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“Because animal abuse is everywhere”. City-wide days of action in Kiel and Notts
16-04-2010 01:06 | 1 comment(s)
Funding taken away for opposing EDL?
24-03-2010 18:35 | 2 comment(s)
Griffin blames the labour party for blocking his meeting!
19-03-2010 17:12 | 2 comment(s)
Fighting and Beating the Poll Tax - Friday 5th March 2010
BNP trounced in Hucknall election
13-02-2010 01:12 | 1 comment(s)
The Anarchist / Indymedia reaction to the EDL is not working
24-01-2010 11:41 | 27 comment(s)
Nottingham City Council Makes Vague Legal at Blogger
17-12-2009 20:54 | 2 comment(s)
Confronting the EDL - our historic duty!
04-12-2009 22:31 | 2 comment(s)
Why do the police accept the EDL/CU line?
04-12-2009 14:24 | 3 comment(s)
SHAC's Operation Liberation – Open letter and pics of cops!
27-09-2009 14:42 | 9 comment(s)
Report from the protest against the BNP's RWB festival 2009
16-08-2009 18:26 | 16 comment(s)
City Council Rips off Poor Parents while the Sheriff Picks on Geese
City Council Hands £30k to PwC to Answer the Obvious
3 Million Quid Spent on Housing Benefit Consultants
Public meeting: After the Iranian 'Elections' - Solidarity with Iranian workers
25-06-2009 22:05 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham City Council Freedom of Information Petition
23-06-2009 01:46 | 1 comment(s)
Banned Nottingham City Council Report now online!
SPARROWS' NEST EVENT: 'Kropotkin's Mutual Aid today' - Sat 9th May 2009 at 3pm
06-05-2009 09:00 | 5 comment(s)
Housing Benefit Fraud in Nottingham
22-04-2009 08:34 | 2 comment(s)
Hillsborough 1989 Remembered
15-04-2009 10:48 | 2 comment(s)
Storming the Banks
02-04-2009 21:28 | 6 comment(s)
Riseup! Radio 15: Britain's Moral Meltdown
Riseup! Follows Nottingham G20 ‘delegates’ to London
30-03-2009 17:52 | 1 comment(s)
New site for Nottingham anarchists
English Nationalists and Fascists to march in Leicester
19-03-2009 23:13 | 6 comment(s)
Nottm City Council STILL Hiding the Full Extent of Discretionary Housing Payment
14-03-2009 09:36 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham City Council Housing benefits; still a bit shit shock
Nottingham Loses Out again
23-01-2009 01:36 | 1 comment(s)
Big Underspend on Payments to help Poor Tenants
NDC: A brief history and critical examination
03-12-2008 20:40 | 6 comment(s)
The struggle for academic freedom
30-11-2008 18:20 | 1 comment(s)
Dissident Island Radio tonight!!!
Why Does the Media Lie? - Milan Rai
11-11-2008 08:47 | 1 comment(s)
Riseup! Radio #10 - The November Show
Looking into the Crisis
Notts to get elected mayor?
Lending to Icelandic Banks
Publicity for Sumac Debates
10-09-2008 19:02 | 1 comment(s)
Yet Another Racist at Nottingham Uni
05-09-2008 15:29 | 3 comment(s)
Anti-RWB Protests, A Very Successful Failure.
21-08-2008 11:43 | 38 comment(s)
Ready Steady Skip: Trailer and website launched!
02-06-2008 23:22 | 4 comment(s)
Comment piece: Library workers to go grey?
27-05-2008 12:58 | 1 comment(s)
Press Release - re: University Arrests
Students Released After 7 Days Incarceration Without Charge
20-05-2008 17:13 | 17 comment(s)
No result in Zimbabwe elections
08-04-2008 21:24 | 5 comment(s)
sawley .nr long eaton.greedy garage owner allows mobile phone mast
10-03-2008 10:10 | 2 comment(s)
Process and Form - the Indymedia Conference
24-02-2008 23:21 | 2 comment(s)
Utopian Values Workshop, Uni. Nottingham, Sat 23 Feb
How eco are Ecotown built by opencast mining companies?
Channel 4 Dispatches on Immigration Oct 1st 2007
01-10-2007 20:32 | 7 comment(s)
Renewables Talk at Uni, 27/9/07
Wet and wild, a taste of things to come.
27-06-2007 13:11 | 5 comment(s)
£50M&99p!!!! - Solar Powered Electric Chair (with George Bush)
It's "International TV Turnoff Week" - kill your TV and get a life!
23-04-2007 13:25 | 1 comment(s)
"Democratising Democracy" at CSSGJ
Spring Into Action!
CSSGJ host 'post-anarchism' guru
13-03-2007 09:07 | 16 comment(s)
CSSGJ talk analysing the Narmada Dam Protests in India
Notts Indymedia: Independent or Elitist?
21-02-2007 12:48 | 7 comment(s)
Affective Knowledge & Alternative Media, some audio
Peace Conference & Knowledge Lab :: some photos
Audio reports and background from the 4th KnowledgeLab
CSSGJ talk on 'Global Justice and Climate Change'
CSSGJ talk on 'Britain's national narrative'
08-02-2007 17:52 | 2 comment(s)
Peace Conference, Nottingham Uni
03-02-2007 11:09 | 2 comment(s)
Calling all comrades G8 to expose clandestine corporate oligarchy G8 works for &
21-01-2007 11:47 | 4 comment(s)
A load of rubbish
12-12-2006 17:02 | 1 comment(s)
CSSGJ opening event: David Harvey live!
29-11-2006 09:21 | 2 comment(s)
Beatings and Sugar Plums: New Labour's War on the Kurds
02-11-2006 16:17 | 1 comment(s)
Happy New Year, friends, and GO GREEN WEDNESDAY!!!
CSSGJ open seminar on the anarchism of Colin Ward
Evening Post helps Immigration Service harass East Midlands asylum-seekers
11-10-2006 10:15 | 5 comment(s)
UK Identity Card scheme - really finished? Let's make sure.
25-07-2006 11:31 | 5 comment(s)
Stop the Israeli assault on Gaza and Lebanon!
17-07-2006 12:37 | 1 comment(s)
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Roma Culture
09-07-2006 20:12 | 3 comment(s)
Ban all non-biodegradable packaging
18-03-2006 22:37 | 8 comment(s)
Union pushes for urgent energy reform
16-01-2006 14:32 | 9 comment(s)
Blair hypocrisy over nukiller power
14-01-2006 15:10 | 6 comment(s)
The environmental cost of the food we eat.
12-01-2006 22:48 | 2 comment(s)
How is your high street?
15-12-2005 13:57 | 2 comment(s)
ID Cards. Resistance is necessary
27-11-2005 21:10 | 5 comment(s)
Public Meeting- Life in Iraq: Can it get worse?
23-11-2005 20:45 | 4 comment(s)
The oil party is over now it is time for a better world
18-11-2005 18:45 | 6 comment(s)
INDENITY CARDS - WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Anglican Church Council in Nottingham :: Caterpillar, Zimbabwe,& Gays
28-06-2005 16:06 | 1 comment(s)
Political Discourse / Discussion / Theory.
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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
A damaging report into the 'culture and leadership' at Nottingham City Council has so far been kept hidden in a locked cabinet at the Council House. Classed as 'confidential', the city council has systematically tried every effort to keep the report out of the public domain. In February, Stephanie Pearson, the information governance officer of Nottingham City Council, refused to provide the information requested by a councilor and the Evening Post under the Freedom of Information Act. The Council argue that the information disclosed in the report is 'not in the public interest'. It is also claimed that those seeking exposure of the controversial documents have not demonstrated a 'need to know' of its contents.
We believe that it is not for the City Council to judge whether information concerning their activity is in the public interest or not. Council officers should remember that they are in their positions to serve the people of Nottingham. To ensure full transparency of the activities of our City Council and in the interest of accountability we have decided to publish a direct download link of the full report.
As Britain continues the 2007 celebration of 'Abolition 200', the legal end of Britain's official involvement in trans-Atlantic slave trading, and with most eyes on the main slave trade ports like Bristol and Liverpool, our local councils seem quite unconcerned about direct or indirect involvement with the profits of slavery in Notts and East Midlands, and seem happy just to leave local churches to do the soul searching. Let's ask some questions...
An easy example of Notts involvement in slavery is the well-known Mellish family, whose name is probably best associated in local minds with a Nottingham school. The family is known to have had involvement with ownership and official dealings with plantation estates in the West Indies in the 18th century. Even a cursory look at the Mellish family online archive record reveals inheritance of slave plantation estate property from the governor of the Bahamas (John Tinker), and we can read about William Mellish's official dealings with plantation monies in Jamaica as Receiver General for the Customs & Excise (he was also MP for Retford).
Links: The Mellish and Buchanan Families of Blyth and Hodsock - A Brief History | The Nottingham Sparrow, Nottingham AF | 'Slavery - the Hidden History', Bristol Radical History Group | Anti-slavery march demands reparations for slave trade
Over 50 people came together at Nottingham University for an event called 'the Knowledge Lab'. The event was aimed at bridging the gap between activism and academia and to provide a collective space for anti-capitalist reflection. It is normally organised within universities, which the organisers say are 'institutions essentially geared towards the production of knowledge as a resource for corporate interest and as justification for particular constellations of power relations. Hence the 'Knowledge Lab' has become an attempt to claim back some of the university's space, resources and know-how from the military-industrial complex and make them available for people concerned about and working against the status quo of unceasing commodification, exploitation, war, and biospherical destruction.
It was the 4th time the event was organised and focussed on 'Knowledge' this time. Workshops were based around questions such as 'how do we know'? what is knowledge'? 'where do we gain our knowledge from'? 'does someone hold control over our knowledge'? 'how does gender affect knowledge'? 'how does education effect knowledge'? 'how are our senses affected by advertising and the media'? and 'how can suppressed knowledge be released into the mainstream'? Other sessions included a presentation and discussion on an alternative education project called 'Travelling School of Life', an experiment in anarchism and concensus decision making called 'SOMA' and an Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry session aimed at looking at what knowledge is and what controls, thus affects it.
Audio: Organiser explains about the 4th Knowledge Lab | Chat with a Knowledge Lab regular about its history and aims | Audio of part of the Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry session on 'Knowledge' | Affective Knowledge & Alternative Media (part 1) + (part 2)
Links: Knowledge Lab website | Peace Conference & Knowledge Lab :: some photos | Travelling School of Life Workshop at Knowledge Lab 4 in Nottingham | Audio reports and background from the 4th Knowledge Lab | Affective Knowledge & Alternative Media, some audio
More and more artists within Nottingham seem to join the recycling art craze, as tetra-packs, plastic bages and cans are brought to new life. In the last few weeks various workshops were organised in the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields and the Old School Hall in Sneinton. The Rubbish Day Out in Sneinton was organised to raise awareness of recycling and waste issues. Here a collection of photo's from people who think creative workshops are fun and the way forward to promote environmental and social issues.
There is a creative campaigning workshop planned on Sunday 15 January 2006 from 11 am to 4 pm (with lunch break) at The Place, 2a Melrose Street, in Sherwood, Nottingham. It is all about drawing attention to your message. The Place is just off Mansfield road behind the old bus depot.
Campaigner, historian, author of 'Unpeople' and 'Web of Deceit', and former director of the World Development Movement; Mark Curtis, will give a talk at Nottingham University on Tue 18th Oct. The talk, entitled 'Government Propaganda and the Reality of UK Foreign Policy' will be at 5pm in the Portland Building, room B9. All are welcome, and the event is free. The talk is promoted by Nottingham Student Peace Movement.