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Extinction Rebellion swarming

March 2019

On Tuesday 19th March Extinction Rebellion blocked the rush-hour traffic at the crossing outside the train station on Sheaf Street, Sheffield, in the top 10 most polluted places in Britain. Swarming onto the road for seven minutes at a time, they talked to...

Dan Jarvis: Save our bus services!

Spring 2019

Since privatisation by the Conservatives in 1986, bus use here has halved, despite the pollution and climate problems. In London it has doubled. Government transport funding per person is £4,155 in London, but only £844 in South Yorkshire (source: IPPR N...

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26th April 2019

Reading group: "Social Reproduction Theory"

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 7.30pm, The Bath Hotel, 66 Victoria St. S3 7QL

Informal discussion of "Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression" edited by Tithi Bhattacharya [2017], a book of self-contained essays. This session will cover chapter 6.

The group always welcomes new members interested in reading and discussing political books, from a variety of left-wing and anti-capitalist viewpoints. This meeting is in the ground floor side-room in the Bath Hotel.

Charles Dowding: No-Dig Organic Gardening

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6-8pm, The Diamond Lecture Theatres, 32 Leavygreave Rd. S3 7RD

Charles Dowding has led the field of organic no-dig growing for 35 years, challenging common gardening myths and misconceptions. He has proven that you can achieve plentiful yields year-round, with less weeds, while improving soil health. He has produced numerous articles, books and a YouTube channel and appeared on the BBC.

This talk will be followed by a Q&A with Charles and signed books will be for sale. Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Regather & Urban Institute. Tickets free from the link below.

Regather

Should We Give Money to People Who Beg?

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6-8pm, The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane S1 4FW

We can all agree that in an ideal world begging should not exist, but we can’t agree on whether we should give money to people who ask for it on our streets. Come and have your say and hear opinions for and against giving money to beggars. Hear from people who have begged and people who work with beggars.

Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Roundabout. Tickets free from the link below, BUT please note: all free tickets for this event have now been allocated. Please email hello@festivalofdebate.com if you would like to be added to the ticket waiting list.

Tickets for Good

Protest at Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre

Sat 28 Apr 2018, Lincolnshire

4 people have died at Morton Hall detention centre in the last year. 25% of people detained there are "at high risk" of self-harm. Read the report in the Daily Mirror "No one listened now 4 are dead". SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group) have recently submitted detailed evidence to the Home Affairs Committee investigation into immigration detention regarding Morton Hall (Swinderby, Lincolnshire, the nearest to us in South Yorkshire). People detained at Morton Hall welcome protests and displays of solidarity with them. As SYMAAG left a protest in 2017 one man shouted "Thanks for coming, get it out there, tell people whats happening in here". You can read reports of previous protests via the SYMAAG website.

Join protesters from all over the UK to demand "Shut Down Morton Hall". There is a limited number of places in cars from Sheffield and Barnsley. If you have not already reserved a place, please contact Manuchehr at SYMAAG by Wednesday 25th. See Facebook event page for more details

SYMAAG

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