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On the front lines against ISIS

We hear from a Bristolian in the ongoing anti-fascist fight in Syria.

Voice: Drug deaths - “It doesn’t need to be this way”

After the loss of her partner to drug addiction, Cara joined the campaign advocating for drug legalisation.

"Beautiful, ordinary people": Capturing Brexit on film

Ahead of Bristol Radical Film Festival, the Cable spoke to director Timothy George Kelly about his ‘state of the nation’ documentary, Brexitannia.

Opinion: Creative solutions for the city’s van dwellers could be a win-win for everyone

A van dweller argues that community and council engagement could find solutions that suit Bristol’s diversity and tolerance.

Opinion: We need to fight council tax plans that hit poorest hardest

The short sighted and damaging plans need to be dropped and another way found, argues Anny Cullum an organiser for ACORN.

Opinion: Engineers can't ignore social responsibility

“If we are going to look with pride on how our tools make positive contributions to the world, we must also accept some responsibility for...

Listen: Powerful voices and stories of recovery from addiction

A selection of powerful stories of people going through recovery.

OPINION: BBC wrong to host climate skeptic

Cable member Graham McGrath, a Bristol-based environmental consultant, says the BBC were wrong to host Lord Lawson, the well known climate skeptic.

OCD: fighting a battle inside my head

Nearly 70 overdoses and a stomach full of charcoal: one young woman shares her 18-month experience of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Collective re-organisation

In Bristol, people are turning to alternative unions like ACORN and the IWW to get their voices heard on critical issues such as housing and workplace inequality.

Video: What's up with the council cuts consultations?

The council is planning to cut back on libraries, public toilets, school crossing patrols and adult social care. As the consultation roadshow comes to an...

Beyond food banks: Solutions for feeding Bristol

Laurie King, from Sims Hill Shared Harvest, explains the need for a holistic approach to tackle food insecurity – and the projects, including Sims Hill’s...

Bristol Free Voice: A refugee media project

Tired of the misrepresentation of refugees and asylum seekers in the media, Bristol Free Voice is tackling the issue head on. Founded earlier this year,...

Voices: A view on van-living

Isabel Burnett speaks about her experiences living outside the traditional housing market – in a van parked up on the street.

Voices: Former MP Charlotte Leslie's lands new job in... politics!

Charlotte Leslie, the former Bristol North West MP has landed herself a job as the new director of the Conservative Middle East Council.

Voices: Don’t let the arms industry sponsor Bristol Pride

Lorna Stephenson argues that companies such as Babcock should not be allowed to ‘pink-wash’ their dealings with repressive regimes by sponsoring Pride events.

Opinion: A thank-you letter to Bristol's young Labour voters

Greetings young comrades! (Can I call you comrade? Thanks!). As self-appointed spokesperson for Bristol’s long-time socialists, anarchists and communists, I wanted to write you a...

Bristol's literary talent talk inspiration, day jobs and their break out successes

Bristol is a hotbed of literary talent. Katharine Orton spends time with three Bristol writers: YA award-winner, Stefan Mohamed, romantic novelist Rosemary Dun, and popular...

Disenchanted BME voters could swing general election

In this tightly fought snap election, the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) vote could be a determinant winning factor, writes Abdi Mohamed.

I'm voting to stop the assault on disabled people's rights

I am one of the 89% of disabled people intending to vote in this election. Cuts to services, a rise in hate crimes; as a group we have been especially impacted in these austere times.

Voices: Tactical voting and alliance building to 'stop the Tories'

Whether as part of national campaigns, or grassroots constituency-level activism, Bristol is seeing a surge of activity towards creating ‘progressive alliances’ to keep the Conservatives...

MP Charlotte Leslie: Sheikhs, food hampers and trips abroad

Sandi Dheensa takes a look at how local MP Charlotte Leslie has represented the interests of Middle Eastern regimes and sheikdoms during her time in...

Do young Bristolians want the vote?

The youth will control our future and how the world ends up for the next generation. But are they ready?

Voices: Who is the Tory aristocrat running for Bristol East?

Who is Theodora Clarke, the Conservative candidate who wants to be a “strong voice for Bristol East in a strong and stable government”?

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