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Avonmouth Locals impromptu action against new port pollution

Last week something interesting happened in Avonmouth. The local community heard that yet another industry with a poor safety record was heading their way. Someone suggested a demo at a couple of days notice. And a small village got out on the streets.

Protect Bristol’s best soils and community food growing land from becoming tarmac. 1 week left.

Urgent! Protect Bristol’s best soil and food growing land from tarmac and roads you have a few days left to lodge your concerns. Join the movement and raise your voice!

Free event: Low budget film making and screening of ‘Riot From Wrong’ 24th May

As part of The Bristol Cable’s programme of free workshops and events, we are pleased to invite you to a free event ‘Low budget film making’ and Q&A with pioneering youth film group, Fully Focused Productions + a screening of their critically acclaimed documentary ‘Riot from Wrong’. At Malcom X Centre 24th May from 5.30pm.

Vegfest this weekend 23rd May to 25th

VegfestUK Bristol regularly attracts 20,000 – 25 000 visitors over the weekend and includes a whole vegan food festival during the daytime on the weekend with 140 stalls, cookery demos, talks, workshops, cinemas, kids cookery classes and entertainment, clay modelling and live performance along with all day bars and the most superb caterers – all of them providing 100% vegan food without any animal products included at all, making this a quite unique gathering of food and music and the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Lead European candidate joins campaigners as they challenge nuclear weapons research at Bristol University

Lead Green European candidate in the South West, Dr Molly Scott Cato, joined campaigners in Bristol on Monday (19th May) to draw attention to Bristol University being among the top five universities in the UK receiving funding for research into nuclear weapons.

Semi naked Anti Biomess protesters Occupy Avonmouth Port site

This morning 10 people entered the site of the proposed Helius wood fired Biomass Power Plant, spelling out the message ‘no biomess’ in body paint on their naked torsos. The Pro renewable energy campaigners from Bristol Rising Tide breached Port security at 9.50 am on land next to St Andrews Road Station.

From Bristol With Love 50 – Election Special

From Bristol with Love is baaaaack for a one-off Euro Elections special! All the normal chitchat from Bristol’s Best Dick Gherkin and Durston Fletcher! We give you the inside track on the bunch chellends standing in the South West Euro constituency! The Gas Inquest: we chart the worst season in Bristol Rovers’ history, lay blame and name names! With the Best of Bristol music from Dr Meaker & Steve Gough! Check it out!!

ACORN Bristol – UNITING COMMUNITIES FOR JUSTICE

On Friday people from across Easton will meet for the first meeting of the Easton Community Union, part of ACORN Bristol at All Hallows Hall. ACORN Bristol is a membership organisation that aims to further the interests of of low and middle income tenants, residents and workers. There is much inequality in the UK. The financial crisis is putting ever greater burdens on low and middle income families and their communities. With services being cut back and jobs scarce there is an ever greater need for low and middle income people to band together. Whether through providing each other with advice or campaigning for change we are stronger together.

Can Bristol survive the Anthropocene period that awaits us

Bristol is set to become Bristol green capital, but can Bristol really continue to operate as a city based on the drivers of economic growth and capitalism in a planet that has reducing resources and will be experiencing climate change. Bristol has lots of great community environmental projects, such as food growing schemes, energy coops and much more, but is this enough or anywhere near the scale needed to provide all people in Bristol with a decent life. Without a move to more equitable system of living then it will be very difficult. The following article outlines the challenges we all face and they are huge.

Stop the cuts to The Bush Residential Unit for disabled children

Council cuts threaten beds for disabled children. Find out how the austerity agenda is closing down services and how you can support the campaign to keep all the beds at the Bush residential unit for disabled children.

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