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Fight gentrification! Reclaim regeneration! For self-organised spaces...

12-02-2013 18:23

The Elephant & Castle area in South London, one of the last remaining central locations that is still inhabited by some less well-off communities, has seen massive changes in the past years. Pioneers of regeneration have "discovered" the area as an "ultra hot-spot" for investment, and the local authorities are eager to serve their needs. This leaves the diverse and organic communities around E&C confronted with soaring rents, demolition of social housing and displacement - in short, gentrification has kicked in.

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TONIGHT! Combe Haven Defenders Public Meeting

12-02-2013 10:06

Tonight Public Meeting

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Protestors take to the trees at Alexandra Park

08-02-2013 13:24

6:09 pm, Wed 06 Feb 2013
Protestors take to the trees at Alexandra Park

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Alexandra Park: Tree felling resumes at protest site

08-02-2013 12:57

Alexandra Park: Tree felling resumes at protest site
Tree felling in Alexandra Park, Whalley Range Manchester City Council said it would not be deflected from its plans

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Save Alexandra Parks Trees URGENT!!!!

08-02-2013 12:10

Reclaim Alexandra Park – Peaceful Protest Saturday 9th Feb, 1pm see site:

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Sussex University Students in new occupation!

07-02-2013 16:13

Photo by Alice Bell
Sussex students, famed for chasing off Tory MP's and facing attacks by fully armoured riot police, their batons, pepper spray, police dogs and electric tasers ( have from today re-occupied Bramber conference centre at the University.

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Update On Combe Haven Defenders Benefit..Hotting Up!

07-02-2013 13:59

Update on Tree Defenders Gig!

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Tree Figures

06-02-2013 13:48

East Sussex County Council announcement of tree figures.

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Combe Haven Defenders Benefit Update

05-02-2013 09:08

Party & Defend!

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Solidarity campaign for liberated spaces and anarchist comrades worldwide

04-02-2013 21:23

We call for a worldwide campaign of direct actions in solidarity with liberated spaces from the 2nd to the 12th of February 2013.
But we don’t want to stop after a couple of actions, because this is much more than just a reaction to repression. This is a call out to all anarchists and anti-authoritarians to fight now across the world.

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Armchair Anarchy..Sign On The Dotted Line!

02-02-2013 19:19

Please (in the warmth of where you are and not up trees)sign East Sussex County Council petition on stopping Combe Haven Valley from further destruction.

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Being For The Benefit of Combe Haven Defenders

02-02-2013 12:09

Benefit for the Defenders of Combe yer babysitters NOW!
Friday 8th February 7.30pm

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'No sell-off' for public forests

31-01-2013 12:50

'No sell-off' for public forests
Woodland (Image: BBC) Public opposition to plans to sell off forests forced the government to withdraw its proposals
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31 January 2013 Last updated at 12:09

Forests 'should not be sold off'
Ministers ditch forest sale plan
Forests become political battle

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Action called for after last tree dweller removed from Combe Haven valley:

31-01-2013 12:33

Action against the Facilitators of Combe Haven Valley.

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Decoy Pond camp evicted.... :(

31-01-2013 12:06

Decoy Pond camp evicted but the campaign continues!

January 31, 2013 by combehavendefenders
Decoy Camp eviction, 30-01-2013. Photo copyright Adrian Arbib,

Decoy Camp eviction, 30-01-2013. Photo copyright Adrian Arbib,

Decoy Pond camp – the third of three camps that had been erected on the path of the planned Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) – was finally evicted yesterday (Wednesday 30 Jan).

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Treetop protesters’ lives endangered by Sussex Council

28-01-2013 21:26

Press Information Note
Combe Haven Defenders [1]
28 January 2013

Chrissie Hynde’s daughter ( Natalie Hynde - Ed) denied painkillers whilst 40 feet up tree in “strong winds”.

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Councillor Peter Jones CBE, Combe Haven Destruction Facilitator!

28-01-2013 20:51

Cllr Peter Jones, CBE (a Comander of the British Empire)
This guy is the Pusher of the Hastings-Bexhill Link Road,
he is against Combe Haven and the Combe Haven Defenders.
He obviouysly doesn't habve any care for the animals and trees or the local people,
he may even have a kick back cash gift, (who knows,) for his role in getting the road done.

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Greece Squatter Solidarity Graffiti in Brighton

19-01-2013 14:02

Brighton, UK: Solidarity with squatters and anarchists worldwide.