Sabotage!

Meanwhile a more credible claim of responsibility has been posted at indymedia. At this point, we do not want to comment nor torate it, we only want to report on it and to stimulate discussion. Nevertheless, thanks to the author(s) of this second letter, which certainly also will resolve some of the confusion within the “scene”.

Declaration on the cable fire in the Hambach mine

We speak up as those who caused the breakdown of the lignite mining in the Hambach open pit last Sunday morning, April 24, 2016. As a target of our attack we chose the uncovered ground lines between the coal bunker and the conveyor belts collection point. With these cables all excavators, spreaders and conveyor belts are connected. The cables pass from the substation on the western edge of the pit near Oberzier, where is transformed from 280kV down to 30kV, to the conveyor belts collection point on steel frameworks at a height of about 20 – 200 cm. Including the insulation they were about 10 cm thick.
In order to achieve a secure effect on as many cables as possible we poured and ignited tremendous loads of petrol under the cables. Near the fire, there were neither buildings nor equipment to which the fire could have jumped over. There also were no people around. The various blackouts were accompanied by bright flashes, visible in the entire pit. They were due to the discharges of the power cables as soon as the insulation was melted away. Our action was not only directed against RWE, but also against the dominant conditions. In a world where capital interests are in the foreground and the power structure ruthlessly pushes through its myopic interests against all odds, and against humans and nature, a radical resistance is needed. We want to oppose a resounding “NO” to this system, as a first step to tilt this balance of power at some point.

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Call for Help from Finland

Below you find what happened on April 28

Update 30.4., just before midnight:

Unfortunately, there is bad news. Today both remaining camps were evicted, the residents fled (including the guests of the Action Week) for the most part into the woods. Eleven people are still detained, one person is seriously injured in hospital (after yesterday’s police attack).

“Fear not, hardships are made to be temporary”.
Repression against the opposers of Fennovoima-Rosatom nuclear power plant project continues: and it’s getting worse and worse. On Friday 4/29 two protest camp sites got evicted at Pyhäjoki, Finland. Police operations were, on Finnish scale, massive. Not big. Massive. Present were roughly 20 police vans, officers in riot gear, border patrol’s helicopter, sections from both national SWAT teams, dog units and specially equipped riot vans.

Reclaim the Cape!

Police declared the eviction of both camp sites by presenting a legally vague, written police order without even specified locations of the camp sites or other information. Just an order to leave and a declaration that police will arrest everyone „under the police law“ it considers to „be connected to locations“ or „able to disrupt public order“.

The majority of the protest campers and the “Reclaim the Cape” action week participants grouped up and vanished into the forests without negotiating with the police.

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Some Dates April – Mai 2016

Mai 2016 in the WAA and surroundings

∗ It starts on Mai 8: organised Walk in the Hambach Forest.
Games night on Mai 10 in the WAA
Antifa Café on Mai 12
∗ and an event on Mai 8, the memorial day to the liberation from the Nazis in KOMM Düren.
∗ In Jülich will be on Mai 14 the Concert & Solidarity Show Open Frontiers for All!.
∗ The Kitchen Collective invites on Mai 18 Küfa and film night in the WAA.
∗ End of the month in Düren Antifa concert on Mai 21
05/23 – 06/12 Construction weeks in the WAA.

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Sabotage?

These two events were reported in the last days:

  1. Sabotage am Tagebau Inden (Sabotage near the Inden opencast mine)
    “Since April 12th 2016, this text can be found at Indymedia linksunten (bottom left). Here it is only redistributed, the content of the text is debatable.
    Note: The current authors of this blog have nothing to deal with both the text, as well as with the action described! This is an uncommented forwarding information.
    Then follows a text in German, in which a person declares to have tried to fell a pylon which transports the electricity needed for the open pit of Inden. It has suffered severe damage and needs to be replaced now.
  2. Under the title Anschlag? (Attack?) we published a comment to another text at linksunten.indymedia.org: Licht aus. Tagebau Hambach, Lights off. Opencast mine Hambach
    “From the side of the meadow occupation absolutely nothing can be confirmed. During the night in question no police was sighted around the mine, nor did we spot any fire. So far we have heard from none of our trusted sources that an action like this has occurred. We do not know, and here there is already speculation that this could have been a “False Flag” attack by RWE or RWE-affiliated individuals. It would make sense: Actually the resistance is more focussed by the authorities (as the recent police raids show), and that such events would lead to a closer look, which is certainly on the mind of RWE.”

We don’t have more details at this moment, we will report further in any case, if there is something new. And if anyone has more info / eyewitness accounts, please contact us! (Mails through our contact is automatically encrypted).
The second event remembered a reader of the German version of this site to the Reichstag fire in 1933, when the Nazis used (and probably lighted) this fire to start the prosecution and elimination of their enemies.

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