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Sounds on the Downs returns on June 9th!
31-05-2010 20:32 | 4 comment(s)
Nottingham Free School's May Day Discussion
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15-04-2010 20:30 | 2 comment(s)
Earth First! Summer Gathering
12-04-2010 23:59 | 2 comment(s)
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08-03-2010 14:28 | 4 comment(s)
Working across privilege workshop
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29-01-2010 09:41 | 1 comment(s)
Hands off Stonebridge City Farm
11-01-2010 14:14 | 2 comment(s)
The Skill Shares are Back!
09-01-2010 19:12 | 1 comment(s)
reclaim the earth centre walkabout
19-10-2009 09:07 | 1 comment(s)
meeting - reclaim the earth centre
15-10-2009 09:17 | 1 comment(s)
distribute - reclaim the earth centre
10-10-2009 00:09 | 1 comment(s)
Defenders of the Earth Centre!
Reclaim the Earth Centre - people power needed for occupation campaign
07-10-2009 16:16 | 4 comment(s)
CSSGJ Open Seminar. Thursday 24th September @ 4pm
Iona School Summer Fayre
Nottingham Green Festival Sunny Day Shocker
03-06-2009 18:42 | 1 comment(s)
Ecoworks Secures Local Food Funding, and Recruits for New Staff
NSPM Peace Conference '09 - Capitalism & Conflict
Alternative education in Nottingham: Some thoughts
Activist Tat Training Session 8th and 9th May
06-04-2009 22:41 | 4 comment(s)
Ecoworks Gardening Workshops & Events Spring/Early Summer 2009
27-03-2009 09:27 | 1 comment(s)
Lo-Tech Sumac Skillshare, 28th March
14-03-2009 09:55 | 2 comment(s)
Great Spring Sowing
Invitation to the Great Green Film Festival '09
19-02-2009 21:50 | 4 comment(s)
Notts Students Die-In Protest Against Arms Trade
"You are the Sumac" Skillshare programme announced!
13-02-2009 18:40 | 2 comment(s)
'Die-In Protest': Study War No More!
Books Not Bombs: A Rally for Gaza
06-02-2009 08:04 | 1 comment(s)
Eviction video & post occupation statement from Nottingham Uni
04-02-2009 19:48 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Gaza solidarity occupation violently evicted
01-02-2009 22:49 | 7 comment(s)
Nottingham University Authorities: A National Disgrace
01-02-2009 22:02 | 3 comment(s)
Breaking News: Student Occupation at Nottingham University
28-01-2009 23:24 | 3 comment(s)
Nottingham Students Commemorate Gazan Dead
20-01-2009 20:17 | 3 comment(s)
Clay Plaster workshop at Ecoworks Community Garden
Plans for the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Sumac Craft and DIY Skillshare
12-01-2009 16:14 | 1 comment(s)
Low cost veg in Lenton and Dunkirk
08-01-2009 13:58 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Trent University backs down in dispute
#11 The December Show
The struggle for academic freedom
30-11-2008 18:20 | 1 comment(s)
The Sparrows' Nest - A centre for anarchist education and culture
UCU derecognised at Nottingham Trent University as Parky installed as Chancellor
13-11-2008 00:29 | 2 comment(s)
Students Stick it to Shell
31-10-2008 00:32 | 2 comment(s)
The Sumac Skillshare - Autumn/Winter Programme
26-10-2008 10:59 | 1 comment(s)
Looking into the Crisis
Students Target Unethical Career Corporatism
22-10-2008 22:37 | 2 comment(s)
Workers on strike at Nottingham Trent University
22-10-2008 07:15 | 1 comment(s)
Tomorrow: Sumac Debates
20-10-2008 09:59 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham SU Council back racist
15-10-2008 19:01 | 10 comment(s)
Moazzam Begg talk at Nottingham Uni - Thursday
CSSGJ Seminar Series - Roundtable on European Social Forum in Malmo
One World Week 2008, Nottingham Uni
08-10-2008 20:08 | 2 comment(s)
Students mobilise against racism on campus
Riseup Radio 9 - The October Show
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01-10-2008 14:26 | 3 comment(s)
"Bring Back Slavery"?
Round Table - Academic Freedom and Social Justice
26-09-2008 09:56 | 2 comment(s)
First Sumac Debate tomorrow..
UCU to ballot on strike action at Nottingham Trent University
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09-09-2008 19:52 | 1 comment(s)
15th August 2008 - Foie Gras Free Nottingham [Update]
16-08-2008 20:17 | 10 comment(s)
National Event: Vegan Skillshare, Nottingham September 13th
Free Food Give Away - 31st July 2008
06-08-2008 00:11 | 3 comment(s)
Minutes from Meeting - Check us out! 17/07
Free Vegan Food For All! 4/07/08*
06-07-2008 21:24 | 1 comment(s)
Talks & Discussion: Academia & "Terror"; Moazzam Begg & more..
02-06-2008 21:40 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Uni Demo for Academic Freedom & Against Deportation - Silent March
29-05-2008 21:31 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham University Demo for Academic Freedom & Against Deportation - Readings
29-05-2008 21:28 | 3 comment(s)
For academic freedom and against deportation
28-05-2008 19:47 | 5 comment(s)
Comment on University Communication on Recent Events
27-05-2008 16:31 | 3 comment(s)
Transition Towns Talks 27th May
23-05-2008 21:44 | 5 comment(s)
Nottingham Uni: The Veggie's Friend (Interview)
28-04-2008 19:06 | 3 comment(s)
New Edition of Ceasefire
22-04-2008 16:58 | 1 comment(s)
Strike to close one third of Nottingham schools
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21-04-2008 20:47 | 3 comment(s)
Photos from Civil Liberties Conference at Nottm Uni
20-04-2008 19:29 | 4 comment(s)
Interview with NUT activist
16-04-2008 18:43 | 2 comment(s)
Leicester College boss tries to intimidateIWW & proves how much he sucks
14-04-2008 21:50 | 2 comment(s)
New free newspaper for Nottingham?
Bookbinding & Juggling Workshops - 12th April
23-03-2008 21:17 | 1 comment(s)
Save Leicester Adult Education College
22-03-2008 15:40 | 3 comment(s)
GreenZine Open Meeting
Nottingham University Nominated For Peta2 US's First 'Most Vegetarian-Friendly Uni
04-03-2008 20:54 | 9 comment(s)
Keith Mann & 'Behind the Mask'
23-02-2008 17:07 | 1 comment(s)
Protestors demand freedom of expression at University
Utopian Values Workshop, Uni. Nottingham, Sat 23 Feb
DEMO supporting PlayWorks-Fri 25th@BluePrint
Telling Starbucks to 'Buck off' at Nottingham Uni.
Free Bicycle Maintenance Workshop!
Mending electric skillshare this Saturday
Sumac Saturday Skill Share
04-10-2007 08:37 | 2 comment(s)
Respect for Basford 'Recycling' Street Art
Hill Holt Woods Project 2
Hill Holt Woods Project 1
Climate Camp needs Us!
16-07-2007 01:40 | 1 comment(s)
Hand Built Wind Turbine Course 20-22 July, Lincs/Notts
10-07-2007 13:27 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Students Get Strident
Hyson Green Voices
29-06-2007 10:15 | 1 comment(s)
Political film 'Return to Kurkuk, a year in the fire'
01-06-2007 19:57 | 1 comment(s)
School biometrics in the City and Notts
21-05-2007 11:05 | 3 comment(s)
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12-05-2007 10:54 | 2 comment(s)
Spring into Action’s Climate Camp , Day 1 at JB Spray factory
05-04-2007 20:44 | 1 comment(s)
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31-03-2007 13:44 | 5 comment(s)
Silent Disco at Nottingham Uni
25-03-2007 20:41 | 3 comment(s)
It's Hotting Up
New 'rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - March 2007 - no.1
02-03-2007 17:14 | 4 comment(s)
Ginster pieman/Nottingham Uni bid for William Sharp city Academy
25-02-2007 22:38 | 8 comment(s)
Affective Knowledge & Alternative Media, some audio
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Saturday 20th March saw over 100 members of the Radford community march from the threatened Radford Unity Complex to Market Square. They were protesting City Council plans to close the building which is currently home to a number of community groups.
The Council says it is saving £140,000 per year by closing the building and says it has a buyer. They have offered the affected groups premises at the closed Douglas Road Primary School. However, Joginder Singh of the Sikh Community and Youth Service said that the new premises are "many times worse" than those they have at the moment and that the groups have been "treated like parasites" by Jon Collins and the City Council.
The groups are angry that they were not consulted about the plans before being served with an eviction notice and that they are not being given an opportunity to buy the building themselves. They are considering taking legal action against the council over the way they have been treated.
Since 9pm on Wednesday a group of students has been occupying a room at the University of Nottingham in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The students have published a list of demands that include that the university of Nottingham cut its financial ties with the arms industry, that 'academic' aid be sent to Gaza, and that there be no repercussions for those involved in the occupation.
Professor Noam Chomsky has sent the students a message of support stating that he was "very pleased to learn about your courageous and honorable actions, particularly significant because of the crucial British contribution to the savage onslaught on Gaza... I hope you have the greatest success in arousing public opinion and bringing these monstrous crimes to an end."
Update 01/02/09: The occupation has been violently evicted by university security. At around 6pm around 10 security staff used force to remove the occupants into the snow outside. Students were made to wait in the cold whilst they went in one by one to pick up belongings. They were also forced to give ID in order to be allowed entry.
National Feature: Over a dozen university occupations for Palestine
Newswire: Nottingham University Students Occupation in Solidarity with Gaza 1 | 2 | Minipodcast from the third night of the occupation at Nottingham Uni | Petition to support Occupation Nottingham | Riseup Radio Report on day one of the Occupation of Nottingham University | Breaking News: Student Occupation at Nottingham University
Sunday saw the opening event of a new centre for anarchist education and culture in St Ann's. The Sparrows' Nest, named after local anarchist publication The Nottingham Sparrow, hosts a large collection of material on anarchist theory, local struggles and workers' struggles. The Sparrows' Nest is largely the work of local Anarchist Federation members and was inspired by a squatted infoshop in Ljubliana and similar projects in Carrara, Italy.
At the opening a selection of pamphlets and books were on display in four sections: The Classics (of anarchism), Neither Left or Right (referring to anarchism's opposition to fascism and the authoritarian left), Work (workers' struggles and the struggle against work) and Anarchy and Action in Nottingham. People were also able to watch films and browse the extensive library.
Newswire: The Sparrows' Nest - A centre for anarchist education and culture | Sparrows' Nest Anarchist Library & Archive, St Anns : opening event | Rebel bulletin The Nottingham Sparrow - March 2008 - No.3 | 'Rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - May 2007 - no.2 | New 'rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - March 2007 - no.1
Students at the University of Nottingham protested "unethical career corporatism" at the university's careers fair on Monday and Tuesday. Dressed as grim reapers, students payed a visit to arms dealers BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Qinetiq, as well as energy giants E.On and BP. Leaflets detailing the crimes of some of the companies were hounded out and the protesters even had a stall next to the Army's stall.
The protesters aimed to highlight the hypocrisy of organisers, AIESEC, who claim to embody "Peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential" whilst giving a platform to arms dealers, as well as to "oppose the general presence of mechanisms of the capitalist death machine." Their success was highlighted by the noteable absence of several targetted companies on the second day of the fair.
Previous Feature: Protests as arms dealers attend careersfair
Staff members belonging to the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) were on strike yesterday, in protest against the university's derecognition of their union and plans to cut facility time for union representatives. Derecognition is an extreme move by the university authorities and is seen by the strikers as an attack on their right to organise independently.
Over three-quarters (77%) of members voted for the strike, which is supported by the UCU nationally. The action follows a rally on 6th Oct attended by UCU members from across the country which challenged the university's vice-chancellor's address to new students.
Newswire: Workers on strike at Nottingham Trent University | Demo by University & College Union, derecognised at Nottingham Trent University | UCU members vote for industrial action at Nottingham Trent University | UCU to ballot on strike action at Nottingham Trent University
On Tuesday evening, the University of Nottingham Students Union (SU) Council voted against a motion of no confidence in its Education Officer, Craig Cox. Cox held up a placard saying 'Bring Back Slavery' at a National Union of Students (NUS) event earlier in the year and was subsequently at the centre of a race hate investigation. The NUS has found Cox to be guilty of breaking equal opportunities guidelines and banned him from all non-democratic national events.
Cox has been allowed to stay in spite of a strong campaign by black and anti-racist students, who mobilised around 60 people to picket the meeting, and 2000 letters written to representatives. A fellow Conservative and personal friend of Cox's chaired the meeting and made the decision to close it to debate from all but voting Council members. Students have questioned the democracy of the system that has allowed Cox to remain in his post.
Newswire: Nottingham SU Council back racist | Riseup Radio: Say No to Racism Audio | Picket Nottingham Student Union | Students mobilise against racism on campus | Yet Another Racist at Nottingham Uni
Wissam Abuajwa risks losing a place at Nottingham University because Israel will not allow him to leave Gaza. He has a place, a scholarship (from the London-based charity Karim Rida Said Foundation, and a British visa to study for an MSc in Environment and Research Engineering at the University of Nottingham's School of Chemical and Environment Engineering, beginning in September.
However, his place could at risk because the Israeli authorities have prevented him from leaving Gaza to travel to the UK. Abuajwa's situation is, unfortunately far from unique. Abir Abu Warda, 29, has a Ford Foundation-funded place at London Metropolitan University, which is at risk for the same reason. In the US, seven students from Gaza who had previously been told that they would lose their Fulbright scholarships because of the travel ban have now had them reinstated by the State department. The US now claim to be working "closely" with Israel to secure exit permits (which you can interpret however you want).
On Wednesday May 28, students and academics held at protest at the University of Nottingham in defence of academic freedom and against the imminent deportation of former student and university staff member Hicham Yezza. The protest was called following the "anti-terror" arrests which saw Hicham and Rizwaan Sabir, a student acquaintance, detained for almost a week for possession of documents Sabir had downloaded as part of his research into political Islam. After it became clear on Friday May 23 that Hicham was facing imminent deportation, the focus of the protest inevitably shifted.
At 2pm there was a public reading of the "radical materials" which had led to the original arrest. The crowd was addressed by Alan Simpson MP before marching down to the Trent Building (where the university autorities are based) where people assembled in near total silence.
Two people (one of them a student) who were arrested on the Nottingham University campus last Wednesday using "anti-terror" powers have today been released without charge. After seven days of incarceration, the two men (aged 22 and 30) were released from custody. The manner of the arrests, the intimidating police presence on campus, and the gullible media coverage have raised serious concerns and anger amongst the student body, the academic faculty, and the general public in Nottingham.
The arrests were carried out due to the alleged possession of "radical material," specifically an Al Qaeda manual relevant to the younger detainee's dissertation, which had been emailed to the other for printing. Despite their own admission that there was no threat to local communities, the police decided to launch a full-blown "terror" operation and put the students, their families and many friends through a colossal amount of stress. Meanwhile, police on campus searched bags and dominated a central area, creating great fear amongst the student community that was totally disproportionate to the apparent ‘threat’ of radical material. The harassment of friends and relatives by the police also raised serious concern.
One of the two was rearrested on his release under "immigration legislation." See this feature for more info: Nottingham Uni Detainee Innocent But Still Facing Deportation
Audio: as featured in #5 the June Show ~ Riseup! Radio
Other Coverage: Times Higher Education SupplementLinks: Campaign Against Criminalising Communities | Nottinghamshire Police | Nottingham University | Notts Indymedia Repression topic page
Basic civil liberties and human rights have not fared well in the so-called "War on Terror." Using the threat of terrorism as a justification, governments across the world have introduced a raft of repressive legislation. In the UK we have witnessed crackdowns on protest and an increase in police powers, alongside a rapidly proliferating surveillance apparatus, soon to be supplemented (unless we can stop it) by a national ID database. Concerned about these and other threats, as well as a crackdown on freedom of expression at the university itself, Nottingham Student Peace Movement organised a conference addressing all these issues at the University of Nottingham on April 19.
The conference was addressed by a wide range of speakers including Liberty, the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC), and Maya Evans from anti-war group Justice Not Vengeance, the first person to be prosecuted under Section 132 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 which severely restricted protest around Parliament.
Newswire: New Edition of Ceasefire | Photos from Civil Liberties Conference at Nottm Uni | NSPM announce Civil Liberties Conference- April 19th- Maya Evans & more | Notts Indymedia Repression Topic Page