In connection with the Global Gasdown-Frackdown action days last weekend, we wanted show our solidarity with the over 20 local initiatives and environmental organisations resisting the construction of the first German LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) import-terminal in the city of Brunsbüttel, close to Hamburg!
A group of companies, including Dutch company Gasunie, fossil-giant RWE and fertilizer-company YARA, are financing the expansion of European fossil-gas infrastructure, hoping to in the future start importing fracked gas from among others Trump’s fascist USA.
In spite of droughts, hurricanes, and all other catastrophes connected to the climate-chaos they have caused, the ruling-class continues its destructive “business-as-usual”, in the search for nothing else than power and wealth.
… but not without resistance!
In the last months the anti-fossil-fuel movement in Germany has shown its strength in the struggle for Hambach Forest. As the forest is safe for now, it is time to show our determination for a fossil-free world! To show that we are everywhere, and that the struggle continues!
NO MORE “BUSINESS-AS-USUAL”, NO MORE FOSSIL-FUEL EXPANSION!
NO LNG-TERMINAL IN BRUNSBÜTTEL OR ANYWHERE!
BLOCK CLIMATE-KILLING INFRASTRUCTURE, FIGHT RWE!
Read the open letter from the initiatives fighting the project here: http://www.keinco2endlager.de/bi/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018_Offener-Brief-Kein-LNG-Terminal-in-Brunsbuettel.pdf (German)
Read also: Manheim squat & garden party!
Update The cops in Kerpen, who have been brutalizing for years, seem to be very frustrated. These days, people were arrested by security guards, accused of dumpster diving, and showered with pepper spray as soon as the cops arrived http://hambachforest.org/blog/2018/10/02/news-ticker-october-2nd-and-later/#18-10 Ironically, this police station is chosen to experiment with new teasers.
Yesterday, Oct. 15th, RWE’s opencast mines and power plants went on strike. It is unclear whether the semi-wild strike was planned in this way (as the union formally declares, so as not to be prosecuted for directing an unannounced assembly), or if the blockade of factory entrances and access roads was spontaneous.
Unfortunately, the pickets had no stamina, so at 11:00 am they left the field to the Marximal Confusion action group, although their vigil was announced to last until 2:00 pm.
The Marxist Confusion Action Group appeared with a banner saying “expropriate RWE big shots – 300,000 € compensation for each miner” (picture to follow) and flyers with the Open letter to the employees of RWE and to the union IGBCE, published shortly before the eviction, to remember the employees of the open pit mine on-site to the great miner’s strikes of 1997 and to offer them support in (even wild) strikes, if