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The Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 is now law

The Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 is now law and anyone intending to reside in a vehicle can face 3 months in prison , a £2500 fine and have their vehicle destroyed .It’s aimed at Gypsies and Travellers … Continue reading

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One Eye on the Road Slideshow

One Eye on the Road including ….. Free party Clubbing Free Festivals Stonehenge Beanfield Travellers Protest / CJA Reclaim the Streets …… and so on onwards ! Alan Lodge :: Photographer http://alanlodge.co.uk Lightroom Created MP4. Video resolution : 1920 x … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Yellow : The Story of the DiY Sound System

Dreaming in Yellow : The Story of the DiY Sound SystemHarry Harrison book launch at The Angel, Nottingham.Saturday 26th March 2033 Dreaming in Yellow : The Story of the DiY Sound System Harry Harrison book launch at The Angel, Nottingham. … Continue reading

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Minder “Car Lot Baggers” [1984]

GOSH!! Just watching an episode of Minder “Car Lot Baggers” Starting at 19:35mins …. I found a very interesting mention of travellers / gypsies. AND ….. they even drive past the Mutiod gaff in Freston Road …. See if you … Continue reading

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‘Protest is the lifeblood of our democracy, and it’s under threat’

INTERVIEWS 4th February, 2022 Raj Chada, a defence lawyer who represented the Colston Four, says prosecuting demonstrators is becoming a ‘reflex’ in the UK. Sean Morrison  sean@thebristolcable.org Direct-action protesters risking arrest have always played an important part in the democratic … Continue reading

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UK Traveller communities fear ‘cultural annihilation’ over upcoming trespass laws

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people face imprisonment or hefty fines under new England and Wales Police Bill that ‘criminalises’ nomadic life Blyth Brentnall 25 January 2022, 11.33am Peers will tonight vote for the final time on legislation that has been … Continue reading

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Operation Snapshot [extract from :  Police Surveillance [Zine 34]

from Police Surveillance [Zine 34]by Alan Lodge from ‘Police Surveillance [Zine 34]’Forward Intelligence Teams ‘FIT Operation Snapshot was a further intelligence gathering exercise on Environmental Protesters and Travellers but now organised on a national basis. Also, the ‘Rave Scene’ was now included. All … Continue reading

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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Briefing

This briefing comes from a broad coalition of civil society organisations, including faith groups, democracy and human rights campaigners, and environmental activists.   The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill would significantly limit the right to protest, which is an essential … Continue reading

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Travellers : Picture on my main website

I started taking pictures, at the end of the 70’s. I wanted to communicate something of what it was like to be a young rootless “Traveller”. Because I was one. Many looked at the various examples provided by gypsies here … Continue reading

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The Last Nomads

A film about the Drive to Survive Campaign to stop the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill eradicating Gypsy and Traveller nomadic life in Britain. Made by Daniel Gonzales Franco and Dominic Watters in cooperation with the Drive to Survive … Continue reading

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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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