A newly released short film explores the highs and lows of life for travellers and van dwellers in Bristol caught between rents they cannot pay and a government that wants to criminalise their very way of life. Home, released on January 22 and available to watch here, is ‘a political documentary about the effects of the housing crisis in the UK,’ said the film’s maker … Continue reading New Documentary Connects Housing Crisis, Travellers and the PCSC Bill.
Rain was closing in as the group gathered in Castle Park, just off Bristol Bridge on a grey Friday afternoon. Immediately recognisable by their red t-shirts and tabards, these are members of ACORN Bristol. The largest branch of the nationwide mass membership community union, for 7 years ACORN Bristol has been actively preventing evictions, challenging landlords, managers and agents, and earlier this year even protesting … Continue reading ACORN Action Targets Eviction Solicitors
Protest is often portrayed as a fringe concern, something for woke lefties with too much time on their hands.
Every now and then, however, a protest comes along that subverts that image, proving that protest is, and can be, for everyone. Continue reading Opinion: What the Recent Cladding Crisis Rally Teaches Us About the Right to Protest
Read the original article here. A county court judge has granted Bristol City Council a possession order for the premises at 39-40 High Street, which is currently occupied by squatters. Upon request from the occupants of the building, the Council agreed to suspend the possession order until May 26th, giving the occupants a chance to vacate the building before evictions begin. The hearing today (May … Continue reading Update on Squatters at 39-40 High Street