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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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27th April 2019

An Economic System for the Future

Fri 27 Apr 2018, 6.30, Union Street, 18-20 Union St. S1 2JP

Advances in AI and robotics will destroy many paid jobs in the coming decades with potentially catastrophic effects on society. Various ideas for reforming the economic system could help us survive this forthcoming revolution, these include a Universal Basic Income and IOUnet - an exchange system where citizens create their own credit. The speaker for the evening will be Simon Thorpe, who is Research Director at CNRS in Toulouse.

Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Positive Money. Tickets free from the link below.

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Any Questions: On Radical & Practical Approaches to Society

Fri 27 Apr 2018, 7.30pm, Freeman College, Sterling Works, 88 Arundel St. S1 2NG

A panel of seven experienced social activists, entrepreneurs and a Green politician answer questions about how we can re-envision society and find practical solutions to rebalancing society for human dignity, the planet and the common good.

Part of Festival of Debate 2018. Tickets on a "Pay As You Feel" basis from the link below.

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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

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