We live in war

This text was written by an individual from the occupation. It therefore only reflects the subjective opinions and views of an individual and not those of a group or movement.

I wrote this post a time ago. Didn´t post it then. But today, after hearing that just in Colombia, only in the short time run of this new year, 20 peasant leaders have been killed already, I remember this text, and I share it now with you. Nothing has changed. Just today I feel it more. Hugs to everybody around Dannenroder forst! Keep radical!

We live in war.

We live in war. It is a hard statement but I hold it firmly.
I know it, but I don’t often feel it enough.

The feeling came again in an evening conversation with a kurdish friend, hearing him sharing about his life experience, and that of his relatives. My own family history came to my mind, about how my grandmother suffered from fascism till the point of losing her mother language.
But the thing is, we don’t know our present, and even less we know our past. Or at least, we don’t feel them enough. Having no memory is one of the worst things that can happen so us.

Still, the motion of our world never stops. Things are happening right now. In front of our eyes if we decide to see. We may know or hear about them. But we dont feel them enough.

The system and those profiting from it want us to think about globalization, about trade conection worldwide, about the happy face of its „advantages“. The sad and slayer face remains apart from the spotlight. We live in the priviledged global north, the one that profits over the exploitation and domination of the rest. Imperialism is not over, it just changed its face for that of business, trade and corporations. As you sure know, wars on Middle East continue for oil trade control; the genocide of Kurdish people who try to live differently set another gear and deepens the embarrashment and anger we should feel. From America Latina every month we hear about several cases of assesination of simple peasants, community indigenous people getting killed for protesting against the robbery of their lands and the destruction of their lifestyles. From Asia, we know about how corporations exploite even child labour under dreadful conditions; we know about Apple managed factories in China surrounded by security nets so the workers, who live inside the factory, dont suicide themselves in the course of their… contract?. What to say about Africa. We dont even think about Africa, right? Too many things happening there and for sure it is all africans fault. (Irony mode on, just in case somebody missed it). Wherever we look, if we want to see, there is war, a war we are part of. Maybe we dont feel it enough, but the war is in the oil which fill our tanks, it is in the avocados and pinnapples which fill our supermarkets, it is behind the Made in Bangladesh label, … It permeates our reality, and still, we dont feel it enough.

Besides, I also like to remember myself, that peace is not only the absence of war. Also here, in our streets and homes, violence is present everyday, confused with normality though. In Spain, since 2008, there is an average of 8 suicides per day, most of them associated to people evicted from their houses so banks can speculate with real state. That is violence. Minimum wage is violence. The need of a private heath insurance to take care of each other is violence. The education system, design to create productive workers instead of ethical thinking human beings is violence. The system is rooted in violence. It is a system of competition. It is a system of war.

And again, from the crisis of capital accumulation, fascism is raised once more. In Europe, and worldwide. Because fascism and imperialism are not but other faces of capitalism.

Fuck nazis.
Fuck fuck nazis.

But fuck more those who feed them; those who fund them; those who feed their ignorance, our ignorance; those who destroy nature and people’s lives for the sake of their private profit and power; Fuck those who want to build a highway and want to keep playing in the worldwide casino of their economy. A casino of war.

We live in war.

I dont know what you do with your time. I am here in Dannenroder Forst fighting principally against this slayer normality we find ourselves in. And I feel I am not doing enough. Cause although I know that we live in war, I dont often feel it enough.

Still, I dont know what I will do tomorrow. But I am thinking about it…

See you out there.

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Resolution der Grünen entlang der Trasse der geplanten A49

Folgenden Beitrag haben wir vom Aktionsbündnis „Keine A49!“ erhalten.

Morgen, 22.12., wird an der Mahnwache Dannenrod eine gemeinsame Resolution der Grünen entlang der Trasse der geplanten A49 – von Edermünde bis Homberg- und weiterer BürgerInitiativen verlesen. Anschließend soll ein keine_a49_Baum im Rahmen des bestehenden keine_a49_kunstweges gepflanzt werden.

Geplanter Ablauf:

1. Beginn 14 Uhr auf dem Dannenröder Sportplatz Homberg -Dannenrod (bitte trockenes Wetter mitbringen)
2. der Dannenröder Appell wird verlesen
3. Unterzeichnung des Dokumentes
4. der Baum wird gespflanzt

Herzliche Einladung!

Aktionsbündnis „Keine A49!“

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Ein Kurzfilm über den Widerstand im Dannenröder Wald

Wir möchten uns ganz herzlich für die Produktion dieses Films bei Susanne Fasbender bedanken. Auch allen anderen an diesem Film beteiligten Personen, insbesondere Root, möchten wir großen Dank aussprechen.

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Umfrage für ein Projekt zum Thema Umwelt- und Ressourcenkonflikte an der JLU Gießen

Für ein Projekt zum Thema Umwelt- und Ressourcenkonflikte freuen sich Geographie-Studierende der JLU Gießen noch über Unterstützung. Hier findet ihr den Link zur c.a. 5 min. dauernden Umfrage: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/34bb64d

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Green hearts and bourgeois politics; or, the question of whether Tarek Al-Wazir needs a heart transplantation

On the 12th of October an article was published in the newspaper Taz about the Dannenröder Wald. Apart from informing the reader about the fact that treehouses have been constructed in the forest, the article mentions an invitation by the Homberg local Greens to their superior Tarek Al-Wazir, Hessen’s minister of mobility endowed with the decision-making power over the A49-question, to take part in a demonstration against the motorway construction. Al-Wazir declined, ‘referring to his green heart that is connected to the forest, but above all to the coalition agreement between CDU and the Greens, in which the continuation of the construction of the A49 is stipulated.’

In the following text we want to briefly return to and comment upon the article published in the Taz, more specifically the above-cited statement about Al-Wazir’s ‘green heart’. The occasion that prompts us to commit a blog entry to some minister’s vital organs is the following. Continue reading

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Waldspaziergang – geänderte Treffpunkte

Die Schutzgemeinschaft Gleental läd wieder zu ihren sonntäglichen Waldspaziergängen ein – wie gewohnt immer 14:00 an der Mahnwache/Sportplatz in Dannenrod zur Versammlung und Kundgebung.

Da an den nächsten Sonntagen neue Routen begangen werden, gibt es folgende Änderungen:

17.11., 15.00 Uhr Treffpunkt an der Kirschbrücke/Kirtorf (Lehrbach) an der B62.

24.11., 15:00 Uhr Führung in den Maulbacher Wald. Treffpunkt ist der Sportplatz Maulbach (siehe auch https://schutzgemeinschaft-gleental.de/termine/).

Kommt vorbei! Wir freuen uns auf euch!


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Regelmäßige Waldspaziergänge

Jeden Sonntag ab 14 Uhr gibt es Waldspaziergänge. Diese beginnen mit einer Protestkundgebung am Treffpunkt, danach geht es in den Wald. Meist ist die Mahnwache am Dannenröder Sportplatz der Versammlungsort, von dort geht es zu den Baumhäusern. Manchmal läuft der Spaziergang aber auch auf anderen Teilen der geplanten Trasse.

Bitte nutzt Zug und Rad für die Anreise!

Vorschlag für gemeinsame Zuganfahrten ab Gießen, Marburg, Treysa und Alsfeld (sowie Bahnstationen dazwischen) – plus Radtour auf den letzten ca. 10 Kilometer:

  • Radtour I: 13.30 Uhr ab Bahnhof Stadtallendorf (bis Dannenrod 9,3km mit 115m Steigung)
    Gießen ab 12.39 Uhr, Marburg ab 13.05 (hält überall), Stadtallendorf an 13.25 Uhr
    Treysa ab 13.06 Uhr, Stadtallendorf an 13.19 Uhr
    Einzelfahrt 4,95€, Hin-/Rückfahrt=Tagesticket 9,65€, 5-Leute-Tageskarte 16,60€
  • Radtour II: 13.35 Uhr ab Bahnhof Ehringshausen an der Vogelsbergbahn (bis Dannenrod 11km mit 150m Steigung!)
    Alsfeld ab 13.19 Uhr, Ehringshausen an 13.33 Uhr
    Einzelfahrt 3,25€, Hin-/Rückfahrt=Tagesticket 6,35€, 5-Leute-Tageskarte 10,90€
    Gegenrichtung aus Gießen-Grünberg-Mücke an 13.35 Uhr
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Is A-49 good for the economy? What is the economy by the way?

This text was written by an individual from the occupation. It therefore only reflects the subjective opinions and views of an individual and not those of a group or movement.

One of the biggest arguments, if not the only one, for sustaining the idea of the construction of a new highway in Hessen is that it is good for the „economy“, that it will bring working places to the region,…

It might be true that logistic centers will bring employment, that corporations will settle here using the area to expand their profits, that short term goals in that direction might be achieved and it might seem that „wealth“ is coming to this land in form of consumption capacity. It might seem strange if you have never thought it through, but all those things are the ones I oppose and fight against. We can talk about the danger to the forests, the farmlands and the water protected areas, but we should not miss the fact that that‘s just the surface of bigger and deeper problems that affect us all. Continue reading

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An insight glimpse

I like being here. I would like that being here wouldn’t be necessary. But sadly it is. Here, or anywhere else, we can all change for better, we can act for better. But here I am, and I am enjoying it. So i want to share a little of it with you, some little details that make it even better. Like…

The walks throught the forest with nice conversations, picking up mushrooms or just listening to the forest, alone or in company.

Nights by the fire with the guitar. Loud singing, or silent listening. Continue reading

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Wir brauchen die „Alles“-Wende!

Dieser Text wurde von einer Einzelperson aus der Besetzung heraus geschrieben. Er spiegelt somit auch nur die subjektiven Meinungen und Ansichten einer Einzelperson und keinesfalls die einer Gruppe oder Bewegung wieder.

Ich bin Teil dieser Besetzung geworden, weil ich der festen Überzeugung bin, dass wir grundlegende Veränderungen in allen Bereichen menschlicher Gesellschaften brauchen. Denn mit der aktuellen Lebensweise steuert die Menschheit diesen Planeten in Richtung eines ökologischen Kollaps – auch davon bin ich überzeugt. Continue reading

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