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Issue 2561 | September 2013

Highlights

Don't arrack Syria

New CIA files show US supported Iraqi chemical warfare against Iran

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Come out! We have you surrounded.

Book your tickets now for PN's benefit 'Celebration of People Power' on Sunday 13 October.

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A community of openness

Black leadership at Peace News Summer Camp

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News

PN at UK Feminista

Erica Smith samples the delights of this year's UK Feminista summer school

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Fasting against the bomb at Burghfield

Activists help knit 7 mile scarf in lead-up to Burghfield disarmament camp

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Cynefin y Werin calls it a day

End of an era as all-Wales campaigning network closes

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What a weekend! The 2013 Street Choirs festival

700 choristers descend on Aberystwyth

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News

Afghan peace still possible ...

Taliban restates its position at secret talks in Dubai

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US whistleblower imprisoned

Former army private given 35-year sentence for exposing torture and secret killings

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German bomber base closed

US-German air force base blockaded

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Mexican motorway blockaded

Yaqui nation takes action over water rights

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Guantanamo fasters force-fed

Hunger strikes continue in Guantanamo and California

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Comment

Coercion, objection, desertion

Jeff Cloves reflects on desertion's representation in popular music

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Diary: No Dash for Gas

No Dash for Gas spent months planning an action camp called ‘Reclaim the Power’ at the new West Burton gas power station near Nottingham, the power station we occupied for a week last autumn.

Activism and ... swimming

I do think swimming in the sea is remarkable. It’s the only time you’re inside an organism, but I don’t think that’s political. It may be spiritual.

35 years ago: Cede power

In this era, Peace News’s supportive coverage of feminist campaigns and of anti-sexist men’s groups was still sometimes controversial; it frequently led to continuing debate on the letters pages each fortnight. Here, Mark Ashmore joins in.

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Features

Nuclear domino?

David Mackenzie explores the 'fiendishly complex' connections between Trident and next year's Scottish independence referendum

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Stop the (First World) War

Peter Nias explores some forgotten peace initiatives from a century ago

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Halabja Chemical Bombing, 1988

Halabja survivor Osman Ahmed's work are a 'rendezvous between life and death'

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What I liked about Peace News Summer Camp

Comments from the Campers' evaluation forms ...

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The Little Zapatista School of Freedom

An international course in freedom and autonomy draws 1700 participants from around the world.

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Nuclear weapons: write 'em off

Frustrated by the answers you get from your MP?

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Roouminations ...