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!
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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…
Personal report by Christiane, written on November 19, 2018
All tree caves are open again!
5 weeks of intensive commitment to the opening of tree holes are behind us – now the goal is reached!
A GREAT THANK YOU to all who were involved with heart and hand: activists, friends, visitors, biologists. Everyone helped in giving back place to live to bats, birds and dormice and making Hambi more alive. more…
🗣 Meeting point Hambi-Block Sound-Truck (second last truck), corner Herbert-Liebertz-Weg / Siegburgerstrasse from 11:00. Open Street Map
Start of the demo 1:00 pm
Deutzer Werft, Herbert-Liebertz-Weg, Siegburger Straße, Deutzer Brücke, Neuköllner Straße, Blaubach, Mühlenbach, an der Malzmühle, Deutzer Brücke Deutzer Werft. more…
“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…
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No jobs on a dead planet – digger occupation in Hambach Forest
In the early morning of Sunday, October 21th, 2018, a group of activists once again occupied and thus blocked a digger in the coal mine. The activists climbed up peacefully and attached banners saying “No jobs on a dead planet”, emphasizing once more that the action is directed against the coal mine and not against the workers.
The folks wanted to raise awareness about the fact that a temporary stop to deforestation does not put an end to the destructive coal mining. Still nature is being destroyed, villages demolished, people being forced to relocate and whole regions of land being devastated for the generations to come. While they are continuously hiding behind practical constraints of public concern, coal extraction is continued for private interests only. more…