Category Archives: Abolition 200

Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars!

At last! A proper plaque, courtesy of Bristol Radical History Group, to commemorate anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Clarkson, the mystery landlord “Thompson” and many ordinary Bristolian sailors – prepared to lift the lid on Merchant Venturer slaving scum – was unveiled … Continue reading

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Shirley not?

I hope local members of the teaching profession are making use of some of the excellent teaching materials designed by Bristol City Council’s Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (Emas4success) that make sure our kids are right up-to-speed and all tickety-boo with … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake!

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Shirley and the coconuts

Shirley and the Coconuts … Sounds a bit like a band that had a couple of top ten hits with some sharp calypso inflected disco tunes in the early eighties – courtesy of Hopkins, Rogers and Wright, the legendary production … Continue reading

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Local media assisted departure from reality of the week

Paul Barnett, the city council’s unpopular and unwanted head of Cultural Services appears to be back at his desk and spouting his usual brand of complete and utter nonsense to the Evening Cancer. Trailing the fact that the city council’s … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is Edward Colston?

A brief biog of the city’s favourite slave trader brought to you by Channel Zero Bristol … Hat tip: Bristol 2007’s Weblog 

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Whitewash? The new blog on the block

The latest blog to appear in Bristol is Bristol 2007’s Weblog. This appears to have been set up to look at the legacy left by the city’s controversial Abolition 200 events this year. The city council’s Abolition 200 Steering Group, … Continue reading

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Tory toenail worshippers refuse to publically back their slave trading boy

They can’t get down to All Saints on Corn Street quick enough on a wet and windy October morning to worship the remnants of the great man’s toenails. But it seems Bristol’s Edward Colston loving Tories aren’t quite so keen … Continue reading

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"Not some madman on his own"

A reader has sent a link to a film of Ligali’s Toyin Agbetu attending a bail hearing at Charing Cross police station on 25 April following his arrest in Westminster Abbey in March. The pan-Africanist was arrested after confronting Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Whitewash? The Movie!

Here’s a BBC news report of Toyin Agbetu’s ‘intervention’ at Westminster Abbey. Unfortunately it’s been edited by the BBC in order to avoid showing him having a crack at the queen. I’ll endeavour to get a copy of that as … Continue reading

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