Eppenberg Forest is occupied! Press Release

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Press release from 03/01/2019 on the occupation of Eppenberg Forest

The forest is occupied!

We, activists from the Hambach Forest, have occupied the Eppenberg Forest since 02/15/2019. On an area of about 40 hectares, this is to be cut down for an industrial area. This, although there are already such areas with large unsold lots in the immediate vicinity.
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Open letter of solidarity from Leonard Peltier, to support the forest protectors in and around Hambach Forest

We received the open letter below. We apologize for the late release because it was sent to us in a time in which we had a lot to do with our struggle. Here Leonard Peltier expresses his solidarity with the fight for Hambach Forest from the high security prison in Coleman / Florida.
We asked for the original text, which probably is in English, to publish it here. Meanwhile, you can read it translated back into English. Underneath you can find more details about Leonard and his struggle and how you can write to him.

Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Germany

As you know, in our Native American spiritual philosophy, the connection to Mother Earth, Mother Nature, as you would say, is a very important element. We as human beings are only part of the sacred circle that connects people, plants, animals, mountains, rivers, winds and rain – we are all connected and related. Or as we Lakota say: Mitakuye Oyasin – ALL MY RELATIONS. more…

Greeting message from Rojava

We received this message from Rojava, together with a video:

Greetings from Make Rojava Green Again and the Internationalist Commune of Rojava to #RiseUp4Rojava

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“Today, at the global day of action to defend the revolution in Rojava, we would like to send our greetings of solidarity to all those different struggles all around the world”.

Greetings from Make Rojava Green Again and the Internationalist Commune of Rojava – RiseUp4Rojava

Dear Comrades, dear friends,

We are sending our warm greetings from Rojava, the Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria,to all of you, who have participated in the Global Days of Action to defend Rojava against the threat of the Turkish fascist Erdogan regime. And we greet all, who are struggling for a free, democratic and ecological society.

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Open letter from South Siberia, where hard coal is mined for RWE.

We received the open letter below. In Siberia, hard coal is being mined under catastrophic conditions and villages of the remaining indigenous people are being destroyed. RWE procures hard coal from the region and also invests there, which make it directly responsible.

##AlleDörferBleiben : here and everywhere!


On February 8, 2019, a meeting took place in the Kemerovo region (southern Siberia, Russia). The meeting was organized by Kyivov, the new governor of the Kemerovo region. He invited all the directors of the Russian coal companies. Representatives of shorian NGOs wrote an open letter to all participants of the meeting, which was also supported by residents of nine (9) villages in the Kemerovo region.

Open letter to the coal companies meeting in the Kemerovo region, Russia more…

ReportBack from 35C3 Chaos Computer Club Congress

C35C3 REPORTBACK

Closing 2018 a 35th Chaos Computer Club Congress Has taken place in Leipzig Convention complex featuring variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues related to security, cryptography, privacy, online freedom of speech and disobednient technology.
ofhe 1970’s describes itself as a “Galactic community of life forms, independent of age, sex, race or societal orientation, which strives across borders for freedom of information…”. To this day the radical, anarchist and left elements of the hacker community remain present at the Congress as in many CCC hackerspaces among Germany, Europe and the World. With the congress bringing over 16,000 from around the world. Welcoming them above the main entrance was a large Antifa Banner with Hambi flag next to it. This bridge over the main hall was also a place of Rojava and Hambacher Forst Solidarity action. In over 5 large halls full of prisoner writting stations, intermixed with 3D printers, robotics and laser art installations the center place was occupied by Komona a village like convergence of large geodoesic domes,infoshop with a large tree and a tree house. Komono was the center of radical, autonomous workshops such as Hambi, Rojava Solidarity, Stop Tracking, Fuck Google and Reclaim the Club Culture. It has been a high point together with many inspirational and pack with information presentations. However for a critique of present day Hacker Movement/Scene as well go to the end of this article.

Below is an archive of presentations, pannel discussion, conferences and workshops. We selected some of the more highly recommended ones to the members of the radical community. However also check out the whole archive at https://media.ccc.de/c/35c3

There is audio translation files available in German, English and French

Security State

Electronic Evidence in Criminal Matters

An introduction and critique of the EU Proposal for a Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders for Electronic Evidence in Criminal Matters (COM (2018) 225 final)” and its impact to civil liberties of the users as well as the challenges for service providers of the diverse range of services covered by the proposal.Urgent action is required now by diverse groups to fight the existing proposal and prevent it from becoming binding law throughout the EU..

Frontex

Die EU-Grenzagentur Frontex nimmt eine Reihe neuer Überwachungsmethoden im Mittelmeer in Betrieb. Die Fähigkeiten zur Beobachtung des sogenannten Grenzvorbereichs gehören zum Grenzüberwachungssystem EUROSUR, das die Europäische Union vor fünf Jahren gestartet hat.

Five Eyes

Five Eyes is Collaboration and Exchange agreement between Intelligence Agencies of USA, England, Canada, Australia and New Zeland. It prohibits its agancies from spying on each others politicians but not on their citizens. Some prohibitions remain in those countries of having their foreign intelligence agancie such as CIA and NSA from spying on their own citizens which 5 Eyes allows them to get arround by having other foreign agancie spy on their citizens. Another loophole being used is the alowance for “unintentional information collections” which is used to record all meta and and full data on communications intentionally and then claiming that information that is of interest was “found unintentionally”.
Focus not just on activists and political opposition but also on advancing capitalist ideology by supporting native corporations by using data for industrial espionage against foreign interests and businesses.
Discussion of Espionage communicational infrastructure, software and hardware expoits and legal aspects.

 

Polizeigesetze
Endlich viele neue Gründe zu demonstrieren

Heimatminister Horst Seehofer und seine Amtskollegen in den Ländern erweitern die Rechte der Polizeien und planen ein „Musterpolizeigesetz“. Damit handelten sie sich die größten Proteste gegen Überwachungsvorhaben seit Jahren ein.
Wir geben nicht nur einen Überblick über die zahlreichen Neuregelungen der Polizeigesetze in den Bundesländern, sondern berichten auch aus den Anhörungen in den Landtagen und von den Stellungnahmen. Wir erklären, was in den neuen Gesetzen steht und welche rechtlichen und technischen Grenzüberschreitungen wir zu kritisieren haben.

Und wir haben ein paar Forderungen.

https://netzpolitik.org/tag/polizeigesetz/

RESISTANCE

#afdwegbassen: Protest, (Club-)Kultur und antifaschistischer Widerstand
Über kreative Organisation, poltische Aktionen und das Bedürfnis nach vernetztem Aktivismus

Im Mai 2018 initiierte Reclaim Club Culture (RCC) in Berlin einen Protest gegen einen Aufmarsch der AfD und die AFDsierung der Gesellschaft. Zusammen mit mehr als 170 Techno Clubs, Festivals und Veranstalter*innen organisierten wir innerhalb von zwei Wochen drei Demozüge, auf denen sich mehr als 60.000 Demonstrant*innen versammelten. Dies ereignete sich in einem politischen Klima, in dem die Linke von den Erfolgen der Faschist*innen wie gelähmt schien und ein großer Teil der Gesellschaft immer weiter nach rechts abdriftete. Ausgehend von einer selbstkritischen Praxis werden wir der Frage nachgehen, wie und warum dies (scheinbar) plötzlich gelang.

 

Cat & Mouse: Evading the Censors in 2018

The following key questions will be answered in this session:
– What are circumvention tools conceptually and how do they work?
– How have the techniques of adversaries evolved?
– What are the latest innovations in circumvention technology?
– How have emerging economies been affected, where censorship and and surveillance hardware and software are built-in to newly established ICT infrastructure?
– How do circumvention trends follow censorship events and social/political movements?
– Where do we see these technical advances leading the next generation of censorship and circumvention technology?

Disnobedient Innovation

Disobedient Tech, Piracy,outsiders of domain of the state
The Pirate Cinema (exposing the dynamics of peer-to-peer media sharing and its materiality), followed by Predictive Art Bot (a disruption of the normative effects of social media on creativity), and continued with Computational Propaganda (a ‘system test’ of the online political influence apparatus), this series explores black box technologies and the algorithmic governance of our aspirations, decisions, and political views.

Verhalten bei Hausdurchsuchungen
Praktische Hinweise für den Kontakt mit der Staatsmacht

Es ist 6 Uhr und ein Trupp uniformierter Polizisten steht vor deiner Wohnungstür. Was solltest du bis dahin getan haben und was solltest du jetzt tun?

Eine Hausdurchsuchung ist etwas, was sich niemand ersehnt und vor dem wir möglichst verschont bleiben wollen. Dennoch passiert es auch im Chaosumfeld immer wieder, dass Hackerinnen und Hacker Besuch von den Staatsorganen bekommen.

Dieses Jahr erwischte es unter anderem die Zwiebelfreunde, das OpenLab in Augsburg, den C3DO und evtl. andere. Daher solltet ihr euch gedanklich auf eine Durchsuchung vorbereiten und Schritte ergreifen.

Im Vortrag erzählen euch Jens und Kristin, welche Maßnahmen weit vor einer Durchsuchung sinnvoll sind. Weiterhin geben sie euch Empfehlungen, auf was ihr bei einer laufenden Durchsuchung achten solltet und wie es nach einer Hausdurchsuchung weitergeht.

ART/Media

From Cyberfeminism to XenoFeminism

History of radical appropriations of media. This discussion will question how media is made (for whom and for what) and how meaning is produced through different contexts. it will feature media hacks and productions spanning a century and three continents.

https://media.ccc.de/c/35c3#t=221

Tactical Embodiment

Activism and Performance In Hostile Spaces Online
During her talk “Tactical Embodiment,” artist and activist Angela Washko will present several different strategies for performing, participating in and transforming online environments that are especially hostile toward women. She will introduce her long-term performative intervention “The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft” alongside several interventions, interviews, performances, written works and video games works she has created with the manosphere and online men’s seduction communities. In addition to walking the audience through her research, Washko will screen excerpts from her interview with a seduction coach who has been dubbed “The Web’s Most Infamous Misogynist” and highlight instructional DVDs, books, and hidden-camera videos created by a community of pick-up artists who teach men how to interact with and seduce women. The talk will close with an audience-participation based performative play-through of her most recent project “The Game: The Game,” a dating simulator video game presenting the practices of several infamous pick-up artists.
https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-10024-tactical_embodiment

 

Critique of the Hacker Scene and cooption of its large part by corporate group think:

All of the above can not be said however without offering a critique of the present state of the hacker community which includes unfortunately Congress as well, this being an effect of its anti hirachical but enerpreniurial nature. Resulting also in presentations on digital curency with discussion of autonomous algorithim based business entities that could consume and invest without individual legal responsibility(this resembles le corporations running with the human decission making removed.) Focus on digital currencies also ignored their carbon footprint with just Bitcoin mining estimated as generating roughly the same CO2 output as the whole of Iceland. The little focus on Climate Crisis and an appropriate response on ecological issues with such large effect of electronics production on the environment with their extraction and energy consumption. This is fortunately countered by many groups such as Hackers for Climate Justice and Hack the Planet. To which members an invitation like allways is extended to follow the sitution in the forest visit us in the Hambacher Forst, Climate Camps and in all places and at all times keeping up a resistance and education against opressive, Security State bullshit.

Report Hambi Bats Action Group

Personal report by Christiane, written on November 19, 2018

All tree caves are open again!

5 weeks of intensive commitment to the opening of tree holes are behind us – now the goal is reached!

A GREAT THANK YOU to all who were involved with heart and hand: activists, friends, visitors, biologists. Everyone helped in giving back place to live to bats, birds and dormice and making Hambi more alive. more…

Hambi is just the Beginning!

We, a group of Hambi activists, want to organize evening events in your city. It should be about stories from the Hambach Forest and about writing history ourselves. The leitmotif of the event will be the hope that arises when we bring about change through joint action. We want to take you on a journey by six years of forest occupation and movement building, and to find paths with you on which this journey can go on, to system change and beyond. more…

Demo Against the swing to the right and state repression

Two trials against anti-fascist / anti-racist activists will soon take place in Aachen. We call for a solidary accompaniment of the processes and a demo against the shift to the right and repression. The dates at a glance

One trial will take place following the events in the Frankenberger Viertel in March 2017. There was a quarrel with two organized neo-Nazis. Shortly thereafter, two people were arrested, they were accused of civil disorder and bodily injury. The public prosecutor’s office promptly fantasized about the danger of absconding and put the two on remand for more than two weeks. Now they are charged. more…

Eviction of the Trebur Forest occupation!

This morning started the eviction of the occupation in Trebur Forest near Frankfurt! The forest has been occupied for some time to fight against the planned expansion of Frankfurt airport!

For climate justice and against the expansion of Frankfurt Airport!
Solidarity with the occupiers!

We need support in the forest! Come over!

Directions: https://treburbleibt.blackblogs.org/anfahrt/
Latest news:
twitter.com/TreburBleibtFFM
Other information (phone numbers etc.) https://treburbleibt.blackblogs.org/2018/11/06/raumung-6-11-18-eviction-6-11-18/
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