Posts Tagged ‘Forest Struggle’
Sunday, July 19th, 2020
JOIN US IN THE HAMBACHER FOREST FOR A WEEKEND OF DISCUSSION, WORKSHOPS AND REVOLT FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION
24-27 SEPTEMBER 2020
After months of dystopian weirdness and unprecedented state-repression imposed on the basis of corona, borders are opening up and rage is exploding around the world. But with potentially no radical anti-speciesist gatherings in Europe this summer to contribute to the clash, we felt the need to set a rallying point!
The Hambacher Forest is an ongoing focal point for anti-capitalism and radical ecology on the continent – let’s find each other there and take the opportunity to share skills and perspectives on how to confront human supremacy in the current context. In continuation with the anarchist animal liberation gatherings which took place in Marseille (2016), Bristol (2017), Bilbao (2018) and Rome (2019), we aim to connect those who incorporate the fight alongside other animals and their habitats into a broader struggle against all hierarchies – a struggle for total liberation.
A list of workshops – both hands-on and more theoretical – is soon to be announced. We also want to invite you to propose your own, whether over the coming weeks or more spontaneously once the event begins. Other contributions in the form of literature, stalls and whatever else are also warmly invited.
Remember, this event is:
– FREE, including vegan food for the duration of the event
– SELF-ORGANISED, so if you see a job it’s yours!
– SQUATTED, taking place in an illegal land occupation
– ANTI-OPPRESSION, so fuck right off if you have racist/sexist/heterosexist/cissexist/speciesist or otherwise bigoted views + behaviour
– IN A FOREST, so be ready to camp and respect the ecosystem
More info about what to expect and how to get there will be released on the following website later on. You can also find translations of this callout there, soon to include German, French, Italian, Spanish, and more: www.forestantispedays.noblogs.org
Feel free to contact us with questions or whatever here:
forestantispedays (at) riseup.net
Spread the world and stay wild!!!
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
JOIN US FOR ANOTHER WEEK OF ANTISPECIESIST ACTION, WORKSHOPS AND SKILLSHARING.
20th – 25th May, Hambacher Forst.
(looking for a different language? check the bottom of this page for BASQUE, CATALAN, DUTCH. FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH, GERMAN)
The third edition of Liberate or Die: From Cage to Freedom will aim to open a space in which we can come together, share skills, and attack speciesism. As before, the gathering will take place in the Hambacher Forst occupation, a focal point of anti-capitalist and climate justice resistance across Europe.
THIS EVENT IS ACTION-FOCUSED.
Aside from just sharing skills, every day of the gathering will be a day of action in which we can put new knowledge into practice. We want to motivate people to initiate actions autonomously, without seeking permission from mainstream/reformist organisations. There will be a range of possible actions depending on your particular interests and risk levels. Some actions may be suggested, but you are invited to come up with plans for yourselves and act spontaneously.
THIS EVENT IS INTERSECTIONAL.
We want to emphasise the interconnections between antispeciesism and all other struggles against oppression. That means bearing in mind different privileges that we hold and maintaining a space which aims to challenge all hierarchies and further total liberation – something that will also be reflected in the workshops offered. This is not a space for those with racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. views who have infiltrated some animal rights groups over recent years.
THIS EVENT IS FREE.
You don’t have to pay to attend! Even if donations are welcome, we believe people shouldn’t have to pay for anything. This event can be hosted for free because we self-organize – everyone attending is part of the crew, and is encouraged to take part in the maintenance of the gathering. If you see a job it’s yours!
THIS EVENT IS SQUATTED.
The gathering will take place in an autonomous land occupation. That means collectively taking care of the forest ecosystem – keep to the paths, pick up your trash, respect the wild. It also means keeping an eye out for intrusion from the state. Participants should be aware of the likelihood of intervention by cops, whether covertly or in uniform. Information will be shared on arrival on legal rights and how to deal with the filth.
Let us know if you have ideas for workshops or other questions.
More info and list of workshops to follow.
Spread the word and stay wild!!
From Unoffensive Animal.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
In the night of January 26 the excavator «Atlant» construction company in Novosilki village, Kyiv region, was burned down. This developer had cut the trees in Teremki natural site. This fact was reported by local civil activists and media. The group of Nature defenders declares:
You cut the trees for your construction and damaged a part of Holosiyv National Park. We will destroy your property and a property of actors like you further on. The reason is that only language you understand is the one of force and fire. So you, and scum like you, will hear this voice.
People, destroy all the threats for Nature with your own force.
Burn, beat, crash!
Fight and win!
The New Youth
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
After COP25 and the Economic Stimulus Package: Stop Appealing to those Responsible! What We Need is a Revolt!
Wuppertal. Haan. December 26th, 2019. Since August 15th, 2019 we’ve occupied the Osterholz Forest. A lot has happened in these four and a half months. The forest that was supposed to be cleared in October is still standing, and that’s good. We will continue to actively oppose the possible clearing for the capitalist interests of a private company called Oetelshofen.
On September 20th, millions of people took to the streets worldwide to demonstrate for climate justice. The German government’s response should be a lesson to all those who think that decisive changes will come from the rulers. The “climate package” presented by the German government is above all an economic stimulus package for the (E) car industry. The proposed coal phase-out law is primarily a wind power phase-out law. The rulers are trying to cheat their way through by deceiving public opinion. Business as usual. The COP25 climate negotiations have also failed miserably. No wonder, because the rulers have long since understood what needs to be done, but that is exactly what they don’t want to do. Those who believe that the rulers “have not yet understood the seriousness of the situation” succumb to a mistaken belief: the rulers have understood the seriousness of the situation very well. Their interests simply lie elsewhere. The lackeys of capital stand for an everlasting situation and their friends of green capital only want to change things slightly. Instead of destroying entire regions for coal, they now want to destroy unique landscapes for the mining of lithium for their electric cars. The same sauce, but now with a green colour. (more…)
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Urgent Call from HAMBACH FOREST
The courtcase which gave the Forest of Hambach a little more time to prepare for cutting season is lost. RWE started today with clearing bushes to prepare for total cutting. The preparations for an massive police action are obviously building. They announced that they want to evict the whole occupation. We expect them at the latest on Monday for evictions. They are already in the forest protecting machinery.
But to make it possible that Hambach Forest stays we need you and your frieds/comr@des!
At best come around.
At best bring with you:
– sleeping bag, mattress
– your friends
– an idea of what you wanna do (the Infrastructre of RWE is too huge for them to protect it all)
– waterproof boots, camouflage-clothing
– camera (for recording police violence)
– working gloves
– 1st aid stuff
– a small tent (not necessary but if you have)
– no drugs
– no passport (if you need it for travelling, bury it somewhere in the woods)
What you can do from outside:
– spread the news
– do what ever you like to show solidarity
– distract police forces (they will need cops from all germany to evict us)
– attack the veins of capitalism & its fossil fuel industry
– dont get caught
– dont forget them in the cages
See you on the barricades
Monday, November 6th, 2017
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 trees are again very close to the clear-cut edge. In order to prevent that the majority of the remaining forest will be cut in the coming months, and the occupation from being evicted, we have to be many. That’s why we hope that as many people as possible can join us this Autumn and Winter – protecting the forest and actively working against climate change and the exploitation of people and the environment.
We have put together a call to action and translated it into different languages. Please help us spread it! (more…)
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
An anarchist look at the forest fires in south-central Chile
And on the attempts of the power to take advantage aiming at the Mapuche and anarchist subversion.
For a couple of weeks, the expansion of various firefighting areas in the forest industry business in the south-central part of the country has been reported in Chile. These fires were spread over various territories and have resulted in irreparable damage to various natural ecosystems and native forests, reaching homes and causing the deaths of people and a large number of animals in what is already a true ecocide that is still continuing.
These forest fires and their consequences have become the subject of the news agenda in recent weeks, with the political, business and media class (dis)informing and imposing a version of the origin of the fires that omits- or leaves last – any responsibility on the part of forestry companies. In turn, given the magnitude of the catastrophe, several groups and organizations seek to support the devastated territories and criticize from various positions the way the government has tackled the problem. (more…)
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Emergency call-out from the forest occupation in Bure, France: the nuclear monster is coming in for a kill
You know how these occupations often go: bad people start destroying the environment, good people intervene, and in the end the bad people get the papers to favour them and start the bulldozers once more. This is exactly what just happened in the woods of Lejuc, near the village of Bure in France. And that’s why we need you. To come. Here. And resist. Big time.
«Some people re-occupied this forest two months ago. To support them I decided to put myself on the line and officially squat the place. I changed my home address here, there’s a mailbox and everything now, and I’m an official resident. Hopefully I’ll makes destroying all this a bit more difficult for Andra bastards!» says Sven Lindstrom, the first official squatter of the Lejuc forest. For obvious reasons he’s entitled to have his say in this call-out. (more…)
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
After the courtcase of LAUtonomia activist Sarah on the 22 of March at the court district of Cottbus our compa Huba got arrested. Sarah was released and got arrested straight away again for something else but we do not have the info on why and for what. Sarah was in jail for a month for not giving ID after getting caught shoplifting. When leaving the courtroom civil cops and the screws hold Huba at the door and confronted him with a warrant for his arrest. The same day he saw a judge in Cottbuss. He came as a spectator for the court case and left in hand-cuffs.
Right now he is in the JVA Wriezen and will be transported to Aachen this week. He is charged with violent assault that allegedly happened the 11 of November in the cutting area of the Hambach forest.
We do not know how long it will take for Huba to arrive in Aachen. prisoner transport normally takes quite a long time. Huba will be transported from prison to prison where he will be put in one person cells with no access to books, sports or other things that you would normally get when you are in jail. when arriving in Duren he will be seeing another judge. (more…)
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Ongoing eviction in the Hambach forest! Support needed!!
15.03.2016 – Yesterday morning 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 tripods destroyed. Until today four unoccupied platforms were evicted. Police forces are still present all around, chasing people who try to build new barricades…
This is an urgent call-out for all kinds of support! What has happened the last two days is a massive attack! Because all the roads are cleared and passable for big machinery, it is important to protect the forest occupations NOW!
Come to the Hambach forest, we need food, water, blankets and most of all more people with fresh energy!
For more information: www.hambachforest.blogsport.de
Friday, January 29th, 2016
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
* The continuous barricading of the roads used by security and
construction vehicles, as well as structural damage to the bridges they
use with fire and pick axes.
*Tree-spiking and the placement of “potential improvised explosive
devices” in threatened areas of the forest, as well as more and more
barricades, platforms and tree-defenses deeper in the woods.
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Updated 2 Nov 2015
PDF – CALL OUT FROM ABC RHINELAND
Newest information about the Hambi-prisoners
Yesterday evening we got new information about the conditions and developments concerning the 3 prisoners from the forest occupation, who are at the moment imprisoned in Aachen and Cologne. We want to give an update to everyone interested and call out for solidarity. At the moment, there are no public names for the two persons arrested last Thursday, so they’ll be called A. and B. in this text.
All 3 prisoners suffer from injuries they had inflicted on them during their arrest. How the situation exactly went and if they were hurt by police or security, we don’t know. Mr. Blue, who is imprisoned for several weeks now, can’t hear well out of his left ear, and he can’t feel two fingers on his left hand. Since he is in prison, he is not been allowed to see the prison-doctor. (more…)
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
After our comrade Jus got out of prison, and is freely walking amongst us again,
another comrade got kidnapped by the police.
The 7th of October the person blockaded one of the conveyor belts in the Hambach
mine. When this belt stops, some diggers stand still and the trains can not be
filled with coal. This mine is second biggest open cast mine of Europe, This area
is the biggest Co2 emitter of Europe.
It is reported that he got beaten by security as well as police, with a broken
wrist, bruises and a red eye as a result. Allegedly photos where taken of the
person at 5 different actions in which the detainee allegedly was involved. They
are accusing him of assault because he allegedly bit a security guard, also
trespassing, ‘disturbing of public enterprises’ resisting and insulting police
officers, are on the list of charges. (more…)
Monday, September 7th, 2015
6 weeks ago our comrade Jus got taken from us at the eviction of Remi’s Tower, a huge barricade built 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 a lawyer registered (which he had) and put him in a isolation cell, where it is hard to sleep because they check every 15 minutes if you are not dead yet by turning the lights on and off. All the letters he receives now get checked and it takes about 2 to 4 weeks for them to get to him. He is in prison for 6 weeks and only had two visits. It is extremely difficult to arrange visits, because there has to be an interpreter at all times, and they want audio-visual surveillance. Also his phone privileges are restricted to only his lawyer (even though everyone else can call whoever the fuck they want) and even about that they are being assholes. (more…)
Athens: Dynamic protest against destructive gold mining in the ancient forests of Halkidiki (Greece)
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
On 16 April 2015 a dynamic protest took place, despite the provocations of the Greek riot police operating under the left government of SYRIZA, in solidarity to the residents of Halkidiki in northern Greece fighting against the destruction of their homes, the environment and the pollution of drinking water in their area due to gold mining operations.
A few years ago the multinational gold mining company Eldorado Gold settled in Skouries and with the backing of powerful domestic private interests has begun large-scale mining activities. Thus, the irreversible destruction of the ecosystem of Skouries and the contamination of soil and groundwater with heavy metals throughout western Halkidiki has already started.