Nottingham Occupy Links [the first 100 days] 

Original statement on 15th October 2011:

Nottingham’s Market Square was occupied by a gathering of people aiming to show that we will no longer tolerate the corporate greed and Government corruption that threatens our way of life and everything we work for”. They camped overnight and are intending to stay as long as they can. The occupation is part of a worldwide movement of occupations that began on 15th Oct. The occupation showed solidarity with youths from the Jarrow March 2011 who rallied in Nottingham yesterday as part of their journey to London to demand decent employment.

Marchers and supporters assembled on the Forest Rec at 12.30 and marched to the Market Square where a rally was held. It is the 75th anniversary of the original Jarrow Crusade, which an attempt to raise awareness of the intense poverty and unemployment in the North East. The marchers are demanding a number of major policy changes by the government to improve the lives of young people and give them a better future.

They are making the following demands:

A massive government scheme to create jobs which are socially useful and apprenticeships which offer guaranteed jobs at the end – both paying at least the minimum wage, with no youth exemptions.

The immediate reinstatement of EMA payments, expanding them to be available to all 16-19 year olds.

The immediate re-opening of all youth services that have been closed, including reinstating sacked staff.

The scrapping of ‘workfare’ schemes – benefits should be based on need not forced slave labour.

A massive building programme of environmentally sound, cheap social housing.

On arrival in the Market Square, it was occupied by a gathering of people aiming to “to show that we will no longer tolerate the corporate greed and Government corruption that threatens our way of life and everything we work for”.

On arrival, there was an event were many speakers expressing their concerns. Notts Uncut also did a tour of the usual tax-dodging suspects.

They camped overnight and are intending to stay as long as they can. The occupation is part of a worldwide movement of occupations that began on 15th Oct. The occupation showed solidarity with youths from the Jarrow March 2011 who rallied in Nottingham on Saturday as part of their journey to London to demand decent employment.
Occupy Nottingham Statement:

Part of a global movement in solidarity with other occupations across the globe.

We aim to occupy the Market Square Area of Nottingham from Saturday 15th October 2011 as part of an ongoing non-violent/peaceful demonstration.

Broadly speaking, we aim to show that we will no longer tolerate the corporate greed and Government corruption that threatens our way of life and everything we work for.

Currently our government strips away our civil liberties and public services, all in the name of greater profit for banks & corporations who exert far too much influence and control over our supposed leaders.

We want to encourage and inspire people to work together towards a fairer society for all, rather than the current system where the rich few get richer and the rest of us get left behind.

Ways you can help

Join us in our occupation

Tell friends and family about the movement

Donate food, water, clothing, blankets, tents, anything that will make our stay more comfortable – winter is coming! [See wishlist below]

Film us, take photos, question us – share the info with the world (the media certainly won’t)

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OccupyNotts & OCCUPY Nottingham for Global Change

Nottingham Indymedia Photo-Articles

Nottingham is occupied [Feature]

Nottingham Occupy 1 The March

Nottingham Occupy 2 The Rally

Nottingham Occupy 3 Uncut Tour

Nottingham Occupy 4 Market Square

Nottingham Occupy @ Market Square Day 2 Sunday

Nottingham Occupation Continues [2nd Feature]

Nottingham Occupation continues: Wednesday Day 5

Nottingham Market Square continues occupied, Day 7

Nottingham Occupation continues: Saturday Day 8

Nottingham Occupy: Moved but still in occupation [3rd Feature]

Nottingham Occupation continues: Thursday Day 13

Nottingham Characters I’ve met during Cuts & Occupy Campaigns

Nottingham Occupation: Saturday Day 15 

Nottingham Occupation: Tuesday Day 18

Nottingham Occupy: Still there [4th Feature]

Nottingham Occupy: 4th week & onwards ….

Nottingham Cheese for nought! at the Occupation

Nottingham Occupy Notts Camp: selection from 5th week

UK SchNEWS: “You can’t evict an idea” [UK Feature]

Nottingham Defiant in Silence ‘Stand In’ at Speakers Corner

Nottingham Student Photographer’s material taken by police

Nottingham Occupy : No plans for eviction. Yet. [5th Feature]

Nottingham Occupation camp gets fenced in

Nottingham Occupy Camp now surrounded by Winter Wonderland

Nottingham Student photographer interviews on tape still held

Nottingham N30 Occupation – Events in Nottingham

Nottingham N30 Prof. Samir Amin @ Occupy – Events in Nottingham

Nottingham Student photographer hassled by Notts Police [Feature]

Nottingham Media Student gets his seized tape back

Nottingham Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond

Nottingham Occupy Notts Camp Sticks it out, starting week 9

Nottingham Occupy: Two months in [6th Feature]

Nottingham Occupy: Still going strong over Xmas

Nottingham Occupy: Xmas and New Year in Market Sq [7th Feature]

Nottingham Indymedia: Review of 2011

Nottingham Occupation Camp now at day 86

Occupy Nottingham: 100 days and counting [8th Feature]

Coverage to 100 days [since 15 October 2011]

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