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Issue 2590-2591 | February - March 2016

Why I was acquitted

Peace activist Andrea Needham shares ‘the worst things about prison’ and what it’s been like writing a book about her Ploughshares action 20 years ago

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On the side of the angels

A worm’s-eye view of the ‘Red Lines’ climate action in Paris, or how I ended up at the front of a 10,000-strong illegal march

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Should we 'call people out'? Or call them in?

How should a white anti-racist respond to racist remarks by another white person?

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Features

We can stop Trident replacement

Take action at Burghfield this June

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Pulling together

Who’s doing what to stop them replacing Britain’s nuclear weapon system?

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Trident and UK security

Flaws in the theory and practice of nuclear deterrence for the UK

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Transform now!

Ploughshares activist Megan Rice first speaker at new Peace & Justice Centre

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The 2015 Creative Activist Awards

Drum roll please ...

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How to tackle classism... and how not to

The final part of our interview with Betsy Leondar-Wright, author of Missing Class

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Backpack blockading

Top tips from Paris!

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News

Christians whitewash ‘dept for extreme climate change’

'Woe to you ... you hypocrites!'

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Swiss to vote on Basic Income

Referendum marks turning point in campaign for new human right

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Climate Action 2016

Coming soon to a planet near you ...

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Bad arrest, good result

He fought the law ...

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Stop arming the Saudi war in Yemen

Campaigners bring legal challenge to UK arms exports

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Machtivists on trial

Heathrow 13 found guilty

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Clean up the act

Supporters pay drone campaigners' fine

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Comment

First to die, to fight, to march

An open letter from the Wretched of the Earth bloc about the ‘People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs’ on 29 November

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Time to cycle

Last December PN's editor - and 129 others - headed for the climate negotiations in Paris ... by bike

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With My Hammer

I will stand and I will defend my right to fight against violence

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The Personal Column: Tales of the Emperor

Jeff Cloves reflects on Newspeak, ancient and modern

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Radical music: 'A Mighty Song of Peace'

Penny Stone remembers Geoffrey Carnall, singer, peace activist and mine of musical information

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Activism and ... Luxury

Baths, time and Nintendo

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40 years ago: Overwhelming Woody

In line with its counter-cultural aims when moving its editorial office out of London for some years, PN gave regular space to ‘Woody’, who called for a commitment to alternative ways of living, rather than oppositional politics. He provoked much debate from correspondents.

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News

Housmans digs deep

Crowdfunded basement opens at PN's sister bookshop

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When will they ever learn?

Coal giant attempts to enclose common land

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Met gives in on eighth undercover police relationship case

Met withdraw defence to avoid disclosure

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Anti-Trident action from Edinburgh to London

'Peaton Pirates' take on nukes

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Police harass Scottish peace campaigners

Nukewatchers detained

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Roouminations

Almost ...