PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT 06.09.18
TREEHOUSES BEING EVICTED, TREES CUT,
TODAY MARKS DAY X
https://hambachforest.org/blog/ The polices forces of NRW have currently begun the eviction of treehouses in the Hambach Forest occupation. They will now be violently removing activists and destroying the infrastructure of the occupation, in order to prepare for RWEs continued clearing of the 12.000 year old Hambach Forest.
In this way Herbert Reul (CDU), interior minister of the state of Northrhine-Westphalia, is actively attacking climate justice and democratic civil rights, in support of fossil-fuel giant RWE and the coal-lobby, clearly showing the corruption inherent in the capitalist system.
With the eviction of the first tree houses, the Hambach Forest occupation, alongside several action-alliances (including Ende Gelände, Aktion Unterholz, and Buirer Für Buir) are calling out: Day X is here, and a new phase of the struggle has begun.
In the next days, while RWE employees, with support from the hired soldiers of the German state, attempt to evict the occupation, hundreds of people will join the forest struggle, in order to protect the climate justice protest-camp, and there are many ways to take part. See the text “How do I become active?” for more information.
Leila, an activist from the occupied forest, says: “This is the time for action. RWE wants the protest silenced, the activists imprisoned, the forest cut, and the German state is spending millions of euros in order to support this wish. This capitalist corruption is NOT to be accepted, and we will continue struggling until the last tree is cut, and beyond!”
The stumbling German energy giant RWE is preparing to deliver its final blow against the climate justice movement, thus kicking off the final battle around German lignite: just after a massive killer of a heat wave, and right when the government-appointed “coal commission” is debating an end to lignite mining in Germany, RWE is threatening to evict the occupation of the Hambacher Forest in order to cut down what remains of this majestic old growth forest.
They’ve even announced the dates: it will happen between the 22nd of August and the 22nd of September.
Originally published by Indymedia NL.
Whats going on in #Germany? #Police threatened activists at #Hambach forest at gunpoint in several situations! We won’t be intimidated -lets defend @HambiBleibt together! Be ready for support action on Monday. #Evictions are near. #StopRWE #endcoal https://t.co/y9dmGMVimz
— forest rage (@ForestRage)
And evicting the occupation is the same as cutting down the trees of Hambacher Forest! So before the coal commission even reaches a decision on the future of lignite mining, our enemy RWE wants to create facts on the ground by destroying one of the major hot spots of the climate justice movement.
But RWE is making a mistake, they’re underestimating the strength and sheer numbers of the climate justice movement: we can and will create a hell of a shit storm in and beyond the Hambacher Forest!
RWE doesn’t have a clue how many people in Germany and from all over Europe will fight to protect the Forest and the climate.
We say: Ya Basta! No more coal: not a single tree, house or village for your madness!
This is the situation: while RWE is preparing the eviction — mapping the forest, calculating where the next path should be cleared, and targeting the comrades who have been defending the forest and every single tree for the last 6 years with ever more repression – we are preparing a determined defence of one of the most important locations not just for the climate justice movement, but for social movements in Europe as a whole!
From the climate camp in the Rhineland, and as Ende Gelände, we are calling to all environmental and climate justice activists, climate NGOs, frontline communities, trade unionists, faith-based groups antifascists and anarchists, those fighting against useless mega-projects and defenders of mother earth, we are calling on everyone fighting the everyday insanity of capitalism to come and help us protect the Hambacher Forest, to fight for climate justice.
The campaign Aktion Unterholz, whose ‘action consensus’ closely resembles that you know from Ende Gelände, will be on site the day after the eviction begins, supporting all actions resisting the clearing – and we all need to support Unterholz.
Dont expect the all around package and come prepared (Unterholz is already madly busy). Get organized, come to the forest, stand with us!
The lock-on activist is free,cops leaving the forest. This time looking like they are gone for the day. After testing Hambi response, trying to exhaust people.Person who was controlled asked “why are you here?””I don’t know. Why are U here?” “We don’t know either” police answered pic.twitter.com/i2Tb4BeWyc
— Hambacher Forst (@HambiBleibt)
Website: https://aktion-unterholz.org/ Email: aktion_unterholz(at)riseup.net Twitter: use the Hashtags #HambiBleibt #AktionUnterholz #EndCoal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aktion-Unterholz-187750488576047/
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Lots can be done, but most importantly: get organized, and come to the forest. You can also raise money by throwing solidarity parties or collecting donations, share stories and news of the struggle on social media (Facebook and twitter), organize action training’s or info events, donate….
Make use of your networks and contacts to journalists or organizations that could support us. If you live somewhere RWE has an office, do by all means stop by there and send us some pictures.
Spread this message as widely as you can. Not an inch for coal. Ya Basta: they shall not pass!
Absurdity of pro #ClimateCrisis #repression: Water canon on stand by in #Hambi. #CampForTheFuture #BUND youth followed by police vans while taking public transport to dance demo in #Cologne. NRW Police blocking & intimidating #CoalExit initiatives/struggles.#ClimateJustice pic.twitter.com/T94p0LVwEA
— Hambacher Forst (@HambiBleibt)
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Reblogged this on Ace News Desk.
Will re-post on all of my sites. Thank you all for standing up for what is right!