California. September 12th marked the expiration of the Long Ridge timber harvest plan (THP) in the Mattole watershed. After 5 years of fierce direct action and multiple months-long road blockades, tree-sits, and tripods to save the Mattole forest, this day conjures both somber and celebratory emotions.Continue reading Mattole’s Ancient Forest: 5 years of resistance
Wuppertal. German territory. On August 15, 2019 the Osterholz forest in Vohwinkel, a district of Wuppertal, was occupied. We experienced many wonderful moments in the beautiful forest. And although we know that human ideas cannot be evicted, we unfortunately experience again and again that representatives of the old world try to do this again and again. Like it happened for example last year in the Hambach forest. That didn’t bring anything, because after the eviction many people immediately reoccupied the beautiful forest in the Rhineland. But no matter whether it is in the Hambach Forest, the Osterholz Forest or the Mattole Forest in California, forest squatters should always be prepared for clearing.Continue reading What to do in case of an eviction in the #Osterholz forest? Day X and day X+1
The devastation that has been wrought by the Amazon fire cannot be overstated.Continue reading Thoughts on the Ongoing #Amazon Fire
Demonstration: Whether Amazona, Hambi or Osterholz – Every tree counts! Saturday September 28th, 13:00 (01:00pm), Wuppertal (German territory) main railway station forecourt (Bahnhofsvorplatz Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof).Continue reading Demonstration: Whether Amazona, Hambi or Osterholz – Every tree counts!
The following text is an open answer to Extinction Rebellion Köln. It is continuing the discourse that started on the hambibleibt mastodon account with a thread about controversies related to XR.Continue reading #HambiBleibt: An open answer to #ExtinctionRebellion #Cologne
German territory. Statement from Wiesbaden in solidarity with the forest occupiers in the Osterholz Wald in Wuppertal: Osterholz Remains (Osterholz Bleibt)!Continue reading #Wiesbaden: Solidary Greetings to the #OsterholzBleibt Occupation
Continue reading Indigenous People in #Brazil Swear to Fight for Amazon To Last Drop of Blood
It is now one week ago that some people occupied the Osterholz forest in Wuppertal (German territory). This week we watched the deers galloping through the forest. Watching the frogs moving through Chalk Town in wet weather conditions. We were also allowed to listen to eagle owls when they go hunting in the dark. And there were so many great people visiting us. We had many conversations about ecology, the destructive way of life of the old world and how we can build another world. It was an inspiring week.Continue reading A greeting from the new world
Wuppertal, German territory. Yesterday (August 20) a police operation took place in the Osterholz forest. According to statements by various journalists and the Westdeutsche Zeitung (WZ), the police claimed that this operation took place because “objects such as bars, chains, wood and pallets were transported into the forest” (quote WZ). The WZ also writes that the “alarmed police” met five people on the spot who were sent off. This police depiction is not correct. The police operation lasted about five hours. The five people who were sent off did not arrive in the forest until several hours after the police had started the operation and therefore could not have been the reason for the operation. Nor did the five people have any objects such as poles, wood, pallets or chains with them. Nothing was confiscated by the police when the five people were sent off.Continue reading Osterholz Forest Wuppertal: Police threaten forest walkers with pepper spray
Wuppertal, German territory: After weeks of protests the Osterholz forest is now occupied.Continue reading #Wuppertal: Osterholz Forest Occupied!