south west / miscellaneous / news report Monday November 19, 2012 20:52 by George 1 comment (last - tuesday november 20, 2012 18:42)
bristol / corporations / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 23, 2008 21:25 by George Nonbio 6 comments (last - saturday september 27, 2008 17:19) 1 image
“Roll Up, Roll Up. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the unique and splendiferous; to the fantastic and extraordinary...the Cabot Circus Launch event! This will be a day of amazing performances, incredible music and a theatrical extravaganza” says the welcome message on the Cabot Circus home page. The Visit Bristol website reads “Having taken over three years to build and costing in excess of £500 million, Cabot Circus will provide city centre visitors with over 120 new shops, including 15 major flagship stores.”
What neither of these sites remember to mention is that around 40 of these so called “new” stores already exist in Bristol, many will simply be moving up the road leaving empty shells in Broadmead and yet more in the Galleries, as yet some of the spaces that will be created still have not been filled.
Another issue conveniently neglected is that on the day of the grand opening one third of the new units in Cabot Circus will stand empty as branches will not have moved in and contracts still have not been signed. The city is simply over saturated; we already have at least one of each high street chain.
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bristol / community / news report Monday September 15, 2008 16:39 by George Nonbio 2 comments (last - thursday september 18, 2008 17:24) 2 images
At the Bristol end of the Bristol and Bath cycle path is a banner encouraging people to come by bike to the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, which took place last Saturday (September 13th) at St.Werburghs community centre. Somebody else has decided to scrawl over the banner with “Nothing says anarchy quite like a bookfair”. My sentiments exactly, what ever happened to rioting in the streets and smashing the state? Are today’s crop of so-called anarchists so apathetic and self absorbed that they think organising themselves a bookfair will bring about the downfall of the government? Since when did the words “organise” and “anarchist” appear in the same sentence anyway?
I spent the day with Bristols [alleged] fly-posting, banner-dropping, lentil-munching, pseudonym-ing, anarchist bookfair collective.
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bristol / local government / news report Tuesday August 26, 2008 16:54 by St George 4 comments (last - saturday august 30, 2008 23:06)
Request for information regarding bye election in St George West. read full story / add a comment
Hear about the work Oxfam is doing in Nicaragua.
7.30pm on Tuesday 3 June
Horfield Quaker Meeting House
300 Gloucester Road (opposite Somerfield supermarket) read full story / add a comment
bristol / media and culture / press release Thursday November 02, 2006 01:35 by Editor George 3 comments (last - thursday november 02, 2006 21:50) 2 images
Issue 23 of Bristle magazine is out now, sticking it’s size 10’s (and 9’s, 7’s, 5’s…) into the nationalism & identity issues with a special feature.
“Welcome, dear reader, to our humble offering of alternative print media opposing the forces of darkness – capital, the state and religious fundamentalists.” (Bristle 23, editorial, page 1)
A small drop in the ocean of corporate media & Government spin we may be, but as the world economy and climate continues knowingly towards its terminal destination, we have every reason to be loud and angry. Resist. Refuse. Reject. Reclaim. Start now! Agitate. Educate. Organise. Check out ours, and/or produce your own media! read full story / add a comment
New group to discuss radical literature in Bristol read full story / add a comment
bristol / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday November 19, 2003 19:59 by George III 3 comments (last - wednesday november 26, 2003 17:17) 1 image 2 attached files
Add your images from the Bristol anti-Bush protest on the 19th below. read full story / add a comment
bristol / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 22, 2003 13:54 by George Gardstein 4 comments (last - monday august 04, 2003 18:29)
Bookfair at The Cornubia on September 6th cancelled. read full story / add a comment
bristol / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 15, 2003 11:45 by George Gardstein 1 comment (last - tuesday july 15, 2003 14:54)
Regular monthly radical bookfairs coming to Bristol starting in September read full story / add a comment
bristol / peace / news report Friday March 21, 2003 11:05 by George Micklewright 11 comments (last - saturday march 22, 2003 11:16)
After 33 years' membership, former Bristol council leader George Micklewright has resigned from the Labour Party because of the war in Iraq. read full story / add a comment