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…

Greeting message from Rojava

We received this message from Rojava, together with a video:

Greetings from Make Rojava Green Again and the Internationalist Commune of Rojava to #RiseUp4Rojava

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“Today, at the global day of action to defend the revolution in Rojava, we would like to send our greetings of solidarity to all those different struggles all around the world”.

Greetings from Make Rojava Green Again and the Internationalist Commune of Rojava – RiseUp4Rojava

Dear Comrades, dear friends,

We are sending our warm greetings from Rojava, the Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria,to all of you, who have participated in the Global Days of Action to defend Rojava against the threat of the Turkish fascist Erdogan regime. And we greet all, who are struggling for a free, democratic and ecological society.

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Open letter from South Siberia, where hard coal is mined for RWE.

We received the open letter below. In Siberia, hard coal is being mined under catastrophic conditions and villages of the remaining indigenous people are being destroyed. RWE procures hard coal from the region and also invests there, which make it directly responsible.

##AlleDörferBleiben : here and everywhere!


On February 8, 2019, a meeting took place in the Kemerovo region (southern Siberia, Russia). The meeting was organized by Kyivov, the new governor of the Kemerovo region. He invited all the directors of the Russian coal companies. Representatives of shorian NGOs wrote an open letter to all participants of the meeting, which was also supported by residents of nine (9) villages in the Kemerovo region.

Open letter to the coal companies meeting in the Kemerovo region, Russia 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)

If you necessarily need a date for the coal exit: – Now!

This post was written shortly before the commission mentioned below published its results. As you may see, it is still very actual!
Opinions and thoughts of a group of people from the forest about the upcoming end of the commission on growth, structural change and employment

This commission is also known as coal-commission. This term is often been used in the public to create a false presentation. The exit of coal is just one of many topics, which is also just being discussed under “economical aspects”. Also the commission is talking about how to follow the aims for climate protection and the reduction of the CO2-emissions. For us it’s a mystery, how they want to reduce emissions, since they are actually talking about growth. more…

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…

Let’s go there all of us, to show them that solidarity is our strongest weapon

UPDATE Feb 18th, 2019: Eule was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment without probation. More at some point abcrhineland.blackblogs
Detailed report also (in German): https://www.taz.de/Archiv-Suche/!5574470&s=Eule/
UPDATE First day of Eule’s trial is over. Arrest warrant not canceled.
Next date Feb. 18th, 1:00 am.
Für einen lustigen Prozessbericht: https://www.taz.de/Archiv-Suche/!5567531&s=Eule/

Call for the first day:
After more than four months of custody, the trial against Eule will take place on Monday, February 4th.

Charges are assaulting law enforcement officers after §114-1 StGB in concert with attempted dangerous bodily injury after §§ 224-1 Ziffer 2, 22, 23, 52 StGB.

Eule will be happy about solidary trial support! 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…