Blocking Weisweiler

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On November 15th 2017 activists used technical equipment to block the coal-fired power plant Weisweiler. They almost forced a complete shutdown of the power plant. Now five of the activists involved have been sued two million euros for damage. We are not intimdated!

Meticulous Drawing: #Wedon’tshutup #Weshutdown

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WOW! Oliver Scheibler has drawn a picture for the campaign We Don’t Shut Up! It shows the blockade of excavators and conveyors at the Weisweiler power plant during the WeShutDown action in November 2017, the destruction of villages for the Inden mine and the power plant.The bee is a reference to the Beehive Collective from […]

Press Release 29.10.2019 : Climate activists in Germany face trial and 2Mio€-lawsuit

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Eschweiler, 29.10.2019 The trial against five climate activists who are accused of blocking the Weisweiler lignite-coal-power plant in 2017 in Germany begins tomorrow. RWE, Europe`s biggest CO2-Emitter, is also sueing the activists for two million euros compensation. During the trial, the activists will argue that the action was necessary and legitimate: “The blockade saved large […]

New Court case dates

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Just now the new dates for the court cases have been released. Take notes and come over to support the lawsuit: Wednesday, 30.10. at 9 am Wednesday, 13.11. at 9 am Wednesday, 04.12. at 12 am

Court case date moved

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Dear climate activists, the Weisweiler-Court case against #WeShutDown in Eschweiler has been postponed by the court. The dates in July will not take place. The court case will now propably take place at three days in November. See you there! If you would like to organise an event on the topic in the meantime in […]

cartoon of the graswurzel revolution

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The cartoon depicts two humans. One of them holds a pocket calculator in their hands, saying “x Tonnen CO2 kosten 2 Millionen. Das macht für 1 Erde komplett…Moment…” (“x tons of CO2 cost 2 millions. For 1 earth this does cost…give me a moment…”). The other human responds “Du meinst eine GANZE Erde, oder das, […]

Press Release: Germany’s biggest CO2-Polluter RWE Claims 2 Million Euros from climate activists

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Europe’s largest CO2 emitter, the German energy company RWE, sues climate activists for 2.07 million Euros for compensation. Cologne, 05/29/2019:The German power company RWE sues climate activists for 2.07 million Euros for compensation. At the time of the 23rd UN Climate Conference in Bonn in on 15 November 2017, the activist group “WeShutDown” blocked conveyor […]

Dates of the criminal court case

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The dates for the accused activists’ criminal court case have been scheduled now. The court case is going to take place on July 10th, 15th and 17th 2019 at 9am at district court Eschweiler. In November 2017 a small group of activists blocked the coal power plant Weisweiler and forced RWE to almost completely shut […]