Solidarity Action Day for Hambi4, The Forest and for Climate Justice: Saturday 10.3.2018

Hambi 4 remain imprisoned going on two months now for offenses for which Hambach Forest Activists have not been detained for longer than 48 hours before.  This is also a record number of Hambacher Forest Activists that have been detained for so long. The Climate Crisis Capitalism is responding to the global emergency it has and which it continues to create with a permanent state of emergency based on fear, militarization and even more  of  its usual repression. more…

Mail to the 4 being Destroyed and Withheld


UPA 1,3 and 11 are being held in the same cell block and are able to see each other with 11 not getting any mail as it was misdirected and forwarded to UPA9 in Aachen who is aready out (if anybody is able to pick this mail up maybe it could be forwarded to 11?). With 2 being isolated from all the others and not able to see other Hambis and so is especially asking for any reading material: zines, print-outs from the blog and other autono media outlets. The prisoners have once again been lied to and told that they can not have books send in when paper back, zines and mags are allowed. They also had soli photos and other materials withheld and destroyed. more…

Hambi 4 in Prison for a Month now!

Today the Hambi4 Have been in jail for a month. For a whole month for resisting forest and climate destroying bullshit of RWE and NRW Police by refusing to identify themselves. Refusing to identify themselves to among other reasons not make it so easy to keep issuing orders to stay away from the Hambach Forest and RWE properties that so often been given to Hambi, Climate Camp and Ende Gelände people to make it more difficult for them to continue our resistance. In Germany so far it was only possible to be detained for 48 hours without being identified with no charges being filed. This has always been the case in the past, this time however, more…

Hambi 4 in Prison for a Month now!

Today the Hambi4 Have been in jail for a month. For a whole month for resisting forest and climate destroying bullshit of RWE and NRW Police by refusing to identify themselves. Refusing to identify themselves to among other reasons not make it so easy to keep issuing orders to stay away from the Hambach Forest and RWE properties that so often been given to Hambi, Climate Camp and Ende Gelände people to make it more difficult for them to continue our resistance. In Germany so far it was only possible to be detained for 48 hours without being identified with no charges being filed. This has always been the case in the past, this time however after starting a PR shitstorm for months threatening to cut roads into the forest if a single rock flies the cops still ended up arresting a record number of people just for not getting out of their way. more…

The Four Now Going on A Month in Prison

As Hambi Comrades have now been thrown into a jail for going on a month, not just in record numbers and for charges such as not identifying themselves and obstructing police for which all before were release pending trial.  What they are really guilty of in the eyes of the State is resisting the opening up of the Forest for destruction, yes the one year hold on cutting this season does not mean anything if RWE is able to use the police this year to try to get rid of us and then continue to cut the forest in the next 2018 to 2019 logging season dumping into the atmosphere mega tons of Carbon and other toxins in contained in the lignite that rests under the forest floor.  The Hambi9 and now still the Hambi4 are not just for these infractions that were never before used to hold people in jail for so long and also had their inquest for pretrial hearing on the validity of their detention rejected and not heard. They are there not just for these unprecedented infractions, they are there for protecting the forest, the climate and their homes in the ancient Hambach Forest.  Once again please support them and spread the world of their struggle and imprisonment.

Next week will be a month that they have been incarcerated.
There is presently problems with the Hambach Forest twitter account so any crossposting of this would be very appreciated.  Also if anybody would like to translate or share any statement and solidarity actions for the German side of this blog that would also be great help and support for the cause and attention of and for the Hambi4.

Solidarity for Hambi and The Four from Zad

This weekend a large scale celebration and mobilization took place in Zad.
Several Thousands formed two marches, one through Zad and the second one through the surrounding villages, both of which joined in the center of Zad.  Large wooden plane was burned while delegates from Chiapas and Basque country spoke and appeal to Zadistas and their supporters.  There were at least eight bands from percussion and jazz to samba, all at least with 12 players with many more joining in.  There was a carnival atmosphere and two large fields were occupied with large stages, victory disco and ringed in at least 20 collective kitchens info tables and kiosks.  For next couple days assemblies took place with delegates from other struggles. more…

Hambi9 Political Prisoners update


Today it has been 22 days since the Hambi4 got pulled out of their treehouses, tripods, walkways and tunnels at the entrance to Hambach Forest and sucked into the Prison Industrial Complex. They remain there 3 weeks later as a verbal request on the part of their defense for an inquest court appearance to consider the validity of their detention has been ignored and then denied. This opens their detention for at least up to 3 months pending trial with still possibility of additional time. more…

Hambi4 still imprisoned in Ossendorf, Cologne – Needing Support

Four Hambach Forest Comrades remain detained and are still in need of support.  Their number is still the greatest number of forest activists held ever, before the recent arrest of the Hambi9.  They continue  being detained for withholding their personal information, even though the German legal law allows for 48hr detention to determine ones identity, which has been the case  till now.  They are considered to be a flight risk even though all Hambach Forest Activists have allays showed up for trial even if charged anonymously.  The Four also remain detained despite using passive methods of direct resistance after months of NRW police threats to escalate police violence if there is any forms of militant resistance from the occupation.  The obvious escalation has again come from the State protecting RWE’s with its destructive ecological and climate impact.  And once again it was the wide mobilization involving activists and supporters and not the State that brought attention back not just to the repression and injustice involved but also  to the need and general public support of coal-exit, climate mitigation and alternative energy innovation, to say nothing of reducing  energy consumption all together and system change. Change of system that continues to poison and destroy the planet, cut its forest  and that continues to detain the Hambi4.

Global Warming/Climate Change remains the most pressing and important issue of our times and the Four remain the true Climate Heroes!  Please write them and modify the 9 to 4 in all FreeHambi9 literature, posters, and banners.  As especially now it is important not to feel them left behind and forgotten.  This support could also help the released 5 re-adjust as the effects of imprisonment do not end when leaving the prison gate and the courthouse door…

Huge Thanks for all the support and please keep it coming till all are free and untill the RWE destruction of Villages, Towns, Forests and the Planet comes to an end.