Bristol. UK. Ryan Roberts was sentenced on the 17th December 2021 at Bristol Crown Court to a total of 14 years in prison. He was convicted of riot and four counts of arson. Three of the sentences run consecutively and only one concurrently, hence the brutal sentence of 14 years. As it is over seven years, it means he has to do two thirds of the sentence. He will do just under a decade in prison.Continue reading Ryan Roberts – 14 year prison sentence [Bristol, UK]
Bristol. UK. Anarchist prisoner Toby Shone was sentenced to 3 years 9 months in prison for 8 drug offences at Bristol Crown Court on October 13, 2021 after Terrorism charges were dropped. He has already served 8 months of this sentence on remand.Continue reading Anarchist Prisoner Toby Shone Sentenced [Bristol, UK]
Bristol. UK. Statement on an action against prison builders Kier.Continue reading Bristol, UK: Action against prison builders Kier
Bristol. UK. On the 9th of March the UK government, alongside Police chiefs including Cressida Dick, announced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to parliament. The bill proposes changes to a variety of laws, however it has been criticised for a number of points including its implications on people’s rights to protest, its impact on the Gypsey, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities, its encouragement of stop and search bias towards black men and youths and numerous other things.Continue reading Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ riot and protests (March 2021): A timeline and analysis of what actually happened
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UK. Bristol. On Friday night, approximately 2000 protesters showed out in Bristol, once again to demand the government kill the bill. Much like the protest on Sunday, it started with marches and chanting, and much like on Sunday and Tuesday, it ended with police beating the shit out of us.Continue reading Bristol, UK: I had my hands up – My first experience with police brutality
Bristol. UK. The police have been desperate to build a narrative of valiant officers defending Bristol from dangerous thugs, but the truth is very different, and they have started to trip over their own lies.Continue reading 7 Lies Police Have Told You About The Bristol Protests
Bristol. UK. So, last night (March21, Enough 14), it all kicked off in Bristol, and the media, politicians, the great and the good all line up to say just how terrible it was that people didn’t passively take their beating from the cops, and isn’t it a disgrace that those Bristolians responded to such attacks from the police with violence, etc.Continue reading Bristol riot: what do they expect?
UK. Bristol. It’s easy to get a sense of deja-vu when you get home and start reading press reports and twitter accounts from a demonstration. For that reason, whilst I’ll be writing about the events in Bristol this Sunday, I’m also writing about dozens of other demonstrations over the years. I hope you’ll join me on a ramble about how a protest went down, and how press, police, politicians, and their cheerleaders, constructed a narrative around it.Continue reading UK: What actually Happened in Bristol – and How a Narrative is Built
UK. We need to fight to abolish capitalism and the state, and have a fundamental systematic change to be in collective control of our own lives.Continue reading Solidarity with #BLM and #Bristol