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Autumn Equinox 1999

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September Equinox 1999 Newsletter
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This was not the scene at Stonehenge this summer. Stonehenge is our spiritual centre. The area is designed for partying. The Beaker people tripped here on Fly Agaric, but for 1000's of years even before them this land was trampled by many 1000's of dancing feet. This lineage of celebration was strangled in 1985(see hisstory). Since then it's been like riding a sick dragon - exhilerating, but sad when you think what we should have.

The walks have always been great. The songs. The stories and the magic. This year the 3rd walk from Brighton met the 14th from London. The thread has never been broken. A resuscitation is occurring. Last year Salisbury RTS brought people closer. This year hundreds partied in the stones for a while. The stones survived again.

So next year there is no excuse for paranoia about the festival. Even English Heritage and the police admitted afterwards that we had done nothing wrong. The security guard who screamed it's not normal! at me was standing in a carpark built over my sacred space. I was even denied access to the car park. There were ridiculous ammounts of police. Maybe we should make the fence higher? Maybe we should ignore their desecration? We need to show that we can still be free. Back to the dragon.

(by Jez)

Summer Solstice 1999 An eye witness account...

WE decided to get married. Of the 200 odd people (not counting the police) whose paths had taken them to the centre of Stonehenge for the last summer solstice of the millenium, the first random person we asked agreed to act as our priest and was able to perform on the spot a traditional year and a day handfasting. As we were kissing towards the end of the ceremony he caught our attention to say We're going to have to hurry this up. There's a line of riot police charging at you now.

Moments later we were all in a huddle being menaced and goaded by the people in police uniform. They picked a man up by his cock- his trousers having come down in a tug of war between his friends and the police. At this his friends had to release him and the last I saw was him being dragged in this manner into a tortoise-shell of riot-police. It was horrific.

Some people were losing it and we worked as a crowd to regain our composure. Some of the police dogs seemed out of control. Their horses were useless and uncomfortable amongst the unpredictable stones. Old faces loomed like ancestors in the crowd, but English Heritage's promised new freedom of access was no-where to be seen. In a way the mainstream press was right. Hundreds of thugs did attack and disrupt the Stonehenge celebrations. Dressed up as riot police.


C.N.N. were banned from filming at the stones for the summer solstice. As an American news agency their images could have gone out to the world uncensored by the British establishment. Those innocents who had trusted English Heritage's ticket system were told ten minutes before the fence even came down that they were to be disappointed due to disruption.
Sir, I am writing to congratulate you on the most endearing bash this solstice. After some light boozing and a spot of chatter with the local constabulary (an awefully stirling chap, but something of a wig, I think!) I was enchanted to see the outer fence trampled in the enthusiasm of many to reach the monument. The private security proved to be a rum sort of scallywag and left the case to the thin blue line. Ascertaining that the police were threateningly out numbered, I ventured to talk to one of them. Whereupon he knocked me to the ground and kicked my behind as I crawled away. Luckily, as I was very drunk, some anarcho-types dragged me over a barbed wire fence. I will certainly attend your 2000AD shindig and am honoured to PLEDGE the support of Kazakhstan 60's garage band 'The Trashbeats'.

Lovehorse T. Ratus (ex ratus)

Dear Stone Circle webring members, I hope you won't object to hearing about this piece of inportant news. Details are coming through of a proposal by Eden Arts (Eden District Council) to build and part-fund a 25 ton modern granite obelisk at the entrance to Mayburgh Henge, the Neolithic henge monument on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria. I am horrified to hear about this, which is inappropriate at such an important prehistoric site. There is only one stone remaining of the circle as it is. What's left doesn't need overshadowing by a modern structure. Just because people Christianised these sites hundreds of years ago doesn't mean it's acceptable now. Please forward this message on to anyone you think might be able to help.
Why is it that superstition wins over common sense every time? A fear of the unknown, if its unknown there is a reason. Look at life from a natural point. Magic does not happen, even in the centre of big rocks. The only thing that separates us from the animal kingdom is meaningless rituals and mindless superstition. Ladka Gravis on Taxi. This is what's happening at Stonehenge. Thank you.
Neal Jensen
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 19:01:37 +OlOO
Dear Sir,After holding my regular Sabbat meeting at Stonehenge for Midsummer I was disgusted at the overt police presence there, the utter disdain that they held for anything out of the ordinary, against their definition of whatis'normal'. My group tben moved to Avebury, and witnessed a similar spectacle there, although in this case the police were in smaller numbers and trightened silly by a group of spiritualists and travellers! I'd like to offer my help, and that of my group, if we Carl aid in anyway the opening of Stonehenge for more mystical events such as the Sabbats.visit the URL below if you would like to know more about us, but we would be willing to help in any way to further this most worthy of causes. We don1t feel that a position of apathy and acceptance is good enough in the face of open bigotry and religious descrimination, and want to make a difference. Best regards, and heartiest congratulations for the good work,
Spectre, Archangel of CAOSClan of Anarchy and the occult Supernatural
Letter from Karelia NFA 9ix1999 ~~June '99
I zoomed around then caught a bus to Stonehenge car park, met some walkers, then slept in the Avenue field -I had solstice flu. I didn't go inside the Stones but jammed tinwhistle with a drummer in the road that shouldn't be there. Friends who'd been in the June18 London battles said here they werent rioting, they were jostling and pushing the police because they were there. It spoilt it for me seeing people mounting the stones. Why am I against that? Not so much because It might damage them nor because it annoys English Heriticage, but 'cos it feels wrong to dominate Stonehenge. Many hours I've spent at home in the day and night, sitting, dancing, fluting, seeing the shadows or stars move, how? why? four dimensions artistically framed by stone. Enclosing or climbing or painting or pissing on Stonehenge is like unsubtle top dog gang territory jungianisms, which shows disrespect to those engineers who built them.
your cousin [dice George
[smile] phone: 07970 378 572
Dear Stonehenge Campaigners, Have you ever noticed how most business symbo1s are pyramids (hierarchy-competition) and sharing, voluntary, protest group symboIs are circles (sharing, cooperation). I think the reason why a great cooperative civilisation who created the Stones didn't leave any records is cos they didn't need to write accounts, they trusted each other! Love, light & circles Frank
Hi. I'll get around to sending you some stamps soon! I was at stonehenge at the Solstice, was not involved in bringing the fence down, but did enter the Stone Circle. I was disgusted by the response of the Police, and especially by the 'security guards' who I saw punching people who were sitting on the floor. The attitude of the Police was beyond contempt, although they were more restrained than at other such incidents. The reason that the police gave for evicting the crowd from the Stones was that 'invited people' wished to begin a ceremony. Fair enough. But why couldn't representatives from English Heritage, pagan groups, druids have simply ASKED people to respect the ceremony? I'm sure most people would have done, given that I was treated with respect and love by all present (bar the Police). It is also worth bearing in mind that the police prevented those people with tickets from reaching the stones before dawn, so what was the point in evicting everybody? I have written to English Heritage, Jack Straw and my MP outlining my concerns over the site and access to it. I have received a reasonably encouraging reply from Sir Jocelyn Stevens, to which my MP will be replying in due course. There is a way forward, and I sincerely hope that by the Solstice of next year we will have found a solution so that as many people as possible can have access to the stones. I hope to see you at Stonehenge for the festival! Take care. Paul Cavanagh (Email)

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Wed 22 The Land Is Ours Autumn Gathering at The Reddings, Stockend Lane, Edge, 
   nr Stroud, Glos. Followed by land occupation. Info 01865 722016 
Thu 23 AUTUMN EQUINOX 12.32pm. Balancing ritual, day\night, yin\yang 
SUNRISE at Stones 6.59am (Both B.S.T.) 
Fri 24-26 Equinox Party, Rustlers Valley, The Free State, South Africa. 
Info 0027519333939 
Sat 25 Free Gorsedd of Bards, Avebury Henge. Noon 
Sat 25 Turn Yourself In Day. Info CIA (Cannabis In Avalon) 01458833236 
Sat 25 Smokey Bears Picnic. Very High noon. Norwich 
Sun 26 - Nov 3 Citizen's Inspection Days at Trident Sites 
Sun 26 Legalise Cannabis Picnic. Hyde Park, London. 
Sun 26 Reclaim The Streets. Oxford. High noon at Carfax Tower, 
Sun 26 National Demo against Harlan UK (vivisectors):Meet Dodgeford Lane, 
Belton, Leics. Info 07009001853 
Sun 26 National Demo against Bantin and Kingman (animal suppliers for 
Sun 26 'Turn Around the WTO' Conference at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square 
London WC1. Info Chris 01268682820 
Tue 28 Counter Carnival to the Countryside Alliance march on the Labour 
Conference, Bournemouth. Meet pier side of the BIC,10am. South Dorset Animal 
Concern 0966 154061 / NAHC 0378 307575 
Fri 1-3 Abolition Days 99  Citizens' Inspections, NVDA etc Info CND 0171 7002393 
Sat 2-16 Gene Week - fortnight of actions against Genetically Engineered Food,  GMOs etc. 
Sun 3-10 Toxic Planet - interactive arthouse experience London 
Wed 6 STONEHENGE CAMPAIGN OPEN MEETING at 99 Torriano Ave, London, 
NW5. 7pm Onwards All welcome 
Sat 9 Save the Shamrock Monkeys: National Demo & Rally. Meet Horsham Park, 
Horsham, at Noon. Transport info 07020 936956 
Sat 9 The Pagan Federation. South West District Conference 
The Southville Center, Bedminster, Bristol. 8/10 for non-members 
Tue 12 Day of Anarchy with McDonalds workers. McLibel Support Campaign 0171 
713 1269 
Fri 15-17 Gathering Visions, Gathering Strength 3. A Non-Violent Resistance 
Network Conference, Hebden Bridge. Info 01274 775161 
Sat 16 McDonald's Worldwide Day of Action. McLibel Support Campaign 0171 713 
1269. Adopt-A-Store 01159585666 
Sat 16 Anarchist Bookfair at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square London, WCI. 
Info @ist Bookfair, 84b Whitechapel High St, London, El 
Fri 15-23 Aberdeen Alternative Festival. Info 01224 635822 
Sat 16-18 Veggies 15th Anniversary Weekend:  Sat 16-London 
party, Sun 17-Nottingham Picnic, Mon 18- Nottingham events (0115 9585 666) 
Sun 1724 One World Week - Reclaiming Our Futures. Info: PO Box 2555, 
Sun 17 Demo against Hillgrove (cat breeders for vivisection) Dry Lane, 
Sat 23 Benefit for Campaign to Free Vanunu (Israeli nuke prisoner) 
at Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, WC1. 0171 378 9324 
Wed 27 - Fri 29 Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association 
Renaissance Hotel, nr Heathrow Airpor 
Thurs 28-31 Womex 99 festy,Berlin. 
Sun October 31 SAMHAIN 
Sun 31 Harlan UK: National Demo Against vivisection. Noon. Meet Dodgeford 
Belton, Leics. Info 0700900 1853 
Sun 31 Haunted Halloween. Meet at Shamrock Farm in fancy dress for trick or 
tour. Noon. Info 07020 936956 
Mon 1 World Vegan Day. Vegan Society 01424 427393 
Mon 1 Fox Hunt Sabbing Season opens, HAS 01273 622827 
Tue 2-4 COPEX arms fair demos & actions, Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey. 
Campaign Against Arms Trade: 0171 281 0297 
Wed 3 STONEHENGE CAMPAIGN OPEN MEETING at 99 Torriano Ave, London, 
NW5. 7prn onwards. All welcome 
Wed 10 4th Anniversary of executions in Nigeria: Day of action against 
Shell. Info 
Delta c/o LEAF 0116 210 7251 
Sat 13 Fur Trade: National Day of Action. Meet by Nelsons Column, Trafalgar 
London 11am 
Sat 13-20 National Week of Action against the Fur Trade.  Coalition to 
Abolish the 
Fur Trade, PO Box 38, Manchester, M60 
Sat 13-14 Weekend of NVDA against Trident. Info Trident Ploughshares 2000 
Fri 26 Cybertribe Network for Rhythm & Change Festival, Mainz, Germany. 
SONICS, Sternstrasse 35, D-63450 Hanau, Germany. Tel 00496 181 24777 
Sat 27 International No Shop Day. Contact Enough!, One World Centre, 6 Mount 
Manchester, M2 5NS 0161 226 6668 
Sun 28 Shamrock Farm National Demo 
Sun 28 Jes and Jilly at The Great Eastern,  Brighton. (don't feed the poets) 
Tues 30 N30 Carnival Against Capitalism 
Wed 1 STONEHENGE CAMPAIGN OPEN MEETING at 99 Torriano Ave, London, 
NW5. 7 pm onwards. All welcome 
Sun 5 Christmas Without Cruelty, Kensington Town Hall, Horton St.  London. 
10am-5pm Animal Aid 01732 364546 
Mon 27 Boxing Day Anti-Hunt Demos. Hunt Sab Association 0l273 622827 
Wed 22 WINTER SOLSTICE: 7:44am. Sunrise at Stones: 8:16am.  FULL MOON 
PAGANARCHIST MILLENIUM. 14,000th Anniversary of 
Stonehenge car park totempole oldest ritual centre vandalised by English 
Fri 31 Last day of millenium, fuck the Dome go somewhere good its not my 
there's no festival at Stonehenge 
Fri 31 Millenium Pledge to reverse meat eating & violence to animals, Hyde 
London. Midnight .Info Young Indian Vegetarians  O131 6818884 
Fri 31 Total Anarchist Revolution, world-wide pan-dimensional, just go 
JANUARY 2000 (Qabalistic holy grail) 
Sat 1 
Mon 10 Newbury Reunion. Info 3rd Battle of Newbury 07000 735201 
Fri 21 Total Lunar Eclipse 

Saturday 25 March 2000 Stonehenge benefit gig at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms?
Sunday 26 March 2000 2-5pm 
   Stonehenge Meeting in Glastonbury Assembly Rooms 

MAY 2000 Walk leaves for Stonehenge from Beachy Head 
JUNE 2000 Walk leaves for Stonehenge from London 
June 1 Stonehenge Walkers Picnic at Battersea Park Peace Pagoda 12.00 

StopPress:Mid-day mooners want witnesses of the kids being CS gassed at their eclipse camp in Cornwall e-mail:
The moon goes. The seagulls return... With their Haikus.
Wednesday 22nd December Winter Solstice @ 07:44 Full moon @ 17:31 in Cancer...
BADGES: 50p each in stamps, or 30p for 6+ from Campaign address. Other designs also available for 1 stamp + S.A.E.: Summer 93-98 Walk 93, Winter 93

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