ONGOING: Euston Station HS2 protest camp resist eviction

This morning the London end of the ongoing direct action campaign against HS2 received some unwelcome visitors in the form of around a hundred cops, bailiffs and private security guards. The HS2 rail project has to be the most unpopular project in the history of transport infrastructure. So far the planned high-speed rail link has

Harvil 13 refuse to pay HS2

Thirteen Activists, all named as defendants by HS2 Ltd. as they sought to impose an interim injunction, have each signed a declaration refusing to pay costs. HS2 Ltd. are given the task of building a high-speed railway from London to Manchester. The project has been mired in controversy since the outset. Claims of avoiding democratic

HS2 blocked from felling ancient wood after showdown with protectors

Following a grueling eviction process at Jones Hill Woods it appears direct action resistance has bought enough time to save the area from being bulldozed for a controversial high-speed rail line until at least next Spring. The confrontation at the woodlands near Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire saw violent scenes by Thames Valley Police officers against

Poors Piece camp eviction alert

After a Summer of resistance the Poors Piece Conservation Project at Rosehill Farm, Wendover against HS2’s destruction of ancient woodland is facing eviction on Monday September 28th. The group, who were given the go-ahead to occupy their Buckinghamshire site by local farmer Clive Higgins in May, have created an amazing array of structures including straw

HS2- high speed high tension

Over the last fortnight I have gone down a High Speed 2 research wormhole, sparked by the thought that I hadn’t heard much about what was going on lately with this bloated project. I started to google around and to read the media outside my usual reference points, which led to a fair few discoveries,

HS2 Update: Resisting the tree thugs

With the exemption of construction from Covid safety measures throughout the early part of the crisis, environment protectors were forced to stay out and physically protect green spaces along the length of the planned high speed railway route. As economic activity has ramped up again this summer so has the amount of action being taken

Breaking: HS2 attempt to evict Uxbridge protest camp

Stop HS2 campaigners in Uxbridge had a rude awakening this morning, when High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs), supported by local police, began the process of evicting them from their camp on Harvil Road near Harefield. The site – which has been been the campaigners’ home for almost two years – was previously bought under a

Holding Space: Eviction Resistance at the squatted Hope and Anchor

Squatters in Mornington Crescent successfully resisted a second eviction attempt on Wednesday. In another show of strength and solidarity by London squatters, thirty to forty people turned out against the bailiffs. Banners were dropped opposing the Housing Bill and evictions ‘from London to Calais’ after the recent squat eviction in the French city. Security contractors