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tv   Reporter - Last Farmer Standing - Defying a Giant  Deutsche Welle  January 31, 2022 9:45am-10:01am CET

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giants of the fossil fuel era. in the endless quest for coal, they often bulldoze whatever stands in their way. dozens of villages have already been flattened and it seems little god will be next. don't come to live in the district, government decided to expropriate. you. but residence and activists are fighting back. they don't want more cool. powered electricity about where's the sense in touting and energy transition while flattening a village to mine, more coal who were on route to live, so that in the far west of germany, more than $1500.00 people once lived here and in the neighboring villages. most of
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now moved away in their place. climate activists have come. they are currently about $100.00 of them here. there are also private security forces working for energy company and they 8th, will they keep an eye on what's going on here? little thought lies within a few dozen meters of the gods, followed by open cast mine, which locals simply call the hole every year across germany. ebay a produces about 100000000 tons of late night brown coal. he presses in there, washing further and further into the land of 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 for years now. we've had the sense that they're eating everything up. i was like, vicks wasn't the pick, keeps getting bigger. my me, i used to live in the village of bush. nick, me, i'm on the wall that's gone. i could put on and on and go slide them. so far, farmer eckhart hoy camp as held on to his farm. but of the 100 hector's,
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he once had, he now owns just 17. the rest have been expropriated, and ebay a 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 me, he has hair. this is, i don't see myself as a hero. when the city is just the way it is on this, we can call me if you, that's a big issue here. now in a lot of people come in including the media, doing stories about it said see me and he said, but it will all blow over once the matter settled. fenders more but it's not over yet. and how i can't stress is 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
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only in writing and in very general terms. they say the coal is needed to secure 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 high comp has seen studies that say otherwise, i'm comp, all of these you can get there without impacting the villages around king bern coleman, including lutheran, so i didn't call marquee energy. companies have enough coal, the secure the energy supplier, the shows 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 neutral by 2045. the activists here said 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,
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it's shun the 30 year old studies philosophy living in 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 am here? no one who has to do with new friends i met before we came here comes and damage of the info. i convinced me, lloyd, the climate crisis is the most urgent challenge facing humanity at the moment is went on to the men so deep or survival of humanity that depends on it and side hanged on under 4. and especially the survival of people are in the global south student aid. they sleep in hudson, the trees, wooden shacks, or air, they, a owned buildings, which they occupied. w just unfold. the resistance is working here in that we've created an occupational account am. i'm didn't came in in this can be on. we organize ourselves her off guard in the morning. more we distribute the necessary tasks,
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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 that's also oliver can 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 little god to day it no longer belongs to him. it's owned by ebay and it's empty because cuckoo is also said to be demolished. the we were forced to sell was and we didn't go voluntarily that i'm seeing. oh, we only had one buyer. and now was f a these at some point let's them as a family we had to say, despite the big resistance we've put us on to 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 canonsburg
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was coming to terms with his situation. logan isn't us after we moved away for almost 2 years. i couldn't come here because i couldn't, i couldn't bear it, or isn't your hon. continue to have a place was decaying, overflowing, and how the village and our housekeeper, or would probably suffer the same fate as others before them. old warton, foyle. one such place is 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 gut all of a ton, a bad can't understand it. especially since the new federal government has been
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clear about the eminent end of open cast mining, regardless of politics above all, he'd like to buy back his old house from ebay, alesongo before everybody says the villages will remain as they are grossinger f, a n i was basically just carries on as if nothing had changed once the woman, debts like the brittle that's really disappointing for us all dims. and this one's for including in the sense which until you could come to the table and say, okay, be the indoor. how can we fix this and bring these villages back to like from them of what's happening now. so it just hurts all over again. little seo. 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, high comp, davita less concerned about money than about the fate of his home. they have michigan's boast and i've made a conscious decision to continue my life here at my grandparents farm. by this me
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own glove, which means a great deal to me to be able to take the horses out in the morning to be among the chickens signs of chronic i'll. he also have her on orchard the 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 a little hard farmer hoyle, calm village to the struggle over their own home, involved 5 years of bitter fighting. ellis does act. ups are often moments when i didn't know how i go on was to v sits. anguish vied. i good. but something always gave me strength, mankey, muddy coffee. i knew that in the end, and we had to prevail listening because it wasn't just about our little house. we're all ones at times how in the end amended. 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,
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bailey. now i'm in english barton, seen mid, so guns, millions on them to the nurse. i saw love 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. gus is info, it's just monstrous, was being destroyed in terms of land and people being displaced cultural assets and so ongoing throughout or you don't need to do this anymore. and of irish least mil ebay keeps going mobile, which is really terrible and threatening. most of the demonstrators stay
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in one part of little hotel. but on the other side of the village, the protest takes a turn act of his 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 the ac purity 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 let me look. i see it like this, just you ricky owen with lower one pest control government and the police leap. i
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have now determined that things can't go on like this, either home and eat me. all right? again or fe. one has basically been using the government to put it's and the police to push through its own interest doors to torture. 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 on high. i'm florian, so i'm an activist here and let's harass a little and i'm one of the presenters here here to guide you through this live stream today. and also if you belong before this, this resistance streamed alive to the world. farmer echoed hoyle, camp hope's the message will eventually reach ebay didn't was glad it's clear to every once of that leg night dump is the biggest polluter in our country. as far as c o 2 is concerned, i've lost my modem. you can't just sweep it under the rug. that's there. i'll speak
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. so i think the end of leg night is obvious to energy company. ebay as wise as a, has already announced plans to invest billions and green energy. but so long as the company wants to destroy the village of little got such promises won't change the mood here ah ah, with
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