Forest Info Replaced

Polizeieinsatz 21.02.2017
Last week during clearing of barricades about 20 riot cops and RWE workers destroyed and took out the forest the Info Board showing tracks of animals in the forest as well as direction signs pointing to different parts of the forest occupation. Damaging and removal of Hambacher Forest material and any information on species present in the forest is a on-going part of the repression cycle. This info and structures do not go well with present propaganda campaign against forest activists which has been conducted by openly employed by RWE politicians and their “journalist” contractors done to justify the planned eviction of the meadow, forest occupation and destruction of the last parts of the Hambacher Forest using public resources to try to erase any educational or ecological content that is in conflict with their constant green-washing campaigns. Yet for as long as the forest activists occupy the forest there will be banners, forest info and signs to remind all of the issues at hand.

Polizeieinsatz 21.02.2017
Shortly after the this last “visit” new signs and info were put up illustrating the species which are being defended in the Hambacher Forest. It included outlines of birds in flight and responses to the destruction of the forest, mass polution and destabilization of global climate. This time the info has been placed higher up in the trees.

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Hambach Coal Train Sabotaged

Hambachbahn sabotaged!
25 February 2017

Also reposted on indymedia:

“On 21.02.17 we sabotaged the Hambachbahn. We have caused a short circuit at the overhead lines by throwing a wire rope, with a stone on both ends (attached with duck tape). For the time being, this stoped all coal trains in the vicinity.

This action was announced to be a response to the clearing work done a few days ago in Hambacher Forst.

Try it, it’s fun. You just need to find a bridge over the railroad-tracks. When the wire rope meets the overhead lines, a large lightning flash (look away or wear dark-glasses) and it makes a loud bang.

Free Turt * le, Free Tuna, Freedom for all Prisoners! ”

[It has been pointed out on the German blog that it is not advisable to use duck/gaffer tape in actions as it is notorious for picking up DNA evidence]

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Report-back from Bure Antinuclear Mobilization


From February 14 to 18, a large anti-nuclear mobilization took place in Bure (France) resisting the French State Company Andra’s plans to build an underground nuclear storage site in the occupied Lujec Forest. Over couple of days several night marches took place from the “Maison de Résistance” (House of Resistance) to the temporary nuclear storage site and progressively fences surrounding the storage site were brought down.

On Feb. 8th, the mobilization culminated with over 1000 supporters taking part in the march to the occupied forest with its many barricades/guard-houses, living structures through-out the forest and a growing number of tree-houses. The visitors shared a collective dinner with the occupiers and then marched to the Andra’s storage site where they had to cope with riot police shooting tear gas projectiles, concussion grenades and blocking the road with a mobile tank with attached fence-barricade that was bolted to the road as the crowd approached. The protesters responded by setting up their own barricades and lighting their creative floats on shopping cards, with one appropriately named Fénix, on fire and engaging the police in a four hour battle. During that time the remaining fences were taken down, used as additional barricades and as shields from the police projectiles. Only two people were arrested and later released and several sustained injuries from the “FlashBang”concussion grenades. Regardless of the repression and the state imposed violence the atmosphere remained festive and full of solidarity.

An ongoing call has been issued out for support of the forest occupation due to the ongoing risk of police actions to dislodge the forest defenders. This anti-nuclear struggle is located in Bure, department of Lorraine, approx. 3 hour drive south from the borders with Belgium and Germany.

Video from February 18th – Mobilization and Action: <a : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u23hqajNbBo
Video of Previous Fire-lit march to the waste-site: https://vimeo.com/204436168

Photos from the Occupation and Actions: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127928013@N04/

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Climate Camp 2017 Dates

Climate Camp in Rhineland 2017

Klimacamp 2017

This year’s Climate camp will take place in the Rhineland from 18th to 29th of August. During this period, various educational and cultural events , workshops as well as protest actions organized as part of the 2017 area concept will take place. Based on the resistance against Castor Nuclear Transport it involves organizing overlapping areas where different tactics and players take different roles and locations. Altogether there will be three separate camps including one at the Hambach Forest. The Degrowth Summer School will also be back with a week of workshops on sustainability,DIY and anti-consumption driven outlook.

Further information can be found at: klimacamp-im-rheinland.de/
See You There!!

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