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START A LIVING WAGE
Is it important to you that the 38 acre Woodstock site be left free where people from all over the world can continue to come together, to meet and share with one another? We have submitted to arrest for trespassing on the Woodstock festival site in Bethel to defend your right of easement as a member of the public to visit there day or night. Will you join us in defense of that right? Will you defend the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States as the Supreme Law of the Land?
than 2 million
people from over 30 countries
have visited this web site in the last 3 years.
Two miles west of the festival site on 17B
is Max Yasgur's Barn and Homestead where, for several years, thousands
of the annual pilgrims have assembled when turned away from the original
site by state police because of a false claim of ownership by a local business
man who has never produced any evidence of ownership.
Is the 38 acre Woodstock site exclusive private property?
By the laws of the State of New York and The United States of America it is not exclusive private property because for 30 years it was open, unfenced and used openly, obviously and exclusively by the public as a place of assembly and recreation. New York State Law is that such use for ten continuos years without interruption from a deeded owner establishes an easement by prescription or right of way.
In July 0f 1997 six people submitted to arrest, prosecution and fines for trespass in order to force the alleged owner to present any evidence of ownership, which he could not and did not do. But the Bethel town magistrate ruled against the defendants anyway. There is now a fence around the site and during the reunion dates of August 15,16, and 17 visitors are discouraged by the State Police from peacefully assembling at the site. We continue to question their authority to threaten, remove or arrest
Now to aid all of you who want to go deeper into
the Woodstock World of Art, Music and philosophy we suggest you try our
recommended links below
WOODSTOCK WORLD RADIO
Click on the sounds then cruise our site.
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