The message below is from Michael Zobel the forest guide whose support and attention to the Hambi struggle has become integral part of the occupation.
Originally published by Hambi Bleibt.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
That is also why Michael Zobel has just come under attack from the regional RWE Coal Press Outlet Aachener Nachrichten as being responsible for financially supporting the occupation and even violence. This is obvious attempt to attack and instill fear in the support base and general population, it is also a distractionary tactic from the global social and ecological instability coal and resulting climate change is causing. So if you are either in the region or especially in area around Aachen or anywhere in the world please offer your support to both Eva Toeller and Michael at this time for bringing the issues of endangered Hambacher Forest and local and global implications of using extreme energy such as coal to thousands who have taken part in the forest walks.
As long as lignite and other fossil fuel are being extracted without any social responsibility for their effect forests, communities and Climate will be under attack and state violence and repression and corporate intimidation will progressively become the way of life.
“Good afternoon, everyone,
it’s that time again, next Sunday we go to the Hambach Forest, the 51st monthly forest walk takes place. Together with about 100 booked guided tours we have now reached about 13400 participants!
It’s getting big again, it’s getting informative, the weather forecast is good. As always, there is no upper limit to the size of the group, we are happy about word of mouth. And of course the press is invited again, photographers, filmmakers…
15 July, Forest instead of coal – the 51st Sunday walk in the Hambach Forest
New meeting point and new route
Meeting point 11:30 a.m. Berrendorfer Straße in Manheim, near the sports field.
We meet as usual at 11.30 a.m. This time in Manheim. On Berrendorfer Strasse, near the sports field. Plenty of parking space available. Enclosed you will find a map of the market place.
From Manheim it goes to the old A4-track and to the BUND meadow. Here you can find information about the current legal situation. In addition a photogenic action on the property and around the meadow. From there we continue into the small part of the Hambach Forest, which still remains north of the former A4, to the clearing edge and into the occupied part of the forest.
And then this: We need help on Sunday. People standing at two or three neuralgic points and instructing or diverting drivers, at the gravel plant, at the turn-off to Manheim, at the market… and the way from the S-Bahn station is far, we need several volunteers with cars as big as possible, who can offer “shuttle services” between 11am and 12pm… Thank you for your support!
Forest tours until December: 19 August, 16 September, in September additionally on all other Sundays, 7 October, 11 November, 9 December, in the clearing prevention season many more tours, perhaps daily…
Thank you for your support,
Michael Zobel, nature guide and forest educator, Eva Töller, Antje Grothus, Todde Kemmerich and many other people who are committed to the preservation of the Hambach Forest.
Antjes petition still needs signatures, now there are more than 74400, there is something else… please sign, forward…, thank you
the song for the 50th forest walk, thanks to Gerd
who has not yet seen Todde´s film “Journey to the Underworld
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