Defend the Hambach Forest! Freedom for Jus!

On the 22nd of July the tower – to this date the only remaining living barricade – got evicted. The tower blocked an important access way to the Hambach Forest and its occupation.
During the 14 hours of the eviction, four activists were arrested of who three have been released, while one is in detention awaiting trial in the JVA (jail) in Köln-Ossendorf. Jus is accused of resisting the eviction. The cops are trying to justify the detention by claiming that Jus doesn’t have a legal address and allegedly “no social obligations in Germany”. Therefore, they think that it’s likely that he will “stay away from trial”.
For us, it’s not acceptable that people experience repression based on their activism against the destruction of nature. Therefore we are calling you to join the manifestation on Saturday 25th of July at 2pm in front of the JVA Köln-Ossendorf. We want to be loud and angry and show diverse forms of solidarity with Jus and all prisoners. Furthermore, there will be the possibility to inform oneself about the occupation of the Hambach Forest and about resistance against ignite mining in this area in general.

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Tower Eviction

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klimaretter RWE-Forst: Polizei räumt Blockade, 17:31 Uhr, PDF
KStA Fünf Meter hohe Barrikade am Hambacher Forst geräumt, PDF

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22:00 One more person has been released from police in Cologne-Kalk. The fireworker trucks spotted on the way to the tower. It looks like a barricade is burning.

21:20We can hear loud party sounds and music from the tower

21:00 Police at the barrier tells, the person from the tower is back on the ground. One person can be seen put into a car. Sounds of demolition meanwhile …

20:55 No sounds from the tower

19:32 Construction and drill sounds from the tower. Clowning from above.

19:22 One more person arrested. Try to release her failed because of too many cops. Come to the police station in Cologne-Kalk (address)

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Plane Stupid blocks Heathrow Airport

planestupid.com (“bringing the aviation industry back down to earth!”) blocked heathrow airport today.

As you’re reading this I am sitting in a police cell. I was one of the 12 people from Plane Stupid who were responsible for breaking onto the runway yesterday morning at Heathrow Airport and holding up flights.
The reason we decided to take what might seem like such extreme action is quite simple: we cannot build anymore new airport runways if we are serious about averting climate catastrophe. This action was a message to the Government who now have to make a decision based on a public debate that until now has virtually ignored the climate change implications. Heathrow versus Gatwick? We can’t expand either if we still remain serious about stopping climate change. more

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Blockades in the open cast mine Hambach, after today’s press conference

At 11 AM, a press conference took place at the meadow occupation next to the Hambach Forest. Main topic was the occupation of 4 huge diggers in the open cast mine Hambach last weekend. Afterwards, headed to the mine again. 4 Persons locked themselves to a ropebelt conveyor, which transports the excavation material away from the digger, which had to stop his work at once. Others blocked directly the bucket wheel of the digger.
Several people were arrested, but at the moment (16:30), the ropebelt conveyor is still blocked.


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