The last remaining legal barrier between the eviction of 86 families from their homes at Dale Farm has now fallen. The emergency injunction we sought, which would have delayed the planned eviction, has not been granted. This means that, from midnight tonight, the bailiffs can come at any time. The homes of the Dale Farm families are at risk.
Please come down to Camp Constant – the more people we have, the more powerful our message and the more we can support the residents to resist the eviction.
Sign up to the sms eviction alert system at https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/ .
Dale Farm is only 30 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street Station. The atmosphere at Dale Farm is inspiring — check out video of residents and supporters celebrating and learning together.
This weekend at Dale Farm (in addition to site construction and other activities):
On Sunday, Sept 4th, noon [note time change]: Jewish Solidarity visit — it’s important that cultures with a shared history of oppression support each other when our fundamental human rights face being breached. That is why this Sunday, Jewish rabbis, citizens and activists will be on a special blockade in support of residents at Dale Farm.
There is a workshop, on Sunday Sept. 4th, 2pm: Freedom of Movement and the Right to Stay! This is the rallying cry for Roma, Gypsies and Travellers and of migrants throughout the world. A common thread of persecution, of forbidden lands, eviction and deportation connect the struggles for migrant rights and the rights of Gypsies and Travellers. These realities have met dramatically in the crack-down and deportations of Roma people from France and Italy. Come to the Workshop organised by No One Is Illegal and London No Borders including a speaker who is an activist in Amnesty International’s campaign against the persecution of Roma in Europe.
If you can’t come down, you can help in other ways:
– spread the word on Twitter (@letdalefarmlive) on Facebook (search ‘Dale Farm Solidarity’)
– talk about it to your friends
– comment online – all the newspapers are carrying the story on their websites and the majority of online comments are negative
– donate: https://dalefarm.wordpress.com/donate/