The Court of Appeal has just rejected the residents’ right to a judicial review, which means that Basildon Council will be able to come on to conduct an eviction from now onwards. We need supporters to come down as soon as possible to help resist this eviction. We need people to come willing to engage in civil disobedience as well as support residents and activists in resisting the eviction through non-arrestable roles.
It may seem like a scary thing to do, but coming down to Dale Farm is one of the most important things we can do for the community here, and to protest the injustice that even the United Nations and Amnesty International have unreservedly condemned. This is a historic moment of resistance-let’s do something. The residents have nowhere to go. They are united in resisting the eviction, and we have been working with them to develop plans and strategies.
Travellers in the UK are at the receiving end of state violence The way the Dale Farm community is being treated is a form of ethnic cleansing which criminalizes a people and a culture, and it is vital that we come together in solidarity to resist it. We are ready to resist the eviction, and we need more people to join us and the residents as soon as you can come down. Bring a sleeping bag, food and resistance paraphernalia. (For a full list see below). In addition to getting supporters down to Dale Farm, we still need a lot of funds to cover the work we have been doing so far. Please donate at: http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/donate/
Activists are supporting the Travellers in defending their homes and community. There’s many different ways of getting involved –we need medics, legal observers, site defenders, cooks, etc.. More people are needed on all fronts.
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Getting to the site Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by Train, you can find directions here. From Wickford Station (30 minutes journey from London), it’s a 15 minute cycle/45 minute walk from the station.
Things to bring:
-sleeping bag and roll mat
– (disposable/cheap) cameras for taking photo evidence
– clean phone
Things not to bring:
-Things you would not like the police to take off you
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