Come We Grow is an exploration of environmentalism through the creative arts. Started in London in 2019, Come We Grow will be held in Bristol for the first time this Sunday, January 29, at the Rose Green Centre, Gordon Road BS5 7DR. Continue reading Popular climate event comes to Bristol for first time
Returning for a second round of road blocking, Youth Climate Swarm yesterday demonstrated that they are growing in strength and in nerve. The group first took action in Bristol in January when around 40 activists used swarming, blocking roads for intervals of seven minutes, on a number of minor roads around the city centre. Yesterday (Saturday, February 12) a slightly larger group, joined by a … Continue reading Youth Climate Swarm Return For More Daring Disruption
As world leaders continue to sit at COP26 in Glasgow, thousands marched through Bristol today in a global day of action for climate justice. Today (Nov 6) was Bristol’s largest protest since last summer, with the high turnout largely due to the heavy presence of unions, with Unite, Unison, the NEU and UCU, the civil service union PCS and health unions all represented. Many activist … Continue reading Unions Lead March for Climate Justice
Youth Strike 4 Climate returns to Bristol this month to protest the lack of progress by Bristol City Council in tackling the climate and ecological crisis. Organisers of the strike, Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate (BYS4C), are particularly concerned about Bristol Airport expansion and delays to improvements in air quality. They also include the fight for climate justice as a key theme. This is the … Continue reading Bristol Youth Strike to Return for First Demonstration Since Pandemic
Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate (BYS4C) is hosting a Climate Justice Day. The event, on Thursday August 12, comes just three days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Sixth Assessment Report which gave a blunt warning that the world is facing catastrophic climate change unless immediate and radical action is taken. BYS4C activist Isabel Leach said: “Having a year of[f] protests … Continue reading Climate Justice Day With Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate
The relationship between Extinction Rebellion (XR) and the police has always been contentious. From its inception, XR has been the target of criticisms due to what Dr Nafeez Ahmed, in an infamous Medium article, calls their ‘fetishising’ of the police whereby police are treated as an source of opposition and simultaneously as a potential ally to bring about governmental change. The group, which encourages mass … Continue reading XR Bristol and the Police: an uncertain future.