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Issue 2567 | March 2014

The end of Palestine?

US analyst Norman Finkelstein argues that the US-led peace process is about to impose Israel’s demands on the Palestinians

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Peace News calls for stories

For many of us, reading Peace News or attending Peace News events has sometimes had a significant impact in some way.

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Farewell Howard Clark

On 1 February, over 300 people squeezed into an auditorium in southern Madrid designed for half that number, to remember and celebrate the life of Howard Clark, a key figure in Peace News and

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Bodkin v. Bodkin

by Emily Johns. The first in the Peace News poster series celebrating the anti-war movements of the First World War. For the whole story see www.theworldismycountry.info

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Flooding makes the point

from the Climate Outreach and Information Network

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First World War COs to be honoured on 15 May

On 15 May, descendants of more than 30 First World War conscientious objectors will take part in this year’s International Conscientious Objectors’ Day commemoration in Tavistock Square, London.

Israel faces nonviolent action from Palestinians and Africans

On 31 January, about 300 Palestinian activists re-occupied Ein Hijleh, a village in the Jordan Valley that was forcibly depopulated when Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967.

Roouminations

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‘Ground the drones’, protesters tell Cameron and Hollande

On 31 January, four intrepid individuals from Oxford CND braved continuous rain to hold up banners outside the main gate of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, calling for an end to drone warfare

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Reporting Trident as a crime

A mass crime reporting at Reading police station

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Sing Out!

The Campaign Choirs Network

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UK launches 496 Afghan drone strikes

RAF pilots have conducted at least 496 drone strikes in Afghanistan since 2006, including 39 previously undisclosed strikes made using US drones.

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Drones round-up

Recent strikes and new developments

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Long sentences for ‘Transform Now Plowshares’ activists

On 18 February, US peace activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli were each sentenced to five years and two months in prison, followed by three years’ ‘supervised release’.

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Bodkin v. Bodkin

by Emily Johns. The first in the Peace News poster series celebrating the anti-war movements of the First World War. For the whole story see www.theworldismycountry.info

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Dauntless

In November 1914, a new war resisters’ organisation came into being in Britain – through a letter to the press (as the Peace Pledge Union did 20 years later).

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Diary: activism with trust and compassion

The other night I went to see The Missing Picture, a film by Rithy Panh about growing up under the Khmer Rouge regime of Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) in the 1970s.

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Sheila Oakes: 7 April 1928 – 21 January 2014

Few colleagues would have known that Sheila Oakes’ father was lieutenant-general sir Robert Sturges of the royal marines, unt

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30 years ago: Peace Camps round-up

During the years when there were peace camps - and regular one-off actions - at military bases all over the country [partly, but not only, on account of the cruise missile sites being established ....

Activism and... good manners

Well, most people would say that good parenting involves teaching children to be polite and respect others, especially those who might be involved in civic or governmental organisations that a

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It is impossible to stay disconnected!

An occupied Spanish social centre brings people together to struggle for their rights

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Gatling gun gangsters go global

The European war against the world began long before 1914

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Islington and the czar

A missed opportunity for disarmament

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Mobilising empires for war

During the First World War, the great powers mobilised economic, human and military resources all over the world. They drew fighting men from all over the world into the conflict. They fought battles all over the world. The empires of the day threw their colonies and their colonial subjects into a war for supremacy.

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The biomass chain of destruction

How the UK’s hunger for biomass costs communities and forests around the world

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Draxtic action

The fracking revolution in the US has had a number of unintended consequences.