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  • Tree House Villages Defend Ancient German Forest Against Expanding Coal Mine

    September 9, 2019
    Hambach Forest, Germany – Days after witnessing a massive direct action known as Ende Gelaende, where thousands of climate justice activists stormed coal infrastructure near Mönchengladbach, Germany, Unicorn Riot traveled 200km southeast to the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest. The Hambach, like many forests around the world,…...
  • Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure in Germany

    June 21, 2019
    Viersen, Germany – Updated 6/29/2019 This year’s #EndeGelaende event was the most logistically challenging ever, according to its organizers. Activists were repeatedly stopped from boarding trains, buses and crossing bridges by police and forced to march dozens of miles, over 24 hours, to eventually reach…...
  • Journalist Dies During German Police Sweep of Hambach Forest

    September 19, 2018
    Hambach Forest, Germany – One person has been confirmed to have died during police operations to clear the Hambach Forest to make way for a coal mine. The injury leading to the man’s death took place Wednesday afternoon as officers were attempting to remove protesters…...
  • Police Move to Clear Activists from Ancient Forest on Behalf of Coal Mining Company

    September 13, 2018
    Hambach Forest, Germany – One of the largest police mobilizations in recent North Rhine-Westphalian history is currently underway in Germany to evict activists protecting Hambach Forest. Thousands of government forces from all over Germany have descended onto the forest in recent days, bringing with them…...
  • Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Mine in Germany (w/ Interview) – Deprogram Ep. 16

    August 21, 2015
    In Episode 16 of our weekly live show “Deprogram”, we interviewed Pascoe Sabido about the #Endegelaende direct action against coal mining in Germany. Over 1,000 activists marched into an open pit Lignite Mine in Germany. While Germany continues to break renewable energy records, they also…...