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Wendover Active Resistance (W.A.R.) Camp is expecting eviction imminently
(This is a verified alert)

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The camp has been pivotal to holding a wide swathe of woodland & it’s a welcoming space with plenty of accommodating structures.

If you can support in any way, please do. Every pair of eyes bearing witness, every show of solidarity & resistance will be hugely appreciated 🙏
W.A.R against HS2
Located alongside the A413 London Road, Wendover, nr Aylesbury HP22 6PN

#StopHS2 #NHSnotHS2 #HS2isEcocide

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The #HS2GravyTrain is all set to be a massive failure because we're in a #ClimateAndEcologicalEmergency, so Britain will have to move, this coming decade, to a #Degrowth economy, a #4DayWeek, lots more #WorkingFromHome, much less #LongDistanceCommuting…
For any chance of human survival through a #ClimateAndEcologicalEmergency that will soon bring crop failures, hunger, chaos, all airport expansion must be halted and air travel massively cut back.
#Birmingham #AirportExpansion…
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BREAKING NEWS: Justice Laing orders @HS2Ltd to cease all felling which has been licensed by @NaturalEngland at #JonesHillWood with immediate effect, pending hearing which will happen on 24th of May at the earliest. #StopHS2 #HS2
Mark Keir said "We have to accept that this does not stop all felling, but I would ask NGOs and the public to put as much pressure on #HS2 to stop all felling at #JonesHillWood pending the outcome off the hearing. We await a response from @HS2ltd and @NaturalEngland." #StopHS2
This must have been just so satisfying for @MarkKeir6 to serve #HS2 with papers.....

"My turn!"

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📢Less than 24 hours left to block the government's new anti-protest bill! #ActNow & join us to stop this from happening. Without protest, women would not have the vote; people of colour would not have equal rights; we would not have declared a climate emergency....
...& many of the ancient woodlands currently being protected by #StopHS2 activists would already have been felled. Protest is vital in democracy. This new bill represents a dangerous & frightening lurch towards authoritarianism & fascism....
Is this really the moment we want to be giving the police MORE powers? Did we go through Brexit simply so that our government could begin removing our rights and freedoms without European oversight?
We cannot let this happen.
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This sort of thing is pretty annoying. HS2 Ltd and it’s forestry contractors can’t win. If they protect their trees with tubes to stop voles, shrews, hares and deer, eating them, they’re littering. If they don’t, the survival rate will be pathetic and they’ll be dragged.
Not cutting anything down in the first place would be a lovely but for context: HS2 Ltd is planting 112ha (hectare) of new woodland, restoring 17ha of dying ancient woodland, and improves 12ha of other woodland. This is so much more than the 30ha it has to cut down. A hectare 👇🏼 Image
My bad, that 112ha number is out of date.

“More than 650 hectares of new woodland will be planted between London and Birmingham as part of the first phase of HS2, to help reduce the visual impact of the line and create valuable new wildlife habitats.”…
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BREAKING #StopHS2 News: In the last few minutes, #Lazer has voluntarily left the tunnel. It is understood that in exchange for coming out, he secured concessions from the bailiffs, which have been delivered to the brave tree protectors remaining in the tunnel.... Image
...These include lights and various sanitary and hygiene products. He is currently being checked by paramedics but is thought to be in good health after what can only be described as a legendary stand against the #HS2 gravy train. Further updates to follow. Image
Tunnel Video Update from #Lazer. #BattleForEuston #HS2Rebellion
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Read below @MayorofLondon @SadiqKhan's response to an email, urging him to #StopHS2 & protect the lives and rights of the protesters underground at Euston. Clearly shows his brazen lack of care and denial to the present situation happening in the city he is meant to represent:
"No matter what your views are on the construction of #HS2, the excavation of makeshift tunnels at Euston is not a safe way to protest. These protestors are putting themselves, #HS2 staff & the general public in danger, as well as increasing pressure on the emergency services ...
... at a very difficult time. The Mayor believes that tackling climate change & improving rail services across the UK are not mutually exclusive goals & that encouraging greater use of public transport is good for the environment."
We need to continue putting pressure on ...
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1/3 Dr Larch Maxey was acquitted yesterday at City of London Magistrates Court for his #StopHS2 tree occupation in Parliament Square in September 2020.
However, with the eviction of Euston Square Gardens looming and further arrests for tree occupations likely... Image
2/3 ...this outcome serves as a reminder to #HS2, police & Government that they aren't above the law. The courts aren't known for siding with activists against big business, but they've come down firmly on the side of the tree protectors. Dr Maxey says "We occupied the trees ....
3/3 bring attention to #HS2 ecocide. We defend trees in the countryside & nobody hears about it but when we do it in London we get attention. We will be defending Euston Square Gardens against eviction & what has been lawless thuggery by HS2 & their bailiffs."
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A thread.
Today I sat in Wendover reflecting on not only the last couple of weeks, recent months but also the last 34 years since I first came to this village as a 16yr old recruit. It is hard to process the changes that have taken place since Nov '86 #StopHS2 @Hs2Rebellion 1/9 Image
Back then I was pretty clueless, some might say I still am. I had never flown, that came the following year with a trip to Corfu. I hadn't had my heartbroken, or broken anyones heart come to think of it. I've been married, had children divorced & I am now a Grandfather. 2/9
The pressure I feel right now as the climate crisis accelerates is almost overwhelming. I currently have many responsibilities, #Councillor, Co-chair of Eight Bells in Newbury but it is the future of mankind that scares me the most & weighs most upon my shoulders. 3/9
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Last night we had a #Moth expert do a survey of #JonesHillWood Here is a selection of what we found. All this will be lost if we don't protect this #AncientWoodland #StopHS2 @ChrisGPackham @BBOWT @PoorPiece @stophs2 @natalieben Image
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Big thanks to everyone who is providing short readings from #FantasticMrFox here are a selection. @ChrisGPackham & @MeganMcCubbin have done one can we spread this far and wide ahead of the the court of appeal decision. #StopHS2 #JonesHillWood
Jenny from The K&A canal.
@xanthefuwells hanging around.
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Please send me clips of your favourite parts of #FantasticMrFox
I'm now living in #JonesHillWood to try & save this wonderful piece of natural & literary history. #RoaldDahl
@natalieben @GreenJennyJones @jon_bartley @ShahrarAli @TheGreenParty @stophs2 @BBCBerkshire @guardianeco
Thank you Amanda. #StopHS2
.@RobertLindsay can you share this tweet and possibly read a little of #FantasticMrFox #StopHS2
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You’re right. UK ancient woodlands are priceless heritage sites and should be treated as such!
The last 2.3% ancient woodland is our equivalent to Brazilian rainforests.
@WoodlandTrust @stophs2 @LeighDay_Law @HS2ltd @grantshapps @gregsmith_uk #NHSnotHS2 #woodlands #HS2 #stopHS2
Surely, as well as heritage sites, such important cultural & historical woodland areas (which take centuries to be created) should be considered national monuments, areas of outstanding natural beauty and as well as bats, birds and other wildlife contain plants and trees which
Take hundreds of years to grow into such balanced ecosystems. This cannot be created by simply planting new trees. Some of the trees are Veteran trees, which we now know communicate chemically with other trees in the surrounding area. They intercommunicate and support
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