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Eviction gets go ahead - Bodge House

Bodge House Crew | 19.07.2008 14:07 | Climate Camp 2008 | Climate Chaos | Ecology | Free Spaces | Sheffield

Activists fortify Bodge House against UK Coal open cast mine and the eviction squad

The group of direct activists occupying Lodge House opencast site since 18th June have declared that they are ready to resist eviction.

Activists fortify against UK Coal mine

The group of direct activists occupying Lodge House opencast site since 18th June have declared that they are ready to resist eviction.

UK Coal plans to mine 1 million tonnes of coal over 5 years from the site near Smalley, derbyshire.

The company failed in its first attempt to evict the activists but succeeded in obtaining an possession order at the crown court in Derby today.

The activists are fortifying Prospect Farm and have built a number of treehouses and an underground tunnel system.

Sophie from Nottingham said ' The decision to mine this site was taken by central government against the wishes and best interests of local people and in spite of the council refusing planning permission. Occupying the land is our last defence now that democracy has failed. We are calling for people to join us in opposing UK Coal's greed and contempt for local opinion.'

'Opencast mining is particularly polluting and devastates large areas of countryside. Mining more coal is not a solution to our energy problems as it is a major cause of climate change. We need to reduce energy use and adapt to more sustainable ways of living.

We need help in making finale preparations so get your asses here for the fun...

for more information contact 07503 335870

or go to www.leaveitintheground.wordpress.com

Bodge House Crew
- Homepage: http://www.leaveitintheground.org.uk

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updated wishlist

22.07.2008 17:58

Preparations are going well
they now have most things but still need:
sharpening stone
parafin + wicks
eviction food - tinned food / fruit and nut etc
gaffa tape
camera
head torches + batteries
wax
immodium

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