Unafraid to speak truth to power, Cleo has challenged Mayor Marvin Rees on not having confronted Edward Colston’s legacy, having herself swiftly removed his portrait from the Lord Mayor’s office. A leading voice for reparations for the legacy and current damage of slavery and colonialism, Cleo is currently running for election as Deputy Leader of the English Green Party.
Turning down an MBE? ‘It was one of the quickest decisions of my life’: Interview with author Nikesh Shukla
Award-winning Bristol-based writer Nikesh Shukla talks refusing an MBE, going from rapper to writer and returning to community activism.
‘We should decide what happens to Bristol’s statues, not Westminster’
Ahead of the trial of the ‘Colston 4’, we spoke to Bristol University law professor Antonia Layard about the thorny legal issues surrounding statue protection, and why the legislation around statues needs to change.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Delroy Hibbert
Delroy Hibbert is a Black Lives Matter backer. But he also attended the ‘All Lives Matter’ demonstration in Bristol the week after Colston fell.
Reflections on the All Lives Matter protest
From “All Lives Matter” to “just doing my patriotic duty,” Cable reporter Priyanka Raval reflects on the “protect the cenotaph” demonstration on Saturday.