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Extinction Rebellion letter to Graham Kellas

October 2019

Lana, a Sheffield Extinction Rebellion rebel arrested whilst protesting at the Government Oil & Gas Fiscal Summit, has written a letter to the organiser - who attended the same school, 30 years before her.Read the letter at Extinction Rebellion Sheffieldâ€...

ACORN statement in support of the Kurdish people

October 2019

The campaigning union ACORN has has issued a statement of support of the Kurdish people and the Rojava Revolution in Syria, currently under attack by the Turkish army after Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal announcement. Turkey is the second largest force...

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Events Listings

Car-free Division Street trial

Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct 2019, 10am to 4pm on each day

Sheffield City Council have agreed to a trial road closure of Division Street on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October. As part of the agreement to close the road Cycle Sheffield will do some of the work required for the organisation of the day, and marshalling the closure points. (If you can help please contact them.) More info about the event on their website, along with nice artist impressions of what Division Street (or any street) could become like.

Cycle Sheffield

Hallam Vegan Fair

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 12-5pm, Hallam Union (HUBS), Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

Vegan fair, with loads of local and vegan traders. All Welcome

Facebook event page

Sheffield City Council and the "Hostile Environment"

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 5pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St. S1 2HH

Sheffield City Council (SCC) have been working with Immigration Enforcement to report people they describe as "illegal immigrants". The Private Housing Standards team of SCC has received large grants from the UK Government Controlling Migration Fund, (covered by Alt-Sheff in Now Then magazine this month). Freedom of Information requests and information on the SCC website reveal that it has been doing this for 3 years in our "City of Sanctuary".

South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) and many others have challenged the SCC actions with protests and questions to demand that SCC defies the "hostile environment" as other councils have done, as it puts lives at risk. A SCC Scrutiny Committee will discuss this issue on Thursday 24th October at 5pm. All are welcome to attend and speak. Join SYMAAG to demand that Sheffield is a city of sanctuary, not a hostile environment for undocumented migrants.

SYMAAG

Annual Fundraising Dinner for Palestine (Chesterfield)

Sat 26 Oct 2019, 7.30pm, Whittington Moor Methodist Hall, 586 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield S41 8LX

Chesterfield ProPeace will be hosting a fantastic dinner to raise funds for the Children’s Projects in Gaza that they have been supporting for a number of years. Delicious Middle Eastern food (vegetarian, vegan and halal) will be served, along with an auction, speaker and music.

Tickets: ÂŁ15/ÂŁ10. Children 5 to 15: ÂŁ5 (under 5s free). Reserve your place by emailing jeannie.rob@gmail.com
or phone/text 07919 486101 or 07768 927669.

Shut Down Morton Hall Protest

Sat 26 Oct 2019, transport from Sheffield

A protest against the cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees at Morton Hall detention centre, in Lincolnshire. It is a prison contracted to the Home Office as an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and can detain 392 people. There have been several deaths in recent years inside its walls, with nearly half the detainees feeling suicidal or depressed according to a 2017 Prison Inspectors report.

People detained at Morton Hall welcome protests and are encouraged by them. Join South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG), Sheffield Student Action for Refugees (STAR), These Walls Must Fall, and many others at the demonstration. The actual protest is 12-3pm, with banners and chanting while surrounding Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre (Morton Hall Village, Swinderby, Lincoln LN6 9PT). Transport from Sheffield leaves at 10am, returning around 5pm to Sheffield. Free tickets for people seeking asylum. For transport from Sheffield or any other enquiry contact: dignitynotdetention@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 07768 429659 or 07810 214556.

More details about the protest and transport, on the News page.

Fairtrade Conference (Nottingham)

Sat 26 Oct 2019, 10.30am-3.30pm, Albert Hall Conference Centre, North Circus St. Nottingham NG1 5AA

Fairtrade (East Midlands) holds its conference this year in Nottingham. Chance to chat with local campaigners, the Fairtrade Foundation team and other experts. Talks addressing the big issues for Fairtrade in 2019 like the Climate Crisis (the biggest threat to many Fairtrade farmers across the world)

Attending is completely free, including a free lunch on the day, if you sign up in advance (link below).

Fairtrade Conference

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