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The year is 2013 A.D Bexhill is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...One small village of indomitable tree-sitters still holds out against the invaders.
To everyone's surprise the last camp on the route of the Bexhill bypass still stands strong. The first two camps were evicted in a flurry of activity last week, but Camp Decoy located amongst the last few big trees on the route. Campaigners are not sure what has held contractors off for so long, suggesting a combination of bad weather and the fact that BLINKRR have launched a legal action to stop any further work. The organisation believe that the route of the bypass crosses the actual site of the Battle of Hastings.
Whatever the reason, the week long respite has allowed the happy campers to intensify their programme of works and fortifications have been going up (or down).
This weekend Combe Haven defenders have urged as many as possible to make it onto site for a weekend of “Singing, supper and CEOs”. Singing and supper are self explanatory (although it is to be hoped that at least some of those attending will take the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get on with a bit of digging and climbing) but CEOs? Turns out that the Chief Executives of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Wildlife Trust and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England will all be putting in a special guest appearance to walk the route on Sunday.
With eviction looming on Monday – now really is the time to take a stand. Bring menhirs if possible.
For more and details of transport from Brighton see Combe Haven Defenders
* SchNEWS Vocabwatch – Aboritect noun: a builder of tree houses.
So the landowner came, saw the numbers of protecters, the lock-ons, the bike-powered smoothie makers and the music, and returned home after refusing to talk to either the protesters or the press. But it isn't over – bailiffs could return at any time. Email GH your phone number if you want to be part of the phone tree or join the mailing list on the website: http://www.transitionheathrow.com… firstname.lastname@example.org
After a two year campaign the Ecostream shop in Brighton throw in the towel marking the end of one of the strangest campaigns ever seen in Brighton.
Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.
They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our public land.
Artivists take on BPs sponsorship of the British Museum's Viking exhibition.
We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.