„Comrades ! Sept. 21 Köln
Having been detained now for 60 days for blockading the expansion of the largest lignite extreme energy mine in Europe and it’s largest CO2 emitter causing not just the destruction of the forest I was & am protecting but also massive social and ecological injustices to those suffering from its effects in the global south.
I have staged a 23-day hunger strike and continued Fri.-Sun. no food hunger strikes with no water on Sat.-Sun. to bring attention to climate injustice and repression against ecological and political activists. During my actions I’ve had food thrown and kicked into my cell, lights being turned on and off throughout the night, medical staff threatening me with force feeding shutting the door in my face and insisting that I sign forms in German that I could not read, not providing translations, with comments being made on 20+ day of hunger strike that’s that there should be work (?!) in jail. more…
Translation of: https://www.sauvonslaforet.org/succes/6809/armand-marozafy-est-libre
What happened before Madagascar: freedom for the environmentalist Armand Marozafy
On the way to freedom. Armand and his wife Stine Marozafy immediately after leaving prison (© Ecolodge at Arol)
Sept. 24 2015 The Court of Appeal in Tamatave ordered on September 23, the release of Armand Marozafy. Armand left prison far too late. Too late, because he sat five months instead of 4 to which he was sentenced. Too late, mainly because he had no business being in prison! The mobilization for the tropical forests of Madagascar continues.
For years, a handful of tropical timber traders are plundering unscrupulous the rainforests of Madagascar, the EIA environmental organization reports. Even in face of national parks that are declared World Heritage by UNESCO, the loggers do not stop.
In 2010, Armand Marozafy was the center of a BBC report devoted to the illegal logging of rosewood in the forests of Madagascar more…
Sovereignty, self-sufficiency, self-determination.
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The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan) in Canada defend their country against Enbridge, Pacific Trails Pipeline (Chevron), Tar Sands Gigaproject and LNG. “Wet’suwet’en territory, which extends from Burns Lake to the Coastal Mountains, is sovereign territory which has never been ceded to the colonial Canadian state; the Wet’suwet’en are not under treaty with the Canadian government. Their territory, therefore, is and always will be free, and belongs to the Wet’suwet’en people alone.” They just defend their own country.
Since 2009, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en hold a permanent community in the way of three approved projects: Northern Gateway (6.1 billion $) of Enbridge, Pacific Trail Pipeline (1.15 billion $) of Chevron and Coastal GasLink (3.7 billion $) of Trans Canada. These pipeline projects were planned through the territory of the Wet’suwet’en. Since the early 19th century the Canadian government tries to expell the Indigenous, who defend themselves by all possible means against it.
One year after the opening of highway A4
Buir: “Farewell to the silence – one year after the opening of highway A4”
On September 16, 2014, the new route of the A4 was officially inaugurated. At the invitation of the action group “Buirers for Buir”, on the evening before a farewell to the silence took place as a neighborhood meeting. It should be remembered this year with a neighborhood church service, followed by a picnic on the evening of 15 September.
It is one year ago now, that on the eve of the A4 inauguration members of the action group, along with many neighbors and friends from the lignite-critical network, said farewell to the silence in Buir on the Olbertze Bridge. With “Farewell to the silence – One Year After” should be reminded of the event one year ago. more…
Ende Gelände is a great success of the environmental movement. We of the Interventionist Left were there and want to take a preliminary stock of the campaign. We are looking forward to your feedback and hope in the future we can fight together with you against coal, climate change and capitalism.
On August 15, 2015, we set out with more than 1,000 people from the Climate Camp in Lützerath (Rhineland) to set an unmistakable sign against the devastating lignite industry. We overcame a highway and numerous police cordons, we descended in the apocalyptic coal mine of Garzweiler and finally we blocked there more…
Current Infos on the Lebenslaute concert at the Hambach open pit mine <!–Lebenslaute-Konzert am Hambacher Tagebau–> Map
german – french – spanish
twitter: #Lebenslaute #Tagebau #Hambach
More info on the action: Lebenslaute.net – Aktion 2015
Pressemitteilung nach erfolgreicher Baggerblockade. more…
planestupid.com (“bringing the aviation industry back down to earth!”) blocked heathrow airport today.
As you’re reading this I am sitting in a police cell. I was one of the 12 people from Plane Stupid who were responsible for breaking onto the runway yesterday morning at Heathrow Airport and holding up flights.
The reason we decided to take what might seem like such extreme action is quite simple: we cannot build anymore new airport runways if we are serious about averting climate catastrophe. This action was a message to the Government who now have to make a decision based on a public debate that until now has virtually ignored the climate change implications. Heathrow versus Gatwick? We can’t expand either if we still remain serious about stopping climate change. more
On Friday July 17th 7 p.m. an info event takes place in the AZ Cologne about the situation at the EU borders in Spain to Marocco. Flyer
german – französisch
No Borders Maroc
The external european border and ways of fighting it
As a result of the externalization of Europe’s borders, thousands of migrants are stuck in northern Morocco and live in harsh conditions while trying to cross the Mediterranean or the border fences of the spanish exclaves Ceuta and Melilla. more…
A callout by our friends in Finland to fly by at their camp against a newly built nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki.
CALLOUT: July approaches, the eviction threat grows – get yourself to Hanhikivi post-haste!
Fennovoima-Rosatom’s nuclear power project is now at a critical point.
Fennovoima is supposed to hand over the keys – symbolical and concretical – to Rosatom on the 1st of July. However, Rosatom wants – as agreed – the area without troublesome extra attachments.
Requirements for a police-assisted eviction are however not quite ready yet. The people still holding on to their lands and cottages in the area have been sent a message by Fennovoima, in which is demanded that the last missing cottage-keys be surrendered to the company at the latest on Friday 26th of June. If this does not happen, the issue will proceed to the Distraint Authorities [the authority managing forced collection of debts, taxes, etc.] according to Fennovoima. more…