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Issue 2596-2597 | August - September 2016

Highlights

Brexit: reasons to be cheerful

Let’s use this upsurge of energy to root out racism and classism

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It was ‘blood for oil’

The British media avoid parts of the Chilcot documents

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How to hold ‘living room conversations’ about immigration

Effective anti-racist organising in white rural and working-class communities in the US

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Features

Acting as if...

Brexit, Scottish independence and Trident – a plan of action

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Brexit, peace and Northern Ireland

Back to a hard border?

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Some ways to change attitudes towards ‘damned foreigners’

Resources for campaigners struggling for peace and justice in post-Brexit Britain

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What is a ‘Living Room Conversation’?

A how-to guide by the Rural Organsing Project

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Not the best day I have ever had

A passionate Remain supporter writes to his friends about the EU referendum

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Challenging sexual violence in activist groups and communities

Activists need to examine the unspoken assumptions and power relations already at work in our movements, argues Julia Downes

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Circles of light

The vigil at Philadelphia City Hall in solidarity with Orlando


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News

TP shuts bomb factory gate for a month

Red lines, sea monsters & mad hatters join month of action

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Court grants judicial review of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

3-day investigation to take place next February

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Trident trouble for Corbyn

Vote imminent as PN goes to press

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It’s not a piece of cake...

PN celebrates 80th birthday

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2,000 activists block US drones base in Germany

Human chain formed around USAF Ramstein

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Wales sings Trident out

Welsh activists blockade bomb base

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Blair’s coup and Chilcot’s cover-up

The goal of the Iraq war was to maintain ‘Saddamism without Saddam’

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Destroying the inspectors

Iraq’s missing weapons – another failure of the Chilcot report

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Comment

The Personal Column: A surprising sense of liberation

Jeff Cloves revels in the discomfort of the political class in the wake of the EU referendum

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Gentle Angry People

A trip to Palestine connects Penny Stone to Holly Near's famous activist anthem

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Diary: 'Will they let you back in the country?'

A french activist liiving in Britain reflects on the aftermath of the EU referendum

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Activism & ... Europe... or something else

A reader rages

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Activism & ... Europe

My personal earliest memory of Europe is, when I first moved to the UK, one of the reasons was actually to campaign and work against the [US] cruise missiles being stationed in Europe.

40 years ago: European demilitarisation march

Attempts by pacifists to look back at the slaughter of war from an anti-militarist perspective – and official unhappiness at the puncturing of nationalist myths – have a long history.

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News

Why nuclear weapons won’t be around for ever

150 nations are already laying the legal groundwork to ban nuclear weapons

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Workers’ upheaval in France

Air controllers & nuclear power station workers join strikes

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Solidarity rallies after Brexit

Vote spurs action against xenophobia

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Roouminations

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