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Call Me Crazy: Babylon Apocalypse

     by Boris Forkel / Deep Green Resistance Germany Call me crazy, but I spent the last evening sitting in my garden and telling the first toad I met this year what I do and why. I told her about Deep Green Resistance, about the destruction of the natural world by our culture, and … Continue reading Call Me Crazy: Babylon Apocalypse

A visit to Hambach Forest

By Dan Planet, Deep Green Resistance Just a short post on my visit to Hambach Forest in Germany, a resistance camp set up to defend the forest and prevent the RWE mine (Europe’s largest CO2 emitter) from further destroying the planet. (For background on the struggle, see The Battle for the Hambach Forest.) I arrived … Continue reading A visit to Hambach Forest

The Battle for the Hambach Forest

By Michael Regenfuss of Deep Green Resistance There is an ongoing fight, just north of Düsseldorf, Germany, to save the Hambach Forest, Germany’s last old growth forest. The forest is a 1,000 hectare old growth oak forest right next to the largest open cast coal mine in Europe. The mine is 12 kilometers long, 4 … Continue reading The Battle for the Hambach Forest

Review of Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Sophie Scholl - The Final Days depicts the true story of a courageous young German woman, standing strongly behind her principles, as she faces charges in 1943 of undermining Nazi Germany. Scholl and a network of more than twenty other people comprised the White Rose, opposing the Nazi regime through propaganda of graffiti and leaflets. The film centers on Scholl and her capture, interrogation, time in jail, and trial. ... Continue reading →

Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd arrested in Germany

By Shiv Malik / The Guardian A veteran anti-whaling campaigner has been arrested in Germany on charges relating to an incident in 2002 when the boat he was piloting attempted to stop poachers illegally killing sharks. The environmental activist organisation Sea Shepherd said Paul Watson had been detained at Frankfurt airport to answer a Costa … Continue reading Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd arrested in Germany

German government rejects fracking, saying they are “very skeptical” about the technology

By Der Spiegel Germany has put the brakes on plans to use hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to extract natural gas in places where it is difficult to access, such as shale or coal beds. Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen and Economy Minister Philipp Rösler have agreed to oppose the controversial process for the time … Continue reading German government rejects fracking, saying they are “very skeptical” about the technology

Film Review: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and the anti-Nazi resistance group the White Rose Society, is an example we all should look to in resisting the unjust and murderous culture in power. After watching the film based on their story, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, my heart is … Continue reading Film Review: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees

By The Local Police cleared 1,000 protesters from a park at the Stuttgart 21 construction site overnight, making way for further work on the controversial rail project. Protesters set up barricades and some even encased their arms in concrete. City officials said on Wednesday morning they were pleased with how the operation in the Schlossgarten … Continue reading German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees