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What to do in case of an eviction in the #Osterholz forest? Day X and day X+1

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.

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Demonstration: Whether Amazona, Hambi or Osterholz – Every tree counts!

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).

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#HambiBleibt: An open answer to #ExtinctionRebellion #Cologne

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.

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#Wiesbaden: Solidary Greetings to the #OsterholzBleibt Occupation

German territory. Statement from Wiesbaden in solidarity with the forest occupiers in the Osterholz Wald in Wuppertal: Osterholz Remains (Osterholz Bleibt)!

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#Berlin: Waggonplace #DieselA and #Rummelsburger Bucht faces eviction!

Berlin. Since May 25th we squatted the area at Hauptstraße 2-3 in Rummelsburger Bucht. Extensive infrastructure was built and installed for our living space as well as for the public and communal area WIDER-STRAND. There are many solidarity events at WIDER-STRAND, connecting with our neighbours and other projects in Berlin.

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A greeting from the new world

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.

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Osterholz Forest Wuppertal: Police threaten forest walkers with pepper spray

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.

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