We have been contacted by friends in Leicester about the detention of Abdul Ghafar Rajabali. As part of his asylum requirement, Abdul regularly reported to the UK Border Agency reporting station in Loughborough. However, while reporting to UKBA on Friday 10th May 2013, he was detained and held at Loughborough police station. From there, he was to be transferred to Morton Hall Detention Centre in L…
Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery,
Nottingham Market Square, 5pm. Bring yourself, banners, placards, music, hats.
Upstairs at the Peacock, 11 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, N G1 3FB
Riseup! Radio is being re-launched. In a few weeks time our first show for nearly four years will be arriving in your hearing holes. There will be many many things on the show- reports from the Annoymous Demo, political chit chat in the Sumac Bar, news from the NG7 Food Bank and loads of other good good stuff.
The Forest Fields Fire issue 8 was delivered to 2,000 houses in Forest Fields during Janurary, and now here's your chance to have a read. Twice the normal size. Enjoy. Our 1st birthday issue will be out in March..
The Sumac Centre
245 Gladstone Street
A number of detainees have been on hunger strike inside Morton Hall IRC for as many as 9 days. Abbas Ayub, a Pakistani national said 3 men were protesting because they want to be returned to their countries of birth but the UK Borders Agency continues to detain them. Abbas said he had been refusing food since last Monday because he has been detained since May, even though he has agreed to ret…
In the very early hours of Wednesday morning we carried out a couple of swift acts of love and self-defence. Two G4S vehicles had their tires slashed, paint stripped and windows smashed. We did this as signal of solidarity to our friends in Nottingham HMP and as special message to our friend in Rome Elisa Di Bernardo whose courage and devotion is inspiration to us.
The situation in Morton Hall immigration detention centre is at boiling point again after a series of incidents around Christmas. The trigger for events was another serious breach of their responsibilities by the detention centre management who failed to deal swiftly with disruptions to the water supply. A large number of detainees refused to return to their cells in protest. A serious disturbance…
The Malt Cross, Nottingham
The latest in a series of solidarity demonstrations was held outside Morton Hall detention centre in Lincolnshire today. Two minibuses of people set out to let the nearly 400 detainees know that they have not been forgotten this winter. We spent over an hour moving round the perimeter chanting and making noise so that they would hear us. Some people climbed trees so that our banners would be …
Yesterday’s demonstration against immigration in Boston seemed to have been a moderate success for the right. In the end, the protest drew 150-300 people according to the Boston Standard. The event seems to have been dominated by local UKIP politician, Chris Pain, whose party’s flag was prominently positioned behind the speakers. Indeed, most of the placards displayed an anti-EU sentiment r…
This Sunday will see an anti-immigration march take place in Boston, Lincolnshire. In the past, organiser Dean Everitt has made a big fuss about avoiding being “hijacked” by the far right but we can reveal that Sunday’s static demonstration at the Herbert Ingram memorial is a solidly far right event.
It's been a month dominated by a battle between Boston bigots: Dean Everitt's anti-immigration demo vs. Elliott Fountain's hard right police commissioner bid. It's not been good for the EDL who've been hacked, stabbed in the back and caught out inciting riots and running community organisations into the ground. And meanwhile the BNP have been praising Jimmy Savile.
Police officers in Nottinghamshire are being trained to improve the way they use stop and search powers.
It follows concerns that community relations are being damaged because more black people are stopped than white people.
Ch Supt Simon Nickless said he was telling officers their use of the powers needed to be lawful and proportionate.
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Often dubbed the 'insecurity' industry by its opponents, the military-industrial complex that arms the police and dictatorships, runs increasingly militarised detention centres and controls housing for migrants is a many-headed hydra. In the past few days, Nottingham has seen activists take on the beast in different ways. On the morning of the 26th, anti-militarists took to the streets of the Lent…
In the early hours of this morning in South Nottingham two G4S vehicles came a cropper. We slashed their tires, stripped their paint, and snapped off their exgaust pipes.
the Sumac Centre
245 Gladstone Street