Nottingham Indymedia Review of 2012

Tagged as: 2012 new_year review
Neighbourhoods: nottingham
Published by group: GroupNotts Indymedia

The beginning of 2013 offers an opportunity to look back over our achievements (or lack of) in 2012. While the mainstream media obsessed over the Queen's Diamond Jubilee "celebrations" and the Olympics and Paralympics, Nottingham Indymedia has continued to report on the ongoing campaigns of groups as varied as tax campaigners (Notts Uncut), animal rights activists (opposing the badger cull) and environmentalists (occupying the gas power station at High Marnham).

Unfortunately this year has been notably quieter on the newswire than those which preceded it, a reflection of the current downturn in struggle across the country (although seemingly not elsewhere in Europe). This, coupled with the technical issues which have afflicted the site over the last few months, have posed questions about what - if anything - the future of the project is. This is something Nottingham Indymedia will be exploring - hopefully with input from others in and around the city - early in the new year. Watch this space to see how you can get involved.

Previous years: 2009 | 2010 | 2011

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Workfare protest (March)

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City council budget protest (March)

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May Day protest against Alan Meale

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Notts Uncut street party (May)

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Aslef strike (May)

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The Royal Family visits the provinces (June)

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Nottinghamshire Pride (July)

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PCS protest (November)

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Notts Uncut Starbuck protest (December)

January

Demonstration in support of Ruhul Anam | Sparks protest at Ratcliffe | Prof David Nutt Lecture at University of Derby | Case against Nottingham's 'Atos Two ' dropped | Notts Uncut in action first event of new year | Campaign to save NHS continues in Notts | Nottingham City Council plans more cuts

February

Demonstration against Atos & police repression | EDL return to Leicester | HMIC report: "disgusting and farcical" | The unhappy egg company | Protest against Notts County Council budget

March

Occupy Nottingham: Council serve notice | Workfare : Forced Labour Protest in Nottingham | Protests as Nottingham City Council set budget | Nottingham Occupy Camp get court hearing papers | | Nottingham Indymedia skill shares | Protest at Ken Clarke's AGM | Teachers strike against Nottm CC plan for a 5 term

April

Possession Hearing in Court for Nottingham Occupy | Occupy Nottingham: the end of the beginning?

May

Anti-Labour party protest at Nottingham May Day | East Midlands Trains ASLEF Strike | Notts UnCut Street Party

June

'Green Wave' Rio Eco Protest

July

Students strike at NCN High Pavement | Campaign says no to G4S in Nottingham | Police fabricated evidence against terror suspect | Hunger strike at Morton Hall immigration centre

August

Protest against logging in Lenton | Far right stoke community resentments in Leicester | Stand up for staffies!

September

East Mids Anti-Fascists: August report | Victory! Lowell Group backs down | Back our badgers!

October

Workfare walk of shame | Anti-McDonalds protests mark day of action

November

Climate protesters occupy power station | Red Rebels visit Ilkeston

December

Save the NHS this Christmas | Starbucks: wake up and smell the coffee | Solidarity demo at Morton Hall detention centre

Comments

Newswire thanks

As you guys discuss the future of the newswire in the coming months, altho I'm not an activist I just want to thank you all for keeping up open lines of news to counterbalance the Establishment lines of pap and to keep the political news flow a bit less unbalanced. Hope Nottingham newswire can keep flowing for many years !