Coal giant RWE wants to cut down a 12,000 year old forest to strip away earth and dig for lignite – the dirtiest fossil fuel. But not without a fight.
The resistance movement won the latest battle to save Hambi: a court in Münster has ordered the company to stop! Now it may take months or even years for the court to decide whether RWE has the right to pursue its plans to get to the coal below the forest.
The struggle to protect the forest for good – and keep lignite coal in the ground – continues. Meet Indigo, one of the activists who occupied the forest, despite massive police repression.
Activists like Indigo have been protecting the Hambach forest with their presence and their bodies. Six years ago they started building tree houses to peacefully occupy the forest. Now, the police have destroyed their forest homes, in an effort to evict the peaceful potest.
But people across Germany and Europe are still resisting and more actions are coming. We’ve already collected close to 6,000 individual messages of solidarity! You can still add yours, and we will deliver them to those protecting the forest.