Open letter of solidarity from Leonard Peltier, to support the forest protectors in and around Hambach Forest

We received the open letter below. We apologize for the late release because it was sent to us in a time in which we had a lot to do with our struggle. Here Leonard Peltier expresses his solidarity with the fight for Hambach Forest from the high security prison in Coleman / Florida.
We asked for the original text, which probably is in English, to publish it here. Meanwhile, you can read it translated back into English. Underneath you can find more details about Leonard and his struggle and how you can write to him.

Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Germany

As you know, in our Native American spiritual philosophy, the connection to Mother Earth, Mother Nature, as you would say, is a very important element. We as human beings are only part of the sacred circle that connects people, plants, animals, mountains, rivers, winds and rain – we are all connected and related. Or as we Lakota say: Mitakuye Oyasin – ALL MY RELATIONS. more…

Three of the #Lausitz23 still in custody!

A few days ago activists of Ende Gelände blocked a bucket wheel excavator in one of the Lusatian open cast lignite mines. Three of them are still in custody, though the accusation is only trespassing. Obviously the district court in Cottbus does not care that in the past again and again activists were therefore acquitted in court (since the open pit is not fenced).

Write letters to the prisoners

84 Gs 19/19 Stanley (UMP02)
84 Gs 20/19 Nonta (UMP03)
84 Gs 21/19 Vincent (UMP04)

Their address:
Justizvollzugsanstalt Cottbus-Dissenchen
Oststrasse 2
03052 Cottbus

Or just call the competent judge: Richterin Rauch (035548 5420, at the district court Cottbus, ask for her)

Climate activism is not a crime

Eighteen activists were in custody – after having prevented with their bodies bucket-wheel excavators in Lusatia (East Germany) from continuing to dig lignite. Nine have now disclosed their personal details and are set free, 9 others are still imprisoned. Every bit of lignite that we extract and burn makes it less likely that we will stay below the 1.5 °C target. Every bit of lignite we can block from being burnt makes it more likely that we will still be able to sustain our livelihood and eventually create a good life for all. more…

Prisoners-Letter-Writing-Survial-Tricks

It’s not always easy to write letters (especially if you don’t know them personally). So here are some ideas. If you have some more, that aren’t listed, feel free to add.

Any funny or crazy things happened to you lately? Or someone told you something? Doesn’t matter if it seems trivial. Stories are Stories! Just keep in mind that the cops are reading, too.

For example: more…