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Altenative Maniax #47: The Combe Haven Defenders

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, autonomous green spaces, Autonomous local communities, Independent music, Music, Self-production, Squatting//Occupy, traveler, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by Alternative Maniax

Hi,

So who are the Combe Haven Defenders? What is it that they are defending? What is happening there?
Well, it seems that a big road construction plan has been threatening the wildlife of the Combe Haven forest in Bexhill town…
But the locals and other nature lovers are not ready to surrender! They are ready to fight in their own ways and grab their chance to maybe save the place they love! Barricades, spikes, tunnels, sitting on top of the trees, all methods and strategies are welcome!

Check the official website for more legal and technical information:

http://combehavendefenders.wordpress.com/about

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“We are local people, determined to prevent the environmentally disastrous white-elephant that is the “Bexhill-Hastings Link Road” from devastating one of Hastings’ and Bexhill’s most amazing natural treasure. We demand an affordable, sustainable transport system for our area, that improves the quality of all our lives without costing the earth.”

MORE LINKS about the Combe Haven Forest:
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/12/combe-haven-green-protesters-trees
New road protest

http://antonioolmos.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/the-newbury-bypass-protest-combe-haven-protest/
Combe Haven Defenders

http://zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article1074
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http://hastingsonlinetimes.co.uk/hastings-life/green-times/campaign-against-bhlr-steps-up-a-gear
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http://news.uk.msn.com/environment/bailiffs-at-anti-road-campaign-site
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SOME VIDEOS:

The Protest

“After hearing the Combe Haven Defenders call for a halt to destructive road-building, Peter and Martin Poole discuss the effectiveness of protest.”


“We were there to support them and tell them why this valley is the most important heritage site in the UK with national and international importance. This is the line inthe sand for the road protest movement. If the road builders will not look at our evidence for a World Heritage Site they will build roads everywhere and nothing can stop them – find out how to here.”


“Environmental campaigners explain why they are protesting against the building of a link road between Bexhill and Hastings across the East Sussex countryside. The protesters secure themselves to tree houses, road obstacles and tunnels using locks and concrete before being evicted by police. The new £86m road will be more than three miles long.” By Laurence Topham

We will have a guest to talk about his own experience as a Combe Haven Defender and most generally to testimony on his alternative lifestyle choices

And for the MUSIC of tonight:

China Shop Bull

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Dogshite
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The Mohawk Lodge
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Savannah (free download)
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SLANT

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And many more!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN on Optical Radio, every Mondays from 7pm, rerun on Sunday from 5pm

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