Etikettarkiv: hambacher

MASS ACTION OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AGAINST COAL MINING

In 2015, the 21st COP (UN-Climate Summit) will take place in Paris. We
expect the results to be pathetic. And while global CO2 emissions from
more and more coal-fired power plants are rising dramatically, we take
climate justice into our own hands. It is high time to be serious about
phasing out coal!

In a big colourful action of civil disobedience we will obstruct the
exploitation of lignite (soft coal) with many hundred people. Thus we
will resist one of the crucial root causes of climate change. We will
use a variety of actions forms about which we will communicate in an
open and reliable way. Let’s make the Rhineland the focal point of a
strong and powerful anti-coal-movement!

In context with the mass action there will be a Climate Camp and a
Degrowth Summer School. A wide coalition of groups, organisations and
individuals is already involved in the preparation.

*We need YOU to take part in the action, and to co-operate in the joined
process of preparing a summer of climate justice. You are more than
welcome to come to our next meeting, on February 14-15. (The place will
be announced soon)*

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*Put these dates into your calendar now, take your holidays in August,
join us!

For questions and more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch:
massen-gegen-kohle2015@riseup.net

Coalition Mass Action Against Coal

Återockupation av Hambacherskogen i Tyskland!

Stoppa Europas största koldioxidförgiftare! Stoppa RWE och dess fruktansvärda kolkraft!

Oc­cupa­ti­on Num­ber 4!

As an­noun­ced be­fo­re, there will be a Re-​oc­cupa­ti­on at Day X+4 (the sa­tur­day 4 weeks after the evic­tion).

And: The 26th of April isn‘t just a day like ano­ther. Ex­act­ly 28 years ago from this day, the nu­cle­ar ca­ta­stro­phe in Tscher­no­byl took place. We can­not se­pe­ra­te the strugg­les against Coal and Nu­cle­ar Power. It’s not en­ough to shut down nu­cle­ar power plants and ma­king en­er­gy by burrning coal; as well it’s not ac­cep­ta­ble to stop mi­ning and burning coal and then crea­te en­er­gy by nu­cle­ar power.

It’s a com­mon re­sis­tan­ce against the de­struc­tion of na­tu­re and the on­go­ing grow­th wi­thout ques­tio­ning the re­sults. It’s a cri­ti­cism of ca­pi­ta­list thin­king, which just di­vi­des in re­sour­ces and ca­pi­tal.
We can­not wait until the next big ca­ta­stro­phe opens the eyes of peop­le.

So­me­thing has to chan­ge NOW!

So we will reoc­cu­py the Ham­bach For­rest on April the 26th, mas­si­ve and de­ter­mined!  At this day, a de­mons­tra­ti­on will start at 2 pm at the train sta­ti­on in Buir.

If you are mo­ti­va­ted to take part in the or­ga­niza­t­i­on, you can visit the “Build Re­sis­tan­ce Skill Sharing Camp”, which takes place from 12th to 25th April on the oc­cup­ied mea­dow. There will take place an open or­ga­niza­t­i­on mee­ting for the day of the Reoc­cupa­ti­on on Sun­day, 13th April, at 12am.

You can par­ti­ci­pa­te as sin­gle per­sons or af­fi­ni­ty groups in many dif­fe­rent ways: Spread the word, help with the or­ga­niza­t­i­on, oc­cu­py the trees or sup­port on the ground.  Your so­li­da­ri­ty is stron­ger than all re­pres­si­on!

For more in­for­ma­ti­on write to hambacherforst@​riseup.​net, or fol­low our blog: hambacherforst.​blogsport.​de.

To­ge­ther, we stop RWE and the open cast pit!
Re­spect Exis­tence or Ex­pect Re­sis­tan­ce!

See you on April 26th!

Call for actions in Hambacher Forest Germany: NEW FOREST UNDER DIRECT THREAT OF EVICTION

Link to the resisters website

The Ham­bach fo­rest oc­cupa­ti­on is . For the se­cond time in one month the po­li­ce has been at­ta­cking the camp. Guar­ded by riot cops a fly­ing squat of RWE wor­kers equip­ped with chain­saws and a bull­do­zer en­t­e­red the pro­test site. Wi­thout ques­tio­ning the order that had been given to them they pus­hed for­ward the de­struc­tion of the pla­net we‘re all li­ving on, hel­ping to erase one of the ol­dest fo­rests in Eu­ro­pe. The huge bull­do­zer just squee­zed ever­y­thing in front of it: young trees, an­thills and wasp’s nests as well as rare blue shi­ning mushrooms which have been growing on some bar­ri­ca­des were de­s­troy­ed by this huge tech­no­lo­gi­cal mons­ter. Ever­y­thing re­sis­ting was chop­ped to pie­ces. They left not­hing but an aisle of de­struc­tion be­hind.
At the same place where they had en­t­e­red last time in an at­tempt to pro­hi­bit this year’s third fo­rest oc­cupa­ti­on there was a more than two meter high wall, built from the fal­len trees of the aut­ho­ri­ties last at­tack, en­forced by metal, soil and a crone of bar­b­wire. The other ways to the site are na­tu­ral­ly pro­tec­ted by beech thi­cket and up to 20 meter high oak trees.
The po­li­ce sur­roun­ding the camp is of cour­se doing their dirty job for RWE. Wor­kers dres­sed in oran­ge vests star­ted ope­ning the mesh of wire with bolt cut­ters. As soon as they undid the knot­ting they star­ted to chop the stilts with their chain­saws. Then there was a low noise co­ming from the bull­do­zer’s en­gi­ne when tons of steel were cra­shing into the bar­ri­ca­de se­ver­al times. Fi­nal­ly the bar­ri­ca­de broke and fi­nal­ly they en­t­e­red to de­s­troy ever­y­thing they were able to find on the ground.
After the bai­liffs loa­ded ever­y­thing up and ex­chan­ged some shake-​hands for an ob­vious­ly suc­cess­ful ope­ra­ti­on they left with the haul. What was left were some piles of soil, some stumps and ac­tivists ut­ter­ly de­ter­mined to strugg­le on.
The dis­re­spect for the eco­lo­gi­cal sys­tem of the wood­land ex­pres­ses the be­lief of RWE that the Ham­bach fo­rest is just pro­per­ty and not­hing more than an pre-​open-​cast-​mi­ne-​si­te. They sure would like to clear cut as fast as pos­si­ble, turning ever­y­thing into a dead and moon­like land­scape to dig for li­gni­te as well as hin­der any more pro­tests against their de­vious plans.
It is not pos­si­ble to blind us by the so cal­led re-​cul­ti­va­ti­on on the So­phi­en­hö­he which ob­vious­ly will never be able to com­pen­sa­te at all the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of de­s­troy­ing life, soil and plants which had cen­tu­ries time to grow and form a uni­que eco-​sys­tem.
Win­ter is co­ming and evic­tion is pret­ty li­kely
Since 18 month we are re­sis­ting from dif­fe­rent sites at the Ham­bach fo­rest. 547 days of crea­ti­ve and de­ter­mined strugg­ling as well as the at­tempt to live a ra­di­cal and self-​or­ga­ni­zed life full of so­li­da­ri­ty, au­to­no­my and mu­tu­al aid.
We`d like to in­vi­te you to visit us and help us to pre­pa­re the two sites (the pro­test camp on the mea­dow, lo­ca­ted at the fo­rest’s edge and the oc­cupa­ti­on in the fo­rest) for the fast ap­proaching win­ter and the an­ti­ci­pa­ted evic­tion as well and to share our fight against the on­go­ing clear cut­ting bet­ween Oc­to­ber and March.
You would like to come and join for one day? One week or lon­ger? To cook collec­tive­ly (vegan)? Build things? Make music? Oc­cu­py trees? Build bar­ri­ca­des and fight against the har­vesters?
Just come over!
You can help us with what is going on al­re­a­dy or es­ta­blish your own ideas. There are ple­nty of ways to sup­port the strugg­le. It doesn’t mind whe­ther you can climb or not, al­most every day we do have all kinds of skill sharing – and we‘d like to share all your dif­fe­rent in­te­rests and ex­pe­ri­en­ces too! And there’s al­ways en­ough things to do, to enjoy and to gain know­ledge about – on and above ground!
The raid yes­ter­day con­firms us to re­main at least the ne­cessa­ry thorn in the paw of RWE and the exis­ting and rot­ten sys­tem. We want to un­plug ca­pi­ta­lism in ge­ne­ral, to deny the logic of grow­th and to stop the ex­ploi­ta­ti­on of the earth through all sorts of means, amons­gt them fac­to­ries and power plants.
Let`s op­po­se RWE and po­li­ce relent­less­ly.
We don’t stand by and watch big com­pa­nies, po­li­cies and other struc­tu­res of power to de­s­troy ever­yo­ne’s and ever­y­thing’s means of li­ving. Life is not for sale! We want to live and we want the whole frea­king bake­ry.
So we fight every struc­tu­re threa­te­ning a good and free life. It doesn’t mat­ter if it’s RWE or ano­ther cor­po­ra­ti­on, po­li­ti­ci­ans, po­li­ce, mi­li­ta­ry, courts, the fa­scists next door or the daily se­xism, ra­cism, ho­mo­pho­bia, etc.
For an on­go­ing life- strugg­le in love and so­li­da­ri­ty!
For life its­elf!
For an­ar­chy!
Pi­ra­tes of Hambi
By the way:
There’s al­ways a need for do­na­ti­ons of (pre­ser­ved) food, clim­bing gear, con­struc­tion and fire wood, tar­pau­lin, iso­la­ti­on, tools, nails, string,rope, etc.