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Radical Living

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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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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Diary: Autumnal thoughts

'Who would have thought three months ago that an anti-war MP might become leader of the Labour party?'

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Diary: End-of-termitis

'I'm sick of protesting this shit'

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Diary: Marking Time

Why anniversaries matter

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Diary: When things go (very) wrong

Virginia Moffatt looks to her running heroes for inspiration

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Frida Berrigan, It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing Into Rebellious Motherhood

OR Books, 2014; 193pp; £11

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Stephen E Hunt, The Revolutionary Urbanism of Street Farm: Eco-Anarchism, Architecture and Alternative Technology in the 1970s

Tangent Books, 2014; 256pp; £12

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Diary: the half century

Our new diarist approaches a significant milestone

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Learning from eco-villages

A response to Leslie Barson’s critique in the last issue

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