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Issue 2588-2589 | December 2015 - January 2016

after Paris & climate change

Time for climate direct action

We can only win climate justice by breaking the rules

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After the massacres of Paris: dread, revolt, action

Three French campaign groups respond to the 13 November atrocities in Paris.

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The Paris climate change talks are doomed to fail before they’ve begun

Why the UN climate summit can't succeed

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Features

Coming back – a liberation voice

Amanda Sebestyen looks back on the Women's Liberation Movement, and forward to the newly-launched Feminist Forum

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Making meetings better – with eConvenor

How two activists learned to code from scratch in order to build an online tool to support activist groups

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It feels like we can win

Action against arms fairs in South Korea and New Zealand

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‘I’ve found a way in!’

An excerpt from Andrea Needham’s amazing new book, The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane, to be published by Peace News in January

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Class matters

Behind the scenes of two outstanding books about classism – the second part of our interview with Betsy Leondar-Wright

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The story of Cao Shunli

Cao Shunli (1961 – 2014) was a militant petitioner who died in police custody in March 2014. Petitioners in China, mostly women, bear the brunt of the country’s authoritarian capitalism.

News

Drones campaigners claim victory

Injunction should never have been granted rules High Court judge

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Sowing 360 seeds of hope

Second 'Campaign Nonviolence' week sees actions across the US

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Crimes and misdemeanours

Four anti-drones campaigners convicted of criminal damage

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Met apologises for undercover relationships

Eight women (and more) ‘emotionally and sexually violated with state approval’

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A nuclear white elephant

Hinkley Point C protest

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'Don't Bank on the Bomb'

Scottish campaigners target financial institutions

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White and red together

Aberystwyth peace action

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Comment

Non-French war deaths matter

US activist David Swanson urges a return to thinking.

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The Personal Column: Jaw jaw not war war

Jeff Cloves reflects on the BBC's little-known motto

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Radical Music: Paris & beyond

Penny Stone surveys music's role - radical and otherwise - at the Paris climate summit

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Diary: (Last) words

Hope, despair and reading

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Activism and ... Petitions

Is it an effective form of protest?

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40 years ago: Expensive production a big flop

PN produced an issue devoted to the verdicts and the aftermath of the Old Bailey trial in London of 14 pacifists and anti-militarists including PN staff involved in a campaign to give leaflets to soldiers about leaving the army; the conspiracy charges meant there was no upper limit to the prison sentences they faced.

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News

34-hour Italian radar Ploughshares action

No NATO, No Muos!

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Trident replacement costs double; vote before Christmas?

British nukes latest

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‘Killing us by heart’

A report from Calais Migrant Solidarity

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Critical Mass to Calais

Bikes beyond borders!

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Roouminations

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