April 14, 2012 12:00
The Old Market Square
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…
Thursday 5 April 2012
On Thursday 5 April, after a couple of earlier dates with the law, campers from Occupy Nottingham appeared at Nottingham County Court, [sitting in the Magistrates Court] Carrington Street.
Campers and supporters protested and displayed banners outside of the court, before and after the hearing. There was some media interest.
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…
Recordings made by police spy Mark Kennedy were crucial to case but hidden from environmental protesters' defence.
No prosecutors or police officers are to be disciplined over a miscarriage of justice in which environmental activists were wrongly convicted of plotting to break into a power station.
Quakers in Nottingham have made a public declaration of support for the protestors.
Thursday 29 March 2012
At around miday and later at 4pm, teachers and supporters gathered in the Market Square to protest at Nottingham City Council plan for a 5 term Year.
The NUT says, the first of what may be a series of strikes attracted strong support from members. Almost all the schools involved in the strike were completely or partially closed.
Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) have been instructed by Occupy Nottingham as the group fight eviction by Nottingham City Council.
The group have been resident in Market Square, at the very heart of Nottingham, from 15 October 2011. Following months of peaceful occupation the Council issued a possession claim at Nottingham County Court on 7 March 2012.
The case was to be heard on Friday 1…
The Police' sforceful confiscation of photographic eveidence from journalist Lewis Stainer raises some important issues that should not be overlooked.
A dispute between police and the National Union of Journalists over officers confiscating a video filmed by a student journalist could be taken to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Lewis Stainer was filming in November when he caught footage of an arrest on camera during the Occupy Nottingham protest.
He claimed the police used excessive force and should not have taken his video …
Court hearing now adjourned until 5th April
Two of the Notts Uncut Prosecutions Discontinued
Occupy Nottingham, The Market Square
The Photographers Hub
Unit P, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB
Thursday 8th March 2012
About 10 days ago, the Nottingham City Council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp. That unless they stifted by the Monday 5th March, the council said they would start proceedings. The camp said it wouldn't be moving.
At 3pm on Thursday afternoon [8th March] Nottingham City Council officials served the court hearing papers on the Occupy camp.
These questions relating to important issues in our city, have been waiting to be presented in person to the council when, they actually meet with representatives from Occupy Nottingham for open dialogue to discuss the reason we are here... we are still waiting!
EDL Nottingham thug, Eddie Stobart lorry driver Brendan Moran, is one of the rabble rousers of the Notts branch of the fascist group. He regularly pubishes extreme posts of racism online, thinking he can get away with it. Now he has taken to posting death threats against leftwing politicians, a typical action against democracy from a far right group which pretends it supports free speech.
In a Berlin social center last week there was a showing of the film about/with/by Mark Kennedy, called "Confessions of an Undercover Cop", in Berlin. The hall was overfilled with activists who came not only to see the shitty film, but also to have a chance to talk about their experiences being spied upon, and to talk about how to deal with such state repression in the future.
Beeston Library Car Park
Beeston NG9 1AE
We have set up an internet petition about the council's eviction of the Occupy Camp from the Market Square.
This initial statement was collectively agreed by over 500 people on the steps of St Paul's on 16th October 2011. Point 8 was added by the Occupy London General Assembly on 19th November 2011. After ammending point 6, Occupy Nottingham collectively agreed to fully adopt the entire 'common statement', at the General Assembly on 25th January 2012.