winter is here

hello all , i know praj and kazz are struggling for power supply for phone and laptop so they dont get the oppertunity to come on here and blog as often as they would like at the moment .

this is a big shout to any supporters be it local or visiting , if you have any un treated un painted timber available praj and kazz would be greatfull as its getting extremly cold there  now winter is starting to bite .

spent a few hours on saturday at camp and its been a somewhat eventfull weekend , its fantastic news that a company who im not sure of name of has donated some materials to construct an experimental generator , ill leave praj to give details when he gets the opertunity to come on here , just a shame a LOCAL solar pannel supplier has not loaned a solar pannel to show all our followers what green energy is out there , also in the early hours of saturday morning some drunk decided they would like to offer  the hight of abuse and threaten violence toward praj and kazz and the police had to be called , one thing amongst many i have learned over past few weeks especialy off prajna is that alcohol lowers your state of awareness and inhabbitions , its such a shame that someone would think it a good idea to turn up around 2 am ish trash camp and threaten kazz and praj , it just doesent sit well with everything we are about ..

anyway it looks like camp will be there for the forseable future so we would be glad for any support offered even if its company and a chat , cant go into details here as dont want to jepordise anything , anyway just thought ide try keep you all up to date a bit and please accept my appologies for any spelling mistakes , its all the flouride in the water they  told my parents was good for my teeth , despite fact it causes multitude of issues including strokes scenility and many many other things , tc all and hope you have a good monday .

“Disgusting New Age Traveller protest …”

“Disgusting New Age Traveller protest in Backford condemned on Facebook,” SAYS Laurie Stocks-Moor; The shame of Ellesmere Port and Chester Pioneer

Well my friends, I’ve not blogged here yet but after reading a disgraceful article in the Ellesmere Port and Chester Pioneer (by Laurie Stocks-moor, strangely enough, since Laurie has previously written two excellent articles about Camp Autolift. What changed?).  I’ll link the report later but let’s examine some ‘facts’ from Laurie’s latest story: “… many drivers have tooted their horns to greet Prajna Pranab and ‘Kazz’ …” Yes they have, as I can verify, having spent plenty of time sitting at the dhuni fire. The report starts innocently enough but let’s look a little deeper into the rest of Laurie’s, so-called ‘facts':

You quote Rachael Riverol as having said, “Why should they get away with paying tax & insurance![sic] We all have to pay it whether we live in a house or on the road! What would happen if they crashed into a vehicle and killed lives?[sic] This is why we have insurance to protect those that pay for it![sic] Them camping outside Autolift is disgusting! Especially with no amenities! Throw them off I say.”

Your Chester Pioneer page has a mere 33 members , one of whom proudly declares herself to be an “elected member for Cheshire West”

Eveleigh Moore Dutton

Laurie, are any of these people actually on your facebook page? Whilst our Camp Autolift page has some 18,000 followers, I note that the last comment on your facebook page was from october 2010.

What changed your tone, Laurie? Did Eveleigh put pressure on you to undermine support for the camp?

People of Chester and Ellesmere Port need to realise that their local paper is reporting what the local council want them to believe and they are prepared, in pursuit of that, to fabricate stories from whole cloth.

George Seldes, one of the greatest journalists that ever lived, said the following at his retirement party, which included many of the leading lights in the press: “Journalism’s job is not impartial ‘balanced’ reporting. Journalism’s job is to tell the people what is really going on.”

We’re hoping people can see for themselves that the camp is on the right track if even local papers are being used as a propaganda tool against it.

Thanks,
Alan

The Pioneer article we’re criticising
and Laurie’s previous reports:
Jul 11 2012
Jul 25 2012