• From Belarus to the USA: fighting state repression
    The 1st to the 9th of April was the week in solidarity with those facing state repression in the USA. At the same time, we have just seen mass arrests in Belarus, after the biggest protests since 2010. What do we mean by state repression? How can these two governments, one “democratic” and one “dictatorial”, have such similar responses to citizen discontent? And what parallels can we draw with our ... more
    Bristol ABC
    2 weeks ago
  • Radical History Walk/Social This Sunday
    This Sunday we’re off on a walk around the docks with our friends at Bristol Radical History Group to take advantage of the sun (hopefully) and learn about a key time in the history of Bristol unionism. All wobblies, wobbly-curious, comrades in other organisations and general history fanatics welcome. There will most likely be a pub trip afterwards for those wanting to partake. Details as follows: A ‘night of infamy’: ... more
    Bristol IWW
    2 weeks ago
  • Community Tent at the May Fair
    Sustainable Redland will be hosting a stall at the Redland May Fair on Redland Green again this year, on Monday 1st May. We will also be helping clear up at the end of the Fair. It would be great to see some of our supporters there, and better still if you would like to volunteer and lend a hand with either. Because of our help clearing up after last year’s ... more
    Sustainable redland
    2 weeks ago
  • Ross’s Incredible Story…..
    Incredible Edible and Me It’s been almost a year since I met Sara Venn and the amazing folks at Incredible Edible Bristol and it’s one of the best things to have happened to me over the past few years. At the time of meeting I’d had a pretty rough couple of months. I’d lost my […] The post Ross’s Incredible Story….. appeared first on Incredible Edible Bristol. ... more
    Incredible Edible Bristol
    2 weeks ago
  • Capitalism: A Survival Guide
    Even the most passionate of revolutionaries is forced to admit that, for the moment, capitalism rules the world. While we fight tooth and nail for a truly free society, we’ve still got to survive this one in the mean time. After all, we can’t kill capitalism if it kills us first! To this end we are hosting a series of workshops that aim to arm us all with the skills ... more
    Bristol Anrachist Federation
    3 weeks ago
  • Bristol NUJ holds successful ‘Local News Matters’ event featuring exciting panel debate
    Bristol NUJ is pleased to report a successful Local News Matters event held on 24th March at The Watershed. A panel of  9 Bristol media representatives discussed the issues in an exciting debate chaired by Bristol NUJ chair Paul Breeden, followed by questions from an audience that included several local Bristol MPs, Bristol Metro Mayor […] ... more
    Bristol NUJ
    3 weeks ago
  • On expertise and experts
    During the EU referendum debate PM David Cameron advocated that we all 'listen to the experts' (see here and here). Expert politician Mr Cameron and his expert colleague George Osborne thought they would win the referendum but got their politics wrong.Experts, so called, can often be found - starkly differing in their views - on both sides of an issue. Both sides can't be right. Experts, so labelled, in certain fields ... more
    Sustainable Cities
    3 weeks ago
  • Agriculturists Problems: Dirty Carpets
    Every day of my life, I always go to sandy, muddy, clayey places, which I love and do for a good cause. The problem with this is getting my carpets dirty, while the solution is as simple as getting boots and outside shoes separate from inside footwear; my busy life allows me to forget to take off those dirty boots sometimes. Cleaning grade 1 agricultural soil out of the carpet ... more
    Blue Finger Alliance
    3 weeks ago
  • #NHS in England is being fragmented & dismantled. Only changes to the law can stop the damage. #Bristol>18 May we’ll look at what this’d involve
    Book your tickets now for the #Bristol #NHS event of the year @TrinityBristol. Make sure you’re there – be part of the solution for the NHS!  Why did an estimated 250,000 people march through London on 4th March 2017 to defend the NHS? What needs to be defended? All the evidence shows that the NHS in England is being fragmented and dismantled. That really only a change to the ... more
    Protect our NHS
    4 weeks ago
  • Kefir – the details that count
    This is my third attempt at making kefir. Worth the effort because although the shop-bought organic one is delectable (especially Riazhenka baked milk) I am less enamoured of its plastic container and price. (And availability since it was featured on BBC’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor and everyone went mad for kefir). Enter a blog post on kefir by Penny’s Plate, a Bristol-based nutrionist. My third kefir adventure had begun. Penny kindly offered ... more
    Real Food Lover
    4 weeks ago