Nieuwe bosbezetting in Lausitz, Duitsland

Nieuws, gepost door: nn op 07/03/2016 03:09:00

Waar: Lausitz, Germany
Wanneer: 07/03/2016 - 21:12

Twee dagen geleden, in de vroege zaterdagochtend, is de nieuwe bosbezetting 'LAUtonomia' van start gegaan in de Lausitz, het gebied waar in mei ook de massa-actie Ende Gelände gaat plaatsvinden in mei, waarvoor door oa. GroenFront! ook vanuit Nederland gemobiliseerd wordt. Met de bezetting beogen de activisten de verdere uitbreiding van de Nochten mijn te stoppen, en een brandhaard van verzet te worden in het hart van het tweede grootste bruinkoolwinningsgebied van Duitsland.

Hier onder het persbericht van de activisten:

----------------------press release----------------

LAUtonomia: new occupation in the lignite mining area in Lusatia, Germany

Weißwasser, 7th March 2016: On Saturday, the 5th of March 2016,
activists set up an occupation they are calling “LAUtonomia“ in the
mining area of the Nochten mine in Germany's second largest lignite
mining area in Lusatia. With their action they want to prevent the mine
from progressing any further and start a long-term resistant project in
the area.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, the activists pulled a couple of
platforms up into the trees. The occupied trees are right on the edge of
the clearing next to the Nochten mine. Leonie Gruber, who was part of
the construction work, explains: “The people involved with LAUtonomia
are people of all different kinds of backgrounds who want to establish
an open room for actions of resistance in Lusatia.“

The excavation area of the Nochten mine is situated in Saxony and is
supposed to be expanded. In 2016, lignite mining in Lusatia shifted into
the public focus due to the expansion and the upcoming sale of the
lignite division of the energy company Vattenfall.

On their website the activists also announce their resistance against
the military training area and factory farms in the region. „This rural
area shows various kinds of the implications of a capitalist economy
characterised by hierarchy and domination“, says Gruber.

For decades, local initiatives from Lusatia have been opposing the
mining. Ende Gelaende, an action alliance, also announced activities in
the area. According to their own statements, the LAUtonomia activists
want to add to this resistance and broaden it. Hence, a variety of
actions are to be expected this summer.

Everyone is invited to their Forest Festival on Sunday, 13^th of March –
come and enjoy music, coffee and cake.

For more information on the Forest Festival and the occupation:
blog (english):

If you have any questions, this is our media contact:
Mia Brandt, 01577-11 79 647

The occupation is situated roughly between Berlin and Dresden. When you
are between the villages „Schleife“ and „Mühlrose“, you take the road
„Weißwasserweg“ at „Mühlrose Ausbau“. When you are in the forest, take
the third street to the right, then keep to the right. Until a certain
point the forest is freely accessible, and it's best if you park your
car along the road before you reach that point. Then you walk the path
straight ahead until you see a clearing on your right, right before the
cutting edge. There you'll find the occupied trees. The way will also be

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