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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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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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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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Periscope Recommends #2: BLM Edition

The Combahee River Collective Statement, 1977 The Combahee River Collective were a group of black, lesbian, feminist activists from multiple organisations in Boston during the 70s. In this statement they highlight the social space occupied by black women – pointing out that the intersections of sex (which we would now recognise as gender), sexuality, race […]