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#Hambacher Forest: Day X is here! How do I become active?

Hambacher Forst: Day X is here! The soil structures of the forest occupation have already been destroyed, the first tree houses too and the FIRST TREE IS FALLEN. Eviction always means felling as well, which means, at the latest now we must become active and try to prevent and to disturb the evictions and deforesting in various ways.

Originally published by Hambi Bleibt. Images by @AktionUnterholz

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.

Day X is here! How do I become active?

Edit: Now the police are out of the wood again, it is not yet clear when and how much will be evicted and cut. Nevertheless, the barricades and soil structures are gone and we do not know when the police and RWE will come back to the forest to evacuate. However, the deforesting work is moved backwards to october 14th. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO EVICT! So come and bring along building material, durable siege food and a radical good mood.

Day X is here! The soil structures of the forest occupation have already been destroyed, the first tree houses too and the FIRST TREE IS FALLEN. Eviction always means felling as well, which means, at the latest now we must become active and try to prevent and to disturb the evictions and deforesting in various ways. (For more information and suggestions see DAY X)

Come into the forest, whether alone or with your affinity group, doing solidarity (climbing actions, painting banners, hanging up posters, sabotage, demos, lectures… whatever, everything goes!) And spread the word of the destruction of the Hambach Forest – a 12,000 year old Forest and place of resistance to lignite and the capitalist system, which is a thorn in the money-hungry eye of the German constitutional state.

How do I get into the wood?

At present, the large police force around the forest makes it difficult for people to get in. By detours and in the shelter of the night, it is still possible.

In addition, there is the player Aktion Unterholz, which plans to go daily into the forest with a large mass of people from Day X + 1 (the first day after Day X was called) and to try to block the eviction tanks and forest machinery. Here you can join in and spontaneously join the resistance. There will also be more general actions. More information below and here: Aktion Unterholz

Solidarity actions

Write us if you are planning a solidarity action or send us your photos so that we can publish events and photos on the blog. Please also use the hashtags #hambibleibt #hambacherforst when sharing photos or tweets on Twitter.

What do I need?

A current packing list:

  • Medicine you need
  • Sleeping bag
  • tent
  • sleeping pad
  • Camouflage clothing (pants, jacket, headgear)
  • Solid shoes
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Climbing harness, if you have one, otherwise there are still a few on site
  • lighter
  • toothbrush
  • Knive, work gloves
  • If available: camera to document events such as police violence
  • Water, vegan food (usually available in the forest but in the current situation this is not always sure)
  • a nice book
  • safe action phone
  • Musical instrument, beautiful things that you do not want nor have to to miss.

We are not willing to accept without resistance, what is happening in the forest now. If the occupation is not being continued, the gates are wide open to RWE to destroy and extinguish this unique forest and the creatures living there, in the name of greed, to dig up and sacrifice it to the lignite.

Meanwhile, this forest has become the focal point of a whole movement and by the occupation and all its associated actors, a public debate has been initiated on various political and social levels. Let us fight together, show our indignation and our solidarity, form gangs, and not leave the capitalist rulers without fighting for our wild, woody and wonderful world!

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Important information

The EA (legal team) is available 24/7, +49177 1897053. Get in touch if you stick in a check or in custody, observe police actions or need legal advice. And always let us know when you’re out again!
Since the end of August, the police executes missions almost every day, which should probably exhaust us, but above all they disclose the unimaginativeness and fear of police, RWE and NRW government. Since 08/31, the whole area in and around Hambi has been declared a danger zone by police, according to § 12 PolG NRW. That gives them more means to ID control people and search their belongings and cars and further restrictions on fundamental rights (assembly rights, etc.). This renewed attempt to criminalize the growing resistance shows us just how afraid certain people are for their well-paid jobs.
It seems that large scale evictions will happen between 08/22 and 09/22 (Get ready to prevent evictions!)
There is an officially registered vigil around the crossing of the L276/L257 between Buir station and Hambach Forest (Open Street Map). The police are not allowed to hinder people from visiting the vigil. The vigil will go on, although the Bündnismobil was burnt down.
Every Sunday in September there will be a walk in the forest, led by forest educators and local people.
The press group has a new number 0049 1779 250 551 . Please only for press questions. All other numbers here.
There is one person in prison at the moment. UPIII was sentenced to 9 months, so will be released shortly before Christmas.
The Skillshare camp is still planned for 09/22 but will now run one week longer until 10/10, see Invitation to the Skillsharing camp, autumn 2018. The last few days, there has been a large police presence in and around the forest.

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