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Sheffield campaign blocks school closures

12 June 2007
Campaigners in Sheffield are celebrating after forcing the council to reverse its plan to close two schools.

Delegates flock to anti-war People's Assembly

24 March 2007
Jahan Hajipour is an Iranian journalist. He took time off work to join a delegation from Sheffield, where he now lives, to the People’s Assembly held in London on Tuesday of this week.

Defending comprehensive schools in Sheffield

10 March 2007
Sheffield City Council is at the forefront nationally of implementing the government's Building Schools For The Future programme. They have invited all comprehensive schools in the city to bid for trust Status.

More than 500 on Sheffield march against school closures

06 January 2007
Over 500 students, parents, staff and governors marched to Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday of this week.

Nine hundred at Sheffield anti-war rally

23 September 2006
An audience of 900 people in Sheffield heard veteran Labour left-winger Tony Benn warn that "war with Iran could be the beginning of a Third World War."

Love Sheffield Music Hate Racism | Mary Barton | Crazy Itch Radio - Basement Jaxx

23 September 2006
Love Sheffield Music Hate RacismCD out now£8 from various Sheffield music shops and <a href="http://www.lmhrsheffield.co.uk" target="_blank">www.lmhrsheffield .co.uk</a> Sheffield Love Music Hate Racism have put together a double CD of tracks donated by local bands to raise money for the campaign. The 35 tracks include soul, indie, reggae, drum & bass and funk.

Pensions round-up

04 March 2006
Sheffield rally The battle to defend local government pensions featured strongly in a 150?strong demonstration to defend jobs and services held in Sheffield on Saturday of last week.

Reports round-up

21 January 2006
Asylum campaign wins victory Asylum rights campaigners in Sheffield are celebrating after Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Arrian was granted indefinite leave to remain, and has now been reunited with his family.

Mohammad Arrian refugee protest

14 January 2006
Around 150 people attended a protest in Sheffield last Saturday in support of Mohammad Arrian.

Derek Bailey, avant-garde guitarist

14 January 2006
Derek Bailey, born in Abbeydale, Sheffield, in 1930, died in the early hours of 25 December in Clapton, east London. In his 75 years, he made a name for himself as the most fastidious and intransigent member of the musical avant-garde.

Eyewitnesses to the devastating effects of the Asian earthquake

07 January 2006
A delegation from Sheffield, including several Respect members, recently visited Pakistan and Kashmir, a region of south Asia occupied by India, Pakistan and China.

Music to look forward to in 2006

17 December 2005
Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys got a lot of attention this year through their smart internet marketing campaign and catchy songs.

Kevin Murphy 1961–2005

24 September 2005
Sheffield Socialist Workers Party are saddened at the recent death of Kevin Murphy at the age of 44.

Media workers

02 July 2005
Sheffield Newspapers NUJ Journalists in the NUJ union working for Sheffield Newspapers are balloting for action over a staffing crisis.

March against the G8 in Sheffield on 11 June

04 June 2005
Preparations are underway in Sheffield to protest against the G8 justice and interior ministers’ summit.

‘We need to tap into the anger among ordinary people’

03 June 2005
Suzie Wylie, Sheffield Hallam University &amp; NUS executive (personal capacity)

Respect local round-up

16 April 2005
Sheffield Respect launched its campaign centre in the heart of the Sheffield Central constituency last week. Around 70 people came.

Bury the Chains — the end of slavery

09 April 2005
IN 1794 a huge public meeting gathered in Sheffield, swelled by thousands of local metal workers. The words "liberty, brotherhood and equality" — touchstones of the recent French Revolution — hung in the air. The purpose of the mass meeting was to link two causes that burned deeply in the souls of the English working class — for the reform of the corrupt and undemocratic parliamentary system, and for the "total and unqualified abolition of Negro slavery".

Sheffield Respect gears up for election

02 April 2005
Respect activists have hit the ground running in Sheffield. They are preparing for the general election, expected to take place on Thursday 5 May.

Reports in brief

26 February 2005
Make Poverty History About 200 people attended the launch of the Make Poverty History coalition in Sheffield on Wednesday of last week. There were speakers from Oxfam, Christian Aid and the World Development Movement (WDM), who spoke about the three strands to the campaign — debt, trade and aid.

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