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Campaign to remove Section 9 from the Nationalities and Borders Bill

Section 9 of the Nationalities and Borders Bill exempts the government from giving notice of decisions to deprive people of their citizenship – leaving people in a vulnerable and precarious state, possibly without even being informed. Just like the Windrush scandal this is a racist and divisive piece of legislation, it must be opposed. Over 300,000 thousand people have signed…
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Stop the Policing Bill

Alt-Sheff urges readers to sign and circulate the petition to stop the Government’s dangerous new Policing Bill. It will give police more powers to shut down protest, stop and search without suspicion, and criminalise Gypsy & Traveller communities. After the bill had mostly passed through parliament and could be properly debated, the government slipped in a series of terrifying amendments to…
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Sheffield Council use of Monsanto poison opposition grows

Sheffield Council uses hundreds of litres of dangerous Glyphosate herbicide on the city’s pavements and greenery, (according to a freedom of information request). This toxic substance, best known as Monsanto’s ‘RoundUp’ is very dangerous to insects, plant life and humans. It has been described as ‘The most toxic product ever invented’ and a documentary by Australian public broadcast service ABC shows…
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University of Sheffield underpays cleaning staff

Unite the Union are calling for £10 per hour for all cleaning staff at the University of Sheffield. Add your name to the petition and show Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts (salary £285,000 a year) how many of us are supporting these workers. They work unsociable hours, are overwhelmingly women workers and have no path to improved pay on the current university pay…
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New Sheffield newspaper launch

The Sheffield Tribune is a new online newspaper created in 2021 responding to the declining quality of local journalism. It promises “quality not quantity. Fewer stories, less noise … a slower, more considered and thoughtful journalism that aims to inform and entertain readers without bombarding them.” It focuses on politics, crime, culture, education, health, history and environmental issues. The plan…
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