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Headlines

A look into the future - and an opportunity to reflect on the last 10 years

March reaches Czech Republic but splits over 'revolutionary flag'

Training coops now 'more like cousins than sisters'

Activist gear up for arms fair protests

Secret cabinet office papers reveal impact of nuke sub protest

Features

by Abby Nicol

Abby Nicol joins farmers, growers & economists

by Adam Burton

PN wrote to 32 peace groups around the UK asking what they were planning for 2017. These are the seven responses we’d received by the time of going to press.

by Malcolm Pittock

The mainstream media need correction from ordinary citizens. Here are some examples of the 32 letters that one prolific peace activist wrote in 2016

by Betsy Leondar-Wright

Paying tribute to an amazing working-class Jewish lesbian thinker and activist

by Leslie Safran

It’s still legal in Britain to withdraw your children from school – for what purpose?

From the Blog

by Leon Fleming | 15 Mar, 2017

Playwright Leon Fleming on the biographical inspiration behind his new play 'Kicked in the Sh*tter' and why he believes that theatre is the greatest medium we have created for dragging thoughts out of a society.

by Ian Sinclair | 13 Mar, 2017

Ian Sinclair interviews activist and author Robert Jensen about his latest book The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (Spinifex Press, 2017)

by | 8 Mar, 2017

Countries in the Global South have been forced into the large-scale extraction of natural resources (coal, oil, minerals, land) in order to export raw materials. It is corporations based in Europe and North America who generally profit. This 'extractivism' is happening even in Bolivia, where the government once presented itself as the protector of Mother Earth.

by PN staff | 23 Dec, 2016

A call for banner drops on 20 January, the date of Donald Trump's inauguration (as sent to PN)

by Maddy Ridgley | 9 Dec, 2016

A report from the Movement Against War youth delegation to the International Peace Bureau Congress on demilitarisation.

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Comment

We need to develop empathy - and where appropriate solidarity - with those who voted to leave the EU, argues Milan Rai

Marc Hudson and Dr Tanzil Chowdury remember a Pan-Africanist, poet and environmental campaigner

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The World Is My Country

As part of our project to celebrate the people and movements that opposed the First World War, Peace News has published a series of posters (produced by Emily Johns) and the stories behind them (written by Gabriel Carlyle). Excerpts of four of these are printed below. The posters and accompanying book are available to buy here. For more information, see The World Is My Country.

Tools and Resources

Published by Peace News, Jan 2016.

A 100-page booklet celebrating key figures and events from the First World War anti-war movement.