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Issue 2574-2575 | October - November 2014

Highlights

Eight things everyone should know about the Iraq crisis

Ian Sinclair looks beyond the "babbling brook of [mainstream media] bullshit" about the Iraq crisis.

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Control Freaks

In this extract from his forthcoming book, 'Spectacle, Reality, Resistance: Confronting a culture of militarism', David Gee explores how contemporary militarism attempts to control public opinion, passing over its horrific reality.

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Unlocking Lovelock?

Gabriel Carlyle casts a sceptical eye over James Lovelock's much-vaunted ideas and independence at the Science Museum

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Features

The Women's Peace Crusade, 1916 - 1918

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

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A wealth of wonderful workshops

The sixth glorious year of PN Summer Camp

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Moving from arms to renewables

Sarah Waldron makes the argument for conversion

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The dance of life & the dance of death

Peace News considers peace paintings by Anne Gregson

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An African gathering of war resisters

Hannah Brock reports on War Resisters International's conference in South Africa

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Going in for the skill

A transcript of an oddly-traumatic nonviolent training session

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News

YES or NO, Trident must go

David Mackenzie reflects on the peace movement after the Scottish referendum

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Peace Prisoners Day

Write to a peace prisoner!

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Grow Heathrow prepares to resist eviction

Bailiffs anticipated at 3rd runway camp

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Canoeing against coal

Pacific Islanders take to the seas in climate change blockade

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NATO Summit in Newport

Counter-summit calls for abolition

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Israeli drone factory in UK occupied by Gaza protesters

Rooftop occupation leads to 4 arrests

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Comment

Towards a new economy

Green jobs, anyone?

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The History Column: ‘The Frenchmen’

In which 50 COs are sentenced to death ...

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The Personal Column: Curious and curiouser

Jeff Cloves ponders extra-parliamentary measures ...

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40 years ago: six anti-militarists busted

Peace News had recently moved its main office out of London, as part of a strategy of changing the balance between its alternativist and ‘constructivist’ coverage on the one hand, and its invol

Diary

Our Leeds-based cooperator is tipped over the edge at a Gaza demo

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Roy Prockter, 1949 - 2014

Peace Tax Seven activist & Quaker dies, age 65

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Activism and ... Failure

Failure? I don’t like thinking about my failures. I don’t like thinking about when groups fail either, or movements. If I’m honest, I do enjoy thinking about failures by people I don’t like.

News

Campaign nonviolence begins!

International nonviolence initiative begins its first week of action.

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Action for peace in Palestine

David Polden surveys actions in the UK, US and Israel

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembered

CND Cymru mark atom bomb anniversary

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Gaza solidarity

Action take place across Wales

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Wool Against Weapons

11-mile scarf links Burghfield & Aldermaston

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Croughton Confidential

PN takes a look at a secretive, unaccountable and out-of-control US spy base

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Roouminations

Almost ...