Another Amsterdam’ city council committee meeting FEZ (Financial & Economical Affairs) took place on October 3rd, where the ADM terrain was on the agenda. To most councilors it is obvious that no shipyard will be started, which is the only activity that is legally allowed on the ADM terrain (43 ha). In spite of the controversy and contradictory expert advice, Udo Kock, the alderman (=> wethouder) insisted he does not have a choice but to evict the ADM because he has to uphold the law.
The water tower in Utrecht (Territory of the Netherlands) has again been squatted! Just like last year it was squatted on October 1 to remember the date that squatting was criminalised in the Netherlands back in 2010.
After 5 years of creating alternative living spaces with nature, the Swamp, Kanaleneiland, is being threatened with destruction.
We have been informed by our lawyers that the Public Prosecution will start summoning people to court who took part in the anti-repression demonstration in November 2016 in The Hague. Some people have already receive subpoenas to attend court.
This October 25th-29th, thousands of people will gather for the next Ende Gelände mass civil disobedience protest. We will be using our bodies and stand in the way of the gigantic coal machinery that threatens Hambacher Forest. This article is to share information on the buses that will be organized and all the mobilisation events in the Netherlands.
Although we ussually don’t publish calls of NGO’s like Greenpeace Or BUND, we make an exemption for this demo, as it’s on the same day as the action of Ende Gelaende, October 6, 2018. The demo will be really big and creates headaches for the cops. Where to concentrate on? There are many tweets and Facebook event pages about travel options to Hambacher Forest on October 6. There will also be a bus from Amsterdam.
On Saturday the 3rd of November Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) will organise a nationwide demonstration in the Hague under the motto: ‘No one is illegal. Down with fortress Europe. Freedom of movement for all.’ Europe has closed its borders to refugees and migrants. That is why we want to make a clear statement with as many people as possible against fortress Europe and its migration policies.
In June we, Stop the War on Migrants, sent a letter to multiple associations and cultural institutions to ask them to drop their sponsor relationship with Thales. Thales is one of the biggest arms companies of Europe that produces a broad range of military and security products. With these products, Thales contributes to wars, repression and violence against refugees.
On saturday the 22nd of september, the fascist party NVU (Nederlandse Volks Unie) wants to meet at the Stopera (Waterlooplein) in Amsterdam.
Lutkemeerpolder, Netherlands: We stand in solidarity with Hambacher Forest which is at this moment being destroyed by RWE and the German state. Hambach is one of the oldest forests of Europe and is being cut for the expansion of the Hambach open pit mine. This mine produces lignite, one of the most polluting fossil fuels.