions are awaken to the realization of the the level of opression and indifference shared by all in power. Each crisis result in bottom up and community projects spring up. Mutual Support, Autonous, Anarchist and Community groups stepping in to fill the holow shell of the state and replace its empty promises and respond to its threats.
Each crisis raises new question and brings new issues to the forefront. Showing interconnectess and continuity of one crisis and each struggle to the next. Climate Catastrophe and Habitat destruction resulting in more species being displaced harvested and exploited transmitting desease after desease to the human population, as if defending itself. Vegan Animal Rights perspective points that this situation is not limited to China and the trade and consumption of wildlife and endangered species from which the covid 19/Corona virus seems to have jumped the species barrier. Even larger disaster is being brewed by the factory-farm-complex with its mass use of antibiotics in the feed resulting in a longer and longer list of antibiotic resistant, in effect bred through negligence, bacterial strains. This at the time when all illusion of social assistance, medical care and refugee rights is being cut back and eliminated. Action and resistance to this dynamic can and is the only answer. The battle between ecosystems, communities and global conglomerates and their right wing allies continues. In the end we all will be wearing masks…
More info: https://bureburebure.info/
There is also an english version, with a lot of information, but no actual news
UPDATE 20 July:
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
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Found on de.indymedia.org
Second UPDATE 6/26: The occupation was already cleared on the same day
First UPDATE 6/26: The house was occupied again (MAZ 2.2)
Morschenich Autonomous Zone (MAZ 2.1) Occupation Statement
Morschenich has been re-squatted! more…
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UPDATE April 24th
18:03 All who were imprisoned on April 23rd and 24th are free.
14:26 Over the next hour and a half, two people from House 1 will be brought before the committing magistrate at the Düren court house. Support desired.
12:50 Police operation ended. Everyone leaving the scene.
12:33 People in the trees are being evicted by climbing cops.
12:32 Eviction of the 2 people on the roof of the new #MAZ that was evicted yesterday is completed. Min. 1 person still in the tree in the garden.
This week the 2nd Hambi spring-clean will take place!
On March 22, 2019, we meet at the gravel pit at 10:00 o’clock, equip ourselves with garbage bags, garbage tongs and gloves to clean the forest from the garbage. At 3:00 pm the garbage will be picked up. Collecting point is on the L276 at the parking lot next to the slip-road to the ancient motorway A4. more…
On september 26th 2018, during evictions in Hambach forest (NRW, Germany), activist Eule was violently evicted from a hammock, pressed on the ground by several cops and got hands and feet tied. When the cops stood up, Eule allegedly tried to kick a standing cop in the face and missed them. Eule, with injuries themselves, was arrested denying ID and has been in pre-jail ever since with the accusations of “assaulting an officer” and “attempted dangerous assault”.
During the public trials on February 4th and 18th of 2019, all nine cops testimonies contradicted each other, and despite Eule’s lawyer questioning the lawfulness of the eviction and the reasoning for evicting a single hammock, judge Peter Königsfeld convicted Eule to 9 months of youth custody without probation.
We are outraged by the fact that even without a consistent story, another political verdict was spoken against political activists, This is against all of us!
So come on Sunday, the 17th of March, at 17o’clock in front of the JVA Köln-Ossendorf and let Eule hear your solidarity!
Greets of resistance
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A bit late, we found this article on Indymedia:
In the early morning hours of February 1st 2019, a group of activists successfully sabotaged two electrical boxes of RWE Power AG near the open-pit lignite mine Hambach (NRW, Germany). With prepared incendiary devices, the boxes’ electrics were irreparably damaged. The electrical boxes all around the 8×6 km mine provide electricity to pump the ground water in the whole area 450 meters below ground level – with severe consequences for flora and fauna, as the bordering Hambach Forest, a forest that is thousands of years old and gives home to numerous rare and protected species.
With this action, we achieved not only to destroy a part of RWE’s infrastructure directly, but also wanted to continue to cost the company money for replacements. Further, steady militant actions keep RWE’s security and the cops busy and express our resistance against climate killers, forest cutting and the criminalisation and ongoing evictions in the now seven-years old anarchist occupation in Hambach forest. Increasing repression won’t silence us and we will not be intrigued by “political” solutions, once again confirmed by the latest “solutions” by Berlin’s co2al commission. We demand:
- freedom for #FreeEule, the remaining three imprisoned people from #lausitz23 and all other prisoners!
- solidarity with the occupation in Hambach forest!
- the immediate exit from lignite mining and
- an end to the violent exploitation of our planet – climate justice now!
The action took place within the context of various militant actions around lignite mining and the Hambach mine in the last years that we stand in solidarity with.
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Press release from 03/01/2019 on the occupation of Eppenberg Forest
The forest is occupied!
We, activists from the Hambach Forest, have occupied the Eppenberg Forest since 02/15/2019. On an area of about 40 hectares, this is to be cut down for an industrial area. This, although there are already such areas with large unsold lots in the immediate vicinity.
Open Street Map more…
Call for Global Days of Action on 27 and 28 January 2019
On January 27th, exactly four years ago, the city of Kobane in northern Syria was freed from the hands of the gangs of the so-called Islamic State after months of fierce fighting by the courageous fighters of the YPJ and YPG. At that time, we poured onto the streets in our millions, day after day, week after week, to express our solidarity with the Kobane resistance and to compel the world to act. Nonstop, powerful actions outside the Middle East gave the comrades fighting in the city courage to continue and forced the international powers to act. more…
This is the updated action map of (almost) all barrios in Hambach Forest. To use it by yourselves, to print and to forward to others. Click on it to see it full size.
General overview: Open Street Map more…