Appeal hearing on 22 March before the District Court in Cottbus

In the main hearing on 02/29/2016, Sarah was found guilty by the District Court in Cottbus of having committed theft in minor value. The sentence turned out to be unusually high: instead of the normally usual fine, she was sentenced to two months in prison. She appealed against the judgment of the district court.

In the public appeal hearing, interested spectators were exposed to strong entrance controls: personal data were noted and identity documents copied, police in civvies and Criminal Police were sitting in the audience.

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The first forest festival – a report

Lautonomia2With coffee, cake and music we wanted to celebrate – and we did, even though others tried to hinder us.

The occupation was visited on Sunday, the 13th March, by more than 30 people – families, journalists, local residents wanted to attain the forest festival. A Coffee-Point was located at the forest entrance, which was maintained te whole day by a supporter. There, the visitors could gather. In an bigger group, we entered the forest and walked to the occupation.

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Forest Festival on site at the occupation, this Sunday!

gutesklimastattbraunkohleOur occupation has started – and it has been pretty successful, as we think! Hence, we invite all of you to a Forest Festival on Sunday, 13th of March, from 12 o’clock to 6 p.m.. Whether you live close by or whether you’ll be travelling from further away, we are looking forward to seeing you there! We’re hoping to be able to meet many people from the region in person and to show them our project.
If you’re wondering how you can support us or contribute to the project, just come around and ask! Of course you can also contact us beforehand.
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Here we go – Forest occupied in the clearing area of the Nochten mine


LAUtonomia starts

Last weekend, we set up a forest occupation close to the village Rohne, which is supposed to be bulldozed for the mine. Today our project goes public. At first, three platforms were built in the treetops of a group of ancient oaks, right next to the edge of the cleared area.

Come around!

The occupation is an open space – we invite all of you warmly to live and fight there with us. Come around, move in, join in!

We want to stay in Lusatia permanently, and resist lignite mining and other forms of oppression. For background information, just look around on this website.

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There’ll be information events on LAUtonomia in a couple of cities over the next weeks. You can find the exact dates and venues if you click on “dates“. If your city isn’t listed yet you can go ahead and organise a room – contact us via: