Archive for Juli 2016


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Climate Camp in the Rhineland, August 19-29

Also this year 2016 there will be a Climate Camp in the Rhineland, August 19-29. Like last year, at the same place there will be a Degrowth Summer School, August 19-23. Thereafter the Action Lab, August 24-29 is a guest at the Climate Camp. This year’s theme of the Climate Camp and Degrowth Summer School is “Skills for System Change”. Almost every event and discussion will be translated in several languages.
The videos below show the camp of 2015. The second one is with English subtitles.

More information on the Climate Camp 2016

E* is free!

Pictures of the “Nest”


Every month, the forestry pedagogue Michael Zobel invites for a walk trough the forest, in order to show how wonderful, how unique and how endangered the Hambach Forest is.
The following pictures were send with his invitation for the walk on Sunday 7/10/2016. They show the tree house called “Nest”.
These guided visits are in German, but if you send a mail to, we will try to arrange a translation for you.

Next dates: August 21th, September 18th … (more…)

Clumsy is free!

There is news of our compa Clumsy, who was arrested during the LAutonomia eviction. He was alleged to have chained himself together with three other people on the railway to the lignite power plant “Schwarze Pumpe” in order to prevent the coal feed. Another allegation was on trespassing because of the LAutonomia occupation.

Today, Wed. 07/20/2016 at 9 am, was the continuation of his trial. At the end Clumsy left the courthouse as a free one. On the sanction imposed by the judge of 120 days or 13,- € per diem will be taken into account the time (almost 6 weeks), which he spent in custody until the beginning of the trial last Tuesday, due to a risk of absconding. We are happy and we hope we can welcome Clumsy soon here in the Rhineland.

What happened before:

Report by ABC Dresden about the first day of the trial against Clumsy on July 12, 2016. Next date is Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9 am, again before the Landgericht in Görlitz. Come numerously! Probably there will be again a high police presence and ID checks at the entrance.
Open Street Map

July 18: Holiday of the very first Protector of the Hambach Forest

Arnold of Arnoldsweiler in the coat of arms of Arnoldsweiler
Source: Wikipedia

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This text came to us via carrier pigeon. We are pleased to be so well appreciated in this unexpected scene. This letter shows us that the struggle for the Hambach Forest is already more than a thousand years old, and that also then it was already a fight against robber barons. By the way, today is the holiday of the sender of this letter. (more…)

Trial against climbing activist on 8/31 in Erkelenz

The party will take place on 8/31 at 9:00 in the premises of the District Court of Erkelenz, directly at the train station. To large attendance is requested ;-)

Open Street Map
Background info: J. had rappelled at the EndeGelände action day 2015 from a motorway bridge to enable the so called Blue Finger access to the open pit (their path crossed said motorway, which was free of cars hence and could be crossed without risk by walking people. Thus, J. made a great contribution to road safety).


Aquarium is the smaller and newer one of the two tree cabins Beechtown.



What is it like, living in a cabin, up there in a tree?
Look at these pictures of the place called Beechtown to get an impression.


Juli 12th: Trial and Rally


Show Solidarity – Trial on 12 July in Görlitz

The activist Clumsy has been in jail now for approx. six weeks. The trial will take place on July 12th. He is accused of having locked himself to the railway tracks of a coal train to the power station „Schwarze Pumpe“ at Ende Gelände this year. After a short arrest he had at first been released, while some days later on the eviction of the tree occupation LAUtonomia he was newly detained. Since then he is in pretrial detention because of the supposed danger of an escape. The allegation for the coming trial is “Störung Öffentlicher Betriebe” in conjunction with Ende Gelände, which means a severe case of “disruption of public facilities”. (more…)

Update: E* sentenced in Norway to 45 days in jail

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Here is an update from Norway, E from Cistem Failure has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for throwing a pie.

The Situation

On Saturday, the 25th of June, E from Cistem Failure was arrested at the Pride Parade in Oslo, for allegedly throwing a pie in the face of the Norwegian Minister for Equality, who was marching at the front of the parade. The Norwegian police and media called it an attack on democracy. They were held over the weekend until court the following Monday, at which the state asked (and the judge granted) for them to be held on remand in custody until their hearing. (more…)