squatting / free spaces / protest sites
12th May 2014
12th May 2014 FORTUL, COLOMBIA–Holding down an occupation for five months isn’t easy. Doing so in Colombia, even less so.
Kerpen, 28.03.2014. Shortly after 20:00 on last wednesday the 28th of march the last of seven activists was evicted from a tree.
The hambach forest is under eviction right now. Hundrets of police are trying to get the people down from the trees, but it can need some time. Media is talking about lock-ons in the trees. Right now there are several lifting ramps working at several treehouses at the same time. The Police is blocking roads and the motorway in a big range.
Lock-ons have been increasing - there's been one today (2 people, 2 hour delay), Monday 3rd March; there was another last Friday (2 people in tubes, 1.5 hours), and last Tuesday - 2 people locked-on into a barrel full of concrete, barbed wire and glass, to slow the police removal team down.
Romanian police clashed with villagers on Wednesday as they tried in vain to force them off a field they have occupied for a third day to prevent U.S. energy giant Chevron from drilling for shale gas.
A weekend gathering for people involved or want to know more about ecological direct action around the UK including fighting opencast coal, fracking, GM, nuclear power, new road building and quarries with discussions and campaign planning - emphasis on the tactics and strategies, community solidarity and sustainable activism.