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Get Involved - Stop The G8 Nottingham Meeting

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.

Free Steve Topley!

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A campaign has begun to free a man detained by police since 11th April for allegedly making a threatening comment during a DWP interview. According to the campaign website, police were called to Steve Topley’s ESA interview by DWP staff who then escorted him to the QMC where he was kept late into the night and denied contact with his family, despite medical staff finding no reason to detain him.…

FreeSteveTopley Blog: FreeSteveTopley

Overview of Steve’s case

  •  On Thursday 11th April Steve Attended a DWP routine interview regarding his Employment Support Allowance (ESA).
  • During this confidential interview the Police were called as Steve allegedly made reference to a third party which was misinterpreted as a threat.
  • Steve was detained by two Police officers who escorted him to the Queens Medical Centre where he was put …

Riseup! Radio Continues....

Once bitten twice shy, riseup! radio has another show,

Solidarity with Athens Indymedia

According to a statement by people associated with the Athens Indymedia website, under pressure from the state attorney the internet connection to their server has been shutdown. Two anti-authoritarian radio stations have also been attacked by the Greek state.

An attack on one is an attack on all and we in Nottingham wish to give any support we can to those in Greece struggling against tyrannical…

Nottingham reacts to Thatcher's death

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Nottingham saw an expression of joy at the news of Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday. People gathered after work in the Market Square to celebrate the passing of the architect of the crushing of the miners, the poll tax and Britain’s enslavement to neoliberal capitalism. Those present included veterans of the campaign that beat the poll tax and travellers who were repressed by Thatcher’s go…

Nottm People gather to celebrate Thatcher's Death

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5pm on Monday 8 April 2013

The day dawned...... AT LAST, YAY! 

Margaret Thatcher died before noon today [Monday].  People hearing this spendid news, gathered at the left lion in market square to mark this joyous occasion. 

Thatcher gone - let's celebrate

April 08, 2013 17:00

Nottingham Market Square, 5pm. Bring yourself, banners, placards, music, hats.

“WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE?”

April 18, 2013 19:30

Upstairs at the Peacock, 11 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, N G1 3FB

Notts Black Arrow: Mainstream Media’s March Massing (in Nottingham)

What is it about the national press and Nottingham at the moment? Seems like we are fast becoming a barometer of England’s economic woes and hopes.

Firstly, on March 20th, Dragons’ Den presenter Evan Davis stitches together a ‘Budget Special’ for his day job, the Radio 4 Today Programme. He makes a few 10 mins trips in and out from the BBC roundabout presumably after a night at Jurys Inn on L…

Labour MP's response to Workfare

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Had written to local Nottingham MP to enquire after attitude to workfare.

Five Broken Cameras - Global Education Derby

April 22, 2013 18:00

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12 Bramble Street, Derby, DE1 1HU

The Master Race Goes to the Pub [again]

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Saturday 30 March, Derby Road, Nottingham



Far right activists, led by Casuals United and Tony Curtis of the English National Resistance, had announced a demonstration against a Muslim conference in Nottingham at the weekend.

Nottinghamshire twinned with Cyprus?

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A comparison that encourages anti-austerity solidarity.

Greek Anarchist Prisoner & Squat Benefit

April 12, 2013 20:00

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The Sumac Centre

245 Gladstone Street

Forest Fields

Nottingham

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Bedroom Tax Nottingham Demo

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Saturday 16th March 2013

2 - 300 people gathered for a static demonstration at the Brian Clough Statue / Speakers Corner.

NY Times: New Twist in British Spy’s Case Unravels in U.S.

New Twist in British Spy’s Case Unravels in U.S.By COLIN MOYNIHAN

Mark Kennedy, a British police officer who spent seven years infiltrating environmental and activist groups while working undercover for the Metropolitan Police force in London, may have monitored an American computer scientist and spied on others while in the United States.

The computer scientist, Harry Halpin, said that he wa…

Open Space

March 30, 2013 11:00

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The Sumac Centre245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields

Court Solidarity: No Dash for Gas Sentencing

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The 21 activists from No Dash for Gas who shut down EDF's West Burton gas fired power station for a week and then fought off EDF's £5 million lawsuit are being sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates Court at 10am on Wednesday 20th March.

Some defendnts face possible prison sentences.

Supporters are invited to come down and show solidarity outside the courtroom from 9.30am.

Update: Sentencing now …

Riseup! Radio returns

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After three cold winters in the wilderness Riseup! Radio has returned from the deepest, darkest depths of Nottingham. With local music and radical political news the podcast you’ve all missed more than you care to admit is coming straight for you.

Latest podcast: #22 - Phoenix Park

Previous articles: Riseup! Radio #21: Break up the party | Alternative Media Blossoms in Nottingham | Notts Ind…

Riseup! Radio Returns

After three cold winters in the wilderness Riseup! Radio has returned from the deepest, darkest depths of Nottingham. With local music and radical political news the podcast you've all missed more than you care to admit is coming straight for you.

Richard Stallman talk: Audio

Richard Stallman, a key figure in the free software movement (GNU project, Free Software Foundation) and pioneer of copyleft, gave a talk on Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks at the University of Nottingham yesterday evening. Stallman argued that copyright, a concept developed during the age of the printing press, has taken on oppressive qualities in the digital age, where…

Richard Stallman on Copyright vs. Community

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Richard Stallman, a key figure in the free software movement (GNU project, Free Software Foundation) and pioneer of copyleft, gave a talk on Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks at the University of Nottingham yesterday evening. Stallman argued that copyright, a concept developed during the age of the printing press, has taken on oppressive qualities in the digital age, where it …

Leaflet against the Bedroom Tax in Market Square

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12:30 - 2.00pm. Market Square [Left Lion], Nottingham

The static demo is being advertised for Saturday, 16 March 2013 1.00pm at the Brian Clough Statue / Speakers Corner, just off the Market Square

Talk to Notts Police about stop and search, 7pm.

the notts police will be available for chatting about stuff later tonight via this link.

Stop G8 National Gathering in Nottingham

April 27, 2013 10:00

Sumac Centre

A Call To Arms - Smash the G8 and the IF Campaign

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The IF campaign has decided it can most effectively fight world hunger by making cute little paper boxes. They believe (or so they make out) that this sort of crafting will persuade George Osborne to be nice and not spend aid money on shooting africans.

 

What a load of crap.

Riseup! Radio at A4e

Riseup! Radio is being re-launched. In a few weeks time our first show for nearly four years will be arriving in your hearing holes. There will be many many things on the show- reports from the Annoymous Demo, political chit chat in the Sumac Bar, news from the NG7 Food Bank and loads of other good good stuff.

Demonstration against A4e and Ingeus

Precarious workers, students, the unemployed, squatters, and the angry and annoyed turned up outside the Nottingham offices of Ingeus and A4e for a demonstration called by Nottingham against Workfare and Stop G8 Notts. A “Workfare ain't Fair” was handed out and hundreds of leaflets entitled “Workfare is Class warefare” were handed out to shoppers, as well as those employed and harassed by A4e and…

'Workfare Ain't Fair' Protest and leafleting

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12.00 4th March 2013

Folks initially gathered outside the entrance to the offices of A4e at Maid Marian House, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham.