The Hambach Forest Occupation is EVICTED right now!
This is where it is going to start!
Several hundred police arrived this morning, surrounding and shutting down the forest occupation from the eyes of anyone who would like to witness what is actually going on.
Infrastructure, Treehouses, trees, hedges, all getting torn apart piece by piece.
Everything is destroyed by loud, obnoxious machinery orchestrated by megalomaniacs, operated by ignorant people who in the end have nothing to claim for themselves but clinging on to their job.
People getting dragged away, getting brutalized, getting violated.
This morning, 20th of march at 7am, 200 cops stormed the occupied meadow close to the occupied Hambach Forest to search for verifications for actions which reportedly happend during the last year. They took all the Laptops, Mobilephones, Memory cards, private documents (like passport, different kind of cards, letters,…). There were just 5 people on site, they checked their identitys. So rigth now there is no meadow- or forestphone you can call! Replacements will become active soon.
Police neglected to call a lawyer during the operation and as they imediately took all cell phones etc. there was no communication possible for hours. The first supporters recognized what was happening and came close to the ocupation at around 10 am.
At 12am they finnished the chaos.
During some of them were busy on the meadow, a big police unity went to the treehouses with chainsaws. They (again!) cutted all the robes which weren’t pulled up (which is a danger of life!) and left then.
As a reason for this police operation they refered on elucidation of punishable acts which were commited since april 2013 in the surrounding of the coal mine Hambach which is absurd. As well you could search all houses of a city district refering on all criminal acts of the whole city during one year. It is not about eluciadation of punishable acts. It is about harassment of people who afford courage and time for legitimate protest against the destruction of climate and earth.
There’re still very less people over there!
Show Solidarity! Organize actions like spontaneously demonstrations, banner drops, information events,… let the people know whats going on in the Hambach Forest!
This April there will be a skill sharing for two weeks on the occupation of the Hambacher Forst/ Hambach Forest. We want to let grow a big diversity of different theoretical and practical workshops, discussions, presentations,actions and so on. Everybody is invited to participate, to bring in own ideas, to share some skills, to offer workshops, to present something or to express her_his displeasure about the destruction of nature and oppression in creative way.
The camp has a emancipatory demand. It shall give us the possibility to share experiences, to connect, to learn together and also from each other and hopefully to come a step closer to a world without dominance: A world in which we take the responsibility for ourselves and our behavior and actions, in which we don’t take orders nobody and in which we can’t command nobody neither, a world in which we live together without any kind of discrimination, in free agreements and mutual aid, trying to self-organize and self-subsist ourselves.
There are already some workshops planned, such as: insulation of walls with adobe, knitting masks, collect wild-growing herbage and different forms of action, for example: samba, action climbing, building tripods, …
If possible please take with you a tent, a sleeping bag, a sleeping pad and wind- and rain-proofed clothes because we have only a limited number of sleeping places. Also it would be nice, if you could contribute with some food (maybe go dumpster-diving some days before). But this is not a must!
On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a general plan to revitalize downtown. We know that this plan only means more police and unaffordable housing.
We offer this small gesture of solidarity to the ZAD, the No TAV movement, and the occupation of the Hambach Forest. We would also like to send strength to those affected by increased surveillance or repression the new developments have brought to Atlanta.
Our action was very simple to perform. It did not take long to plan or to enact and we found all of the materials on the side of the road. We do not believe that an accumulation of “actions” makes a revolution, but we wanted to give encouragment to the current and future participants of revolutionary struggles. Onward, strong hearts!
This morning at 10am police and RWE rated the the forest occupation again. It’s not clear if there was a higher purpose then destroying the soil with there wheel loader or just the plan to bother the spring fever by annoying all inhabitants of the forest. unfortunately this it worked for the non human beings but not for the people on the tree houses which where in a nice mute.
Just for the record the forest isn’t an playground for digger drivers we demand, use your crappy pit. Directed to the cops: a forest walk is more reactivating with out riot gear and stop clubbing young trees !
A unique photo exhibition about very brave people who decided to put their
lives on the line and fight against „legal“ destruction of complete life
under, on and above the ground; against the climate killer number one in
Europe – German power company RWE which owns the largest opencast mine in
Danijel spent lots of time with the activists in the forest and around the
mine trying to capture all more-or-less crucial moments of the struggle;
struggle was his main focus. At some point he realised that he was the
only photographer present in some of direct actions and that his role is
becoming more important, role of documenting these historical events.
After some time direct actions became more effective and caused more
damage to RWE, as on the other side RWE’s mining activities caused more
damage to the nature as well. Danijel felt like moving on a thin line
between these two conflict sides and that’s actually what he summed up in
EYES ON KILLING THE CLIMATE
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dates & locations:
03.02. (opening 6pm) – 09.02.
EL BANC EXPROPIAT
C/ Travessera de Gràcia 181
Today, thursday 19th november 2013, RWE and police made again an unwanted visit at the forest ocupation of the Hambacher Forst. At about 1pm a convoy of a digger, a harvester and infantry and paid mercenaries crushed through the forest. For three hours they were destroying everything which was in their range and even stole a wooden box with food, water canisters, shoes and further personal belongings.
We already know this procedure and it doesn’t surprise us that they do what they’d call “theft“ themselves. Because – as we all know – their laws are only for the opressed people and not for big companies, the state or the police.
What was different this time was the harvester, which cut all the wood directly into extremely small pieces. Furthermore they were using a metal detector because of a marked „danger zone/ mine field“.
Because of the psycological pressure of RWE through these repeated attacks some feel a kind of impotence. It’s hard to see how all the infrastructure on the ground which was made from solidary hands a which is really important for the forest ocupation is being destroyed again and again. It’s unbelievable how desinterested they destroy all the soil and its inhabitant life with their machinery and how they treat this wonderfull and valuable ecosystem like something which is only in their way to the coal in the ground – which they consider as more valuable than any life. All of that puts a lot of pressure on one’s mentality. Everyone decides him_herself which way of protest they prefere and we solidarize us with them whether it’s through court cases, blocades, sabotage and/ or ocupations as well as their support and independent information and report – that’s the face of resistance.
We won’t watch with our arms crossed how this planet and every life on it is being destroyed through greed for money or lust for power. We want to be sure that also after our lifes there will be air to breathe, soil which is fertile and full of life, plants which grow healthy and without genetical modifications, rivers which aren’t intoxicated, oceans in which there’s not more plastic and gasoline than fish.
Even if most people might consider this destruction as not stopable anymore – it is posible and it’s necessary because tomorrow there might already be no day-after anymore. So we act now and with all the belonging consecuences.
When if not now? Where if not here? How if not with love? Who if not us?
For a free and good life without supremacy and destruction!
For a tomorrow!
Solidarity with Rosia Montana (Rumania), the ZAD (France), Bilston (England) and all further protests worldwide for a non-hierchical future on earth without exploitation.
P.S. to police and RWE:
Today was teh one-year-anniversary of the meadow ocupation. The next time you come to a birthday without invitation: Bring at least (vegan) cake!