Archive for Dezember 2015

New Year’s Eve: come to the jail!

Found at abcrhineland:

„On December 31, we call for protests in front of the prison Cologne-Ossendorf! Until recently there were still our friends of the forest occupation in the Hambach Forest. Now they are out there, but still hundreds of other inside. We want freedom for all prisoners!

The Autonomous jail project mobilizes for small group actions: Come on the 31.12. and throughout the New Year’s Night in affinity groups in front of the jail, react flexibly to the police and make enough noise to get your messages to the prisoners beyond the walls!

At 7:00 p.m., there will be a scheduled manifestation on the Rochus Strasse, directly opposite the pre-trial detention houses. A loudspeaker installation is available and there will be concert.
Come all to the jail – let’s show to the prisoners that we do not forget them!“

Guided tours of the Hambach Forest

Mona/ Oaktown

Sunday, December 27th, 12:00, was the 20th guided tour of the Hambach Forest by the forest teacher and nature guide Michael Zobel. They take place every month – not only for those, who understand enough German, because you easily can find a translator. Until now, 1550 people participated already…
Where we always meet: OpenStreetMap
The Pope, Obama, Vattenfall … and now, above all, the shareholders, many noted that the unlimited exploitation of our planet can not continue this way. And what does RWE? The deforestation season of this year is in full swing, 70 more hectares of this unique forest are fenced in and have to be destroyed irrevocably contrary to any sense.

In 2016 these guided tours will be continued every month: January 17, February 14, March 13, April 17, May 8, June 19,…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9n2EFur22c

Contact +49 171-8508321 or info@zobel-natur.de

Wind power station!

Since Saturday, December 20th, a 400 watt wind turbine produces electricity for the meadow. This windmill was built during the climate camp in 2015 by a group of people, and has now found its way to the occupation.
Instructions on how to clone it will be published here as soon as possible.
Wind turbine on the meadow by night
Thanks a lot to all of you for your commitment during the climate-camp.

Energy transition remains handwork!

Reportage by the WDR

On dec. 18th 2015, a report of WDR Youtube Channels #3sechzich appeared. It’s in German, but look at these pictures!

Oury Jalloh – That was murder! Demo also in Cologne 1 7th 2016 18:00 Bhf Süd

In remembrance of Oury Jalloh
Call for the demo in several languages with more info. (scroll to page 2 for English)

January 7th 2016, 6:00 p.m., Bahnhof Süd (exit Luxemburger Straße), Cologne. Open Street Map

For all those, who can not go to Dessau on January 7th, there will be a memorial demonstration again for Oury Jalloh in Cologne.

More info on the case of Oury Jalloh:
https://initiativeouryjalloh.wordpress.com/category/ennews/

Insolvency of RWE Power AG and RWE AG

The shock was violent… Yesterday I had to find that the centuries-old forest triangle behind Morschenich has been razed to the ground, by the paths fork which is formed from Katharinenhof and the ancient route of the A4. The criminal energy which is shown unrestrainedly with this destructive work is stirring me immeasurably…

The time between Xmas and New Year could be used shamelessly to continue this work of destruction begun in the Hambach Forest and to create completed facts under the protection of the holidays, if necessary with police violence.

To avoid this in time, insolvency applications are needed. For this purpose the Executive Boards of RWE Power AG and RWE AG are encouraged to put them.

Neither the assets of RWE Power AG nor of RWE AG are sufficient to make up for the groundwater contamination, the crime against the Hambach Forest and other environmental and other crimes. This means: excessive debt = insolvency.

RWE AG (= Total Group) is liable to the full extent for the resulting multi-billion Euro losses of RWE Power AG, as a profit and loss transfer agreement exists.

If neither RWE Power AG nor RWE AG should have put the necessary file for insolvency until 12.29.2015, shall be reserved to file for insolvency on this side before the end of the year. Otherwise there is a risk that, due to the a few days ago decided splitting of the Group, assets are withdrawn from the liability mass which is required to eliminate the damage caused by the Hambach mine.

Kurt Claßen
December 20th, 2015

In custody

In custody

Three people on remand, one person serving a longer sentence.

more info
until all are free, no one is free!

Mr. Blue is free!

After almost 2.5 months of remand (#U-Haft) #MrBlue is free at last! So currently there are no Hambach Forest (#Hambi) prisoners (#Gefangenen)!

https://twitter.com/HambiBleibt/status/677807131630903296

About: The trial has not been completed, because not enough witnesses were summoned. Mr. Blue was released under reporting requirements. We are very happy!

More on the severe conditions of his detention

Letter from Mr. Blue

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This letter was in the WAA waiting for getting published. There is no date on it, but hopefully we can see Mr.Blue tomorrow.

Hello friends family and everybody interested in the blog.

I have been in jail for the last 2 months now and doing fine, although its not the first time in jail for me its the first time being incarcerated under false pretenses and statements. It scares me a bit that the lies of others make it so easy to rob me of my freedom. I did expected this when I started my actions, and its obvious they are making a example of me. No surprise no one asked me what happened so far. (more…)

Florian, Marte and a third person are free!

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On Friday dec. 18th 2015, 9:30 am the trial will take place against Mr. Blue before the district court of Düren, August-Klotz-Straße 14.
Open Street Map

On Friday will take place in Düren the trial against Mr Blue, who is remanded in custody on October 7th in Aachen. When he was arrested, Mr Blue – as well as many other activists in Rhenania – refused to identify himself and the authorities still did not succeed to detect otherwise his personal details, which makes the trial and the judgement of particular interest and importance for the movement.

Here you can find the call for support of the trial by ABC Rhineland:
abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/2015/12/12/trialstrafprozess-mr-blue/#english

Read also: Letter from Mr. Blue

On Wednesday, dec. 16th 2015 the trial took place at 11:00 a.m. against NoNameYetPublicly before the Amtsgericht (district court) of Cologne. Meeting place for supporters was at 10 o’clock before the courthouse (Luxemburger Straße 101).
Judgment: 40 daily rate fines or days, of which 21 already have been served. So this person is free again!

December 10, 2015 Today Florian and Marte were released from prison in Cologne-Ossendorf, where loving people welcomed and hugged them. We are delighted, but don’t forget that two more of our friends are still in prison. Read more soon at this place. To all supporters thanks for the mountains of letters and other support!

https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/

CHANGED! 2 important trials on Friday, 12/18/2015

On Friday 12.18.2015 will take place at the same time (purely by chance ???) two for us very important trials.

9:15 a.m. – Cancelled!!! Verwaltungsgericht (Administrative Court), Appellhofplatz, entrance Burgmauer, room 150, 1st floor, Cologne Open Street Map
Hearing of the complaint of Kurt Classen against the entire open pit Hambach (in case of success RWE would have to stop operations completely) More in German.

9:30 a.m. Trial against Mr. Blue, Amtsgericht Düren, August-Klotz-Straße 14.
Open Street Map
More: [Link]
Letter from Mr. Blue

Dear Diary, Today I occupied an excavator…

We glide down the deep black mountain, sink to the ankles in the ancient witness of the forest that it once was. It’s a strange feeling as it were to wade through the Hambach Forest of superimposed in accurately piled hills in the coal bunker at the Hambach mine. Like bones excavated from a grave. I breathe in the smell, feel the mud of coal dust on my shoes, trousers, gloves. A slightly smaller version of a bucket wheel excavator moves slowly in our direction. We reach firmer, albeit from wet coal dust slippery floor and approach with quick, firm steps the steel monster in front of us. A staircase invites us to climb up. The railings are covered with a centimeters thick layer of soft coal dust. My gloves are already quite sticky of it. There are many steel passageways, staircases and ladders, we climb upwards. But already after a few stairways it goes no further. Crap! We saw before that it must be possible! Hopefully we are not yet discovered. We are at an impasse which looks as if it was little used and talk about what to do. Next to us we hear a loud crackling, for a second I am terrified but then I understand that it is the coal as it crackles through a giant funnel on the conveyor belt. Just stay here? No, it must be possible somewhere. There is still the other half of the excavator. So back down, passing under the monster and on the other side there is an inviting stairway. Here it looks already quite different. How good that the door is open there, there is a way up. we finally found the right way. They seem to have not yet discovered us. Ladder after ladder, we climb to the highest point. With each ladder I get get more quiet, with each ladder we bring more distance between them and us. They must indeed take the same route as we did. (more…)

Occupation Loading Excavators – Ticker

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Last on top

3:54 pm All four are back out from the police station, each with bruises and contusions. They are welcomed by their beloved. Fucking cops!

3:45 pm YIPPEE! The first compa has been released from the police station in Düren and is free again!
Come with love, power, tea, biscuits and whatever you can think up to Düren in front of the police station and wait for the activists!
You can find an action statement in the previous article.

1:00 pm The contact to the cleared occupations has been interrupted.

0:45 pm The last person is just brought down with the lifting platform. Presumably, they also will be brought to Düren.
The excavator of the second occupation has moved, but does not yet work again.

12:20 am The locks of the two chained people at the second Occupation are also open and they are to be cleared now. Both excavators are still halted.

11:35 am The activists have been brought into the police station in Düren. Come along and show your solidarity. (more…)

Loading excavators in the coal bunker of the open pit Hambach occupied!

During the night of Friday Dec. 11th to Saturday 12th, 4 activists climb the only 2 loading excavators in the coal bunker at the Hambach mine. Far above they chain themselves with bicycle locks around their necks to the machines & hold banners that read: “There are no jobs on a dead planet”.

Once more, is discussed how this planet could be protected from the threat of climate change – by people who most likely will not live to see the impact and if so, they will be affected as the last, because they are considered to be so important that they will be protected from any harm, if necessary even with thousands of armed people in uniform. But hundreds die already every day, not only from climate change but even more from an economic system, which is considered as civilized and bringing prosperity. Worldwide, more people die each year from hunger than in both world wars together.
And that pretends to be an advanced civilization, worthy of preservation?

The activists show with this action, that it is possible and necessary to intervene directly and to interfere where livelihoods are destroyed. Regardless of rules that were made by selfsame who operate this machinery of destruction. Rules which we have not agreed.

Addendum to “Run for your life”

A video about the run through the Hambach Forst to Buir to the demonstration two weeks ago can be found here --> (more…)