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23-11-2009 11:20 | 10 comment(s)
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15-07-2009 18:50 | 3 comment(s)
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13-07-2009 23:12 | 8 comment(s)
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15-05-2009 13:01 | 2 comment(s)
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15-05-2009 12:54 | 4 comment(s)
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06-04-2009 00:56 | 1 comment(s)
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04-04-2009 18:28 | 10 comment(s)
Public Meeting Solidarity with Gaza! End the War on Terror!
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19-03-2009 13:44 | 2 comment(s)
Hich jailed for 9 months in racist frame-up
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22-01-2009 20:14 | 3 comment(s)
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19-01-2009 18:44 | 9 comment(s)
Gaza Protest March Through Nottingham to Market Sq : Pix 2
Gaza Protest March Through Nottingham to Market Sq : Pix 1
19-01-2009 17:05 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham Gaza Protest 'candle-lit' Vigil : Pix 2
Nottingham Gaza Protest 'candle-lit' Vigil : Pix 1
Stop the Slaughter in Gaza - Lincoln Protest
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13-01-2009 20:18 | 1 comment(s)
Talk from Guantanamo former detainee and guard - Cageprisoners National Tour
13-01-2009 11:22 | 2 comment(s)
Demos continue [January] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
12-01-2009 17:17 | 2 comment(s)
Gaza Public Meeting at Bobbers Mill Community Centre, Nottingham
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30-12-2008 23:28 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham's Gaza Emergency Protest: Pictures 1
Two Sides, One Story - Cageprisoners National Tour
29-12-2008 23:11 | 2 comment(s)
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29-12-2008 16:05 | 2 comment(s)
The struggle for academic freedom
30-11-2008 18:20 | 1 comment(s)
Why Does the Media Lie? - Milan Rai
11-11-2008 08:47 | 1 comment(s)
Candlelit vigil against Rolls Royce planning for nuclear reactor in derby
30-10-2008 21:45 | 1 comment(s)
Moazzam Begg talk at Nottingham Uni - Thursday
Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig
10-10-2008 12:36 | 1 comment(s)
One World Week 2008, Nottingham Uni
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Round Table - Academic Freedom and Social Justice
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Another Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons manufacturers HQ in Nottingham
10-07-2008 22:35 | 1 comment(s)
Hicham Yezza released after 31 days in detention
Terror arrest survivor Rizwaan Sabir on BBC News
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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)
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29-05-2008 17:31 | 4 comment(s)
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28-05-2008 19:47 | 5 comment(s)
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27-05-2008 16:31 | 3 comment(s)
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24-05-2008 16:41 | 1 comment(s)
Press Release - re: University Arrests
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20-05-2008 17:13 | 17 comment(s)
Terror Arrests on Campus
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Stop the War: Five Years on.
16-03-2008 00:09 | 4 comment(s)
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11-03-2008 21:22 | 1 comment(s)
Students Call For An End To University Involvement In The Arms Industry
29-02-2008 00:09 | 2 comment(s)
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11-03-2007 14:35 | 3 comment(s)
Huge Comedy Night in Aid of Amnesty International
21-02-2007 17:27 | 1 comment(s)
Up and Coming Silent Protest in Nottingham City Centre- Close Guantanamo Bay.
18-02-2007 20:55 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham against detention centres & deportations - Harmondsworth, Heathrow
12-02-2007 10:44 | 2 comment(s)
Reports and news related to the so-called 'war on terror' and the police state measures carried out in its name.
See also UK Indymedia - Terror War
Last month, some members of the 'Notts Shut Down Heckler & Koch Campaign' travelled to Germany. Together with German Peace Groups, we wished to pre-empt the company’s 60th birthday celebrations.
Here in Nottingham, the campaign holds regular monthly demonstrations outside their offices at Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 PX. These will continue with a picket on Tuesday April 14th and a special campaign anniversary demo on Monday May 11th [with a mystery guest!]. Heckler & Koch's UK office is NSAF Ltd, Unit 3, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2PX. Map | Google 'Street View'.
Newswire: Demos continue at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ: [July 2007] | [May 2008] | Surveillance at H&K HQ [May 2008] | [July 2008] | Pix 1 [Oct 2008] | Pix 2 [Oct 2008] | Surveillance at H&K HQ [Nov 2008] | Full Circle: From weapons to wars to refugees. Market Sq. Nottingham [Dec 2008] | [Dec 2008] | [Jan 2009] | German Indymedia: Weitere Proteste gegen Heckler & Koch | Demo about H&K weapons activities, Market Square [Jan 2009] | [Feb 2009] | Nottingham Campaigners to Visit Germany German Trip: Nottingham Campaigners to Visit Germany, press release in PDF | 1 Freiburg Peace Group | 2 Rottweil Peace Meeting | 3 Oberndorf Demo | 4 Oberndorf Demo | 5 KTS Social Centre Freiburg | 6 Misc pictures of German visitPrevious Feature: Protesters Target Nottingham Weapons Manufacturers
On Saturday 17th January Israel declared a "unilateral ceasefire," ending (for the timebeing at least) the brutal assault on Gaza it began on 27th December. With the full extent of the devestation wrought only now becoming clear, protests against the attack and wider Israeli policy towards the Palestinians continued up to and beyond this declaration. The "ceasefire" came during a weekend of protests against the assault in Nottingham and across the Midlands, building on a widespread sense of anger, particularly amongst Muslim communities.
On Friday 16th January there was a vigil outside the Council House. Around 150 people attended and were addresed by a range of speakers. The next day there was a very large march from the Forest Recreation Ground to Market Square, with a rally next to the statue of Brian Clough. On Monday 19th January, a number of Nottingham residents made their way to UAV engines in Staffordshire to protest against the company's involvement in the production of Israeli military drones.
Previous Feature: Nottingham Responds to Gaza Massacre
Newswire: Protest at Arms to Israel from Staffordshire | Gaza Protest March Through Nottingham to Market Sq : Pix 1 | 2 | Nottingham Gaza Protest 'candle-lit' Vigil : Pix 1 | 2 | Stop the Slaughter in Gaza - Lincoln Protest | Nottingham Gaza Emergency Protest: Pics 1 | 2 | Gaza Public Meeting at Bobbers Mill Community Centre
With news of the ongoing military action in and against Gaza, protests have been called in many cities around the world. In Nottingham around two hundred people gathered in Market Square on Wednesday 30th December. Many people from Nottingham also made there way down to London to take part in the national demonstrations held on 3rd and 10th January.
A well-attended public meeting at Bobbers Mill Community Centre, Berridge Road West (Hyson Green) on Sunday 11th January was addressed by Jeremy Corbyn MP, John Heppell MP (Lab, Nottingham East) and Hicham Yezza from Nottingham University (recently wrongly imprisoned under the terrorism laws).
Newswire: Gaza Public Meeting at Bobbers Mill Community Centre, Nottingham | Nottingham's Gaza Emergency Protest: Pictures 1 | 2 | Gaza Emergency Protest - 30 Dec 12pm Market Square
On Thursday 23rd October, Nottingham Crown Court rejected the appeal against the conviction of Henry Twigger. Henry was found guilty of Criminal Damage in July, for painting anti-war slogans on the Army Careers Office at the Victoria Centre, in Milton Street, Nottingham.
Thursday’s hearing was about appealing this conviction. Henry's main plan was to point to the 'lawful excuse' provided for in 5.2.B. of the Criminal Damage Act 1971. The idea, as it is contained within a number of pieces of law, is to claim necessity or committing a crime to prevent a greater one. Mr Chris Coverdale from the Campaign to Make Wars History had turned out to assist Henry, but his evidence was disallowed.
Henry says he won't pay the fines and costs because it 'aids and abets' the system he's protesting about.
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.
Hicham Yezza, one of the two men who were arrested at Nottingham University under the Terrorism Act 2000 on Wednesday 14th May is facing imminent deportation. Both men were released without charge after having been detained for 7 days. But Hicham, a 30-year old member of university staff and non-British national was immediately re-arrested under immigration legislation.
This is clearly a politically motivated action to try and kill the story of the original arrests to cover up the initial embarrassment. This is an attempt to circumvent the criminal justice system and push him out of the country without the usual court process. He has now been moved to a detention centre and faces deportation on Sunday 1st June. Hicham is well-known, widely liked and active on campus. Students, lecturers and the wider community have started mobilising to stop his deportation. See report and pics of the demonstration for academic freedom and against Hicham Yezza's deportation that took place in Nottingham University on the 28th May.
Audio: as featured in #5 the June Show ~ Riseup! Radio
Newswire: Comment on University Communication on Recent Events | University of Nottingham Graduate and Employee Facing Imminent Deportation Without Hearing | Notts Uni detainee innocent but still facing deportation
Website: Stop the Deportation of Hicham Yezza
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
It is now five years since the invasion of Iraq and its consequences are obvious for all to see. Estimates of the death toll, suggest that more than a million Iraqis may have been murdered since the invasion. In addition, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that more than 2.2 million Iraqis are internally displaced, with a further 2 million having fled to neighbouring states, particularly Syria and Jordan. The explanation for these stark figures lies in the surge in sectarian conflict, widespread state repression, ongoing US-UK military operations, endemic criminality and growth of Islamic fundamentalism, all of which have been facilitated, if not actively encouraged, by the US-UK occupation.
This carnage has not taken place without opposition. The anti-war movement globally, nationally and locally has campaigned against US-UK imperialism in Iraq since the possibility of an attack was first mooted shortly after September 11th. The movement's concerns echoed in Nottingham as they did elsewhere, encouraging many local residents to get active.
The University of Nottingham's Amnesty International Society's held a protest against the continuing human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay. On Saturday the 10th of March folks dressed in orange jump suits re-created a Guantanamo scene on Long Row in Nottingham with people caged in.
It is now over five years since the first detainees were transferred to the detention camp and despite widespread international condemnation, hundreds of people from more than 30 nationalities remain there: without charge and with little hope of obtaining a fair trial. Alan Simpson, MP for Nottingham South, joined in the protest about half way through.
Links: Amnesty International Society | Amnesty International | The National Guantanamo Coalition | UK Feature article: Tackle the Shackles, Close Guantanamo | Other articles: Sheffield G8 Events: Guantanamo Bay orange jump suits | The Road to Guantánamo