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Issue 2578-2579 | February 2015 - March 2015

Highlights

Cis – a site of conflict

An excerpt from new book Radical Feminism explores divisions around trans inclusion

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A future in prison

Kathy Kelly looks forward to a future world that is less like a prison

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We are all [ ] – fill in the blank

The renowned US dissident reflects on the hypocrisy of the elite response to the Charlie Hebdo killings

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Features

Conflict, Time, Photography

Erica Smith reviews Tate Modern's latest exhibition

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Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

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

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The world is my country

Shout out for PN's First World War speaking tour ...

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Turn up the heat on rip-off energy companies

Fuel Poverty Action look back at 2014, and forward to 2015!

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Sharpening contradictions

Why al-Qa’eda attacked satirists in Paris

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Learning from eco-villages

A response to Leslie Barson’s critique in the last issue

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News

Wrap Up Trident

Thousands surround MoD to launch CND's general election campaign

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UK airstrikes in Iraq hit 100 – one third by drones

As air war continues, secrecy over UK drone leads to speculation re. possible Mali deployment

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End the Drone Wars

Activists break into UK drone base

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Drone protests US: prison for Kathy Kelly

US peace campaigner jailed for drones action

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International Women’s Day

A partial list of upcoming events in the UK

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Weaving our own web

A report on the Peace News online campaigning conference in January which introduced the PN digital toolset Zylum to the movement

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Comment

UKIP put me off my beer

A Hastings artist and designer takes action when UKIP decides to hold a fundraiser in her local pub

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No, I am not Charlie

A Swedish peace researcher reflects on the terror in Paris and the reactions to it

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Diary: the half century

Our new diarist approaches a significant milestone

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Mike Marqusee: 27 January 1953 – 13 January 2015

Mike Phipps looks back at the life and activism of a radical writer

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David Lane: 21 February 1934 – 16 September 2014

David Lane, lifelong pacifist and peace activist, died in September at the age of 80 after a long, and latterly very sad, struggle with Parkinson’s.

30 years ago: Why I need a men’s group

Being open to issues, perspectives and debates largely ignored by other political papers has often been a distinguishing feature of Peace News. Sexual politics, including men’s reactions to women’s increasing commitment to feminism, has been an example of this. Here, Paul Seedhouse describes his own move towards change.

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Activism and ... Valentines

What comes into my mind if you say ‘activism and Valentines’? Russell Brand! I dunno.

News

Scrap Trident, Ban Nukes!

Five go adventuring in Faslane

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The year of fracking dangerously

Wales is ready to take on the extreme energy industry, reports Kelvin Mason.

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Oh, Vienna

44 states press for nuclear disarmament

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Action against the occupation of Palestine

Hunger strikes, war resistance and BDS ...

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Plaid Cymru, SNP and Greens call for investment in people not weapons

Trident could be deal breaker in event of hung parliament

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Roouminations

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