After the release of 5 people, the Hambi 9 are now Hambi 4. But it looks like the German state will keep the Hambi 4 people much longer. An update.
Originally published by Hambi Bleibt!
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Hambacher Forest: Update about the Hambi4 Prisoners
Today it has been 22 days since the Hambi4 got pulled out of their treehouses, tripods, walkways and tunnels at the entrance to Hambacher Forest and sucked into the Prison Industrial Complex. They remain there 3 weeks later as a verbal request on the part of their defense for an inquest court appearance to consider the validity of their detention has been ignored and then denied. This opens their detention for at least up to 3 months pending trial with still possibility of additional time.
In this viscous circle of Lignite and Coal driven global climate chaos and instability and ensuing accelerated local repression Hambi4 are more than satisfying all the definitions of being political prisoners for the following reasons:
The Recently formed coalition of pro Fossil-Fools-Industry mainstream parties not going through with the coal exit and choosing instead to exploit it with its cocktail of toxins and gigatons of CO2 emissions until at least 2040 when this most pressing global climate issue should have been addressed “yesterday” has made those same officials and figure heads responsible for ensuing climate destabilization, millions of premature deaths (8.6 annually by conservative World Health Organization estimates for particulates alone with their ensuing respiratory and cancer cases) before climate instability victims, refugees and impacted and destroyed ecosystem are even taken into account.
Hambi4 remain imprisoned to conveniently exploit and redirect public attention from a climate crisis to a campaign of fear and paranoia of domestic radicals and theorists, theorists who theorize a bit too much about concepts such as horizontalism, utopia, mutual support and global ecological and social climate justice. As mainstream shitty media copy-and-paste-journalism results in article after article repeating RWE, police statements increasing the number of activists in the forest by as much a six-fold, Merchants of fear referring to public risk of radical extremism when more academic, local initiatives and grass roots groups expand the spectrum of the climate struggle all of this feeding the climate of right wing swing of the local North Rhine Westphalia parliament with its ensuing Witch Hunt like competition between the right wing ADF and Coalition Centrist Parties that centers on ever increasing frequency with which these competing players can call the Hambi Forest Activists Criminals and Terrorists in their official sessions.
With the state and its viscous circle of feeding global climate instability and responding to it with more privatization, repression and militarization not only constituting the State Based Terrorism and Criminality but it also makes it into a Radical and Militant act all forms of resistance that are based on mutual support, global solidarity and empathy, and the preservation of the fabric of ecological and social justice . Hambi4 continue to remain a symbols of that same global justice and utopia theorism and practice. They are also a callout to all for mutual support and solidarity with all of those repressed, imprisoned now or especially in the future if the present trends are allowed to continue unopposed and the free reign is given to Global CO2 Terrorizers such as RWE working together with the local power structures to erase communities, ecosystems and destabilize the Planet as the whole and continue and escalate the repression and imprisonment of those like Hambi4 who resist. Next Thursday a month will elapse since their imprisonment so please help to utilize that occasion to make them and others like them know that they are not forgotten and not alone and that the Struggle for Global Climate Justice Continues with them ever-present in our ranks.
For the Earth!