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Issue 2563 | November 2013

Highlights

Howard Clark

29 Nov 2013: It is with deep sadness that we announce that last night Howard Clark, long-time collaborator and supporter of Peace News, passed away.

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Howard at the Peace News benefit in 2011

For a photo archive of Howard see here. An online book of condolences is available at War Resisters International

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Video of Howard

Howard Clark and Penny Stone at the opening of the international seminar War starts in Luleå, Sweden, 2011.

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A pledge to resist

Preparing ourselves to do extraordinary things ...

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The Waddington Six take the stand for law and order

Heavy-hearted judge imposes minimum sentence on anti-drone activists

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Chelsea Manning is my hero

Militarism, trans* liberation and our movements

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Features

Camouflage Kids

How the military affects young people's lives

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Squaring up

Re-writing an attacker’s script — George Lakey suggests ways of getting in practice to defuse violent situations

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Yarn bombing

Where will they strike next?

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If you see me in the street

Feminst poetry by Caitlin Hayward-Tapp

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Taking the toys from the boys

How the government could create more and better jobs

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News

Arms traders flee activists

Protest forces death merchants into hiding

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No Dash for Gas sentences quashed

Climate change activists have sentences reduced

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Welsh dragons blockade Burghfield!

Activists from Wales and Bristol bring 'Mad Trident Tea-Party' to Aldermaston

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Resisting deportation

San Francisco activists block buses

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Rhymney disaster

New open-cast coal mine planned

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Comment

Diary: Post-action blues

Clare Cochrane ruminates on the emotional ups and downs of campaigning

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Soldiers in hell

Growth doesn't stop because it's winter, argues Jeff Cloves

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Activism and ... Converting the enemy

I was taken from the court to the cells below, waving goodbye to friends and supporters at the back of the court. My pocket were emptied and everything in a bag.

30 years ago: Actions against cruise

Peace News gave wide coverage and support to the campaigning at Greenham Common which aimed to stop the new cruise missiles being deployed there; but it then became apparent that that phase of the campaign was not going to succeed.

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News

Half a million dead Iraqis

New survey tallies war-related deaths

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Obama told he 'fuels terror'

Malala Yousafzai takes US President to task over drone strikes

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Drones spread their deadly wings

Military technology company QinetiQ has signed a contract to use Llanbedr, near Harlech, Gwynedd, for testing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’.

What next for Afghanistan

Adrian Hopkins reports on Voices for Creative Nonviolence UK's recent conference

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Benefit gig

100 attend People Power celebration

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No More Militarisation!

Owen Evertt reports on Forces Watch's recent conference

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Almost ...

Roouminations ...