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Gypsies and Travellers Under Threat From New Policing Law?

The UK’s Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities are voicing deep concern about the Government’s new policing bill, with many saying it is a threat to their way of life. The law will make trespass a criminal offence and give the … Continue reading

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Adam Hopwood : Site life and squatters

Site life…spring Somewhere. You decide where. Waking up. Not my favourite thing, but seeing beams of sunlight pierce through the holes in the curtains and hearing people shuffling about outside makes me sit up faster than usual. It’s warm in … Continue reading

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We will not go quietly into the history books. We will not be going at all.

Feature for Morning Star by Romany Journalist Jake Bowers With thanks to the Robert Dawson Archive Today is Romany holocaust memorial day, yet ask most lifelong anti-racists what the significance of August 2nd is, and they will be puzzled. For … Continue reading

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Fight for Travellers rights at Drive to Survive demonstration in London

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Nice to see photographer Tash (@tashuk) namechecked from the platform at today’s #KillTheBil

Nice to see photographer Tash (@tashuk) namechecked from the platform at today’s #KillTheBill @Drive2Survive3 rally and to chat with him later. He has a fantastic archive of traveller/festival/protest images … well worth checking.RonF

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Scuffles as travellers’ ‘Kill The Bill’ demo ends in clashes with police in London

Scuffles as travellers’ ‘Kill The Bill’ demo ends in clashes with police in LondonTravellers, gypsies, and squatters gathered in London on Wednesday (July 7) to protest against a new government bill which, if passed, will criminalise trespass with the intention … Continue reading

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‘The police bill is wiping out a culture’: New Travellers take a stand

If it becomes law, residing on land without permission would be a criminal offence, threatening a way of life for communities across the UK by Harriet Grant Guardian, Mon 5 Jul 2021 14.45 BST “Iam worried that not everyone knows what … Continue reading

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‘They thought we were terrorists’: meet Joe Rush, the master of mutoid art and king of Glastonbury

The punky master of outsider art was once a pariah, thrown out of Britain for his anarchist ways. Now, he’s a national treasure. Joe Rush relives 40 years of sticking it to the ‘straight world’ “They thought we were terrorists,” … Continue reading

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The Police Bill – new threat or just lazy racism?

Johnny Eastleigh looks at 500 years of attempts by parliament to create outlaws of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller population It’s no news to any of us anymore that Romany people were targets of the Egyptians Act 1530. The Act went … Continue reading

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“We Are People Too”: A blog by Chris McDonagh on growing up as an Irish Traveller

Chris McDonagh is a Campaigns Officer at Friends, Families and Travellers. Chris is an Irish Traveller and grew up travelling around the United Kingdom. Here he writes on his personal experiences of growing up within the Travelling community, both good and … Continue reading

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Stoney Cross

5th JUNE 1986 Stoney Cross, Hampshire. Operation Daybreak eviction from site and ‘The Walk’. A year after the Beanfield…. and still they haven’t finished yet [KillTheBill]. Upwards xxhttps://www.facebook.com/tashuk/posts/10158552103536799 Beanfield set from earlier https://www.facebook.com/tashuk/posts/10158544497391799

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