Yer ever-cuddly but barbed Bristle mag is back with a very mature issue 21, hot on the heels of the outstanding success of its book ‘Political street expressions in Bristol & the south west – a photo archive 1998-2005’ (see http://www.bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=24612Array&sc=1), although we’re yet to win the ‘snappiest title of the year’ prize for that one!
Choking on the pro-nuclear PR offensive
Also in this issue, we interview funny-man Rob Newman, and Dick Lucas from the Subhumans; mouth off about critical mass & pool closures; ponder the dangers of debt, and life after Greenleaf books; get the inside gen on a variety of cultural events; go back 700 years to revisit some earlier rebellions in the west; remember a day of buying nothing; encourage discussion and activist reality; plus the usual campaigns news, reviews…and of course there’s yer usual hilarious selection of Bristle typos, layout cock-ups & editorial mishaps. That’s Bristle for yer – no big business backers to please here me dears!
An Apology – to all those local campaign groups we faithfully list on our Contacts page. Evil fifth columnists put a gremlin in our production cycle, resulting in a contacts list that is at least 2 years out of date. If you wanna know who is doing what on the campaign front in Bristol, check the links page on our website in the very near future.
A Request – if you like Bristle, come and get involved! We always need fresh & eager, committed long-term, volunteers for our collective. If you can write, read, edit, take photos, draw, sell, or even do DTP, we wanna hear from you. Professional experience not needed…as you may have gathered. We meet bi-weekly on Sundays at 5.30pm. Contact us at email@example.com for details or check the Bristol Indymedia calendar.
Don’t waste paper – buy the mag! If you can read this you can go to the ‘Get’ page at http://www.bristle.org.uk/ and find your nearest outlet in Bristol, Bath & the south west. Alternatively send us a cheque for £1.50 and we’ll post you one.
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