Actually, the facts about Lützerath are all on the table: every additional ton of coal burned further fuels the climate crisis. The German Institute for Economic Research confirms (https://fffutu.re/dkDEkw) that the coal under Lützerath is not needed for Germany’s electricity supply, even in times of a gas crisis. Nevertheless, RWE is preparing to demolish Lützerath – even against a recommendation issued by the Bundestag – and is already creating its own facts. It is clear to us that – for no coal in the world – villages may be demolished in times of climate catastrophe. Not Lützerath here at the Garzweiler open pit mine, but also not villages in the Kuzbass region in Russia or those that are to be demolished in favor of the El Cerrejon mine in Colombia or for other coal mines.
Even if the Bundestag recommends preserving Lützerath, the continuation of open pit mining until 2030 is not questioned, even though this scenario is not even compatible with a 1.5°C compliant pathway. After many devastating IPCC reports, it should slowly be clear to everyone that coal mining should have been stopped long ago. Every ton of coal burned releases more emissions, further heating the climate. Already, 20 million people are displaced from their homes each year by extreme weather events. We protest in solidarity with the communities and places most affected.
In order for corporations to continue to make profits as usual in times of war, increased energy costs are being offloaded onto end consumers. As a matter of course, the companies that have profited from the destruction of the environment and the exploitation of natural resources for centuries are not burdened more.
Especially for people who are financially and structurally disadvantaged by the system, the question arises in the end how they should manage to maintain their existence.
We protest for social justice for all – locally and worldwide.
Come to Lützerath on 03.09.2022 and let’s be loud together. For an end to coal, in solidarity with those affected and for social justice.
Bus 1 from 10:00 – 12:30 and from 15:00 – 17:30
Bus 2 from 11:00 – 12:30 and from 15:00 – 16:30
Are you planning a joint arrival to the demo? Write us on social media or by mail, then we list your departure times here! We would also like to help you with the financing of course!
Friday, 02.09. from the south via Immerath. Parking spaces will be signposted, please leave the driveway at least 3m wide for escape routes!
From SATURDAY, 03.09., please arrive only via Keyenberg and drive at the traffic circle L277/Heckstraße into the signposted new road (closed as parking zone).
If the distance between the rallies is too far for you, you can go with a vehicle, the meeting point will be said at the demo.
We have compiled a collection of materials for you from previous events,
which you can use for mobilization! See you in Lützi!