In 2018 there will be Ende Gelände mass acts of civil disobedience against coal again! We want to protect the Hambacher Forst (occupied forest in Hambach) and put an end to coal mining. Therefore we will be there when the RWE cutting season starts in October or November in the Rhineland mining area. The action will also take place if the cutting season is cancelled. Because even if this was the case, there would still be plenty of reasons to fight for the end of coal mining and climate justice now!
The message below is from Michael Zobel the forest guide whose support and attention to the Hambi struggle has become integral part of the occupation.
Join us for a camp to unite front line communities in the North East of England fighting the impacts of opencast coal extraction with people from far and wide to take mass direct action to shut down the new opencast coal mine in Pont Valley, County Durham. WE DON’T WANT YOUR COAL – KEEP IT IN THE GROUND!
A response to Christian Parenti’s assertion that the state is the only way to meet the challenge of the climate crisis.
Where open pit mines are causing beautiful lakes to disappear, the Noteć river to dry up on a stretch of over 30 kilometres, and where farmers are forced to accept annual decline in crop yields, we will meet to join local communities in the fight against social injustice and the destruction of nature.
On 28.06.2018, the Hambach Forest between Cologne and Aachen was cleared of barricades. Some people from the movement would like to make a press statement.
“Help bring a new world into being in Rojava. And spread its vision: that a free, ecological society is possible everywhere.” – Debbie Bookchin.
Ecology is one of the three pillars of the paradigm of Democratic Confederalism, the political-theoretical concept of the Kurdish Freedom Movement. Besides democracy and gender liberation, ecology has been mentioned explicitly as a dimension in this concept since 2005. However to date, ecology is less discussed and practiced than the two other pillars.
From the 5th to the 9th of July 2018, the first skillsharing will take place at the Trebur Occupation! The Trebur Forest has been occupied since the 6th of January in order to stop its destruction through the airport expansion and as direct action against Fraport’s unsustainable growth.
Our comrades from Antiauthoritarian Movement are co-organizing together with the initiative Mesochora-Acheloos SOS from the 20-22 July a political camping in Mesochora. Since years local citizens together with activist from other cities in Greece are resisting against an infrastructure project, the diversion of the river Achelooos.