The A49 is a planned highway connecting the cities of Giessen and Kassel. For its construction a natural reserve of drinking and 100ha of forest must destroyed. In 2020, the local (Hessen) coalition government of the CDU and the Greens has given permission for the construction to start, with the construction company “STRABAG Infrastrukturprojekt GmbH” taking the contract. The destruction of the Dannenröder forest (Danni) started in October 2020.
On September 18th the trial against two comrades from Berlin and two comrades from Athens will take place in Evelpidon Court in Athens. On November 26, 2017, the four persons were arrested during the forced eviction of GARE Squat, in the Athens district of Exarchia. Among other charges, they are accused of trespassing, attempted serious bodily harm, refusal of forensic identification and possession of explosive materials and explosive bombs. This eviction was the first of three in which the four comrades were detained for 4 days. They were released on conditions or bail and now, almost three years later, have to take responsiblity in front of the court.
Political statement of the squat Terra Incognita-International call for solidarity
On Friday 26th of June at 6:15 in the morning, the squat of Dervenion 56 and the neighbouring occupied house at Dervenion 52 were evicted. In a short time, crowds gathered in Exarcheia Square in solidarity, where they remained for several hours.
Since 2017, the Koukaki Squat Community (Matrozou 45, Panaitoliou 21, Arvali 3) set up a different competitive example of communal life in the center of Athens. Through horizontal procedures, collective work and persistence, it set up open and social projects of communal housing, public bath and laundry, clothes sharing, spaces for public events and a multilingual library. Operating in an area which has been transforming from residential neighborhood to first-class tourist resort, the Koukaki Squat Community raised an embankment against the repressive and economic policies of the state and the bosses, against fascism, racism, and patriarchy. A living hearth of resistance, it also actively supported and connected with other struggles, political projects and public assemblies .