South East England
@ The Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0HA
The first Reclaim the Fields Gathering of the year will be taking place this March at the Wilderness Centre in the Forest of Dean.
Pre-Gathering Help needed:
Friday update: an exciting start to the Fuel Poverty Action Weekend of Winter Warm-ups…Hundreds of people across the country came out of their cold homes to get warm at the buildings of institutions that have a hand in creating fuel poverty, to challenge the Big Six’s monopoly and the government’s complicity. London - Leeds - Swindon - Manchester:
16 protestors, who occupied the runway at Southend Airport, have been arrested by Essex Police. It is believed they are being held at Southend Police Station. Campaigners from Plane Stupid and Climate Rush entered the airport shortly after 9am this morning. The protest is against the planned expansion of Southend Airport.
19th October 2011
Despite courageous resistance by families and a group of activists, Basildon Council are continuing their eviction of Dale Farm residents, backed up by the iron fisted brutality of Essex riot cops. Harrowing and devastating though the episode is for the people being oppressed, it also has dark implications for society as a whole, in the UK and globally.
In an end of the summer compact EF!AU, find news about kicking shell in the teeth in Rossport again and then some more, solidarity with the community at Dale Farm, and anti-GM resistance - Spuds you Don't Like demo in England, sabotage in Germany, France and Scotland.
The Advisory Service for Squatters releases its first newsletter... and wants your help!
The hardworking bunch at the Advisory Service for Squatters have just released their annual report in the form of a newsletter.
Its full of as much information, juicy gossip and as many requests for help that you can fit on two sides of A4!
The squatted social centre known as "Plebs' college" was in court this morning for an eviction hearing.
About 10-15 supporters crowded into the public gallery while a couple sat at the front to address the court.
There were, of course, the usual comedy moments that occur when a large group of people is forced to remain serious at a formal-but-slightly-ridiculous event.