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
There was more unrest at Morton Hall Immigration Removals Centre yesterday, when a detainee got on the roof and threatened to commit suicide. According to other detainees the man got on the roof soon after 8am. The centre was put under lockdown and we have been unable to get any news of what happened to the man.
More evidence of the G4S shambles in managing the COMPASS contract which was awarded to them in two regions: Yorkshire and Humberside, and The Midlands and East of England. In Nottingham, G4S have scheduled to undertake the majority of the housing transitions between July and September 2012. We can see from the Emergency bulletin below, that in Yorkshire where transitions started in early July, wh…
Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7 6HX
This letter was written by a friend of Osman Rasul Mohammed, an Iraqi Kurdish asylum seeker who plunged to his death from a seven storey towerblock in Nottingham two years ago. He had spent nearly ten years fighting for asylum after repeated refusals of his claim. Denied the right to work or access state benefits, he was living on the street off £20 a month and food parcels supplied by a char…
As many as 100 detainees at Morton Hall Immigration Removals Centre are refusing food in protest against their treatment by the authorities. The protest, which began on Monday night, has also seen protestors take to the roofs of buildings. The centre was under lock down for most of yesterday and detainees were confined to their rooms. A group of supporters who were in touch with people protes…
In response to a protest by up to 100 migrant detainees in Morton Hall detention centre, a group held a solidarity protest outside the prison today. We used horns, pots and pans and a megaphone to be heard by detainees behind the razor wire fences, shouting 'Shut down Morton Hall!' and 'Freedom of movement is everybody's right'.
Detainees at an immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire say they are protesting about the centre's disrespect of their Muslim faith. Muslims are fasting during daylight hours as the season of Ramadan begins but detainees say that the centre has no "proper" food available after sunset. They claim that as many as 100 detainees are involved in the protest and that detainees climbed onto the roof…
As posted NNRF Mailout 22/07/12
- A Response to Notog4sNottm’s ‘Unholy Alliance’ Claim From Patsy Brand, Chair of Trustees, Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum In common with all concerned with the welfare of asylum seekers, everyone at NNRF was appalled to learn earlier this year that despite their terrible record of maltreating detainees and deportees, G4S were the Governm…
In common with all concerned with the welfare of asylum seekers, everyone at NNRF was appalled to learn earlier this year that despite their terrible record of maltreating detainees and deportees, G4S were the Governm…
G4S, the world’s largest security company, have won a £135m public contract to provide accommodation for asylum seekers in the Midlands and East of England and the North East, Yorkshire and Humber regions. The contract will effectively mean the privatisation of housing for asylum seekers, who have previously been housed by housing associations. Campaigners from No to G4S are seeking to challe…
“I don’t want a prison guard as my landlord” – Zimbabwean asylum seeker in Sheffield
G4S (Group 4 Security) is the world’s largest private security army and the biggest private UK company with contracts worth £600m for security, managing detention centres, prisons and 675 court and police station cells. It is providing 10,000 guards for the Olympics costing us another £100 mi…
Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street Nottingham
Great Gonerby Social Club
8 High Street
Meet at the Left Lion
Tory-run Westminster council considers moving claimants to Derby
Proposal emerges as Tory minister condemns Labour Newham council for plans to move housing benefit claimants to Stoke
The proposal, being considered by Westminster counci…
As of 9:00 pm Sunday 21 April Occupy Nottingham will end their occupation of Nottingham's Market Place after 190 days.
May Day is an international day of celebration and commemoration of working class struggle. This year, a Nottingham May Day march and rally is being organised by Notts Trades Council. The organisation has invited Sir Alan Meale, MP for Mansfield since 1987, to speak at the rally.
The Old Market Square
Occupy is essentially a think tank for the generation of ideas through public discourse and debate, to enable social, economical and environmental change, it is also an umbrella type group for all causes, groups and people, linking and bringing them together in common cause. All opinions and policies of Occupy are made by group consensus. The first true Peoples Democracy of Nottingham has begun at…
Following the hearing on 5th April Occupy Nottingham are very pleased with the result achieved so far with a three week adjournment before a three day trial begins on 30th April.
This means they will be celebrating their six month anniversary on the Market Square on 15th April.
Judge Inglis ruled that all of the Councils allegations attempting to link incidents external to the camp being a…
Quakers in Nottingham have made a public declaration of support for the protestors.
Court hearing now adjourned until 5th April
Occupy Nottingham, The Market Square