Bucket wheel excavator in the brown coal mine Inden occupied

This action declaration reached us via mail today. The action is still ongoing, see press release below. Updates

DECLARATION OF ACTION

Wenn vier Menschen auf solch behutsame Weise einen Riesenbagger für mehrere Stunden lahmlegen können...

Tonight, four activists occupied a large bucket wheel excavator in the Inden opencast mine. They climbed to the top of the excavator about 70m high. The machine halted is one of the largest machines in the world that normally destroys 24/7, literally churning the landscape. In Inden lignite is promoted for Rhenish mining area above ground, that is: Everything is about being in the way and will be destroyed; who lives about is expropriated and expelled. Where villages, fields, meadows and woods once stood inconceivabley huge holes appear in the landscape, an industrial wasteland to the horizon. Of all of the energy sources, lignite, is ridiculously inefficient, releasing huge loads of CO2 and particulate emissions, and the conversion of power supply to renewables sabotaged with inflexible “baseload plants”.

The event is also a solidarity greeting from the resistance against the Rhenish lignite mining area to the resistance against the meeting of the G7 in Elmau. more…

FRACKANPADA, 13.-19. July 2015

http://frackanpada.frackingez.org/

FRACKANPADA an international Anti-Fracking Camp, 13-19 July 2015 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country

FRACKANPADA an international Anti-Fracking Camp, 13-19 July 2015 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country

This summer European anti-fracking movements are mobilising for action against fracking in Basque Country – close to the Spanish-French border, 500 km west of Barcelona. Anti-fracking collectives from several countries are calling on activists from across Europe to gather near Gasteiz-Vitoria for a week-long Frackanpada camp with actions and skill-sharing to organise our struggles in defense of the land, for social justice and for a sustainable society as well as developing our resistance against fossil fuel extraction and the underlying system of corporate profit and state evictions and repression.

The camp will bring together the people involved in the struggle against fracking from all corners of Europe, to share experiences and exchange skills; to put into practice participatory ways of social organising and visions of just alternatives; and to take action to expose and halt the practice of fracking. There will be a wide range of activities for everyone, from workshops and talks to films, activities for children and skill-shares. We want to learn about fracking, and share skills for resisting this industry from groups all over Europe and further afield, we also want to connect this struggle to other struggles against climate change, fossil fuel extraction, social injustice and other threats that our communities face. An open call for the camp’s programme is online and inviting proposals.

The location of the camp has strong symbolic meaning as a spot with plans for fracking. The camp is right next to a former drilling site which they want to expand for shale gas extraction. Frackanpada has the support from inhabitants of the nearby village, that allowed us to camp on their land. Local activists are clear that now is the time to re-escalate action in the region “The more numerous we are, the more it will cost them”.

Only together we can stop and resist their plans. It’s time to stop their nonsense. It’s time for action! No fracking here nor anywhere!

There will be a carpool. Send a mail to hfb-carpool _ riseup.net if you have a car and/or want to join!

Moro Info: frackanpada.frackingez.org
Contact: frackanpada _ riseup.net

Skillsharing Camp April

Let’s go to the Skillsharing Camp in the forest of Hambach April 6 – 12, 2015 / Germany-Cologne
Spring’s coming and the forest will wake from its slumber and the first greenery will be stretching towards the sun. The birds arrive and yet again forest of several kilometres of length and 200 metres of width has been destroyed.The “No tree will fall” campain, the wintertime and the seasonal deforestation are coming to a close. There were blockades, occupations, discussions, vigils, trials and detentions. By appearing in public and in the media and going into debate we have brought our rejection of technologies that are hostile to life, like gaining electricity from coal, into the open. Because it’s no use to hope for a different world, you must fight for it. More infos

Greets from the Hambach Forest to Refugee Strike

solidarity - refugee strike berlin

..little late, but better than never:
This Soli Banner appeared around the April 14th on the Skill Sharing Camp on different places – till it found his way up to the newly squatted Trees.
Caused by the Eviction of the O Platz, because of which there wasnt the planned talk about the Refugee Strike Berlin.
The Banner refers to the attempt of Berlin Politics , to divide the struggle and to the spontaneous Tree squatting by Refugee activistas.

You have our solidarity independently from any Tree Actions! 🙂

Hopefull that a talk can be fetched up later!

Solidarity Greetings!

„We oppose all this shit“ Interview with the EarthFirst! Journal

EarthFirst! Newswire

The Earth First! Journal published an extended Interviewon the Hambach Forest, the eviction, the re-occupation and the protest in the Rhineland.

Please feel free to subscribe their newsletter to be in solidarity with our friends at the EF! Journal and also up to date with “direct actions in defense of living systems”!

Here’s the interview

more…

Another Info-session about the Hambach Forest in the US

On Friday, 11th of April 2014, a very well attended Infosession in Chapel Hill/NC (US) took place.

Internationalist Books Chapel Hill

At the “Internationalist Books & Community Center” some two dozen people mingled and besides the Info-session a Q&A did happen concerning the current situation of the movement in the Rhineland – which did lead to more than 3 hours of information, exchange, discussions and questions.

We are so freakin’ pleased about this networking and sympathy and we send greetings of solidarity and love to all our comrades and friends everywhere out there – and today especially to Chapel Hill!

radio program – the final straw

Radio

A close-to one hour interview about the Hambach Forestand the protest against brown coal/lignite in the Rhineland has been recorded and aired in the United States last Sunday. The interview gives basic informations about the protest as well as current stuff – for example the raid and the eviction of the forest occupation in late March.

The anarchist radio program “The Final Straw” from Asheville/North Carolina has quite a large recognition in the “scene” and covers local and international protests and movements every Sunday.

You can listen to the stuff there:

Import or Download
archive.org/details/afm-final-straw-03302014

Podcast
www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/75066

Blogpost
www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/75066

Additionally the show is regularly aired on Radio Zad!

Revolt & Revolution!
Love & Anarchy!