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Boston protest is a far right event

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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.

East Mids Anti-fascists: October report

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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.

BBC Nottingham: Notts Police acts on stop and search concerns

 

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.

Contains a video report >

 

Protest at the Government +1st Anniversary

October 20, 2012 12:00

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Nottingham Old Market Square

Walthamstow Oct 27th UAF Coach

October 27, 2012 08:00

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Coach leaves Nottingham Royal Centre 8am on Saturday 27th October. Ticket cost: £7 unwaged/£14 waged. To Book a coach place, contact 07816 041 548 or email: nottingham@uaf.org.uk.

Fighting back against insecurity

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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…

G4S vehicle's sabotaged

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. 

Quaker Quest: Quakers and faithful diversity

November 07, 2012 18:30

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Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JD.

Nottingham No to G4S meeting

September 12, 2012 19:00

the Sumac Centre

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Desperation at Morton Hall

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.

G4S chaos in Yorkshire- implications for Nottm.

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…

NotoG4SNottm Public Meeting

August 08, 2012 19:00

Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7 6HX

In memory of Osman Rasul Mohammed

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…

Hunger strike at Morton Hall immigration centre

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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…

Solidarity with protest inside Morton Hall

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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'.

Morton Hall detainees protest during Ramadan

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…

Response to NotoG4SNottm's An Unholy Alliance

 

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…

Campaign says no to G4S in Nottingham

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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…

Citizens for Sanctuary- unholy alliance with G4S

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“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…

UK People's Health Assembly

July 10, 2012 09:00

Nottingham Conference Centre

Burton Street Nottingham

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Robb Johnson Plays Grantham

June 24, 2012 13:00

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8 High Street

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Occupy Nottingham General Assembly

April 27, 2012 18:00

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Guardian: Toryrun council considers moving claimants to Nott

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

A Conservative London council is considering moving at least 150 homeless housing benefit claimants 130 miles away to Derby and Nottingham, it has emerged.

The proposal, being considered by Westminster counci…

Occupy Notingham Withdrawal Announcement 21.04.12

As of 9:00 pm Sunday 21 April Occupy Nottingham will end their occupation of Nottingham's Market Place after 190 days.

Alan Meale should not speak on May Day

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.

Occupy Anniversary Saturday 14th April

April 14, 2012 12:00

The Old Market Square

Occupy Nottingham Call Out

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…

Occupy Nottingham Press Release 06/04/12

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…

Open Day

April 21, 2012 14:00

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Danes Terrace

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Nott'm Quakers Announce support for Occupy Notts

Quakers in Nottingham have made a public declaration of support for the protestors.