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From Bristol with Love Season 2 Episode 9



THE BATTLE OF PARK STREET SOUVENIR EDITION

Apologies for the delay in getting this episode out, there’s this thing called the World Cup happening you see…..

We take the show al fresco (Dr Dundry’s garden) to celebrate the beautiful summer, and the gang are full of love, light and laughter.

Then we change gear (as only we can do) and talk about football, fights, lads, reps and regrets – but in a deep, thoughtful, insightful way, which is pretty rare when talking about this topic, know what i mean?

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Identity & Multiculturalism reading list



After listening back to our most recent show (FBWL S2E8) it felt a bit like the sort of rants me and Dick have to one another in the pub. And because of that we felt we missed some of the nuances of the arguments we were putting across. So I thought I’d put together a small reading list of things that delve into left-wing approaches to multiculturalism and identity politics. One of the other things we didn’t cover on the show were the positive strategies and campaigns that the left has engaged in fighting both racial and class oppression. So I thought I’d add some examples of campaigns and movements that I feel united a class project with anti racist struggles. Hope this is useful.

Love and solidarity

Durston

 

Short reads

Whats the problem with multiculturalism? By Kenan Malik

https://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/whats-the-problem-with-multiculturalism/

Safety Pins and Swastikas By  Shuja Haider

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/safety-pin-box-richard-spencer-neo-nazis-alt-right-identity-politics/

How Identity Politics Has Divided the Left: An Interview With Asad Haider

https://theintercept.com/2018/05/27/identity-politics-book-asad-haider/

Multiculturalism & identity politics – the reactionary consequences and how they can be challenged by The Independent Working Class Association

http://www.iwca.info/?p=10146

 

Big reads

Croissants and roses – New Labour, communalism, and the rise of muslim Britain by Aufheben https://libcom.org/library/croissant-roses-new-labour-muslim-britain

Multiculturalism and Its Discontents: Rethinking Diversity After 9/11 by Kenan Malik

https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Kenan-Malik/Multiculturalism-and-Its-Discontents–Rethinking-Diversity-After-911/14681335

 

Class and anti racist struggles

The politics of Britain’s Asian Youth Movements. Race & Class by Anandi Ramamurthy

https://libcom.org/files/politics%20of%20asian%20youth%20movement.pdf

Chicago 1969: When Black Panthers aligned with Confederate-flag-wielding, working-class whites

http://theconversation.com/chicago-1969-when-black-panthers-aligned-with-confederate-flag-wielding-working-class-whites-68961

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, And Black Power : The Rise of Community Organizing in America by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy

https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Amy-Sonnie/Hillbilly-Nationalists-Urban-Race-Rebels-And-Black-Power-/7540148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


From Bristol with Love Season 2 Episode 8



Show 8 – BRING ON THE HATE!

After a sparkling opener full of laughs and love, a gift for Doc & Ms Chew Magna’s baby, and a salute to the Ruby City: the Big Dogs turn the Big Guns on all the Big Targets!

They said “Don’t Go There!” WE WENT THERE!

The Grand Iftar & organised religion; pro-EU FBPE’rs; multiculturalism; Freeze Peachers; International fascist movements; people who put big rucksacks in the OAP areas of buses…. Oh hang on…that’s Dick…

If you didn’t hate us before, you’ll hate us now! Dog Whistle politics so blatant you can ACTUALLY HEAR THE DOG BARKING on at least 3 occasions!

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Seriously tho, we talk about some big issues this week that we think need talking about. We’re a bit clumsy in places, a bit muddled in others, but we hope we’ll get you thinking.

Durston’s going to put up a reading list to help your own investigations, please suggest anything else you think is relevant.

WARNING: Contains 3 or 4 swears…. apologies.

 


From Bristol with Love Season 2 Episode 7



Sherlock Gherkin & Doctor Dundry in “The Case of the Welder’s Glove”

(featuring Durston Fletcher as The Mysterious Man in Shorts).

As BFOT Fatboid Slim would say “back once again with the renegade masters, Bearpit damagers, Power to the People!”

We scrutinise the latest liberal “Circle” jerk, report back on #shitorgas, and generally shoot the breeze, cut the cheese, & dish the dirt.


From Bristol with Love Season 2 Episode 6



Ep SIX dropped in the mix!

A drop of sunshine and the crew have got summer madness, Dick has been enjoying the Big City life, Durston proves he can pull off cis-male pink, and Dr Dundry’s gone primmo.

Then we unveil FBWL’s campaign/ quantative research project  to call Bristol’s councillors to account as we ask YOU to put THEM to The Question: #shitorgas?

SAY LEE!

BROWN!

SENT US UP!

SAY LEE BROWN SENT US UP!

 


From Bristol With Love Season 2 Episode 5



Show 5 and we’re coming alive!

A shout out to the Bristol Diaspora and the BF’iest of BFOTS, a “thanks but no thanks” to Bristol Greens, and a quick investigation of Dr Dundry’s bookshelf.

Also we join the Bristol Cable’s #bootoutbailiffs campaign, and give the lowdown on what to do if ‘vampire parasites on the working poor’ come knocking on YOUR door!

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From Bristol with Love Season 2 Episode 4



On this week show we discussed the contradictions between Bristol city councils love and hate approaches towards local street art.

Dick and Durston examine both the economic and cultural austerity being implemented in Bristol.

But it’s not all heavy as dick regales us with his Saturday night escapades.


From Bristol With Love Season 2 Episode 3



Show 3 – it’s HOT.

Dick’s been to Italy, Durston’s gone vegan, but Bristol will never go fascist!

Meet Doctor Dundry, Dick & Durston disagree over the new Arena location, and we give the goss on the hot gigs upcoming!

No sponsor this episode: could it be YOU next episode?


From Bristol with Love Season 2 Episode 2



Second show in and we’re already giving you GOLD!

On this Show, sponsored by Real Media:

  • BFOTS Shout-out: are YOU mentioned?
  • Vigilante Durston takes the new litter laws into his own hands, and Dick is shocked by the new Wardens (and YouTube)
  • Stoke Park Cows: we tell you what to think
  • What streetname should we give “Terry” the Producer – YOU DECIDE!
  • All the best gigs and new music that Bristol has to offer

Enjoy!

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From Bristol With Love Season 2 Episode 1



Aaaaaand We’re Baaaaack!

A little ring-rusty but sounding better than ever!

Episode 1: Housing – Dick & Durston’s 5 point plan to solve the housing crisis, what to think about gentrification, our take on the Bear Pit controversy, and lots more!