good news from Jus

Hes still alive, cause he stopped his hungerstrike last week, and hes in good mood. He started a book club and wants to read english literature, info material and magazines. If you want to send him someting take into acount that he is not allowed to recieve books or newspapers, but he is alowed to get single pages of books or newspapers.
His friend got news on thursday.
She will see him next week. Our lawyer wishes to see him out soon. More information on the blog soon.

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Main Conveyor Belt in Hambach blocked

Since tonight the main transport track inside the open pit mine Hambach is blocked. The action is current, we keep you updated.

© Radio Rur


6:00 conveyor belt near the coal bunker is blocked. All halts.
6:30 Quite and happy.
9:30 thre police cars, a security car and an ambilance arrive and park nearby. They just watch so far.
12:30 the first two person have been cut out and are beeing brought to the workshop to remove the lock-on. This was supposedly the last phone call with the occupation.
14:30 One Person has been released in Düren.
15:34 All are free, except Jus.
18:37 A solidary person fetching freed people from Düren has been searched and forced for a drug test. Police hindered to drive for 2 days to wait for the result of the test. This is purely unreasonable and for the only reason of creative repression.


22. August 2015
Radio Rur Musik, Protest und Aktivisten am Tagebau

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Coal Railway stopped! Action Days Continue

Getting a move on! Against murderous brown coal – for an anarchist perspective
Since sunday evening we are once again blocking the rails of the Hambachbahn, which is transporting lignite coal from the Hambach Open Cast Mine to the power plants Niederaußem, Frimmersdorf, Neurath and Goldenberg. For RWE, it’s the only way of transporting the huge masses of coal being excavated in Hambach.
We are doing this in accordance with many other small autonomous group actions happening all year round in the Rhine area.
The coal railway is the choke point, the achilles heel of lignite mining in this region. Even though the power plants are also connected to the Garzweiler mine, they can’t be operated without coal from Hambach, due to differences in quality.
Can we manage to shut down the power plants with this action? We don’t know, but probably not. Nevertheless we consider it quite useful, especially combined with other actions happening in the area this weekend, we could put RWE in a truly threatened position. Also, this time we are more effective than ever before!
We are escalating – because in a time where global warming progresses faster than ever and is far from being stopped, we think that the climate movement has to keep on taking more drastic measures – the time of talking, waiting and doing symbolic actions is over.
Fighting lignite mining also means fighting for a liberated society.
We see our action in a greater context: The fight against brown coal is not only a factual necessity, it’s also a revolutionary strategy. Environmental destruction shows that capitalism as an economy based on competition will always thwart solutions to problems like this. It’s only possible with the state’s support as complex power construct.
Occupying railway tracks might not seem very revolutionary at first sight, but every time has their strategy. Direct confrontation will follow as the movement gains more momentum.

Ticker August 16 & 17

18:50 In the area of Heppendorf two people went on the railway and locked themselves on! Press release will follow shortly
19:15 Police and security appear at the lock-on action. Police failed in pulling people out of the lock ons and is preparing for a longer eviction
20:30 Police seems overburdened. The technical team apparently already quit for the day, so they seem content in dumping gravel on the tracks
21:00 THW (Technisches Hilfswerk) was seen bringing a digger on site, but they are apparently not involved
21:30 RWE is putting up floodlights, preparing for a long night

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Action Ticker – Ende Gelände

It’s a big day! Since the early morning, more than a thousand activists are stirring up the coal region.
We will keep you updated here.

“Ende Gelände” has their own Ticker.

Abbreviations: TH=Tagebau Hambach (Hambach Mine), TG=Tagebau Garzweiler (Garzweiler Mine) TI=Tagebau Inden, DI=Demonstration Inden
The crowd is splitting up into several large groups called Fingers

August 15 Ticker

    07:00 TG Crowd of over thausand leaving climate camp, chanting “Let’s go Ende Gelände!”
    07:10 TG Climbing activists block motorway A61 by abseiling from a Bridge and banner drop – road closed
    07:30 TG Green Finger passed under motorway, now free passage to the mine edge – People hurt by pepperspray
    08:00 TG Green Finger is on the way into the mine, 30-40 people stopped&surrounded by police – Take Care!
    08:10 TG 30-40 People arrested, 5 injured by pepperspray, 2 by police batons
    08:20 TG Riot Police entering mine at village Hochneukirch
    08.30 TG Mine Security (RWE) is refusing press entry to the protests in the mine
    08:31 TG Close Cooperation: RWE AG is driving police into the mine with company jeeps
    08:39 TG Police has reached Green Finger, arrests happened – 200 people regroup and make their way to the first digger
    08:50 TG Police and RWE Security join forces – first arrests in the mine
    08:55 TG WDR Radio confirms Autobahn A61 closed due to climate activists
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