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…
The oceans are dying, but there is something we can do about it. That was the message of Wietse van der Werf during his talk in Nottingham on Saturday evening.
Last week saw peaceful days of action co-ordinated by the 'Stop the Arms Fair Coalition' in response to the bi-annual arms fair DSEi (Defence & Security Equipment International) at the London ExCel Centre. DSEi is the world's largest arms fair and it exists so that arms buyers and sellers can come together, network and make deals.
From 'Campaign Against the Arms Trade' (CAAT): 'DSEi 2013 featured …
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.
If you're knocking around the midlands this weekend get yer sen down to Newcastle under Lyme and check out Freespirit Community Festival, its going to be a cracker! :-) An extravaganza of freeness, there's going to be a Free Market, free vegan cafe, free activities and workshops. free live music and poetry, disinfo stall and library, discussions and other don't buy anything get one free offer…
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.
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 …
McDonald's sued green activists in long-running David v Goliath legal battle, but police role only now exposed
An undercover police officer posing for years as an environmental activist co-wrote a libellous leaflet that was highly critical of McDonald's, and which led to the longest civil trial in English history, costing the fast-food giant millions of pounds in fees.
The true identity of one o…
Mansfield Rd - next to Voluntary Action Centre
1.00pm 25th March 2013 Market Square, Nottingham
Demo Against Monsanto