• The earth moved and the house visibly shook – Monday’s 6.9 earthquake off Valparaiso
    Was that a very strong wind blowing the house? No, definitely not. The floor, walls and ceiling are moving, and we need to move too! The port city of #Valparaiso in #Chile was hit by a 6.9 earthquake around 6.38pm on Monday 24 April, and we’d never experienced anything like it. She was downstairs starting to cook, her earthquake training from old Vancouver days kicked in, in an instant the ... more
    Zero to thirty three
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  • What political candidates should be offering the electorate in GE 2017
    Yesterday I pointed out the deep divisions within our nation.The best, maybe the only, thing to overcome our divisions as a nation is to understand our place in the world as a species that, like all other species, depends on ecological systems for our physical survival and mental happiness.By addressing the urgent task of healing human society and the planetary systems, we will find ourselves in a co-operative relationship with ... more
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    The Dick Kelly Counter-Cultural Banjo Band There’s no shortage of money at Bristol City Council to fork out on another bloody cultural strategy EXPENSIVELY assembled by consultants from London. This time around, the city’s current CULTURAL COMMISSAR, Labour Assistant Mayor Estella “Tinkerbell” Tincknell has called in the services of the UK’s “leading creative economy and cultural consultancy” at an undisclosed cost. The Tom Fleming Consultancy, an “international consultancy” according to their own OVERBLOWN ... more
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  • Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end
    A farewell from our Programme and Campaigns Manager After four amazing years, I decided to move on from Bristol Women’s Voice and hand over the reins to someone new, with fresh ideas to challenge women’s inequality in Bristol. Whenever there is a big change, it provides a unique opportunity to reflect on our journey and […] ... more
    Bristol Womens Voice
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  • Printing Zines and the Zine Fair – After Party!
    The printing of zines has begun! The collective has picked some of our favourites to fill your brains with useful information and funny stories at the Anarchist Zine Fair, and on top of that we’re throwing a party afterwards for you all to let loose and boogie! Party info ere! ... more
    Bristol anarchist bookfair
    5 days ago
  • For OD 50 50: The Things I Would Tell You review
    I reviewed The Things I Would Tell You, ed by Sabrina Mahfouz, for OD 50:50 Have a read. ... more
    Sian Crooked Rib
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  • Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro
    I first read James Baldwin recently, and it seemed serendipitous that this film was released so soon after.  I’ve seen the famous Oxford Union debate between Baldwin, the subject of this film, and William F. Buckley, an unbearably pompous, verbose and slimy writer and pundit famous in the US in the 1960s.  That debate, about the state of race relations in the USA at the time (1965), was won comfortably ... more
    Clayton Blizzard
    5 days ago
  • June 8th – Chance to Kick Out the Tories!
    Corbyn and May - who will be the next Prime Minister?Defeat the Millionaires' Tory GovernmentCorbyn Must Fight the Election With Socialist PoliciesSocialist Party statementTheresa May has called a general election for one reason - not the reason she gave - but because of the government's weakness in face of a rising tide of anger in British society.Workers are suffering the most prolonged squeeze on wages since the start of the nineteenth century. ... more
    Bristol Socialism
    1 week ago
  • Sylvia Pankhurst, ‘The Dreadnought’ and the ‘Great War’
    Sylvia PankhurstDuring the First World War Sylvia Pankhurst’s newspaper, The Dreadnought was the most consistently anti-war publication. It not only opposed the global conflict but condemned the crushing of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, supported the 1917 Russian Revolution and campaigned for a revolution in Britain. Professor Newsinger is the author of numerous books including The Blood Never Dried: A People’s History of the British Empire (2006), Fighting Back: ... more
    Bristol Radical History Group
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