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Bohemians given marching orders, court granted possession order today, we wait to hear how long on bailiffs could be a week or two, so come an continue to support,open mic and cabaret this Friday 7-11pm could be last show.indoor market over the weekend. Let us know any empty community buildings, long live the community centre keep networking


Bohemians squatters call for solidarity demo tomorrow fri 15th nov outside Bohemia pub 762 finchley high rd (wood side park tube) 11am till 4pm. As the police have come over and threatened eviction by bailiffs on Friday 12 noon. Less than 24 hours after court order, to evict a large community which includes pregnant woman, is inhuman and should not be tolerated in winter. Homes for all in the 1.5 million empty buildings in the uk.viva the resistance network it massive (stay around for Friday open mic 7-11 pm)

Origins of Squatting.

Squatting Workshop

The Inclosure[1] or Enclosure Acts were a series of United Kingdom Acts of Parliament which enclosed open fields and common land in the country. Under the Enclosure Acts process there were over 5,000 individual Inclosure Acts and 21% of land in England was enclosed, amounting to nearly 11,000 square miles (28,000 km2).

The Enclosure Acts removed previously existing rights of local people to carry out activities in these areas, such as cultivation, cutting hay, grazing animals,using other resources such as small timber, fish, and turf or sometimes even living on the land. Inclosure Acts for small areas had been passed sporadically since the 12th century but the majority were passed between 1750 and 1860.[2] Much larger areas were also enclosed during this time and in 1801 the Inclosure (Consolidation) Act was passed to tidy up previous acts. In 1845 another General Inclosure Act allowed for the appointment of Inclosure Commissioners who could enclose land without submitting a request to Parliament.

Some enclosures had to be carried out by force and many sparked resistance from users of the common land, including the tearing down of fences used to enclose the land. As a historically significant process of land privatisation, the Enclosure Acts are sometimes seen as one or both of building blocks of capitalism and theft by major landowners from the peasantry.

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