On the evening of March 23, as protesters on College Green were being brutalised by police, “City Leaders” were composing a statement condemning the former and praising the latter. In the statement, released on March 25, 22 self-styled ‘City Leaders’ join to condemn the “violent disorder” of Sunday, March 21, the night of the riot outside Bridewell police station, and go on to confirm their … Continue reading Opinion: Bristol Deserves the Truth from its “Leaders.”
The Home Office, with energetic leadership from Priti Patel, is attempting to push the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill through parliament. Many fear the Bill will erode the right to protest and increase the possibility for excessive police force in protest policing. The police violence exhibited at Saturday’s Clapham Common demonstration in memory of Sarah Everard makes clear that the possibility of such force … Continue reading Editorial: Priti Patel is trying to Define Progressive Protest Out of Existence.
Thanks so much for being here! As the site is brand new, I wanted to take this opportunity to explain a little about what TBA is and what motivated me to start it. We live in an age of crises: a climate crisis, a crisis of capitalism, rampant racial injustice and other social injustices, and a resurgent fascism, to name just a few. The consequences … Continue reading Welcome to The Bristol Activist!