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The end of ID cards?
08-06-2010 13:36 | 6 comment(s)
Gaza Solidarity in Nottingham
31-05-2010 18:05 | 2 comment(s)
UK arrests & raids, possibly climate action related
27-05-2010 21:23 | 5 comment(s)
JB SPRAY Squat, Nottingham Under Threat of Eviction
Bombs made in fareham and Derbyshire used to supress dissent in Greece
09-05-2010 19:24 | 6 comment(s)
A Year Ago Today
13-04-2010 12:13 | 5 comment(s)
12-04-2010 19:14 | 2 comment(s)
Serco goverment services attacked
06-04-2010 11:31 | 3 comment(s)
Sodexo's Lake side Cafe targeted
24-03-2010 12:41 | 3 comment(s)
Nottingham AF present: Freedom to Organise! Thursday 25th March
21-03-2010 16:52 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham ABC film night at the Sumac
Letter writing to Prisoners at the Crocus
18-03-2010 12:20 | 1 comment(s)
Nick Griffin vs animal rights
14-03-2010 23:26 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Freemen Unlawfully Arrested
28-02-2010 09:57 | 6 comment(s)
Two Freemen on the land unlawfully detained at Nottingham Oxclose Lane
24-02-2010 17:58 | 18 comment(s)
Nottingham Anarchist Black Cross presents Sacco & Vanzetti
10-02-2010 13:32 | 1 comment(s)
Graffiti art with consent banned in Nottingham
10-02-2010 01:55 | 2 comment(s)
The Gaza Convoy: An Insiders Experience
Forthcoming Gaza Convoy feedback event in Nottingham
05-02-2010 14:19 | 1 comment(s)
Mad World presents 'Insight in Mind'
Hardcore Nazis of the EDL
23-01-2010 20:33 | 16 comment(s)
Head of Derbyshire Special Branch Convicted of Abusing Taxi Driver
Nottingham City Council Makes Vague Legal at Blogger
17-12-2009 20:54 | 2 comment(s)
Can Police or BBC Count?
07-12-2009 00:30 | 1 comment(s)
EDL: soldiers of the state?
06-12-2009 10:58 | 11 comment(s)
Another shoplifting copper caught with their trousers down
28-11-2009 19:25 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Stop the EDL march: Useful info and tactics
21-11-2009 12:08 | 27 comment(s)
Nottingham Claimants Action website has moved
20-10-2009 21:48 | 2 comment(s)
Climate rush: peoples being pulled over by filth on route.
16-10-2009 20:41 | 4 comment(s)
Notts police probe for information about the swoop
15-10-2009 17:44 | 7 comment(s)
Ratcliffe 114 - one more charged, now 25
13-10-2009 23:33 | 1 comment(s)
SHAC's Operation Liberation – Open letter and pics of cops!
27-09-2009 14:42 | 9 comment(s)
Protest at Border Agency offices in Derby
24-09-2009 07:22 | 3 comment(s)
Midlands BNP Officers speak at German Neo Nazi Rally
23-09-2009 10:33 | 2 comment(s)
Angel-faced BNP racist aged 12
23-08-2009 03:20 | 13 comment(s)
Breaking news: Two charged with leaking BNP membership list
21-08-2009 14:26 | 7 comment(s)
The 'welcoming Gate Crew' BNP Event at Codnor, Derbyshire
20-08-2009 22:48 | 16 comment(s)
BNP 'Red, White and Blue' festival hit by direct action
15-08-2009 23:11 | 30 comment(s)
First report back from RWB demo
15-08-2009 16:16 | 5 comment(s)
BNP nazi guest barred from UK
14-08-2009 13:28 | 15 comment(s)
Demo in support of Amdani Juma [continued Immigration Limbo]
26-07-2009 11:54 | 1 comment(s)
Arrest before Nottingham Pride 2009
25-07-2009 21:38 | 9 comment(s)
No Borders public meeting
"I am not a Terrorist": 'Not A Crime' photography Campaign
15-07-2009 18:50 | 3 comment(s)
Notts 114 - 67 cases dropped
06-07-2009 12:02 | 1 comment(s)
NCC 'Proud of You' awards
02-07-2009 14:56 | 1 comment(s)
CCTV for Forest Fields approved by City Council
01-07-2009 09:42 | 4 comment(s)
Demo against Notts Police & £700,000 bill for arresting 114 enviro activists
26-06-2009 01:10 | 9 comment(s)
Public meeting: After the Iranian 'Elections' - Solidarity with Iranian workers
25-06-2009 22:05 | 1 comment(s)
REMINDER: Police Accountablility Demo
21-06-2009 14:05 | 4 comment(s)
Another young, black man dies a police cell.
12-06-2009 08:06 | 4 comment(s)
Julien Coupat has been released.
Tamil protesters at Trent Bridge
Police spent £700.000 on climate action bust operation
02-06-2009 12:21 | 8 comment(s)
BNP confirm RWB will be held in Derbyshire for a third year
Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Demo & Picket in Nottingham
15-05-2009 13:01 | 2 comment(s)
Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Mark Thomas in Nottingham
15-05-2009 12:54 | 4 comment(s)
Free Hich! Day of Action: Thu 14th May
CCTV proposed scheme for Forest Fields : public meeting report
24-04-2009 12:56 | 5 comment(s)
22-04-2009 08:34 | 2 comment(s)
Zimbabwe ‘Death of Democracy’ Gathering in Hyson Green, Nottingham
20-04-2009 17:33 | 1 comment(s)
Climate Action 114 Media Blog
18-04-2009 00:10 | 1 comment(s)
A Conspiracy too far?
16-04-2009 14:46 | 10 comment(s)
Bristol Rising Tide and Westside Statement of Solidarity for the RATCLIFFE 114
15-04-2009 20:34 | 1 comment(s)
Hillsborough 1989 Remembered
15-04-2009 10:48 | 2 comment(s)
Mass arrests for thought crime
Climate Protest Busted!?
13-04-2009 07:40 | 16 comment(s)
Trying to make sense of the G20 protests
02-04-2009 15:01 | 1 comment(s)
Riseup! Radio 15: Britain's Moral Meltdown
Islamophobia and the Jailing of Hicham Yezza
19-03-2009 13:44 | 2 comment(s)
Forest Fields Latest: CCTV
11-03-2009 17:33 | 3 comment(s)
Hich jailed for 9 months in racist frame-up
hicham yezza sentenced to 9 months imprisonment
10-03-2009 15:43 | 3 comment(s)
Face life in jail... or three days in Punishment Park
07-03-2009 17:25 | 1 comment(s)
Heroes of law and order
27-02-2009 11:21 | 1 comment(s)
Police bail sysadmin in animal rights extremism probe
10-02-2009 22:01 | 6 comment(s)
Books not Bombs, A Rally for Gaza, University of Nottingham : Pics 2
08-02-2009 18:08 | 4 comment(s)
Books not Bombs, A Rally for Gaza, University of Nottingham : Pics 1
Gaza support protest at Nottingham BBC
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)
National Zimbabwe MDC meeting in Nottingham
Shactivist/Vegan Prisoners Birthdays
23-01-2009 20:40 | 1 comment(s)
Demo about Heckler & Koch weapons activities, Market Square in Nottingham
22-01-2009 20:14 | 3 comment(s)
Notts Anti Military Meeting
20-01-2009 17:47 | 3 comment(s)
Surveillance of Nottingham City Centre [Update]
20-01-2009 16:29 | 6 comment(s)
PCSO Watch - Office of Community Sousveillance
19-01-2009 18:30 | 1 comment(s)
CCTV 'Treasure Hunt' around Nottingham
19-01-2009 18:10 | 1 comment(s)
Talk from Guantanamo former detainee and guard - Cageprisoners National Tour
13-01-2009 11:22 | 2 comment(s)
Riseup Radio January Show
Two Sides, One Story - Cageprisoners National Tour
29-12-2008 23:11 | 2 comment(s)
Letter from AR Prisoner Luke Steele
27-12-2008 17:07 | 2 comment(s)
Demos continue [December] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
09-12-2008 17:43 | 5 comment(s)
Ex-BNP Sadie Graham arrested?
05-12-2008 21:13 | 1 comment(s)
Police contact political campaigner asking to "chat"
05-12-2008 12:48 | 18 comment(s)
Full Circle Demo: From weapons to wars to refugees. Market Sq. Nottingham
01-12-2008 17:53 | 7 comment(s)
When is a tool not a tool?
28-11-2008 12:09 | 1 comment(s)
Dissident Island Radio tonight!!!
Stop the War Activist Graffiti on Recruitment Office: Appeal to Nottingham Crown Court
24-10-2008 13:51 | 5 comment(s)
Moazzam Begg talk at Nottingham Uni - Thursday
Demonstration for Amdani Juma's right to stay, Market Sq, Nottingham : Pictures
12-10-2008 00:43 | 1 comment(s)
Demonstrate for Amdani Juma's right to stay
07-10-2008 18:45 | 1 comment(s)
URGENT - Stop the deportation of Mustafa!
03-10-2008 13:53 | 3 comment(s)
Amdani's Judicial Review
03-10-2008 12:01 | 1 comment(s)
Upcoming Free Hich Events
Complaints about Notts police assaults on the increase
26-09-2008 14:14 | 1 comment(s)
Round Table - Academic Freedom and Social Justice
Nottingham Benefit for Ballymurphy Massacre Committee
Benefit for Ballymurphy Massacre Committee
Britain's Racist Police
15-08-2008 16:34 | 8 comment(s)
NW // Mersyside cops posing as lifts for Saturday Anti-BNP Demo...
14-08-2008 12:27 | 5 comment(s)
Short audio - Bodge House eviction
Stop the War Activist in Nottingham Magistrates Court
18-07-2008 00:40 | 5 comment(s)
Stop Forced Removals/ Deportation of Zimbabweans
Demonstration Against Deportations to Zimbabwe
28-06-2008 10:42 | 2 comment(s)
Report on Zimbabwe Film Showing
Hicham Yezza released after 31 days in detention
Truth & Justice for Collusion Victims
Hich: Bail Hearing Monday
Terror arrest survivor Rizwaan Sabir on BBC News
The JB Spray squat in Radford, Nottingham is under threat of eviction. The occupiers, who have been in the building since May 2009, have been served with notice of a court date for 3rd June. The landlord is intending to gain a possession order and make homeless the many people who have been living in the building for over a year. The occupiers have stated that they intend to resist any attempts to evict them and are asking people to support them.
The former lace factory, which was empty and unused for many years, has been occupied and used for social and community purposes a number of times in the past. On previous occasions squatters were evicted quickly. This is the first time that people have been able to settle and make a proper home in the building.
Those wanting to help with resistance to the closure of this free space should call 07817493824 or email jbspray[at]hotmail.co.uk.
Another week of the election, another week of scapegoating migrants equals another week in which the deportation machine strides on; imprisoning men, women and children before deporting them to wherever is most expedient. The mainstream political parties' rhetoric surrounding immigration has become less and less distinguishable from that of the BNP. They point their fingers at migrants, positioning one group of oppressed and marginalised people as the cause of the dispossession of other groups.
This anti-migrant discourse is further developed by the mainstream press - including the Nottingham Evening Post - who seek to flog their rags with sensational headlines which blame migrants for all of society’s ills, unwilling or unable to develop a broader analysis.
Meanwhile, resistance continues in the form of migrant protests within the detention estate and solidarity attacks on the companies profiting from running migrant prisons, such as Serco.
Newswire: Serco goverment buildings attacked | Bristol: Serco van tourched | Serco goverment service office attacked in London | London protest at Serco over Yarlswood assaults | Hunger Strike @ Yarlswood | Women in Yarlswood vow to stay on hunger strike | Call for a European Week of Action against the deportation machine | NSPM Peace Conference Politics of Migration
Mayday, 1st May, is a day of anti-capitalist workers' struggle. Traditionally, Nottingham's contribution has been a march through the town centre and a rally of anti-capitalist campaigns and agitators. For the past few years, this gathering has taken place in Brewhouse Yard near Nottingham castle. However, this year the City Council have been putting all manner of obstacles in the organisers' way.
Permission for a rally in Brewhouse Yard was refused because "there were going to be Robin Hood activities in other places"! Permission was finally granted for the rally in Victoria Park on the St Ann's end of town but only subject to restrictive conditions such as displaying the Council logo on all publicity, displaying Council banners and was subject to a charge... all for using a 'public' park. In addition, organisers are having to pay to get roads closed for the march.
All of this has led one of the organisers to question whether the streets and public spaces of Nottingham really do belong to the people or are just an extension of the City Council's private fiefdom. These restrictions have very serious impacts on people's freedom to protest and assemble, as demonstrated by recent police crackdowns on festivals, such as the Strawberry Fair in Cambridge.
MayDay rally and march from 11am, Victoria Park, Bath Street.
According to local rag the Evening Post, Nottingham City Council has "Nottingham City Council has banned large-scale graffiti art to take place at youth clubs. Those affected will reportedly be The Arches, Russell Youth Club and St Ann's Adventure Playground. It is not specified in the article what law or procedure has been used to do this.
The alleged ground for this ban is that legal graffiti encourages illegal graffiti or gives an appearance of neglect. This is based on the so-called "broken window theory."
While the ban appears to be restricted to council-run youth clubs, this is not clear and there is some concern that the ban might extend further, possibly to private graffiti displays (like that on the side of OhMyGosh records on Mansfield Road). Even if it's scope is tightly restricted, the removal of a legal space for young people to express themselves has been strongly criticised.
Nottingham grafitti showcase: OhMyGosh Graffiti / Spray Art Session Finished | OhMyGosh Charity Live Graffiti Art Session Street Party: Pix 1 | OhMyGosh Charity Live Graffiti Art Session Street Party: Pix 2 | Spray Art at the ASBO - Pictures | City Arts, Graffiti Art :: Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham | Forest Fields Youth Club: Artwork and Graffiti 1 | Forest Fields Youth Club: Artwork and Graffiti 2 | Graffiti Artists in the Arboretum, Nottingham
Concerned about underperformance by Nottinghamshire Police Force, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have taken the unusual step of sending in an "elite squad" to review the force's practices. Zoe Billingham, the Inspector for the eastern region, explained: "We're concerned about the enduring issue of Nottinghamshire Police's under-performance. There has been improvement in the city, but crime is not falling as fast as in other areas of the county. People in Nottinghamshire don't feel safe in some areas."
The team's work will reportedly cost £75,000. The six person team includes two serving chief constables and, bizarrely, Tony Wilkinson, former chairman of discount store Wilkinsons Ltd.
This move comes at the end of what diplomatically might be described as a "difficult" year for Nottinghamshire Police.
On the newswire: Christmas Appeal - Spare some coppers for a Copper | Another shoplifting copper caught with their trousers down | Police dog handler on trial | Demo against Notts Police & £700,000 bill for arresting 114 enviro activists | Taser Frenzy in Nottingham | Another young, black man dies in a police cell | Police spent £700.000 on climate action bust operation | Heroes of law and order
Campaigners are mobilising to make a final attempt to stop the deportation of Brian, Chelsea and their mother Selina Adda to Ghana
Selina Adda a national of Ghana and her two children aged five and nine years, residents of Nottingham for the last five years; are currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday 27th January 2010 @ 14:50 on British Airways flight BA0081 to Accra.
Their asylum claim and all further legal avenues have been rejected.
Update (27/01/10): Selina and family have not been deported! See article for info.
Previous features Anti-deportation campaign for Notts family
Nottingham City Council has made the unprecedented step of threatening a critical local blogger via its solicitors. In a letter sent to the author of the Nottingham City Council LOLs (NCCLOLs) blog, solicitor Jon Ludford-Thomas states that the blog "contains personal, derogatory comments regarding a number of [the City Council's] councillors and employees that could cause distress to those individuals." It requests that the author "remove these personal, derogatory comments from ncclols and refrain from posting similar such comments on ncclols or elsewhere on the internet."
The NCCLOLs blog describes itself as a resource for those who "want to know what [their] favourite local council ... gets up to?" and uses minutes of meetings and Freedom of Information requests to scrutinise what goes on in the Council chamber and beyond. In the past it has exposed some of the serious failings of Nottingham City Homes and the Council's housing benefit service.
Andy, author of NCCLOLs, said "It's not quite clear what legal basis NCC has for telling the blog not to write such things."
Newswire: Nottingham City Council Makes Vague Legal at Blogger | 3 Million Quid Spent on Housing Benefit Consultants | Nottingham Loses Out again | Housing Benefit Decision Notices Inadequate and Illegal | Big Underspend on Payments to help Poor Tenants | BNP member on NCH Disabled Person's panel
Nottinghamshire Police attracted national media attention when a video was released onto the internet showing officers from the force assaulting a member of the public in Nottingham City Centre. In the video the four officers can be seen shooting the man with a Taser stun gun and punching him repeatedly.
The release of this video comes at a time when Nottinghamshire Police are already having to answer questions about their recent decision to arrest without charge 114 people who were allegedly intending to disrupt Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. The action which involved officers from four forces is estimated to have cost more than £70,000, despite no crime having been committed. Meanwhile, questions have also been raised about Reece Staples, 19, who died in police custody at Oxclose Lane station on 7th June.
On the newswire: Demo against Notts Police & £700,000 bill for arresting 114 enviro activists (photos) | Taser Frenzy in Nottingham | Another young, black man dies a police cell | Demand Police Accountability: End the harassment of public protests | Police spent £700.000 on climate action bust operation
The Nottingham City Council scheme to impose CCTV on Forest Fields is facing increasingly organised opposition. Much of the affected area has been leafletted with anti-CCTV material and campaigners against the scheme attended a consultation meeting last Thursday to make their views known. Many are worried about the intrusive and controlling nature of CCTV and think it would contribute to suspicion rather than strengthening the local community.
Whilst the police and the Council's Area 4 Management claim to be engaging in consultation their language regarding CCTV has always framed it as a necessary development. Ironically, these same people objected to a journalist taking their photos at the meeting, indicating that residents are not the only ones who are concerned about surveillance! The plans have already been scaled down from 5 camera masts in Forest Fields to masts at 3 locations but campaigners vow to continue until it is scrapped.
Newswire: CCTV proposed scheme for Forest Fields : public meeting report | CCTV in Forest Fields - public meeting on April 23rd | Forest Fields Latest: CCTV | Forest Fields CCTV Update | CCTV coming to Forest Fields unless we act NOW! | Surveillance of Nottingham city centre | Surveillance of Nottingham City Centre [Update]
Previous feature: Watching the watchers in Nottingham
On Saturday 18th April, the ex-patriate Zimbabwe Community from around the UK, came together to discuss the ‘Death of Democracy’ in their country. The gathering was held in Nottingham at the Hyson Green Youth Centre.
The NZCN (Nottingham Zimbabwe Community Network) organized and hosted the event. Most attendees dressed in black to remember and honour the hundreds of Zimbabweans who have been murdered during the MDC’s struggle for democracy. Guest speakers included MDC activists still working and striving towards a new, free and safe Zimbabwe.
Event Photos: ‘Death of Democracy’ Gathering
Links: No Borders Nottingham | Nottingham Zimbabwean Community Network | Zimbabwe Civic Action Support Group | Association of Zimbabwean Journalists in the UK (AZJ-UK) | Zimbabwe Association Ltd | Operation Mavhoterapapi (how did you vote) - Post-election violence [pdf 5.2M]