Hambach railway blockade near Buir

“If you break our noses, we stop your trains!”

October 24, 2015 This morning about 5:30, activists of the anti-lignite-movement again stopped a coal train on the Hambach railway. The Hambach railway transports coal from the Hambach mine to nearby power plants. The action came as a direct response to the violent arrest of two Compas on Thursday. The nose of one of them was broken.
During the action, the two people chained themselves near or below the coal train on the rails. Train services on the Hambach railway was thus interrupted for at least 8 hours. The action is just (13:30) stopped by the police. Unfortunately we currently have no information to which police station the Compas were brought. The train service is interrupted as before. The police just begins to release the activists from the track.

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COP21 bike mass

We just received this e-mail:

Hi,

I’m trying to set up a bike mass from Hambach forest to Paris for COP21. I seek people willing to come along.

The departure date should be between the 17th and the 22th of November depending on how quick we plan to ride. Keep me posted if you know people willing to join!

There is an international call for convergence in Paris to demonstrate against Cop21

International Call out against COP21

From November 28 to December 12 we will fight against the COP21 held in Paris. 195 governments and countless business leaders will gather to decide useless measures in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact , all they will discuss is the reasonable amount of pollution industries can release in the atmosphere. The new CO2 quotas
are nothing but another way for rich countries to grant themselves the right to pollute with impunity.

We won’t let those who are responsible of global warming and the commodification of every life form hold their umpteenth masquerade peacefully!

The one and only solution to this matter is to end capitalism and productivism, not a summit in a militarized zone.

Those in Europe and the world who cannot stand this deadly system must converge in Paris against the COP21!
Multiple demonstrations and discussions will be held during the conference. Come with your initiatives and your will to create other ways of living, far away from the dictates of the economy.

Accommodation and reception places will be provided. The following actions are planned:

  • Saturday November 28 : Gathering of the convoys from the ZADs (zones to be defended against urban projects)
  • Sunday November 29 : Demonstration
  • From November 29 to December 12 : Multiple action days
  • Saturday, December 12 : Closing day, and action day

The Parisian assembly against COP21
COP21 at riseup.net

Ginster answered on October 28th:

On november 26th, a group of cyclists of cooperide coming from Copenhagen will reach the meadow. We ride on that day through the lignite basin to the Hambach Forest. Next day there is a meeting with the runners of “Run for your life”, who run that morning through the forest. In the afternoon the cyclists will ride on to Aachen. Friendly bikers are always welcome to the cycling tour through the lignite basin. People who want to ride on with cooperide to Paris, should contact them (due to the accommodation, the places for co-riders might be already taken).

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Addendum to the blockade of the Hambach railway on Oct. 24th 2015

Reported are sexist attacks on the part of security guards. An activist in the Lock-On was illuminated with a flash-light while the secu conveyed his rape fantasies in detail. Apparently, one secu also boasted that he was the one who broke our compa’s nose on Thursday. We wonder whether RWE orders sexist attacks by its employees (which after all are also the employees of subcontractors), whether they promote them consciously, or whether this happens without their knowledge (then it should be known by now). In that case, an internal investigation would certainly be appropriate, together with an indication that something like this just is not on. The question is also why real grievous bodily harm by the part of the secus again stay unpunished, while the abused persons sit in jail.
From the police station is reported that the female activist had to completely undress, although (because?) male socialized police officers were still present. Also that should not work that way.
Freedom to the prisoners!

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Addendum to the blockade of the Hambach railway on Oct. 24th 2015

Reported are sexist attacks on the part of security guards. An activist in the Lock-On was illuminated with a flash-light while the secu conveyed his rape fantasies in detail. Apparently, one secu also boasted that he was the one who broke our compa’s nose on Thursday. We wonder whether RWE orders sexist attacks by its employees (which after all are also the employees of subcontractors), whether they promote them consciously, or whether this happens without their knowledge (then it should be known by now). In that case, an internal investigation would certainly be appropriate, together with an indication that something like this just is not on. The question is also why real grievous bodily harm by the part of the secus again stay unpunished, while the abused persons sit in jail.
From the police station is reported that the female activist had to completely undress, although (because?) male socialized police officers were still present. Also that should not work that way.
Freedom to the prisoners!

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