Arboretum Park, Waverley Street / Addison Street, Nottingham
The Nottingham Green Festival is confirmed for Sunday 1st September.
The event, now in its 22nd year, is independently organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottm Peace Festival from which it has grown.
The coalition government has launched two public consultations around the use of the NHS by migrants. The issue has been framed in such a way as to stir fears around British people being cheated. There are many legitimate concerns about universal access to healthcare, public health protection and Britain's obligations to Human Rights, but these will only be heard if people take part in the consult…
Nottingham Migrant Solidarity is a group that aims to offer practical support to migrants on the France/UK border. Hundreds of people face destitution, brutality and harassment every day in Calais and most are fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. We are a self-organised group who plan to give out free food to migrants in Calais between the 8th and 22nd July. In the months of …
Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts. Part of Nottingham's contribution, was an Exhibition in the City Library, Nottingham.
It is an exhibition by, for and about refugees comprising photographic work, completed in workshops led by Gaylan Nazhad in partnership with City Arts, and a series of hand-painted banners. The banners were produced during workshops at Nottingham Refugee Fo…
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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