The struggle for climate continues – so does the campaign Zucker im Tank!
Eventful months are lying behind us. At the latest since the incredible movement created by the coal clique’s attempts to evict the occupation in Hambach Forest in autumn 2018 started, actions and camps heap up.
As a result of the movement around Hambi, there’s a huge, positive social reference that applies to an autonomous forest occupation – an occupation that has crossed the lines of governmentally conceded, legal protest in numerous cases. There have been occupations, technical blockades, direct attacks on infrastructure for evictions, lock-ons, tunnels, a stunning kitchen infrastructure, solidarity actions all around the world and much more.
The diversity of tactics is used successfully and so far there have hardly been overhasty stand-offs. We’ve come together from different sides, joining an ongoing process of mediating about exact goals and strategies. And the climate justice movement is growing further.
In the beginning of February, the so-called “Kohle-Komission” (“coal committee”) presented their results – and once again we experienced why you shouldn’t hope for or expect anything useful from pacification mechanisms like this. 2038 is supposed to be a result created by a broad social consensus. It’s obvious that this maneuver is rather meant to pacify a conflict that’s about to outgrow the ruling officials. The NGOs played their part in it and apparently didn’t hesitate to provide this plan of disaster with the necessary legitimation.
Now it’s up to us to show that the fight for climate justice won’t be filed away like this.
Affinity group actions will take over an important role in this.
We’re still highly in favour of spreading the readiness and a good preparation for these actions; for well-prepared you can achieve more. Our offer of workshops is held open and has been extended by some topics. We’re looking forward to receive requests for support!
Furthermore, we want to continue being present at various camps, offering skill-sharing and consultations for affinity group actions there.
Our focus will stay on lignite, but we try to support actions beyond that.
For the ones most affected by climate change are causing the least of it. That’s why the struggle around the climate is at the same time a feminist, anti-racist, anti-state and anti-capitalist struggle, a struggle of class and against animal exploitation and militarism. To say things short: a struggle against authority in general.
Respect existence or expect resistance!