Protest by the German Robin Wood group against Frankfurt airport expansion
* ROBIN WOOD-Climbing Activists in Frankfurt Against Airport Expansion
demand was unfurled from the arm of a building crane on the construction site
for the expansion of the Rhein-Main-Airport near Frankfurt (Main) by ROBIN WOOD
activists this morning at approximately 6am.
place in Bonn. Their message: “Don’t wait for governments to save the climate.
Become active yourself, create pressure from the base and join together to resist
environmentally unfriendly development, such as the expansion of airports like
done to further the climate catastrophe,” remarked ROBIN WOOD activist Daniel
HÃ¤fner. “We demand a stop to airport expansions.”
the Kyoto Protocol. More than 3 million planes already traverse German airspace
being expanded or are set
to begin expansion soon, which alone would lead to a doubling of airport capacity
and the negation of national climate protection goals.
in their power to do just the opposite,” said HÃ¤fner. “We’re tired of the hypocrisy.
Instead of words we want to see action. In the aviation industry this means taxing
kerosine in order to fund climate protection projects in the global South and
no more airport expansions.”
see the importance of mobilizing for climate protection from the base. This begins
with one’s own lifestyle and consumption
practices, but means much more. For example, involving oneself in local initiatives
in order to together fight for climate protection and climate justice.
fast, so intensively and so inexpensively than through air travel. It is therefore
an important contribution to climate protection to no longer, or at least more
yearly. Through the construction of the new landing strip, which is scheduled
to be opened at the end of 2011, an increase to up to one million planes is possible.
In order to make room for their new asphalt strip, Fraport had approximately
250 hectares of mixed forest cleared; trampling on both the flora and fauna of
the region, as well as the citizen’s initiatives and ROBIN WOOD and independent
activists who stood in their way.
talks in Bonn and invites you to join the demonstration for climate justice on
Saturday, June 5th. The demonstration begins at the
Kaiserplatz in Bonn at 13:00. More information can be found at: