Manheim squat & garden party!

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…

Back Home from Hambi, what now? Places and Initiatives that need support

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

Worldwide
https://www.reddit.com/r/worldanarchism/wiki/events

Germany:

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
https://www.bund-sachsen.de/poedelwitz-bleibt/

Do not forget your local climate group, or found one!
https://www.ende-gelaende.org/de/mitmachen/ortsgruppen/

Let’s organize http://www.ausgeco2hlt.de/mitmachen/lets-organize/

Overview of open spaces threatened by eviction in Germany Freiträume Blackblogs
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Complaint against the immediate and complete eviction of the protest camp at Hambach Forest!

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.

Best regards
Kurt Claßen, 10/8/2018 “

Documentation and Repression

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. legalsupporthambi@nullriseup.net

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Currently a Bucket-Wheel Excavator of RWE is Blocked

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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…

Press release, October 5th, 2018

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…