September 22, 2021
From Enough Is Enough 14
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Wuppertal. Germany. Imagine there is a so-called climate election and none of the parties have a program with which the Paris 1.5 degree target can be achieved. This is exactly the case. Since we have nothing good to expect from this political circus in Berlin in relation to the climate issue, we have to stick to the fact that climate protection is handwork!

Originally published by Jeder Baum Zaehlt. Translated by Riot Turtle.

Protect forests and villages! Defend Osterholz Forest & ZAD Rhineland!

Osterholz stays! Lützerath stays!

Climate protection is handwork!

Climate Justice Bloc // Demonstration 09. Oktober2021 // 14:00 (02:00 p. m.) // Wuppertal (HBF, Bahnhofsvorplatz – main train station, station forecourt) (Germany)

Imagine there is a so-called climate election and none of the parties have a program with which the Paris 1.5 degree target can be achieved. This is exactly the case. Since we have nothing good to expect from this political circus in Berlin in relation to the climate issue, we have to stick to the fact that climate protection is handwork!

Capitalism is destroying our livelihood. Be it because profit logic wants to sacrifice forests for its overburden, or it expropriates the homes of entire village communities in order to dredge them away for lignite later. The political clowns in Düsseldorf, Berlin and elsewhere talk about climate protection, but in the meantime the destruction continues. What comes out of the parliaments is “too little, too late”. This should not surprise anyone, because the parties would never admit that they would have to abandon capitalism in order to effectively fight the climate crisis.

The e-car is being presented as a great success in the struggle for the climate. For the mining of lithium, which is needed for the batteries of e-cars, natural areas are destroyed, among others in Bolivia and Chile, but also in Portugal and Spain. Afghanistan is one of the countries with the largest lithium reserves, and natural areas there are also to be destroyed for the mining of lithium. In addition, the electricity consumption increases with each e-car. Due to the years of slowing down the development of renewable energy sources, many e-cars are likely to run on electricity from lignite, and the e-car will also ensure that highways continue to be expanded. Oetelshofen mines lime, e.g. for the production of asphalt.

A part of the Osterholz forest is occupied since August 15, 2019. In May 2021, the company Oetelshofen has been able to obtain a clearing permit, so the Osterholz is under acute threat from 01 October, because from that day clearing is allowed. Still discussions and lawsuits are in progress, but the outcome is uncertain. What we do know is that we will defend the forest!

While some people will stay in Osterholz in Wuppertal and Haan to defend this beautiful forest against the chainsaws of the Oetelshofen company, others will travel to Lützerath to defend this beautiful place against the excavators of RWE. Lützerath is another village in the Reinland that is to be destroyed for the profits of a major international corporation. Another 650 million tons of brown coal are to be burned. This would further fuel the climate catastrophe!

The Osterholz forest has been cleared for decades with salami tactics. This means that again and again only small pieces of the forest are destroyed in order to argue that it is only a small piece. Even if it was only one tree they wanted to cut, it would be one too many. It should be noted that one of the major customers for the lime from Oetelshofen is RWE. The company that also wants to excavate Lützerath. Apart from the asphalt industry, one of Oetelshofen’s biggest customers is ThyssenKrupp, Germany’s fourth-largest arms manufacturer (status in 2018).According to SIPRI, ThyssenKrupp earned $1170 million in 2016 from military hardware alone.

We stick to it, every tree counts! Defend forests, defend Lützerath, attack climate killers!

Come to the climate justice block at the Osterholz bleibt! Demo in Wuppertal (Germany)! 09. October2021 // 14:00 (02:00 p. m.) // Wuppertal (HBF, main train station, station forecourt)

Come to ZAD Rheinland and defend Lützerath! (More information on Lützerat: http://luetzerathlebt.info/)

Send your cell phone number to jeder-baum-zaehlt@riseup.net. Then you will receive an alarm SMS in case of eviction and clearing of Osterholz.

Poster as PDF: klimagerechtigkeit9odemo

Flyer as PDF: klimagerechtigkeit9odemoflyer

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