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.
Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottm NG1 4EZ
Vat and fiddle
Great Real Ale Pub close to the Station
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…
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…
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.
Arboretum Park, Waverley Street / Addison Street, Nottingham
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.
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…
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…
245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX.
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 …
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…
International Community Centre
62b Mandfield Rd
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
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.
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 …
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…
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…
A Nottingham Activist, Wietse, has spread his wings / fins further and is helping by tackling the problem head on: by getting in the way of pirate fishermen
No Dash for Gas plans return to West Burton power station for protest
Group says action at site of longest power station occupation to be modelled on 'climate camp' protests against coal-fired plants
The G8 leaders are meeting in the north of Ireland in June this year to discuss how to maintain the brutal exploitation of 99% of the world's population.
Nottingham Market Square, 5pm. Bring yourself, banners, placards, music, hats.
4 April 2013 Last updated at 15:11Help
There are fears the recent flooding of the Wilwell Farm Cutting nature reserve in Nottinghamshire has been caused by nearby tram construction work.
The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust believes the extension work has altered the site's draining and say both wildlife and plants have suffered.
Wilwell Farm Cutting nature reserve flood 'caused by tram works'…