Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] We won in the high court- but we still have nowhere to go

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From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:51:07 +0100
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] We won in the high court- but we still
have nowhere to go
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>

We won in the court- but we still have nowhere to go


We have just heard the news that Dale Farm residents have won an injunction
in the court which postpones the eviction until at least Friday, 11.30am,
when the High Court will hear the case and make a decision on the eviction.
This is an important victory - it shows that pressure is working and that
Basildon Council is failing in its duty of care to the Dale Farm community.
Yet, the struggle to defend Dale Farm is not over. The extra week
intensifies the pressure on Basildon Council to work with the residents to
find an alternative legal site and to actually go through the proper process
and not resort to a forced eviction.


The recent offer from the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to mediate
in the dispute still stands, and perhaps with additional pressure, we hope
Basildon Council will participate in negotiation to avoid an eviction. This
injunction comes soon after Europe's human rights watchdog released a
statement saying that long-term Traveller sites should be made legal even if
they may technically breach some planning regulations.


We are calling on supporters to come down to Dale Farm whenever they can -
especially on Friday when we hear the High Court's decision. Get in touch
with savedalefarm@gmail.com if you want to find out how to get involved in
the campaign. Dale Farm is easy to get to from London and is a very special
place.


Facebook: Dale Farm Solidarity

Twitter: @letdalefarmlive

www.dalefarm.wordpress.com


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