Police and Crime bill

5 key moments in history that led to the Police and Crime Act

Now the government has restricted peaceful protest, criminal defence solicitor Matt Foot explains the history of violent policing at protests and outlines how we got here.

‘It’s what God is asking of me’: Bristol reverend, 80, will risk arrest again to raise awareness of climate crisis

Andreas Malm: ‘Why climate activists should engage in acts of sabotage’

Police and Crime bill

Man charged with riot and arson says police escalated protest into violence

He is accused of trying to set police vehicles on fire during the Kill the Bill demo on 21 March, but blamed police for turning the protest violent.

Investigations

Riot charges handed to Bristol Kill the Bill protesters are rare in recent history of unrest in Britain

Interviews

‘Morally right but legally guilty’: Meet the GP turned environmental activist self-representing in court

Why women in Bristol are going on ‘strike’

For International Women’s Day this Sunday 8 March, feminist collectives in Bristol are putting on a “Women’s Strike”. The Cable has been following the event's organisers to learn about the personal stories and politics behind the action.

Unlocking the cells: Bristol’s history of prison reform

From rioting in 19th century to fighting for prisoner rights in the 1970s, Bristol has a long history of attempted prison reform.

I did time for tagging

Jack Keeling, who was imprisoned for graffiti, talks to the Bristol Cable about his sentence, Bristol’s graffiti scene and the council’s promise to create legal graffiti walls.

The Bristol Reform Riots

October 1831 saw a blaze of anger and thirst for change in the city Over three days in October 1831, Bristol saw arguably the most important riot in British history.

Photos: thousands march against austerity

Bristolians marched against austerity last Saturday in a powerful display of opposition to government.

Bringing the fight against apartheid to Bristol

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