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Ecological Uprising, Antifascism & Anarchist Organizing in Serbia [The Final Straw Radio]

Serbia has been rocked by recent, mass blockades in the streets to challenge changes to the Law of Expropriation which would allow the state to take farm lands and other private property to open space for constructing mega projects and extraction like the proposed Rio Tinto lithium and jadarite mine in the Jadar Valley. This is building off of earlier ecological protests in 2021 against the building of private mini hydroelectric power plants along rivers in Stara Planina (aka the Balkan mountain range) threatening access to and health of drinking water. These protest in December forced the 12-year ruling right-neoliberal SNS Party to backtrack and modify plans for the Expropriation and public Referendum laws and put an undefined pause on Rio Tinto’s mine.

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Resistance To Defend Atlanta Forest From ‘Cop City’ Continues Despite Police Raid

Atlanta. Georgia. Last week, law enforcement raided a growing protest encampment set up in defense of the Atlanta forest. Both police and Blackhall Studios (behind such high profile movies as Venom and Jumanji), are hoping to bulldoze parts of the Atlanta forest to build a state of the art police training center and expand existing movie production space for Blackhall.

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Court Orders Our Ivicktion [Huize Ivicke, Wassenaar, Netherlands]

Wassenaar. Netherlands. On Monday Dec 20, Rechtbank Den Haag ruled we must leave Ivicke within six weeks.

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Copwatch Leipzig: The authoritarian character of the police [Germany]

Leipzig. Germany. What developments have there been in the police in Saxony in recent years?

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Thessaloniki: Hands off the Biologica squat! [solidarity week 10-17 of January 2022]

Thessaloniki. Greece. We call for a week of solidarity with the squatted, liberated ground of Biologica Squat from the 10th to the 17th of January 2022. We call for this week to be another reason for revolutionaries, individuals and collectives in Greece, Europe and throughout the whole world to show their solidarity by all means possible, with evert way that they consider as suitable for the 34 years of the liberated grounds of Biologica Squat which is now under the threat of eviction. Every eviction has its price. Prepare, beware, solidarity is our weapon.

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Solidarity Without Borders in Poland & Belarus

Thousands of people are trapped on the border between Belarus and Poland. Approximately 6,000 men, women and children are out in temperatures falling as low as -10C as they attempt to cross the border into Europe. The events – geopolitical, national, personal – leading to this situation are complex, but one thing is certain: the people there need our practical support and solidarity today.

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All Out! Demonstration and forest walk: Osterholz stays! [Wuppertal, Germany]

Wuppertal. Germany. Apart from the Osterholz forest occupation, there is also a citizens inititiative that fights against the planned deforestation. The citizens inititiative Osterholz Bleibt (Osterholz stays) is calling for a demonstration on January 2, 2022, 02:00 p.m., Station forecourt of the Wuppertal-Vohwinkel train station.

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Invitation to Skilsharing camp in the Osterholz forest [Wuppertal, Germany]

Wuppertal. Germany. From December 24, until December 31, Jeder Baum Zählt (Every Tree Counts) organizes a skillsharing camp in the occupied forest.

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The time has come: 01 January 2022: DAY X in Osterholz! – The game is still the same: We determine the playing field! [Wuppertal, Germany]

Wuppertal. Germany. Ten days ago we published an interview with people who are fighting for the Osterholz forest. A few days later the mayor of Wuppertal and the lime works company decided in a backroom meeting that the forest, which is occupied since August 15, 2019, will be evicted and uprooted soon. A statement by Jeder Baum Zählt (Every Tree Counts) from the occupied Osterholz forest.

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Wet’suwet’en Evict Coastal Gaslink From Drill Site; Re-Establish Coyote Camp [Smithers, BC]

Dec 20, 2021 – Unceded Gidimt’en Territory, Smithers (BC). Gidimt’en land defenders and supporters have once again evicted Coastal Gaslink workers from a key pipeline drill site, protecting Wet’suwet’en headwaters and re-occupying the area known as “Coyote Camp”.

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