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Why women in Bristol are going on 'strike'

For International Women’s Day this Sunday 8 March, feminist collectives in Bristol are putting on a “Women’s Strike”. The Cable has been following the event's organisers to learn about the personal stories and politics behind the action.

The Bristolian 17-year-old campaigning for racial justice in climate change movement

The routes out of Bristol’s bus nightmare

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Councillors throw out airport expansion plans, but is this the end of the road?

North Somerset joins the ranks of Southampton and Stansted, whose local councillors also voted to reject airport expansion plans.

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Defiant, weary, resigned - meet the locals living under the flight path

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A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

Breaking the chain of alcoholism

Josh couldn’t get out of a vicious circle of addiction and destruction until he found an organisation that tackles the long-term effects of having alcoholic parents.

Getting arrested in the name of the planet

We talk to some of the ‘Bathtub 16’ about why they spent eight hours in a bath on Cabot Circus this summer.

The initiative shaking up sex-ed in Bristol

Sex education in schools is limited in its breadth and awkward in its delivery. Could a circus TROUPE with a 12 ft silken labia be the answer?

Time to play as Bristol launches plan

Work with under-11s was cut when the council cut its youth services budget by 30% last year, but Bristol’s organisations have come together to find...

Watch: Deliveroo Orders Rejected - a short documentary

The gig economy is getting bigger. But some workers are getting organised. In 2018, Bristol workers joined in.

Ken Macharia not detained after asylum refusal

60 supporters accompanied him to his monthly check-in at Bridgewater police station.

Homelessness: Nothing to do, nowhere to go?

Paul Blake is campaigning for a homeless day centre.

Inside a Bristol warehouse is a vast history of women’s fight for rights

The Cable explores the present day relevance of the Feminist Archive South.

Has identity politics gone too far? My take

There is no such thing as a politics unaffected by identity. So what's the fuss?

A community fights for asylum justice

Bristol Bison rugby player Ken Macharia speaks about his experience of detention, as the system comes under the spotlight.

Opinion: Wood burning stoves are deadly, not trendy

Stuart Phelps argues that “poverty is the only excuse for burning wood in the city".

A passionate appeal to save one of the few working class pubs in Easton

Recently given a new lease of life under new management, this old school boozer could be the latest victim of gentrification.

Bristol Travellers fill food banks for Christmas

The #FoodbankNomination started in Ireland but has since spread all over the world, including Bristol. We spoke to the Bristol Gypsies and Travellers who've taken part.

Fat Paul and the Exchange’s rebirth as Bristol's first community owned venue

For the past decade, he has been one of the key “behind-the-scene” players in Bristol’s music scene, and now building a new era at The Exchange.

“Why we’re extending solidarity to all migrants”

Alice Cutler is the Welcome Centre Manager at Bristol Refugee Rights.

'The difference between First Bus and buses that work for us is political pressure'

Why is it, that in 21st century Bristol we don't have reliable public transport, asks Matthew Hollinshead. 

Bristol Radical Film Festival: Q&A with Elizabeth Mizon

Bristol Radical Film Festival is back! We talked to one of the organisers, Elizabeth Mizon, about what this year’s festival has to offer.

The day gig economy workers struck back

A powerful display by precarious workers

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