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…
This Saturday at 10:00 join us for breakfast in the Meadow Occupation following which we will plant this year’s vegetable and herb gardens. After 3-4 hours of which we will go for a Wild Forest Food walk and collect nettles (Brennesseln) for vegan burgers and forest “cooked spinach” with Bear Garlic collection for Pesto, we will also collect an assortment of other spring fresh forest plants for a wild salad. We will then chill out in the forest and have lunch. Here it has to be also pointed out that it is estimated that Earth, in its present state of ecological deterioration, could only sustain about 20 million people if wild foods were being widely harvested. So this mini wild-foods skill-sharing is just to show what forest have been able to offer us and what will disappear when they like Hambi (most of it this Oct-March) will be gone and destroyed. With many plants like Nettles, Bear Garlic, and Dandelion being the first pioneering plants in the previously disturbed and cut by RWE areas.
Every year for last six years there have been planted extensive, vegetable and herb gardens in the meadow. This year do to high intensity and frequency of large police actions and detentions we have fallen a bit behind. Many of us have also been spending more time deeper in the forest resisting RWE’s attempt to destroy it. So any support planting this year would be a great exercise of community coming together, a celebration of spring.
Every planting and every garden in the Hambach Forest Occupation has showed that the RWE clear-cutting and Climate killing CO2 dumping coming from its open cast pits has not just been resisted, with blockades, barricades, locking on and sabotage but also with gardens, kitchens, music, sense of community and art all of which combined were and are so powerful and dangerous that thousands of police with helicopters, tanks, horses, dogs, cranes and bulldozers had to be send on many different occassions to try to destroy it also attempting to convince the population that we and not RWE continuing dumping of 150 millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere is the real risk and real danger to the local community, region and the Planet. Hmmm you could have build a heck of mega large scale gardens for the budget of 100s of millions used against hambi. But such a mega project with the coruption and mutual back scratching involved in government projects would probably be very limited, boring hirarhical with most funds sub-divided internally in between industry and government officials with another large portion left to pay off the press such as Build to write what great job they did and how glad everybody is that they have done it(if they did which of course they have not).
So once again for creative, simple, muscle and veggie powered horizontalist resistance action join us this Saturday 10:00 in the Meadow!
For Hambi and for the Planet!
This Sunday walk was another symbolic show of support of general public to Hambach Forest Occupation, to Coal Exit and another chance to see, unfortunately one of the last, the forest in full bloom, coming alive after the winter. Over 200 people showed up with the oldest being 76 and the most distant visitor coming from South Africa(country also intensely cursed by coal extractionism and the environmental and social breakdown that accompanies it) more…
Good day everybody,
It’s that time again next Sunday. Forest walk in the Hambacher Forst. Again, hundreds of people will be out and about in the springtime forest and get an idea of why this diminishing forest is still absolutely worthy of protection and why the destruction of this habitat must be stopped immediately. more…
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, 11:30 next to the Hambach Forest
We have something to CELEBRATE!!
- The first successful clear cutting prevention season in 40 years
- Over 67,000 petition signatories for the preservation of the Hambach Forest
- Over 12,000 participants in almost 150 forest walks in 4 years
- Over 5,000 participants at Red Lines on the edge of Hambach Forest
A monthly Forest Walk with Michael Zobel will take place this Sunday. Its another chance to see many of the occupied barrios, talk to and listen to some of the Hambach Forest activists. Take advantage of coming to bring any additional supplies for the occupation that you might no longer need.
What makes this walk different is that there will be more press. New York Times and National Geographic will be present. more…
The monthly walk in the Hambach Forest has not only grown exponentially in size over last couple of years it has also became a cultural and political phenomena reflecting general support for Hambi Forest Activist and phasing out dirty coal as an energy source. For many in the Hambi it is great to have several hundred people show up in the forest who are not cops and who instead of supporting Toxic RWE and arresting us, instead bring us food, warm clothing and offer their general warm support. Even in this cold weather so many came bringing the total of people who have attended the forest walk to close to 12 thousand. This time with the youngest visitor being 4 months old, the oldes 81 and the people who came from furtherest being visitors from Colombia and Peru. more…
A monthly Forest Walk with Michael Sobel will take place this Sunday. Its another chance to see many of the occupied barrios, talk to and listen to some of the Hambacher Forest activists. Take advantage of coming to bring any additional supplies for the occupation that you might no longer need.
What makes this walk different is that there will be more press. New York Times and National Geographic will be present. Regardless of largely positive press from national and international media it is good to remain critical of mainstream news outlets and keep convey our message without being distracted by small stuff, like how we poop in the trees. That is why if there is any banners that those coming will have access to, please bring them. Banners at Sunday walk have allways been important regardless of the presence of the media. There will be lunch, info and music. Come by yourself or bring friends and family. Please remember that as the forest is about to dry up and spring nears, combined with mass propaganda campaign going against Hambi, that each walk could be the last chance to see and document Hambacher Forest Occupation in its present shape. That is why the visitors and supporters are so crucial in showing that most of German public is fully behind the immediate Coal Exit and that many people do not belive disinformation about Hambi that regularly especially before police action appears in some of the local press owned and coopted by fossil fools industry and RWE.
Thanks everybody even if you could visit only once in the past and do make plans to do again.