Archive der Kategorie 'Free Jus'

Results of Remi’s Tower Eviction Re-Trial

This week a re-trial took place in Cologne concerning an eviction of Remi’s Tower barricade during the Cultural Fest in 2015. That eviction resulted in a 3 month imprisoment, 23 day hunger strike and Jus being put under constant suicide watch(basically being awoken every half an hour, through out the nights, to see if he was still alive) for the duration of not accepting food. The police action that led to that has been also symbolic of large repressive actions against single structures like living barricades and compost toilets involving hundreds of cops. These periodic shows of force have taken place over many larger events like Shillshares Camp in the forest. That has not happened on the previous 2 skillshares as they have been planned at the last moment to make planning a large repressive operations more difficult. This upcoming Skillshare Camp _has been_ announced with lots of advanced notice so time will show if another large and expensive action will take place protecting Global Eco-Terrorist RWE and trying to demoralize those who come together to dare, dream and do resist it.

This trial itself was an appeal of an earlier rulling that has levied assault charges as a result of a bulldozer window being cracked and the operator of the machine claiming that he was injured by twisting his head to the side with no medical diagnosis filed or medications taken to back up this claim. This has been a part of an ongoing pattern where many activists have been seriously injured by the secus and then counter accused of having attacked and injured them(with no injuries on their part that are documented) to redirect the public attention from the destructive and violent nature of both RWE’s and Police actions agains Hambacher Forest.
Greater Good otherwise called Necessity Defense, which allows for lesser laws to be broken to prevent a larger crime from happening, was used pointing out to World Health Organizations 2015 Study Raising the number of deaths resulting from airborne pollution asociated with fossil fuels from just over a million to seven million a year. The witnesses testifying against the defendant were asked whether they are aware of this, resulting in the judge at first alowing this question to be asked and then requesting that it be not asked anymore. Also the court has refused to alow an expert to testify on the validity of this study which was ironic as the World Health Organization is made up of the top experts in all fields of Western Medicine and all of its studies are peer reviewed and accepted by the medical community including medical forensic experts. The „authorities“ that could perphaps testify to the validity and bias of this study would perhaps be people like Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein or Vandana Shiva who could say a word or two about how WHO is full of of experts with Pharma connections and its studdies have allways been biased towards the Petro-Chemical industry, and hence even the 7 million death a year is once again a conservative estimate towards which they have been forced by new particulate detection and effects data. The courts of NRW(NotRWe?) are not likely to listen to either as they are more inklined to accept a self diagnosis from individuals responsible for this situation without having to offer a medical documentation of any sort.
In other words you can detain individuals for several months and put them under abusive observation without any medical proof of their actions One however can not miss a day of work without a doctors note. Prematurely shortened lives of millions also become an externality that is not part of the bussines/court equation and shall not be discussed in polite company.

The outcome of the trial however was that the a fine of 1500 euros has been imposed for the cracked front windscreen of the bulldozer. However the charge of assault has been reduced to attempted assault, and the draconian 3 year probation reduced to probation to the moment of trial.

Concert on the meadow, Tuesday 02/09/2016 with David Rovics

On Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2016 David Rovics will come for a concert on the meadow. The exact time (probably in the evening from 6:00 p.m. on!) we will publish here, once it is known. Come in great numbers, it is worth it!
PS: From here greetings in solidarity go to Flensburg, to the Luftschloss factory which unfortunately was evicted on Feb. 3 and has been razed to the ground. It still is standing on David’s tour list for Feb. 10th.

Jus is free !!!!!

Jus was in pre-trial detention since July 22, 2015. His trial was on Friday, October 2. He is free now. That is the good news.
German version

On October 2, the hearing had to take place at 2:00 p.m. in the lower regional court in Kerpen. It was shifted because the trial against Jörg Bergstedt , scheduled for 13 p.m., took too long.more in German
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Freedom for Jus

Freedom for Jus, defend the Hambach Forest!

We received the following mail.

„Freedom for Jus – Solidarity from Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

On Friday September 18th we organized an EarthFirst! benefit party in De Onderbroek, Nijmegen. During the evening different bands performed and there were info stalls which included eco/anarcho prisoner support, GroenFront! (Dutch EarthFirst) and the Anarchist Group Nijmegen. During the show we raised awareness about the struggle at the Hambach Forest and the imprisonment of Jus. There was also the possibility to write to him on this evening.

Let’s fight together, for the destruction of this prison society and to help remind our comrades they’re never alone!“

Freedom for Jus!

another picture taken in warsaw during the ‚refugees welcome‘ manifestation on the 12th of september.

in solidarity

Letter from Jus

„Comrades ! Sept. 21 Köln

Having been detained now for 60 days for blockading the expansion of the largest lignite extreme energy mine in Europe and it’s largest CO2 emitter causing not just the destruction of the forest I was & am protecting but also massive social and ecological injustices to those suffering from its effects in the global south.
I have staged a 23-day hunger strike and continued Fri.-Sun. no food hunger strikes with no water on Sat.-Sun. to bring attention to climate injustice and repression against ecological and political activists. During my actions I’ve had food thrown and kicked into my cell, lights being turned on and off throughout the night, medical staff threatening me with force feeding shutting the door in my face and insisting that I sign forms in German that I could not read, not providing translations, with comments being made on 20+ day of hunger strike that’s that there should be work (?!) in jail. (more…)

Trial against Jus
on October 2

Jus is sitting in pre-trial detention since July 22, 2015

On October 2, the hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the lower regional court in Kerpen. The trial is public.

Show your solidarity, by distance or by attending the trial!

At 1:00 p.m. a further hearing will take place..

Solidarity for Jus, also in Poland

Wolność dla Jus!
Freedom for Jus!

Love & hugs for Reclaim the fields Polska!

Wolność dla Jus!
Jus to nasz przyjaciel i aktywista aresztowany podczas sierpniowej akcji skierowanej przeciwko kopalni odkrywkowej w Hambacher Forst w Niemczech. Fota to nasz skromny wyraz solidarności i pamięci. Wolność dla wszystkich!
Zamiast minuty ciszy, całe życie w walce!

Translation by machine:

Freedom for Jus!
Jus is our friend and activist arrested during the February action against the open pit mine in Hambach Forest, Germany. Fota (?) is our modest memory and solidarity. Freedom for all!
Instead of minutes of silence, a lifetime in the fight!

Update from Jus

Update Oct. 2 : Jus, who has been in custody since June 26th, the eviction of the tower barricade, was set free October 2nd.

Update Sept. 10 :
The appeal against detention was rejected… Jus has to stay in prison. The court hearing is now scheduled for 2 October. Because of the appeal against detention his lawyer will now go to the District Court in Cologne. He calls the processing times and the long waits unbearable. (more…)

News from Jus

Jus stopped his hunger strike after 3 weeks of imprisonment without any contact to neither his lawyer nor any supporting person.
Send him tons of supporting letters to

Dariusz (Jus) Brzeski 3236156
JVA Köln
Rochusstr. 350
50827 Köln
Germany

You can write in English or in Polish (or both), as you like.
Please notice that books or newspapers are not allowed to be sent, whereas single pages from books or newspapers are allowed.
He will see his girlfriend for the second time after six weeks of imprisonment on monday, 31st of August (normally its allowed to have one visit per week).
She’ll send us more information about Jus after the visit.
Please spread this news to supporting people all over the world. Thank you!

good news from Jus

Hes still alive, cause he stopped his hungerstrike last week, and hes in good mood. He started a book club and wants to read english literature, info material and magazines. If you want to send him someting take into acount that he is not allowed to recieve books or newspapers, but he is alowed to get single pages of books or newspapers.
His friend got news on thursday.
She will see him next week. Our lawyer wishes to see him out soon. More information on the blog soon.
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Police operation in Cologne at a spontaneous demonstration

Press Release

Cologne, August 12th, 2015 – On Wednesday afternoon, a spontaneous demonstration took place in Cologne. The occasion is the detention of an activist from the Hambach Forest, who was arrested at July 22, at the eviction of a “living barricade”, and since then is in pre-trial detention. In addition, he has since been on a hunger strike.

The spontaneous demonstration started at the JVA (jail) in Cologne / Ossendorf and moved from there to Ehrenfeld.
As activists report from there, the spontaneous demonstration has been encircled by 30 – 40 police officers. There are presently around 40 spontaneous protesters within the police encirclement. According to statements from the spot, it is not permitted to bring water to the people in the police encirclement.

A person is available to the press on the spot for interviews and questions:
0157 371 81 446

Best regards,
The press team from the Camp for Climate Action

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Defend the Hambach Forest! Freedom for Jus!

On the 22nd of July the tower – to this date the only remaining living barricade – got evicted. The tower blocked an important access way to the Hambach Forest and its occupation.
During the 14 hours of the eviction, four activists were arrested of who three have been released, while one is in detention awaiting trial in the JVA (jail) in Köln-Ossendorf. Jus is accused of resisting the eviction. The cops are trying to justify the detention by claiming that Jus doesn‘t have a legal address and allegedly “no social obligations in Germany”. Therefore, they think that it’s likely that he will “stay away from trial”.
For us, it’s not acceptable that people experience repression based on their activism against the destruction of nature. Therefore we are calling you to join the manifestation on Saturday 25th of July at 2pm in front of the JVA Köln-Ossendorf. We want to be loud and angry and show diverse forms of solidarity with Jus and all prisoners. Furthermore, there will be the possibility to inform oneself about the occupation of the Hambach Forest and about resistance against ignite mining in this area in general.

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Tower Eviction

german

Press
klimaretter RWE-Forst: Polizei räumt Blockade, 17:31 Uhr, PDF
KStA Fünf Meter hohe Barrikade am Hambacher Forst geräumt, PDF

News ticker beginning with latest

22:00 One more person has been released from police in Cologne-Kalk. The fireworker trucks spotted on the way to the tower. It looks like a barricade is burning.

21:20We can hear loud party sounds and music from the tower

21:00 Police at the barrier tells, the person from the tower is back on the ground. One person can be seen put into a car. Sounds of demolition meanwhile …

20:55 No sounds from the tower

19:32 Construction and drill sounds from the tower. Clowning from above.

19:22 One more person arrested. Try to release her failed because of too many cops. Come to the police station in Cologne-Kalk (address) (more…)