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Dale Farm: Stop this eviction

Issue No. 2266

The date from which the authorities can evict Travellers from their land at Dale Farm in Essex is looming closer.

The eviction notice comes into effect on 31 August.

This could mean that Basildon council, which is run by the Tories, could turn off water and electric supplies to dozens of families, putting the health of Travellers at risk.

People are organising to help defend Dale Farm with a “Camp Constant” at the gates.

They plan to act as human rights monitors and engage in civil disobedience to protect Travellers.

Dale Farm Solidarity has also called a protest on Saturday 10 September at 1pm against the eviction and the Tories’ Localism Bill.

People will assemble at Wickford train station (30 minutes from London Liverpool Street) and march to Dale Farm.

If the council, its hired “security” and the police succeed in their plans, they will be forcing people off land that they own.

Dale Farm is the biggest Traveller site in Britain.

If they lose their land, the people living there will be left homeless or forced into houses against their will.

To sign up for a text alert in case of eviction, or to arrange spending a night at Camp Constant, go to Go to http://dalefarm/ for updates on the campaign

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Tue 23 Aug 2011, 17:58 BST
Issue No. 2266
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