Author: Priyanka Raval

Features

'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.

These workers on strike at British Gas are facing ‘fire and rehire’. Is this a sign of things to come?

Bristol and the Police and Crime bill; A day and night of protest and unrest

Coronavirus in Bristol

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

Interviews

'We should decide what happens to Bristol’s statues, not Westminster'

Interviews

The campaigners creating an environmental movement with social justice at its core

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.

'Not guilty' plead the Colston 4

The case will be heard in Bristol Crown Court on 8 February.

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.

Not all heroes wear capes. Many wear PPE. NHS staff protest for fair pay

Nurses and junior doctors say they have been left out of public sector pay rises for too long.

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.

Inside Bristol’s civil rights powerhouse

The work of civil rights lawyers is all too often unrelenting and exasperating. Meet one firm of dogged lawyers in Bristol making a difference.

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.

Watch: Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol

Cable journalist Priyanka Raval spoke to people at Sunday's BlackLivesMatter protest about what the toppling of the Edward Colston's statue means, and where Bristol goes from here.

Colston statue toppled during Bristol's Black Lives Matter protest

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol city centre - often the centre of debates about marking Bristol's dark history - was today torn down.