Current (eviction) situation: On 23.1. the deadline from the District Office Bautzen to remove the tree houses and fireplaces expires. If we do not do so, the district office has threatened us to remove the structures ourselves. This would be tantamount to an eviction. We suspect that in the week of 23.1. the district office will first check whether there are still fireplaces and tree houses and will evict us in the following week. Since there are always demonstrations going on in Saxony on Mondays, it is likely that they will not begin an eviction until Tuesday. However, this is all speculation and it may well be that they will start evicting us as early as the week of Jan. 23. There will be a registered picket from 22.1. in the evening and on Wednesday 18.1. an infocall (more information to follow). Therefore: come by, gladly already for the Skillshare weekend from 20.1.-22.1., and let’s oppose the destruction of the forest and the surrounding moors by capitalist interests! #heibo_bleibt #fecher_bleibt…
It is again so far, this year again several forest occupations are to give way to the environmental destruction and the capitalist greed for profit. After Lützerath, the Heibo is next in danger of eviction. From the 23.1 the forest🌲, near Dresden is to be evicted and give way to a gravel pit. Come therefore with pleasure to our info evening with following discussion round and Küfa🍝 in the Katerschmiede. Where: In the Keimzelle (Rigaer Straße 94, knock on the door we open for you) When?: On Wednesday 18.01 at 7 pm The forest occupation also very happy about money as well as donations in any kind (socks 🧦, shoes 👟 climbing materials and sleeping bag,warm winter clothes 🧥🧤🧣will be happy about everything) We look forward to you 😊 forward this message with pleasure 🙂
From 20. to 22. 01. there will be a Skillshare-Weekend in our forest. So that we can all have a relaxed time, we start with an Awarness-Input, which will take place either Friday evening or Saturday morning. We will continue with different climbing skillshares (relevant for eviction, beginner workshops, rescue skillshare, …) Some skillshares and talking rounds we offer as shelter. These are only accessible to certain groups of people ( e.g. FLINTA/ TINA only, Neurodivergence). If needed, we also try to provide English translations. This will be followed by a Sani workshop on Saturday at noon. Sunday there will be a legal input and all people are invited to build barricades (which is of course always welcome). Also part of it is cooking together, exchanging with each other and taking over daily tasks, e.g. washing up. It would be great if you bring some food 🙂
Our picket starts on the evening of the 22nd, we are happy about every person who wants to participate there, be it helping with the setup or taking part in shifts. Feel free to share the info. See you in the forest. #heibobleibt
We have heard that on 10.01. a possible soil eviction will take place by Sachsen Forst. Since these are only rumors, we ourselves do not yet know exactly what will happen on that day.
That means: We need you urgently! Be it on the structures, loud & creative on the ground or as a journalist! Every person counts!
Greetings in solidarity,
As of 23.01. there is an active danger of evacuation. We want to prepare together and give you an insight into the forest life. That’s why we invite you to a skillshare weekend from Friday, 20.01, on.
In different workshops we want to share knowledge and skills that are important for forest occupations and beyond. Everyone can participate without being a “full professional”. We want to learn with and from each other without hierarchies of knowledge.
Among other things, climbing, first aid and cooking for large groups of people are on the agenda. The detailed program will be published in the next days. Some skillshares are offered as a shelter. These are only open to certain groups of people (e.g. FLINTA*/ TINA* only, neurodivergence). If needed, we will also try to provide an English translation. If you have something to offer, you are welcome to write us.
So dress warmly and come to the Heibo (tested on a daily basis).
And as always: NO COPS NO NAZIS NO MACKER NO DISCRIMINATION
In addition to the Fecher at the beginning and Lützi in the middle of next month, there is a third forest occupation threatened with eviction as of Jan. 23: the Heibo near Dresden. Around the
clearing of the forest for the expansion of a climate-damaging gravel plant
we have been living for over a year in tree houses on the
endangered area. To save it now, or at least make the clearing as difficult as possible, we need you: come to the forest where we can give you skillshares on how to climb, build, and annoy the cops most skillfully. Prepare actions outside against concrete and gravel industry sites, repressive authorities, and those who stand in the way of the building turnaround! Spread the information and organize rallies!
When the enforcers of ecocidal capitalism stand in the forest at the end of January, they should be confronted with a broad front of action and publicity in Heibo as well as outside, making it clear to them that such 20th century projects cannot take place without resistance!
Greetings from the forest
PS: Here is the status of what the bourgeois state calls “law”:
After a participant* filed an objection against the general decree of the district of Bautzen of 18.05.22, the person led two proceedings before the Administrative Court of Dresden and the Higher Administrative Court of Saxony. Since the courts have sided in almost all points on the side of the district, now came the request from the district office, until 23.1. to dismantle all buildings and fireplaces. Should we not independently destroy our open space, which we have built up with much effort, so that it can give way to the gravel pit, the county would do it for us. Legal details can be found on our website: http://heibo.noblogs.org, as well as info on how to get there and how and why we are occupying the forest.
On Twitter, Mastodon and Instagram you can find us under heibo_bleibt, our
phone number is +49 152 1873 8299.
On Telegram there are regular updates on the current state of affairs.
As soon as the eviction starts, info will be passed on there.
( For questions, the exchange group is best:
If we have not dismantled all fireplaces and structures by 23.1, the District Office Bautzen wants to evict us. This does not necessarily mean that no one will try to evict us before then, but it lets us breathe a sigh of relief. Come by and help us to make the #heibo #unräumbar!
We have clear signs of an eviction in the next few weeks. On Friday, 9.12. was for about 1.5 h a drone over the Camp we have more signs. We need your support now! Come to the forest whether on the trees or at the Mawa we need everyone!!! Support the structures make solidarity actions. Together we prevent the eviction and overcome the capitalist system!
Update & current situation
The cutting season will begin on October 1. We expect to be evicted starting Oct. 4 (1st business day after Oct. 1).
We have not yet received a firm date as to when it will actually start. However, we assume that the police will be here rather sooner than later to get us out of the trees. This is supported by the fact that we know that the KBO (gravel plant) already wanted to clear the forest area where we live last year. (For your information: in DE it is legal to cut down between 1. 10. and 28. 2. without special permission. Outside this period it is more difficult for nature conservation reasons). At the moment this piece of forest belongs to Sachsen Forst. The gravel plant has to lease it for cutting down and digging. As far as we know this has not happened yet, but we know that preparations for this were made some time ago. Legally, that means Sachsen Forst will probably be the ones suing the occupation to leave the forest. Since we won’t do that voluntarily as long as the gravel here is to be used, the police will enforce the wishes of Sachsen Forst and KBO and evict us to make way for chainsaws, destruction and climate disaster.
What to do? Support options
Roughly summarized, we need 3 things:
Resistance is unfortunately expensive. Food for a possible police siege, material, climbing equipment, upcoming charges and proceedings – it adds up to a lot. Donations (appeals), soli-parties and -counters and other fundraising activities help us a lot.
We prefer to get things used instead of buying them new. So if you have something lying around at home that you don’t need anymore, feel free to send it to us. Currently urgent:
- durable, vegan (ready-made) food like canned meals, pickled vegetables, sweet stuff, stuff that doesn’t need to be prepared elaborately or at all
- (truck) tarpaulins
- sleeping bags
- packaged bottled water
- small camping stoves and gas
- power banks
- lumber, blankets …
- more on the wish list
and lots of them! There are countless ways to get involved: help with the final preparations before it starts, occupy a tree house or similar, register and support demonstrations nearby, help with transportation with a car and driver’s license, Gesa support (picking people up from the police station), documenting the eviction (press), moral support from the ground, offering a quiet place and offering people tea after the eviction… there is a lot to do!
Come by or otherwise let us know how you want to and can support us. [Contact.]
What’s going on here right now?
Collective living together always means dealing – with ourselves, with discrimination, with society, but also with each other, for example in awareness plenaries. We want to deal openly with the fact that there was a major conflict here this year, which many people outside the forest also heard about. If you have any questions or concerns about this, but also in general, feel free to write us by mail or Telegram. Please refrain from calling for conflict-specific issues, as not all people have the desire or capacity to talk about it or know about it. For all other questions, of course, the forest cell phone is also available.
Climate destruction must not go unanswered! Let’s make the eviction a disaster!
Heibo Remains – Come to the forest!
If it should come to problems with the authorities, we have contact to nice lawyers who help us.
This means: visitors can come by without any problems and activists can build with peace of mind 🦋.
According to statements made by the gravel pit spokesmen to the press, there are no forest clearing plans at the moment. However, plans for clearing work are also often only drawn up shortly before the clearing season. So how things will proceed from October onwards is still unclear.
What is clear: we are staying!