UK Newswire Archive
15-02-2012 17:09After a march around campus, UoB students and supporters have occupied Staff House in protest against the injunction against protest on campus and the disciplinary hearing that is taking place today against the sole student that the University were able to identify from the previous occupation.
15-02-2012 15:02Nizhny Novgorod anti-fascists need your solidarity and support! A call for coordinated actions around the world on March 16–18, 2012
15-02-2012 15:02The fact that Lyme Disease is a biological warfare issue has been discussed for the first time in the British parliament.
The UK Government has concealed the facts of this disease from its public for decades, denying treatment to desperate patients.
Nottingham people express solidarity with the Greeks.
On Tuesday 14th. February people gathered in Old Market Square to express solidarity with the Greek people in their struggle against the politicians, bureaucrats and bankers. Around 30-35 people assembled at short notice and some passers-by stopped to listen to the speeches.
A young Greek woker joined us and said a few words. He has come here from Athens to work so that he can send money home to his family.. His father has lost his job.
Speakers pointed out that we have the same problems here in Britain with the Coalition Government and Labour City Council cutting public services, freezing wages and raising taxes.
Attention was drawn to Nottingham City Council which will be trying to pass its second cuts budget - £20 million of cuts to services and 195 redundancies - on Monday, 5th. March. By their militant action, the Greek people have shown the way forward. Speakers called for a mass demonstration on that day. Make Old Market Square into another Syntagma Square!
NO CUTS IN NOTTINGHAM! VICTORY TO THE GREEK PEOPLE! PEOPLE OF EUROPE, UNITE AND FIGHT!
15-02-2012 10:54Leak exposes how Heartland Institute works to undermine climate science
15-02-2012 02:01When the shop keepers join the revolt things must be very bad indeed.
Campaign launched against International Community Centre cuts
Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) is calling on user groups at the International Community Centre (ICC) on Mansfield Road to rally round against proposed funding cuts.
The ICC is run by Nottinghamshire YMCA, but currently receives a £54,000 grant from Nottingham City Council.
In its budget for 2012-13, the council is proposing to cut this entirely.
The ICC provides meeting rooms, permanent office accommodation and shared resources for community organisations.
It supports around 114 organisations, hosting 4,500 learning sessions, and 75,000 visitors every year.
This cut will force up prices for using the ICC's facilities, making it difficult for some groups to continue meeting there.
Additionally, such a price increase will divert resources from activities in the communities where groups operate, instead being spent on room hire.
Notts SOS, who are among the groups who currently meet at the ICC, have distributed a letter to other user groups.
Notts SOS are urging opponents of the proposed cut to join them at their next meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 20th February, in order that a coordinated response can be planned.
Campaigners are also urging people to lobby Councillor Dave Liversidge, the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Sector and Tricia Gilby the city council's Service Manager for Voluntary Sector Sustainability.
Richard Buckwell from Notts SOS said, "We meet at the ICC so this is a cut which will affect us directly, but this is a facility used by a wide range of community groups.
"This is the reality of the Big Society David Cameron once claimed to be so passionate about, with cuts hitting the very groups which were supposed to take over from the public sector."
Notes for editors
1. Notts SOS was set up in the autumn of 2010 to campaign and oppose all cuts to services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. We have been fighting council cuts on many levels since then, including organising a 1,200 strong march to the city centre in November 2010.
2. Notts SOS are also organising a broader campaign against the city council's budget. A number of stalls have been held in the Market Square and a petition is being collected calling on councillors to reject all the proposed cuts.
3. The council meets to agree its budget on Monday 5th March.
4. Councillor Dave Liversidge holds fortnightly surgeries at Loxley House, on Station St, on alternate Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12.15pm. To book an appointment you need to contact Phil Hearn at the city council on 0115 8762183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Supporters of the campaign can also write to Tricia Gilby, Service Manager Voluntary Sector Sustainability, Communities Courtyard, Wollaton Road, Nottingham, NG8 2AD
6. Alternatively comments/views can be emailed to: Voluntary.email@example.com
14-02-2012 20:38Hands Off Somalia is a campaign organised to oppose the upcoming discussion of corporate, political and military intervention in Somalia by the British government at their conference on 23 February 2012. We are demonstrating outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, Whitehall, LONDON SW1 from 1 to 3pm.
* Dozens of migrants held at the prison are due to be deported to Ghana on a specially chartered flight at midnight
14-02-2012 18:12Libyan Government Anti-Gay Outburst At UN
14-02-2012 17:44The increasingly menacing character of US rhetoric toward Iran was underlined by the comments to the media on Sunday by Admiral Mark Fox, commander of the US 5th Fleet based at Bahrain in the Persian Gulf.
It has been said that compassion is 'the only beauty that truly pleases' (Aryasura, The Marvelous Companion, Dharma Publishing, 1983, p.305). While beauty ordinarily provokes the fiery itch of desire or the sullen shadow of envy, compassion is cooling, blissful, inspiring awe and wonder. It implies an ability to stand outside our own needs as observers, to perceive the suffering of others as of equal or greater importance. But like all forms of beauty, compassion can be faked, exploited.
The Welfare Reform Bill is back in the Lords today which may yet result in some more tinkering with this desperate piece of legislation. However the main thrust of the bill, enshrining as it does Universal Credit, benefits caps, mass health and disability testing programmes, workfare and the slashing of benefit for 20% of disabled people, is all firmly established and will become law.
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