#Since Nov, 18, 2014 another compa is imprisoned!
He was arrested on 18th Nov during a blockade to block harvesting of the forest. He is now accused of criminal assault in the event of the 30th October, like Basti (See: Results from 30.11).
He was brought to a custodial judge on Nov, 19. According to the police in Düren he is now transferred to JVA Aachen (prison) and is on remand until he is brought to court.
If you want to support you are welcome to do everything you want. For now, if you want to send letters to the newly imprisoned person, send them to
The Hambach forest and the people there need your help!
There are still 14 (!) persons in custody in the police stations in Jülich, Aachen and Düren.
Five of them are seemingly going to be summonded to a custodial judge. That means that police wants to arrest them for a longer time.
It seems that they want to force some people to give their DNA as well.
What you can do to support the Hambach forest:
come around, support directly the people in the forest and on the meadow (a nice face can give a lot of power!)
go to the police stations in which people are hold under arrest – ask, put pressure, nobody is going to be forgotten! (it would be best if you call the meadow phone [0157 – 54 136 100] for coordination and to know where people are needed, how the food and water supply is working, if more people want to go there and so on) more…
Today we’re sending messages of solidarity to the blockade at the SUNCOR refinery in Montreal, Quebec that took place yesterday, to the Banc Expropiat squat under threat of eviction in Barcelona, Spain, and to the resistance against the gold mine in Skouries, Greece.
Early on October 7, four women blockaded the SUNCOR refinery Montreal using tripod and lock-on techniques. This was to protest the reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9B oil pipeline, which will be bringing Tar Sands oil from Alberta through Montreal for export. more…
During the night to September 30, activists occupied a tree near the edge of the open cast mine Hambach. The tree is one of many that is supposed to give way for the brown coal mine Hambach during the cutting season that starts on October 1.
“This destruction is only one example emphasizing the value of environment and humans in this economic system!”, one of the tree occupiers says.
“The open cast mine, one of the biggest producers of CO2 in Europe, is not only responsible for the expulsion of humans and the deforestation of one of the last primeval forests in Middle and Western Europe. It is also having an impact on the world climate. Thus, it is jointly responsible for heatwaves, droughts and floodings. Thereby whole ecosystems are collapsing, especially in the Global South, and many people lose their livelihood.”
With this action the activists want to oppose the destruction of life and call everyone to get involved in the conservation of our livelihood.
“We see ourselves as a part of a global movement, which is accusing the profit of individuals in disadvantage of everyone! We are in solidarity with indigenous peoples all over the world, who are especially suffering from the power of companies and who in some cases effectively manage to resist”, another activist says.
The Link to the fotos:GrubenBlick
..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!
The poster says:
“Public enemy No1
Wanted are free-range compost toilets
which wantonly squat the Hambach Forest.
Complete or in component parts
to be delivered to RWE”.
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”!
On Friday, 11th of April 2014, a very well attended Infosession in Chapel Hill/NC (US) took place.
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!
After the eviction of the third occupation in the Hambach Forest near Köln, which took place on March 27th after existing almost 7 months, one thing is sure:
Occupation Number 4!
We had to suffer massive repression, especially this time: the raid on the meadow occupation and two other projects, confiscation of all our electronic devices, hand-written journals as well as private stuff. This proves one thing: Our direct protest against the exploitation and the destruction of nature by RWE is effective. We will show that we’re not afraid and we will not give up!
As announced before, there will be a Re-Occupation at Day X+4 (the saturday 4 weeks after the eviction).
The 26th of April isn’t just a day like another.
This very day exactly 28 years ago the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl took place. We cannot seperate the struggles against Coal and Nuclear Power. It’s not enough to shut down nuclear power plants and substitute this by burning coal; as well as it’s not acceptable to stop mining and burning coal for the creation of nuclear energy.
It’s a common resistance against the destruction of nature and the idea of ongoing growth in disregard of the results.
It’s a criticism of capitalist thinking, which just divides in resources and capital.
We cannot wait until the next big catastrophe opens the eyes of people.
Something has to change NOW!
So we will re-occupy the Hambach Forest on April the 26th, massively and determined!
On this day, a demonstration will start at 2 pm at the train station in Buir.
If you are motivated to take part in the organization, you can visit the “Build Resistance Skill Sharing Camp”, which takes place from April 12th to 25th on the occupied meadow. There an open organization meeting for the day of the Re-occupation is going to take place: on Sunday, 13th April, at 12am.
You can participate as individuals or affinity groups in many different ways:
Spread the word, help with the organization, occupy the trees or support on the ground.
Your solidarity is stronger than all repression!
For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow our blog: hambacherforst.blogsport.de.
Together, we stop RWE and the open cast pit!
Respect Existence or Expect Resistance!
See you on April 26th!
You can find flyers and posters for self-print hier.