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hoo:ha - a review

Sometimes something like a public therapy session, a feminist performance about the female body that got stronger and more daring as it went on

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A Girl and a Gun - a review

A disturbing play about guns, male violence against women and sex

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Citizen's prosecutions of the British secretary of state for defence for conspiring to commit a war crime

A new Trident Ploughshares project to involve local magistrates' courts throughout Britain in the struggle against the Trident nuclear weapon system

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Superfunadventuretimes: review

A funny, slightly confusing, semi-Brechtian contribution to Camden People's Theatre's feminist season, Calm Down, Dear

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Peace News an exhibit in Picasso exhibition

PN in Picasso and contemporary art exhibition

 

A reader in Germany has sent us news of PN appearing as an artefact in an art exhibition!

 

A display case in the 'Picasso and contemporary art' exhibition in the gigantic Deichtorhallen art centre in Hamburg, Germany, contains a recent edition of Peace News!

Common ground with Corrymeela

The Corrymeela peace centre in Northern Ireland is holding a summer peace event at the same time as Peace News Summer Camp.

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Chilcot - reasonable unreasonableness and delays that aren't delays

I just read the transcript of the evidence given by John Chilcot, head of the Iraq Inquiry, to parliament's foreign affairs committee on 4 February. I was staggered to read in a footnote that they are going to publish 1,500 British government documents alongside the Chilcot Report itself (which will be hundreds of pages long).

The report refers to 7,000 government documents. They looked at 150,000 documents. These are big numbers.

The MPs on the foreign affairs committee tried to get Chilcot to say that his former colleagues in the civil service had delayed the publication of the report by dragging their feet over the declassification of relevant secret documents. Chilcot (who was permanent secretary at the Northern Ireland Office for most of the 1990s) avoided saying anything critical of the government, the civil service or the decision makers from 2003 who are going to be criticised in the report.

Chilcot - dipping a toe in

A sceptical look at the evidence given to the British government's Chilcot Inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war by Richard Dearlove, head of MI6 at the time. Dearlove sticks to his WMD story but it has a big hole in it....

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The Storm Is Over

'Our fear and isolation from each other, aiming to get a step up above our neighbours, our reluctance to live in a shared world, may be worse than the other storms we face.' Long-time US peace activist Kathy Kelly writes from inside prison.

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British Greens advocate nonviolent 'revolution'

Musing on the manifesto....

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