The British education system has excluded and discriminated against Travellers for years. Permanent exclusions are regularly highest amongst Gypsy/Roma and Travellers . However just as often, children from these communities are prevented from ever attending schools in the first place. I have for some years attended school tribunals appealing decisions which don’t allow Traveller children … Read more
On the 25th April, the High Court in London will decide whether Essex Police have the right to seize hours of footage from journalists working at Dale Farm during the eviction last October. The case focuses on a ‘production order’ granted by an Essex court last December to allow footage taken at Dale Farm to … Read more
On Saturday 14th April from 10.30am till 3.30pm over a dozen Dale Farm supporters and several families of Travellers from Dale Farm held a stall in St Martin’s Square, Basildon. We spoke to passers-by about the history of Dale farm and the difficult situation the Traveller families made homeless by Basildon Council still face today. … Read more
For further comment, call: 07729 762059 Displaced Dale Farm Travellers face a new round of evictions by Basildon Council. Following forcible eviction from their own land in October 2011, the 83 homeless families – including 100 children – have moved onto the private road leading to their former home and onto the adjoining Crays Hill … Read more
Over one hundred Traveller, Roma and Gypsy families and supporters in London marched together on Sunday as part of a global day protest. April 8th, ‘Roma Nation Day’, is an annual day of celebration and resistance for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the world. Protesters assembled at Hyde Park Corner at noon to lay … Read more
Hundreds of Traveller, Roma and Gypsy families are set to march alongside supporters in London on Sunday as part of a global day protest. April 8th, ‘Roma Nation Day’, is an annual day of celebration and resistance for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the world . Protesters will assemble in Hyde Park corner at … Read more
As promised to lots of people who came to watch the Traveller Solidarity Info Tour, here is the short film about Dale Farm, evictions and racism which introduced our talks all around the country. Feel free to share it around!
For centuries Travellers have been persecuted and harassed across Europe. Now part of Dale Farm, a Traveller site in Essex, has been devastated in a brutal clearance planned by Basildon Council. People have been driven off their own land by bailiffs and riot police and are now stuck on Dale Farm’s private road, without a … Read more