Tomaš Kappa founded in 2002 in London the Halo Energy communications network. He grew up in the culturally vibrant and resource rich Lusatia region. Lusatia and its Sorbian culture are under threat from excessive brown coal mining. German coal power plants are the largest European CO2 emitters.
18. Juli 2013
Petition: Save Sorb Lusatia
As Germany’s State television revealed recently,
irreplaceable landscapes and many Sorb villages have been and continue
to be destroyed on the basis of a Nazi law. This Nazi law which was never eliminated,
has made it possible to confiscate privately owned houses and commercial
properties in Lusatia on a huge scale up to the present day. The
original purpose of the law was to feed Hitler’s war machine with the
brown-coal of Lusatia. The present German government has allowed the
Swedish State energy trust, Vattenfall, to use it to destroy an area in
Lusatia the size of Luxemburg. The Sorbs are the smallest
Slavonic nation and a national minority within Germany living in a
region called Lusatia. They cultivated Wendish Lusatia and have been living
there for over 1,500 years, always under German pressure to give up
their own Slavonic culture.