Updates and Call to Action From the Hambach [Germany]

Nieuws, gepost door: nn op 14/10/2013 10:02:59

Wanneer: 14/10/2013 - 16:25

This is the rough translation of a text published on linksunten.indymedia.org by a group calling themselves “Black Block Forest Defenders” .


Yesterday (Wed, 09.Oct.2013) energy giant RWE (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG) used the bailiffs of the system to break down the protective appliances in the squatted HAMBACH FOREST – we suspect an eviction to be imminent!
This is a call out to everyone interested: Join the resistance in the Rhineland – you anarchists, eco-activists, wrong-doers, revolutionaries and everyone else, join the struggle – NOW!

“RWE Fuck off & Die!”

The Hambach Forest is bound to be clear-cut by RWE to further extend the biggest human-made hole in Europe (the Hambach open cast mine to excavate lignite/brown coal). Since April 2012 there was a forest occupation (until November 2012 and again in March 2012, adding there is an ongoing and vital protest camp located on a meadow directly at the edge of the forest since November 2012.)
And recently, during the Climate-/ReclaimTheFields!-Camps, a new forest occupation did arise and is held since one month now.

But this occupation of the “doomed” forest is of course threatened by the authorities who already destroyed some platforms and also hassle the meadow-protest-camp on a constant basis by random arrests (which always led nowhere) and destruction of infrastructure (showers, toilets, barricades,…).

Yesterday police and RWE-forestry-workers have been here again, destroying barricades, filling trenches, cutting lanes and ripping access roads in the forest.

- we certainly do not call those who want to support the struggle but cannot/don’t want to come here to create their own ideas on how to attack state, capital, energy providers, police, repressive administrations & Co. everywhere…

- and those who rather would like to squat houses instead of trees we do not tell that there are hundreds of empty buildings in the area. Because this might only be hearsay…

Everyday now could be the time of eviction. In our view this day would be DAY X.

DAY X could be exactly the day to meet SOMEWHERE – here at the Hambach Forest or/and in your town and area to protest and do action, to be present against the systematic crap which is happening here and everywhere!
Capitalism, the logic of growth, the destruction of our means of living, displacement, hunger and death are global – and so are our anger, our hate and our actions of protest!

The energy giant RWE is Europe’s most prolific lover of lignite, is digging the biggest hole in Europe in a relentless manor (Tagebau Hambach), is expropriating people on a law-base which was installed during the Third Reich (Bergrecht) and destroys whole areas (right now: Morschenich and Manheim), is responsible for tenthousands of murders (climate refugees, coal excavation in e.g. Columbia,…), the extinction of species (Bechstein-bat), is a vital part of the German politics of austerity (EIB-credits) and has its headquarters in Essen (?!).

Hambacher Forst stays!
Undermine, occupy, forjudge and dismantle RWE – STOP THEM NOW!

www.hambachforest.blogsport.de (Blog in English)
www.hambacherforst.blogsport.de (Blog in German)


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