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Deep Ecology AFternoon in Gallien, Saturday 2PM

Join us for a meal and get involved in liberating small samplings of beeches, oaks, maples and aspens from the frontline where this winter again we can expect hundreds of riots cops and RWE harvesters and bulldozers attempting to make sure that biodiversity that survived for over last 12,000 years will be eliminated. Trees are a keystone species on which countless other organisms depend so this action gives a chance for some of this biodiversity to be preserved. Started this spring tens of trees from Hambi have been planted at public, collective and individual spaces all across Europe. These trees are a silent testimonial to the extinction of the Hambacher Forest habitats and with small info boards informing of where they have come from they patiently await for their seeds to grow through the cracks of concrete and asphalt that surround them at the moment.

During this Deep Ecology Get Together aditional bird habitats will also be made out of zero waste items such as mid size containers. There will also be discussion of species and biodiversity present in the Hambacher Forest followed by Hambacher Forest Tshirt printing. Join us and tell your friends.

The additional items that could be of use that you could contribute to this project would be small buckets, shovels, and large hiking boots and rubber boots as well as large cooking oil containers and small beer cegs for the bird habitats. Feel free to also bring extra shirts, jackets on which you will be able to print some cool Hambi art.

This is also an ongoing project so if you can not make it tomorrow but are still interested in participating in propagating some of endangered trees and even seeds please get in touch with fnord.andromeda at riseup.net.

Court Suit against RWE postpons beginning of cutting season to October 25th

A suit filed in the Cologne Administrative court by BUND NRW, a local chapter of Friends of the Earth, has resulted in RWE postponing its planned begining of the cutting season from October 1st to October 25th. This court case addresses the lack of environmental assesments, disregard of Flora and Fauna directives and brings attention to two colonies of endangered Bechstein’s bat that are located in the area of the Hambach Forest that is to be cut this winter. These two habitats contain 30-35 females each and are brooding places for their young as well. The suit also addresses the endangered biodiversity of the oak and beach stands that are to be cut and which have stood there since the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago and represent one of the last natural outposts of this type in the region.

A court hearing concerning the legal aspects of the future of the forest will take place in Cologne on October 17 Verwaltungs-Gericht (Administrative Court) in Cologne, Hall 160 at 10:30 clock. Make a note in your calendar if you are in the area.

Another area in which you could assist even remotely in blocking RWE with its plans to destroy the forest is by contacting as many naturalists, botanists, entomologists, ornithologists, etc at your local university, environmental or naturalist group and directing their attention to the struggle to save the Hambacher Forest. A parallel effort of this type has taken place in the ZAD the Notre Dame and in Bialowieza forest making them some of the most studied and documented natural areas in Europe. Hambach Forest is in the desperate need of similar grass-roots, non institutional studies to be used as an expanded activist tool set together with direct actions. Both approaches do not require professionalism or any academic training but interest and motivation only.

More info on the suit can be found on BUNDS website at
https://www.bund-nrw.de/presse/detail/news/vorerst-keine-rodungen-im-hambacher-wald/

Dates of the mobilisation tour


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Meanwhile some dates of our information and mobilization tour are fixed. Please share them with people living in the respective cities!

The Hambach Forest has been occupied for five years, but it is more threatened than ever. This winter, they want to clear important parts of the forest and many tree occupations are threatened by evacuation. But our resistance will be just as massive! With numerous actions and blockades the destruction has to be stopped and we want to bring some of them closer to you. We will briefly present the forest, explain our plans for the upcoming clearing season and show you how to become active. Afterwards there will be a small climbing training for those who are interested.
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grindcore violin concert in the forest

this sunday, the 21st at eight pm, we have a grindcore concert in the forest. their name is joey molinaro and they play the violin. the concert will be somewhere near gallien.

hambi info night in montreal, canada

following reached us:

I wanted to let you know that there will be a Hambi presentation and solidarity night in Montreal, Canada next Friday, May 19! We are sending you much solidarity and love; I will try to send you a photo after the event if I can. If you want to share this info on your blog, here are the details:

English: The event is at L‘Euguélionne, a new feminist bookstore, on Friday, May 19 at 7PM-9PM. Climate Justice Montreal, a grassroots climate justice group that’s existed for 5 years now in Montreal, is organizing it. We will be talking about the mine and the resistance at Hambi and from the citizens groups, and Ende Gelände, and showing many photos and part of the Hambi documentary from YouTube (with English subtitles).

French: L‘événement sera à l‘Euguélionne, librarie feministe, le vendredi 19 mai de 19h00 à 21h00. L‘événement est organisé par Justice Climatique Montréal, un collectif de base qui lutte pour la justice climatique et qui existe dès 5 ans à Montréal. On parlera de la mine et de la resistance à Hambi et de la part des groupes citoyens, et de Ende Gelände. On montrera plein de photos et une partie de la documentaire sur Hambi trouvé sur YouTube (avec des soustitres en anglais).

Skillshare Timetable April ’17

Every day:

8-10h Yoga. Meet at the gnarled Beach tree, forest entrance.
8:30-9:30h Oaktown.
10h Breakfast
10-16h Climbing workshops: Knots, Basic techniques, Material, Estimating and understanding dangers, Rescuing, Traverses. Every day from Tuesday.
13-14h Lunch
16:30h Krav Maga. Self defence. Meet at forest entrance.
19h Dinner
20h To-Do-Plenary

If you need tranlation for any workshop and would like to use a microphone and headphones (spiders) you can collect a spider from Tuesday midday onwards from Flax or the treehouse Chillum.

Monday 10.4.

10-18h Painting with oil paints and developing creatively. Meet at the meadow.
11-12h Vitamin B12. In Gallien
12-14h Concepts contrary to authoritarian schooling.
15-17h Exchange on children in the context of left projects.
16-18h Legal questions answer round. Meet in the Roundhouse.
18-20h Presentation: Power destroys the environment. Meet in the Roundhouse
20:30h Sneaking in the dark. Meet at Jesus Point

Tuesday 11.4.

10-12h Critisism of Criticism of Consumption. Meet in the Roundhouse.
13-15h „Freeing your head“.Criticism of simplified explanations of the World. Treffpunkt Rundhaus.
14-18h Circus for beginners. Meet in Gallien.
14-16h Disguise & Camouflage. Meet at Jesus Point.
16-20h First Aid Workshop. Meet at Action Caravan.

Wednesday 12.4.

11-13h LGBTQI+/FLTI+ Building workshop: Introduction to material and tools [Screw driver, saws, wood, measuring, etc and building rat-proof boxes for kitchen] Meet in Gallien
13-15h Bondage for everyone who wants to give it a try. Meet at forest entrance.
16-19h Sexual consens – an introduction. Meet at Roundhouse.
18-21h Who persecuted the witch-midwifes and why? Meet at Roundhouse.
18-22h Discussion round on climbing culture and passing on skills in the occupation. Training Trees
21h Massage(-round?). Gallien.

Thursday 13.4.

11-14h LGBTQI+/FLTI+ Building workshop: Possibilities and Impossibilities – Knots and Platform building Meet in Gallien
12-14h Herbs against stress. Meet at forest entrance.
15h Lock-ons. Meet at practicing trees (forest entrance).
16h Discussion round on the theory and reality of spaces identifying / identified as queerfeminist Meet at Tümpel (behind Oaktown)
14-18h Group pressure in the left scene. Meet at Roundhouse.
20h Encryption: Why? What? How? For people with and without prior knowledge. Meet in Gallien or Roundhouse (if rainy)

Friday 14.4.

11-13h LGBTQI+/FLTI+ Building workshop: continued from 13.4.
12-14h Supporting physical health with herbs and diet. Meet at Roundhouse.
14-16h Introdution to Suger in tanks campaign: Autonomous groups during the Summer action days August 24th-29th
16-18h Mobilisation for G20 Info event
18-21h What are primordial matriachial societies? What lead to the spread of patriarchy with war and violence? Meet at Roundhouse.

Saturday 15.4.

12-14h Secure Messenger services. Introductory workshop. Meet at Tech caravan.
16-18h Planting young trees. Forest entrance

Sunday 16.4.

10-11h Mobilising Infoevent AFD party conference
11-14h Demonstration and blockade workshop
16-18h Info event to resistance in Bure (France) against the planned terminal storage for nuclear waste. Meet at Roundhouse.

Monday 17.4.

Former-Hambi-Prisoner-Meeting

To have some exchange between each other we want to gather in the afternoon of 19. march as former prisoners on meadow.
If we stay in one big group or if we split up into samller one we can decide there.
The idea was to find a nice comfortable place in the forest – if the weather is shit we can also find other places.

The meeting is not public – its just anounced here because we are not connected up to now.

Amsterdam: Coal Port Blockade and Camp

JUNE 23rd. to 26th.

Code Rood (Code Red), a disobedient action coalition against the fossil fuel industry, will block the Harbor of Amsterdam, the world’s largest gasoline port and second largest coal harbour. The Port imports and stockpiles coal from Columbia, Russia and South Africa, to be burned to power the European electrical grid.

A camp with its infrastructure of legal support, media, food and wellness (dealing with repression) will be set up in the vicinity of the port at a later to be announced location. Focus is being put on digital security with privacy pre-action workshops organized for climate activists which stress the importance of using Linux, preferably Tails and encryption (GPG) and utilizing e-mail accounts only to be used for the action itself.

It’s CODE RED for the Climate and the Planet!
See You in the Port of Amsterdam on June 24th.!

(http://klimaatactie.nl/ registration form for the preparing conference in Amsterdam – March 4 2017)

Skillshares Call for Additional Workshops

The Skillshares Camp will take place for over a week beginning on April 9 with workshops dealing with direct action, forest skills, repression, herbs and various DIY skills. More workshops are welcomed so if you are interested in sharing some of your skills or knowledge please e-mail hambacherforst[AT]riseup.net to schedule it or just show up and organize it spontaneously.

See You in the Forest!!

PS: If someone is good at repairing bicycles, many people would be very happy about a workshop.

Cologne Coal Train Blockade, April 1st

The Day of action will begin at 11 am on the Marcel-Proust promenade with a climate festival and from 3 pm on the traintracks in the Municipal Forest of Cologne.

2017will be a busy year of actions against lignite mining. In August, thousands of people will enter the Rhine Coal Region and orchestrate massive actions of civil disobedience. In November, another action will take place during the climate summit in Bonn (COP23) with a Climate Camp being set up for the duration. In the meantime Ende Galende Action will be organized in Cologne. We will block the train, which brings the processed coal from the Rhine area from Frechen to Merkenich.

We are calling for an immediate switch to renewable energies from Rhine Energy and City of Cologne!

Rheine Energy is far behind time with a share of 4.9% renewable energies. With most of its energy still coming from coal. For this to continue, villages are relocated and forests are destroyed. What remains: „The Hole“, is bigger than cities of Aachen and Düren combined. Rheinenergie is 80% of the city of Cologne and 20% of RWE. We are calling on the city of Cologne to use its influence and to switch to renewable energies, as well as the conversion of the Merkenich heating plant to natural gas. We say: Back to the future! Get out of the coal!

We want the whole thing: the end of fossil capitalism!

We are fighting not only against coal, against fracking, against oil, but also question the profit logic and growth. These promote false solutions such as market mechanisms, large-scale projects and the continued exploitation of the global South. While few energy conglomerates earn splendidly and are assisted with subsidies, they alone disconnect power from 350,000 households annually in Germany – and make their own employees believe that the coal will last forever. We need a plan on how we, as a society, organize and finance social and ecological transformation – beyond capitalist profit logic. We all bear the consequences of energy policy – that’s why we want to play a part: for a democratically organized energy supply!

On to an obnoxious 2017!

We lined up in the diverse actions of climate activists and solidarize with the occupation of Hambacher Forst. We will not cease to interfere with the brown coal mining by our actions until our demands are met.

For more information in german, please visit: endegelaendekoeln.blogsport.eu

Climate Camp 2017 Dates

Climate Camp in Rhineland 2017

Klimacamp 2017

This year’s Climate camp will take place in the Rhineland from 18th to 29th of August. During this period, various educational and cultural events , workshops as well as protest actions organized as part of the 2017 area concept will take place. Based on the resistance against Castor Nuclear Transport it involves organizing overlapping areas where different tactics and players take different roles and locations. Altogether there will be three separate camps including one at the Hambach Forest. The Degrowth Summer School will also be back with a week of workshops on sustainability,DIY and anti-consumption driven outlook.

Further information can be found at: klimacamp-im-rheinland.de/
See You There!!

Compost Toilet Eviction Trial 14.03.2017 10:30

Toiletteviction

Düren District Court has now set the trial date for the hearing concerning the actions that took place during the Compost Toilet Eviction over 2 years ago. The date of the process will be the 14th of March in Düren.

Background: During the Skill Sharing Camp of 2014 over 50 riot cops and several pieces of equipment from RWE entered the forest to clear barricades and remove the compost toilets. This action was blocked for many hours by activists locking themselves to the bulldozers, frontloaders and by climbing into the trees in front of advancing equipment.

This trial is reflection of the current trend in the Rhineland of pressing charges against activist who lock themselves to, or block the heavy equipment. It is an attempt to prevent them from engaging in future actions. For this reason lets not forget about those who are being prosecuted and express our solidarity in person and remotely.

Personal Controls have been announced for this trial, meaning that all persons and belonging will be searched and personal information taken in order to enter the courtroom. For those not willing to comply with this there will be the usual outside the courthouse support action with banners, food and info.

14.03.2017, 10:30
Amtsgericht Düren
1.Etage, boardroom 1.25
August-Klotz-Straße 14
52349 Düren

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NEXT RED LINE ACTION: SUNDAY 19.2 12:00

RWE’s destruction of the Hambacher Forest and the emissions from its power plants and their impact on the climate and general health is too destructive to allow and as stated by official estimates, to continue into the 2020’s.

As a response once again a human red line will be made at the edge of the clear cutting of the forest to show the public opposition to this destruction and to express support for the Hambach Forest Occupation.
Please come wearing red, with red fabrics and signs and lets draw a human red line to send an urgent message of That is Enough!, Yo Basta, and No More.

Directions: The meeting point will be at 12:00 at Grilplatz Manheimer Burge on the country road heading straight North into the forest out of Buir’s Train station where you should have no problem following the crowd between 10:30-11:30.

For more info you can also contact Michael Zobel, the certified forest guide conducting the walk.
info@zobel-natur.de

More Photos from Previous Red Lines Actions available below:http://www.flickr.com/photos/127928013@N04/sets/72157676647031073

See You in the Forest

Skillsharing-Camp vom 10.-17. April 4. February 2017

As each Spring before there will be a Skill-Sharing-Camp on the Meadow-Occupation at Hambach Forest.

Between the 10th to the 17th of April will be a lot of workshops, speeches, art & actions in the Hambach Forest and the surrounding area. We are confident that a lot of folks will join as the last years and that after a harsh winter a lot of new energy will empower the resistance.
Please share the info!

If you are up to join the Orga or if you want to participate with a workshop etc, just contact us!

WINTER ACTION AND NETWORKING CONFERENCE, BREMGARTEN SWITZERLAND 3-5 FEBRUARY

Three days of action planning, workshops, networking and campaigning discussions will take place in KUZEB social center during the first weekend of February. A Hambcher Forest evening with films, presentation and Q&A will take place on Saturday. Accomodations and food will be organized for all participants.
Bremgarten, Ecke Zürcher-/Zugerstrasse
www.kuzeb.ch