Archive for April 2014

New Video and Photos

A new very nice Video from the 26th is now online.

We also managed to get some new photos online:

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TICKER – REOCUPACION 26 de abril de 2014

Aqui (por problemas tecnicas no en el blog espanol) tenemos el ticker castellano.

Llena de amor, rebelion y solidaridad referimos lo que esta pasando en el bosque y en su alrededor, hoy en el dia de la REOCUPACION!d

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20:00
An overview of the last part of the hambach forest and the occupations:

Karte_Wiederbesetzung_26_04_2014

Translation:
1 tree occupation
2 tree occupation
3 tree occupation
W meadow occupation
a) first big forest occupation
b) second big forest occupation

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Ticker en fran­cais

20:00
une vue d‘ensemble de la foret Hambach et des occupations:

Karte_Wiederbesetzung_26_04_2014

Traduction:
1 occupation des ambres
2 occupation des ambres
3 occupation des ambres (place inedité)
W occupation de pré
a) première occupation foret grande (04/2012 – 11/2012)
b) deuxième occupation foret grande (08/2013 – 03/2014)

19:05
Une fete est dans la deuxieme nouveau occupation (près de l‘occupation autrefois), avec musique, bon ambiance et moral et la presse.

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!HOY! 26A – REOCUPACION DEL BOSQUE! (castellano)

Querid@s amig@s!

Como tenemos problemas tecnicas no podemos actualizar el blog espanol ahora. Por eso ponemos los textos espanoles aqui, en el blog ingles.

Hoy, el 26 de abril de 2014, es el dia de la REOCUPACION DEL BOSQUE HAMBACH!
Ya han sucedido unas acciones estupendos! Nos alegramos mucho de esos y esperamos con placer a todo mas que viene… Por ejemplo la manifestacion que empieza ahora mismo en Buir y ira al alrededor del bosque.

Al lado de informaciones, textos y imagenes generales tambien hay tickers para hoy en los blogs. Los tickers aleman y ingles ya existen desde hace unas horas. Desde ahora tambien hay un ticker en castellano aqui.

Como solo tenemos un teclado aleman desgraciadamente no puedo poner los acentos etc.

Si quereis hablar a nosotr@s por telefono, llamaid por este numero:

0157-541.361.00

Por la completitud al final unas lemas:

El bosque Hambach queda!
Suprima RWE!
trabajo, capital, nacion, Mierda!
Viva la resistencia!
A las barricadas!

TICKER – MONDAY April 28th (+ past)

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So, here we launch the Ticker, full of Love and Revolt there’s gonna be the most current happenings and informations on the re-occupation of the Hambach Forest

Other Languages:
Castellano Ticker
„French“ Ticker
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+++ THURSDAY 7th of May +++

01:30 pm
Sorry for the bad reporting here the last days. It got very silent in the Hambach Forest.
The Police didn‘t visit since the first few days of the reoccupation and the occupations are growing and getting bigger and bigger.
New images will come soon!

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+++ MONDAY 28th of April +++

01:25 pm
After they entertained the crowd there, the Carnival-Column left the forest and drove away =/

12:55 am
The cops are going through the second occupation! But still no information why they are going there.

12:40 am
NOW there are cops in the forest. Yeah, really. Cops wearing helmets. It was said that there are around 30 to 60 cops in the forest

11:45 am
There were no cops in the forest. But when the security was blocked today they went off.

Nicely done!

11:06 am
Security was blocked in the forest. Because of that there is a few police in the forest now.

Let’s wait and see.. We keep the news up to date anyhow!

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new pictures and a video of the reoccupation are online now
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7:00 am
The person who was arrested by the police this night has been released. She is fine.
After she gave her identity on the police station they took her fingerprints nevertheless. She was kept in the police station the whole night. A detailed Report only on german yet

This (all through illegal) action shows how conservative, fascistic and brutal the police is.
Our solidarity against their repression! Because together we are stronger then they are!!

~02:00 am
A Car has been stopped by the Police on the way from Düren to Merzenich because they wanted to make a car control. When they wanted to get the identity of the co-drivers, one person said, that she want to know the reason for this identity-check, before she will give her identity. Subsequently they dragged her brutally out of the car and took her to the police station. A detailed Report only on german yet

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Compost Toilets got evicted

The police evicted with an massive array of machines and violence three totally innocent compost toilets in the Hambach Forest on wednesday the 23rd. The action took around 9 hours, activists made music, read textes, danced, barricaded the ways, blocked and climbed on a digger. The reaction of the police was the same as every time: violence. Who don‘t want to see that, better don‘t watch the following amusing video..

TODAY (26th) is the RE-OCCUPATION!

Lovely revolting people!

While RWE is scanning for compost toilets, the bourgeois media is gasping for air because of some broken police-car windows and we squat the HAMBACH FOREST again!

TODAY is the 26th of April 2014, like announced there’s going to be a demonstration and the public RE-OCCUPATION of the FOREST.

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Maybe there’s also gonna be all sorts of bigger and/or smaller actions as well, we stay open for surprises ;-)

We anticipate a rad and tantalizing day for sure: something is going to happen and we feel very exhilarated about that!

Besides general infos, texts and pictures we are going to launch a ticker on our blogs so each and everyone can be up-to-date:


www.hambacherforst.blogsport.de (German)
www.hambachforest.blogsport.de (English)
www.bosquehambach.blogsport.de (Castellano)

If someone wants to reach us on the phone, contact the following number:

(+49) (0)157-541.361.00

For principles of completeness some paroles:

Hambach Forest stays!
RWE fuck off and die!
Work, Capital, Nation, Shit!
Vive la resistance!
A las barricadas!

Greetings via mail

Wanted

The poster says:

„Public enemy No1
Wanted are free-range compost toilets
which wantonly squat the Hambach Forest.

Complete or in component parts
to be delivered to RWE“.

FIERCE RESISTANCE TO TOILET DEMOLITION IN FOREST OCCUPATION

Bagger blockiert! Bagger blockiert! Bagger blockiert!

12 activists arrested and several injured during the demolition of the compost toilets in Hambacher Forest in Germany.

A hundred riot police officers, mounted police, and security personnel of the RWE energy corporation arrived early in the morning (23.4.2014) with bulldozers and diggers in order to demolish the compost toilets and infrastructure of the protest camp.

The activists climbed on trees, constructed blockades, and protested with music and clowning. One activist chained themself to a bulldozer with a lock-on tube, thus stopping the whole convoy for four hours. Police brutally attacked the protesters. One activist was hospitalized with a concussion after police repeatedly hit him on the head.

„We wonder why the police invests so much energy and resources in the destruction of sustainable toilets when 500 metres away lays the biggest shit-hole in Europe,“ said Ginger and Clowney after their arrest.

Hambacher Forest was occupied since April 2012 in protest against the expanding open-pit mine Hambacher Tagebau, the largest CO2 producer in Europe, owned by RWE. The occupation has been delaying the continued destruction of the ancient forest.

A few days ago an article appeared in the local mainstream media claiming that activists harrass passersby and smash police and company vehichles.
„Three days before the official re-occupation of Hambach Forst, RWE and the police are looking to intimidate and criminalize the activists. The mainstream media is very willing to support this cheap propaganda,“ said the activist Isabell Schwarz.

The activists faced several evictions, but have immediately re-occupied. The last eviction was at March 27th, but a public re-occupation is planned for April 26th.

Digger blockade!

„We oppose all this shit“ Interview with the EarthFirst! Journal

EarthFirst! Newswire

The Earth First! Journal published an extended Interviewon the Hambach Forest, the eviction, the re-occupation and the protest in the Rhineland.

Please feel free to subscribe their newsletter to be in solidarity with our friends at the EF! Journal and also up to date with „direct actions in defense of living systems“!

Here’s the interview

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Another Info-session about the Hambach Forest in the US

On Friday, 11th of April 2014, a very well attended Infosession in Chapel Hill/NC (US) took place.

Internationalist Books Chapel Hill

At the „Internationalist Books & Community Center“ some two dozen people mingled and besides the Info-session a Q&A did happen concerning the current situation of the movement in the Rhineland – which did lead to more than 3 hours of information, exchange, discussions and questions.

We are so freakin‘ pleased about this networking and sympathy and we send greetings of solidarity and love to all our comrades and friends everywhere out there – and today especially to Chapel Hill!

Call Out for Reoccupation of the Hambach Forest on April 26th 2014

After the eviction of the third occupation in the Hambach Forest near Köln, which took place on March 27th after existing almost 7 months, one thing is sure:

Occupation Number 4!

Wiederbesetzung

We had to suffer massive repression, especially this time: the raid on the meadow occupation and two other projects, confiscation of all our electronic devices, hand-written journals as well as private stuff. This proves one thing: Our direct protest against the exploitation and the destruction of nature by RWE is effective. We will show that we‘re not afraid and we will not give up!

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.
This very day exactly 28 years ago the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl took place. We cannot seperate the struggles against Coal and Nuclear Power. It’s not enough to shut down nuclear power plants and substitute this by burning coal; as well as it’s not acceptable to stop mining and burning coal for the creation of nuclear energy.
It’s a common resistance against the destruction of nature and the idea of ongoing growth in disregard of 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 re-occupy the Hambach Forest on April the 26th, massively and determined!

On 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 April 12th to 25th on the occupied meadow. There an open organization meeting for the day of the Re-occupation is going to take place: on Sunday, 13th April, at 12am.

You can participate as individuals 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!

You can find flyers and posters for self-print hier.

radio program – the final straw

Radio

A close-to one hour interview about the Hambach Forestand the protest against brown coal/lignite in the Rhineland has been recorded and aired in the United States last Sunday. The interview gives basic informations about the protest as well as current stuff – for example the raid and the eviction of the forest occupation in late March.

The anarchist radio program „The Final Straw“ from Asheville/North Carolina has quite a large recognition in the „scene“ and covers local and international protests and movements every Sunday.

You can listen to the stuff there:

Import or Download
archive.org/details/afm-final-straw-03302014

Podcast
www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/75066

Blogpost
www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/75066

Additionally the show is regularly aired on Radio Zad!

Revolt & Revolution!
Love & Anarchy!

Photos after the eviction

A few impressions, how a „secure“ forest looks like, such as the police said.

Under the slogan:
Where nothing is, nothing can fall over!

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