in german: 6. November; Umwelt und Arbeiterbewegung in Datteln

Last Saturday, people from the environmental and labor movement met in Dattel to protest on World Climate Day for the preservation of jobs and against the operation of the DATTELN IV coal-fired power plant. Many speeches clearly demonstrated that this is not a contradiction in terms.

datteln 800 20211106 124616 auss1 Environmental activists from Datteln were also invited, especially the Datteln initiative "Datteln 4 Stoppen wir". "Unfortunately we did not get a response from the Dattelner Initiative," reported a co-organizer of the demo at the final rally. In addition to the environmental union, initiatives such as "No Monstertrasse" from Hagen and the miners' initiative Kumpel for AUF were represented. In a speech, a representative from "No Monsterstrasse" described why a newly planned power line in Hohenlimburg is not a contribution to climate protection, but a contribution to the use of electricity from the blood coal-fired power plant in Datteln. Eine Vertreterin der Partei "Mensch, Umwelt, Tierschutz" sprach während des Demozuges, und auch die Kommunalwahl-Bündnisse AUF Gelsenkirchen und BergAuf aus Bergkamen waren vertreten. Ja und natürlich auch MLPD und Jugendorganisation Rebell waren sichtbar dabei. A representative of the "People, Environment, Animal Welfare" party (Partei "Mensch, Umwelt, Tierschutz" ) spoke during the demonstration, and the local election alliances AUF Gelsenkirchen and BergAuf from Bergkamen were also represented. Yes, and of course the MLPD and the youth organization Rebell were also there. A report from a demo in Glasgow was broadcast live from Glasgow at the launch rally. With over 130 permanent participants, the rally did not exceed the expectations of the applicants, who had registered 200 participants. Nevertheless, a spokesman and registrant of the demonstration expressed satisfaction at the end of the demonstration, because many people from Datteln were addressed. Some could be won as new comrades-in-arms. This makes it possible to found a new local branch of the environmental union in Datteln, which does not yet exist.