Dec. 1st Cologne: Demo “Stop Coal – Climate Protection Now!”

🗣 Meeting point Hambi-Block Sound-Truck (second last truck), corner Herbert-Liebertz-Weg / Siegburgerstrasse from 11:00. Open Street Map

Prelude 12:00

Start of the demo 1:00 pm
Route:
Deutzer Werft, Herbert-Liebertz-Weg, Siegburger Straße, Deutzer Brücke, Neuköllner Straße, Blaubach, Mühlenbach, an der Malzmühle, Deutzer Brücke Deutzer Werft. 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…

Movie Nights @ HambiCamp: Brand I – III ( de|en )

Tuesday, October 23rd
Brand I: On property rights to land and forests
Brand II: Presence of old places and costing nature

Wednesday, October 24th
Brand III: Resistance within riches (updated 2018 version)

This week we’ll be screening the Brand trilogy by Susanne Fasbender at the Hambi-Camp in Manheim. Impressive and sometimes surreal oppressive scenes from the coal country of Rhineland (and in particular the Hambi) depict the epic devastation caused by resource extraction & land grabbing in context of the economic growth paradigm and the climate crisis – a process that has been affecting this region across generations now.

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Paragraph 11 and GhostTown: the New Front Line

As forest communities one after another have been demolished, new tree houses and occupations and their extended defenses have been popping up like mushrooms after the rain: Fendria, Ghostown and Paragraph 11.
P11 and Ghostown have been surrounded by all around barricade-like walls, with inside a village like community of ground blockaders with kitchens, supply storage. P11 has areas protected not just by one perimeter of rampart walls, more…

Response to The Tragic Death of Our Comrade

When not just one but millions of lives are taken by coal particulates, climate change and repression, even to those proactively resisting those destructive and deadly dynamics those lives seem rather distant as if an important but almost as if a statistic. It is a different matter altogether when that life that perishes is one of one that you have known, shared meals and stood on the front-line with.  more…

Demonstration For Hambi, Wed 5.9 Possible Eviction Day

Securing of evidence?This was a house before the so-called securing of evidence. Click for an enlargement

DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT OF HAMBI 5.9 WED Buir Train-station.

Regardless of, and perhaps especially because of the now 3 weeks of massive police actions: barricade clearings, constant harassment, arrests (now of 26+ all but 2 now released) meadow raid and confiscations, and now the information that large police action might be planned for this Wednesday the response to all this Climate Killing Bullshit has just been freaking phenomenal.  Supporters have been constantly streaming in and despite the searches, bringing over a ton of eviction food and supplies (with tools, pallets and climbing supplies being stolen by the co2ps).  Hundreds have visited, stayed and supported regardless of constant harassment even of the official protest Mahnwache, access to which is “legally” guaranteed without id checks and controls (those pressing this issue have been able to get in without being checked, others have just given their names without presenting ids). Also please remember that the forest is large so it is really hard to cut off all access from outside… more…

Columbian Post-Colonialist Coal: – RWE #1 Importer

500 years of Resistance in Colombia
Columbian Coal Extractionism: Historical perspective

Inhabited by at least 80 indigenous groups which conquerers attempted to enslave and exterminate, Colombia was subjected to large wave of importation of African slaves, which have rebelled and continued their uprising against colonizers, then land owners and now corporate interests with resistance continuing to this day. Both indigenous and afro-americans do not equate to this day an economic but emotional, and spiritual connection to the land. While the power to this day remains in hands of limited number of rulling families descending from the colonizers. While discrimination and inequality economic and otherwise has led to guerrilla warfare. Together with the struggle grew paramilitary groups compromising private armies protecting landowners and reinforcing the european development perspective, enforced by deeply ingrained racism. more…