human rights

Podcasts

Cable Live x Bristol Transformed – SpyCops with Tom Fowler

In SpyCops, the first of a short series of talks recorded at Bristol Transformed 2024, Clair Muscat and Tom Fowler discuss police infiltration of activist groups.

Listen: The Debrief – why does transparency matter, and is the council getting any better at it?

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Salma Najjar on experiencing the Gaza war as a Palestinian in the UK

Podcasts

Listen: Inside Bristol’s ‘murder factory’ arms facility, with the activists on trial for occupying it

Palestine Action activists are on trial for smashing into an Elbit factory that ships weapons technologies to Israel. But at the heart of this case is the history and tragedy of Israel’s operations in Gaza, and how Bristol’s facility plays a role in the death and destruction.

Podcasts

Cable Live: Shon Faye talks trans liberation, mental health and diversity in journalism

Opinion

‘Freedom of information laws have been working for nearly 25 years – but warning lights are flashing’

Transparency matters: why is Bristol City Council failing on freedom of information?

Cable research shows that Bristol is worse than many other major cities at handling citizens’ FOI requests. Why is this a problem – and will the end of the mayoral system next year bring more open local government in the city?

From city of sanctuary to ‘city of opportunity’ – how Bristol can better integrate refugees

Asylum seekers and refugees should be thought of as ‘citizens-in-waiting’, people with rights, skills and potential, a new report argues. Instead, many people at the sharp end of the system feel shut out of contributing to society.

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.

Ken Macharia not detained after asylum refusal

60 supporters accompanied him to his monthly check-in at Bridgewater police station.

A community fights for asylum justice

Bristol Bison rugby player Ken Macharia speaks about his experience of detention, as the system comes under the spotlight.

Long read: Two years after Kamil Ahmad’s murder, there is cause for hope and anger

Disabled asylum seekers have faced appalling injustices for too long – action is needed.