‘Give us a voice’: why some Bristol residents will be barred from voting this week
Hundreds of non-EU, non-Commonwealth citizens won’t be allowed to vote in the upcoming local elections. Asli Tatliadim, who’s lived in Bristol since 2017, told the Cable why she thinks that should change.
'I was pretty scared so I was just in a ball': Protesters speak out about police violence
We talk to protesters who say they were brutally attacked by police at the recent protests against the Police and Crime Bill.
Watch: Viral - What's causing mistrust in the Covid-19 vaccine?
Marcus Smith delves into why so many people of different stripes are distrustful of the vaccine in this Cable short documentary
'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.
The campaigners creating an environmental movement with social justice at its core
Air pollution disproportionately affects ethnic minorities and deprived communities, yet environmental movements tend to be predominantly white and middle class. We sit down with Olivia Sweeney, Black and Green ambassador, to ask what is being done about this in the city, and what are her hopes f...
The ‘senseless’ racist murder over a stolen bike
On a warm summer’s night, Mikhael Hanid was stabbed to death in a sleepy suburb of Weston-super-Mare. The Cable has followed the trial of accused cousins Samuel and Curtis Ford, finding out how local charity SARI supports victims of hate crime.
How trade unions are responding to the Avonmouth tragedy
Trade union reps have swung into action since the tragedy at the Wessex Water plant, while tributes poured in for the four people who died.
The council are now opposed to Bristol Airport expansion despite previous support. But what does that mean for the plans?
A motion passed at last night’s council meeting commits Bristol City Council to opposing the Bristol Airport expansion and for the mayor to support any...
Trial begins of men accused of killing Weston-Super-Mare man Mikhail Hanid
We’re here at Bristol Crown Court on day two of the trial for the killing of Mikhail Hanid. Mr Hanid, 47, died in hospital on...
The corporate giants dominating our care system
The scandal of coronavirus deaths in care homes shone renewed light on a crumbling sector, distorted by big-money interests. The Cable asks, how did we get here and what can be done?
Trade Unions have been called ‘dinosaurs’. Could the looming recession save them from extinction? Local union leader thinks so.
The Cable sits down with local trade union leader Nigel Costley to find out how trade unions can survive and thrive in a Covid context.
Watch: "I SEE" a poem to inspire and outrage, by Solomon O.B
“This is a movement, not a moment” : Watch Solomon OB’s performance of his poem “I SEE” written in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer
Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian
Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months
The problematic past of the Merchant Venturers
Mark Steeds from the Bristol Radical History Group, co-author of From Wulfstan to Colston, tells the story of the origins, history and development of the Society of Merchant Venturers
Watch: "Britons never, never have been slaves?"
A backtracked BBC decision earlier this year to not sing the words to Rule Britannia at the Proms kicked off the most recent debate about the song and Britain’s past and present.
WATCH: Confinement Stories - a snapshot of life in lockdown Bristol
As restrictions ease and life returns slowly to ‘normal,’ this film captures human stories showing a snapshot of what life in lockdown Bristol was like. The Cable teamed up with local filmmakers Paula Romero and Jacobo Garcia to produce this moving audio-visual time capsule.
Bristol activists spearhead the call for reparations for the legacy and current damage of slavery and colonialism
As Green councillor Cleo Lake petitions Bristol’s mayor, Marvin Rees, to lobby the UK government about reparations, we explore what that means, and talk to the Bristol activists involved.