Saturday, 20 September 2014

Let's Get NCC to Boycott Israel

Just a quick one.

It's the last few days left to sign the petition asking Nottingham City Council to adopt the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions Campaign against Israel. The deadline is 24 September.

BDS is an international campaign which aims to pressure Israel into respecting international law and to end it's effective apartheid state oppressing Palestinians.

Please do sign up. Over 2000 Palestinians were killed in the recent attack on Gaza. Economic pressure is the only real hope for Palestinians subject to arrest, military checkpoints and military attacks.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

JoCo, Get Ready For Your Close-Up

Nottingham City Council has just agreed a new policy (pdf) allowing 'citizens' to film and/or record public meetings of the council. This is in response to new government regulations saying that they had to.

Of course, a policy like this would have been much more use years ago when the legal right to film public meetings was unclear but there you go.

Here's one of the first examples of legal filming I could find, taken at the very same meeting the policy was agreed...

PS, not my video, link to original here.