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50 subverts hit Bristol bus stops over weekend

Over 50 bus stop ads were replaced in Bristol this weekend as part seen the biggest ever unauthorised takeover of outdoor advertising in the uk.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Globalisation, Human Rights, Media, Arts and Culture, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing, Protest, Sustainability

The rise and rise of the amateur – how the social economy is taking off, in Bristol and beyond

Article aims to celebrate the increasing engagement in volunteering, public involvement in the community and the rise of community organizations and projects, especially utilising the fast developing online/digital landscape, and particularly, how good Bristol is at doing this.

Posted in Corporations / Big Business, Local Government, Main Feature, Media, Arts and Culture, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing

CALL OUT: Day of action against military spending/austerity and repression within universities – UWE Bristol this coming Monday (14 April 2014)

1) ‘Spend on welfare and education, stop fuelling the business of death’. Joint action of UWE students, Bristol Against the Arms Trade and the Campaign Against the Arms Trade student network (nation’s action), part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending (#gdams #demilitarise)

2) ‘A university that represses its students is not a university anymore’. In solidarity with politically active students repressed around the country (#copsoffcampus), calling for calling for an independent review of the repression against 20 November 2013 ‘UWE arms fair’ student protests.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Newswire, Peace, Policing, Protest, Solidarity

Programme out now for the 2014 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

The full programme of meetings, and list of stalls, for the 2014 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, has been announced.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, History, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability

UWE students see off biggest military business and arms fair in the South West, call for independent review, and announce national protest at UWE Bristol on 14 April

On 20 November 2013, UWE students “staged an ‘impeccable’ protest”1 against DPRTE, the military business and arms fair held at UWE in 2012 and 2013. Despite widespread hostility as well as systematic silencing, manipulation, repression and criminalisation, sometimes extending to threatened and actual violence from DPRTE participants, university security and the police, humble yet determined protests proved sufficient to see off the biggest military business and arms fair in the South West2. Early today, campaigning students released an open letter to UWE’s Board of Governors demanding an transparent, comprehensive and independent review into the university, following the repression against their peaceful protests, including direct efforts of UWE VC and the university’s Head of Security to intimidate and criminalise peaceful protesters. Campaigning UWE students also confirmed that activists and supporters will gather at UWE Bristol on 14 April 2014 for a national action called for by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade in solidarity with repressed UWE students, to denounce UWE’s collusion with the military and as part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Human Rights, Newswire, Peace, Policing, Protest, Solidarity