We want to enlarge and renew the kitchen of the meadow. For this we would like to lay stone slabs on the floor. Have you got something suitable, which you do not need any longer, then we would be very pleased if you would drop it off. Many thanks!
Archive for November 2015
Yesterday a person from the Forest occupation was arrested in Cologne because s-he had allegedly stolen goods in a supermarket. Value: a few euros. Today s-he was brought before the judge, and now remains in pre-trial detention.
Shoplifting is a political action. That people can be put in jail because of such an invalidity is an expression of targeted repression against the occupation!
You can find detailed information on the arrest and on two other incidents of the last few days in an article at abcrhineland.blackblogs.org (German)
We received this email:
Dear friends of the Hambach Forest!
This Saturday we want to share a Freebirds27 concert in the Hambach Forest for and with you and at your place.
The wonderful TS Steel from the United States comes along and we share some fellowship and strengthening.
It may be many people that it will attract from outside.
We want to arrive already in the afternoon. Maybe there will be a warming fire.
We are looking forward to it and you are more than welcome to invite others
This we found in our mailbox:
From Dortmund we send a sign of solidarity to the prisoners of the Hambach Forest! We agree with the slogan “Prisons are no solution but a part of the problem”. Fan the flames of solidarity in all cities, do not forget the prisoners… until all are free!
News, the last ones on top
Occupation on the Cologne Cathedral
10:00 The people who were arrested in Düren yesterday, now are all free again. They were detained for dumpster diving (!) for almost 24 hours!
8:00 Since this morning there is a new occupation in the grubbing-up area, which is called “Polar Express”.
13:00 Since noon today 3 persons are detained at the police station of Düren. They were arrested in Düren, the exact circumstances are still unclear.
The police did not get any fingerprints from the cathedral action group. So also not their identities.
Video of the police operation (at min. 3:10 you can see the flyer that has been handed out to the people on the ground)
News, last ones first
Tue, Nov. 24th
+++ Cologne Cathedral Occupation evicted yesterday evening +++ No information about the tree occupation out of the prison +++ 6-8 Activists still in police custody +++ Solidarity-Manifestation in front of police station Cologne Kalk +++
More INFORMATION and PICTURES here: abcrhineland.blackblogs.org
The meadow uses bicycles, which were donated by supporters. Defective wheels are repaired here and are then available to the general public. As you can read here, we lost yesterday four of these for us very important bikes. If you should have old but still usable bicycles that you can imagine you could donate us, it would be cool if you could drop them off in our camp. Thanks a lot!
Other things that we can make good use of, would be: (more…)
Klimapolitischer Ratschlag Köln :
Time: 2015 November 23th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Alte Feuerwache (Melchiorstrasse 3, 50670 Cologne), meeting room in the former fire station
The last ones first
7:50 All are free!
4:30 The confetti lies lonely and shivering on the floor of the waiting room. In the solidary cars in front of the police station, it is warm and cozy. There are still 2 people inside, who refuse to give their personal details.
2:15 The third person is free!
0:00 pm Because of a starting pyjama party, the confetti launchers were removed by the already enervated police officers from the offices of the Kerpen police station which were utilized as waiting rooms.
11:45 pm In the waiting room of the police station, it may be warm, but also boring…
9:28 pm The second person is outside!
9:20 pm At this time one person is being treated ID (The police is trying to determine the identity by taking fingerprints) and, according to the police, s-he will be released afterwards. As the police officers allegedly just have to investigate an important criminal case, the others will not be ID-treated until about 10 o‘clock.
9:12 pm They are taken to the police station in Kerpen. One person is already free again. Apparently the small group was spotted at the station by two securities (unknown whether RWE or other). A car pursued the group and shortly after the 5 were arrested and taken to Kerpen. Supposedly they committed bicycle theft.
Today at about 6:00 pm a group of people was on their way from the station of Buir to the meadow. Two railway employees talked to them, then after 1/2 km, they were surrounded by six police cars with their blue lights flashing and arrested!
Action week is getting started, here are some basics to know:
The action week is a space for you to take action and to come to the community and meet people. We will be giving a brief introductory workshop on the area and the history of Hambach resistance at 12 tomorrow (Sunday), hopefully to be repeated again if needed. We will not be leading activities or classes in the style of a skillshare week. This week is autonomous and self-organising!
1. Names – we recommend giving yourself a different name on camp to the one on your birth certificate, almost everyone here does it. Not giving out your full name or address etc. is a good idea – don‘t feed the cops!
2. Phones – if you don‘t want the police to know where you are the best thing you can do is leave your phone at home.
3. Cars – you can bring a car but expect to be used to fetch water and food etc..! Be aware your numberplate will most probably be noted by the police.
4. Rats – we have a bit of a rat problem unfortunately so please bring rat-proof boxes to keep your things in – rats will chew threw tents and bags if people are not around to eat food, traces of food, things that smell like food, or even things like soap and condoms – so bring metal or plastic containers for your stuff – any you can donate too would be brilliant
We look forward to meeting you all!