Destruction from 2 days of clear-cutting

During Monday and Tuesday over 10 acress of millenarian 12,000 year old Hambacher Forest has been cut. Going into that area is a sad, sureal and infuriating experience.

It is estimated that if the present rates  of global deforestation continue(an area the size of Belgium disappearing anually) only about 10 percent of the global forest will remain by 2030. The estimates of carbon dumped into atmosphere from the deforested wood and humus biomass alone is about 17 percent of total global emissions.

When climate change is looked at as a business opportunity in a growing field of geo-engineering, false and non-tried solutions of carbon sequestration that are used as justification to continuing to dump CO2 into the atmosphere, it is the forests and trees that have been and remain the best and natural converters and sequesterers of carbon.

Obviously if their financial value is greater than ecological awareness, and foresight of local, state and judicial institutions their biodiversity remains at risk.  The financial value of tons of climate, atmosphere and water-table destructive lignite under the forest floor only sways the scales of “justice” in the direction of the profit it brings to RWE not to the impact it is having and will continue to have on future generation.   Even the global disaster it is bringin on is looked as a financial opportunity.  In this context the outcome of the delayed legal decission is rather obvious so:

Pack Your Gear and Get Ready an Join Us to Help Defend The Climate and Hambi!!

System Change not Climate Change – Hambi Must Stay!!!

 

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Solidarity Action Map

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@SupportHambinow and @HambiBleibt

We are writing you to ask you to support the Hambach Forest against the
imminent threat of eviction of the protest camp & rasing of the last
trees. The German coal-company RWE (europe’s largest emitter of CO2) is
cutting down this precious and protected forest to mine more coal,
already blowing billions of tons of climate-destroying CO2 to the
atmosphere every year, further speeding up global warming. In the
Hambacher forest, a protest camp has existied in the last 5 years,
bulding more than 20 treehouses. It has become a unique symbol of
resistance agains cliamte destruction, corporate power and political
ignorance, drawing attantion to Germany’s dirty secret (coal mining). To
make way for the mine, RWE Security forces, backed by the state police,
will soon try to evict the whole camp to make way for the destrictive
coal mine. They might start as early as tomorrow, the 27th November with
tree-cutting & evicting. If we are strong, if we stand united, we can
stop them.

Let’s stand with the Hambacher Forst! Support Hambi Now! Continue
reading below to see what you can do to support Hambacher Forest.

Information on Hambacher Forst and the protest camp
https://hambachforest.org/

We are a group of Hambach forest supporters trying to bring more
attention to the situation and to mobilize popular support for Hambi. We
started a map-tool were people can show their support & get organized &
share their support-events with others:

maps.coderat.cc/supporthambinow

We want to ask you to support the protest camp in various ways, if you
want posting on this map: maps.coderat.cc/supporthambinow

share informations, pictures & videos of the protest camp, the eviction
(could start tomorrow, November 27th).

put a solidarity message on the map! —> maps.coderat.cc/supporthambinow

organize an Information event, maybe showing one of the many (fantastic)
Films on Hambacher Forest —> https://hambachforest.org/media/

Take a solidarity picture or other symbolic action (e.g. sybolic tree
occupation) —→ share online or send us the foto/video

organize with your friends, form a travel group and travel to the
Hambacher Forst (near Cologne). —> use map tool
maps.coderat.cc/supporthambinow & find infos on

If you are a friend of social media, use hastags such as #hambibleibt
#SupportHambi #HambacherForst #endcoal #keepitintheground
#hereandnofurther #RWE und #endegelände for your solidarity-messages
and/or to express your feeleing (disbelieve? rage?) about the hambi
situation. Follow @hambibleibt @supporthambinow.

Thank you so much for your Solidarity!
Let’s stand toether! Wherever you are, stand with Hambi!
maps.coderat.cc/supporthambinow
@supporthambinow
#supporthambinow #HambiBleibt #HereAndNoFurther

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Radical Walk in the Forest Sunday 2PM

First one of regular Radical Forest Walks will take place this Sunday at
2 o’clock in Oaktown. Come support those in the forest, assist in
ongoing projects, engage in discussion and reflection on 5 years of the
forest struggle and help document the occupation, its treehouses,barrios
and barricades and spread the word of the struggle through
autonomedia/social media channels, Sundays are repression free so kids
and dogies are ok to bring with you..
Please check the oline wish list if you would like to contribute.
See You in the Forest!

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Solidarity Rap for This Black Friday

Rhymes for action on the frontlines of globla resistance.  Sung for Hambacher Forest Peeps as the mainstream WDR media told us to get out of the way as we filmed this and then removed us from most of their shots.  No compromise in getting our message out, alowing it to be diluted, reframed or apropriated.  Our solidarity goes to comrades in Zad the Notre Dam who never welcomed media with open arms for this reason.  This is also a reminder to chanell the intensity of this message into an independent media and prepare our cameras and smart phones as weapons in the battle for the future of this planet as a livable location for multitude of species, organism and communities.  We can only rely on the mainstream profit-based media to ignore not just our presence but also the repression and violence that we are about to face.

“Don’t Hate the Media – Be the AutonoMedia!” Calling on videographers, photographers and artists to come to the forest and document a reality on a brink of extinction and to come when the attack and state violence beggin and document it.

All used digital cameras, phone, smartphones, and keyboarded and keyboardless data entry devices for press work and documentation work would be more than apreciated by all the barrios through out the forest.

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