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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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17th November 2019

National Demonstration against Racism and Fascism

Sat 17 Nov 2018, London (coaches from Sheffield)

Amid the biggest rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism since the 1930s, a range of national figures are supporting this national protest. The demonstration is initiated by Stand Up To Racism, supported by The People´s Assembly, Unite Against Fascism and Love Music, Hate Racism, backed by the TUC and supported by Diane Abbott MP and John McDonnell MP amongst others.

Coaches from Sheffield are being organised by Sheffield Stand Up To Racism, see their Facebook event page for details.

Stand Up To Racism

Nottingham Radical Bookfair

Sat 17 Nov 2018, 10.30am-5pm, Nottingham Mechanics Institute

Sheffield has no radical bookfair, but in Nottingham, Five Leaves Bookshop runs one. It includes stalls by national and local publishers, second-hand booksellers and a full supporting programme throughout the day (details on the website). Subjects include (alphabetically) Architecture, Biography, Black British, Book Festival, Bread and Roses, Cultural Studies, Labour History, LGBT, Music, Poetry, Politics, Race, Trade Unions, Travel Writing.

Free, with free events. No need to book. Cafe and bar on site. Full wheelchair access to rooms and facilities. Leaflets/papers on a free table of flyers and giveaways for campaigns and other groups to use.

Nottingham Radical Bookfair

Preloved Vintage Kilo

Sat 17 Nov 2018, 10am-5pm, Cutlers Hall, Church St. S1 1HG

Rotherham-based Preloved Vintage Wholesale offer tonnes of vintage and retro clothes, for sale at £15 per kilo. Free entry tickets in advance (limited number) or pay £1.50 on the door.

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Repair Cafe

Sat 17 Nov 2018, 10am–4pm, Heeley City Farm Cafe, Richards Rd. S2 3DT

The volunteer fixers at Repair Cafe fix broken items for free or donation. Anyone can take broken things for repair, maybe along with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. And they’re always looking for more help, volunteers skills welcome.

Repair Cafe

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