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Author: Colin Thomas

Edition 21

40 years ago, the far right in Bristol was faced down with music, pickets and ballots

With far-right ideas on the rise again, Colin Thomas draws on first-hand accounts and archive material to tell a story from a generation ago.

Unlocking the cells: Bristol's history of prison reform

Watch: Battling for Bristol - Archives of social justice

People's History

Bringing the fight against apartheid to Bristol

Remembering Ron Press, the white South African dissident who became a leading light in Bristol activism.

People's History

It’s not all strikes and marches: Bristol’s struggle for fun, leisure and knowledge


An unusual WW1 hero from Bristol

The Forgotten Forest Charter

Colin Thomas of the Bristol Radical History Group looks at the age-old battle over British land use

An age old question in Bristol: Elections or direct actions?

130 years ago Bristol workers made a direct challenge to the power structure of the time.

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