Boat-dwellers in and around London are facing a new threat to their way of life. A charity claiming to promote “wellbeing” on the waterways has threatened people’s homes and very existence, in what boat-dwellers have […]
Author: Frea Lockley
May Day, May Day, May Day! Moves to Kill the Bill grow louder and stronger.
Calls have gone out around the UK for the latest Kill the Bill (KTB) demonstrations on Saturday 1 May. This is also a longstanding international day of solidarity for unions and workers. So around the […]
Welcome to the innovative, exciting and compassionate future of events
The global Covid-19 pandemic decimated the events industry. But it’s evolving, finding exciting and innovative ways to reach audiences cut off from live entertainment for the past year. In Cornwall, one events organiser is not […]
Enough is enough. Men’s violence will not silence us.
A few days ago, a friend sent me a vile link. It stated that on 24 April, there’s a coordinated plan to commit rape and sexual violence towards women. As a survivor, it chilled me […]
Campaigners fight back against government prison plans for women
A new campaign by UK charity Women In Prison (WIP) challenges a dangerous new government proposal to create 500 new prison places for women. #StopThe500 According to a 2018 government report, there were 3,850 women […]
Activists slam UK ‘race report’ whitewash and gaslighting
Campaign groups around the UK are building pressure to reject a recent government report that gaslights “people who experience racism”. Far from addressing the real issues of systemic and institutional racism, the report actually plays […]
It’s ‘police who turn protest into violence’, and we’ve had enough
On 30 March, the fourth #KillTheBill demo in Bristol went ahead peacefully. Although police were present, they kept their distance. The result? No violence. Coincidence? Absolutely not. It demonstrated that tooled-up riot cops inflame and […]
Why the new policing bill is also chillingly racist
The new policing bill essentially threatens to criminalise one of the UK’s most discriminated minority communities and destroy the fabric of their lives. It’s also racist. A rising number of people know that the Police, […]
‘One of the most brutal things I’ve ever seen.’ Eyewitness accounts of police violence in Bristol.
On 23 March, people peacefully gathered on College Green in Bristol in the latest #KillTheBill protest. This ended in what protesters called “brutal” violence when riot police using police dogs and horses moved in on […]