tony at gaia.org
Sat Dec 16 12:49:55 GMT 2000
Link of the year 2000 http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk
Lobster is a six-monthly magazine/journal devoted to parapolitics,
uncovering hidden forces that govern the way we live.
Typical articles include: 'The CIA, drugs and the media', Jane Affleck's
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you live. Postal address and email at the bottom of the article.
now.. back to the land...
Rights of Common
Common Land is Land subject to Rights of Common - ie rights enjoyed by one
or more persons to take or use part of a piece of land or the produce of a
piece of land which is 'owned' by somebody else.
Ancient rights of common were usually of five kinds, although there were
- of pasture: the right to graze livestock; the animals permitted, whether
sheep, horses, cattle, etc.,were specified in each case.
- of estovers: the right to cut and take wood (but not timber), reeds
heather bracken, etc.
- of turbary: the right to dig turf or peat for fuel.
- in the soil: the right to take sand, gravel, stone, coal, minerals, etc.
- of piscary: the right to take fish from ponds, streams etc.
A brief chronology
1066 --Norman Invasion, imposition of Norman Yoke
1086 --Domesday Book
1536-1540 --Dissolution of the Monasteries
1549 --Kett's Rebellion
1642-1649 --English Civil War
1649 --The Diggers
1870-1903 --Irish Land Acts
1879-1881 --Irish Land League
1800-1882 --Highland Clearances
1882 --Crofters' War
1995- --The Land Is Ours, a landrights movement for Britain
Tony Gosling <tony at gaia.org>
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"...not only this Common, or Heath should be taken in and Manured by the
People, but all the Commons and waste Ground in England, and in the whole
shall be taken in by the People in righteousness, not owning any Property;
taking the Earth to be a Common Treasury, as it was first made for all."
The Diggers' Manifesto - The True Levellers Standard Advanced, 1649
Gerrard Winstanley http://www.bilderberg.org/land/diggers.htm
More information about the Diggers350