Hambacher Forest: Another day is over in this tough, weeks-long eviction by police and state machinery for the profits of RWE and their coal lobby.After the destruction of Oaktown, Gallien, Cozytown, Beechtown and Kleingartenverein, Lorien is the last major occupation that is still fought for. For days, the police there tried to evict the people from their tree houses
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.
from Intercontinental Cry with thanks… After eight years of struggle, communities in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, are celebrating a decision by Spanish company Ecoener-Hidralia to leave Guatemala and start the “process of extinction of Hidro Santa Cruz S.A”.
The Dec. 29 announcement signals the end to a tragic legacy of political persecution and imprisonment, criminalization of resistance, threats and the murder of social leaders.
The aggressiveness of the hydro dam’s proponents reached its highest point with the murder of community leader Andrés Pedro Miguel, attributed to security officers hired by the multinational company. Legal authorities, even in light of undisputed evidence, decided to keep this crime unpunished.
The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, 123 nations voted in favour of the resolution, with 38 against and 16 abstaining.
Permaculture ‘inventor’ Bill Mollison, who died this weekend. Photo: Permaculture Association / Magazine.
Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. He has been praised across the world for his visionary work, and left behind a global network of ‘peaceful warriors’ in over 100 countries working tirelessly to fulfill his ambition to build harmony between humanity and Mother Earth.
The Tasmanian rainforests gave him the founding structure for his life’s passion, Permaculture: the idea that we could consciously design sustainable systems which enabled human beings to live within their means and for all wildlife to flourish with us.
Born 1928 in the Bass Strait fishing village of Stanley, Tasmania, Bill’s life story included backwoodsman, academic, storyteller, lady’s man, and to many just ‘Uncle Bill’, doing all these things par excellence.
Bill was co-founder, with David Holmgren, of the permaculture movement – a worldwide network of remarkable resilience, with organisations now operating in 126 countries and projects in at least 140, inspiring individuals and communities to take initiatives in fields as diverse as food production, building design, community economics and community development. Continue reading “Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison”
60,000 peopled turned out in Melbourne for Australia’s largest climate march ever. It was being lead by amazing young indigenous people from Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. This is an incredible way to start a weekend of action:
Folks in Cairo, Egypt needed two selfie sticks taped together to capture this photo:
Photo Credit: التحرك الشعبى من أجل المناخ و البيئة
We’re not just fighting for the next generation — the next generation is joining the fight:
It’s time to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to renewable energy — and folks across the world are not shying away from saying it:
In Tokyo, Japan (Photo Credit: Hiroshi Okamoto):
And in Wellington, New Zealand:
Frontline communities are not staying silent — this weekend, they are fighting for survival:
Tuvalu Climate March
photo: Maruf Hossain
“Mina (in front) is dressed in a contemporary mix traditional attire from the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea. Due to climate change – what used to be fertile lands up in the highlands is now suffering from severe drought. PNG will not be silent anymore. We are standing in solidarity with the world!”
Photo Credit: Dagia. Aka
What is a movement without singing? We’re marching to our own beat this weekend:
We are ready for the solution. In fact, we’re already building it. Here’s a photo from Tokelau, the first nation in the world to go 100% renewable: