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tv   Reporter - Last Farmer Standing - Defying a Giant  Deutsche Welle  January 30, 2022 5:15pm-5:31pm CET

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the only case with which you sold it could have been tied, so the families as to the bits of boxes that's a political correspondent, emanuel shaws talking to us about the 50 year anniversary since the bloody sunday massacre manual. thank you. thank you. is a quick reminder now of the top story we're following for you. rafael natal has won the australian open. it's his 21st grand slam title and 2nd australian opened when the spaniards beat rushes. daniel made via in $0.05 in melbourne, that breaks the mens rea called for the most grand slam singles, and you're up to date. i'll show reporter is next. nicole foolish will be back in 45 minutes. with the headlines i'm jarred, radiant building. thank you for watching. have a great day. my 1st by psycho was a sewing machine ah,
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where i come from. women are boned by this ocean, given something as simple as learning how to write a bicycle even since i was a little girl. i wanted to have a bicycle off my bill, but it took me years to life. finally gave up and went to buy me on my side and returned with a sewing machine sewing, i suppose, was more appropriate for girls than writing a bite. and now i want to reach out to those woman back home for bone to buy their duties and social rules and inform them about that basic rights. my name is de, about with the home and i work at a ah giants of the fossil fuel era. in the endless quest for coal,
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they often bulldoze whatever stands in their way. dozens of villages have already been flattened and it seems a little god will be next. but other than the district government decided to expropriate will. but residence and activists are fighting back. they don't want more cool powered electricity about where's the since and touting and energy transition while flattening a village to mind more cool were on route to live. so got in the far west of germany. more than 1500 people once lived here and in the neighboring villages, most of now moved away in their place. climate activists have come. they are
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currently about $100.00 of them here. there are also private security forces working for energy company, ave 8th. will they keep an eye on what's going on here? loses lies within a few dozen meters of the gods. validate by open cast mine, which locals simply call the hall every year across germany. ebay a produces about 100000000 tons of leg night. brown coal. he presses the inner, pushing further and further into the landed, coming closer and closer to loose harass i beheld mom. the excavators aren't going to stop of their own accord. this is good for you or for years now. we've had the sense that they're eating everything up. i was like, vix wasn't the pick, keeps getting bigger, will be more me i, i used to live in the village of wash and vacuum on the wall that's gone. i could put on and on and go slide them so far. farmer eckart hoy camp as held on to his farm. but of the $100.00 hector's. he once had, he now owns just 17. the rest have been expropriated,
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and ebay also wants his remaining fields and his farm. he's taken the matter to court. it's a fight that's dragged on for years and cost him nearly $100000.00 euros. the david versus goliath, struggle has led to some branding him a hero. you see him, he has her, does this, i don't see myself as a hero. when the city is just the way it is on this, we can come you. if you, the big issue here now, and a lot of people come in including the media, doing stories about etc, etc. i mean if that, but it will blow over once the matter settled. and there's more, but it's not over yet. in high comp stresses that he's always open to talks, but he doesn't think ebay wants to negotiate seriously. the company won't comment in front of our cameras. they respond to our inquiries only in writing and in very general terms. they say the coal is needed to secure
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energy supplies for a transitional period as a step towards a climate neutral system. in the past, the local cold deposits were a key part of this. but boy camp has seen studies that say otherwise must i'm comp, all of these, if you can get there without impacting the villages around kind of uncommon, including lutheran. so i think or more in an energy companies have enough coal, the secure, the energy suppliers we showed was good, but the conflict goes deeper than a legal dispute between a $1000000000.00 corporation and one farmer. the big question is, how fast should germany's transition to greener energy b? the country wants to become climate duty by 2045. the activists here say the transition to renewables is too slow. for years, hundreds of them have been supporting the farmer. they've set up camp next to the farm. with one of them is florian, it's shun the 30 year old studies philosophy living in
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a camp like this is new for him, but he's long been politically active, including campaigning for new refugee policy. a does this yolanda been the fact that i'm here on for has to do with new friends i met before we came here comes and yummy. of the info i convinced me boy at the climate crisis is the most urgent challenge facing humanity at the moment is orland on city men, so deep or survival of humanity that depends on it and side hanged on under for and especially the survival people are in the global south zuniga, they sleep in hudson, the trees, wooden shacks, or air they a own buildings which they occupied. w just unfold to resistance is working here in that we created an occupational account ma'am. i'm didn't can, in this can be on, we organize ourselves her off guard in the morning. more we distribute the necessary tasks or puts whether it's cleaning the toilets or ships in the kitchens . and their next goal is to put on an event to save lid. so that
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that's also oliver counter bergs aim for almost 20 years. the siemens employee lived with his wife and daughter in this house in cool, cool. a few minutes drive from luther guard to day it no longer belongs to him. it's owned by ebay a and it's empty because cuckoo is also said to be demolished then we were forced to sell was and we didn't go voluntarily. that financing, or we only had one buyer. and that was f a. these were at some point from as a family we had to say, despite the big resistance we've put out on the life we're selling, we see ourselves as re settlers. so a necessity, but cuckoo missed that to survive. after all. that's thanks to the change of federal government. according to the new coalition agreement, the town won't have to give way to open cast mining. just when oliver connor berg was coming to terms with his situation. longer business after we moved away for
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almost 2 years. i couldn't come here because i couldn't bear it, wasn't you? hon. quantity to have the place was decaying, overflowing, and how the village and our housekeeper, or would probably suffer the same fate as others before them. old or foil one such place as mannheim, a half hour drive south. in this village most of the houses have been demolished. the church has been closed. the heaps of earth are being used to shore up the open cast mine. the future of little god, the village of farmer echoed hoyt camp will likely be decided by the courts. ebay aide position is clear. the company needs legal clarity. so long as there are no new laws, the existing plans still apply. those plans include the end of little cut all of upon a bad can't understand it. especially since the new federal government has been clear about the eminent end of open cast mining. regardless of politics. above all,
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he'd like to buy back his old house from ebay. alesongo for everybody says the villages will remain as they are. it goes on the f, a n a or basically just carries on as if nothing had changed since woman. that's like the a bit that's really disappointing for us all dims and just ones for including in the sense which until you could come to the table and say, okay, to be the end us. how can we fix this and bring these villages back to like from them of what's happening now. so let's just hurts all over again with you. another cuckoo resident is student davi, dallas in his family, is one of the few who didn't sell their farm to ebay. much like farmer why comp, davida less concerned about money than about the fate of his home. they have michigan's proposed and i've made a conscious decision to continue my life here at my grandparents farm. milas near own globe. if you means a great deal to me to be able to take the horses out in the morning to be among the
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chicken signs of cards. i'll he also have her on orchard about with our own apples and pears on davida and his family are relieved that the village of cocoon will remain standing after all. now they want to save little hard farmer. hi, con village to the struggle over their own home involved 5 years of bitter fighting. ellis does act. ops are often moments when i didn't know how i go on was to view sits, anguish vied. i good. but something always gave me strength. mankey, muddy coffee. i knew that in the end we had to prevail listening because it wasn't just about our little house. well, once i climbed how in the end mendez, it's a fight that revolves around the climate crisis and the key mac and also involves many people in the global south elementary camp. i'd denise came from con b, bailey. now i'm in english and seen mid. so guns,
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news on them to the nurse i saw, ah, a few days later there's a protest to save little got several 100 of come, many from neighboring villages and also former residents who have had to move away . the protest is being live streamed on social media florian, it's john prepares for his role as m. c. more protesters arrive, not all of them want to be recognized. joseph and paul, it's just monstrous what's being destroyed in terms of land and people being displaced in cultural assets and so ongoing throughout or you don't need to do this anymore. gov. i reached mil, ebay keeps going to mobile, which is really terrible and slick news. most of the demonstrators stay in one part of little hotel, but on the other side of the village,
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the protest takes a turn. boy activist suddenly occupy a building that's been bought up by ebay. until now it's been used by the companies on security forces who are standing guard. this is our house shelter protesters. it'll remain our house. oh, oh. oh. oh. the air they, a security forces are taken by surprise. they retreat as active as take control of the building. only the cannon bag wonders why there aren't police here like a previous demonstrations here tells me a lot of i see it like this does during your with laura. there's one person, the government and the police. once i have now determined that things can't go on like this either. oh,
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nice me. all right. again there fe. one has basically been using the government to pull it's and the police to push through its own interest. listen through to towards me, a few meters away, davi doesn't, and his mother are collecting donations for the preservation of little that the cameras are aimed at the stage as florian talks to the crowd in i didn't hire. i'm florian, so i'm an activist here and let's harass a little. and i'm one of the presenters here to guide you through the slide stream today. and also if you belong before this, this resistance streamed live to the world. farmer echoed hoi camp hopes the message will eventually reach ebay. didn't miss glad it's clear to every one of that leg night and is the biggest polluter in our country. as far as c o 2 is concerned, was muslim. you can't just to sweep it under the rug. that's the i'll stick. so i think the end of leg night is obvious to energy company, ebay as wise as a,
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has already announced plans to invest billions and green energy. but so long as the company wants to destroy the village of little hot, such promises won't change the mood here. a small island with big plans known in indian ocean. the french overseas department is making a complete transition to renewable energy. it's set to be completed by 2028 eco africa on d. w. a new made in vienna gazing,
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