The Land Is Ours campaigns peacefully for access to the land, its resources, and the decision-making processes affecting them, for everyone, irrespective of age, race, or gender
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Click here to open/download [left click] single sheet TLIO leaflet dated March 2021 as a printable PDF
We want to see:
Provision of suitable free sites for gypsies and travellers, the right to squat disused homes/land
Protection of boaters’ rights, with river & canal bank allotments, fair mooring & licence fees
An end to the sell-off of public land to private developers and speculators
Priti Patel Is attempting to criminalise trespass
Feb 2021: Guardian’s Rob Evans exposing the Queen and Prince Charles’ abuse of power to hide both their personal wealth through secret landholdings and their political influence
Sep 2018 Summer Camp presentations & discussions: Simon Fairlie, Kevin Cahill & James Armstrong
We opposed the 2016 Tory plans to privatise the Land Registry and turn it into another boodoggle for racketeers
Chapter 7 give planning advice to people seeking to/or already embarking upon living on the land, engaged in land-based livelihoods.
Tony Gosling’s TLIO Email List: The publicly archived Diggers350 email list began in the run-up to the 1999 occupation of St. George’s Hill in Surrey, hosted on yahoogroups. Yahoo stopped providing the service in 2020. – You can have a look at the archive here and join by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org or entering your email address here on the Diggers 350 info page.
Separate from TLIO, Who Owns England? is an Investigation project being conducted by Guy Shrubsole and Anna Powell-Smith attempting to display major landowners in England, combining public data with Freedom of Information requests. To follow the investigation and help fill in the gaps, visit the Who Owns England? blog.
Who Owns Scotland? is a project that maps and makes available information on who owns land in Scotland together with maps showing the boundaries of landholdings.
Another arm of The Land is Ours’ body of ongoing discourse is the Legacy of Colonialism Forum
Here’s a snippet from the homepage to it: “…the British Empire was simply an extension abroad of the exploitation of the British people by royalty and the privileged few which had been going on in England systematically since the time of William the Conqueror. Furthermore, there was the colonial power’s imposition of models of enclosure upon countries of the South ie. sociological/cultural trends in the North’s historic development in terms of the systematic policy of kicking people off commonly managed lands to build up a mass of “rent seekers” combined with other factors such as the systems suite of business innovations (double-entry accounting, fractional reserve banking, the joint-stock company, etc.) to advance the capitalist system’s ability to capture value and systematize wealth extraction”