German original: Indymedia
RWE announced yesterday via press release in their usual self-assured style, “within a short time” to want to fell trees, which are “dead or incurably damaged by the drought of last summer as well as by pest infestation”. Affected are allegedly 9 different, unspecified, locations in the occupied part of the forest, in the Merzenicher Erbwald near Morschenich, in the forest near the Hambach railroad and in the mining area.
Although we have nothing against trees occasionally falling on the rails, we will refer to the more ecologically valuable contiguous woodlands in the occupied part of the forest and in the Merzenicher Erbwald. more…
THE EVICTION CONTINUED TODAY, TUESDAY!
See also Day X proclaimed again
What do we need? Sleeping bags, power banks, hot food / drinks, musical instruments, banners, songs, power – many people, many voices, many blockades, many actions!
Parliamentary observers and press are very welcome!
Current situation via twitter: #hambibleibt #hambacherforst or on site: @hambibleibt @krahennest @HambiChaos @HambiLluna @ImWinkel1 @oaktown1312
Action map of Hambach Forest
Die Person befindet sich über Nacht in der Gesa in Aachen. Weiteres erfahren wir im Laufe des Tages. #freethemall
12:00 am “End of the operation”: Police and RWE leave the forest. It may be that it will take a while for everyone to get away or that they come back at any time. Criminal charge now: attempted grievous bodily harm because of a fallen bucket. Regardless of the content, this could have injured a person on the ground from this large fall height.
11:20 Currently all eviction measures are discontinued. The person is brought to Aachen. It will be checked if this is the one whom the police is looking for.
11:05 One person “voluntarily” left a tree house and is now in police treatment on the former A4. It is unclear what the reasons are and whether that has any impact on the ongoing eviction.
10:50 The first tree of the day is felled. more…
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Since today there is a large police operation in Hambach Forest again.
In the early morning hours, the vigil was surrounded and searched, allegedly to check the conditions imposed by the assembly authority.
Then police entered the forest with 2 hundreds, together with RWE workers and security guards, according to their own statements in order to eliminate “trash and non-forest objects and to restore traffic safety”. Nothing new, they often come for such “floor clearances”, which is to destroy kitchens, toilets and other infrastructure that are located on the floor. more…
“Hey you out there,
Hereby we (people from in and around the occupation of Eppenberg Forest) invite you to come on March 30, 2019 to the forest day in Eppenberg Forest, in order to get to know the occupation and background of the protest there.
More info: eppenbergerwald.noblogs.org more…
No subtitles by now, but this is no problem. This report gives a good optical impression of the eviction of the forest autumn 2018, from above and beneath.
Peace to the huts – War to the palaces
The police action on Thursday, Nov.22th,2018, to destroy all soil structures in the barrio Crow’s Nest (German Name: Krähennest) on Thursday shows once again exemplarily how mischievous are the justifications and press releases of the police and their related media.
Contrary to the claims, in Crow’s Nest there were neither barricades nor escape routes, which could have been cleared.
“Garbage and other items that do not belong in the forest”?
It is cynical to describe our kitchen and our teepee with a fire place as rubbish, given RWE’s intention, more…
We feel with the relatives of Steffen/ Sonne #SteffenMeyn, who in this Open Letter to Prime Minister Armin Laschet and Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul express their thoughts and feelings about their experiences:
“Family Meyn, family Fritsche
To the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia
Prime Minister Laschet, Minister of the Interior Reul
Open letter by the relatives of Steffen Meyn
Steffen Meyn has been working for some time as part of his studies at the KHM (Academy of Media Arts) Cologne on a cinematic documentary about the life the of tree house people in the Hambach Forest. Their aim is to prevent the clear cutting of the forest for the purpose of producing lignite. When the tree houses were cleared by police, these events were also part of his cinematic observations. more…
Steffen Meyn ∗ September 11th, 1991 – † September 19th 2018
You are always where we are!
Our heart is filled with the love
you shared with us.
We smile, are happy and thankful,
because you lived with us.
Our eyes see all that you left behind.
We do what you would have wanted:
Opening our eyes, loving, smiling, carrying on.
Encountering with esteem and respect
the humans, the animals, the nature.
Preserving the creation, responsibly
dealing with the environment, with Mother Earth and that we
represent our values with love, courage, strength, stamina and
steadfastly with God’s help.
In our hearts you are living on, your doing, your being. more…
“This week the judge decided to make the eviction of the Swamp possible. This means that birds, rabbits, bats, rats, insects and people lose their living space and a young forest will be killed. All to make space for more asphalt, another distribution center and a busparking that could be built somewhere else. The judge ignored that the owner; Borghese Real Estate B.V., hasn’t even asked for permits to cut the trees on the part of the Swamp that is not destroyed yet. more…
Dear Hambis, I just sent this message to my brother-in-law. It needs no further explanation:
Hello X, I hear you are worried about the garbage in Hambach Forest. Rightly so. Unlike what the police wants to make us believe, it was created during the evictions, as the tree houses were scattered on the forest floor, along with everything in there, including windows. But something has been done in the meantime. This was a message from October 14 on Twitter:
Today was #Hambiputz @Oaktown1312 is full of broken pieces. Help Clumsy & Co with shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, possibly sieves, firm bags or similar, gloves. We first collected shards in one place. #HambacherWald #Hambibleibt.
There are a lot of people who walk around barefoot, at least in the never-ending summer. You can see all the pictures from before the eviction: nowhere but a pinch of garbage.
The bat caves are now free again. Bat rescue action more…