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Issue 2572-2573 | August 2014

Highlights

War is not part and parcel of human nature

Powerful findings from several decades of Peace Anthropology

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A summer of peace

First World War centenary key theme at this year's Camp

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First peoples

Weapons, but no war, at the Natural History Museum's pre-history exhibition

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Features

Centuries spent in West Philly

Training for Change’s powerful three-week ‘Super-T’ training for trainers

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Going to the source

An ongoing Quaker initiative to trace the roots of activist nonviolence training in the UK

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Alice Wheeldon was a prophet

Another story-poster from PN's 'The World is My Country' project

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Why do we have peace studies?

Exploring the relationship between peace studies and the peace movement: some thoughts to be discussed at PN Summer Camp

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What is BASIC thinking?

Exploring the reasoning behind the Trident Commission, and the benefits of the commission’s report

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News

Behind the Iraqi crisis: the crushing of the nonviolent Sunni uprising

Milan Rai recovers the hidden background to the current crisis

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Afghans pay price for US refusal to make peace

A sharp increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan following the closure of some US/NATO bases suggests that ordinary Afghans are now paying the price for the US decision to block earlier peace initiatives.

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Reaping

As the UK sends five additional armed Reaper drones to Afghanistan, campaigners continue to challenge government secrecy surrounding British drone operations.

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Sail4Syria

British activists head for Beirut

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Palestinians continue nonviolent campaigns

83 hospitalised during hunger strike

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Comment

The personal column

Jeff Cloves confesses to extremism ...

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The History Column

Ann Kramer examines the Tribunal system for WW1 COs

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Diary: To charge or not to charge

How do you avoid the slippery slope of liberal excuses?

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The power of legacies

Causes and codicils

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Activism & ... Injury

ImageI was injured at a blockade once.

53 years ago: Non-violent resistance to war and oppression

Michael Scott on the Committee of 100

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Jill's Defence Weekly

Trying out guns, Eurosatory, June 2014

News

Warhead convoy stopped

Faslane Peace Camp strikes again!

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TP blockades bomb factory

Trident Ploughshares strikes again!

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Women win legal victory over police spies cover-up

Judge order further disclosures by end of July

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Sail4Syria

British activists head for Beirut

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A Welsh memorial in Flanders

Killed soldiers remembered

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Saying No to NATO

Actions planned against Newport summit

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Crime reported in Llandrindod

Nukes shopped to cops

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Wales against fracking

Giant red dragon gathers signatures in Aberystwyth

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Wool against weapons ‘trial runs’

Knitters prepare for nine-mile Aldermaston action

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Roouminations