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Issue 2598 - 2599 | October - November 2016

Highlights

Tripoli trickery

PN analyses the recent foreign affairs committee report on UK "intervention"

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Golden toad goes a-banking

Creative environmental action from the US

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How can we Prevent government extremism?

The second part of our interview with Liz Fekete, director of the Institute of Race Relations

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Features

Was it the best-ever Peace News Summer Camp?

PN's editor reflects on 5 days of reflection, re-connection and re-charging

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Shelter from the storm

Ellie Roberts reports from the refugee camp in Calais

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A few more reflections

‘You can go back to Afghanistan, it’s safe there’

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Converting swords into...

40th anniversary conference to revisit visionary Lucas Plan

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Radical Technology revisited

Looking back at a book that sowed seedbombs

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News

Support the Women’s Boat to Gaza

Women from 12 countries prepare to break Israel’s criminal siege

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How missile ‘defence’ destabilises the world

Cath Bann looks at the background to the upcoming demos at Fylingdales and Croughton

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Warhead convoys put millions at risk

What are the risks posed by the UK's nuclear bomb convoys?

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Small is beautiful

Alternative technology festival held in Wales

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Christians called on to ‘revitalise’ nonviolence

Church called to invest human and financial resources in promoting active nonviolence

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Comment

Bruce Kent: As I please

Welcome to our new columnist!

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The Personal Column: A matter of conscience

Jeff Cloves reflects on Stroud's global peace party

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We rise, for water, for life

Songs of resistance to the Dakota pipeline

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Activism & ... Dirt

Well there are various kinds of dirt, but I often think of something: when you’re planning to do some direct action, and when it’s going on, and then you’re arrested, you’re often very dirty because you can’t get washed.

Diary: 'Can you please just do it somewhere else?'

Ali Tamlit surveys some of the trials and tribulations of squatted sites

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60 years ago: Gandhi in Italy

Two members of the Pacifist Youth Action Group, hitch-hiking to India to spend a period at a Gandhian project, stopped en route to join an international workcamp undertaking post-war reconstruction in Italy. Then, as now, such work both deals with some of the legacy of war and also – by its international co-operative nature – helps to undermine the causes of future wars. They sent back a report to Peace News.

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News

Black Lives Matter action

Black-led action sparks debates

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How to stop a nuclear convoy

77-year old retired teacher blocks warheads

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Free Ayse Çelik

Vigil held for jailed art teacher

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Nagasaki actions at US base

Waterborne protest marks bomb anniversary

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Renewable visions

Community energy project bringing wind power to Wales

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Emergency shelters

Alternative tech students study designs for use in Gaza and Nepal

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Roouminations