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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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THE INTERNATIONAL EXTINCTION REBELLION

Mon 7 Oct, 10am – Sat 19 Oct 2019, locations globally

Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups across the world are gathering in unity in key cities to rebel, because time is running out. Climate and ecological breakdown has already begun. Leading scientists and public figures, including the UN Secretary-General, have estimated we have as little as 18 months to turn it around.

We ALL need to stand up for the Mother Earth and respect ALL life. Authority and corporations will not listen to petitions, strongly-worded pleas, or climate scientists. They have failed in their duty to protect Mother Earth. The system is broken. Young and old, we must stand together in peace.

See also Extinction Rebellion current updates on our News page.

In Sheffield, Introductory Sessions are now being run on both Saturdays (11am) and Mondays (6.45pm) during the rebellion at Union Street co-working space. Their main meetings continue on Mondays along with the introductions. They are also hoping to run a stall in Sheffield City centre and information drop-in sessions at Union Street on Saturdays, so if you could help with one of these, please email xrsheffield@gmail.com.


XR Sheffield
Facebook event page
XR information page for event
Fridays For Future
Climatevegan.org

"Disco is Back!" fundraiser

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 8.30pm-2am, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd. S2 4DU

A fundraiser disco with the cream of the Sheffield disco DJs. Organised by Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Labour Party, to help asylum-related work in the city. Funds will go to SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group, ASSIST (for homeless "refused" asylum seekers), and South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice.

Entry: pay what you can.

SYMAAG.

Matlock Autumn Vegan Festival

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 10am - 4pm, Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, DE4 3NL

The nearby Derbyshire town of Matlock offers its Autumn Vegan Festival today. If you are in the area, call in to learn about living a vegan lifestyle or, if you are already vegan, shop for vegan food, clothing, homewares and more. Loads of stalls, ranging from hard-to-find vegan cheese and meat-equivalents, to Gujarati gluten free food.

Entry by voluntary donation of ÂŁ1 goes towards Brinsley Animal Sanctuary.

Eventbrite ticket booking

Car-free Division Street trial

Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct 2019, 10am to 4pm on each day

Sheffield City Council have agreed to a trial road closure of Division Street on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October. As part of the agreement to close the road Cycle Sheffield will do some of the work required for the organisation of the day, and marshalling the closure points. (If you can help please contact them.) More info about the event on their website, along with nice artist impressions of what Division Street (or any street) could become like.

Cycle Sheffield

Hallam Vegan Fair

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 12-5pm, Hallam Union (HUBS), Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

Vegan fair, with loads of local and vegan traders. All Welcome

Facebook event page

Sheffield City Council and the "Hostile Environment"

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 5pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St. S1 2HH

Sheffield City Council (SCC) have been working with Immigration Enforcement to report people they describe as "illegal immigrants". The Private Housing Standards team of SCC has received large grants from the UK Government Controlling Migration Fund, (covered by Alt-Sheff in Now Then magazine this month). Freedom of Information requests and information on the SCC website reveal that it has been doing this for 3 years in our "City of Sanctuary".

South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) and many others have challenged the SCC actions with protests and questions to demand that SCC defies the "hostile environment" as other councils have done, as it puts lives at risk. A SCC Scrutiny Committee will discuss this issue on Thursday 24th October at 5pm. All are welcome to attend and speak. Join SYMAAG to demand that Sheffield is a city of sanctuary, not a hostile environment for undocumented migrants.

SYMAAG

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