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Calling out to all activists and legal observers – about the Dale Farm eviction this week!

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The eviction at Dale Farm is set to start on Monday 19th September at the very beginning of World Zero Evictions Days – World Habitat Days!

We are calling on supporters to come and help them stop the eviction or act as human rights monitors. Some of us will be engaging in civil disobedience to prevent homes from being bulldozed.

The eviction, estimated to cost 19.2 million pounds, would involve  smashing chalets and mobile-homes, and physically forcing up to 90 families, including children, the elderly and infirm, to leave the district, impoverished and with nowhere legally to live.

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Today, we are witnessing the beginning of a new solidarity movement, with settled people standing up with Gypsies, Travellers and Roma to help fight for their rights. What’s happening to at Dale Farm will never happen again. Monday 19th, the Basildon Council will try to bulldoze Dale Farm and we strongly recommend getting here ahead of the eviction as it is likely to start at 8 am.  We will also need people to come up throughout the week of the eviction.

If you can’t make it you can support in another way, we are in desperate need of funds. Please donate!

Dale farm residents are calling on supporters to come to Dale Farm to help them stop the eviction or act as human rights monitors. 

Activists are supporting the Travellers in defending their homes and community.  There’s many different ways of getting involved – we need medics, legal observers, site defenders, cooks, etc.. More people are needed on all fronts.

Please sign up for txt alerts  in case urgent information needs to get relayed or follow us on twitter .  You can send information to the legal hotline +44 07928669515

Getting to the site

Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by Train, you can find directions here.  From Wickford Station (30 minutes journey from London), it’s a 15 minute cycle/45 minute walk from the station. To arrange a lift call the site phone: +44 07583621312

Please see map for more info on access to the site.  As of Saturday Sept. 17th, there are no restrictions on entering Dale Farm.

Be Prepared

Things to bring:
-warm clothes
-food
-water bottle
-sleeping bag and roll mat
-notepads, pencils
-torches
-cameras for taking photo evidence
-clean phone

Things not to bring:
-offensive weapons
-Things you would not like the police to take off you

Food

A vegan kitchen is running. We will be asking for donations to cover our costs, but it may be an early target of the Bailiffs, so please bring extra food.

Sleeping arrangements 

Sleeping space is available in caravans and residents’ homes but we encourage you to bring a tent, and you are welcome to sleep over anytime. Please bring a sleeping bag if you can, and a roll mat is highly recommended especially since most of the tent space is on hard ground.

>Legal info
Write on your arm before you get here:
Dale Farm Legal Hotline: +44 07928 669 515 
Birds Solicitors: +44 07966 234 994 
Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors: +44 07659 111 192 

Other info

Camp Constant site phone: +44 07583621312

The welcome pack is available here (in three formats, all versions have the same content):Dale Farm Welcome pdf   or Dale Farm Welcome odt  or Dale Farm Welcome word doc  – if you have trouble opening any of these for any reason, please email savedalefarm@gmail.com  The welcome packs contain information on Dale Farm and the political context of the current eviction, Camp Constant and what to bring, Traveller history, and legal advice for activists.

http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/activity/

People coming organised as affinity groups are very welcome.

Please promote our facebook event through social networking sites, and see the original callout here

See you here!

Camp Constant

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