Mister, Harry

Mister, Harry

Harry Mister

3 September 2005Comment

Many of us at 5 Caledonian Road - and many other groups working for a better and war-free world - enjoyed the real privilege, comradeship - and challenge - of working with our good friend Howard for the past forty years.

Not for him the public status and esteem that many lesser people sought. For all his experience, knowledge and wisdom, he was always self-effacing and unassuming.

Yet in his loyalty, commitment and caring for the world he was a truly great man. He was great in…

1 April 2005Review

Available from Housmans Bookshop at £1.50 a copy, post-free, or from the publishers Outside at 3 Rodborought Ave, Stroud, Glos GL5 3RR, who can provide copies for wider distribution

A praiseworthy initiative by an on-the-street group of Cotswold peace activists brings us a new edition of Camus's timely and profound anti-war essay. A world famous French essayist and playwright, Camus first contributed his assessment of the world outlook in 1946 to the Parisian resistance newspaper, Combat, to which he had been an underground contributor during the Nazi occupation.

The New York magazine Liberation, the foremost US advocate of nonviolence during…

1 March 2005Feature

In 1936 I had the remarkable good fortune to be a youthful member of a local pacifist group which dreamt up and published the first Peace News. A modest trial printing of 2,000 copies based on #6 of funds, it was the brain child of a Quaker member of the No More War Movement, Humphrey Moore, a journalist who had worked for the National Peace Council.

Two pence a copy on the streets, my first stint was to sell 100 copies of the founding issue. Peace groups all over the country…