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BBC Nottingham: Occupy Nottingham marks camp six-month anniversary

The six-month anniversary of the Occupy Nottingham camp has been marked.

The site was one of several set up in the UK late last year to voice opposition to what the protesters see as unfairness in the financial system.

It is the focus of a legal battle by Nottingham City Council to move the tents out of the Old Market Square.

Earlier this month a judge ruled there were sufficient human rights…

Alan Meale should not speak on May Day

May Day is an international day of celebration and commemoration of working class struggle. This year, a Nottingham May Day march and rally is being organised by Notts Trades Council. The organisation has invited Sir Alan Meale, MP for Mansfield since 1987, to speak at the rally.

Occupy Anniversary Saturday 14th April

April 14, 2012 12:00

The Old Market Square

Occupy Nottingham Call Out

Occupy is essentially a think tank for the generation of ideas through public discourse and debate, to enable social, economical and environmental change, it is also an umbrella type group for all causes, groups and people, linking and bringing them together in common cause. All opinions and policies of Occupy are made by group consensus. The first true Peoples Democracy of Nottingham has begun at…

Possession Hearing in Court for Nottingham Occupy


Thursday 5 April 2012

On Thursday 5 April, after a couple of earlier dates with the law, campers from Occupy Nottingham appeared at Nottingham County Court, [sitting in the Magistrates Court] Carrington Street.

Campers and supporters protested and displayed banners outside of the court, before and after the hearing. There was some media interest.

Occupy Nottingham Press Release 06/04/12

Following the hearing on 5th April Occupy Nottingham are very pleased with the result achieved so far with a three week adjournment before a three day trial begins on 30th April.

This means they will be celebrating their six month anniversary on the Market Square on 15th April.

Judge Inglis ruled that all of the Councils allegations attempting to link incidents external to the camp being a…

Guardian: Activists furious : no disciplinary charge brought

Ratcliffe-on-Soar activists furious as no disciplinary charges brought over withheld tapes

Recordings made by police spy Mark Kennedy were crucial to case but hidden from environmental protesters' defence.

No prosecutors or police officers are to be disciplined over a miscarriage of justice in which environmental activists were wrongly convicted of plotting to break into a power station.

The on…

Open Day

April 21, 2012 14:00

The Collection

Danes Terrace



Nott'm Quakers Announce support for Occupy Notts

Quakers in Nottingham have made a public declaration of support for the protestors.

Teachers strike against Nottm CC plan for a 5 term


Thursday 29 March 2012

At around miday and later at 4pm, teachers  and supporters gathered in the Market Square to protest at Nottingham City Council plan for a 5 term Year.

The NUT says, the first of what may be a series of strikes attracted strong support from members. Almost all the schools involved in the strike were completely or partially closed.


Roma and Traveller Film Night

April 01, 2012 20:00


The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, NG7 6HX.

Occupy Nottingham Fundraiser

March 24, 2012 02:00


The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields. NG7 6HX.

Anti-Prison Gathering 2012

April 28, 2012 10:30


The Sumac Centre

245 Gladstone Street



Benefit for Autonomous Kids Project

March 31, 2012 19:00


The Sumac Centre

245 Gladstone Street

Forest Fields





Public Interest Lawyers (PIL): Lawyers instructed by OccupyNotts tofight eviction

Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) have been instructed by Occupy Nottingham as the group fight eviction by Nottingham City Council.


The group have been resident in Market Square, at the very heart of Nottingham, from 15 October 2011. Following months of peaceful occupation the Council issued a possession claim at Nottingham County Court on 7 March 2012.


The case was to be heard on Friday 1…

Issues arising from police confiscating evidence

The Police' sforceful confiscation of photographic eveidence from journalist Lewis Stainer raises some important issues that should not be overlooked.

Hold the Front Page: Union set to take student journalist’s case toIPCC


A dispute between police and the National Union of Journalists over officers confiscating a video filmed by a student journalist could be taken to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Lewis Stainer was filming in November when he caught footage of an arrest on camera during the Occupy Nottingham protest.

He claimed the police used excessive force and should not have taken his video …

Occupy Nottingham Press Release

Court hearing now adjourned until 5th April

Two of the Notts Uncut Prosecutions Discontinued

Two of the Notts Uncut Prosecutions Discontinued

Occupy Nottingham Call Out

March 10, 2012 12:00

Occupy Nottingham, The Market Square

Traveller Solidarity Network Info Tour

March 21, 2012 19:00

The Photographers Hub

Unit P, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB

Nottingham Occupy Camp get court hearing papers


Thursday 8th March 2012

About 10 days ago,  the Nottingham City Council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp. That unless they stifted by the Monday 5th March, the council said they would start proceedings.  The camp said it wouldn't be moving.

At 3pm on Thursday afternoon [8th March] Nottingham City Council officials served the court hearing papers on the Occupy camp.

Occupy Notts Questions to the Council

These questions relating to important issues in our city, have been waiting to be presented in person to the council when, they actually meet with representatives from Occupy Nottingham for open dialogue to discuss the reason we are here... we are still waiting!

Notts EDL Thug's Facebook Galloway Threats


EDL Nottingham thug, Eddie Stobart lorry driver Brendan Moran, is one of the rabble rousers of the Notts branch of the fascist group.  He regularly pubishes extreme posts of racism online, thinking he can get away with it.  Now he has taken to posting death threats against leftwing politicians, a typical action against democracy from a far right group which pretends it supports free speech. 

Nottingham City Council Budget £20m Cuts Protest


5 March 2012 

Meeting 12:30 in the Market Square, people gathered to protest Nottingham City Council plan to shave yet another £20m of the budget for thier provision of public services.

UK IMC: Berlin: Confessions of an Undercover Cop

In a Berlin social center last week there was a showing of the film about/with/by Mark Kennedy, called "Confessions of an Undercover Cop",  in Berlin. The hall was overfilled with activists who came not only to see the shitty film, but also to have a chance to talk about their experiences being spied upon, and to talk about how to deal with such state repression in the future.



Council serve notice on Occupy Nottingham


4th March 2012

A week ago, the council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp, that unless they move by the 5th March, council will start proceedings.  The camp says it wont be moving.

Workfare : Forced Labour Protest in Nottingham


Saturday 3 March 2012

12.00 noon, meeting outside Wilkinsons, Parliament St, Nottingham

In solidarity with Liverpool Uncut’s action against workfare on Saturday 3rd March, Boycott Workfare has called a national day of action against workfare. This was Nottingham's contribution.

Nottm & Notts KONP Post Card Handover

March 10, 2012 11:45

Beeston Library Car Park

Foster Avenue

Beeston NG9 1AE


Petition against council decision to evict Occupy

We have set up an internet petition about the council's eviction of the Occupy Camp from the Market Square.