HAMBACHER FOREST UPDATE

 
It has been an interesting couple of weeks in the forest. With actions almost every day and sabotages being reported on multiple occasions, it surely has been a fun time in the forest during the winter holidays.
 
Unoffensive arrived a couple of days ago to find out that RWE was demolishing a (now ghost town) village close to the mine to be able to keep digging.
 
The locals were broken and disheartened, seeing the old church being demolished was something that none of them was expecting to happen.
 
The morning of the demolition, some activists from Greenpeace climbed the church and did a banner drop whilst Hambis occupied neighbouring rooftops to stop the machine from demolishing the buildings.
 
Sadly, the cops managed to take everybody down and RWE was allowed to carry on with their work.
 
Everybody was taken to the police station and later released without charges.
 
Meanwhile, the local filth has informed us that they are interested in evicting the barricades INSIDE of the forest and also that they would like to bring politicians from the parliament to visit the occupation. We cannot promise that they will have it easy.
 
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES. WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
 
HAMBI BLEIBT!

HAMBACHER FOREST UPDATE

 
It has been an interesting couple of weeks in the forest. With actions almost every day and sabotages being reported on multiple occasions, it surely has been a fun time in the forest during the winter holidays.
 
Unoffensive arrived a couple of days ago to find out that RWE was demolishing a (now ghost town) village close to the mine to be able to keep digging.
 
The locals were broken and disheartened, seeing the old church being demolished was something that none of them was expecting to happen.
 
The morning of the demolition, some activists from Greenpeace climbed the church and did a banner drop whilst Hambis occupied neighbouring rooftops to stop the machine from demolishing the buildings.
 
Sadly, the cops managed to take everybody down and RWE was allowed to carry on with their work.
 
Everybody was taken to the police station and later released without charges.
 
Meanwhile, the local filth has informed us that they are interested in evicting the barricades INSIDE of the forest and also that they would like to bring politicians from the parliament to visit the occupation. We cannot promise that they will have it easy.
 
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES. WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
 
HAMBI BLEIBT!

EARTH FIRST! WINTER MOOT.

 

So after the great Earth First! summer gathering we had to shout out the next big UK event.

From the 23rd to the 25th of February in Sheffield there will be a weekend of skillsharing, activism, gathering and calls to action organised by Earth First UK.

Unoffensive Animal will host a “how to pick locks” workshop so it would be amazing to see you there!

Check more about it here:

http://earthfirstgathering.org/moot.html

EARTH FIRST! WINTER MOOT.

 

So after the great Earth First! summer gathering we had to shout out the next big UK event.

From the 23rd to the 25th of February in Sheffield there will be a weekend of skillsharing, activism, gathering and calls to action organised by Earth First UK.

Unoffensive Animal will host a “how to pick locks” workshop so it would be amazing to see you there!

Check more about it here:

http://earthfirstgathering.org/moot.html

RWE COMPOUND SABOTAGED.

4th January, Hambacher Forst.

RWE COMPOUND SABOTAGED.

anonymous report:

“2018 has begun – RWE are smashed!

We are a group of autonomous anarchists. We are nature defending itself, acting to protect the Hambacher Forest and the world from RWE and capitalism.
In this action, an area of RWE was destroyed. The area was previously part of the forest. RWE cut all the trees, destroyed the habitat of the living beings, built new structures, fenced it off, and observed it with cameras. These structures would help them to destroy the rest (226 hectares) of the 12,000 year old forest (originally 5500 hectares) for their profit with lignite/browncoal, which produces 90 million tons of CO2 per year.

This are was opened by us again and given back to the forest. The material they used to kill the forest is now being used to protect the forest. The structures inside are no longer available to RWE, so they cannot use them to destroy the forest further. We left messages to RWE, expressing our feelings towards them.

As RWE cut trees in the Hambacher Forest outside of the winter cutting season, it shows that they do not care about the law any more than we do. We do not want them to claim this area of mutilated forest for themselves, and will make it as difficult as possible for RWE to build new structures here and anywhere else in the Hambi.

RWE bribe local community organisations, and put pressure on local resistance groups. Police claimed that more militant action would result in greater repression, and would cause them to evict and cut the forest, making it the fault of activists that trees are cut. This action is to show that the resistance will not stop just because they are trying to scare us.

This is just the start of the fight back for 2018. The resistance will be really intense now, and will escalate to be even worse if there are any evictions. It was said before the cutting season that no tree will be cut for free – the more they cut the more expensive it will be. The same for evictions. Therefore it would be better for RWE if they shut the mine now and leave the forest.

Happy new year! RWE bleibt nicht!”

FISHING BOAT BURNT

 

29th December, Brasil.

FISHING BOAT BURNT

“According to an anonymous report on vozesemluto.wordpress.com, ALF activists sabotaged an illegal fishing boat off the coast of São Paulo on the night of December 28. The nets and the boat were set on fire”

TURKEY LIBERATED

 

4th January, North UK.

TURKEY LIBERATED.

“ALF liberate ex breeding ‘stock’ turkey from a slaughterhouse, whisked away to a life of freedom away from harm.”

RWE COMPOUND SABOTAGED.

4th January, Hambacher Forst.

RWE COMPOUND SABOTAGED.

anonymous report:

“2018 has begun – RWE are smashed!

We are a group of autonomous anarchists. We are nature defending itself, acting to protect the Hambacher Forest and the world from RWE and capitalism.
In this action, an area of RWE was destroyed. The area was previously part of the forest. RWE cut all the trees, destroyed the habitat of the living beings, built new structures, fenced it off, and observed it with cameras. These structures would help them to destroy the rest (226 hectares) of the 12,000 year old forest (originally 5500 hectares) for their profit with lignite/browncoal, which produces 90 million tons of CO2 per year.

This are was opened by us again and given back to the forest. The material they used to kill the forest is now being used to protect the forest. The structures inside are no longer available to RWE, so they cannot use them to destroy the forest further. We left messages to RWE, expressing our feelings towards them.

As RWE cut trees in the Hambacher Forest outside of the winter cutting season, it shows that they do not care about the law any more than we do. We do not want them to claim this area of mutilated forest for themselves, and will make it as difficult as possible for RWE to build new structures here and anywhere else in the Hambi.

RWE bribe local community organisations, and put pressure on local resistance groups. Police claimed that more militant action would result in greater repression, and would cause them to evict and cut the forest, making it the fault of activists that trees are cut. This action is to show that the resistance will not stop just because they are trying to scare us.

This is just the start of the fight back for 2018. The resistance will be really intense now, and will escalate to be even worse if there are any evictions. It was said before the cutting season that no tree will be cut for free – the more they cut the more expensive it will be. The same for evictions. Therefore it would be better for RWE if they shut the mine now and leave the forest.

Happy new year! RWE bleibt nicht!”

FISHING BOAT BURNT

 

29th December, Brasil.

FISHING BOAT BURNT

“According to an anonymous report on vozesemluto.wordpress.com, ALF activists sabotaged an illegal fishing boat off the coast of São Paulo on the night of December 28. The nets and the boat were set on fire”

TURKEY LIBERATED

 

4th January, North UK.

TURKEY LIBERATED.

“ALF liberate ex breeding ‘stock’ turkey from a slaughterhouse, whisked away to a life of freedom away from harm.”