We squatted in Manheim!
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Two weeks ago humans were chased from their homes in Hambach Forest. Whilst the main public focus was on the protests in the forest, already for years people have been forced out of the surrounding villages. And so also in Manheim.
Rather than only concerning local inhabitants, coal mining in the Rhineland is also a global problem. more…
On Monday 15th October at 5pm, the forest will hold a ceremony to celebrate and remember Waka, our friend and comrade martyred last week in the revolutionary struggle in Kurdistan. We will meet at Jesus Point (in the forest) and then move to a different spot to have the memorial. more…
Program Hambi Trip Oct. 12th, 2018
We all meet at the station Buir at 10:30 and together we walk to the vigil.
Here is the exact program: more…
Note: This list is incomplete and may be added. It is designed to help you continue to be active at home and to show that there are places, open spaces and protests that need support everywhere. Not everything yet translated
Trebur, near Frankfurt, forest occupation against motorway exit to the airport, https://treburbleibt.blackblogs.org
Pödelwitz near Leipzig, near coal mine, village has to give way to lignite mining
Do not forget your local climate group, or found one!
Let’s organize http://www.ausgeco2hlt.de/mitmachen/lets-organize/
Overview of open spaces threatened by eviction in Germany Freiträume Blackblogs
This Sunday our dear Comrade and Friend, Waka has become the second Hambach Forest activist to lay down his life at a front line against social, ecological domination and destruction, resisting patriarchy and capitalism. more…
For October 9th, the immediate and complete eviction of the protest camp on the meadow at Hambach Forest was announced. Kurt Claßen, the owner of the meadow, however, submitted the complaint below.
Update: The eviction has been canceled.
“Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Government of North Rhine-Westphalia,
In time and in the exercise of the rights under the Constitution, a complaint was filed today at the department of building inspection of the district of Düren against the intention of the NRW regime for immediate and complete eviction of the protest camp at the Hambach Forest.
If this constitutionally guaranteed right of complaint should be disregarded and tomorrow the complete and immediate eviction of the protest camp should begin, the NRW-Regime has to assume that immediately after tomorrow the immediate and complete shutdown of the open pit Hambach will be started, otherwise only later.
Kurt Claßen, 10/8/2018 “
from our Legal Team
We, the investigation committee, want to document unlawful behavior and violence on the part of the police or RWE employees. With these data we try to use the attention around the eviction in Hambach Forest, in order to put the topic of police violence and repression more in the public. email@example.com
This text was sent to us
Currently an excavator of RWE is blocked. On 6.10.2018 activists near the bucket wheels forced the excavator driver to stop the machine. Today on Oct.7th about 11:00 am the police tried to cordon off a wide area around the excavator. The fire department is talking to the activists. An eviction of the occupation is not in the sense of the police because of the proximity to the edge of the dug slope. more…
The demonstration that was banned by the police attracted over 50,000 people celebrating the second year in a row when cutting has been legally blocked by Bund (German Friends of the Earth) court case as well by thousands of activists turning up to defend the forest and resist RWE opencast mining. more…
Press release, October 5th, 2018
Today, the Higher Administrative Court (OVG, Oberverwaltungsgericht) granted in the course of an emergency application of B.U.N.D. (Alliance for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany e.V.) to suspend the deforesting for the time being. A stage win, because the struggle for the forest is far from won. What does that mean for the forest? First and foremost, the forest is protected by the court, and saved from felling until the final decision of the OVG is made, whether or not the Hambach Forest falls under the Habitats Directive. more…