With the eviction well undergo in the 12,000 year old forest of Hambach, the actions of those protecting capitalism increase in violence whilst the action of those protecting the earth increase in numbers.
Oaktown has been for the last three days the main focus of the eviction. After cutting many people out of their lock ons, they attacked Simona (pictured below). Simona is a ground structure that kept a little secret inside, a reinforced tunnel that kept the cops occupied for quite a long time. Police had no problem driving over the tunnel, endangering the multiple activists locked underground, and resulted to lift the whole house out of the way to access the entrance of the tunnel. Right now, Oaktown still resists, with one activist comfortably sleeping in a hammock in the highest point of a tree.
Yesterday the forest walk brought thousands of people to the small town of Buir. Packing train after train with angry people from many different cities, the police tried to control them on the line of the forest and announced that the forest walk was cancelled for the day. As if the police was able to cancel the walk! With great rage and spirits, hundreds of people broke the police line chanting “We want a forest walk!” and accessed the woods of Hambach. Once in the forest, the police was visibly outnumbered, having to face hundreds of people that made machines get out of the woods and even surrounded one of the police tanks, that had to hastily run out whilst police forces used violence against crowds chanting “We are peaceful, what are you?”. Today, the police has focused on Gallien and on the Westside Warriors (Beechtown and Cozytown). Latest news from Gallien report screams of pain coming out of Bolo.
Meanwhile, around Germany but also in many other countries, support actions have been sending solidarity to all the seedlings in the forest. From banner drops to planting trees inside of embassies and RWE offices, people have been getting creative.
The latest report from the legal team shows 100+ arrests during the evictions, with 18 people still in custody.
The AAA Pödelwitz invites you to a new year’s skill-share to strengthen the resistance against coal and capitalism in the lignite mining area close to Leipzig. Pödelwitz, the village where the skill-share will happen, is threatened to be destroyed to make the close opencast coal mine bigger and the villagers are going to be dispossessed of their houses. Let’s get together and build a community of resistance against that climate killing energy! We can use the old train station, the rooms are heated and there is electricity and water: pure luxury!
Workshops and discussions will be about all kind of stuff for example about the communities of Siberia slowly killed by coal, how to set up a vegan cooking collective, degrowth, encryption, direct action, rhythms of resistance,… and the evenings will have concerts from friends, jam sessions or films about struggles we feel close to.
For more information and the complete program: https://aaapoedi.noblogs.org/
July 27, the Netherlands.
“We entered the pig farm at night. The stable was very dirty and full of cobwebs. The mothers were locked up in cages where they could barely take a step. They are now in safe hands and they escaped the slaughterhouse.”
After nearly four years of imprisonment, Red Fawn Fallis has been released to a halfway.
Red Fawn was arrested in Standing Rock, locked up under completely fabricated charges and has had to endure nearly half a decade of political imprisonment.
We are incredibly delighted to hear about her release.
If you are too, and can afford it, please send some money to ease her transition into a world that is not any kinder towards the Earth or towards indigenous humans than when she was locked up.
SOLIDARITY, THE FIGHT GOES ON!
Folks ask on a regular basis how they can support our work. As the disgraceful consumerist holidays approach, we thought we could do a little raffle to raise some funds whilst providing a serious pack for someone who might really enjoy it.
Everybody around the world is welcome to take part and we will post the box to wherever the winner wants us to. Raffle tickets are 5 GBP and we encourage people to buy as many as they fancy.
The box is (capitalist valued) worth about 120 GBP. It will include:
- From Dusk til Dawn book, signed by Keith Mann.
- A choice of t-shirt and hoodie (stock dependant),
- A pack of Unoffensive stickers.
- A Sparrows Lock Pick set with tension wrenches and single picks as well as rakes.
- A see-through padlock to practice lock picking.
- A three holes black ski mask.
- A refillable Montana street ink marker.
- An Emergency window breaker.
- A pocket hand powered chainsaw.
Grab yourself a raffle number in the link below:
This is a fundraising raffle. Unoffensive needs to up the funds as many fines and upcoming court cases will take a toll in what we have. That means that your donation is that, a donation, and you might end up winning the box (which would be peng!) but you might not.
As the stuff in the box might be misunderstood, we want to make clear that Unoffensive does not promote, seek to incite or condone illegal activities and that all the goodies within the box are novelty items only. We do not take responsibility of your actions or how you might use the tools in the box, however righteous those illicit activities might be.
So basically, help us out and join the raffle, get as many tickets as you fancy and maybe you get a banging lil present before the holidays start.
Raffle ends the 10th of December.
Good luck and see you in the next riot.