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FIGHT FOR SITES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

The Department for Communities and Local Government were yesterday given 28 days notice to vacate their central London premises amid mounting criticism of their recent behaviour. Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and supporters behind the move cited “persistent racially aggravated persecution… harassment, … Continue reading

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Blog: TSN outreach in Basildon

After a slow and grumpy Monday morning start, with one man berating us even before the stall was up and running, the sun came out and we swung into action. Three security people contracted by Basildon Council hung around for … Continue reading

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Council threatens second Dale Farm eviction for families with ‘nowhere to go’

Basildon Council today began legal proceedings to evict families at Dale Farm made homeless by last October’s eviction. The dozens of families, who had moved on to a private road leading up to their former homes, have been given until … Continue reading

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PCC condone undercover Sun journalists at Dale Farm

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) have today ruled against the complaint of Dale Farm Solidarity against the News Corp newspaper ‘the Sun’. For two months in September and October 2011, journalists from the Sun went undercover at Dale Farm, posing … Continue reading

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Dale Farm Travellers and supporters ‘dismayed’ at High Court defeat

The High Court ruled today that Basildon Council does not have a duty to provide ‘culturally appropriate accommodation’ for three evicted Dale Farm residents. Travellers and their supporters condemned the ruling as a blow to Traveller and Gypsy rights in … Continue reading

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Key Court Case Coming Up for Dale Farm families- come along!

MARY FLYNN, JOHN SHERIDAN & BARBARA O’BRIEN v BASILDON in HIGH COURT Tomorrow and Thursday – Feb 29/March 1, The Rolls Building, 100 Fetter Lane, London EC4 This hugely significant appeal regarding the issue as to whether Basildon must provide … Continue reading

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‘Shame-Faced’ Tony Ball forced to Flee Council Awards by angry protesters.

Tony Ball, leader of Basildon Council and architect of the Dale Farm eviction, was forced to flee an awards ceremony by angry protesters in central London last night. Nominated for the award of ‘Council Leader of the Year’ by the … Continue reading

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Tony Ball Acceptance Speech Video

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Tony Ball: Community Wrecker of the Year Award Ceremony

7PM // Monday 27 February // Westminster City Hall Tony Ball, leader of Basildon Council, has been nominated for the award of Council Leader of the Year by the Local Government Information Unit “in recognition of his role spearheading the … Continue reading

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Update from Traveller Solidarity Network

For ongoing updates see the Traveller Solidarity Network website and sign up to receive updates here. 1) TSN national meeting and Dale Farm debrief feb 25th & 26th, Cambridge 2) London TSN Meeting 19th Feb 3) 27th Feb, 7pm – Tony … Continue reading

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