BLACKWOOD EVICTION UNDERWAY NOW!!!!
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Fri Feb 13 12:11:40 GMT 2004
BLACKWOOD EVICTION UNDERWAY NOW!!!! PEOPLE GET DOWN THERE!!!!
by ANARCHOTEAPOT, 13.02.2004
posted to Indymedia at 11:31am
BLACKWOOD ANTI-ROAD CAMP IS BEING EVICTED NOW!!!! NETWORK IT AND GET
BODIES DOWN THERE!!!
EVICTION UNDERWAY NOW!!!!
URGENT request for someone to set up a BREAKING NEWS feature...(don't
know how to...). Have had phone calls from south wales that Costains
have, overnight, got a licence to continue trashing the woods even
though there was an instruction to stop from the Countryside
Commission for Wales, via the Welsh Assembly, because of dormouse
colonies (and bat roosts) on the route. Apparently one night is all
it takes to overcome any legal objections to massacring wildlife. The
Permanent campers had left site as a result of the dodgy 'Harry
Potter' injunction brought against them, and so the site was
unoccupied when the contractors moved in this morning. Unsure whether
people are still occupying the strip of land which was still in the
posssession on a local landowner, but requisitioned by Costains for
their road working...trying to organise getting down to site from
lancaster...but people need to get bodies down there NOW to see what
is salvagable. Big modified JCB with tree-crunching arm has made it
out of its compound and through barricades to camp. Mucho
destruction. This is an AROOOGA...
Network it as far as possible but for god's sake get down
there...more bodies on site before now might have avoided this...
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more details from Cardiff, the licence to work on the dormouse
colonies has definitely been granted (but people are presuming
they'll have to make some show of moving them (in the bucket of a
JCB) before trashing those sections of the woods. There is still a
camp, but as a result of the injunction against the campers, there's
been something of a 'tactical withdrawal', i.e. shifting the camp
from where it was (right against the route, across the track which is
needed for JCB etc access) and up the slopes a bit into the disputed
strip of land. The call has come out from the people on site, who are
getting severely burnt out and are now facing the digger with its
tree-munching arm on their own. They have been advised to stay put in
section six areas and wait for legal challenges to the injunction to
move on (how can you be injuncted to stay away from your legal
home?), but need sorted/experienced campaigners to get down there and
consolidate the camp before it falls apart....
The camp is still there, it has been shifted up the hill in a
tactical withdrawal from the costains, injuncted land to the strip
with disputed ownership, the 'easement' land beyond costain's, which
they need for working on. The monster JCB with tree-
crushing/snapping/trashing attachments has made it out of its
compound and down to the woods despite various tactics to keep it in
its cave, and destruction can now continue apace. the campers there
need support, in consolidating the shifted camp and trying to stop
work. get down there people....
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