Archive for August 2015

News from Jus

Jus stopped his hunger strike after 3 weeks of imprisonment without any contact to neither his lawyer nor any supporting person.
Send him tons of supporting letters to

Dariusz (Jus) Brzeski 3236156
JVA Köln
Rochusstr. 350
50827 Köln
Germany

You can write in English or in Polish (or both), as you like.
Please notice that books or newspapers are not allowed to be sent, whereas single pages from books or newspapers are allowed.
He will see his girlfriend for the second time after six weeks of imprisonment on monday, 31st of August (normally its allowed to have one visit per week).
She’ll send us more information about Jus after the visit.
Please spread this news to supporting people all over the world. Thank you!

Here we go! Let’s go on! Ende Gelände!

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Ende Gelände is a great success of the environmental movement. We of the Interventionist Left were there and want to take a preliminary stock of the campaign. We are looking forward to your feedback and hope in the future we can fight together with you against coal, climate change and capitalism.

On August 15, 2015, we set out with more than 1,000 people from the Climate Camp in Lützerath (Rhineland) to set an unmistakable sign against the devastating lignite industry. We overcame a highway and numerous police cordons, we descended in the apocalyptic coal mine of Garzweiler and finally we blocked there (more…)

Lebenslaute Updates

Current Infos on the Lebenslaute concert at the Hambach open pit mine Map

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twitter: #Lebenslaute #Tagebau #Hambach

More info on the action: Lebenslaute.net – Aktion 2015
Pressemitteilung nach erfolgreicher Baggerblockade. (more…)

Press release „Main conveyor belt blockaded in the Hambach Lignite Mine“

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Düren/Ellen. On Saturday morning, the main conveyor belt in the Hambach open cast mine was blockaded. Four people had their wrists locked to each other in steel tubes in teams of two. This stopped all three Hambach coal diggers from operating for several hours.

The main conveyor belt delivers the lignite from the open cast mine to the train station connected to it. From there it is brought to the nearby power stations via the train, the so called ‚Hambachbahn‘. The technical police team first deconstructed the conveyor belt construction in order to bring the activists into an RWE garage, where they were released from their lock-ons.

Only last week-end, other actions of prostest and direct resistance against lignite mining had taken place: There was a mass blockade called ‚Ende Gelände‘ and a sequence of train blockades against the ‚Hambachbahn‘. The stock price of the energy company RWE has dropped to the lowest level since twenty five years. „The energy giant is sinking“, one activist comments on the situation. „It does not make any sense to go on destroying habitat and emitting incredible amounts of carbon dioxide using the stone-age-technology of lignite combustion, only to save a single company from their own mistakes‘ consequences.“

The material cost of these direct actions caused to RWE are not a side effect, but their goal. „Our generation is expected to accept the consequences of false decisions taken fourty years ago. Calling this a democratic process would be eyewashing“, is how one of the activists explains their motivation. „For decades RWE has ignored all arguments in the conflict of lignite mining: climate change, destruction of land, health problems, expropriations, subsidies and countless other problems are accepted, as long as the company has sufficient power and earns enough profit from the destruction. In order to protect ourselves and future generations from this, we have no other options than attacking these profits by means of direct action.“

good news from Jus

Hes still alive, cause he stopped his hungerstrike last week, and hes in good mood. He started a book club and wants to read english literature, info material and magazines. If you want to send him someting take into acount that he is not allowed to recieve books or newspapers, but he is alowed to get single pages of books or newspapers.
His friend got news on thursday.
She will see him next week. Our lawyer wishes to see him out soon. More information on the blog soon.
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Main Conveyor Belt in Hambach blocked

Since tonight the main transport track inside the open pit mine Hambach is blocked. The action is current, we keep you updated.


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6:00 conveyor belt near the coal bunker is blocked. All halts.
6:30 Quite and happy.
9:30 thre police cars, a security car and an ambilance arrive and park nearby. They just watch so far.
12:30 the first two person have been cut out and are beeing brought to the workshop to remove the lock-on. This was supposedly the last phone call with the occupation.
14:30 One Person has been released in Düren.
15:34 All are free, except Jus.
18:37 A solidary person fetching freed people from Düren has been searched and forced for a drug test. Police hindered to drive for 2 days to wait for the result of the test. This is purely unreasonable and for the only reason of creative repression.

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22. August 2015
Radio Rur Musik, Protest und Aktivisten am Tagebau

Coal Railway stopped! Action Days Continue

Getting a move on! Against murderous brown coal – for an anarchist perspective
Since sunday evening we are once again blocking the rails of the Hambachbahn, which is transporting lignite coal from the Hambach Open Cast Mine to the power plants Niederaußem, Frimmersdorf, Neurath and Goldenberg. For RWE, it’s the only way of transporting the huge masses of coal being excavated in Hambach.
We are doing this in accordance with many other small autonomous group actions happening all year round in the Rhine area.
The coal railway is the choke point, the achilles heel of lignite mining in this region. Even though the power plants are also connected to the Garzweiler mine, they can‘t be operated without coal from Hambach, due to differences in quality.
Can we manage to shut down the power plants with this action? We don‘t know, but probably not. Nevertheless we consider it quite useful, especially combined with other actions happening in the area this weekend, we could put RWE in a truly threatened position. Also, this time we are more effective than ever before!
We are escalating – because in a time where global warming progresses faster than ever and is far from being stopped, we think that the climate movement has to keep on taking more drastic measures – the time of talking, waiting and doing symbolic actions is over.
Fighting lignite mining also means fighting for a liberated society.
We see our action in a greater context: The fight against brown coal is not only a factual necessity, it’s also a revolutionary strategy. Environmental destruction shows that capitalism as an economy based on competition will always thwart solutions to problems like this. It’s only possible with the state’s support as complex power construct.
Occupying railway tracks might not seem very revolutionary at first sight, but every time has their strategy. Direct confrontation will follow as the movement gains more momentum.

Ticker August 16 & 17

18:50 In the area of Heppendorf two people went on the railway and locked themselves on! Press release will follow shortly
19:15 Police and security appear at the lock-on action. Police failed in pulling people out of the lock ons and is preparing for a longer eviction
20:30 Police seems overburdened. The technical team apparently already quit for the day, so they seem content in dumping gravel on the tracks
21:00 THW (Technisches Hilfswerk) was seen bringing a digger on site, but they are apparently not involved
21:30 RWE is putting up floodlights, preparing for a long night (more…)

Action Ticker – Ende Gelände

It’s a big day! Since the early morning, more than a thousand activists are stirring up the coal region.
We will keep you updated here.

„Ende Gelände“ has their own Ticker.

Abbreviations: TH=Tagebau Hambach (Hambach Mine), TG=Tagebau Garzweiler (Garzweiler Mine) TI=Tagebau Inden, DI=Demonstration Inden
The crowd is splitting up into several large groups called Fingers

August 15 Ticker

    07:00 TG Crowd of over thausand leaving climate camp, chanting „Let’s go Ende Gelände!“
    07:10 TG Climbing activists block motorway A61 by abseiling from a Bridge and banner drop – road closed
    07:30 TG Green Finger passed under motorway, now free passage to the mine edge – People hurt by pepperspray
    08:00 TG Green Finger is on the way into the mine, 30-40 people stopped&surrounded by police – Take Care!
    08:10 TG 30-40 People arrested, 5 injured by pepperspray, 2 by police batons
    08:20 TG Riot Police entering mine at village Hochneukirch
    08.30 TG Mine Security (RWE) is refusing press entry to the protests in the mine
    08:31 TG Close Cooperation: RWE AG is driving police into the mine with company jeeps
    08:39 TG Police has reached Green Finger, arrests happened – 200 people regroup and make their way to the first digger
    08:50 TG Police and RWE Security join forces – first arrests in the mine
    08:55 TG WDR Radio confirms Autobahn A61 closed due to climate activists (more…)

Police operation in Cologne at a spontaneous demonstration

Press Release

Cologne, August 12th, 2015 – On Wednesday afternoon, a spontaneous demonstration took place in Cologne. The occasion is the detention of an activist from the Hambach Forest, who was arrested at July 22, at the eviction of a “living barricade”, and since then is in pre-trial detention. In addition, he has since been on a hunger strike.

The spontaneous demonstration started at the JVA (jail) in Cologne / Ossendorf and moved from there to Ehrenfeld.
As activists report from there, the spontaneous demonstration has been encircled by 30 – 40 police officers. There are presently around 40 spontaneous protesters within the police encirclement. According to statements from the spot, it is not permitted to bring water to the people in the police encirclement.

A person is available to the press on the spot for interviews and questions:
0157 371 81 446

Best regards,
The press team from the Camp for Climate Action

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