Ende Gelände: Exposing the climate hypocrisy of Western European democracies

Sharing this very interesting blog post from Entitle

ENTITLE blog - a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology

By Jens Friis Lund, Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Adam Ronan and Rebecca Leigh Rutt*

The climate justice platform Ende Gelände is at the forefront of European civil disobedience against widespread inaction in addressing climate change: it exposes political hypocrisy while forming a new generation of activists

03 Civil disobedience – in this, case blocking a railway to stop the flow of coal to a power plant – involves lots of quiet waiting time, as long as the police permits. Photo credit: Jens Volle

During the last days of August, we took part in some of the action days of Ende Geländeto disrupt lignite (brown coal) extraction and burning in Western Germany. Around 6,000 activists had assembled to demonstrate that the use of fossil fuel is no longer socially acceptable.

Over the past three years, Ende Gelände has developed into an inclusive platform for groups and individuals who seek climate justice…

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