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Ende Gelände: Safe and Sound

It’s been two weeks since Ende Gelände.  Two weeks on and I’m still hearing stories come in, reflections shared, and seen the bruises turn different shades of purple to yellow. I’ve heard about the nerves people felt ahead of the action; the hard conversations, frustrations and stress from organising and new decision-making processes; the solidarity... (More...)
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Playing fair and safe for the climate

  Today at 10 am the ministry for inner affairs of the federal state North-Rhine Westfalia held a public session discussing police activities in Garzweiler, at the Ende Gelände action on 15 August 2015. After an official complaint the authorities have had to discuss RWE’s role at the protests. The police have been massively criticized... (More...)
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Here and No Further

This is a guest post from Gary Evans, an organiser with Divest Aachen who took part in Ende Gelände last week. “What are the dust masks for?” I asked. “Oh they’re to protect your lungs against the dust in the pit,” came the response. I’d arrived at the Climate Camp near to the vast brown coal pits... (More...)
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How 1,500 people shut down Europe’s biggest source of CO2

On Saturday, around 1,500 people set off from the climate camp in Germany’s Rhineland early in the morning to try and enter the open-pit lignite mine of Garzweiler  and block the massive excavators.   Utility company RWE’s lignite mines and power plants in the Rhineland are the biggest source of CO2 emissions in Europe. Three of the five... (More...)
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Reflections on the train towards Ende Gelände

I’m writing this from a train as I zoom through the countryside towards Cologne and the Ende Gelände mass action. I wanted to share with you some personal reflections (and, of course, a final reminder of practical details you’ll need to join in person). Cologne is a place I normally associate with holiday time and... (More...)
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Kiribati President tells world leaders to #stopdigging

Kiribati President Anote Tong today called on world leaders to support a global moratorium on new coal mines and coal mine expansions. “There is no plausible scenario in which a world that is tackling climate change is a world that needs more coal mines“, President Tong wrote in a letter to over 100 world leaders... (More...)
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Ende Gelände: live webcast this Thursday

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the most daring mass actions the grassroots anti-coal movement has ever planned — Ende Gelände (translation: Here and no further!) will use people power from across Europe to stop the Rhineland’s giant coal diggers. So we’re hosting a live webcast this Thursday to share more information... (More...)
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Ende Gelände

The Rhineland’s lignite mines and coal plants are Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions and home to the world’s largest coal diggers – the Bagger 288.

Ende Gelände will make a powerful call to keep Europe’s coal in the ground, in the face of increasingly dangerous climate change.

Here, and no further. Together we will draw a line in the coalfields.

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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Frack Free UK

Prime Minister David Cameron promised his would be the “greenest government ever”. Yet through supporting hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – he is recklessly pursuing new sources of fossil fuels. Join our call for a Frack Free UK.

 

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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