SNOWFALL IN THE FOREST

After several years of all time temperature record-breaking years it looks like this time the snow cover might stick around for more than 2-4 hours, helping all involved to stay out of the mud. „Thanks“ to RWE and other fossil climate killers long gone however are minimum 2 weeks to a month of snow present every winter in the region in the 70s and 80s. A distant memory just like if it was up to the local law enforcement and court system the Meadow Camp and protest camps in general would become as well.

The efforts to justify the removal of the Meadow Camp’s status and its future eviction continue with the disinformation campaign from the court in Munster, to which this case has been appealed, releasing an official statement that „There is no anti-coal propaganda in the Meadow Camp“. Several hundred pieces of literature on environmental, climate and social impact of coal mining displayed in the infoshop and throughout the Meadow are based on scientific impact studies and personal accounts which do not fit the definition of propaganda which is traditionally what the governments engages in, using mass media, threat of repression and serious bending of reality. The Court in Munstert in doing precisely that by using such wording showing its close connection to the fossil industry and RWE. Proving its total disregard of countless studies showing their impact on the local communities and the planet at large and then insulting and denying their existence all together. When such bias and disregard is present activism and direct action becomes once again the only course thatcan be undertaken.

When images like this become part of a remote past as climate chaos rages world-wide the only way those in power who are responsible will continue this charade will be by distracting the populace with paranoia not just towards immigrants but also towards activists in general. For this reason many appeals have gone out and continue to do so to prepare for the coming Day X of planned eviction in the Meadow and/or in the Forest by offering solidarity actions and places to decompress for those involved. After all the proverbial Day X is not something that is awaited or that is coming in the future but something that is already happening world wide to countless species and humans affected by extractionism and extreme energy.


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