Protectors at the two Bluebell Woods camps near Swynnerton in Staffordshire have come under siege from bailiffs as efforts to drive them out of the area escalate. The woodland, just south of Stoke on Trent, is slated for destruction as part of the controversial high-speed rail mega-engineering project’s Phase Two preparations and has been contested
HS2 Activist has been released after being held on remand for 76 hours at HMP Dovegate, Staffordshire. He was wrongfully arrested on breach of bail, which he was cleared of on Monday 14th March. This is an extremely long time to be held without cause and is unusual compared with the treatment of white protestors.
The £100 billion High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project is in serious trouble, with its northern section recently being gutted and even its southern half under pressure. A large part of this is thanks to green direct actionists who have stymied the destructive project at every turn. Laura Hughes gives her view. The battle over
The last major protector camp in the Chilterns against the government’s struggling High Speed Rail project scored a victory yesterday as it emerged constructors would be forced to the High Court to argue their case for an eviction order. Wendover Active Resistance (W.A.R) Group has held the woodland spot at Road Barn Farm, Wendover, since
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
Earlier this month Freedom correspondent Lousy Badger packed his bags and headed to Wendover Active Resistance camp to help in the fight to protect ancient woodlands from destruction linked to the HS2 railway project. Below he describes the impressions he’s had from two weeks among the trees. Day 1 With a belly full of processed