Building Resistance – Vol.2 – Skillsharing Camp Hambach Forest, 26.09 – 6.10.2014

The Hambach Forest Occupation with its merry bunch of forest pirates invites you to the second Skillsharing Camp we‘re hosting this year! We want to carry out a second act, a part two for the skillsharing event we held this spring, during which the Hambach forest was successfully resquatted.

Furthermore, this SkillsharingCamp will also be the start of the larger „Kein Baum fällt“ („No tree is falling“) campaign. This campaign is about motivating and supporting people during the whole season for – and of – actions. (mehr…)

Action Day Ticker!, the new part of the Autobahn, which they built to help further the expansion of the mine, will be opened with an official celebration. Apparently, the police chose the same day to disturb our resistance in the forest and on the meadow. They appeared as early as 8:00h this morning and are giving us trouble since then. Follow us here today, we will regularly publish new updates, ticker-style.

8:00 First appearance of cops in the forest and on the meadow, building up to around 100 cops at 8:30
8:20 Person attacked by police for now reason, except asking what they want
8:30 Removal of barricades on the forest paths, takes them about 2 hours
10:20 Police are trying to evict beech town (tree occupation) destroying everything on the ground – climbing units are present
10:30 Police are amassing at plane hangar close to meadow – we‘re no longer reachable by car
11.20 Police van by the meadow occupation
11.40 Police and RWE on way to destroy kitchen near meadow
11.50 Food packs for the police (it locks that they want to work longer)
12.00 The opening of the highway A4 starts – 400 people on official opening (honored guests) The demonstration against it with 50 people works, but not directly by the opening party, 50 police are there – traffic minister talking shit
12.10 the barricades to düren are evicted and the police are blockading the way to beech town
12.28 the police start to come on the meadow occupation, hiding duty numbers. Policeblock from Aachen: (License Plate NRW-​4-​4623, picture of police standing on the meadow )
12.50 the official opening at the highway is over.
13.10 police „retreats“ a bit, leaving oaktown, a treehouse occupation, for now.
13:20 Police no longer visible on the meadow
13:25 News from the forest – one harvester (machine for cutting trees) is damaged (fluids leaking out)
13:30 People are doing a sitting blockade in the Forest, on the way to beech town occupation
13:40 A small group of people got controlled by Police, one person arrested for lack of I.D.
13:40 Harvester is driveable again, but is leaving the Forest, protected by RWE and Police
15:00 No more police or other enemies in the Forest – one security car was passing through the removed barricades, but left again quite quickly. The ticker will go on break for now, if there’s any more action we‘ll be updating again.

some pictures of today: 16.09.14

--Cutting season starts in october! We won‘t just stand and watch! ---
Every autumn the forest prepares for the sleepy wintertime. The leaves fall off the trees, the squirrels hide the last nuts and the activists insolate their tree houses.
Every being is looking forward to a cold but quiet and peaceful time.
But with the beginning of october, the machines intrude the Hambach Forest again.
Humans and so-called “Harvester” (big machines for cutting trees) will not grant any rest to the forest and forward the cutting barrier for another 200m towards the camp, to kill more of the already wounded Hambach Forest.
But if they won‘t let the forest sleep, we don‘t want to rest either. (mehr…)

English blog is back!

After a longer while of an instant shock, when checking the english blog of the hambach forest occupation, the password of the english page and people that would like to look after it found each other and now we can go on where not much happened during the last months.

Of course this doesn|t mean that the forest was quiet in the meantime.

Police was relativelz quiet the last months, we had some nice action days during clima camp, with the Hambachbahn being blocked on two places, and at the Tagebau Garzweiler people stormed the mine and blocked one of the big diggers 3 times in a row.

Now we|re preparing for the cutting season and for the still more or less expected eviction before it.

Keep fighting!

[!!!] (UPDATE 1 p.m.) Police NOW in the Forest – Alert at the Occupation site [!!!]

(Update 1 p.m.) There is half a „group of one hundred“ coppers roaming free, they destroyed the Forest-Café Meeting Point and tore down more infrastructure on the ground.


What did happen so far today…

This very moment a riotous assembly of coppers appeared in the forest. They sniff and goggle and just by their emanating thoughts on authority alone, as well as their armed presence they enforce the power- (aka. violence-) monopoly of the state.

We are going to keep you updated, so far there’s no clarity if this is purely harassment (“inspection”), a raid or the harbinger of an eviction.

We are preparing for all possible options!

ALL Colours Are Beautiful!

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