On the 9th of October 2020 a non-violent protest took place outside the gates of a HS2 site on the outskirts of Maple Cross, Uxbridge, West London. A group of environmental activists erected (and in some cases ascended) temporary bamboo structures at the gates of the site, housing construction work and a quarry. Protesters remained in place for almost 10 hours. 21 activists were eventually arrested, without resistance and were later charged with Section 241 (D) of the Trade Unions and Labour Relations Act (watching or besetting a workplace, in order to compel a person to abstain from doing an act that person had a legal right to do - TU92006).
The police have this morning arrested a giant pantomime white elephant in Hyde Park. (Yes, really!)
Written by: Lindsey Spinks, Sophie Dewston , Sarah White and Carol-Anne O’Callaghan from the Campaign to Save Leather Lane Click here to download the report
Three members of the NET who are HS2's bailiffs “hired thugs of choice”, are due to appear at Warwick Crown Court on Friday 16th July 2021 for a 'preparation trial'.
We thought it was time for a brief Jones’ Hill Wood update/explainer: What has been happening at Jones’ Hill? How did we get here? Where are we with the legal case? And what can you do to help?
In a shocking U turn of events, High Court Judge, Mr Justice Holgate refused permission for Mark Keir (representing the Jones Hill Wood Earth protectors) to apply for judicial review and lifted the injunction which had been placed to suspend the felling of Jones Hill Wood until a full legal case was heard.
Teenager, Rollie, 17 from Hartlepool speaks out on their 10 day occupation of the Euston tunnel network to protest HS2
As we face the climate emergency, one of the most disappointing aspects of the last 3 weeks at Euston Square Gardens has been the wall of silence from MPs and Peers, save the very few (thank you Caroline Lucas, Zarah Sultana and Baroness Jenny Jones) who have spoken up in support of the protesters and their aims. We know many more are opposed to HS2, for environmental, finance and governance reasons, but where have they been?
A dead shrew has been discovered at a HS2 development site following apparent breaches of their legally-binding organisational licence for great crested newts.
The National Eviction Team are protester, squatter and traveller removal experts!