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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

16th October 2020

New Takes on Fallen Women in Global Cinema

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Kate Taylor Jones of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. She explores global cinematic representations of the image of the prostitute, and the debate on repressive and empowering depictions.

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

TalkingGigs: Dobet Gnahore

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, The HUBS, 6 Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

Gig in aid of ASSIST helping refused asylum seekers. Songlines cover star Dobet Gnahore from Côte d’Ivoire who performs exciting traditional African music mixed with electronic samples. Discussion includes Andy Morgan (author, journalist, photographer and ex-manager of Algerian Tuareg group, Tinariwen).

In the first half of the gig, Andy will explore with Dobet something about Côte d’Ivoire, her background and her music, illustrated by some key songs. The second half will feature a full set of her astonishing music with her full band.

TalkingGigs ticket booking

Talk: Palestine, Israel and the arms trade

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Huda Ammori of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign speaks in Sheffield on the Israeli role in the arms trade, and what the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign can do.

Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Banner making session for Morton Hall protest

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 5-6pm, Activities and Sports Zone, Sheffield Students Union

Shut Down Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre is a protest against this prison/detention centre contracted to the Home Office, where four people have died this year. For full details, see Saturday 20th October, below.

Many people are travelling from Sheffield. If you want to prepare and attend, this banner making session is free. Details on Facebook.

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