September 14th, 2011 § 1 Comment
*Calling out to all activists and legal observers - Dale Farm eviction
expected 19th Sept - spread this message through your networks!*
***Mustering point - Saturday 17th Sept, London Liverpool Street station,
meet 11am, for the 11:13 train to Wickford. We will meet you at Wickford
station with transport to the site***
*If you can’t make it you can support in another way, we are in desperate
need of funds. Please donate!
Dale farm in Essex, a former scrap yard which is now home to 90 Traveller
families, is under threat of imminent eviction. To find out more check out
the website <http:></http:>. The eviction will make
400 people homeless, and will devastate the brilliant and close-knit
community at Dale Farm, breaking up families, pulling children from schools,
and denying the elderly and sick vital community and health care. Basildon
Council and the Coalition government have pledged between them to spend
?18million wrecking the lives of Dale Farm families. Legal routes for
stopping the eviction are almost exhausted; *we need people to help stop the
The eviction has been set for 19th Sept and could last over a week, perhaps
weeks. The police can raid the site before this date and the more people on
site the better protection we can provide and the more chance we have of
preventing the cruel and brutal planned eviction of Dale Farm.
*Dale farm residents are calling on supporters to come to Dale Farm as far
in advance of that date as possible to help them stop the eviction. *Residents
have invited us to set up a base, dubbed ?Camp Constant?. Launched in
August, 2011, it is a mass gathering of national and international
supporters of the Dale Farm community. Activists are supporting the
Travellers in defending their homes and community.
As the eviction date looms, we are in constant need of more and more people.
There’s many different ways of getting involved ? we need medics, legal
observers, site defenders, cooks, etc.. *More people are needed on all
Please sign up for txt alerts <https:></https:>, as
we can?t trust the council not to try an early eviction.
*Getting to the site*
Either turn up at the mustering point on Saturday 17th Sept or make your way
to the site independently. Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by
Train, you can find directions
here.<http:></http:>From Wickford Station (30
minutes journey from London), it?s a 15 minute
cycle/45 minute walk from the station. To arrange a lift call the site
Please see map>for
more info on access to the site.
Things to bring:
-sleeping bag and roll mat
-cameras for taking photo evidence
Things not to bring:
-Things you would not like the police to take off you
A vegan kitchen is running. We will be asking for donations to cover our
*Sleeping arrangements *
Sleeping space is available in caravans and residents homes but we encourage
you to bring a tent, and you are welcome to sleep over anytime. Please bring
a sleeping bag if you can, and a roll mat is highly recommended especially
since most of the tent space is on hard ground.
Write on your arm before you get here:
Dale Farm Legal Hotline: 07928 669 515
Birds Solicitors: 07966 234 994
Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors: 07659 111 192
Camp Constant site phone: 07583621312
The welcome pack is available here (in three formats, all versions have the
same content):Dale Farm Welcome
or Dale Farm Welcome
or Dale Farm Welcome word
if you have trouble opening any of these for any reason, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org The welcome packs contain information on Dale Farm
and the political context of the current eviction, Camp Constant and what to
bring, Traveller history, and legal advice for activists.
People coming organised as affinity groups are very welcome.
Please promote our facebook
networking sites, and see the original callout
September 6th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Urgent Update – We need your support – Dale Farm Latest
Urgent Update – We need your support
dalefarmsupport | September 6, 2011 at 11:50 am | Tags: dale farm solidarity, eviction, human rights violations, save dale farm, traveller rights | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p10C4W-cv
The dates of the eviction have now been revealed: bailiffs and police will start securing the site the week of the 12th September, and will start taking out caravans the week starting the 19th September. We URGENTLY need people to come down to Dale Farm from the week of the 12th to support the community as the eviction approaches. The public date is the 19th, but it is written in the eviction letters that they plan on coming in before that.
This is truly an instance in which the political and legal systems have failed to come to a just and sensible solution, and it’s up to us to do the right thing. If you are coming to the demo, bring a sleeping bag and a toothbrush and stay for as long as you can. Our ability to stop this ethnic cleansing is now almost entirely down to numbers- so come on down!