FecherZine – fecherzine@systemli.org

In the Circle of the Fecher Occupation people want to create a zine, with collected experiences from the occupation, feedback, critice and refelctions.

People are happy about every sended Input, no matter if its is a text, a painting, a letter or a poem
You can send it to the email adress: fecherzine@systemli.org
Actually there is no realease date yet, people are still gathering (:

Greeting from the forest!

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+++ Tümpeltown-Zine! +++

We are actually into creating two Zines, and now you people are questioned, that where active in the context of Tümpeltown (and other forests*)!
Planed is a Zine about Tümpeltown and a Zine about “How-to-occupay-forrests”

barriotuempeltown@riseup.net (PGP-Key https://kurzelinks.de/tifq )
more informations here https://kurzelinks.de/s3gc

The Tümpeltown Zine shall be about the history of the occupation, shall show diverse experiences and be about own storys and more.

The How-to-Waldbesetzung-Zine has a different focus. It shall help to fill black wholes, according to climbing questions, Creating an EA Structure etc.

Feel very invited to send your text or to send already existing ones

Tümpeltown lebt! Defendallforests!

#KapitalismusIstKlimaterrorismus

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Imprisonment is for Burning – Zine

The Zine about Ellas Imprisonment and the Danni is online now
https://burnimprisonment.blackblogs.org/

there is a reading and a printing version,
it is a documentation of what happen when peops occupy forrests and fight for a life without Identification, and what to learn from that
very inspiring, share and contribute it!

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An imagined utopian forestoccupation

Ideas and Invitations how it could look like
(a draft by an individual person/ hopefully by individual people adding things)

People who occupied this forest here are English speaking and German speaking
This Forestoccupation is framed queerfeministic and anticlassistic, it is meant as a open and autonomous place and also as a more collective project where people really try to organise together and are interested to build a community. Its about respecting each other and liberateing from hierarchies, authorities and money, time pressure and efficency, and it wants to focus on having a nice time, chill together, learn and live together.

But Forest Occupations are in general no safer spaces (they are braver spaces) …

its not the highest prio of people living there to focus on that everybody feels safe, its important to try, but as its a open space there will always be people who will not prioritize this, and apart from this shitty things are simply happening, this here is a try to find a better way to deal with things happening in places like this, by getting more organised and framing the place as queerfeministic and anticalssistic so everybody whos coming here knows, that people here try to be aware and want to take responsibility for their action and will ask other people to take responsibility for their actions too.

This queerfeministic anticlassistic Forestoccupation is meant as a more collective project against state, capitalism, discrimination, ecodestruction, dogmatism and partriarchy.
But there is no possibility to avoid trigger and trauma. Needs will not always get met and our surrounding is not made to make needs always get met. People have to learn to deal with things, it could be the way of talking about it, of leaving the situation or of confronting it with yourself.
Conflicts are dailyday life, and not preventable as different people live together. It is a try to have space to unlearn our socialisation and structural things, and by this at the same time reflect and considered every action of people in their context and individuallity, not forgetting the situation and people behind the actions.

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Moni Zine

Since some time there is a english/german Zine about a forestoccupations reflection from the experiences from Moni: Kartoffelstimme-What-happened-to-Moni

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Repression continues – three years probation

Two years after the eviction of danni an activist got three month jail suspended on three years probation for “aussault on executive officer”.

An construction machine got occupied and police brutality was happening as often in these days. The activist was talking about breathing troubles because of a cophand covering the activist whole face. Indeed the activist got sentenced beacuse of the accusation of biting the cop in their hand. Court accounted them as guilty. Again a repression loaded on our shoulders.

Repression does’nt stop, and so will activism not stop, there is no end, let’s donate some money, if we have and let’s hold tight together, solidarity to be continued…

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A new zine on how to build treehouses has been published:

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Thoughts on militancy in the movement

Disclaimer: This text was written by individuals and not agreed with the whole cast. There is no authorized group and no quorum that could decide ‘official group opinions’ for the occupation. People in the occupation and its environment have diverse and sometimes controversial opinions. This diversity of opinion is therefore not censored here, but can stand side by side on an equal footing. No text speaks for the whole community or is necessarily approved by the whole community.

Quote Taz.de on militancy in the climate movement:
“Does the climate movement need to become more radical? That is the wrong question. Radicalism is not an end in itself. The question is how to win more people from different milieus for a climate policy that corresponds to the reality of the climate crisis. So that at the next election the majority doesn’t say again that the climate is really important to them, but doesn’t vote accordingly.”=> https://taz.de/Klimabewegung-und-Radikalitaet/!5818080/

The problem is that elections will never overcome capitalism. Radicalism is not an end in itself, that may be. But we still need strategies for breaking through capitalist constraints and their normalcy.

Here are a few thoughts:

We should recognize that our task is not to convince more people of our ideas, but to break open the concreted social discourse to give ideas room to grow. In doing so, it is not imperative to convince people of our own ideas or to change their opinions, because in capitalism, opinions are not the cause of people’s actions, but their alibi. Opinions are adapted so as not to have to admit to being part of the oppressive system ourselves. Instead, we need to get people back to developing their own ideas, and fighting for them.

So the strategic question is not how to bring more people into our struggles, but how to make our struggles break the normality in society to strengthen other emerging struggles and ideas, without forgetting to sustain our own struggles and realize our ideas.

Visibility is the best tool to influence society. When actions act as signals of disorder and shatter the illusion of social peace, they break through normality, and are thus visible. At the same time, such actions also separate us from society. It is not possible to attack the system without disrupting society. However, society is not the real problem, but it reproduces the existing capitalist constraints.

The goal, therefore, is to make actions that serve as an invitation to others to become accomplices… Whether sympathetic or smiling, if they offer their support or take to the streets, then we have brought them on board, whether they all share our ideas or not.

But as long as we see ourselves only as political subjects who participate in demonstrations, and are organized in groups along with people who mostly share the same ideas as ourselves – and this acts as a substitute for forming actual relationships with people and thus creating networks that allow us to choose forms of action that allow us to break through social normality, we will remain largely isolated political subjects and groups.

Networks are stronger than hierarchies.

Our networks are strong when each unit has a multitude of connections, rather than there being only a few nodes through which all connections run.

Asking “what vision or plan will society be organized around after capitalism?” doesn’t get us anywhere.

We will be stronger than ever if we learn to understand that not everyone will act as we do – nor as we wish them to do. Our effectiveness lies not in making the whole world thinking and doing the same, but in finding the best way to relate in a complementary way with those who are different and have their own ideas.

We are then an intelligent and self-organizing organism as long as we all make plans, share visions and ideas, and take initiatives. All forms of organization will always have to be shaped freshly between the people who want to organize themselves.

Don’t rely on others creating plans, evolving ideas and telling you what to do!
But also don’t judge others for not doing what you want them to do or not supporting your ideas to the fullest! Do it yourself!

Nor should we limit ourselves to creating a system that replaces the existing system or creating an infrastructure that makes the existing infrastructure obsolete.

If we consider the physical realization of our projects and ideas as a victory, we will adopt a conservative attitude and try to save or protect these projects, losing sight of what constitutes their greatest value:

Our projects are useful when we use them to break through social normalcy.

Sure, we’ll physically lose a lot of what we create, but that’s okay, because they’re not there to be preserved, they’re there to teach us new skills and give society visions of new possible worlds.

What needs to be preserved are the ideas and solutions we create in our projects and the networks we build.

Because only then can we build on you, develop our ideas further and realize new projects again and again.
So that our projects and actions are places where we honestly express our visions of a different world.

Danni lives!

 

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Troubles in Danni – Critical reflection on Dannenroder forest occupation

Disclaimer: This article was written by a group of people and does not represent the whole occupation. There is no authorised group and no official body that could decide upon an ‘official’ group statement for the occupation. The people in the occupation and in their immediate environment have diverse and controversial opinions. This diversity of different stances is therefore not censored here, but differing opinions can be equally valid and have an equal right to be seen and heard. No text will speak for the whole occupation or is necessarily approved by everyone participating in the occupation.

There is a new short book about Danni. It was written by a person who lived for a year in the occupation and it is his reflection of social structures and problems in the forest during the time of the occupation. The text represents only views and opinions of a single person. Feel free to share online, print and distribute the text if you like!

Troubles in Danni pdf

Troubles in Danni printing version

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Call for a gathering and skillshare in Gállok, near Jokkmokk in Sápmi (so called sweden)

On nomineingallok.noblogs.org we found the following callout.

The struggle against a mining project in Gállok have been going on for many years now. In 2013 there was a protest camp where people were trying to stop the drilling and blowing up of the ground. They never managed to completely stop the mining company, but they managed to delay them and get people organised.

Right now it’s up to the so called swedish government to decide if someone will be allowed to start the mine or not. But we will not wait for their decision. We have already made ours – No mine in Gállok! Not now, not ever.

This struggle is closely connected to the struggle of the Sami people, the indigenous people of Sápmi. For 400 years, the so called swedish, norwegian, finnish and russian states have colonised Sápmi. With the use of cultural genocide they tried to wipe out the Sami people. They never succeded.

So in mid august we meet in the north. The main focus of this gathering will be to connect the different struggles in Sapmi. So we can stand united against the exploitation and contamination of our water, mountains, air and forests. Against mines, windmills, dams, industries, clearcuts, nuclear power plants, pipelines and so on. Let’s come together and share our skills and experiences. How can we support each other? How can we create a good and persistent culture of resistance?

If you want to contribute with a workshop, a talk, a discussion or whatever, contact us so that we can put it in the schedule.

You can read more here or on kolonierna.se
Contact us at kolonierna at riseup dot net

No mine in Gállok!

 

Please spread on other relevant websites.

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