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Issue 2592-2593 | April - May 2016

This is not about Islam

Religious belief was not the driver for Brussels, or Paris, or London

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Sisters Uncut

The feminists fighting austerity

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Spycops

The Pitchford Inquiry into police infiltration gathers steam

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Features

Peace News Summer Camp: 28 July - 1 August

Relax, reflect, reconnect, re-energise!

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Turning a teenage casualty into a war hero

100 years on from the battle of Jutland, exposing war propaganda

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Taking my first steps into resistance

An excerpt from a brilliant new direct action memoir

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As they destroy

An environmental campaigner reflects

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Echo Hall

New novel poses question: 'is conflict always inevitable?'

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The truth about Trident

An excerpt from a new book on one of the biggest issues facing us

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Undercovers on the run

Key highlights of the last four months

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News

Many Berrigans!

Air base blockade marks death of life-long peacemaker

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Greenpeace fracks Westminster

Campaigners bring drilling rig to Westminster

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Nukewatch stop bomb convoy

One-man blockade halts warhead

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MoD faces war crimes charges

Knighton residents to initiate private prosecution of Defence minister over Trident

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Syrians speak out on the war

Lisa Cumming reports on the West Yorkshire Nonviolent Network's event 'How will peace be built in Syria?'

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Heathrow 13 free!

Climate campaigners threatened with jail receive suspended sentences

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Arms firm hit by hair spray

Arms protestor fined £450

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The Palestinian freedom struggle

Bil'in resistance now in twelth year

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Comment

Brexit and movements for peace and justice

How will the outcome of the EU referendum affect war and peace issues?

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The peacefulness of the EU

The EU has transformed 'the most violent continent in history', argues Europe for Peace

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Peaceful disturbance

Free speech and speakers corner

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Women singing out

We can't all speak at once, but we can all sing together

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Diary: Crime & punishment

Ali Tamlit reflects on his experience as one of the Heathrow 13

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Activism and ... Eggs

'One or two won't hurt'

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30 years ago: Nuclear bills – no thanks

For many years, PN played a central role in British opposition to nuclear power generation, especially because it combined a political with a technical critique of the nuclear industry. It also, as over many issues, provided ‘nuts and bolts’ advice for campaigners. Here, PN co-editor Linda Peirson gives some tips.

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News

Slow walk to victory

Cases dropped against 20 anti-fracking protestors

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Stop Trident!

Welsh campaigners join 60,000+ strong anti-Trident demo

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No to arms fair

Welsh campaigners target Cardiff Arms Fair

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The militarisation of the EU

Chris Venables details militarism's corruption of the European project

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Roouminations

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