The news have reached us yesterday that the german government has decided that the Hambacher Forest should not be cut down. This is a statement of the Hambacher Forest Press Team:
This news brings us neither joy nor despair. We interpret this as part of a political strategy aimed at delegitimising the Hambacher forest occupation. In the following points we clarify this as an attack on the climate justice movement.
Mike from the Hambacher Forest says “I can’t accept that Hambacher Forest is used as a smokescreen to hide the ongoing ecocidal and imperialistic policy of the German state”
Contrary to what the government says, Hambacher Forest is not saved. more…
See also: Press Release
UPDATE January 21th:
After a protest by the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for Economic Affairs Pinkwart, RWE has published a new map, see below
. The question is, of course. whether this theater had been arranged beforehand. Because now the NRW state government is playing the role of savior of the forest and Morschenich..
An article appeared on the front page of the Aachener Nachrichten today under the heading: “Hambi saved, villages lost!”
On page three, a picture was published on how we should imagine this. Larger scale at the end of this article. So according to the plan, dredging should take place around the back of the forest, leaving a 400 m high hill with the rest of a lowland forest on it. Then the ex-Hambi will die of thirst.
Oops! Then we can cut and dig up the rest too. Pity! more…
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Social movements were already organising their opposition to COP25 – in which those most affected by climate violence would be sidelined – even before the popular mobilisation started in Chile and Sebastián Piñera suspended the talks.
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Come to the third and presumably last day of the lawsuit for blockading the Weisweiler power plant in 2017.
The proceedings for the claim for damages of 2 million € by RWE are still pending.
The criminal case against five activists because of the blockade of the Weisweiler power plant goes into the final round. Simultaneously with the climate negotiations in Bonn in 2017, one of Europe’s dirtiest CO2 emitters had to be shut down almost completely for several hours. more…
On October 7th, 2018, shortly after the clear cutting stop, an activist gave a speech during the forest walk, in which among other things she called to continue fighting against coal despite the clear cutting stop. Now, more than a year later, she was fined € 600 (60 daily sentences of € 10 each) for “calling for crimes”. We deliberately did not mobilize for the law suit on a large scale, as the activist suffers from massive trauma consequences from police brutality during the large eviction actions in the fall of 2018, and a major trial with a large audience, many cops, etc. was likely to cause further damage. But that does not mean that we do not want to annoy the repressive organs even after the court’s verdict. Therefore, this call: more…
With this text, we (a small number of people living in the Hambach Forest) want to point out the connections between global problems and conflicts.
+++ Oct. 30, lawsuit for power plant blockade by WEshutDown, 1st day +++
+++ Rally in front of the court on October 30 from 07:30 +++
November 13, 9:00
December 4, 12:00
Amtsgericht (District Court) Eschweiler,
Room 17, 1st floor
Kaiserstr. 6, 52249 Eschweiler, Open Street Map
See you in front of the court? more…
UPDATE: Deges (the company that wants to build the highway) announced on Friday to delay the tree felling by one year. The activists still want to fit out their tree houses and hibernate in them, because they did not refrain from executing the planned project! Deferred is not equal to canceled!
Open Street Map
+++ Found on Indymedia Link +++
In Dannenrod Forest between Dannenrod, Lehrbach and Niederklein on the edge of the Vogelsberg district (near Marburg, Giessen) trees were occupied in an old, intact mixed forest to prevent the expansion of the A49 motorway! Further information – see press release below.
There are people in the trees – but there was already police contact in the forest today. Kites (birds) and helicopters (machines) circle over the treetops. Fire salamanders and humans move at the roots of the trees and are happy about supporters.
The people in the forest are looking forward to local support and solidarity! A blog is under development at https://waldstattasphalt.blackblogs.org/. more…
We are happy to announce that David Rovics will not only be on October 17th in the Allerweltshaus in Cologne, but also on October 23rd playing in the hambi. Details about start time and place (meadow or forest) will follow soon. Come in plenty!
Dear students of Fridays For Future,
We have been following the world wide climate protests and strikes with great excitement. And since we founded Fridays For Future Rojava in May of this year we have been protesting and striking along side you!
Fridays For Future has brought young people together all over the world, united by the understanding that we cannot continue living in a world in which nature is being destroyed!
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