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Extinction Rebellion halts Sheffield Council meeting

February 2020

On Wednesday 5th February, one year after Sheffield City Council declared a climate emergency, Extinction Rebellion Sheffield members disrupted the council meeting to demand action is taken about the climate crisis. Thirty members of the environmental camp...

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€...

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Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Wed 19 Feb 2020, 6.30pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

This session is an essential training on how to take part in non-violent direct action. It guides you through your rights whilst protesting, when you should speak to the police and what you should tell them and how to remain calm and confident during an action.

Whether you are intending to break the law or not, this is a great opportunity for Extinction Rebellion training, whether you are new or experienced. Training hosted by Extinction Rebellion Sheffield and Union St on two dates in Feb (19th at 6.30pm, and 29th at 1pm). (And monthly with sessions every third Wednesday and every last Saturday of each month).

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Book Launch: Transgender Resistance with author Laura Miles

Thu 20 Feb 2020, 7pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Row S1 2JB

Author Laura Miles will launch her new book Transgender Resistance - Socialism and the Fight for Trans Liberation.

Laura is a former lecturer in social science, a UCU trade union activist and a member of the SWP since the 1970s. She was the first openly trans person to serve on the national executive of a British trade union.

Transgender people continue to face systematic oppression, discrimination and hate crimes. This new book brings together key strands in the resistance to these attacks—on the streets, in communities, in workplaces and in unions. Laura Miles addresses the roots of transphobia and the history of gender transgressive behaviour. She highlights trans-people’s fight to assert their right to live authentic lives—and why that deserves our unconditional solidarity.

Laura argues that Marxism offers the tools to develop a materialist explanation of the roots of transphobia. She is clear that trans rights need to be fought for within our current system. But she argues we need to end our present exploitative society through a revolutionary movement from below. The fight for a socialist transformation of society can create the basis for genuine trans liberation and the liberation of all oppressed people.

Trash Lab!

Sat 22 Feb 2020, 11am-5pm, Access Space, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

Come and get creative with e-waste, broken computers and consumer products. Create strange new things or bring something that no longer works and they will help you fix it.

An event to help keep consumer products out of the waste stream, by giving extra life to your broken possessions. Access Space encourages a peer-based learning environment to tackling this problem with creative and tangential approaches. If you are concerned with material and electronic waste in contemporary society, Access Space can help with hacking electronics and repair practices, using appropriate technology for reusing and re/up-cycling materials.

Free event all day, all welcome (adults and children over 10), you can reserve a place in advance. For more info please email jake@access-space.org

Access Space

Film screening: "The Biggest Little Farm"

Mon 24 Feb 2020, 7pm, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

"The Biggest Little Farm" follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. A lovingly made documentary about environmentally friendly lifestyles.

Tickets ÂŁ5, film length: 1hour, 31mins. Doors open 7pm, film start time: 7.30pm.

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Extinction Rebellion Sheffield open meeting

Mon 24 Feb 2020, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

On Monday evenings the Union St Cafe is open til 6.30pm for anyone to relax after work and meet up before the XR meeting. From 6pm hot vegan food is served for anyone coming to the XR meeting, Pay As You Feel.

From 6.45pm there is an induction meeting if anyone’s attending for their first time on the ground floor. And also at 6.45pm the One Space (1st floor; lift available) is open for the main meeting, to start at 7pm.

More info on the national movement at: rebellion.earth

Sheffield group website: xrsheffield.org

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