Defend Lützerath! Now occupied by Resisters as Police prepare. Defend ZADrheinland!
Late News Update.11 Jan.. German coal mine standoff escalates as police attack
On Wednesday morning, officers in riot gear moved into Luetzerath, where hundreds of activists have been holed up trying to stop the expansion of the nearby Garzweiler coal mine run by energy firm RWE. The protesters formed human chains, made a makeshift barricade out of old containers, and chanted “We are here, we are loud, because you are stealing our future”. Some protesters threw beer bottles at the police. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen, reporting from Luetzerath, said protesters were “holding firm”.
Lützerath. Germany. After the long struggle to save the Hambacher forest, the focus of many activists changed to Lützerath, a small village which is to be demolished for a brown coal open pit mine: Grazweiler.
Many villages and major parts of the Hambacher forest (only the last minor part was saved in 2018) were already destoyed by RWE‘s open pit mines.
Lützerath is completely occupied by brave resisters, but the interior minister of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, announced that a huge police force will evict Lützerath in January. Defend Lützerath! Defend ZADrheinland! Enough 14. Originally published by Lützerath Lebt.
Big alliance demo on January 14th, 2023 Together with our allies, we call for the 14.01. everyone to come to Lützerath and protest against the eviction and for climate justice! The demonstration is registered and there will be shuttle buses from the train stations in Erkelenz and Hochneukirch. More on that soon! alle-doerfer-wandern.de/demo
Click on the Menu in the videoplayer got automated english subtitles. Video by Unser Aller Wald / #ZADrheinland
Lützerath is a village in the Rhineland region that is to be destroyed for the profits of a major international corporation, RWE. 650 million tons of brown coal are to be burned still. This would massively fuel the climate catastrophe!
Right here we stand up for climate justice, we rebel against a neocolonial, destructive system that destroys the foundations of life worldwide.
Come to ZADRheinland and defend Lützerath with us!
What you can do
- Come to Luetzerath for the planned dates and stay here for the next few months.
- Order Mobimaterial via firstname.lastname@example.org and spread the message
- From now on you can also get the mobilisation material via the boxes below for self or home printing. Feel free to distribute it in your favourite cafés, autonomous centres, universities, working place, among your friends and wherever else you might feel like.
Defend Lützerath Flyer
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Defend Lützerath Poster
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Solidarity from Kyiv to Luetzerath!
Some comrades from Kyiv are providing humanitarian aid in Cherson, Ukraine, at the moment. They want to express their solidarity to Lützerath, the squatted village that is threatened with eviction from climate change accelerator RWE.
The autonomous group “Help War Vicitims UA” was supported by comrades from Lützerath in the past months. The comrades from Kyiv want to express with their small banner action that solidarity is never a one-way street and Lützerath should stay. Their hearts and minds are with the defenders of Lützerath. Solidarity from Kyiv to Luetzerath