STRASBOURG: PEACE, DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM FOR KURDISTAN
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On February 16th, we concluded the Long March that took us to the French city of Strasbourg, where we closed the march with a big demonstration in the Gallic city, under the motto “for peace and democracy – freedom for Abdullah Öcalan “ This year the Long March, which is always celebrated coinciding with the anniversary of the imprisonment of the Kurdish leader Abudllah Öcalan, has special relevance because it celebrates its 20th anniversary. In order to make the situation … Read more

LUXEMBOURG: THE LONG MARCH BEGINS
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On February 11, the Long March began under the slogan “for peace and democracy – freedom for Abdullah Öcalan” which, together with over 50 activists, will take us across several territories throughout Europe, taking the city of Luxembourg as a starting point. The march, which brings together activists from the Kurdish liberation movement as well as various activists of internationalist organizations, aims to point out the current situation of the Kurdish people and demand the release of the leader of … Read more

THE FUTURE OF GALICIA WILL BE WITHOUT COAL
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Last December 1st, we took part in the global action against coal at the As Pontes thermal power plant (#ENDESA), organized by the platform Galicia, un Futuro sin Carbon (Galicia, a future without coal), with ECOAR))) and other social and environmental groups are members. 34% of CO2 emissions in Galicia are produced by the Meirama and As Pontes plants. So at 11:30 am we left the Uxío Novoneira square with the objective of making visible the rejection of the burning … Read more

BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS TO FREE OURSELVES FROM COAL
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The past 12, 13 and 14 October a meeting framed within the international movement Break Free took place in Riaza (Segovia). This encounter aims to put a stop on the production of energy based on coal. We came to the meeting with the firm task of weaving networks and creating alliances to continue building the movement against fossil fuels. After the last report of the IPCC, which indicates that, if the CO2 emission is not reduced by half by 2030, … Read more

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

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