Ende Gelände!!!

5 Oct 2018

Normally I wouldn’t repeat a blog, but this is so important we are doing all we can to reach as many people possible.

This is a call to all Earth Warriors out there:
Please help our friends in Germany who are trying to save the Hambacher Forest. The Hambacher Forst is an ancient forest near the city of Cologne (Germany). This autumn, the forest is to be clear cut in order to expand a climate-destroying open pit coal mine. Since September 13th, RWE (a very large German electric utilities company) is evicting the peaceful forest occupants (who made a treehouse town) and destroys vast parts of the woods.
Every Sunday during a walk in the woods thousands of people send a signal against the destructiveness of RWE and short-sighted politics.

What can you do to help?
-You can join the demonstration this Saturday October 6 (For the action on 6 October several Ende Gelände local groups and multiple befriended groups have united. Due to limited planning time your self-organization is inevitable.):

-You can sign the petition here: https://www.campact.de/ (in German, but not so hard to figure out, don't let it stop you)

-You can also see in which other ways you can help them on their website: https://hambachforest.org/ (also in English)

-If you live in Germany, you can also switch your energy supplier.

-You can donate, anything is welcome: https://hambachforest.org/join-in/donations/

More background info: The German government has increasingly come under pressure because it will fail to reach their 2020 climate targets. Polls show that 73% percent of German population are in favour of a rapid coal-phase out and the protection of the forest. A devastating drought and wildfires this summer has made climate change top news in the media, and created more awareness for its threatening impacts.

„RWE cannot stop us“, says Kathrin Henneberger from Ende Gelände. „They destroyed the tree houses but they cannot stop our protests. We will fight tooth and nails to protect the forest and our climate, knowing we have to rely on ourselves because the government does not act up to the urgency of the climate crisis.“


Jenny / OMNIA

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