New Squat

During the last week happend a lot.
On the 13th of November the police started to evict the camp area near the hole.
It took till saturday17th early morning to get out the last persons.
There was some attention lokaly and in the whole press and TV in this language zone.
On a press conference we gave on the 19th of November we anounced the we have since quiete a while another area.
South of the forest.So we wasnt rally completly evicted and resquattet inside a week:)
On Wednsday 21th of November police came to evict this new area, but didnt had any paper work,
it happend that the owner of the area came to see his land , during this police action.
He was taken in custedy by police, what wasnt such a good press for them 🙂
It seems he got angry on the police and RWE by this and doesnt want to evict us from his ground.

This days its windy and security cars are going in the neigbourhood,
there are even more people supporting,
its quiete much more known,
be welcome.

Squat more. Resist here and everywhere.

Any time they hit us we come back much stronger 🙂 more…

Anti-eviction guide

Before the eviction

  • The clearing of the Hambacher Forest hast already started. The forest is eviction threat. If you have time, it makes sense to come to the forest and support the activists locally in the protection of the forest
  • Think about whether you and your group can spend a couple of days in the forest to support the Hambach180 campaign. If you know when you come write an email to You find the the flyer of the campaign here
  • Use the Ushahidi-Apps (Android/iPhone) for our Stop-RWE-Crowdmap, to keep you up to date and report of solidarity actions or the eviction of the spot!
  • Send your mobile phone number to to get on the sms eviction list. In case of exiction you will be informed directly.
  • Prepare beforehand when and where you want to do solidary actions. Seek out places of RWE in you region, as on this map, which is still upgraded piece by piece. Make a research by yourself!
  • Draw a banner beforehand. Here are some items you can use on the banner: Hambacher Forst bleibt
    There is a design for flyers you can spread on a spontaneous demonstration: Demo-Infoflyer_Rückseite

  • Maybe you make it to organize an information session in the short term. There is an ODP presentation Hambacher Forst bleibt.odp or as PDF: Hambacher Forst bleibt.pdf Here are some videos
  • At the end of the week there is most likely printed stickers and posters. There is a b/w master copy: Hambacher Forst bleibt
  • Distribute stickers and posters in your city!

Solidarity actions

Following is a list of planned solidarity actions on Day X:

  • Berlin:

    14 clock, rally in front of the International Trade Centre Berlin (S+U Friedrichstraße)
    19 clock, spontaneous demonstration, meeting place in front of the church at Lausitzer Platz (U
    Görlitzer Bahnhof)

  • Hamburg:

    17 clock, spontaneous demonstration in front of Café Knallhart on University Campus (Van Melle Park 9)

  • Cologne:

    14 clock, central of RWE Power AG, Stüttgenweg 2, 50935 Cologne

  • Essen:

    18 clock, Front-exit Central station Essen

  • more to follow! Organize yourselves and inform us about it:

During the eviction

  • Think about whether you can come as fast as possible in the forest. Find out about the current situation:, or phone: 01577-5440595
  • If you can’t come into the forest or the distance is too large decentralizes solidarity actions are important. Now it’s time for your prepared actions. Take pictures and write articles on, and , and send them to ausgeco2hlt-press coordination:
  • If you use Twitter to report use the hashtag #hfb
  • If you have relevant information on the eviction during the eviction, such as Police closures, spontaneous demonstrations etc, post them on
  • After a solidarity action try as fast as possible to come in the forest or get informed what makes sense
  • In general

    • In case you still get your power from RWE or its subsidiaries: power switch see i.e.
    • Organize local events.
    • Establish a local group which work on the topic coal, a decentralized, ecological and social energy transition or climate justice
    • Come to our meetings, see
    • Visit the Hambacher Forst, i.e. with your political group
    • Organize solidarity parties to raise money for anti-repression costs. ausgeco2hlt will soon likely establish a flow-border legal support fund for climate justice activists.
    • Donate to the forest, the WAA or ausgeCO2hlt, or ask wealthy people you know.
    • Talk about the campaign, the forrest, the movement etc. in your social media channels and with your friends
    • Distribute posters, stickers and more in your city. There are master copies: Hambacher Forst bleibt
      Link and

    Street music with ‚Klaus der Geiger‘ at the train station in Buir on tuesday (23.10.)

    This tuesday we will stir up Buir! At 4 pm Klaus der Geiger (violin songwriter from Cologne) will be playing street music at the station in Buir. He wrote a song about the coal mining by RWE. Let’s have a party over there and show our solidarity against RWE! There will be delicious vegan food for everybody! Hambach Forest stays! The diggers have to leave!


    The first clearance works in Hambach Forest have begun. Several hundred meters northwest of the occupation RWE started to remove undergrowth and bushes – preparing the forest for complete removal. These works are being regularly disrupted, diverse tactics are being used successfully. More people are needed to bring the works to a complete halt, so come along and join us! Help saving the forest – NOW is the time!


    Security guards taking photos of suspected occupation-members and stealing shared bikes („seizing“ them to hand over to police) has been common practice for a while. In the last few days there were also two physical attacks towards occupants and visitors by members of the security company.
    It‘s best to take precautions during your arrival, especially alone or at night. Have a camera ready to take photos or videos, usually this keeps them from trying anything. You can also call us on the forest phone if you want someone to pick you up and accompany you on the dangerous 300m across the bridges.
    Don‘t be discouraged from coming, there is an approved vigil space behind the security zone – just don‘t expect any support from public authorities.

    Unräumbar Festival

    From 26. to 28. october there will be a festival in the forest: The Unräumbar-Festival (unevictable festival)! Let’s party! In the name of the wild boar, the deer and the hambacher forestspirit! Here’s the updated schedule (always open for expansions):

    Free Wheelers (Cello Blues)
    Luke (accordion-songwriter)
    Open Stage and Jäm-Session

    starting at noon, various workshops: samba, clowning and juggling, reading tent, media-workshop and radio-corner
    at night:
    Faulenza (singer-songwriter)
    Per Definition zur Traumfigur (singers-songwriters)
    Kumulus (instrumentalpostrockwhatever)
    Sunlun (Crust/Hardcore)
    KSM40 (Punk/HC)
    Bassfeld (Industrial)

    jugglingworkshop, radio-corner, sundaycafe and a lot of surprises
    Tagtraumtänzer (singer + songwriter)
    Klaus der Geiger (violin songwriting)

    There will be delicious vegan food every day! Bring your friends, what you need for spending the night in the forest and all the crazy party-stuff you want like instruments or costumes!

    Here’s the non-updated flyer:

    Front Side Flyer A5

    festival Flyer Backside A5

    deutsche flyer :


    There are 180 days in which RWE can legaly cut the Hambach forest. In the period from 1 October to 31 March is likely that many trees are cut down, because under the forest is the the lignite, that RWE wants to turn into profit. 180 days, in which we want to prevent the clearing of woodland and the forest occupation will be threatened with eviction. To disrupt effectively, we must be a lot of people – and have lots of ideas. That is why we need your support!
    We are looking for groups, that express their willingness to come together for a certain time in the woods with us to prevent the clearing work.

    What are the requirements for groups that want to take over one day take of disrupting the cutting?

    A group may be either a spontaneous association of people or a fixed set of names and common background. To sucsessfully prevent that trees are cut, there should be about 10 people there per day. If you are five or less people so we’ll try to win another group for the same day.
    For us it is very important that a commitment is absolutely firm. If a group wants to come for just one day, it means to be there for at least 36 hours, to have enough time for the preparation and review of action so it makes sense to stay for several days at a stretch.
    Please consider your journey to here when planning:)

    What exactly can a group do locally?

    A group that wants to take over for a period of time preventing or disrupting the clearing work should aim to protect the forest. The chosen form of action may be direct, creative or symbolic.
    Whether tree occupations, demonstrations, theater performance, or anything else that you can think of – through different forms of protest, the resistance is varied and colorful!
    A group should think in advance what they can imagine to do in the woods. Locally, there will be a short briefing on the current situation and also, if desired, action recommendations.
    It would be very good if you also participated in the night watch:)

    What you can expect as a group?

    You will get an introduction, a tour through the forest and information about the Rhenish lignite mining area. If you want you can combine your stay in the forest with an information session about what you are doing at the moment.
    A supply of food and warm sleeping spaces, including warm water bottles for those who want, it will be provided.

    How do you register yourself for a period?

    If you can imagine, to be come to the forest for a period of time to perform actions against the clearing, then write us a mail to:
    After consultation, we take you into the calendar, which can be seen under

    Let’s make the clearing impossible!

    Scotland: New open-cast mine in lords garden

    This morning (18.july.2012) “take back the land”-activists built a new open-cast mine in the lords “garden” to enable a “closer” inside on the cause. The lord owns the open-cast mine Mainshill and the area of Glentaggart East, currently squatted by the actioncamp, where a new open-cast mine is planned.

    Only a part of what the residents have to endure every day was shown to him by this action. What he did not have to see are the healthproblems, the smell of diesel, die danger on the streets and the noise.

    Later during this action the police arrived but did not arrest anyone.

    One of the activists involved said the shire is realising a profit of millions through the mine in Douglas Valley, but there is no agreement for the mining from the residents: 70% of the people fight against the open-cast mine Mainshill and 650 objections were sent to the council.

    A resident said that everything belongs to the lord and that he makes a lot of money – without giving anything back to the community. “He makes millions and we contract cancer and asthma.”

    Once more we can see that usually the people suffering from the impact of ecocidal projects are not those benefiting from the projects.

    Coal mine blockade in scotland

    At 10:00 at saturday morning a group of 45 activists invaded Scottish Coal’s Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site near Douglas, South Lanarkshire, and shut it down for the day. Machines including a “prime mover” were occupied and all work was stopped completely. This is the first action at Take Back the Land! – the action camp in the Douglas Valley will be up and running until the 18th July. Come and get involved! More photos below.


    Here is the tentative program of theskill-sharing-camp,to give you an idea of ​​what will await you. Please note however, that this is merely the preliminary program. It can’t be definite, firstly because spontaneous workshop announcements are welcome. Secondly because the schedule has not been clarified fully, so there may be shifts.

    Friday, 29th June:

    17:00: input and discussion on the fundamentals of a free, cooperative and self-determined education and knowledge transfer
    19:00: self-organization on the skill-sharing
    From 22:00: Cultural Program
    Saturday, 30th June:
    11:00: Introduction of the Rheinish lignite mining area and the forest occupation
    13:00: Sustainable Activism, burn-out prevention
    From 15:00: Making banners and putting them up
    15:00 : Theory Event: “Climate Protection from below”
    Sun, 01 July:
    All day: Making banners and putting them up
    14:00: cake
    From 14:00: Practical Workshop: Repairing bicycles at the autonomous center in Cologne. Complete bicycles can be used well in the forest occupation.
    18:00: Introduction: Creative forms of Action
    Mon, 02 July:
    All day: Making banners and putting them up
    10:00: Workshop: Communication Guerrilla / Subversion
    14:00: Workshop: Police-/Repressioncontact
    Tue, 03 July:
    All day: Making banners and putting them up
    11:00: Theory Event: “Free people in free agreements”
    15:00: Practical Workshop “solder water pipes” in the WAA
    22:00: Film Screening: “Just do it” – a film from and about the environmental movement in the UK
    Wed, 04th July:
    11:00: General introduction blockading techniques
    14:00: Workshop: Construction of a blockade-tripod
    15:00 – 19:00: Workshop on forum theater
    20:00: Talk about health effects of the Rheinish lignite mining area
    Thu, 05 July:
    11:00: introduction to lock-on blockade actions
    14:00: Workshop: “how various lock-on techniques work”
    17:00: Lecture: “Democracy – the rule of the people”
    19:00: Panel discussion: “democratize power nets or dedemocratize?”
    Fri, Jul 06:
    The entire weekend from Friday to Sunday there is an “How to go on with the “Grünes Blatt”” meeting. The “Grünes Blatt” is an open journal of the environmental movement. On the meeting we’ll be considering whether and how the “Grünes Blatt” may be edited in the future. The meeting is open to anyone interested. But participants but should be on the entire meeting.
    From 10:00: mosaic making: Artists from Buir show how to make mosaics. Here mosaics with threatened animals of the Hambach forest will be designed.
    11:00: Workshop: “First Aid on Actions”
    14:00: Workshop: “Self-organizing the whole life”
    18:00: networking meetings: building a self-organized garden project after the example of solidarity agriculture projects in the area between Cologne and Aachen
    20:00: Introduction Event: “Self-organization is more
    than dumpster diving and hitchhiking sometimes- on the philosophy of independent life ”
    Sat, 07 July:
    11:00: reflections on self-organization on the forestoccuation
    13:00: Informations about the Rheinish lignite mining area
    16:00: Exchange: “Over 26 and still in motion and without a permanent job? How does it work? Tell me about health insurance? What if all others around you are constantly getting younger? … ”
    19:00: Discussion “As with the resistance in the Rhenish lignite mining area?”
    From 21:00: Cultural Program
    Sun, July 8
    from 10:00: Brunch
    11:00: evaluation of skill-sharing, and discussion about whether the concept should be repeated.