Ticker september 18-24

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September 25th
and later.

September 24th
Press release

20:19 Current status Kleingartenverein: Last machines are withdrawing. All tree house remains are removed. One tree house is still standing with several people and sporadic people on trusses / trees. Police with a floodlight installation and about 50 cops on site.
19:50 Police announce that they will be closing time for today in KGV.
19:29 In Kleingartenverein still eviction with floodlight in progress.
18:57 The blocked trains run again since about 5:30 pm. Eleven activists were detained. People are already waiting for them and others in front of the GeSa Aachen. Overall, the coal trains were blocked for about 8 hours.
18:43 In Kleingartenverein now 2 lifting platforms. After Dialektik now also Jelka vacated, accompanied by accordion music and vocals. In Rentnerglück (pensioner’s luck), the sunset is enjoyed in spite of everything.
18:43 Cops retire behind the safe barrier tape. Cheers from the occupation in Lorien. more…

Forest-walk this Sunday (23rd September), or any day!

Every person has a right to experience nature, see the trees, feel the leaf-covered ground under their feet, and hear the calm ambiance of the forest. However, in the 12,000 year old Hambach Forest, the police are making it hard for nature-lovers young and old, to do so.
The whole area in and around the Hambach forest has been officially declared as a “danger-zone”, giving the forces of the state the right to ID-control and search every person entering the area, and some people have been forced to leave the area “prohibited to return” for up to several months. more…

Soli Actions and Demonstrations

Not yet translated, but hopefully rather understandable

14.September

14:30 Essen, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Mahnwache

14:00 – 16:00, Dresden, Prager Straße: Solidemo HambiBleibt

17:00 – 19:30 Demo von Buir Bahnhof zum Wald

17:00 Hambi Solifest und Konzert in Düren an der Christuskirche hinter dem Stadtcenter

18:00 Kassel, Königsplatz: HambiBleibt Asamblea am Obelisken, Infos, Empörung, Wut und Mut kanalisieren

18:00 Stuttgart, Schlossplatz: Solidemo Hambacher Forst und Kohlausstieg

18:00 Hambi Bleibt! Demo in Frankfurt, Kaisersack, ab 19:00 Mahnwache mit Aktionen am Willy-Brandt-Platz.

18:00 Cottbus, Altmarkt am Brunnen: Mahnwache

15. September

13:00 Köln/Buir Aktion Unterholz (Treffpunkt zur Anreise 13 Uhr Hbf Köln)

14:00 Osnabrück, Theodor-Heuss-Platz: Endcoal Demonstration in Solidarität mit dem Hambacher Forst

15:00 Pödelwitz bei Leipzig, Kirche: Pödelwitz und HambiBleibt Soliaktion

20:00 Backnang bei Stuttgart, Mühlstraße 3, Juze: Solikonzert

16. September

11:30 Hambacher Forst: Wald statt Kohle, Waldspaziergang

12:00 Hambacher Forst: Aktion AufBäumen gegen Kohle

15:00 Freiburg, Platz der alten Synagoge: Demo für den Erhalt des Hambacher Forstes

Falls eure Veranstaltung hier aufgeführt werden soll, bitte eine Mail an hambacherforst@nullriseup.net schreiben.

Press Release 09/13/2018

MASS EVICTION OF FOREST OCCUPATION, LARGE SOLIDARITY PROTESTS

Today the struggle for the Hambacher Forst reached a long awaited climax.

Early in the morning the police gathered its forces from all over the state, and alongside Special Deployment Commando (SEK, German SWAT teams), several eviction-tanks, water-canons, climbing-officers, and technical units, started preparing for their biggest escalation so far, the continuation of eviction of the climate-justice occupation camp in the 12,000 year old forest.
It was clear from the beginning, as information had also reached us the day before, that the early hours would bring with it the deployment of the largest police action in the history of the state of NRW.

Entering the forest from the Secu-road at the eastern entrance, by the Deathtrap/Lollipop occupation, the police had to first evict a sitting blockade of catholic pilgrims, before they could even begin the eviction of the first barricade, which, once begun, took several hours. After having arrested the occupiers of the first barricades, a tripod and a monopod, and violently attacking a protester, they were able to continue with the eviction of the two treehouses at the entrance, Deathtrap and Lollipop. Shortly after the break of noon, the police entered at the northernmost occupation, fittingly named The North, and began evicting people from hammocks, as well as treehouses. The eviction continued through the day, with police being strongly present in all parts of the occupied forest.

In protest of the eviction of the forest occupation, the violent escalation of the police, and the cutting of the forest, despite the formerly announced cutting-stop supposed to last until October 14th, a demonstration of 1600 people walked from the nearby village of Buir towards the forest. A wide spectrum of people, from all over the region, children as well as seniors, showed a strong sign of solidarity with the campaign for the preservation of the forest, and the climate-justice occupation camp. As the demonstration reached the Mahnwache, a smaller protest “headquarters”, the police forbade it to continue. Despite the orders of the police, the demonstration continued to walk towards the Meadowcamp outside the forest, where a group of around a hundred people, in support of the civil disobedience campaign Aktion Unterholz, broke through police lines and entered the forest, in order to block police and RWE equipment, and spread out their ressources.

Despite the eviction of encampments in the occupied forest, the arrest of several activists, and the destruction of parts of the unique eco-system in the forest, the message of the day was as clear as a bonfire in the night: the movement is strong, will keep struggling against the injustice of the state of NRW and energy-giant RWE, and will definitely continue acting for climate justice in the Rheinish lignite-mining area, and all over Germany!

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT 06.09.18

TREEHOUSES BEING EVICTED, TREES CUT, TODAY MARKS DAY X

The polices forces of NRW have currently begun the eviction of treehouses in the Hambach Forest occupation. They will now be violently removing activists and destroying the infrastructure of the occupation, in order to prepare for RWEs continued clearing of the 12.000 year old Hambach Forest.
In this way Herbert Reul (CDU), interior minister of the state of Northrhine-Westphalia, is actively attacking climate justice and democratic civil rights, in support of fossil-fuel giant RWE and the coal-lobby, clearly showing the corruption inherent in the capitalist system.

With the eviction of the first tree houses, the Hambach Forest occupation, alongside several action-alliances (including Ende Gelände, Aktion Unterholz, and Buirer Für Buir) are calling out: Day X is here, and a new phase of the struggle has begun.
In the next days, while RWE employees, with support from the hired soldiers of the German state, attempt to evict the occupation, hundreds of people will join the forest struggle, in order to protect the climate justice protest-camp, and there are many ways to take part. See the text “How do I become active?” for more information.

Leila, an activist from the occupied forest, says: “This is the time for action. RWE wants the protest silenced, the activists imprisoned, the forest cut, and the German state is spending millions of euros in order to support this wish. This capitalist corruption is NOT to be accepted, and we will continue struggling until the last tree is cut, and beyond!”

September: Forest walk every sunday

In September, there are five (!) Sunday walks, every Sunday, always at 11:30 am. Planned is the well-known meeting point near the gravel pit Collas, see maps below. Andreas Büttgen (Buirer für Buir) will guide the first walk, Todde Kemmerich the second one, Eva Töller and Michael Zobel the other three:

“At the end my appeal: come into the Hambach Forest as long as it is still possible, show that you do not want to stand idly by the destruction of the Hambach Forest.”

Enrol here: info@nullzobel-natur.de to indicate that you need somebody for a live translation. more…

Last Forest Walk: Message missing from the Media + Photos


This sunday was a unique walk in that it started in town of Mannheim where the destruction of houses is advancing, bringing attention to the plight of local inhabitants loosing their homes and being resettle by RWE. Then the approximately 300 people walked to the Bund meadow and placed a large yellow X in the paths of the diggers and unfolded and stood with numerous anti-coal mining signs and banners. Then it was through the forest, with several stops including the edge of the woods and then all the way to Oaktown where climbing demonstrations took place and the visitors joined the forest activists for a meal.

The forest walk continues to share the message that has been missing even from the less bias national and international media. Showing that the forest not only continues to be open but that the forest activist and supporters continue to invite and bring people into this vanishing ecosystem to share its beauty, uniqueness and its connection to global climate issues. Forest whose destruction is happening at the same time as that of the local towns and villages as the water table and aquifers are pumped empty to keept the mine dry.

The forest activists supporters and visitors also keep the message alive of the disproportionate use of force against the forest occupation going hand in hand with fear and propaganda campaigns against the activists.
The media can not be counted on to inform about the situation of our friends and comrades such as UPIII who continues to be imprisoned but it is something that it is up to the activists and all people of good will to keep this message going.

There was a common disbelief especially on the part of the younger participants that the towns, roads and forest that they walk on and through will be destroyed and cut. They have a valid reason to be concerned as that is another subject absent from the mass media narrative: How over the 50 millions tons of coal extracted from underneath Hambach Forest yearly is endangering their not just future but their very survival. Feeding runaway climate change, droughts, wild forest fires, Forcing on the future geteration through corporate greed backed up by the state force and repression a Climate Instability reality of violence,repression and food insecurity.

Using the tactic of invaders, occupiers and exploiters local media continues to attempt to redirect attention and blame to the very people that are resisting this war on the Planet and local communities. Attempting to justify the future waves of eviction and repression.  Which continue to be unjust and unjustified for all of those that have ever been in the forest, connected with Hambis or who have experience repression and who are not closed off to social and ecological injustice.

 

Forest Walk Next Sunday as Michael Zobel comes under attack

The message below is from Michael Zobel the forest guide whose support and attention to the Hambi struggle has become integral part of the occupation.  That is also why Michael Zobel has just come under attack from the regional RWE Coal Press Outlet Aachener Nachrichten as being responsible for financially supporting the occupation and even violence.  This is obvious attempt to attack and instill fear in the support base and general population, it is also a distractionary tactic from the global social and ecological instability coal and resulting climate change is causing.  So if you are either in the region or especially in area around Aachen or anywhere in the world please offer your support to both Eva Toeller and Michael at this time for bringing the issues of endangered Hambacher Forest and local and global implications of using extreme energy such as coal to thousands who have taken part in the forest walks.

As long as lignite and other fossil fuel are being extracted without any social responsibility for their effect forests, communities and Climate will be under attack and state violence and repression and corporate intimidation will progressively become the way of life.

 

“Good afternoon, everyone,

it’s that time again, next Sunday we go to the Hambach Forest, the 51st monthly forest walk takes place. Together with about 100 booked guided tours we have now reached about 13400 participants!

It’s getting big again, it’s getting informative, the weather forecast is good. As always, there is no upper limit to the size of the group, we are happy about word of mouth. And of course the press is invited again, photographers, filmmakers…

15 July, Forest instead of coal – the 51st Sunday walk in the Hambach Forest

New meeting point and new route

Meeting point 11:30 a.m. Berrendorfer Straße in Manheim, near the sports field.

We meet as usual at 11.30 a.m. This time in Manheim. On Berrendorfer Strasse, near the sports field. Plenty of parking space available. Enclosed you will find a map of the market place.

From Manheim it goes to the old A4-track and to the BUND meadow. Here you can find information about the current legal situation. In addition a photogenic action on the property and around the meadow. From there we continue into the small part of the Hambach Forest, which still remains north of the former A4, to the clearing edge and into the occupied part of the forest.

And then this: We need help on Sunday. People standing at two or three neuralgic points and instructing or diverting drivers, at the gravel plant, at the turn-off to Manheim, at the market… and the way from the S-Bahn station is far, we need several volunteers with cars as big as possible, who can offer “shuttle services” between 11am and 12pm… Thank you for your support!

Registration and further information under 0171-8508321 or on www.naturfuehrung.com or by mail info@nullzobel-natur.de

Forest tours until December: 19 August, 16 September, in September additionally on all other Sundays, 7 October, 11 November, 9 December, in the clearing prevention season many more tours, perhaps daily…

Thank you for your support,

Michael Zobel, nature guide and forest educator, Eva Töller, Antje Grothus, Todde Kemmerich and many other people who are committed to the preservation of the Hambach Forest.

ps:

Antjes petition still needs signatures, now there are more than 74400, there is something else… please sign, forward…, thank you

https://weact.campact.de/petitions/hambacher-wald-retten-klimaziele-realisieren-1

the song for the 50th forest walk, thanks to Gerd

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who has not yet seen Todde´s film “Journey to the Underworld

Current information from the Hambach Forest at

https://hambacherforst.org/

more information on the subject

https://www.facebook.com/BuirerFuerBuir

The next Sunday walks August 19, September 16, October 7, November 11, December 9…

Prevent further deforestation, save the rest of the Hambach Forest!

Thank you for your support,

Michael Zobel, nature guide and forest educator, Eva Töller, Antje Grothus, Todde Kemmerich and many other people who are committed to the preservation of the Hambach Forest.

Michael Zobel”

Today’s Forest Walk

Today despite the rainy weather over 100 people showed up for the Forest walk with the youngest person being 3 months and the oldest being 80 years old.  Also despite the gloomy weather and even gloomier reality of RWE’s giant diggers and their climate killing effect, the atmosphere was very upbeat with visitors and supporters expressing their appreciation for the Hambi struggle. There were also present representatives and defenders of the indigenous struggles in both Colombia and Siberia where RWE’s coal mining is also causing, except much greater, ecological destabilization and much more extreme persecution of the anti coal opposition and resistance with over several thousands in Colombia having been killed by paramilitaries openly being paid by RWE’s contractors and incredible and cataclysmic decimation of Coal Mining in Kiznetsk region. more…