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Gaza Solidarity in Nottingham
31-05-2010 18:05 | 2 comment(s)
emergency flotilla demo, nottingham, 4-5pm Heckler and Koch HQ
31-05-2010 13:37 | 3 comment(s)
Government hosts arms dealing conference in Nottingham
Nottingham anti-arms-trade activist convicted
Nottingham anti-arms-trade campaigner on trial
Rolls Royce targeted
17-05-2010 14:51 | 2 comment(s)
Bombs made in fareham and Derbyshire used to supress dissent in Greece
09-05-2010 19:24 | 6 comment(s)
H&K blockaders in court
Micmacs: A film about direct action against the arms trade
Soldiers back from Afghanistan march in Newark
15-03-2010 15:55 | 2 comment(s)
Heckler and Koch successfully shutdown
18-02-2010 11:36 | 19 comment(s)
Questionmarc takes on H&K
An open letter to Heckler & Koch
22-12-2009 02:55 | 1 comment(s)
Caught in the Act: H&K Selling Guns to Human Rights Abusers
12-12-2009 20:22 | 3 comment(s)
report from anarchists in nottingham who fought fash today....
05-12-2009 21:26 | 19 comment(s)
Notts Map of Militarism
05-12-2009 13:42 | 1 comment(s)
Army Parade on 5th. December
23-11-2009 11:20 | 10 comment(s)
15ft tank is next, say 25ft gun protesters!
25ft Gun Demo A Success
14-11-2009 11:10 | 4 comment(s)
Friday Arms Dump Demo - Route Map
15 - 17 January 2010: Peace News Winter Gathering
Veggies News & Events, inc Lincoln Vegan Fair & ARC Meeting
Remember the Afghani Dead
25ft gun being marched to Heckler and Koch
Poppy Appeal billboard 'vandal' apologises
02-11-2009 15:48 | 12 comment(s)
Subvertising hits the big time - media outrage at poppy appeal subverts
30-10-2009 02:09 | 8 comment(s)
Organise Against British Militarism in Notts
Veggies 25th Anniversary Weekend!
Nottingham Dealers at World’s Biggest Arms Fair
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemorative Social
05-08-2009 14:30 | 1 comment(s)
Demos & Surveillance continue [July] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ
13-07-2009 23:12 | 8 comment(s)
Anti-Militarist Network Gathering, Nottingham
Tamil protesters at Trent Bridge
Raynesway Peace Camp
22-05-2009 22:32 | 1 comment(s)
activist groups in derby need support on different projects
peace camp raynesway derby anti nuclear against trident
17-05-2009 20:57 | 1 comment(s)
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)
Heckler & Koch Campaign :: Spread the Word in Nottingham
New protest camp at Rolls Royce Rayensway, Derby
09-05-2009 22:40 | 3 comment(s)
Demonstrate against Heckler & Koch Monday 11 May
09-05-2009 19:32 | 2 comment(s)
Who's watching big brother? May edition of Riseup! Radio
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NSPM Peace Conference '09 - Capitalism & Conflict
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Demos continue [April] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
16-04-2009 00:04 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Anti-NATO Demo, Market Square
06-04-2009 00:56 | 1 comment(s)
Demo in opposition to NATO, in front of Council House. Saturday April 4th 12.30
31-03-2009 14:24 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Heckler & Koch Campaign Visit Germany 5 [KTS Social Centre Freiburg]
28-03-2009 21:57 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Heckler & Koch Campaign Visit Germany 4 [Oberndorf Demo]
28-03-2009 21:49 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Heckler & Koch Campaign Visit Germany 3 [Oberndorf Demo]
Nottingham Heckler & Koch Campaign Visit Germany 1 [Freiburg Peace Group]
28-03-2009 21:25 | 1 comment(s)
Ken Loach Speaking at Nottingham Stop the War Meeting
Public Meeting Solidarity with Gaza! End the War on Terror!
Stop the War Stall outside the Forces Careers Office [with police interaction]
23-03-2009 21:59 | 3 comment(s)
May Day 2009 in Nottingham (Sat May 2nd, Brewhouse Yard)
Hich jailed for 9 months in racist frame-up
Israeli student jailed for refusing to serve in army tours UK, 5-14 March
21-02-2009 17:12 | 3 comment(s)
Notts Students Die-In Protest Against Arms Trade
Demos continue [February] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
09-02-2009 18:59 | 1 comment(s)
'Die-In Protest': Study War No More!
Demo about Heckler & Koch weapons activities, Market Square in Nottingham
22-01-2009 20:14 | 3 comment(s)
Film Night: Dealing And Wheeling In Small Arms
22-01-2009 18:09 | 1 comment(s)
Notts Anti Military Meeting
20-01-2009 17:47 | 3 comment(s)
Protest at Arms to Israel from Staffordshire
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
Gaza support demo. UAV Engines, Lichfield, Staffs. Monday 19th January
13-01-2009 16:35 | 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
An all new show on Riseup Radio
Nottingham's Gaza Emergency Protest: Pictures 2
30-12-2008 23:28 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham's Gaza Emergency Protest: Pictures 1
unchallenged prottest caravan could have been a bomb
29-12-2008 16:18 | 5 comment(s)
homeless campaigners leave caravan in derby city centre xmas eve
29-12-2008 16:05 | 2 comment(s)
Demos continue [December] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
09-12-2008 17:43 | 5 comment(s)
Full Circle Demo: From weapons to wars to refugees. Market Sq. Nottingham
01-12-2008 17:53 | 7 comment(s)
FULL CIRCLE - from weapons to wars to refugees
21-11-2008 14:21 | 1 comment(s)
Demos continue at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
12-11-2008 16:30 | 5 comment(s)
Notts CND 50th anniversary event
11-11-2008 10:30 | 1 comment(s)
Candlelit vigil against Rolls Royce planning for nuclear reactor in derby
30-10-2008 21:45 | 1 comment(s)
Eight Acquitted After Rolls Royce Blockade
24-10-2008 22:53 | 2 comment(s)
Some guilty some not at Derby court anti-nuclear defendants
Stop the War Activist Graffiti on Recruitment Office: Appeal to Nottingham Crown Court
24-10-2008 13:51 | 5 comment(s)
50th Anniversary of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Students Target Unethical Career Corporatism
22-10-2008 22:37 | 2 comment(s)
Trident on trial: Judge defends nuclear proliferators Rolls Royce
22-10-2008 13:52 | 6 comment(s)
trident nuclear prottest against nuclear only hours before court case 21/10/08
18-10-2008 17:07 | 3 comment(s)
Further Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham : Pix 2
Further Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham : Pix 1
14-10-2008 17:49 | 2 comment(s)
Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig
10-10-2008 12:36 | 1 comment(s)
rolls royce raynesway protesers in court same day as the next prottest
02-10-2008 20:23 | 2 comment(s)
Riseup Radio 9 - The October Show
prottesters in court after demo .members of f.o.e please come to demo
29-09-2008 22:58 | 1 comment(s)
Heckler & Koch Campaign Benefit Gig, Sat 25th Oct, Wolverhampton
28-09-2008 11:41 | 1 comment(s)
rolls royce trident anti nuclear prottest was a credit to all who came
22-09-2008 16:21 | 3 comment(s)
trident nuclear prottest rolls royce raynesway derby 10.am 22/9/08
Heckling Heckler & Koch
10-09-2008 09:25 | 5 comment(s)
Anti-Trident circus skills demo outside Rolls Royce in Derby
23-08-2008 11:17 | 1 comment(s)
H&K guns illegally exported to Georgian war zone
20-08-2008 06:56 | 2 comment(s)
Stop the War Activist in Nottingham Magistrates Court
18-07-2008 00:40 | 5 comment(s)
Another Demo at Heckler & Koch weapons manufacturers HQ in Nottingham
10-07-2008 22:35 | 1 comment(s)
Shut Down H&K Demo
nuclear prottest no arrests .peaceful and great
23-06-2008 16:46 | 3 comment(s)
Protest at Veterans' Day.
16-06-2008 15:47 | 14 comment(s)
Protesters back at Nottingham arms company
16-06-2008 11:05 | 2 comment(s)
trident nuclear /rolls/royce derby prottesters win rights to prottest
25-05-2008 14:18 | 2 comment(s)
Smash EDO interview
On May 20th at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court, anti-arms-trade activist Kirk Jackson was found guilty of aggravated trespass for his part in a protest that shut down an arms company for a day. Jackson was given a twelve month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £350 court costs.
The charge arose from a February 18th protest at the Nottingham warehouse of international arms company Heckler & Koch. Before dawn, four activists locked themselves to the gates, preventing employees from entering, while Mr Jackson and another activist climbed onto the roof and displayed banners accusing the company of "arming repressive regimes".
Previous feature: Direct action shuts down H&K
On Sunday night, the distribution centre of the Rolls Royce factory in Derby was targeted by "autonomous individuals against the war machine." The gates of the plant, which makes components for Trident anti-nuclear submarines, were D-locked and the walls were covered in graffiti stating "Rolls Royce profits from the war machine" and "Fuck Rolls Royce".
According to the group's communique, "The war machine puts profit and power over the lives of people, companies like Rolls Royce are part of this. The war machine exemplifies the ways in which the rich and powerful oppress and dispossess the majority of people, destroying homes and communities, enforcing migration, and irrevocably harming land bases."
This is by no means the first time that Rolls Royce's Derby plant has been the target of anti-militarist action. Last summer, some land near the factory was squatted for a peace camp and blockaders disrupted the facility for 5 hours in 2008. There have been several other blockades over the years.
Newswire: Rolls Royce targeted
Previous features: Peace camp established at Raynesway, Derby | Raynesway Blockaders in Court | Trident Activists Blockade Rolls Royce in Derby | Protesters take action at Derby nuclear plant | Derbyshire police go over the top again
Activists have shut down the premises of arms dealers Heckler & Koch for the day. Anti-arms trade campaigners occupied the roof of the building and blockaded both gates to the Lenton site. Police have been refusing to allow any one to enter or leave the Easter Park industrial estate.
According to reports, the protesters entered the site at around 6am. The final lock on was not removed until around 12.30pm. The rooftop occupiers agreed to come down once the blockade was lifted. Those arrested were taken to Bridewell police station.
H&K is the world's second largest manufacturer of small arms and have been used by child soldiers in Africa, mercenaries in Iraq and criminal gangs in Serbia. The Easter Park premises are the company's UK headquarters. The Shut Down H&K campaign have been picketing and campaigning against the company's activities in Nottingham since 2008.
Previous features: Shut Down H&K Goes to Church | Campaigning against Heckler & Koch Weapons in Germany and the UK | Campaign Against Nottingham Arms Manufacturer Enters New Phase | The Arms Trade: From Nottingham to Georgia | Protesters Return to Nottingham Weapons Manufacturer | Protesters Target Nottingham Weapons Manufacturers
The annual remembrance celebrations in Nottingham are traditionally associated with some manufactured controversy or another. This year was no different with the subvertising of a poster featuring Mansfield serviceman by anti-war campaigners.
In Nottingham, campaigners held a march from the city centre to the grounds of the castle where they laid a wreath in memory of the uncounted Afghanis who have died in the present conflict at a memorial to British soldiers killed in an abortive attack on Afghanistan in the 1870s.
National feature: Remembrance conflict
Campaigners opposed to nuclear weapons have set up camp opposite the Rolls Royce Factory on Raynesway, Derby. They are demanding that the factory, which produces engines for nuclear submarines, be converted to non-military projects.
This is just the latest in a series of protests at the site, organised by various organisations. There have been a number of large demonstrations at the site and various attempts to disrupt work there. In April last year, ten activists were arrested after a blockade of the facility. In October, eight were acquitted.
Newswire: Raynesway Peace Camp | activist groups in derby need support on different projects | Peace camp raynesway derby anti nuclear against trident | New protest camp at Rolls Royce Raynesway, Derby
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
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
Monthly pickets have been taking place outside the offices of Nottingham-based weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch since May last year. These protests have been heavily policed, but the police's attempts to exert control over the campaign have not ended there. Local newspaper, radio and TV, who had shown some enthusiasm about reporting these demos, received a word in their ear from the police press office as well as the H&K, warning hacks that it would be "irresponsible" to publicise the fact that H&K has offices in the city.
Frustrated by this official suppression of the media, campaigners organised a demonstration in the Market Square in December to force the issue into the public consciousness. Drawing connections between the arms trade and refugees who are forced from their homes and end up in Notttingham, this event was very successful. Hoping to build on this, Thursday 22nd January saw the first of what are to become monthly missions to the city centre to spread the word about H&K. There will now be protests at H&K's offices at Easter Park on the second Monday of the month (at 12:30) and a further awareness-raising demonstrations in the city centre, every fourth Thursday(at 12:30), although as dates and locations of demos may vary from month to month, interested readers are invited to check with the campaign website.
Previous Features From weapons to wars to refugees | The Arms Trade: From Nottingham to Georgia | Protesters Return to Nottingham Weapons Manufacturer | Protesters Target Nottingham Weapons Manufacturers
On Saturday, a lively and well attended demonstration and die in in the centre of Nottingham brought two successful local campaigns together. Shut Down H&K, campaigners against Nottingham's arms dealers joined hands with No Borders Nottingham, who fight for migrant rights, to come 'full circle'. The demonstration emphasised the links between guns sold in the UK, armed conflicts abroad and the refugees that flee these wars to come to Britain looking for asylum.
The demonstrators gave out 2000 fliers to Christmas shoppers making them aware of the whereabouts of Heckler & Koch's premises in Lenton and the death and destruction their merchandise causes. Refugees and asylum seekers from many countries ravaged by the effects of small arms were there to support the demo. Protesters held a die in on the cold pavements, undeterred by the over the top police surveillance. Many members of the public were shocked to hear about the arms dealers in their neighbourhood.
Newswire: Full Circle Demo: From weapons to wars to refugees. Market Sq. Nottingham | Next Small Word Cinema @ Sumac 10th December | FULL CIRCLE - from weapons to wars to refugees | Demos continue at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ in Nottingham
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