Protests in Egypt have ended nearly 30 years rule by President Hosni Mubarak. The movement has inspired people across the world, with solidarity protests held in many cities, including Nottingham.
On the newswire: Demo to celebrate resignation of Mubarak | Nottingham Anti-Mubarak Demo | Support Demo for People of Egypt | Nottingham Supports Egyptian Revolution!
On Friday 5th February, Nottingham Stop the War Coalition organised an "emergency protest" in support of anti-Mubarak demonstrators in Egypt in front of the Council House.
Nottingham demo in support of Egyptian revolution. Overe a hundred students and trade unionists. Support the revolution on Sunday 6 December outside Vodafone, who collaborated with Mubarak. Voda called on their customers to support the regime.
What is going to happen to Mark Stone's mobile phone?
Two more weeks of campaigns and awareness raising, with a bit of socialising and mutual support with other movements for social change.
Hello all, and a happy new year to you.
I would like to take this opportunity for wasting the money that I and all the other people who live in Nottingham, have paid you in "council tax" over the past few years.
Thank you for the beach in the square, that was money well spent! It really did get people spending, which is essential in the current financial climate. For all the good it did, you may a…
12.00pm on Saturday 15th January
Students Protest Against Scrapping Educational Maintenance Allowance EMA.
Meeting in the Market Square Nottingham at 12.00pm on Saturday 15th January, School and College Student gathered to protest at the Scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance. "nd demo this week, last being on Tuesday 11th January.
The Met Police are facing serious questions and the threat of an investigation into the role of one of their undercover officers. PC Mark Kennedy infiltrated activist groups between 2003-2009. On Monday, the second trial relating to planned action at Ratcliffe on Soar power station collapsed after the prosecution offered no evidence. This is believed to be an attempt to conceal the extent of …
The Notts SOS Combating the Cuts: Planning for Action event will take place in Nottingham as planned, on Saturday, 15th. January 2011 in the Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre.
An agenda has been put together to help structure the day which can be found by following the link above. Full venue details can also be found there.
New year, new cuts. After an unplanned two week break, Notts Cuts Watch is back with a rundown of the cuts and resistance in Nottinghamshire since Christmas. As ever this is probably an incomplete list and draws heavily on reporting in the local media.
Pay particular attention to the upcoming events, of which there are many, not the least of which is the Combating the Cuts event next Saturday.
On Wednesday 5th January, the defendants in the Ratcliffe Trial were sentenced. The judge spoke highly of the defendants describing them as ""honest, sincere, conscientious, intelligent, committed, dedicated, caring"." Five were given community orders ranging from 18 to 90 hours to be carried out within 12 months. The remaining thirteen all received conditional discharges ranging from 18 months to…
Nottingham City Council is holding a consultation of changes to allotment tenancies, rent levels and plot allocation. They claim that the review "aims to encourage more people to get involved with growing food in Nottingham." In fact, the changes would involve the trebling of rents for allotments in Nottingham.
Final statement from the Ratcliffe defendants: post sentencing
The beginning of 2011 offers an opportunty to look back over 2010 and review how much the local activist movement has achieved. Last year has not always been easy, but in compiling a review of what has gone on, it is surprising just how much has gone on. Hopefully, this should provide a strong base for moving forward into 2011.
Previous features: Notts Indymedia: review of 2009
Even as Christmas approached, the cutting of public services in Nottinghamshire continued. The festivities have taken the sails out of the resistance to these attacks, but I'm sure it will be back with a vengeance in the new year. (On which note, make sure you put the Combating the Cuts event on January 15th in your diary.) Until then, why not spend some of the post-Christmas lull reading up on ex…
Council plans to develop the road junction between Alfreton Road, Bobbers Mill Road and Churchfield Road include the installation of CCTV. The council's explanation of and justification for the scheme have been described by a Notttingham Indymedia reader as "confusing."
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