Report Hambi Bats Action Group

Personal report by Christiane, written on November 19, 2018

All tree caves are open again!

5 weeks of intensive commitment to the opening of tree holes are behind us – now the goal is reached!

A GREAT THANK YOU to all who were involved with heart and hand: activists, friends, visitors, biologists. Everyone helped in giving back place to live to bats, birds and dormice and making Hambi more alive. more…

Some personal thoughts on police action against Crow’s Nest on Nov.22th,2018

Peace to the huts – War to the palaces
The police action on Thursday, Nov.22th,2018, to destroy all soil structures in the barrio Crow’s Nest (German Name: Krähennest) on Thursday shows once again exemplarily how mischievous are the justifications and press releases of the police and their related media.
Contrary to the claims, in Crow’s Nest there were neither barricades nor escape routes, which could have been cleared.

“Garbage and other items that do not belong in the forest”?
It is cynical to describe our kitchen and our teepee with a fire place as rubbish, given RWE’s intention, more…

Invitation to the climbing harness liberation party, 12/18 Aachen

Dear Aktivisti!

The long wait ends! The containers in the Asservatenkammer Aachen were emptied, hundreds of confiscated objects from the maddest of all expulsios sorted and registered.

For us this means: the harness-liberation-front will become active!
We want to bring back what was taken from us – collectively!

That’s why we organize on 18.12. a harness-liberation party, wrap it up as pre-Christmas activist gifts and have plenty of cause to wildly give them back to ourselves. The time is funnily limited to 9-11 am – but that should not stop us! more…

Call for solidary process support on 18.12. in Jülich (attempt 2)

After the district court Jülich the date on Nov.27th canceled quite spontaneously, it starts on Dec. 18th at 11:15 am a second attempt. The allegations continue to be „Widerstand gegen Vollstreckungsbeamte in besonders schwerem Fall“ (§113 Abs. 2 StGB) (resistance against enforcement officers in particularly severe cases), „Nötigung“ (§240 StGB) (coercion) and for one of the two defendants additionally „Sachbeschädigung“ (damage, §303 StGB). Specifically, it is about a Hambach railway blockade (action statement and press review). more…

Will there still be a deforesting season soon?

On October 5th, 2018, the OVG (Higher Administrative Court) in Münster suspended the clear-cutting in Hambach Forest until the decision of the VG (Administrative Court) of Cologne on the legality of the open pit mining in the main proceedings. It was expected by those involved in the process that this might not happen before the end of 2020. Now the VG Cologne announced on December 3, that they want to decide about it already in the first quarter of 2019. If the VG will give right to RWE, they could thus resume the clear-cutting work again in the autumn of 2019 or even at the end of this winter’s deforesting season, depending on the date of the decision.
The previous attitude of the VG Cologne in favor of RWE gives little reason for optimism: http://www.vg-koeln.nrw.de/suche/suche_rwd.php?q=Hambach&m=all&wm=sub more…

Abandonment in the Andrea proceedings: report

On 11/29/2018 the first eviction trial took place before the district court in Kerpen. This is the translation of an article by ABC Rhineland:
https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/2018/11/29/einstellungen-im-andrea-prozess-bericht/

For the 15 solidary visitors the morning begins with the (meanwhile already routine) entrance checks to the district court Kerpen and a police force of approximately 30 persons.

According to the indictment, Andrea was in a hammock near a treehouse, which was to be evicted, and moved further into the treetop when the altitude intervention team officers were on the same level. During the eviction Andrea is said to have defended herself with punches, kicks and insults like “wanker” and “pigs”. For the prosecutor from this resulted “assault” and “attempted assault” as accused criminal offenses. more…

First eviction trial on Thursday, 11/29/2018, 9 am, District court Kerpen

The proceedings have been abandoned! Read the trial report
The german original text: https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/2018/11/29/einstellungen-im-andrea-prozess-bericht/

More info: https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/2018/11/28/erster-raeumungs-prozess-am-donnerstag-9uhr-ag-kerpen/

“Even if the immediate eviction is over for the time being – the resistance is going on. Also in court. Support all those affected by repression, let’s keep the judiciary in view – come to the trial and support Andrea on Thursday!”

With ID checks must be expected. In addition, a small room was chosen for the trial. Be there in time!