Germany. Lignite mining, express highways, gravel mining, parking decks, lime pits, and candy factories all have something in common that might not be obvious at first glance. Capitalists need to cut down forests to make way for them. But all around Germany, people are mobilizing to stop them. Over the past decade, forest occupations and forest defense actions have proliferated to such a point that we can now reflect on the movement as a whole.Continue reading The Forest Occupation Movement in Germany – Tactics, Strategy, and Culture of Resistance
Hambacher Forest. Germany. By throwing Molotov cocktails, the tent of the vigil went up in flames in the early morning of December 26. For the reconstruction, solidarity is urgently needed.Continue reading Information on the arson attack against the vigil of the Hambacher Forest occupation
While the police is injuring those resisting the destruction of nature in dannibleibt, we must know that the possible after effect of such, are a very cheap weapon of oppression: Trauma. It effects us individually and as a network. If trauma has become the currency of modern day repression, then resiliency is the weapon of the rebels.Continue reading Resiliency: Weapon of the Rebel – Trauma: Weapon of the Oppressor
About a year ago, the forest-occupation project in Uppsala started after the municipality officially decided to clear a more than 200-year-old forest in order to build expensive high-rise buildings in its place.Continue reading Call for support from occupied #FörsvaraBlodstensskogen forest in #Uppsala, #Sweden
Hambacher Forest. Germany. May First! In the pre-Corona days many in the forest were in cities across Europe taking part in global actions and demonstrations.Continue reading “No Fear” #MayDay 2020 in Hambacher Forest
From occupied Hambacher Forest, from its treehouses, barrios and villages and camps we send you openhearted and warm expressions of love and rage. Of Love and Rage in the face of State after State creating and deepening and then exploiting crisis after crisis, be it post-colonialist ultra liberalism with its austerity & social and climate/ecological collapsing or be it the waves of opportunistic militarization of repression that follow, one crisis blending and fusing with the next. As each part of the remaining social and community fabrics is collapsed and destroyed it is subjected to this dynamic like You who rose and continued to rise to the occasion and become an inspiration for us all.Continue reading Hambacher Forest: Salute of solidarity to anarchists in the Italian territory
Duesseldorf. Germany. April 5, 2020. A hunger strike will take place in front of NRW state parliament in Düsseldorf beggining tomorrow, monday April 6th to bring attention to the marginalization of the poor, refugees and political and climate activists during the corona crisis. Denying access to healthcare and resources while unprecedented trillions are spend for the large industries. We are calling for the following.Continue reading #COVID19: Hunger Strike Against Instrumentalizing #Corona for Marginalization and Repression
Image above: March 24, 2020. Shaheen Bagh India.
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March 25, 2020 Hambacher Forest: Only 1 day after the first protest site in the world: Shaheen Bagh (taking a stand against nationalist Modi CAA Citizenship Law in New Delphi) was surrounded by riot cops and bulldozed citing the Corona outbreak, only one day after, the wheels seem to be in motion to go in the same direction in NRW as Hambi was visited by a pro-RWE-Climate-Killing-Coal Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger journalist working on an article titled “Hambach Forest and Corona”. At the time there are no cases of Corona in the Forest and there were only 400 recorded cases in India when Shaheen Bagh was evicted.Continue reading #HambacherForest: Resist Weaponization of #Pandemic for #Racism and #Repression
Trigger warning: The text contains detailed descriptions of physical and psychological police violence and its consequences up to death wish and death.Continue reading #HambacherForest: Eviction and Death – Longterm Effects of #Repression
Hambacher Forest. Germany. Briefly after the news reached us that the German government has imposed a new coal legislation, a press statement was released on this blog. This text, written by a single person, is meant as an addition to the press release in commenting upon the current situation. It is also meant as an open invitation for more people who have been involved in the Hambacher Wald occupation or the resistance against coal mining generally to express their thoughts, for the sake of pluralism.Continue reading Germany: A few thoughts on the situation around #HambacherForest