Bristle 20 cover (B&W)
(Bristle 20 editorial, page 2)
The south west’s longest-running independent alternative magazine is back on the streets. We’ve got news, reviews, campaigns, an extensive contacts list, and subverts. We look at rural racism in the south west; and the appropriation of Native American culture (not just in the south west!). We find the G8 guilty of crimes against humanity & the planet; and interview Mark Stewart, one of Bristol’s original radical musicians (think the Pop Group, Bristol, 1977). There’s the British states terror campaign against local refugees, and their attack on Bristol Indymedia. We go Bristling on Bath’s waterways, and print unedited reports from the animal rights frontline. Our ‘health special’ has a homeopathic perspective on western medicine; the experiences of a local mum & activist coping with cancer; a look at Bristol cancer centre; and a word of warning about vaccinations. A Packer’s Field activist writes about health and open spaces (and the lack of…); whilst our in-house Taiji specialist explains how we ‘make the road by walking it.’
A packed out 28 pages for a mere £1.20. To find out your nearest bristle outlet go to http://www.bristle.org.uk and click on ‘get’. Or send us a cheque payable to ‘bristle. In London you can get bristle from 56A Info Shop and via www.activedistribution.org.
This issue was laid out in record time by founding & long-standing collective members Martin & Paula. It will sadly be their last! Come and catch them in their altered states, as DJ’s Clandestino and Spinster one last time, live at Bristle’s 20th issue party, and benefit for local G8 defendants, on Saturday 17 September - full details & image here http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/09/322572.html or details here http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=24183
With their departure, the Bristle Collective is short of members, and now lacks certain key skills. We are therefore considering our future both in terms of format and effectiveness. If you are interested or have a constructive opinion, come to our meeting: ‘Bristle mag – what next?’ Sunday 25 September, 2-5pm, Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5.
Where there is oppression & injustice, there is always resistance!
Bristle mag, c/o 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY