5 persons arrested! No recognizable reasons

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The last ones first

Sun., 11.22.
7:50 All are free!
4:30 The confetti lies lonely and shivering on the floor of the waiting room. In the solidary cars in front of the police station, it is warm and cozy. There are still 2 people inside, who refuse to give their personal details.
2:15 The third person is free!
0:00 pm Because of a starting pyjama party, the confetti launchers were removed by the already enervated police officers from the offices of the Kerpen police station which were utilized as waiting rooms.

Sat., 11.21.
11:45 pm In the waiting room of the police station, it may be warm, but also boring…
9:28 pm The second person is outside!
9:20 pm At this time one person is being treated ID (The police is trying to determine the identity by taking fingerprints) and, according to the police, s-he will be released afterwards. As the police officers allegedly just have to investigate an important criminal case, the others will not be ID-treated until about 10 o’clock.
9:12 pm They are taken to the police station in Kerpen. One person is already free again. Apparently the small group was spotted at the station by two securities (unknown whether RWE or other). A car pursued the group and shortly after the 5 were arrested and taken to Kerpen. Supposedly they committed bicycle theft.

Today at about 6:00 pm a group of people was on their way from the station of Buir to the meadow. Two railway employees talked to them, then after 1/2 km, they were surrounded by six police cars with their blue lights flashing and arrested!

Important Information on the Action Week

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Action week is getting started, here are some basics to know:

The action week is a space for you to take action and to come to the community and meet people. We will be giving a brief introductory workshop on the area and the history of Hambach resistance at 12 tomorrow (Sunday), hopefully to be repeated again if needed. We will not be leading activities or classes in the style of a skillshare week. This week is autonomous and self-organising!

1. Names – we recommend giving yourself a different name on camp to the one on your birth certificate, almost everyone here does it. Not giving out your full name or address etc. is a good idea – don‘t feed the cops!

2. Phones – if you don‘t want the police to know where you are the best thing you can do is leave your phone at home.

3. Cars – you can bring a car but expect to be used to fetch water and food etc..! Be aware your numberplate will most probably be noted by the police.

4. Rats – we have a bit of a rat problem unfortunately so please bring rat-proof boxes to keep your things in – rats will chew threw tents and bags if people are not around to eat food, traces of food, things that smell like food, or even things like soap and condoms – so bring metal or plastic containers for your stuff – any you can donate too would be brilliant

We look forward to meeting you all!

Birthday of the Meadow!

Today exactly three years ago, about 15-20 people occupied the today (in)famous meadow on the edge of the Hambach Forest, accompanied by the press, after a press conference at the four-day evacuation of the first occupation in the forest. During the first couple of days, there were several attempts by the police to evacuate the meadow, but without success.


Arrestation of the owner

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Once they even arrested the owner, Kurt Classen and led him away in handcuffs on the grounds that he would interfere with police operations, although he just wanted to show to the cops his ownership documents on spot. For this he was detained almost 2 hours in a police patrol car until finally the press showed up and was interested in his detention. Then the cops had to listen to Kurt Classsen and as a result to inspect the meadow with flashlights (in the meantime darkness had come), only to find out that we actually were on his land and they could do nothing. more…

ENDE GELÄNDE … and what’s next? ACTION CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 7th / 8th

We received this invitation by email:

“ENDE GELÄNDE in August was the biggest civil disobedience action of the climate movement. 1,500 people occupied the coal mine Garzweiler. Many participated for the first time to such an action. Despite massive violence and threat of repression from police and RWE, we could not be stopped and we halted the excavators. In addition, ENDE GELÄNDE brought the conflict between climate protection and coal mining back into the national media. For many, this was a challenging but also encouraging experience that leaves you wanting more! more…

July 17th – No Border Marocco in Cologne

On Friday July 17th 7 p.m. an info event takes place in the AZ Cologne about the situation at the EU borders in Spain to Marocco. Flyer

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No Borders Maroc

The external european border and ways of fighting it

As a result of the externalization of Europe’s borders, thousands of migrants are stuck in northern Morocco and live in harsh conditions while trying to cross the Mediterranean or the border fences of the spanish exclaves Ceuta and Melilla. more…

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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FRACKANPADA, 13.-19. July 2015

http://frackanpada.frackingez.org/

FRACKANPADA an international Anti-Fracking Camp, 13-19 July 2015 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country

FRACKANPADA an international Anti-Fracking Camp, 13-19 July 2015 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country

This summer European anti-fracking movements are mobilising for action against fracking in Basque Country – close to the Spanish-French border, 500 km west of Barcelona. Anti-fracking collectives from several countries are calling on activists from across Europe to gather near Gasteiz-Vitoria for a week-long Frackanpada camp with actions and skill-sharing to organise our struggles in defense of the land, for social justice and for a sustainable society as well as developing our resistance against fossil fuel extraction and the underlying system of corporate profit and state evictions and repression.

The camp will bring together the people involved in the struggle against fracking from all corners of Europe, to share experiences and exchange skills; to put into practice participatory ways of social organising and visions of just alternatives; and to take action to expose and halt the practice of fracking. There will be a wide range of activities for everyone, from workshops and talks to films, activities for children and skill-shares. We want to learn about fracking, and share skills for resisting this industry from groups all over Europe and further afield, we also want to connect this struggle to other struggles against climate change, fossil fuel extraction, social injustice and other threats that our communities face. An open call for the camp’s programme is online and inviting proposals.

The location of the camp has strong symbolic meaning as a spot with plans for fracking. The camp is right next to a former drilling site which they want to expand for shale gas extraction. Frackanpada has the support from inhabitants of the nearby village, that allowed us to camp on their land. Local activists are clear that now is the time to re-escalate action in the region “The more numerous we are, the more it will cost them”.

Only together we can stop and resist their plans. It’s time to stop their nonsense. It’s time for action! No fracking here nor anywhere!

There will be a carpool. Send a mail to hfb-carpool _ riseup.net if you have a car and/or want to join!

Moro Info: frackanpada.frackingez.org
Contact: frackanpada _ riseup.net