The most important first: The law suit because of dumpster diving, on 12/12 before the Daun district court, was abandoned against 50 social services hours (to be completed at an association or society, chosen by the accused and the defense attorney).
Even before the beginning of the trial, some remarkable things happened. First of all, many people were there early on in order to accompany the trial in solidarity. So first a big thank you to all who were there. In particular, the partly long travel routes and the large age range impressed us very much. At some moment also appeared the police witness, an unsympathetic officer named Rönsch (from Kempten in Bavaria, where the real supermarket is located, which made the criminal complaint). more…
December 12, 2018
Today, the hordes of NRWE were in Hambi again, to sweep the forest as Trump already recommended the Californians. We call it plundering of bikes, soil structures, etc. Convince yourself and read these tweets:
11:48 Video RWE destroying soil structures in Winkel more…
Peace to the huts – War to the palaces
The police action on Thursday, Nov.22th,2018, to destroy all soil structures in the barrio Crow’s Nest (German Name: Krähennest) on Thursday shows once again exemplarily how mischievous are the justifications and press releases of the police and their related media.
Contrary to the claims, in Crow’s Nest there were neither barricades nor escape routes, which could have been cleared.
“Garbage and other items that do not belong in the forest”?
It is cynical to describe our kitchen and our teepee with a fire place as rubbish, given RWE’s intention, more…
The proceedings have been abandoned! Read the trial report
The german original text: https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/2018/11/29/einstellungen-im-andrea-prozess-bericht/
More info: https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/2018/11/28/erster-raeumungs-prozess-am-donnerstag-9uhr-ag-kerpen/
“Even if the immediate eviction is over for the time being – the resistance is going on. Also in court. Support all those affected by repression, let’s keep the judiciary in view – come to the trial and support Andrea on Thursday!”
With ID checks must be expected. In addition, a small room was chosen for the trial. Be there in time!
The district court Jülich canceled the trial date on Nov.27th and the continuation date on Dec.11th and scheduled a new date for Dec.18th.
Statement by an accused:
“Obviously, after our trial announcement the court fears us and now wants to organize some Hundertschaft-units of the anti-riot police first to ensure “order”. That tells a lot about how much organs of repression respect and fear us meanwhile and shows that our strategies work. This assumption is corroborated by the fact that the court did not only deliver a copy to the accused, but also called people who are known to have ties to the forest occupation, to ensure that the information reaches everyone in any case. Apparently there was a fear that some people would appear in court anyway. See you on December 18th”
On 19 November, activists in a question and answer session on security confronted North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul with topics from the Hambach Forest.
More hereMinister of the Interior can not give answers to police violence
The answer promptly followed on Thursday, November 22, 1818 in the form of a disproportionate police operation. The press release of the police Aachen, we have looked closer to it and adapted to the truth. Each comment largely refers to the respective sections of the press release. more…
Found at https://de.indymedia.org/node/26110
Hambi-Activist Eule (=Owl, pronounce Oyle) has been in custody for seven weeks now. In recent days, residents of the Hambach Forest hoisted two banners in solidarity with Eule and all political prisoners from the trees – with the inscriptions “1, 2, 3, lasst Eule frei, 4, 5, 6, sonst komm’n wir mit der Flex” (1, 2, 3, set Eule free, 4, 5, 6, if not we’ll come with the flex = angle grinder) and “Our passion for freedom is stronger than your repression – Hacia una sociedad que no necesita prisiones – clinks to gap sites” more…
The report below was sent to us:
In the past few days (as of 11/14/2018), a series of attacks, in our view with high certainty carried out by employees of RWE or subcontractors, took place on the Krähennest (Crow’s Nest).
- Nocturnal throwing of explosive devices (firecrackers etc), several times, last in the night to 11/14/2018 in the period from 0.55 to 1.15 a total of 4 pieces, by ear obviously from the ancient A4 motorway at different points in the forest. We do not judge these attacks as targeted against us but above all also directed against the forest and its animals.
With the threat of a penalty payment of 20-25,000 euros, the NRW regime, represented by the district of Düren, positions now their sharpest cannon to urge me to clear the protest and resistance camp on the meadow at Hambach Forest. A penalty of 20,000 – 25,000 euros, I can not come up with it just like that.
Then first off I will just have to endure any enforcement measures of the district of Düren, possibly even executions in the meadow, starting with entry of a security mortgage and subsequent compulsory auction of the meadow, more…
November 23rd, 2018
14:15 @HambiChaos: The last of yesterday’s arestees has just been released from Düren courthouse
@HambiBleibt | Enough is Enough! @enough14 | @krahennest | #endor
22:00 During today’s police operation, the meadow camp was stormed by about 100 officers with 20 vehicles and a helicopter under threadbare pretext. Based solely on the assertion of 2 RWE security guards, that a stone was thrown at them. Witnesses can confirm that this statement is false. The personal details of a dozen people were checked using force and two activists were reported on the alleged suspicion of violence. A detailed report will follow later.
20:29 Hambi Bleibt: “Memorials to 2 Hambi comrades who died this year, Steffen & Waka, destroyed by RWE & NRW Police” #RestInPowerWaka – RIP Waka – RIP Steffen
19:01 Hambi Mahnwache: “Visitors to the vigil told us about the destruction of the memorial site of Steffen today at the place where he crashed and gave us, among other things, these pictures: @HambiMahnwache”
17:27 We just got a message, that civil cops are on the motorway near Kerpen, controlling cars that are going direction Hambi. Be attentive!!
16:38 Cops around and in Wiesencamp (meadow) at the edge of Hambach Forest.
15:57 Krähennest @krahennest All the police and RWE employees left the nest. They destroyed our ground structures. but left our toilet and our tree houses in peace. If you want to support us we need food and water. Or when you have time. You all are welcome ♥♡
15:39 The spontaneous sound system soli demo from Buir station is on its way! Strong sound is available. Dancing helps! more…