January 4th, 2016
03:00 pm In the morning 3 secus with dog were spotted at the platform. They quickly made some photos and disappeared immediately. Currently everything is quiet in the forest.
On the western secu-bridge already felled trees are cleared away, in the morning the barricades were cleared on the former highway A4.
11:35 am Our scouts report, that police forces and heavy equipment were moved away again. Pizza is still standing. Maybe it was after all just a barricade eviction. It is not excluded that the announced lifting platform after all was only an excavator.
11:13 am The police is with a lifting platform in the forest near the Pizza Platform. Presumably, the platform is to be cleared.
Come over. Online we’ll keep you informed as well.
We glide down the deep black mountain, sink to the ankles in the ancient witness of the forest that it once was. It’s a strange feeling as it were to wade through the Hambach Forest of superimposed in accurately piled hills in the coal bunker at the Hambach mine. Like bones excavated from a grave. I breathe in the smell, feel the mud of coal dust on my shoes, trousers, gloves. A slightly smaller version of a bucket wheel excavator moves slowly in our direction. We reach firmer, albeit from wet coal dust slippery floor and approach with quick, firm steps the steel monster in front of us. A staircase invites us to climb up. The railings are covered with a centimeters thick layer of soft coal dust. My gloves are already quite sticky of it. There are many steel passageways, staircases and ladders, we climb upwards. But already after a few stairways it goes no further. Crap! We saw before that it must be possible! Hopefully we are not yet discovered. We are at an impasse which looks as if it was little used and talk about what to do. Next to us we hear a loud crackling, for a second I am terrified but then I understand that it is the coal as it crackles through a giant funnel on the conveyor belt. Just stay here? No, it must be possible somewhere. There is still the other half of the excavator. So back down, passing under the monster and on the other side there is an inviting stairway. Here it looks already quite different. How good that the door is open there, there is a way up. we finally found the right way. They seem to have not yet discovered us. Ladder after ladder, we climb to the highest point. With each ladder I get get more quiet, with each ladder we bring more distance between them and us. They must indeed take the same route as we did. more…
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Last on top
3:54 pm All four are back out from the police station, each with bruises and contusions. They are welcomed by their beloved. Fucking cops!
3:45 pm YIPPEE! The first compa has been released from the police station in Düren and is free again!
Come with love, power, tea, biscuits and whatever you can think up to Düren in front of the police station and wait for the activists!
You can find an action statement in the previous article.
1:00 pm The contact to the cleared occupations has been interrupted.
0:45 pm The last person is just brought down with the lifting platform. Presumably, they also will be brought to Düren.
The excavator of the second occupation has moved, but does not yet work again.
12:20 am The locks of the two chained people at the second Occupation are also open and they are to be cleared now. Both excavators are still halted.
11:35 am The activists have been brought into the police station in Düren. Come along and show your solidarity. more…
During the night of Friday Dec. 11th to Saturday 12th, 4 activists climb the only 2 loading excavators in the coal bunker at the Hambach mine. Far above they chain themselves with bicycle locks around their necks to the machines & hold banners that read: “There are no jobs on a dead planet”.
Once more, is discussed how this planet could be protected from the threat of climate change – by people who most likely will not live to see the impact and if so, they will be affected as the last, because they are considered to be so important that they will be protected from any harm, if necessary even with thousands of armed people in uniform. But hundreds die already every day, not only from climate change but even more from an economic system, which is considered as civilized and bringing prosperity. Worldwide, more people die each year from hunger than in both world wars together.
And that pretends to be an advanced civilization, worthy of preservation?
The activists show with this action, that it is possible and necessary to intervene directly and to interfere where livelihoods are destroyed. Regardless of rules that were made by selfsame who operate this machinery of destruction. Rules which we have not agreed.
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Blockade with lock-ons and tripod in front of the power plant Niederaussem
With a tripod and a sit-in, activists of ausgeCO2hlt blocked an access road to the coal power plant Niederaussem by 1:00 pm in the Rhenish lignite mining region. 20 activists chained themselves partly in lock-ons to each other, they partly fixed themselves in the tripod itself. The action is directed against the mining and electrification of lignite in the the Rhenish mining area and worldwide. more…
Loading crane for lignite shipment blocked / Solidarity with the coal resistance in the Lausitz region, in the Rhineland and anywhere in the world / real climate comes from below!
A group of environmental activists, some of Robinwood, blocked on Friday 11/27 for six hours a sophisticated “Stirnkipp facility” in the harbor of Königs-Wusterhausen. Two of the activists rappelled down in the tilting area of the installation and rolled out a banner reading “Coal kills the climate!” In Königs-Wusterhausen the dirty lignite from Lusatia is reloaded from trains on inland waterway vessels, which then reach the Berlin power stations – especially Klingenberg in Treptow-Koepenick – by boat. more…
This we found in our mailbox:
From Dortmund we send a sign of solidarity to the prisoners of the Hambach Forest! We agree with the slogan “Prisons are no solution but a part of the problem”. Fan the flames of solidarity in all cities, do not forget the prisoners… until all are free!
Many greetings to http://agdo.blogsport.eu/2015/11/24/solidaritaet-mit-den-gefangenen-des-hambacher-forst-aus-dortmund/
Today exactly three years ago, about 15-20 people occupied the today (in)famous meadow on the edge of the Hambach Forest, accompanied by the press, after a press conference at the four-day evacuation of the first occupation in the forest. During the first couple of days, there were several attempts by the police to evacuate the meadow, but without success.
Once they even arrested the owner, Kurt Classen and led him away in handcuffs on the grounds that he would interfere with police operations, although he just wanted to show to the cops his ownership documents on spot. For this he was detained almost 2 hours in a police patrol car until finally the press showed up and was interested in his detention. Then the cops had to listen to Kurt Classsen and as a result to inspect the meadow with flashlights (in the meantime darkness had come), only to find out that we actually were on his land and they could do nothing. more…
In the cutting area, a tree was occupied for the last 8 days by one activist. The person has now left the tree and has been arrested. You can read her diary here.
after an exciting, tiring night of getting into the tree, I sleep like a baby and wake up to lots of confused security guards, constantly shouting, whistling and throwing big pieces of wood at me. They also sexually harass me. Despite this, I remain in good spirits. I feel empowered, and proud of successfully occupying a tree in the cutting area.
feeling frustrated at the continuation of the cutting, so I pick myself up by chanting at the workers who have come to have a look at the person hanging in the tree, ‘RWE Murderers, shame on you, we are watching you from a bird’s eye view’ pens and paper have been a total life saver (including toilet paper, pooping out of a hammock is really shit – take that security! haha)
a poem to pass the time more…