Nerve Magazine, if you haven’t seen it, is a local FREE magazine that you can find in your favourite cafe, cultural venues and of course at News From Nowhere.
Nerve covers all subjects of interest, such as the arts, culture, the media, social justice and more. If you haven’t read an issue yet get out and find one, or just go to their website.
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â€œFreedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4.â€ George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
Yes, dear readers, Nerve is officially dangerous. That doesnâ€™t mean youâ€™re going to get formaldehyde poisoning from reading it or thereâ€™s a pop-up knife in the centre pages. Itâ€™s just that certain rich people donâ€™t like the truth about their business to be widely known.
In December last year, Kirkbyâ€™s own mass polluters Sonae put pressure on our websiteâ€™s hosts, trying to get our site taken down! Apparently, a 2004 article by Steve Tombs and Dave Whyte was â€œhaving a damaging effectâ€ on their reputation. Fortunately for us, the people of Kirkby, and any notions people might have about journalists pursuing facts, our hosts refused to be bullied.
So, in an act that isnâ€™t anything to do with petty revenge, but more to do with ideas like â€˜freedomâ€™ and â€˜justiceâ€™, we are dedicating quite a few more pages to rubbing the powerful up the wrong way! We have an update on Sonaeâ€™s atrocious health and safety record, an interview with ex-GuantÃ¡namo prisoner Moazzam Begg, and we examine the case of the â€˜Shrewsbury Picketsâ€™, who were imprisoned in 1973 after a blatantly dodgy trial. Thereâ€™s also a look at the Hillsborough disaster, the Westâ€™s plunder of Iraqâ€™s oil reserves, 9/11 and loads more! Weâ€™re not exactly ducking controversy!
As youâ€™re aware, 2008 is fast approaching, so what better time for a profile of the man who owns a massive chunk of the newly developed city centre, His Grace The Duke of Westminster? But enough of the capital, how about some actual culture? Well as usual weâ€™ve got loads of lovely stuff for you to feast 40% of your senses on. That means art and music, by the way.