Non public visit of a judge on the occupied meadow

At noon today, there was a non-public visit of the meadow by the judge who is competent for the trial (before the Oberverwaltungsgericht = Higher Administrative Court in Münster). He had a close look at the meadow occupation, accompanied only by a secretary and a photographer for documentation purposes (Thanks for this confidence, the numerous police vans, however, which stood around the corner, would not have been necessary). The administrative order of Düren County, which is the cause of the trial, is already several years old.

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Zottel is free!

ⒶBC Rhineland writes:

Surprisingly, our friend Zottel was released from imprisonment on remand in Görlitz yesterday. He was one of the two activists who were arrested after the eviction of LAUtonomia because of a lock-on-action during the Ende-Gelände action days. We still don’t know the reasons for his release.

The imprisonment of the two activists after the eviction was a new development in the repression against the climate movement. For the first time, imprisonment on remand was used although their identities were clear.

Zottel is free now, but the activist who was arrested with him and our friends Yu and Turtle are still imprisoned.

Until all are free, no one is free!

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Workshop “Sustaining our activism”

July 13-17: Sustaining our activism – Training in The Netherlands (in English).
This workshop is for anyone who is active for social change. Surrounded by nature we will have time to reflect and get nourished. We will explore tools and strategies for finding inspiration and ways through the ups and downs in the struggle. We will explore and experience tools for our personal as our collective sustainability. It want to support you, to keep us going for the long haul. The workshop will take place in a simple location in the North East of the Netherlands. More details below.

What can you expect:

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Preservation of Mother Earth

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Since December 2010 they have in Bolivia the unique “Law on the Rights of Mother Earth”. It gives to our planet – as a living system – rights in the same rank as the Human Rights. The indigenous population of this mountainous country has always known how sensitive the Earth is, whom we are all dependent on. That’s why they call her reverently Mother Earth: Pachamama. The current government is the first that recognizes and values the culture, belief and rights of the indigenous people.

The law states that all Bolivians are part of Mother Earth, and a little further:

The exercise of individual rights of is limited by the exercise of collective rights in the life systems of Mother Earth. Any conflict between the rights must be solved in a way that these do not affect irreversibly the functionality of the living systems.
El ejercicio de los derechos individuales está limitado por el ejercicio de los derechos colectivos en los sistemas de vida de la Madre Tierra, cualquier conflicto entre derechos debe resolverse de manera que no se afecte irreversiblemente la funcionalidad de los sistemas de vida.

The rights of the life systems (Mother Earth) therefore have priority. With such a law in Germany for example, open-cast mining would be unlawful because it damages the “functionality of the living systems” forever.
The law enumerates seven specific rights to which Mother Earth and her constituent life systems, including human communities, are entitled:

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