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Community Politics

Right-Wingers Love Child Abuse

It is wrong to suggest that right-leaning people are more likely to commit child abuse. The causes of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children are incredibly complex and every community is blighted by it to a similar degree. Undeniably, right-wingers love talking about how they want to do terrible things to its perpetrators. However, […]

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Community Coronavirus

Without Community, There Is No Labour

In this guest article for Periscope Nottingham, Broxtowe Labour Party Youth Officer Sophia Buxton writes about her experiences as part of the group of local activists that have been putting the ideas of community organising into practice during the COVID crisis.  Solidarity is about having a positive presence in the community, and this is the […]

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Community

TEACHING TO SUFFER AS COVID-19 CAUSES CUTS AT UON

The UK’s higher education system is one of our most illustrious exports; consistently dominating global league tables for research and, most importantly, teaching. The University of Nottingham with its Russell Group status and campuses across two continents is no exception; at least for now. Due to financial strain caused by the Coronavirus epidemic UoN has […]

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Community

Racism at Nottingham Trent University

Content Warning: Racial Abuse. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has not got the best record when it comes to racism amongst students. The most well-known case being in March 2018 in which white students were heard shouting ‘we hate the blacks!’ and ‘f**k the blacks!’ in a university accommodation during pre-drinks before a night out. This […]

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Community

Nottingham Black Lives Matter Protestors ‘Take a Knee’ to Highlight Police Brutality

Over a hundred Black Lives Matter protestors “took a knee” in Nottingham last Wednesday in a demonstration against police brutality. The rally, which took place in Market Square on June 17, saw a large group of activists go down on one knee in a show of solidarity with protests in the United States. Protests have […]

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Community

Upcoming Event: The Future of Community Organising

The forecasts predict we are heading into one of the most turbulent decades in recent history. The integrity of the political establishment has been disrupted by the worst pandemic in 100 years. Something unseen before in our lifetimes. On top of this, leading economists have predicted the most severe financial crisis in 300 years. The […]

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Community

ACORN Action Against Nottingham City Homes

ACORN Nottingham, a local community union, has taken action to defend one of its members who has been unfairly demanded to pay a sum of £10,000 to Nottingham City Homes. On Monday 8th June a letter was sent to Nick Murphy, the CEO of Nottingham City Homes, demanding an immediate waiver of this charge, originally […]

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IWGB: Defending the Workers, Defending the Lockdown

On June 4, The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) applied to intervene in a High Court legal challenge of the government. What could possibly inspire one of the most radical unions in the UK to defend the Tory government? The legal challenge in question is brought against the government’s lockdown by multi-millionaire, twitter […]

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Undoing Borders: An Interview With Cara Marsh

Cara Marsh is a graduating philosophy student at the University of Nottingham and co-founder of the people and planet campaigning organisation at the university. The campaign launches today and to mark it we have taken the opportunity to find out what they’re up to, why it matters and what can be done to help. How […]

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Community

HOUSING IS HEALTH: ACORN Demand the Government Step Up for Tenant’s Welfare.

Nottingham Acorn were one of many local groups across the UK to participate in a national day of action against homelessness and rent debt today. Clubs from Manchester to Bristol along with members around the country have posted their support for the #housingishealth campaign. The campaign was launched in response to the government’s intention to […]