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  • Battling for Bristol
    “Battling for Bristol” is an evening of films, put on by the Bristol Radical History Group as part of the Journey to Justice month. The series of short films cover Bristol struggles for equal rights. It will include the risings of 1831,1980 and 1986, the demands for decent housing and for equality for women workers, as well as a documentary of the boycott that ended job discrimination on Bristol buses. ... more
    Bristol Radical History Group
    4 weeks ago
  • Statement from CNT on Catalonian referendum and solidarity action in Bristol.
    The International Solidarity Department has received and is happy to share this statement from the CNT Catalonia & Balearic Islands: The CNT local unions from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands publicly state our support for the self-determination of the Catalan people. As anarcho-syndicalists, we don’t think that political reforms within a capitalist framework can reflect our desire for social transformation, a change that would place production and consumption means in ... more
    Bristol IWW
    4 weeks ago
  • Announcing the winner of the mug design competition
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    Bristol Womens Voice
    2 months ago
  • ** STOP PRESS – two Broomhill EPH evictions 11AM 16.08.17, including an illegal one of a very ill young woman **
    PRESS STATEMENT The Real Reasons Why Broomhill Elderly Peoples Home (EPH) Was Placed Under Occupation < This statement refutes the spurious claim made by Director of Housing Cllr Paul Smith of Bristol City Council (BCC) in the Bristol Post, August 10 that the remaining guardian-tenants at Broomhill EPH were ‘standing in the way’ of the council’s noble mission – allegedly by occupying the building, preventing its demolition, and the building ... more
    2 months ago
  • For Will the Home Office deport a three year old girl to face genital mutilation?
    I wrote the about the case of a family facing deportation to Nigeria, where the daughter is at risk of female genital mutilation.Have a read ... more
    Sian Crooked Rib
    4 months ago
  • Food Growers Against Fracking! Dinner, Cake, Film and Talk Come to Kebele on Friday 7th July at 6.30pm for a fanstastic Friday evening of dinner, cake and film! Reclaim the Power will take a return trip to Blackpool for a month of Rolling Resistance this July, in order to support the local community in response to the ongoing threat of fracking. This event will give you all the information on ‘Food Growers against Fracking’, ... more
    4 months ago
  • Rattle Bap
    For those who don’t know, a Battle Rap is a verbal joust in which competitors try to best each other with clever put-downs, boasts and wordplay.  This is delivered in rhyme and usually has the familiar rhythmic patterns of rap music, although it is not always accompanied by music.  It is decided either by the crowd in attendance, and/or by the duly appointed judge/s.(Rattle Bap is a pun on Battle ... more
    Clayton Blizzard
    4 months ago
  • Updates from comrades in Eastern Europe
    Update from Antifenix, the movement fighting repression and Operation Fenix:…/ New accusations: Fenix 2 is spinning up It was quite clear, that releasing Lukáš Borl from the prison doesn’t mean the end of another continuing of Fenix operation. More precisely Fenix 2 (The case of Lukas Borl). One of the charges brought against Lukáš is establishing, supporting and spreading a movement leading to suppressing human rights and ... more
    Bristol ABC
    4 months ago
  • What can we do to correct media bias?
    The Maybot and Lynton Crosby are not the only losers in this general election.Five billionaires - Murdoch, Rothermere, Desmond and the Barclay brothers - poured millions of words into the minds of the electorate through their newspapers, only to have their neo-liberal propaganda thrown back in their faces by a large section of the voting public. The BBC also showed a clear bias towards UKIP, with a similar lack of ... more
    4 months ago
  • #potd – Seals ahoy in the port of #Valparaiso
    A major surprise to be found whilst checking out the entire port/seafront area of #Valparaiso in Chile, is a colony of seals that hang around near to and on an old concrete structure near the port’s passenger terminal (map). This is close to the metro station Baron, at the bottom of Cerro Baron (Baron hill). You can while away a good few hours hanging out on the harbour wall watching ... more
    Zero to thirty three
    5 months ago