Tomorrow (Thurs 1st Sept) we’re having a Dale Farm info night.
If you haven’t heard about Dale Farm check out:
Starting at 7pm it’ll be an evening of discussion (and possibly some films too) about the situation at Dale Farm; the largest Traveller community in the UK, now facing a brutal eviction.
The talks tonight have been rescheduled for a later date… Still, come on down for discussion on both topics and some planning/banner-making for Saturday’s demo against the EDL…
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The last one was amazing with heated debates on demographic change and anarchism continuing late into the night and workshops and classes on stand-up comedy, composing photographs, film-making, and abstract journalism, neuroscience and Italian during the day…
If you would like to run a workshop on Saturday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can put it out there, or just turn up!
Circus workshop from 4pm followed by a screening of the film ‘Man on Wire’ at 7pm.
Talks followed by discussion:
-Trade Union responses to the rise of the far right (Tracy Walsh)
-Critique of the media portrayal of the riots (Kieron Walsh)
Keep checking, there’ll be more!
The local media has taken a bit of a shine to Plebs College and so far the coverage has been pretty supportive. We’ve had the Oxford Mail round a few times and they’ve printed several articles about developments at the squat. This morning we also had BBC Oxford TV and radio round. It seems this sort of community space is exactly what Oxford needs. The court, the local residents and the mainstream media are on side, now we just need the landowners to let us stay.
Just a quick update to pass on the good news. Plebs’ College was in court this morning to decide if and when it will be evicted. The Judge was very sympathetic and acknowledged the “reasonable” nature of the people and the use of the space being respectful to the community. He said he had to grant the possession order but has given Plebs College another couple of weeks of life. Following this there will be a discussion about what steps to take next in the coming days so keep posted for more updates!