Back Home from Hambi, what now? Places and Initiatives that need support

Note: This list is incomplete and may be added. It is designed to help you continue to be active at home and to show that there are places, open spaces and protests that need support everywhere. Not yet translated

Germany:

Trebur, bei Frankfurt, Waldbesetzung gegen Autobahnauffahrt zu Flughafen, https://treburbleibt.blackblogs.org

Pödelwitz– bei Leipzig, Kohlegrube, Ort soll weichen
https://www.bund-sachsen.de/poedelwitz-bleibt/

Do not forget your local climate group, or found one!
https://www.ende-gelaende.org/de/mitmachen/ortsgruppen/

Let’s organize http://www.ausgeco2hlt.de/mitmachen/lets-organize/

Overview of open spaces threatened by eviction in Germany Freiträume Blackblogs
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rabAZ in Cologne – Schedule

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—-Friends from the AZ asked us to publish this call and schedule for RabAZ (action days to preserve the AZ Cologne) here on the blog. ONE STRUGGLE ONE FIGHT! ——

Hambi, Wagenplatz or AZ – Displacement affects us all!

The Wagenplatz “Wem gehört die Welt” and the AZ, Autonomous Center of Cologne, invite you to a tough first weekend of October from October 4 to 7: getting together, exchanging and networking, going out together – and above all, make RABAZ! more…

Solidarity with AZ Cologne

The AZ Cologne (autonomous center) and the Wagenplatz “Who owns the world”, also in Cologne, are both in acute danger of eviction and destruction. The AZ for the extension of the green belt, a parking strip across Cologne, the Wagenplatz should be sold.
The exploitation interests of an unbridled financial market in the city of Cologne are the cause of this distribution of primarily left, self-managed open spaces from the cityscape of Cologne. These mostly noncommercial spaces, which do not bring big money to anyone but much more bring people together, should go away. more…

Important Pages

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 conference, 09/06/2018

Invitation to the common press conference, to the beginning of the tree felling, today at 3 pm
Kerpen-Buir, September 06th, 2018. This morning RWE started felling trees in the Hambach Forest. In the early hours of the morning a large crowd of police entered the forest, at half past ten the first tree was felled. Thus, the RWE Group and the police, commanded by the NRW state government, create irrevocable facts even before the official cutting period. With the so called Day X, a nationwide mass mobilization begins today. Thousands of people will engage for the conservation of the forest during the days to come with demonstrations, sitting blocks and forest walks.

The local initiative Buirer für Buir, activists of the occupation in the Hambach Forest, Ende Gelände and the Aktion Unterholz invite today to a joint press conference. It will take place at 3:00 pm in the Protestant Gemeindehaus (parish hall), Bahnstraße 42 in 50170 Kerpen-Buir. Then we drive together to the Hambach Forest, where we are available for interviews.

Today’s clearing work again sharpen the conflict over the Hambach Forest. The Federal Environment Ministry, the unions of police (GdP) and services (Ver.di), local residents and environmentalists demanded in recent weeks a coal moratorium and a deforesting stop. The Berlin coal commission threatens to fail, several members announced in the event of cuttings their exit from the panel. Nevertheless Mr. Reul, Minister of the Interior, ordered on behalf of the state government a large-scale police campaign, in order to enforce tree felling for RWE.

On Sunday, September 9, the initiative Buirer for Buir is calling for a demonstration in connection with a walk in the forest.
The occupiers of the forest are preparing to prevent the evacuation of over 60 tree houses during several weeks.
Ende Gelände announces blockades of coal infrastructure at the Hambach opencast mine on October 06 and October 25-29.
Aktion Unterholz will stop the destruction of the forest from tomorrow, Friday, 07-09-2018, with civil disobedience.

Representatives of the broad spectrum of protests comment on today’s developments as follows: “The escalation of the conflict by RWE represents a deep cut in our quality of life for the village of Buir. In addition to the forest and our neighboring villages, we also lose our peace. The Hambach Forest, for us a symbol of a future-oriented society, now threatens to become a memorial to the destruction of our future. We feel left alone by those responsible in the federal and state governments – forgotten,” says Andreas Büttgen of the local initiative Buirers for Buir.

“We defend the forest against RWE and Minister of the Interior Reul. In the trees we fight for climate justice and against capitalism. It will not be easy to get out of the forest,” says activist Momo of the occupations in the Hambach Forest.

“With the evictions and the felling, RWE clearly transgresses a red line for the climate. It is a scandal that the state government protects this way corporate profits and not the climate. We call for the carbon phase out, as an immediate measure of global climate justice,” said Karolina Drzewo, press officer of the alliance Ende Gelände.

“The destruction of the Hambach Forest is intolerable. We will therefore prevent the eviction and clearance of police and RWE from tomorrow on with actions of mass civil disobedience. By this form of action, we take our future into our own hands”, says Anna Schönberg of Aktion Unterholz.

Contact:
For background discussions, interviews or any questions, we are always happy to help.

Buirer für Buir: Andreas Büttgen, +49 173 5146141, info@nullbuirerfuerbuir.de
Waldbesetzung: Momo, press_hambachforest@nullriseup.net
Ende Gelände: Karolina Drzewo, +49 152 04560800, presse@nullende-gelaende.org, ende-gelaende.org
Aktion Unterholz: Anna Schönberg, +49 1775944678, presse_unterholz@nullriseup.net, aktion-unterholz.org

Live Ticker for eviction/

5.September

20:15 No more police inside the forest. They are still present around though.

19:33 One person that was taken into custody today is in hospital because the police broke their arm.

18:55 The Demonstration „Defending human rights“ will soon be at the edge of the forest.

17:57 Demonstration still going, now with around 700 people.

17:56 Detention support in Aachen is being harassed by police officers. Right now a person was forced to give their identity, and police officers are pushing handcuffed supporters up against a wall. Support your local supporters!

17:22 A-Tripod at Jesus Point has been evicted.
17:21 Demonstration passes through the dangerzone.
17:00 300 people are at the demonstration. The “A” tripod is almost evicted.
16:12 At Cozytown 3 generously filled Shit-Barricades are being evicted. The mood is good. At least for the activists.
16:10 The monopod and the tripod have been evicted. On the big A a person is still standing. He asks for people to be present to support at the detention center, when he will be evicted.
16:10 Updates from EA: 5 people in detention , 3 probably on the way there. Two were brought before the judge, and will be released tomorrow at 24 o’clock. In front of the detention people are waiting in solidarity.
16:05 Still a person on the Tripod (in the shape af a huge A) at Jesus Point
16:00 No more cops in Oaktown and food is ready!
13:30 Eviction of ground structures in T-Town. Nothing new about the tripod.

12:45 A group of 15 artists were sent away in Morchenich. They were on their way to their vernissage. Police talked about “art ban”.

11:53 Big police action around the tripod at “Jesus Point” including climbing cops. A front loader drove over the so called “bomb”, no explosives experts were present.

11:46 Ground structures in “Lorien” were evicted . One tripod is still standing.

11:35 Two people have been in Gesa (pre-charge detention centre at the police station) in Aachen since 4:30 last Night. They haven’t got food yet and were only now allowed to Have a call. Come to the Gesa! Bring Tobacco and vegan snacks.

10:55 A cherry-picker tried to evict the lowest platform in “Lorien” but people occupied it, so the cherry-picker drove off. The ground in “Oaktown” is getting thoroughly searched by the police. A small tripod got knocked down in “Lorien”, a big tripod is occupied.

10:34 Climbing Cops at the tripod. Person in 2,5 meter deep hole is locked on with the left arm. Cherry-picker in “Oaktown”.

10:14 Eviction troops of the police arrived at the tri-/ monopod structure at “Jesus Point”

09:32 Eviction of all ground structures in “Oaktown” has begun. In the background theres activists humiliating the police and RWE.

09:27 Police heard the name “Mike” in “Oaktown”: “Doesn’t he live at the meadow?”

09:25 The person that got taken into custody near the airfield was released again.

09:16 Police finds an art-installation and called explosives experts in.

09:09 One person was taken into custody near the airfield at the meadow.

09:05 Ultimatum from @RWE_AG: 10 minutes to get your private stuff and leave. Ultimatum from forest to RWE to leave or we’ll “Make use of our balaclavas!”.

09:00 Riot cops and securities all over “Oaktwon”. Shouting and sirens everywhere.

08:58 Technical forces with cherry-pickers at the tripod near the “Deathpop” entrance of the forest.

08:04 Forest side of the meadow sporadically blocked by the police

08:00 Police is driving aimlessly left and right at the meadow. Historical barricades are getting evicted.

07:40 “Lorien” is surrounded by the police. Eviction at the Lake of “Oaktown”.

07:31 A large amount of armoured police are cautiously entering the forest at “Deathpop”. A lot of eviction vehicles and securities, but still managable. Police is scouting on the main roads inside the forest.

06:00 Everything calm at the meadow. Some vehicles at “Deathpop”.

2. September

21:35 The police destroyed a fireplace and left the forest. Some police vans left at the security road.

21:20 The police has entered the forest again at “Deathpop”. They’ve already been there this afternoon to cut tarps.

News ticker September 14-17

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Sept. 18-24

September 17.

22:30 In the cage room of the detention center, a police officer took pictures of approximately 8 to 10 people in their cells.
22:30 More than 50 people in the vigil.
22:10 7 vans leave the meadow.
21:49 The police control people 100 meters off the meadow. They are forbidden to bring food.
21:45 The climbing team brings an environmental activist to the elevator. Meanwhile, a cabin in Cozytown is demolished from above. In the cabin, according to the police, 2 people are fixed to an object.
21:30 The solidarity concert officially ended.
21:28 The eviction of a cabin in Cozytown continues, while police try to enter.
21:02 Person with lock-on was taken from a cabin in Cozytown after 5 minutes.
20:55 Gallien illuminated with spotlights. Police with flashlights in the forest. Gallien: the cabins Himmelblau, Schwaukel, Paradies, Bolo and Tower expelled / destroyed
20:22 Police takes a climber from his rope. Then there developed a brief chase.
20:06 The cherry pickers are both at a tree house in Cosytown, SEK in climbing gear is approaching. This may mean the impending continuation of the eviction.
20:02 During the concert, BFE and other units try to get to Lorien.
19:35 A part of the concert visitors (about 100?) are going spontaneously to the meadow.
19:12 In Cozytown there are three people on a traverse between two cabins.
19:00 Bolo is destroyed.
18:53 The eviction in Cozytown is going on.
18:19 Hundreds of people on their way to the concert.
17:19 Tower of Gallien and Paradies are destroyed, cherry picker cherry picker in Beechtown (?)
17:15 Police withdrew from Beechtown (?), the barricades are removed in Cozytown.
17:00 A warning tape is thrown around Cozytown, corridors are cut. In Gallien, Bolo’s eviction is in progress.
16:53 The wooden barricades are destroyed with chainsaws while outside a harvester (logging machine) chops down smaller trees.
16:25 Trees are cut down in Beechtown, people shout “Stop it!” RWE stops it.
15:36 RWE opens a path to Beechtown, although an activist is right there in a tree. RWE continues, police just look and do nothing.
15:20 A track is beaten through Beechtown, using a cherry picker. The low bridges are cut. Game of cat and mouse in the field between fifty activists and policemen. The latter also with dogs, the activists with sit-ins.
15:19 Activists arrive in Beechtown.
14:20 In Gallien, Bolo is evicted.
14:30 Paradise and Tower in Gallien evicted. A climbing cop on a traverse can not get down again without help. (The traverses are ropes to move between inhabited trees, even if the trees are surrounded by cops. Double-stringers are called “walkways”)
14:04 Eviction-notice being read out loud in Cozy-town
13:34 Sitting-blockade near Beechtown, to prevent the eviction-preparation. More and more police coming.
13:09 Police is evicting Beechtown. Eviction notice was read out loud. Trees are being felled, one person is arrested, and the Aktion Unterholz sitting blockade is being evicted.
12:36 Cops are currently at the treehouse “Paradise” in Gallien. First person has been evicted.
12:14 The cherrypicker between Paradise and “Lazy-town” is apperently broken.
12:09 One person evicted from a traverse in Gallien
12:08 Police has attempted to evict a cello-player. Several cameras were there.
11:46 In the Gallien-Tower the window-panes have been destroyed.
10:38 Cherrypicker getting into position.
10:32 Second cherrypicker in Gallien
10:20 People erecting barricades by Cozytown, that quickly get evicted by police. Otherwise pretty calm. Yesterday 6 people were taken from Cozytown.
10:10 SWAT-officers with climbing-gear, and cherrypicker in Gallien
10:08 AktionUnterholz Sitting-blockade completely evicted. Cherrypicker in position.
10:00 Parlamentarian overwatch comes in the forest, with food for the last person in Oaktown! Chillum is expecting an eviction soon!
09:50 AktionUnterholz sitting-blockade in Gallien is being taken apart, person by person. SWAT-team and climbing-police is present.
09:07 In the North of Gallien big trees are being felled. Eviction of the sitting-blockade currently on pause.
09:02 Person from the AktionUnterholz-Sitting-blockade gets punched in the face. Policeviolence for breakfast!
08:59 AktionUnterholz sitting-blockade under the Gallien Tower
08:26 Two police vans driving into the forest. Transporter for arrested people, and 6 police vans, are at the gravel pit.
08:00 The last person in Oaktown is still in a tree! He needs food, water, and all your support!

September 16

20:52 The police are still besieging the meadow occupation and the forest.
20:10 Police are facing Gallien. At the vigil numerous vans go away.
20:00 Police are in the forest with arresting teams and randomly attack people.
19:53 One person arrested at the airfield and brought away.
19:38 25 vans on the road are stopped by sitting blocks.
19:25 A arrestation by BFE (?) of a person just out of the blockade of the eviction tank below.
19:00 An eviction tank is being blocked by singing people.
18:50 Westside (Beechtown and Cosytown) is calm, few police. Police are slowly drawing out from near the Meadow. Around 300 cops still there.
18:00 An arrest on the main-road close to The North, leads to large sitting-blockade, and the person being freed.
17:14 Activists are mobile, some getting through to the “safety-zone”
17:16 Barricades at Cosytown evicted again.
17:15 Oaktown and police completely surrounded by people.
16:53 Tower in Oaktown has collapsed.
16:40 On the Meadow a water-canon is getting into position, to shoot water on people. The officer inside is giving a message, that despite the strong dialect isn’t understandable.
16:00 Hundreds of people all over the forest. Police is drawing back, but is moving around in smaller violent groups. Barricades are being erected.
15:50 In Cosytown an eviction tank is being surrounded by people. Police is overwhelmed, and reacts violently.
15:50 One person breaks through the police-chain at the gravel pit
15:34 Demo-first aid people are reporting that they were frontally attacked with pepper-spray.
15:30 Hundreds of people reach Gallien and Oaktown! Cherry picker in Cosytown is blocked.
15:17 People yelling “Hambi stays!” are arriving in Oaktown. One person there is still on a tree.
15:15 Many people at the edges of the forest. Police are making chains, and trying to stop people from entering. Several police-vans at the gravel pit
14:59 One person with health-problems was brought down from the tree. They are on their way to the hospital, but is so far okay.
14:50 At the gravel-pit an ambulance has been deployed. Police from Bavaria, Baden-Wüttemberg and Hessen are present.
14:47 One person has been evicted from Fuchur. Unclear whether more people are still up there.
14:40 Floki and Nest (Oaktown) have been evicted
14:10 Police is getting ready to evict people from the gravel pit and the walls around it.
14:09 The first group of forest-walkers have reached the forest!
13:55 Two people from Cosytown are being transported away by the cops.
13:55 The tip of the forest walk has arrived at the Mahnwache. The tail of it is still at the train-station(!)
13:54 The eviction of Fucher is being prepared
13:43 First countings of the Forest Walk: 9000 people. There are rumours saying that Angela Merkel will be coming 😀
13:15 Police deploying horses against activists! One person has had their foot broken.
13:15 First person (“Mike”) brought down from Nest on a cherry-picker
13:12 First attempts to get into the forest via the Meadow. Police seems thinned out
Erste Versuche Richtung Wiesencamp in den Wald zu kommen, Polizei wirkt überfordert
13:09 Angle-grinder sounds can be heard from a treehouse in Cozytown.
12:45 Even the press speaker of the police can not prevail against the police on spot. Press is still not allowed through.Even press-speakers from the police can’t go to the place where cops are working. Press is still not let through.
12:40 Blockade evicted.
12:34 Spontaneous sitting-blockade in front of the Mahnwache
12:20 Thousands at the railway station of Buir, first people are let through to the vigil.
12:15 In Cozytown the eviction is also beginning.
12:09 A person has locked on to the tree, above Mouse-house.
12:04 Cherry picker now at the Mouse-house.
11:43 Press speakers near the gravel pit are not being let into the forest. No reason given.
11:31 People who want to go from the Buir trainstation towards the Mahnwache aren’t being let through.
11:27 Nest and Floki are being evicted at the same time.
11:20 Another person arrested in Gallien.
11:00 Cherry picker near Nest.
10:46 Köln central-station: Completely full trains, one after another, are driving towards Hambi, more and more people are arriving. The platforms are full as well.
10:40 #aufbäumen!-demonstration leaves the road and goes in the direction of Lorien.
10:23 Activists are getting closer to Oaktown, while RWE cuts trees.
10:18 One arrest in Gallien. Police is directing massive violence towards supporters.
10:12 The SWAT team will be brought into Floki from a crane.
09:29 The area around Nest (in Oaktown) is being cut with a harvester.
08:55 Cops are stressing people at the barrio Kleingartenverein. ID Checks and attempts at destroying ground structures.
07:30 The tunnel has been evicted.

September 15
23:50 Other source can not confirm road works in Lorien
23:30 Heavy equipment also on the earth embankment near Lorien. The path is being expanded. Identity checks.
23:10 First “rescuer” goes down into the tunnel.
22:58 Apparently, in the GeSa (detention center) in Aachen, there are no more tampons and towels. For people who have their period, baby diapers are available. The “male” cage is now empty, in the “female” cage still just below 20. The number of people in the individual cells is unclear.
22:00 Take care of each others! Throughout the forest, small groups of BFEs (antiterror police) are on the way, some of them trying to pull people out of the bushes!
21:38 The two people in the lock-ons in the Oaktown tower were evacuated. Tanit is destroyed.
21:14 The road near the vigil is evacuated.
21:04 Police announces violent eviction of people in front of the registered vigil. Stream
20:03 In the Oaktown tower, four people are locked up by lock-ons. The cops threaten to throw them out the window together with their lock-ons. WTF
20:00 The Oaktown tower is dismounted while there are people in it. Large branches are cut above and jump on the roof, the walls are torn. Danger of death!
20:00 Live stream from Oaktown twitter
20:00 Simona is hanging on the crane and will be removed soon.
19:51 Police dogs continue to flip out and bark, especially against other police forces.
19:30 Simona will be lifted in a few moments by a crane.
19:15 The attack on the Oaktown tower continues. Cops cross the roof and take a person out. Four others are locked on. Around Oaktown, hundreds of people make noise.
18:53 The eviction of the Oaktown tower begins. Branches above the roof are removed.
18:22 The police brutally beating people at the vigil. Allegedly because of a cop badly wounded in the forest.
18:00 On the occasion of the breakthrough at the camp in the meadow, two people were knocked down and tied by the police.
17:55 In Oaktown, there are 3 cherry pickers, one at Tower, one at MouseHouse and one at Tanit. The last two have already been entered / evicted.
17:53 From different directions, groups of people approach the police line near the meadow. The water cannon goes in position.
17:51 The suspension bridge between Tanit and Tower is cut. Tanit is evicted.
17:45 Two prisoner buses arrived in Aachen.
17:43 A hunting lure is completely destroyed by a police tank. (They steal our style again!)
17:42 More and more people are breaking through the police lines from the road into the forest. Each time, the cops are more apathetic in pursuing them.
17:40 A policeman, hunting for humans and at the same time busy with his smart phone, falls twice in a row on his mouth 🙂
17:34 Demo – Livestream
17:26 The first person is lifted from Tanit by a rope around his chest.
17:15 SEK destroys Tanit’s roof.
17:00 Wow, you are great! The cops are surrounded by activists. Around Oaktown, we hear loud yells “HambiBleibt!”, coming back from the cabins above.
16:40 Cherry picker in Oaktown on the way to the tower.
16:21 The work of the press is severely hampered. Injured by aggressive use of pepper spray by the police.
16:12 There is a lot of dynamism right now. The activists cross the fields towards the meadow camp and the forest.
15:29 Apparently Fabacea is evacuated too. The angle grinder continues.
14:30 In Merzenich, the participants in “Aktion Unterholz” split into “fingers” which together form a fist. This strategy is already known from the “Ende Gelände” actions. Police follows the respective groups.
14:30 Confirmed Info: In Norden, two activists are still sealed in concrete up in the top of the tree. Expulsion will take a long time.
14:27 The squadron of dogs has just been withdrawn from Oaktown. Apart from the cops who are clearing, everything is free. There seems to be a lack of staff.
13:50 Police occupy the Buir station, obstruct many residents and intervene dangerously in the rail traffic.
13:49 More felling around Simona is in preparation. The tunnels have been declared likely to collapse! Felling in this area endangers human lives!
13:23 The police repel press from Gallien. Probably they want to cut some more trees without cameras.
13:10 In Norden, a person is still “tied in a complicated way”.
13:05 Police harass press as heavy equipment travels to Oaktown.
12:51 RWE’s cleaning team appears in Oaktown.
12:48 The contact to the tunnel is restored again. There are two people in it who will stay. Currently no barricade clearing in the direction of Lorien
12:00 Eviction of the barricades between Cosytown and Beechtown, coming from the earth embankment. Many police patrols are reported in many parts of the forest. The main road between Jesus Point and Lorien is being cleared. Campers are brought outside the forest. In Norden, there are probably still 2 people in the trees.
11:59 Climbing police rappelling from a cabin in Norden.
11:50 In Cozytown, the first barricades are evicted and an access alley is cut.
11:32 The first climbing cop is in the cabin Fabacea.
11:00 The cherry picker in the North approaches the cabin Fabacea, where they cut branches to get closer.
10:36 The person on the Skypod in North is evicted.
10:29 The police cut off the person’s safety rope on the Skypod to force them to secure a more comfortable way for the cops. Another endangerment of a human life by negligence.
10:28 3 cherry pickers in action in North. Branches are cut in the treetops.
10:22 Police withdrew from Gallien. The mood is good.
09:58 Firefighters inspect the tunnel at cabin Simona.
09:44 The cops with helmets leave Oaktown. Those with dogs stay all around.
09:10 Police reads aloud the eviction order for the village of cabins “Gallien”.
09:03 Niederaußem: Person on tripod is brought in danger of death!! @zuckerimtank
08:30 There is still one person inside in a 10 meter deep tunnel!
07:30 Activists occupy lignite fueled power plant Niederaußem! Read more: @zuckerimtank

September 14

21:25 All 10 people that were arrested at the sitting blockade in Oaktown are out of police custody in Aachen.
21:20 A person arrested at one of the tripod is in custody jail. More infos at ABC Rhineland (https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/)
20:56 The rests of Mona is brought, in almost one piece, to the ground.
20:50 In Oaktown the eviction continues. The “Living Room” and Mona is being furtherly destroyed.
20:40 Two police vans in Gallien. Police is covering the night in strobe lights.
19:53 In the forest it is getting dark. Police is using equipment to light up Oaktown.
19:45 Current situation in Oaktown: Pyra (1 person) evicted, Living Room (2 people) evicted, Mona (1 person) evicted, two people from Simona evicted, and two are still in the tunnel.
19:30 Person on Mona was removed from the lock-on, after 6 hours.
19:20 The demonstration is within earshot of the Meadowcamp, and people take advantage of this. Between them stands the police with water cannon and eviction tanks.
19:12 Two Rescue-vans with blue-lights driving down the Securoad.
19:01 THW (Technical support) is on the Secustreet.
18:51 Because of an “ACAB” slogan, two people were ID-checked at the demo. And a candidate of the AfD (German fascist party) was kicked out.
18:30 Some people from the demo have gotten into the forest.
18:35 Police writes on Twitter, that they have “removed a person from an earth-hole”
18:15 Solidarity demo has arrived at the Mahnwache (vigil).
18:00 Part of the tunnel is being measured with a rope. Rather semi-professional.
17:55 Second person has been evicted from the lock-on in Simona, above the tunnel.
17:42 The demonstration started at 5:00 pm, and is expected by the police. By the meadow stand 2 eviction tanks, 1 water-cannon, and 20 police vans. A the gravel pit 6 police-vans and dogs.
17:40 The person on the Skypod is doing well. Press is present, police has drawn back.
16:37 Oaktown: Police has now found the tunnel themselves, and are evicting barricades by hand. In the North eviction is beginning, and the police is finally taking the skypod situation seriously.
16:43 In The North a person is unsecured in a skypod. Police considers cutting the ropes, bringing the activist’s life directly in danger!
16:06 Gallien: Roots and tree stumps are being pulled out of the ground, the holes being filled with sand. This serves to deny and make unclear how big the 40 trees were, that were cut here.
16:00 Oaktown: Despite several warnings, police continues to drive gas fueled equipment around close to the ventilation of the tunnel system. Carbonmonooxid is heavier than air. This puts the life of activists at risk!
15:51 Heard police conversation, saying: “Gallien ist next”.
15:25 Eviction tanks and water cannon preparing to evict the tripod at Lorien.
14:58 Police on the roof of Simona.
14:35 Police is observing the tripod at Lorien, and putting on body armor.
14:35 Two water cannons driving towards Buir.
14:13 Heavy machinery putting the lifes of activists inside the tunnels in danger.
14:05 Police president Weinspach: the forest-walk on Sunday will not be allowed to enter the forest.
14:00 The occupation in the NRW office in Berlin has been evicted.
13:56 Window shards falling from Mona
13:36 Police in cherry pickers deconstructing the Living Room and Mona
13:30 The person on the Living Room is evicted.
13:12 Person in Mona is in the lock-on.
13:10 In Gallien police is cutting trees with traverses, on which activists are climbing.
12:45 Police on the cherry pickers have their weapons drawn.
12: With large machinery near Simona, police is putting the lives of people in danger.
12:39 Under the cabin Simona is a tunnel system with several people locked-on underground.
12:31 Police officers with chainsaws are entering Gallien.
12:31 Cherry picker currently over the Living Room (Treehouse next to Mona)
12:30 An access road to Simona is being cut with several chainsaws.
12:29 Cherry picker directly above the roof of Mona.
12:27 Felled trees are being transported out of Gallien.
12:25 In Oaktiown Mona is being evicted with cherry pickers.
Branches in tree crowns are being cut, close to where people are climbing in traverses. This is very dangerous!
11:40 The crane is 30 meters away from Mona. The path there is being furtherly widened.
11:36 Currently quite quiet in the forest. Eviction of treehouses is being prepared. Trees are being cut soon.
11:12 Eviction team standing in Oaktown, to evict several treehouses. Trees still being cut to make room for machinery.
11:00 Cherry picker is currently close to Mona and the Lving Room, it can begin any moment. All entrances to the forest are closed by cops.
10:45 In Gallien trees keep falling.
10:32 At least 40 trees cut in Gallien.
10:38 Soon begins a spontaneous demonstration at the Mahnwache, towards the meadow.
10:35 Police message on speaker at Fuchur, people are being told to leave the tree.
10:25 Trees being cut in Gallien.
10:10 Police is pushing the press away even further.
09:53 Walkers who stroll around in the area are forbidden to come back, some for up to 7 days. #HambacherForst #HambiBleibt
09:40 Police at the Punkpot in front of Lorien’s entrance
09:37 Office of NRW in Berlin is occupied by Ende Gelände activists.
09:35 Eviction tank plus a hundred of cops at the forest entrance to Lorien. Sitting blockade on the western asphalt road. Clearing vehicle retreats.
09:35 Harvester is now right at the entrance of Oaktown.
08:59 Today, three trees were felled, nine were felled yesterday.
08:45 People in the sitting blockade are being dragged away, they are singing „solid as a rock… rooted as a tree“.
08:05 Ground structures will be evicted first, by the SEK (German SWAT)
08:05 Sit in is protecting the Oaktown Tower.
08:00 Eviction order is read loudly in Oaktown.
07:50 Oaktown completely surrounded, people are singing, press is being kept at a distance.
07:33 Lots of police in and around Oaktown.

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News Ticker – September 1-13

Klima Camp in Rhineland: Reportback and Schedule

Its that time of year again! Yeah its the 9th Klima Camp in Rhineland with peeps from around the world coming to a field outside of Erkelenz and next to Garzweiler Mine to address, protest, inspire, connect and resist RWE’s Climate Chaos Coal Regime.


With this year focus on connecting with local and global front-line communities and not mass actions, that will instead take place during Ende Gelände presence in Hambi in October, the camp is smaller this year due also to decentralized climate Camps and struggles taking place all across Europe this year. more…

Förwilda-Camp in Sweden

“The summer in Sweden is cold and the sun never sets. That’s what we found out during our week-long stay in the diverse Forest ‘Vilseskogen’ near Gässjö in Angermanland in middle/north Sweden. There grow mostly pines and spruces, and some of them are 400 years old. Other characteristic species are mooses, different kinds of berries and lickens. When we went for inventory we found some red-listed species and our first wild orchid. The water of most of the lakes and springs is drinkable.
Our camp was set up on a hill in the middle of the forest. It was a small camp with a lot of different people, including locals from Gässjö. We had different workshops, self defence, practiced tree-climbing and learned how to build an instant platform. Furthermore we took long walks in the forest and talked about strategies to save forests in different local struggles.
But why did we meet here?

This forest is supposed to become toilet paper. The biggest private land owner in Europe, SCA, is planning to clearcut the entire ‘Viseskogen’. SCA is a company certified by FSC (Forest Stuardship Council) as an attempt to make them look clean and ecological. But under the logo of FSC forests are cut down in which red listed species are found. SCA only has to protect 5%
of the forest, but they can change the protected areas as they like over the course of time. This puts all of their forests at risk and does nothing to protect them in the long run. We now know the true face of the Satanic Clearcutting Assholes that they are.”