On Monday 5th March, Nottingham City Council met to set its budget for 2012-13. Following the pattern set last year, the council has decided to moan about how nasty central government cuts are but pass them onto the people of Nottingham anyway. Angered by their spinelessness, Notts SOS and Nottingham City Unison held a protest in the Market Square from 12.30pm.
The March edition of The Scoundrel is out now, taking on the age of austerity, the cult of white victimhood and encouraging radical refusal. There’s also a feature on the militant feminist anti-imperialist movement, Rote Zora, whose actions inspire us to dust off our incendiary devices. In our regular lifestyle column, The Scoundrel gives tips on how to disguise yourself from your enemies and…
Nr Rufford Abbey
We have set up an internet petition about the council's eviction of the Occupy Camp from the Market Square.
This initial statement was collectively agreed by over 500 people on the steps of St Paul's on 16th October 2011. Point 8 was added by the Occupy London General Assembly on 19th November 2011. After ammending point 6, Occupy Nottingham collectively agreed to fully adopt the entire 'common statement', at the General Assembly on 25th January 2012.
Occupy Nottingham were served yesterday with notice to leave within 7 days, before eviction papers are served by the council.
There is no valid need nor reason at all for the council to evict Occupy Notingham, a deal had been mutually agreed upon provisionally by representatives of both parties, & actions were being taken to set it that in motion & to show good faith.
The deal which would be a s…
Anybody wanting to gen up on the facts ahead of the demo, should check out the excellent factsheet provided by the Boycott Workfare campaign. This provides information on all five workfare programmes; demonstrtaes that none of them are voluntary; explains why they undermine wages and replace jobs; s…
Campaigners' plea to council over Nottingham's YMCA centre
CAMPAIGNERS are urging Nottingham City Council to rethink its decision to stop funding a community centre.
The International Community Centre in Mansfield Road has been run by the YMCA since 1998.
For the last three years, the centre, which costs £195,000 a year, has been supported through an annual £54,450 grant from the city counci…
Beeston Square - by the 'stage' area in the square (nr ARGOS)
Nottingham people express solidarity with the Greeks.
Demonstrate in solidarity with the Greek people
Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) have written a letter to user groups about the proposed cut in the City Council’s grant from £54,000 to nil for the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road, where we hold our fortnightly meetings.
There are 114 user groups at the ICC and at the last Notts SOS meeting we agreed to do our best to contact them about what is intended and s…
On Friday 3rd February, campaigners returned to Atos Healthcare's offices on Stoney Street in the Lace Market, Notttingham.
This was the first protest there since a demonstration on September 30th last year, part of a national day of action, which ended with two of the participants being arrested, and subsequently charged, with aggravated trespass.