UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
21-07-2008 23:20To give an example of how corrupt banking, taxes, usury (the charging of interest on money) actually is, here’s a simplified look at how much our homes SHOULD cost.
19-07-2008 14:07Activists fortify Bodge House against UK Coal open cast mine and the eviction squad
The group of direct activists occupying Lodge House opencast site since 18th June have declared that they are ready to resist eviction.
18-07-2008 13:23On July 17th at 14.00 squatters were illegally evicted from the Duke of York Inn, 315-317 London Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6YY.
This afternoon we got a sms calling for urgent support as it was expected that bailiffs with specialised equipment and police would be arriving on site by 4pm. We set off to Wembley to show our support to one of the few examples of grass roots autonomous organising and resistance we've seen in London that escapes the usual (and expected) 'activist' scenes. As soon as we got there we realised that today's alleged eviction was yet another bluff in the 'threats and wait' game the bailiffs are playing. An earlier eviction had been set for yesterday afternoon, when around 50 local people turned up to show support. That one didn't materialise neither, and so now the protestors are expecting it at any time. They have therefore now taken permanent positions on the roofs of the building next to the sports grounds, with at least one protestor already locking on to the main mast. The protestor's claims that the sports grounds are a vital resource to the local community, was reinforced whilst we were there when a local football team turned up for their usual training.
The general feeling is that most probably the eviction will happen 'by surprise' in the early morning, and quite possibly tomorrow thursday morning, and so they maintain their call for urgent solidarity and for people to go up there and show their support.
See below some pics of the occupation today:
Photographs (C) 2008, Peter Marshall. All rights reserved.
THE LATEST: Brent Council have served all protestors on the site with an injunction to leave the site and have already received court paper for specialist baliffs. Police are threatening protestors with being chraged if they resist.
Brent Council have pushed for an immediate eviction order on the Tent City on the Wembley Sports Ground, Bridge Road, so the construction of temporary accommodation for the first 60 pupils can start for what has been termed the 'pre-academy'. (More info and background below).
Wembley Tent City Occupation, Bridge Road, Wembley:
Nearest Tube: Wembley Park (Metropolitan Line)
Turn left out the station, walk up the hill to main junction on Bridge Rd, turn left, walk 100 metres, turn left into the gate way to Wembley Park Sports Ground and you're there.
Buses: From Central London: 18 from Euston to Sudbury and then the 182 to
Wembley Park Station (the N18 runs past Sudbury. Get off at Wembley
triangle from which Bridge Road is a 15 minute walk past Wembley Arena).
Other routes: 83 from Golders Green Stn, 302 from Kensal Rise Stn, 297
from Willesden Bus Garage.
16-07-2008 13:09Council balliffs have just arrived on site following the injunctions and threats of prison time, served less than two hours ago, for all involved in the campaign and have given orders for everyone on site to leave before 4pm or face for forced eviction and possible arrest.
16-07-2008 12:27Following the resistance and support from across the city yesterday as the Wembley Tent City Occupation defied yesterday's 6pm eviction order, this morning Brent Council officials arrived and served a written injunction order on one Tent City member and injunction orders on every empty tent, lisitng the addressee as "unknown occupier".
15-07-2008 13:29we're looking to have some fun this week and maybe even learn a thing or two. Bowl Court Social Centre thus brings you the Festival of Useful Openings taking place until Thursday 17th July. Come along play some ping pong, have a bike ride
or attempt to make a rocket stove, it's your choice. And if there's
nothing on the menu you fancy why not suggest something else?
15-07-2008 12:07Just 30 minutes ago a Willesden County Court judge ordered Hank Roberts and all those with him to leave the Wembley Park Sports Ground immediately, take all tents and belongings and be removed by 6pm tonight, an impossible injunction if you've seen the photos, or face further prosecution and even jail. Resistance and support is needed now. SMASH SCHOOL PRIVATISATION!
14-07-2008 16:44Hereby, we address our call to the civil society in democratic Europe, especially from the Czech republic, to the free mass-media to help us in the justified and lawful effort of autoexilation in order for us to be able to activate as free human beings and as a perfectly legal organization.
13-07-2008 23:20We need more people, numbers, for the day, a morning or afternoon or come and stay, squat the land. Smash school privatisation. Oppose education for profit.
11-07-2008 20:57Unfortunately the incident reported below during carnival ( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/oxford/2008/07/402956.html & http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/oxford/2008/07/403027.html) is not the first time city councillor Mary-Jane Sareva has evicted people from a democratically-run community centre for no good reason at all, and with dubious authority. On an earlier occasion she called the police when no crime had been committed.