The Dale Farm Solidarity campaign is helping to coordinate activists’ response to an appeal by residents facing eviction from Dale Farm, the largest Traveller community in Britain.
Together we are making a stand against what we feel is an act of ethnic-cleansing against Gypsy people equal in its brutality and racist motivation as the clearances of Roma camps in Italy and France, and the neo-fascist murders of Roma in Hungary, Romania and the Czech republic.
Travellers, once the most marginalist, now see themselves as part of a growing, broader upsurge of opposition to the present Coalition Government. Homeless? We have no legal place to live. Jobless? Dependent on self-employment? Going to university? Even primary school is a problem when you are moved on constantly by the police.
Remember the warning? “First they came for the Gypsies … and I did nothing.” More than 500,000 Roma died in the Nazi genocide; 100,000 were expelled from Kososo under the eyes of NATO.
This is our chance to fight back. Dale Farm Solidarity is organising human rights monitors, legal and arrestee support, action training, media and outreach. As eviction approaches, Camp Constant will be set up to provide an around-the-clock human rights watch and instant resistance to the £13m weeks’ long eviction operation.
How to help:
Join the Traveller Support Network
Join the Facebook Group: Dale Farm Solidarity
Spread the word!