East Midlands

East Midlands

Steal Something Day, a shameless 24-hour stealing spree!


The 24 hour moratorium on spending, 'Buy Nothing Day' is this Saturday 26th November in the UK. 6 years ago some Canadian anarchists came up with a critique of 'Buy Nothing Day' and called for a new initiative, 'Steal Something Day'.

Derby bus station protesters sit tight (& cold)

Derby Bus Station

24.11.05

Protestors who have spent a month on the roof of Derby's bus station have said the cold weather is not putting them off.

The environmental campaigners set up camp there last month, just before the site was boarded up.

Protesters pressure Environment Agency to take action on incinerator, Nottingham

NAIL Environment Agency demo

22.11.2005
Incinerators make me sick!

At 8am this morning 30 campaigners from NAIL protested outside the Environment Agencies offices on Scarrington Road, off Ladybay Bridge. We greeted the employees of the EA as they arrived for work, we handed them flyers, waved banners and placards and delivered them a letter.

Rossport Solidarity Camp speaking tour dates

Here is a list of the dates and venues for the Rossport solidarity speaking tour

Manchester:
Thursday November 3rd 7.30pm the Basement, 24 Lever
Street, hosted by the Anarchist Federation.

Lancaster:

NAIL campaign 'banner drop' at Sneinton Boulevard

nail campaign plan

12.11.2005
NAIL campaign 'banner drop' at Sneinton Boulevard, Nottingham
Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] is campaigning organisation intent on drawing attention to the incineration of waste at the Eastcroft plant and the proposed expansion of capacity there.

Saving Iceland gathering held in Forestfields

iceland dam graffitti interpretation board

30.10.2005
This weekend, at a venue in Forestfields people from accross the country came together to discuss the issues and ways of oposing the expansion of heavy industry in Iceland.

Radical Social Centres in the UK - new list

29.10.2005
Social centres organise to create new worlds, new possibilities, real leisure and social alternatives to wage labour and centralised power. Although more established in countries like Italy and Spain, the concept of social centres as a political strategy is taking off all over the UK.

Protesters sit it out on Derby bus station roof

29.10.2005

A roof top protest by environmental protesters is causing quite a stir in Derby, they have camped out on top of the soon to be demolished bus station roof and have been there for a week now, as part of a last ditch attempt to stop it being knocked down to make way for a £90 million Riverlights scheme. Protesters need help

Anti-Trident Campaigners put Brakes on Rolls Royce, Derby

Rolls Royce Derby

24th October 2005

10 peace campaigners were arrested at Rolls Royce Raynesway in Derby this morning whilst attempting to shut down the factory with a non-violent blockade. 40 activists congregated in spite of heavy rain, two section 14 orders and an extraordinarily heavy police presence. They were attempting to uphold international law by closing the factory for the day. Rolls Royce Raynesway makes the nuclear engines for Britain’s illegal nuclear weapons system Trident, and is essential for its deployment.

Worldwide Day of Action against McDonalds - Sunday 16th October

Burned McD

Image above actually from French riots of a few weeks later!

McDonalds Day 2005 Birmingham

In Birmingham, 13 campaigners met up at midday, and staged demos outside all 4 of McDiseased city centre stores.

Peak Park HGV ban protest

Peak Park road protest 1

14.10.2005
The Save Swallow's Wood Campaign held a protest on Friday 14th October outside the national park authority headquarters in (Aldern House, Bakewell).

Roads and Airport gathering in Nottingham early October

Roadblock logo

The latest in a series of one-day gatherings to plan actions against road and runway expansion will take place in Nottingham on Saturday 8th October, meeting at the sumac centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX - We're looking at a 10am start.

Foxs stop houses being build on floodplain by Nottingham's richest man

07.10.05

Nottingham meadow

Monster houses being built on rare meadow floodplain by nottinghams richest man whilst 600,000 residential homes lay empty in nottinghamshire alone.

Nottingham Critical Mass Bike About in the city

01.10.2005

Nottingham critical mass

Critical Mass is a regular event. The meeting point is the Savoy cinema on Derby Road in Lenton on the last Friday of every month now at 5.30pm.

Packers Field fun day- Sunday 18th September, Bristol

13.9.05
The campaign to stop the private development of Packers Field by Bristol City Academy is still being fought. Details below of an awareness-raing event this coming Sunday.

Packers Field in Whitehall is the only large green open space available for use by people living in Easton, Whitehall and Greenbank. It has been used freely and without restriction by local people for many years, for a wide range of informal activities. Open spaces like Packers are vital to the health of individuals and the community as a whole.