TSN national meeting and Dale Farm debrief, Cambridge, 25/02/12-26/02/12

Saturday February 25th: Traveller Solidarity National Meeting 10am to 5pm,followed by after party. All welcome.

Sunday February 26th: Dale Farm Activist's debrief 11am to 4 pm

Sleeping space, travel pool to offset those coming from afar, and
children's creche all available.

Dale Farm & TSN benefit party, 10/12/11

Sat Dec 10, 8pm until Sun Dec 11, 8am

An all-nighter of bands, comedy, spoken word, politics and DJs.

Venue: South London. For more details phone partyline: 07530910145, which will be activated from 6pm on the 10th

The Traveller Solidarity Network has evolved from the group supporting Dale Farm, uniting with travellers for the first time ever to resist evictions around the country, using direct action and radical politics. We don´t have 18 million pounds, and every now and then we have to buy things. Come and show your support for this historically ignored antifascist struggle.

Dale Farm : Building the Traveller Solidarity Movement, 05/11/11

A meeting of in-depth debate and discussion. 11am, Saturday 5th November, 3rd Floor, Cityside House, 40 Adler St, London E1 1EE. Near Aldgate East and Whitechapel tube st. (District Line, Hammersmith & City) Buses: 205 (from Paddington), 15, 25, 67, 115, 135, 205, 254, D3.

To attend you need to RSVP: savedalefarm@gmail.com

See the Traveller Solidarity Network website here and sign up to the e-mail list here.

Dale Farm wins reprive until Friday 23/09/11

Today, Monday 19th September, was the first day of the planned eviction of Dale Farm. The entrance to the site had been barricaded and travellers and activists gathered both inside and outside. Bailiffs were due to come onto the site at 8am, but did not appear til 3pm, when they entered the access road from the adjacent field to give a "final warning" about their health and safety concerns over the barricade, before leaving to heckles. Then around 4.30pm, news spread that a court application for an injunction had been successful.

Calling out to all activists and legal observers - Dale Farm eviction expected 19/09/11

***Mustering point - Saturday 17th Sept, London Liverpool Street station, meet 11am, for the 11:13 train to Wickford. We will meet you at Wickford station with transport to the site***

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

The background

Dale farm in Essex, a former scrap yard which is now home to 90 Traveller families, is under threat of imminent eviction. To find out more check out the website. The eviction will make 400 people homeless, and will devastate the brilliant and close-knit community at Dale Farm, breaking up families, pulling children from schools, and denying the elderly and sick vital community and health care. Basildon Council and the Coalition government have pledged between them to spend £18million wrecking the lives of Dale Farm families. Legal routes for stopping the eviction are almost exhausted; we need people to help stop the eviction now!

The eviction has been set for 19th Sept and could last over a week, perhaps weeks. The police can raid the site before this date and the more people on site the better protection we can provide and the more chance we have of preventing the cruel and brutal planned eviction of Dale Farm.

Dale farm residents are calling on supporters to come to Dale Farm as far in advance of that date as possible to help them stop the eviction. Residents have invited us to set up a base, dubbed ‘Camp Constant’. Launched in August, 2011, it is a mass gathering of national and international supporters of the Dale Farm community. Activists are supporting the Travellers in defending their homes and community.

As the eviction date looms, we are in constant need of more and more people. 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, as we can’t trust the council not to try an early eviction.

Dale Farm families could be evicted from midnight tonight

Info from the Dale Farm Solidarity campaign, Wednesday 31st August:

A last ditch effort to stop the eviction at the High Courts has just been turned down. This means that anytime after midnight tonight, Dale Farm could face the bulldozers. Dale Farm residents are defiant, refusing to leave their homes, and supporters from the UK and across Europe are standing with them.

An eviction attempt is expected anytime in September. Please come to Camp Constant at Dale Farm to spend some nights here and sign up to the sms eviction alert system. Dale Farm is only 30 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street Station. The atmosphere at Dale Farm is inspiring -- for some video of residents and supporters celebrating and learning together, see here.

Making The Connections workshop, 04/09/11


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.