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Ende Gelände: Here, But No Further (Video)

Yesterday, 1500 people from over 45 countries, took part in a daring act of mass civil disobedience to shut down Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions: the Rhineland coalfields owned by utility company RWE.

This action very clearly sends a signal to governments and the fossil fuel industry around the world that people are fed up. People want a future that is free of climate change. And that, if you’re not going to solve it for us, we’re going to solve it for you.

— Payal Parekj, Global Managing Director

A bit of the pre-story:

Reflections on the train towards Ende Gelände (Link)

Together, we were aiming to get a 1000+ people to the action but until this week, despite the tireless organizing, I was unsure we’d meet our target. I needn’t have worried. More and more people have been turning up to the pre-action Klimacamp all week. Yesterday we heard there were already over 1000 people here from 45 countries, making it the biggest one yet in Germany.

[…] I’m hopeful that this action will send a powerful message worldwide and will also stand us in good stead for what is to come in Paris and beyond.

— Emma Biermann,


About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. reasonablyliberal

    Reblogged this on OK, Fine. and commented:
    Re-posted from Aware & Fair: protest action at German mine.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for reblog!

  2. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Thank you to the people who descended on Ende Gelande.

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