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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
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
A recreation of the historic march from Cardiff to Greenham Common will pass through Bristol to mark the 40th anniversary of the original Greenham peace protests. In August 1981, 36 women walked 110 miles from
A four-day Peace Gathering last weekend brought peace activists from across the south west together in Castle Park peace grove to network, learn, and deliver a petition to Mayor Marvin Rees. The Gathering, organised by
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
Police at the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, in 2005 were prepared for protesters. What they got was 200 clowns. The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA), and the disruption, humour and creativity it brought
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
A 5-metre-high “ban the bomb” symbol toured famous Bristol locations including the harbourside, Clifton Suspension Bridge, North Street and King Street over the weekend (July 31 to August 1). The stunt was organized by Bristol
College Green was a sea of bikes this morning, sparkling in the bright summer sun. Two hundred cyclists of all ages and abilities gathered today (July 29) for the Big Ride for Palestine, an annual
The wartime bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be commemorated in Bristol with a Peace Gathering. From Friday August 6, XR Peace will run four days of events, including two die-ins marking the exact times
Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate (BYS4C) took their first in-person action since the start of the pandemic today (July 22), staging a demonstration outside Weston-Super-Mare town hall. The action is part of three days of
A strong smell of sun cream hovers outside Weston super mare town hall. On Monday the Met office issued an extreme heat warning for the very first time in its history as temperatures in the
As the Ministry of Defence (MoD) site at Abbeywood, Filton, celebrates 25 years of operating, Bristolian, nuclear scientist, and member of anti-war campaign group XR Peace Dr Rowland Dye looks past the decorative lake, with
Slated as the most important climate decision facing the region, the public inquiry to determine the fate of Bristol Airport expansion begins on Tuesday, July 20, and activist groups are ready to make their voices
Senior figures at Bristol Cathedral have issued a public statement implicitly criticising the policing of a Kill The Bill protest on College Green on March 23 this year. The statement follows a public meeting in
Bristol Stand Up to Racism (SUtR) held a small demo yesterday (July 14) riding the wave of anti-racist sentiment now sweeping the country. Organised at short notice, Wednesday’s demo drew a crowd of only nine
Bristol became the latest city to host a #SaveSilwan demo today (July 12) as itinerant organiser Sarah Wilkinson headed a small group on Temple Quay. The demo was staged to show solidarity with Palestinians in
A crowd of over 20 people gathered this morning, despite the rain, to resist the eviction of a couple from their home of over two years. Mr Jeremy O. Blacker and his partner, who have
Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) gathered outside Sports Direct in Broadmead yesterday (July 10) as part of a national day of action against sports apparel brand Puma. The demo was billed as a joint event
Two hundred people marched through Bristol and blocked the M32 as Kill The Bill returned to Bristol with a bang yesterday (July 3). The protest comes just two days before the Police, Crime, Sentencing and
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