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Hambach Forest, Germany: Cutting Season ’17

Background

The start of October also marks the start of the annual cutting season – the time between October and February during which RWE has permission to clear the forest. The company cuts 70-80ha every year. But not much is left of the Hambach Forest, and the occupied […]

Germany: Hambach coal railroad tracks sabotaged

On the night of the 5th of january I paid a visit to the hambach open cast browncoal mine close to Aachen. My goal was to destroy the railroad tracks with a load of thermite i stole from an other industrial company.

Thermite burns around 2500 degrees celcius and the steel of the tracks melts […]

[Hambach Forest struggle] Compañeres Hodei, Siao and Maya out of prison

Originally published December 21st 2016 on ‘Libertad Preses Hambach‘:

“It has been confirmed that Hodei, Siao and Maya have just been released from prison. We hope to have more information soon.”

ABC Rhineland also confirm their release and provide a few more details, here.

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Athens: Bulldozer of DEI electricity company torched in Exarchia

In the early hours of December 2nd 2016, on the corner of Akadimias and Themistokleous St. a bulldozer at the service of DEI electricity company couldn’t take it anymore and decided to give an end to its automatized routine. Before its self-immolation the poor machine reportedly said:

“Solidarity with the comrades Siao, Hodey and Maya, […]

Zaragoza, Spain: Solidarity with the fighters of Hambach forest

From Zaragoza we want to show our support to the comrades recently arrested in Hambach forest (Germany) for the struggle that is happening to save the forests, against an open-pit mine.

More specifically, we send warm greetings to the two comrades from the Spanish State who are incarcerated in Cologne’s prison (Germany), accused of possessing […]

Germany: An update from Hambach

In the early morning of November 15th, in the light of the full moon, an autonomous group welcomed forest workers with a heartwarming fire.

Flaming barricades were set up on the main road to the Hambach Forest to prevent the RWE-hired forest-killers from reaching their working-site.

The barricade attracted the attention of several security workers, […]

Pyhäjoki, Finland: Drive-by barricade – End of dialogue

Received April 13th:

Fennovoima-Rosatom tries to build a new nuclear power plant to Pyhäjoki, Finland. Nuclear energy is by every standards outdated technology, financially unprofitable, increases the centralization of energy production and produces hazardous nuclear waste for generations to come.

On top of it all, Fennovoima-Rosatom is destroying unique nature as we speak and messing […]

Brandenburg, Germany: Huba’s trial on March 22nd at the court in Cottbus

Received as a background to Hambach forest activist Huba in jail:

Sara has been found guilty by the municipal court Cottbus (trial from the 29.01.16) to have committed shoplifting of goods of low value. The penalty has been extraordinary high, instead of the usual fine she has been sentenced to 2 months of prison. […]

Germany: Hambach forest activist Huba in jail

After the courtcase of LAUtonomia activist Sara on the 22nd of march at Cottbus district court, our compa Huba got arrested. Sarah was released and got arrested straight away again for something else, but we don’t have info on why and for what. Sarah was in jail for a month for not giving ID after […]

Germany: Ongoing eviction in the Hambach forest – Support needed!

Yesterday morning [March 14th] the meadow occupation was surrounded by cops. This turned into a huge police operation: All main paths in the forest were cleared, fixed and broadened, all barricades and triprods destroyed. Until today four unoccupied platforms were evicted. Police forces are still present all around, chasing people who try to build new […]

Germany: The conflict against RWE at hambach forest has intensified…

The conflict against RWE at hambacher forest has intensified with every day since the beginning of this new year.

Many individuals embracing a diverse variety of tactics have been hard at work bringing anarchic mischief to the mine.

Some elements of practical refusal from the occupiers of the forest include:

* The continuous barricading of […]

Hambach Forest, Germany: RWE security guards run over activists as resistance intensifies

Yesterday (21.01.2016) RWE security guards hit activists with a car as the latter were defending the ancient forest against logging operations (see video below). Two activists were kidnapped. One was successfully de-arrested, the other, Fledermaus, was beaten and handed over to the police, accused of assault, and will likely stay imprisoned in Aachen for the […]

Germany: Arsons and sabotage against the open cast lignite mine operated by RWE at Hambach Forest

On the night of December 31st we carried out 3 acts of arson and sabotage against the open cast lignite mine operated by RWE at Hambacher Forest.

We set up homemade stingers on the road used by the mine security forces to harass and distract them whilst we set fire to various bundles of cables […]

Essen, Germany: Attack against RWE energy company headquarters in the context of the COP21

In the night of Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th December 2015, we beautified the headquarters of the RWE energy company in Essen with paint-bombs and pieces of bitumen, to insist that RWE is responsible for climate change. RWE is the largest European CO2 emitter at the top, in addition to several coal power plants, opencast […]

Germany: Solidarity in the depths of the forest

Some anarchists at the squatted Hambach Forest sent us these pictures as a display of solidarity with comrades facing repression in the Spanish State. Their banner reads: “Mateo Morral, Pandora, Piñata, Ice… Same repression, same solidarity.”

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Hambach Forest: Solidarity Call – Freedom For Jus

7 weeks ago our comrade Jus got taken from us at the eviction of Remi’s Tower, a huge baricade build in honour of Remi Fraisse, who got killed by the freakin cops.

The first 3 weeks Jus was on hunger strike and as a reaction to that the cops told him he did not have […]

[New Zine] Hambach Forest occupation

Click here or the image to download 20-page pdf booklet (7.4mb)

June 2015

This zine tries to give a short overview over the struggle against the lignite mining in the Rhineland in Germany. It is a compilation of texts that were written by people who also participated the occupation.

One thing that […]

Finland: J11 solidarity action in Pyhäjoki

Activists fighting against Fennovoima’s nuclear power plant project expressed their warm greetings to anarchist and eco-prisoners as part of the international action day June 11th.

You are not alone

You are not forgotten

The passion for freedom is stronger than any prison!

In Finnish | Check out hyökyaalto for updates from Pyhäjoki protest camp

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Athens: For the diffusion of action for freedom and the Earth

Merkouri Square, Ano Petralona: “Marius J. Mason out onto the streets! Marius, hold strong until freedom”

Dimosio Sima, Kerameikos: “Freedom for Marco Camenisch”

Old building of the Chemistry Faculty, Charilaou Trikoupi Street, downtown Athens: “Freedom for the Earth, fire to the prison – Call for June 11th”

Polytechnic School, Stournari Street, downtown Athens; neo-Luddite banner […]

Germany: Hambach Forest occupation evicted a third time – Reoccupation scheduled for April 26th

After the crackdown on the third occupation in the Hambach Forest, activists are determined to reoccupy the Hambach Forest on April 26th, 2014. On that day, a demonstration will start at 2pm at the train station in Buir (near Cologne).

New courage despite eviction and repression

The Hambach Forest occupation was evicted. Using […]

Atlanta, GA: Tractors sabotaged for the ZAD, No TAV, Hambach Forest

On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a […]