Action Ticker – Ende Gelände

It’s a big day! Since the early morning, more than a thousand activists are stirring up the coal region.
We will keep you updated here.

“Ende Gelände” has their own Ticker.

Abbreviations: TH=Tagebau Hambach (Hambach Mine), TG=Tagebau Garzweiler (Garzweiler Mine) TI=Tagebau Inden, DI=Demonstration Inden
The crowd is splitting up into several large groups called Fingers

August 15 Ticker

    07:00 TG Crowd of over thausand leaving climate camp, chanting “Let’s go Ende Gelände!”
    07:10 TG Climbing activists block motorway A61 by abseiling from a Bridge and banner drop – road closed
    07:30 TG Green Finger passed under motorway, now free passage to the mine edge – People hurt by pepperspray
    08:00 TG Green Finger is on the way into the mine, 30-40 people stopped&surrounded by police – Take Care!
    08:10 TG 30-40 People arrested, 5 injured by pepperspray, 2 by police batons
    08:20 TG Riot Police entering mine at village Hochneukirch
    08.30 TG Mine Security (RWE) is refusing press entry to the protests in the mine
    08:31 TG Close Cooperation: RWE AG is driving police into the mine with company jeeps
    08:39 TG Police has reached Green Finger, arrests happened – 200 people regroup and make their way to the first digger
    08:50 TG Police and RWE Security join forces – first arrests in the mine
    08:55 TG WDR Radio confirms Autobahn A61 closed due to climate activists more…

Defend the Hambach Forest! Freedom for Jus!

On the 22nd of July the tower – to this date the only remaining living barricade – got evicted. The tower blocked an important access way to the Hambach Forest and its occupation.
During the 14 hours of the eviction, four activists were arrested of who three have been released, while one is in detention awaiting trial in the JVA (jail) in Köln-Ossendorf. Jus is accused of resisting the eviction. The cops are trying to justify the detention by claiming that Jus doesn’t have a legal address and allegedly “no social obligations in Germany”. Therefore, they think that it’s likely that he will “stay away from trial”.
For us, it’s not acceptable that people experience repression based on their activism against the destruction of nature. Therefore we are calling you to join the manifestation on Saturday 25th of July at 2pm in front of the JVA Köln-Ossendorf. We want to be loud and angry and show diverse forms of solidarity with Jus and all prisoners. Furthermore, there will be the possibility to inform oneself about the occupation of the Hambach Forest and about resistance against ignite mining in this area in general.

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Plane Stupid blocks Heathrow Airport

planestupid.com (“bringing the aviation industry back down to earth!”) blocked heathrow airport today.

As you’re reading this I am sitting in a police cell. I was one of the 12 people from Plane Stupid who were responsible for breaking onto the runway yesterday morning at Heathrow Airport and holding up flights.
The reason we decided to take what might seem like such extreme action is quite simple: we cannot build anymore new airport runways if we are serious about averting climate catastrophe. This action was a message to the Government who now have to make a decision based on a public debate that until now has virtually ignored the climate change implications. Heathrow versus Gatwick? We can’t expand either if we still remain serious about stopping climate change. more

Blockades in the open cast mine Hambach, after today’s press conference

At 11 AM, a press conference took place at the meadow occupation next to the Hambach Forest. Main topic was the occupation of 4 huge diggers in the open cast mine Hambach last weekend. Afterwards, headed to the mine again. 4 Persons locked themselves to a ropebelt conveyor, which transports the excavation material away from the digger, which had to stop his work at once. Others blocked directly the bucket wheel of the digger.
Several people were arrested, but at the moment (16:30), the ropebelt conveyor is still blocked.


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We made ​​our move – the board has grown

Four bucket wheel excavators in the open-cast lignite mine Hambach are occupied!

July 4, 2015

At the Climate Games in Amsterdam today countless playgroups make their moves. Team Blue (the police) and the team of industrial companies play their usual strategy: In Amsterdam they want to expand the West port for coal transshipment and in the resident companies they strongly contribute to the fact that the world’s climate passes several points of no return. Thereafter, the further warming would get unpredictable and irreversible. Our teams hamper them, as far as possible without being beaten by Team Blue. Their game objective is to enable a smooth flow of the work of destruction.
This year, a team in the Rhineland has stumbled over the fact that the playing field is not limited to the Amsterdam West Port. While it is folded by all sorts of boundaries together, but we can unfold and make our move at any time, anywhere – after all, the other side also works as good as anywhere in the world.
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Excavator occupations in the open pit of Hambach – Newsticker


July 4, 2015
The latest information at the top.

21:00 All the people involved today have been released from the police station in Düren. We are happy and celebrate the successful campaign!

17:20 On top of the digger at the edge of the pit still flies the Jolly Roger, one lonely person is clearing up ther (or whatever). Occupiers and climbing teams are no longer visible. Still, the excavator stands still.
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We made ​​our move – the board has grown

Four bucket wheel excavators in the open-cast lignite mine Hambach are occupied!

July 4, 2015

At the Climate Games in Amsterdam today countless playgroups make their moves. Team Blue (the police) and the team of industrial companies play their usual strategy: In Amsterdam they want to expand the West port for coal transshipment and in the resident companies they strongly contribute to the fact that the world’s climate passes several points of no return. Thereafter, the further warming would get unpredictable and irreversible. Our teams hamper them, as far as possible without being beaten by Team Blue. Their game objective is to enable a smooth flow of the work of destruction.
This year, a team in the Rhineland has stumbled over the fact that the playing field is not limited to the Amsterdam West Port. While it is folded by all sorts of boundaries together, but we can unfold and make our move at any time, anywhere – after all, the other side also works as good as anywhere in the world.
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Arts and Culture Festival 2015

From July 20th until 26th 2015, there will be a colorful and creative protest on the meadow occupation against lignite mining in the Hambach forest.

If you like creative things as painting, music, clowning, building huts and barricades, gardening in a community, self-organized performances, yoga, circus or other artistic exchange, then you’re on a right place here.
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CALLOUT to Pyhäjoki / Finland

A callout by our friends in Finland to fly by at their camp against a newly built nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki.

CALLOUT: July approaches, the eviction threat grows – get yourself to Hanhikivi post-haste!

Fennovoima-Rosatom’s nuclear power project is now at a critical point.
Fennovoima is supposed to hand over the keys – symbolical and concretical – to Rosatom on the 1st of July. However, Rosatom wants – as agreed – the area without troublesome extra attachments.

Requirements for a police-assisted eviction are however not quite ready yet. The people still holding on to their lands and cottages in the area have been sent a message by Fennovoima, in which is demanded that the last missing cottage-keys be surrendered to the company at the latest on Friday 26th of June. If this does not happen, the issue will proceed to the Distraint Authorities [the authority managing forced collection of debts, taxes, etc.] according to Fennovoima. more…