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Prof David Nutt Lecture at University of Derby


Wednesday 11 January 2012

At 6.30pm on Wednesday evening, I was pleased to attend a lecture by one of my heros, Professor. David Nutt in the series "Scientists In The Firing Line".  

Legal info for Notts Uncut demo

Some legal information which may be useful for Saturday's Notts Uncut action.

BBC: Notts Police custody suites rated 'poor'

"Police custody suites in Nottinghamshire have been rated as poor after a snap inspection found them to be dirty with minimal quality checks.

"The joint report from Her Majesty's Inspectorates of Constabulary and Prisons was based on visits to Worksop, Mansfield and Nottingham's Bridewell." (BBC News)

Guardian: Muslim group's anti-gay leaflet was hate crime


Five men on trial over leaflet calling for gay people to face death penalty, in first prosecution of its kind under new law.


to be given the death sentence, a court has heard.

The pamphlet was entitled The Death Penalty? and showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose. It said sodomy was a sin that led to hell, that it used to be punished by hanging, and that people practisin…

Nottingham Occupation Camp now at day 86



Sunday 8 January 2012

Now at day 86. Gosh!!

New structure has kept many warm since being erected before christmas.


Kurdish people protest killing civilians in Turkey


Saturday 7 January 2012

Supporters of the Kurdish people gathered together in the Market Square.  Leafleting and listening to speeches.  

Resisting political policing in Notts

January 14, 2012 14:00

Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St, Nottingham, NG7 6HX

European Day of Action against Capitalism: March31


Left Wing Organisations and Libertarian Base Unions Call for an International Day of Action against Capitalism on March 31st, 2012




Demonstration in support of Ruhul Anam


Supporters gathered outside Nottingham Magistrates this morning to call for justice for Ruhul Anam. Ruhul was in court for Upper Tribunal immigration hearing. He has been in immigration detention for the last 3 years and 9 months and is currently detained at Morton Hall IRC in Lincolnshire. The Court of Appeal has already determined that the first 18 months of his detention was unlawful and Ruhul …

Occupy Nottingham: still going strong over Xmas


Monday 26th December 2011

The occupation at Market Square, Nottingham continues .......

Women sue Met over undercover cops


Eight former lovers of undercover cops have started legal action against police chiefs for the psychological suffering they’ve endured. The women include three former lovers of Mark Kennedy, two former lovers of Jim Boyling, and women who had relationships with “Mark Cassidy”, Bob Lambert and “John Barker” – a name that doesn’t seem to have been associated with undercover policing of activism…

Flickr: Stopped for photographing in a public place

"Monday (12/12/11) I was in Mansfield documenting the town I grew up in as part of a personally photography project and came across some trouble from two local PCSO's." (Flickr)

Criminalisation of protest in Nottingham


On Saturday December 17th, Notts Uncut participated in the UK Uncut “Christmas Special,” visiting the usual tax dodging companies. Notts Police took an unusually confrontational attitude asking for people’s details, imposing conditions on the protest. Once person was arrested after she asked for clarification of the instructions, while another was arrested after remonstrating with the police …

Arrests at Uncut demo: Topshop & Bridewell Pol Stn



Saturday 17 December 2011


After meeting outside Boots in Parliament Street, Uncut protesters proceeded to a number of their usual locations.


Criminalisation of protest in Notts

On Saturday 17th December, two protesters were arrested during a demonstration held by Notts Uncut. A supporter was arrested at Bridewell Police Station later that evening.

Notts Uncut Arrests


Statement of Defiance

2 Arrested at Uncut demo: Topshop, Nottingham


Saturday 17 December 2011


After meeting outside Boots in Parliament Street, Uncut protesters proceeded to a number of their usual locations.

Women take legal action against undercover cops

According to a new article in the Guardian, 8 former lovers of undercover cops have started legal action against police chiefs for the psychological suffering they've endured. The women include three former lovers of Mark "only twice" Kennedy, two former lovers of Jim Boyling, and women who had relationships with Mark Cassidy, Bob Lambert and John Barker - a name that doesn't seem to have been ass…

Community Protection Officer gives Santa a ticket


Tuesday 13 December 2011

Walking up Long Row in Nottingham, trying to get past the Winter Wonderland and the public involved in full-on Christmas shopping ..........

Occupy Notts Camp sticks it out, starting week 9


12 December 2011

Occupy camp now just finished its 8th week since setting up in the Market Square, Nottingham. 


Atos Register of Shame: Message about the Atos Two

An update on the case and plans for the campaign.

Upcoming events:

First report into undercover policing: "whitewash"


The first of twelve official reports resulting from the public outing of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy and the subsequent collapse of the trials of 26 climate change activists has been published. The report claims that there was no “dishonest withholding of information” and no “systemic” failings, a conclusion the CPS have been happy to repeat. Critics of the report have dismissed it …

Nottingham student seeks apology from the police


Nottingham student seeks apology and compensation from the police

Anarchist Black Cross- Letter Writing Night

December 13, 2011 19:00


245 Sumac Centre, Forest Fields, Nottingham.

Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond


Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond 

Tuesday 6th December 2011

Occupy camp now in it's 7th week since setting up in the Market Square, Nottingham. 

Rose Report on the Ratcliffe Trial


Guardian: Report into Mark Kennedy's secret tapes published


CPS publishes report tomorrow into claims prosecutors withheld undercover police officers' surveillance tapes from defence lawyers.

A key report into the Mark Kennedy controversy is due to be published tomorrow morning. Back in the summer, Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, set up a judge-led inquiry into claims that prosecutors suppressed secret surveillance tapes record…

Protest against Atos & Police repression

February 03, 2012 12:30


Meet at the junction of Carlton Street and Heathcote Street, Hockley (outside Ice Nine).

Indymedia: History of Squatting

A bunch of people concerned at the possible criminalisation of squatting, are looking into how we can open more 'community spaces'.  Meeting in Nottingham, we have a mind to keep a list of suitable empty properties that need to be put to better use, than being empty!

Recently BBC Radio4 produced a program called:  "From Frestonia to Belgravia, The History of Squatting"


Media Student gets his seized tape back



Friday 2 December 2011

Good news! It has been returned to him.

On 21st November, a police officer had seized a video tape from media student Lewis Stainer while he was covering events around the occupation camp in Market Square.  The police claimed they could seize it under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 [section 19] since it contained 'evidence' of crime.