HAMBACH FOREST AGAINST RWE
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After resting from the previous day and recovering strength, yesterday, after lunch, we decided that we could not go without knowing about the situation of the Hambach Forest, and the struggle of a group of activists, who seek to stop the deforestation of this millenarian forest by the RWE company. This forest is more than 12,000 years old and is home to more than 140 species, of which up to 5 are protected species. For these reasons, and in order … Read more

A BLUE FINGER TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE
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Yesterday morning, we set out to prepare all the necessary materials (masks, suits…), and after having the meetings of the fingers, and several hours of waiting to ensure that everything was ready we went out with a lot of energy on the way to block the Garzweiler mine and to avoid the normal operation of the adjacent power plants like Neurath. For this, as happened in the previous days, we divided into different thematic fingers. We were in the blue … Read more

PUTTING A STOP TO NEURATH POWER PLANT
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Yesterday we went back to the plenary where 300 activists met to update the information about the actions and groups that were already under way or about to leave, which helped us to have the context and to organize effectively to put a stop to the activity in Garzweiler and the Neurath power plant. After the end of the assembly we dedicated the time to prepare the necessary materials for the action before because of the possibility of having contact … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: GETTING READY TO STOP THE MINE
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In this new day of Ende Gelände we got up early to attend the morning assembly, in which more than 800 activists from various groups participated with us, and where we were informed of the different key aspects of the actions, the context, the risks and how to get organized to carry them out. At the end of the morning the different working groups which made possible the smooth operation of the Klimacamp  were presented, and in the end, the … Read more

KLIMACAMP AND IMMERATH’S FORGONE CONCLUSION
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Yesterday we took the first steps through Rhineland to prepare ourselves well to face the action that will take place in the next few days in the mining region of the Rhine. First thing in the morning we inspected the camp; In the Klimacamp, activists and organizations of diverse nature and origin are present, with whom we exchanged impressions and contact throughout the morning. This year 2000 activists will participate in the actions in Ende Gelände, and more are still … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: LANDING IN RHINELAND
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In a few days we will be landing in Rhineland (Germany) next to the Rhine, to put a brake on fossil fuels. One more year we will say “Ende Gelände, stop coal, protect the climate!”. Germany holds the record in lignite extraction in Europe, 7 of the 10 most polluting plants in Europe are German lignite plants. However, while Germany presents itself internationally as the exemplary country of the energy model change, the local political situation delays the end of … Read more

G20: TRASNATIONAL BENEFIT AGAINST THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
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This Saturday, July 8, the G20 summit that took place in the German city of Hamburg was ended, a summit marked by the dissent of the US government, having opposite positions with the rest of powers that make up the group, as well as for the protests in which we showed a rejection of the guidelines set by the forum. During this edition of the G20 something happened that breaks with the habitual dynamics of the past editions: one of … Read more

G20: THE SEWER OF CAPITALISM
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Yesterday began the Group of Twenty (G20) summit, which brings together the main economic powers of the world, whose central subjects to discuss are those related to the crisis of global capitalism. In the city of Hamburg, where the summit takes place, various civil society organizations come to express the rejection of neoliberal policies, and to draw up another path that presents alternatives to solve the different global problems. Despite the siege of the city of Hamburg (20,000 troops deployed), … Read more

G20: HAMBURG AT THE GATES OF HELL
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This July 5 the G20 counter-summit began in the city of Hamburg, where thousands of activists from various social organizations that oppose neoliberal policies unite to face them and show that there are alternatives. The Group of Twenty, which brings together the main economic powers of the planet, defends policies that do not respect human rights or the planet. That is why we open spaces throughout the day in which we discuss about the alternatives that can give solution to … Read more

WARMING UP THE ENGINES FOR THE G20
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July 2017, the G20 summit in Hamburg. Bringing together the 20 most powerful leaders in the world, a world facing a deep cultural, social, economic and environmental crisis, hegemonic media will be present. But this time not only the elites will be there. Civil society and social organizations will oppose their voices to the neoliberal model, that is why we were participating in the meetings for the organization of an alternative to the G20, in which there will be a … Read more