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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…...
  • Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

    May 8, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last stop on a U.S. speaking tour organized by Rising Tide North America this past spring. Members…...
  • 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…...
  • German Far-Right Targets Medics as Left Mobilizes in Chemnitz

    September 14, 2018
    Chemnitz, Germany – During a protest against the German far-right in Chemnitz, paramedics were targeted by right-wing violence and pepper sprayed from a rooftop by a right-wing demonstrator while providing medical support to protesters in a police kettle at Johannisplatz, a public square in the…...
  • 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…...
  • European Alt-Right Exposed Organizing Sock Puppet Smear Campaigns on Discord

    February 8, 2018
    Germany – On Saturday, February 3, the Twitter account Alt Right Leaks began releasing screenshots, video and audio from an alt-right Discord server called ‘Reconquista Germanica.’ Leaked video shows users discussing how to create fake accounts en masse in order to exploit algorithms against opponents…...
  • Bomb Explodes at Hamburg Transit Station, Neo-Nazi Arrested

    December 21, 2017
    Hamburg, Germany – At the S-Bahn Station, a bag packed with nails, screws, and pyrotechnics were placed on the train platform on Sunday evening, December 17th. According to witnesses, the bomb explosion sent shrapnel flying through the air, breaking several windows. Police initially reported that…...
  • Police Raids Against Anti-Fascists Spread Across Germany, Months After G20 Protests

    December 20, 2017
    Germany – Months after the G20 Summit in Hamburg, police are still hunting down protesters across the country who are suspected of taking part in violent clashes. In recent weeks, over 500+ police have carried out at least 20 massive raids across eight German states.…...
  • Reports From Greece – 13 Part Series – 2017

    November 19, 2017
    During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia. We produced three…...