Thursday, 13 October 2011

Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] Judicial review rejected...sadly now preparing again for an eviction

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From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:49:25 +0100
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] Judicial review rejected...sadly now
preparing again for an eviction
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>

13 October 2011 - Dale Farm Solidarity - Call 07583621312 for info
about coming down

Calling out to all activists and legal observers – we need you to come
to Dale Farm to support the families facing homelessness

Please forward to groups and supporters

After weeks of wrangling in the High Court over various rulings on the
legality of the eviction operation, today the residents of Dale Farm
were refused the right to a judicial review of the eviction. This
means that Basildon Council is able to legally evict the community.
There is no longer an injunction to stop the eviction, but Basildon
Council have said in court that they will not evict until Monday at
the earliest.

The residents plan to lodge an appeal on Friday, and will find out on
that day whether their request for an appeal is granted. If the appeal
is not granted, Basildon Council could begin the eviction. If the
appeal is granted, then legal proceedings could continue for anything
from a day to several. If the appeal is heard on Monday, but rejected,
the eviction can begin at any point from then.

Of course we are hoping that the appeal will be heard and decided in
the Dale Farm community's favour- but experience shows that judges,
the legal system and planning regulations are weighed against
Travellers. This is why the Dale Farm community are asking you to come
down to Dale Farm this weekend to be ready to resist an eviction on
Monday. (If you can, come down before the weekend, as there is loads
to be done on site, and the more people are here, the safer the
residents feel.)

We know that this isn't this first call out you have read from Dale
Farm. We have had a lot of close calls, and the fact that the eviction
hasn't started yet is a testament to the power of protest. However, we
are genuinely heading towards the end of the legal process, and it is
really important that people are prepared to come down to resist the
eviction and stand with the Dale Farm community at a time when they
are at the receiving end of state violence and need our solidarity on
a personal and political level.

If you can't make it you can support in another way, we are in
desperate need of funds. Please donate-
http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/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.
Please sign up for txt alerts
(https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/) in case urgent information
needs to get relayed or follow us on twitter (@letdalefarmlive) for
updates. You can send information to the legal hotline 07928669515

**Getting to the site**

Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by train, you can find
directions here. (http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/contact/)
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 phone: 07583621312
Please see map (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26043573/DALE%20FARM%20MAP.png)
for more info on access to the site. As of Thursday 13th October,
there are no restrictions on entering Dale Farm.

**Be Prepared**

Things to bring:
-warm clothes
-food
-water bottle
-sleeping bag and roll mat
-notepads, pencils
-torches
-cameras for taking photo evidence
-clean phone
-D-locks

Things not to bring:
-offensive weapons
-Things you would not like the police to take off you

Food
A vegan kitchen is running. We will be asking for donations to cover
our costs, but it may be an early target of the Bailiffs, so please
bring extra food.

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.

Legal info
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

Other info
Camp Constant site phone: 07583621312
The welcome pack is available here
http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/get-involved/. 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 group
(http://www.facebook.com/groups/124229427082/) through social
networking sites, and call up friends and groups to get a minibus down
to Dale Farm.

See you here!

Camp Constant


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