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4 events in Nottingham - anti-fascism in 1930s Spain and rededication of Interna
30-06-2010 10:22 | 7 comment(s)
Budget protest: Nottingham
23-06-2010 21:59 | 3 comment(s)
Bombs made in fareham and Derbyshire used to supress dissent in Greece
09-05-2010 19:24 | 6 comment(s)
Mayday edition of the Nottingham Sparrow
Chesterfield Mayday 2010
03-05-2010 15:44 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Mayday 2010
02-05-2010 10:48 | 7 comment(s)
Nottingham Free School's May Day Discussion
May Day Discussion
18-04-2010 07:31 | 1 comment(s)
Stop the cuts public meeting: 12th April
28-03-2010 20:07 | 1 comment(s)
Notts County Unison: Interview
Nottingham AF present: Freedom to Organise! Thursday 25th March
21-03-2010 16:52 | 2 comment(s)
Protest against cuts at city council
PCS strike March 8/9
07-03-2010 13:44 | 3 comment(s)
Nottingham Freemen Unlawfully Arrested
28-02-2010 09:57 | 6 comment(s)
County Hall budget protest: Report
26-02-2010 21:26 | 1 comment(s)
Demo against council cuts: Thursday 25th
22-02-2010 18:16 | 3 comment(s)
Staythorpe workers wildcat... Again.
19-02-2010 19:18 | 1 comment(s)
Selina Adda did not fly yesterday
Sanctuary for the Adda Family
The Anarchist / Indymedia reaction to the EDL is not working
24-01-2010 11:41 | 27 comment(s)
Photos Of EDL
12-12-2009 18:26 | 7 comment(s)
Meeting: The economic crisis and the threat from the right
05-12-2009 19:23 | 2 comment(s)
Weatherspoons warned not to host EDL
04-12-2009 20:55 | 3 comment(s)
Weatherspoons Advised dont hold EDL demo in Notts!
04-12-2009 12:17 | 2 comment(s)
Christmas Appeal - Spare some coppers for a Copper
02-12-2009 17:23 | 6 comment(s)
Notts council workers rally for jobs
Notts IWW members leaflet local Job Centre in solidarity with postal workers
31-10-2009 00:25 | 4 comment(s)
Nottingham Claimants Action website has moved
20-10-2009 21:48 | 2 comment(s)
Protest against the BNP Event in Codnor, Derbyshire : Police Action
24-08-2009 16:29 | 7 comment(s)
Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor, Derbyshire 2
Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor, Derbyshire 1
Nottingham Vestas Solidarity Rally in Market Square
12-08-2009 22:59 | 2 comment(s)
Solidarity Rally in Support of Vestas Workers - Wednesday 10th August
10-08-2009 21:54 | 2 comment(s)
Anti BNP Rally - Lincoln
Stop the BNP's 'Festival' of Hate
30-06-2009 21:08 | 2 comment(s)
Lindsey wildcat strikers offered reinstatement!
150 Staythorpe workers on strike
900 Workers Sacked - 150 Protest @ Ratcliffe Upon Soar
19-06-2009 08:52 | 1 comment(s)
A new wave of wildcat strikes hits Notts
18-06-2009 10:13 | 10 comment(s)
Nottingham's Annual MayDay March and Rally 2 : Event
Nottingham's Annual MayDay March and Rally 1 : Parade
10-05-2009 23:26 | 3 comment(s)
Chesterfield Mayday Photos
04-05-2009 15:33 | 1 comment(s)
'Cut Waste Not Jobs' Posters
May Day 2009 in Nottingham (Sat May 2nd, Brewhouse Yard)
Council workers protest job cuts
Nottingham City Council job cuts demo
City Council cuts will damage your community services
Staythorpe Power Station Demonstration
25-02-2009 11:41 | 2 comment(s)
05-02-2009 20:38 | 2 comment(s)
City council job cuts protest: Interview
04-02-2009 17:09 | 1 comment(s)
Wildcat strikes in Newark
03-02-2009 18:10 | 3 comment(s)
Around the Campaigns Monday 26th January 2009
Sparrows' Nest Anarchist Library & Archive, St Anns : opening event
08-12-2008 01:33 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Trent University backs down in dispute
Second Attempt to Remove Mustafa
Don't separate Victor from Monica & Denise
CSSGJ Seminar Series presents What is Global Ethics?
Workers on strike at Nottingham Trent University
22-10-2008 07:15 | 1 comment(s)
Around the Campaigns Monday 20th October 2008
Jane Mary Mutetsi Detained again / second attempt to remove
Civilians Still in City Libraries
13-10-2008 22:57 | 2 comment(s)
CSSGJ Seminar Series - Roundtable on European Social Forum in Malmo
Around the Campaigns Monday 13th October 2008
Around the Campaigns Friday 10th October 2008
Demo by University & College Union, derecognised at Nottingham Trent University
07-10-2008 01:19 | 2 comment(s)
Mustafa Belongs to Nottingham
UCU members vote for industrial action at Nottingham Trent University
02-10-2008 19:23 | 3 comment(s)
Sanctuary for Brian, Chelsea & Selina
Letters from Milwaukee. A new show from Riseup Radio.
UCU to ballot on strike action at Nottingham Trent University
ska pfhunk reggea&chillout against fascism 9th august in the city that Rockx
03-08-2008 13:09 | 6 comment(s)
Local Government Strike: Day Two
Local Government Strike: Day One
16-07-2008 16:08 | 3 comment(s)
Council workers to strike over pay
05-07-2008 14:17 | 1 comment(s)
Whats Ken Clarke MP&"democratic representative doing at private Bilderberg 2008?
07-06-2008 16:42 | 2 comment(s)
It is OUR square and it is OUR right to protest in it whenever we want
01-06-2008 10:52 | 2 comment(s)
06-05-2008 11:42 | 8 comment(s)
Nottingham MayDay 2 Pictures - Parade
Nottingham MayDay 1 Pictures - Event
04-05-2008 16:27 | 1 comment(s)
Mayday march and rally in Nottingham
04-05-2008 16:16 | 1 comment(s)
Nottingham Celebrates Mayday with Moazzam Begg
02-05-2008 18:48 | 2 comment(s)
Photos of April 24 Strike in Nottingham
24-04-2008 15:00 | 5 comment(s)
Strike to close one third of Nottingham schools
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)
Rail conductors balloted on strike
Nottingham MayDay 2008 - public meeting & march/rally
06-04-2008 17:43 | 1 comment(s)
Boycott Pizza Express
26-03-2008 15:16 | 5 comment(s)
Save Leicester Adult Education College
22-03-2008 15:40 | 3 comment(s)
Notts Peoples post offices still fighting despite cutbacks & government spite
20-03-2008 10:32 | 2 comment(s)
Nottingham MayDay Celebrations 2008.
19-03-2008 23:51 | 10 comment(s)
Nottingham Library Assistant Speaks Out About Uniforms And Bully Tactics
11-03-2008 14:37 | 11 comment(s)
Instant Muscle 'workfare' Job Centre contractor goes bust
06-03-2008 16:34 | 9 comment(s)
Nottingham Library workers still resisting uniforms
26-02-2008 16:50 | 2 comment(s)
Council workers complain about union sellout
14-02-2008 19:14 | 2 comment(s)
"Supersize My Pay" - No Sweat Public Meeting
23-01-2008 11:41 | 1 comment(s)
Public Meeting: Iran, the Islamic Regime and War
Derby Nurses Claim To Be Too Busy To Meet Union Over Pay Cuts
Local artist starts Boycott Tesco Christmas Campaign
Jane Mary Mutetsi belongs to Nottingham
17-12-2007 13:52 | 1 comment(s)
How eco are Ecotown built by opencast mining companies?
Telling Starbucks to 'Buck off' at Nottingham Uni.
Starbucks - national day of action, 18th August
ASDA Hyson Green Expansion
05-06-2007 09:28 | 3 comment(s)
Nottingham NHS Campaign, Public Meeting
Nottingham Mayday 2 Parade Pictures
Nottingham Mayday 1 Event Pictures
06-05-2007 00:44 | 1 comment(s)
'Rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - May 2007 - no.2
23-04-2007 10:26 | 6 comment(s)
May 5th: Mayday 2007
Stagecoach: Take customers money & their health!!!!!!!!!!
06-04-2007 19:21 | 1 comment(s)
Hewitt To Get Taste Of Hospital Life
No Sweat Public meeting, Oaxaca, Solidarity and Workers Struggle
Keep Our NHS Public - meeting
07-01-2007 18:05 | 1 comment(s)
NHS Campaign Organising Meeting
11-12-2006 20:54 | 1 comment(s)
Public Meetings: Reports from the Revolution in Nepal
Leicester: IWW Film Night - Nov. 28
08-11-2006 16:59 | 2 comment(s)
Iraq: Spiralling to Civil War? Discussion and Film Showing
Clean Clothes Campaign Organiser to speak at Nottingham University
17-10-2006 18:27 | 2 comment(s)
US activist Michael Albert talks at Nottingham University, 16th Oct.
News about Workers' Organisations, Struggles and Precarity
See also UK Indymedia - Workers' Movements
Mayday, International Workers' Day, fell on a Saturday this year, and was celebrated in Nottingham by a march from Victoria Park to Speakers' Corner in the centre of town and back. It was followed by a rally with speakers from local campaigns and music and dance. The theme of this year's event was fighting against the public sector cuts that all of the major parties are planning to bail the country out of the recession. It was attended by over 100 trade unionists, socialists, anarchists and environmentalists.
There was also a rally at Derby Silk Mill on the Saturday, attended by hundreds of trade unionists. The region's biggest Mayday celebrations were held in Chesterfield on bank holiday Monday.
In the run up to Mayday, Nottingham Free School held a discussion on the issues surrounding Mayday, such as the gendered nature of work, critiques of paid work and the workplace as a site of resistance to capitalism. These discussion events are set to continue.
Newswire: Mayday edition of the Nottingham Sparrow | Notts Indypendent: New Nottingham community newsletter | Chesterfield Mayday 2010 | Nottingham Mayday 2010 | Nottingham Free School's May Day Discussion | The Future Of Protest In Nottingham : Whose streets? Our streets!
Previous feature: Whose streets? Our streets?
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.
On March 8th, Nottingham City Council met to approve the 2010/11 budget. Like many council budgets this included a series of cuts to services, in this case amounting to £18.8 million. Nottingham City Unison called a lunchtime protest outside the Council House to show their opposition. Disabled campaigners blocked the tram to express their anger at the proposals.
Council plans to close Victoria Leisure Centre, which were brought forward to save money, have also faced opposition and their is growing dissent about plans to close libraries in Wilford and Beechdale.
Unison's protest coincided with the first day of a forty-eight hour national strike by members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) over attacks on their redundancy scheme. In Nottingham strikers marched from Castle Meadow to the International Community Centre (ICC) for a rally.
In the early hours of February 26th, Nottinghamshire County Council voted to endorse a controversial budget which will see jobs cut, care homes sold off to the private sector and the cost of services for the elderly and disabled increased. Campaigners opposed to the plans rallied in Mansfield and outside County Hall to show their anger at the proposals and council workers are currently being balloted for industrial action (but not a strike) against a related attack on terms and conditions.
The county council's programme of cuts comes in a political climate in which all the main political parties have expressed their belief in the need for cuts to public sectors in light of the economic damage wrought by the banking collapse and subsequent bailout. The Labour-run city council are also planning to cut staff as well as closing Victoria Baths along with libraries in Wilford and Beechdale.
" It's important that we don't give up in the face of increasing economic uncertainty, an ever more authoritarian government, rampantly cruel capitalism and looming environmental disaster. Together, we can fight these monsters. I hope the positive, defiant atmosphere of May 2nd will help us keep strong to continue our struggles. "
We gathered at Brewhouse Yard on Saturday morning. Gazebos were hurried erected, and flags set flying. There was a large number of stalls from a variety of campaigning organisations and trade unions. Marchers were serenaded by the socialist Clarion Choir, and then set off for a short march along Maid Marian Way, Friar Lane, and along the side of the Square, returning by the castle and Robin Hood. The mood was upbeat as, preceded by a samba band, we waved banners, flags and placards as we marched. The welcome presence of a large contingent from the Communication Workers' Union, fighting to keep the mail public, and ably supported by Postman Pat, gave us a good presence on the streets.
On Monday 9th March, city council workers protested in Market Square against proposed cuts at the council which would see some 400 people laid off. The protest was several hundred strong and attracted particular attention in the local media because of the presence of film actor Samantha Morton, who was herself brought up in one of the council's children homes.
The evening after the protest and with no apparent regard for it whatsoever, Councillors passed the budget without amendment, confirming that 366 jobs would be cut with a further 333 vacant positions being axed. Inevitably, the council is now actively engaged in spinning the budget as an investment, an interpretation rejected by the unions.
Previous Features: Credit Crunch Hits Nottingham | Local Government Workers in Notts Join National Strike | Notts Workers Join National Strike | Nottingham City Council: Mired in Corruption | Library Staff Speak Out Against Uniforms and Management Bullying | Public service workers out to protect pensions
Construction workers at the site of a new gas fired power station at Staythorpe near Newark, Nottinghamshire have joined workers across the country in striking against the use of foreign contractors. The issue has been contentious for some time, with unemployed workers holding protests outside the site since November. The issue was reignited after workers at the Total oil refinery at Lindsey in Lincolnshire walked out over similar concerns.
On Monday, all 300 British workers at the site walked out for several hours. They returned to work on Tue 3rd Feb, but within an hour, around 60 staged an unofficial walkout in solidarity with others in the construction industry across the country. A ballot held amongst those who had walked out showed a majority in support of staying out on Wednesday, which they duly did. A protest also took place outside the London offices of contractor Alstom on Thursday 5th.
National Feature Victory for wildcat strikers
Newswire: Staythorpe Power Station Demonstration | Staythorpe walkout | Oil and Power strikes: News, Resources and analysis | Wildcat strikes in Newark | Today's wildcat strikes in the UK oil and now nuke business | Wildcat strikes - an open letter to the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement
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 Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 July, local government workers in Unison and Unite took part in a 48 hour strike. The action was in response to the "final" 2.45% pay offer made by the employers (which, given the current rate of inflation, constitutes a real terms pay cut) and part of a wider struggle being waged against the public sector against what the government call "pay restraint."
In Nottinghamshire there were picket lines at various council offices and 82 schools were shut as caretakers, teaching assistants, admin staff and midday supervisors walked out. There was a march from the Forest Recreation ground to a rally in the Market Square on the first of the two days.
Previous Feature: Notts Workers Join National Strike
National Feature: Local Government Workers Strike Over Pay
Mayday has been celebrated in one form or another for thousands of years. Pagans marked the day as the end of the hardships of winter. Following the struggle amongst American workers for the eight hour day and the murder by the US state of four anarchists involved in that struggle in 1886, the day has come to be marked as International Workers' Day.
In Nottingham this year, there were two Mayday events, both organised by the Mayday Organising Committee, an off-shoot of the Nottingham Refugee Campaign Group. As has happened for the past few years, there was a march and rally, starting and ending at the Brewhouse Yard on the Saturday May 3. The second event was a public meeting held on May 1 itself, addressed by local asylum seeker Amdani Juma and former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg.