October 05, 2012 19:00
3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ
Meet by the Lions, before heading around town as we visit the companies which are happily benefiting from the Workfare programme.
Commencement of offence of squatting in a residential building
This circular includes guidance for criminal justice agencies on the new offence of squatting in a residential building and sets out the Government's plans for commencement.
pdf download at :
Circular No. 2012/04
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As it is announced that the majority of Unison members have voted in line with the union's recommendation to accept the new pensions deal, libcom.org has obtained a leaked e-mail from a senior Unison official instructing organisers to spy on branches and individual activists who campaigned for a no vote.
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Squatting law to commence 1st September
We have just received verification that the new law, criminalising squatting in residential properties will come into effect on September 1st 2012.
You can see the commencement order on the government’s website here
From the ASS website:
Not everyone who is squatting, or considered by others to be squatting, will be affected by the new law, but peop…
Outside Boots, Lower Parliament Street
As you've probably heard, Council Tax benefit is to be abolished from next year and councils are being charged with devising their own local schemes to replace it. Big issues include the fact that central government will be cutting support for the new schemes by 10% of what they are paying now and that, for rather obvious political purposes, councils are being told that pensioners' entitlemen…
Government back-to-work schemes criticised as “forced labour” were ruled lawful by the High Court today.
A judge rejected jobless graduate Cait Reilly's claim that a scheme requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store breached human rights laws banning slavery.
Mr Justice Foskett, sitting at the High Court in London, said that "characterising such a scheme as involving or…
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7 6HX
“I don’t want a prison guard as my landlord” – Zimbabwean asylum seeker in Sheffield
G4S (Group 4 Security) is the world’s largest private security army and the biggest private UK company with contracts worth £600m for security, managing detention centres, prisons and 675 court and police station cells. It is providing 10,000 guards for the Olympics costing us another £100 mi…
Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street Nottingham
12.00 Noon Saturday 26 May 2012. Listergate, Nottingham
It was a very hot and sunny day. People gathered under the shade of the trees opposite Topshop in Listergate, Nottingham
Leaflets handed out, speeches were made, childrens faces got painted, ballons blown up, [but kept exploding]. Cakes and samosas got eaten. Party games were played including musical statues and pass the parcel. A pol…
Great Gonerby Social Club
8 High Street
Below is our interpretation of what happened on May 5th this year and the political context in which it took place. By ‘our’ we mean that this is the agreed statement of the Nottingham group of the Anarchist Federation. We don’t claim to speak for all anarchists in Nottingham, although we stand together with them in much of our analysis below and took action alongside them, as well as non-ana…
May issue of the Forest Fields Fire is out. Reaching 2,000 homes in the forest fields area.
Anarchist Federation intervention at Manchester May Day 2012. Before you ask, this was not coordinated with Nottingham intervention! However, the anti-Labour Party stance in the video Response (underneath the one linked to below) is consistent with the viewpoint we expressed following the Nottingham anti-cuts meeting in Sept 2010 that led to the formation of Notts Save Our Services: http://nottsbl…
Nottingham’s May Day events were the scene of controversy after protesters prevented Sir Alan Meale, the Labour MP for Mansfield, from speaking. Meale’s invitation to speak at the Notts Trades Union Council organised rally had already sparked condemnation in the run up to the day concerning his alleged support for “anti-working class” politics and his expenses claims. Protesters used whistles…
This year Notts Trades Council decided to organise a march and rally for May Day. Amongst the expected representatives of trade unions and activist groups, their star speaker was to be Sir Alan Meale, Labour MP for Mansfield and loyal Blairite. This, unsurprisingly, caused a lot of controversy in the run up to the event. A march of a few hundred trade unionists, socialists and anarchists went from…
Just to announce a minor change to Notts TUCs May Day festival this year. The rally will now take place at the Congregational Hall, Castle Gate, Nottingham from about 11.15 am.
Other details remain unchanged - the march will still assemble at the Forest Recreation Ground (Goose Fair site) from 10.00 am. There is still a great and varied selection of speakers including (hopefully) a repres…