Seize The Day are no strangers to taking direct action Fw: [rainbow-circle] Fwd: Naked Awards Protest

george at george at
Sat May 10 23:32:50 BST 2003

im back from rainbow circle beltane camp,
with exhaustion and a cold - it was great!
Must update my homepages soon
and deadline is today
and my etcetera..

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Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 12:42 PM
Subject: [rainbow-circle] Fwd: Naked Awards Protest

> Hope you dont mind me passing this on to you as this band is fantastic
> has this reached the papers, is the media covering up the story, or have I
> missed the obviose, to any radio people that might recieve this, please
> their c.d.
> Regards, Cheesy Gareth
> >From: "Theo" <seizetheday at>
> >To: "Louise :-\)" > >Subject: Naked Awards Protest
> >Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:44:22 -0000
> >
> >Press Release 27th March 2003
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Banned Members In Naked Protest
> >
> >When listeners and viewers tune into the BBC coverage of the Radio 3
> >Music Awards on Radio 3 tonight and on BBC4 on Friday night, they will
> >no evidence of the anti-censorship protest which ended the
> >heavily-controlled event.  So here is an account of what actually
> >
> >A band who were denied a prestigious Radio 3 World Music Award because of
> >their anti-war views, stormed the stage to launch a naked protest at The
> >Ocean in London on Monday night.
> >
> >Two members and one supporter of the radical British folk-band Seize The
> >Day, stripped off and climbed onto the stage as applause for the final
> >of the night ended.  Their bodies were hidden at first with signs reading
> >"BBC Cover-Up", before they went "the full Monty", to excited cheers from
> >the 1000 strong audience.  The slogan "Peace Not War" was written across
> >their chests.
> >
> >Seize The Day polled the most on-line votes in the Radio 3 "Audience
> >Awards"
> >category, but were disqualified without warning after Radio 3 Executives
> >realised they might express their anti-war believes in song at the
> >ceremony.
> >
> >Singer Theo Simon, who was one of the three naked protesters, said
> >"When I arrived at the Ocean Venue I was ordered at the door to remove my
> >anti-war badge, which said "Not In My Name".  This confirmed our view
> >Radio 3 were trying to silence public opposition to the war in Iraq."
> >
> >The band hastily improvised their protest, and waited until the
> >band Orchestra Baobab had finished their encore, before springing their
> >surprise revenge on the unsuspecting organisers.   Earlier they watched
> >Slovenian band Terra Folk received the Audience Award.
> >
> >Band member Rich Whistance said, "We didn't want to rob Terra Folk of
> >moment of glory - which they deserved as much as anyone - but we did want
> >to
> >publicly show the Radio 3 organisers up for their cowardice and
> >dishonesty."
> >
> >Seize The Day are no strangers to taking direct action against
> >corporations - one of their earliest actions was a naked roof-top protest
> >against " The Genetix Cover-Up" by Monsanto in 1997, and band members
> >previously been arrested for obstructing road-builders and pulling up GM
> >crops.
> >
> >However this is the first time they have protested on their own behalf.
> >
> >"We just felt that a real injustice had been done to the band and the
> >thousands who voted for us," said singer Shannon.   "If BBC Radio 3 want
> >promote World Music, they shouldn't be afraid of songs which express the
> >growing global movement for world peace and justice."
> >
> >Contact "Seize The Day":   Theo or Shannon - 01749 860767  mob. 0778844
> >6109
> >More info/FOOTAGE:
> >Email: seizetheday at
> >
> >

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From: "diggers350" <tony at>
To: <diggers350 at>
Subject: [diggers350] Traveller Law reform bill just out
Date: 09 2003 May 09 15:34

Traveller Law Reform Bill
This is the text of the Traveller Law Reform Bill, as introduced in the Hou=
se of Commons on 7th May 2003.

Traveller Law Reform Bill

1 The Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Commission
2 General functions
3 Duty to facilitate site provision
4 Provision of sites by local authorities
5 Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Programmes
6 Accommodation Programmes as material considerations
7 Guidance
8 The rights and duties of gypsies and travellers
9 Non-discrimination
10 Traveller Education Plans
11 Grants for the education of gypsies and travellers
12 Grants in respect of special provisions for ethnic minorities
13 Eligibility for registration as a social landlord
14 Housing Corporation funding for caravan site construction
15 Security of tenure on public gypsy and traveller sites
16 Protection from eviction and harassment
17 Land in the ownership of public authorities
18 Repeals
19 Wales
20 Financial provision
21 Short title,commencement and extent
Schedule 1 -Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Commission
Schedule 2 -Health,safety and community code of conduct for gypsies and tra=
Schedule 3 -Repeals
Bill 102 53/2


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