Call for action, Supporters and Solidarity 2019

Different, specific information about the Lusatia Action in the autumn 2019 will little by little be summarized here.

The information below was compiled for the Rhineland Action in the summer 2019 and can
not always be applied 1 to 1 the Lusatia Action in the autumn 2019.

Call for action 2019

We say Ende Gelände (Stop here)! Stop coal and let all villages stay #AlleDörferBleiben. Disobedient against capitalism and for climate justice – worldwide!

We are the immediate coal exit. From 19 to 24 June we set ourselves against the destruction of the earth in the Rhineland and block the coal infrastructure.

The time to act is now. Droughts, heat waves, floods – we have known it for a long time. The climate crisis is already a destructive reality for people all over the world – especially in the global South. And yet we are supposed to burn another 20 years of coal here? We’re not going to be put off with that. We will not be pacified! We are no longer watching how politics and corporations destroy our future. We are taking the coal phase-out into our own hands – and we do it now!

In the Rhineland, the coal corporation RWE wants to create facts: Excavators are constantly digging their way into the countryside, swallowing up forests, fertile farmland and entire villages. As the largest CO2 source in Europe, the lignite industry in the Rhineland is destroying the future of people all over the world. We stand up to this! Last year we fought with thousands of other people in a broad alliance for the Hambi (Hambacher Forest). This year we stand side by side with all the people whose homes are being destroyed by coal and the climate crisis. In solidarity with the people from Keyenberg, Kuckum and the other villages at the Garzweiler opencast mine, we want to stop the destruction on site. Therefore we will block the coal infrastructure. This is our immediate measure for global climate justice. All villages remain – in the Rhineland and worldwide!

Disobedient for a just future for everyone

We need not only the phasing out of coal, but also radical social change. We need to overcome capitalism with its growth constraint and exploitation mechanisms. Otherwise neither a serious fight against the climate crisis nor social justice worldwide will be possible. The catastrophic outcome of the Coal Commission shows that we cannot rely on politics. Now it is up to us!

The movement for climate justice is picking up speed: hundreds of thousands of people are protesting on the streets. Together, we are now going one step further and disobeying civil law. From 19 to 24 June 2019, we are using our bodies to block the coal infrastructure in the Rhineland.

Our form of action is an openly announced mass blockade with many opportunities for participation. We will behave calmly and courteously, no escalation will emanate from us, we will not endanger any people. We want to create a situation that is transparent for all participants and in which we respect and support each other.

The coal exit is still manual work.

Let’s go – Ende Gelände!

#AlleDörferBleiben – worldwide.

Supporters List

The following groups and single persons signed the call:


  • Aktionsgruppe Gesundes Klima - Kritische Mediziner*innen
  • Animal Climate Action
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft (AbL)
  • attac Celle
  • ausgeCO2hlt
  • Beats against Coal Collective
  • campus:grün Köln
  • climaximo (PRT)
  • earth defense coalition (US)
  • Ernährungssouveränität in Bewegung
  • European Youth For(est) Action
  • Förderverein Wachstumswende
  • Fossil Free Sweden
  • Free the Soil
  • gegenstrom berlin
  • gegenstrom hamburg
  • Gewerkschafter*innen für Klimaschutz
  • Global Justice Now (UK)
  • Grüne Jugend Bundesverband
  • Grüne Jugend NRW
  • Internationale Sozialistische Organisation (ISO)
  • Interventionistische Linke (iL)
  • ISO Oberhausen & Freund*innen
  • Klima Aktion DK
  • Klimakollektiv Lüneburg
  • Klimakollektiv Oldenburg
  • Klimavernetzung Ruhr
  • Leave It In The Ground LINGO e.V.
  • Die Linke.SDS
  • Die Linke.SDS Leipzig
  • linksjugend (`solid) NRW
  • linksjugend (`solid)
  • Netzwerk Ökosozialismus
  • NOAH (Friends of the earth Denmark)
  • Offenes Haus der Kulturen e.V.
  • Sozialistische Jugend - Die Falken KV Köln
  • System Change Not Climate Change (AUT)
  • Tierbefreiung Hamburg
  • Tierbefreiungsoffensive Saar e.V.

Single persons

  • Rasmus Andresen, (MdL Bündnis 90/die Grünen, Schleswig-Holstein)
  • Lisa Badum (MdB Bündnis 90/die Grünen)
  • Lorenz Gösta Beutin (MdB Die Linke, Sprecher für Energie- und Klimapolitik)
  • Marco Böhme (stellv. Fraktionsvorsitzender Die Linke im sächsischen Landtag)
  • Helmut Born (Gewerkschafter*innen für Klimaschutz)
  • Sylvia Gabelmann (MdB die Linke)
  • Georg Janßen (Bundesgeschäftsführer Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft (AbL) e.V.)
  • Ulla Jelpke (MdB Die Linke)
  • Sven-Christian Kindler (MdB Bündnis 90/die Grünen)
  • Georg Kössler (MdA Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Berlin, Sprecher für Klima- und Umweltschutz)
  • Miriam Lang (Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador)
  • Erik Marquardt (Mitglied des grünen Bundesparteirats)
  • Dr. Alexander S. Neu (MdB Die Linke Rhein-Sieg-Kreis)
  • apl. Prof. Dr. Niko Paech (Universität Siegen, Plurale Ökonomik)
  • Jutta Paulus (Vorsitzende des Landesverbands Rheinland-Pfalz, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
  • Hanno Raußendorf (Sprecher für Umwelt und Klimaschutz, Mitglied im Landesvorstand Die Linke. NRW)
  • Julia Verlinden (MdB Bündnis 90/die Grünen, Sprecherin für Energiepolitik)
  • Sascha H. Wagner (Landesgeschäftsführer Die Linke. Nordrhein-Westfalen)
  • Prof. Dr. Marcus Wissen (Politologe, Universität Wien)