On Saturday, March 5th, I joined a protest organised by Jūra Neverauskaitė and other students from Bath University in support of the people of Ukraine. Several hundred gathered in Abbey Churchyard, shivering slightly as there was a definite chill in the air but the greyish skies were brightened by Ukrainian flags fluttering around. Blue and … More Standing with Ukraine: rally in Bath, March 5th, 2022
A series of bad bills by this government has seen people gathering in protest once again. On January 17th, 2022 hundreds gathered in Bath and around the country to protest the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and on February 5th a crowd of almost 1000 assembled outside the Houses of Parliament to make their … More Democracy is under threat so it’s time to protest!
West England Bylines: citizen journalism at its best Happy New Year! Just out is the latest issue #27 of West England Bylines. If you have not yet discovered the Bylines brand of journalism, you’re in for a treat. The original Byline Times is available online and in print and, according to its mission statement, is … More READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Members of Bath Welcomes Refugees and Bath for Europe gathered outside the Abbey on Wednesday 20th October to extend a warm welcome to those who have had to flee from their own countries and plan to make a new home here. Displaying orange hearts, the peaceful rally of about 50 was part of a week … More Bath & North East Somerset Shows its Heart for Refugees
Earlier in July Bath’s MP Wera Hobhouse called out the government’s hostile treatment of EU citizens. Drawing on her personal experience as a European who has made her home here for decades she highlighted the human cost of Brexit and called for physical proof of settled status for EU citizens. She said, “The Government must … More The government must keep its promises to EU citizens
Protest is central to democracy. From voting rights to employment and environmental protections it has been the key to political progress for over two centuries. Currently the police can only stop a protest if there is a threat of serious public disorder, serious damage to property or community life. This is set to change significantly. … More Block the Bill. Our right to protest is under threat