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Veggies On The Road (April Edition)

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The wonderful Veggies volunteer crew are still all hands to the pump as they continue their packed 2014 tour, catering at events around the country promoting social change, community spirit, care for animals and the planet. Veggies is an all-vegan, volunteer-led, social enterprise based in the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields, Nottingham. This month they have been catering at some very diverse events…

Veggies On The Road (March Edition)

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It's full steam ahead for Nottingham's all-vegan and volunteer-led catering campaign Veggies as their 2014 tour is in full swing, with more events being added all the time. Most recently they have taken part in Leicester's annual environmental event, the Greenlight Festival, and also travelled down to Milton Keynes to bring vegan food to activists taking part in an anti-vivisection demo.

Bangladeshi Speaker on Climate Change Awareness

Bangladesh - Super Exploitation and the Climate Crisis

7.30pm Wednesday 12th March 2014 at The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields NG7 6HX

 

Guardian: Drax protesters' convictions quashed

"A group of environmental protesters have had their convictions overturned after senior judges ruled that crucial evidence gathered by [Mark Kennedy] was withheld from their original trial."

 

Nottingham Post: Resident driven to tears after opencast in Trowell

Resident driven to tears after opencast mine in Trowell is approved

By Nottingham Post  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

By Rebecca Smith-Dawkins

Devastated: Opponents including, front from left, Noelien Potts and Donna Butler outside County Hall.

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WITNESSING the green light for a controversial opencasting plans drove one prominent opponent to tears.

Notts County Council's …

Capitalism causes climate chaos!

November 28, 2013 19:30

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Peacock pub, 11 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB. Accessibility issues: the pub is wheelchair accessible but does not have accessible toilets. The meeting room is up a flight of stairs.

Frack Free Nottingham

Last night there was a public meeting at the Maze to discuss the prospect of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, coming to Nottinghamshire. There was a very informative presentation given by a member of Friends of the Earth Nottingham and then there was a passionate debate about what could be done to stop fracking here in Notts. See below the fold for a rundown on the current situation.

NTU Local Food Market with Veggies

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NTU Local Food Market with Veggies

Thursday 7th November

A local food market had been organised by the Environment Team on the Newton Building forecourt at Nottingham Trent University

Fairness: what is it and how do we achieve it?

November 01, 2013 10:00

Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottm NG1 4EZ

Cafe Economique - HS2 and Economic Development

October 24, 2013 19:30

Vat and fiddle

Visitors Room

Great Real Ale Pub  close to the Station

Spied Upon Film Preview TONIGHT!

October 11, 2013 19:30

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Broadway Cinema

14-18 Broad Street, NG1 3AL Nottingham

Greenpeace UK: Free the Arctic 30 solidarity demo

Despite dire weather predictions of rain [Saturday October 5th] was a lovely, if very windy, day in Nottingham.  We gathered to collect messages of support for our 28 activists and 2 freelance journalists who have been imprisonned in Russia.  The Sheriff of Nottingham stopped by and had his photo taken with us and Robin Hood dashed by (he really did but he had a load of tourists with him so c…

Vegan Festival at Nottingham Green Festival

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12 - 6.00pm Sunday 1st September.

For 6 years, from 2005 – 2009, Veggies and other vegan campaigners helped organise the East Midlands' Vegan Festival which welcomed over 2000 members of the public each year to the Council House on Nottingham’s Old Market Square.

Nottingham Green Festival in the Arboretum

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12 - 6.00pm Sunday 1st September.

The Nottingham Green Festival in the Arboretum Park, now in its 22nd year, is independently organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottm Peace Festival from which it has grown…

Open cast mine in Trowell declared "invalid"

PLANS for an open cast mine in Trowell have been put back after the planning application was declared "invalid".

 

UK Coal applied for permission to extract 1.275 million tonnes of coal and 250,000 tonnes of fireclay by opencasting at Shortwood Farm.

 

Nottingham Green Festival + Vegan Festival

September 01, 2013 12:00

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Arboretum Park, Waverley Street / Addison Street, Nottingham

Nottingham Green Festival + Vegan Festival

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The Nottingham Green Festival is confirmed for Sunday 1st September.



The event, now in its 22nd year, is independently organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottm Peace Festival from which it has grown.

Left Lion: Smallest Light: artists called The Mischief Makers

01/08/2013



 

I have a vivid memory from childhood, I am sat at the kitchen table, it’s a Saturday, I’m trying to do my homework, my Mum is ironing and the radio is on. I am 7 years old. I hear a news story about a man who has stolen some money in an armed robbery and he has escaped from the police, he is on the run. I am scared as I listen to this story. I remember thinking ‘if you can’t beat…

Veggies at Notts Pride: Sun and Samosas

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This Saturday just passed, Veggies was delighted to be catering at the tenth annual 'Nottinghamshire Pride' event: a vibrant celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture and an event respecting difference and promoting equality for all. 

Birmingham Mail: Undercover cop threw a three-day party for eco-war

Undercover cop threw a three-day party for eco-warriors on Midland farm

21 Jul 2013 07:36

Anarchists and animal rights activists had no idea that one of their mates was spying on them for a special police unit.

An undercover cop who spied on eco-warriors by posing as one of them for eight years invited hundreds of fellow protesters to a three-day bender to celebrate his 40th birthday on a Midla…

Reclaim the Power info night

July 20, 2013 12:00

Sumac Centre,

245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX.

Veggies at Hope Pastures animal sanctuary

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Yesterday (Sunday 14th July) a crew of Veggies volunteers packed up the van and headed to Leeds to cater at Hope Pastures animal sanctuary's event, a fun day for dogs.

Bristling Badger: Undercover Oversight

As the undercover policing scandal rolls on - with the tenacious Guardian journalists about to publish their book and have the accompanying documentary screened by Channel 4 on Monday - the government has announced tighter rules for future operations.

 

All long-term undercover policing operations will be independently authorised

 

Well that sounds reassuring. But which outside body will be …

Monsanto Demo in the Market Square: Pictures

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1.00pm 25th March 2013 Market Square, Nottingham

Anti-capitalists gear up for G8 protests

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Anti-capitalists have been gearing up for the protests against the G8 Summit with Mayday actions across the country. The focus was on Primark and other businesses profiting from the global slave labour system which led to the death of 700 people in Bangladesh. There were angry protests in central London, Hackney, Lewisham, Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol, with the clear message going out that the…

People's Assembly - the sequel

May 21, 2013 19:30

International Community Centre

62b Mandfield Rd

Nottingham

 

Nottingham Science Blog: The Birdies and Peanuts Experiment

The Birdies and Peanuts ExperimentEarlier this year, NSB bought a bird feeder, filled it with peanuts and hung it up on a Magnolia tree in the back garden with a view to measuring the rate at which the nuts were eaten during the year. It is proving to be a fascinating experiment. . .





The NEW, heavy gauge, Bird Feeder

Carnival Against Capitalism: #J11: Carnival in the West End of London

Nottingham has held some national gathering meeting around the issue and many will be going [I hope!]

11 June 2013. #J11. 

One Common Struggle.

Carnival Against Capitalism.

Their London?

London is right at the heart of global capitalism. And the West End of London, including elite areas like Piccadilly, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, is where power and greed are most concentrated. The West End is …

Pirate Network: The Pirate Network

As the most common forms of communication and sources of information become corrupt and ran by corporations for profit. 

It is time for an alternative, The Pirate Network

The idea of Pirate Wi-Fi is to broadcast a free wi-fi network which allows anyone to connect and communicate in an area, this will be completely uncensored, anonymous, free and without government or corporate influence. Us…

No Dash for Gas: 4 day camp & protest at W Burton Power Station.

RECLAIM THE POWER

JOIN NO DASH FOR GAS FOR A 4 DAY CAMP AND 

PROTEST AT WEST BURTON POWER STATION

17TH — 20TH AUGUST 2013

Big decisions are being made now about how we're going to power the UK. The government's policy of increasing our reliance on gas is pushing millions into fuel poverty. This - coupled with ruthless cuts to essential services - leaves many with an impossible choice betw…