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Republik Freies Wendland
Practiced utopia, protest village and social experiment
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Founding year:
Jahr der Gr├╝ndung:
1980
Time period:
time period:
1980 (33 days)
Place:
Ort:
Forest area around the drilling field near Gorleben
Region:
Region:
Western Europe
Country:
Land:
Germany
Location:
Location:
outdoors, in cottages
Target Group:
Zielgruppe:
Everyone
Description
Description
In the spring of 1980, anti-nuclear activists occupied a drilling site near Gorleben in protest against the FRG's nuclear policy and set up a ┬╗village of peace┬ź made of self-built wooden houses and tents. The ┬╗Republik Freies Wendland┬ź (Republic of Free Wendland) was a lived utopia, a social experiment and a media-effective protest action of the anti-nuclear movement. Organised in a grassroots democratic way, the protest action was accompanied by discussions, concerts and theatre performances. There was a spokesperson's council. Decisions were made collectively in regular plenums. Young people in particular took part in the action. More than 44000 square metres of land was occupied and more than 100 huts were built after the proclamation of the republic. After 33 days, the federal government had the place forcibly evicted on 4 June.
Goals
Goals
Criticism and protest of the nuclear policy of the federal government / environmental and nature protection and protection of the people living on site.
Outcomes
Outcomes
After the police of Lower Saxony and other forces evicted the hut village, the planned deep drilling site 1004 was built on site in July. In reaction to the eviction, there were solidarity and protest actions in about 80 places throughout Germany, including numerous demonstrations, traffic blockades and occupations. To this day, the action is considered an important event of resistance against nuclear power.
Initiators
Initiator*innen
Anti-nuclear activists
Responsible
Responsible
Further information
Further Information
Images
Bilder
Gorleben / Proteste / H├╝ttendorf 1980

The round village erected by anti-nuclear demonstrators on the deep borehole site 1004 in Gorleben, 1 June 1980. Photo: ┬ę akg-images / AP

Wappen

Coat of arms of the former Republic of Free Wendland, 2010. Photo: Fatelessfear. Source: Wikipedia

Wendlandpass2

┬╗Wendenpass┬ź, ┬╗ID card┬ź of the hut village ┬╗Republik Wendland┬ź, 1980. Photo: Holger10 - Thomas W├╝ppesahl, CC BY-SA 3.0. Source: Wikipedia

04_1980-07_Atomm├╝lllager_Gorleben_05

The deep borehole site 1004 in July 1980, which was created after the clearing of the smelter village. Photo: Siegfried Wessler, 1980, CC BY-SA 3.0. Source: Wikipedia

distance-l8 - 1920
distance-l7 - 1602
distance-l6 - 1568
distance-l5 - 1440
distance-l4 - 1325
distance-l3 - 1164
distance-l2 - 1080
distance-l1 - 1024
distance-s1 - 799
distance-s2 - 720
distance-s3 - 640
distance-s4 - 414
distance-s5 - 320