Over 3,000 people have now registered their support for the Dale Farm community, under threat by Basildon District Council which is preparing to spend £13 million on destroying the homes of 90 families in order to “restore” five acres of Greenbelt. The same council has just released many more Greenbelt acres for the construction of high class residences.
With this much support Travellers at Dale Farm are confident a successful resistance to the outrageous ethnic-cleanings operation can be organized. But it will take some training and much commitment by residents and supporters to achieve this – and time is short. A 28-day quit notice is expected in the New Year.
Unless the UK Government meanwhile responds to the two UN requests to prevent this mass eviction operation by refusing to provide £10m funding requested by Basildon and Essex police, our immediate response to the quit notice will be the setting up of Camp Constant to oppose the bailiff company Constant & Co., which has evicted thousands of Traveller families from their land all over Britain in the past ten years. This has to stop.
Anti-Gypsy racism is sweeping Europe. The virus is already here. But the cure is in our hands if we’re prepared to stand up and be counted.
Preparations for Camp Constant are taking place at Dale Farm on 13 and 20 November. If you want to join in and need more information email firstname.lastname@example.org