Yes We Camp!

This Earth divided we will make whole so that it can be a common treasury for all.

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 Reclaim the Commons
Lets celebrate the people’s right to the commons, their local and global movements to free the world (and our minds) from the enclosures that keep the earth from being what it should be: a COMMON treasury for all
Join us on Clapham Common from the 17th to 25th September 2011, for debate, demonstration and community building; to share hope and inspiration and work together towards a true global solidarity in spirit AND action.
Things to bring: Warm clothing, waterproofs, tent, sleeping bag, a mug, bowl + spoon.
Where do we meet: We will be meeting at the Bandstand on Clapham Common from 11:59 a.m on Saturday 17th September.
Contact Details:
If you can print off some fliers and distribute them.
Planning meeting this Thursday 8th September in the Royal Festival Hall, Soutbank, London. Meet in Blue Zone, 4th Floor at 3 p.m.  Please call or text : 07963 475 195 if you can’t find us.
Some facts about land ownership in the UK:
Further reading
Who Owns Britain by Kevin Cahill.
Low Impact Development: Planning and People in a Sustainable Countryside by Simon Fairlie
The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook For Britain & Other Temperate Climates. Patrick Whitefield.

Recommended websites:

Recommended films:
The Power of Community: how Cuba survived Peak Oil
Fields of Gold: Lifting the veil on Europe’s Farm Subsidies
The Crisis of Civilisation.

Between 30-50% of the land in Britain is not registered with the Land registry.
Only 10% of Britain is covered (urban)
90% of people live in an urban area.
74% of the population own no property at all.
Less than 1% of the population own 70% of the land.
41,000 estates own 50% of Britain.
Multi million pound subsidies are paid by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy to the largest landowners. The majority of small farmers recieve nothing at all.
For example: The Duke of Westminster (3rd richest in UK) received 7 million Euros in subsidies since 1999.
Corporations such as Nestle and Tate & Lyle are also massively subsidised by the taxpayer.
The current planning system in England makes it virtually impossible to build a low impact sustainable home on agricultural land.

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One Response to Yes We Camp!

  1. Go to website,then to see menue,Agriculture,E.U.we need a forum for it,help Africa,ivite the African union now Bingu Wa Wutharika from Malawi is in charge.reform land holdings,create small farms,it can be done.
    Laurence Keeley, 6 Fairfield, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, , BN27 4NE

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