After careful consideration, we decided to publish some new Information about Sara’s case. In the past weeks, some events happened we couldn’t publish immediately on behalf of our lawyer. We’re now catching up on this, and hope you understand our silence.
Last Monday, more than a thousand poeple protested against the construction of a coal fired power plant in Banskhali, Bangladesh. In the weeks before protest against the construction grew. Continue reading Solidarity with anti-coal protests in Bangladesh
Declarition (Ticker below)
Today, 4th April 2016 we occupied the Conveyor Bridge F60 in the open pit mine Nochten. With this, we intend to interrupt the machines. Our action is not directed against employees of Vattenfall. At no time we want to endanger workers.
Through our action, we want to curb for a while the daily destruction done by lignite mining.
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.
On next Tuesday, the 22nd of March, there will be another trial in Cottbus, at 12:45am in the regional court. The trial will be public.
We meet at 12:15am directly in front of the court, Gerichtsstraße 3, to attend the trial and to show our solidarity to Sara!
Since the 22nd of February, our friend Sara is inprisoned – for that reason, people from LAUtonomia wrote an open letter to Sara, to make our thoughts towards her visible for you.
With 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.
Our 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.
Continue reading Forest Festival on site at the occupation, this Sunday!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org