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Moffatt, Virginia

Anthony Quinn, Half of the Human Race

Vintage, 2012; 496pp; £7.99


Laurie Penny, Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

Zero, 2011; 79pp; £6.99


Olympics, politics and me

Peace campaigner Virginia Moffatt is (partially) seduced by the Olympics


Penny for a thought: Laurie Penny, 'Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent'

(Pluto, 2011; 224pp; £12.99)


Fredrik S Heffermehl, The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted

Praeger 2010; 239pp; £23.70


Gordan van Gelder, ed, Welcome to the Greenhouse: science fiction about climate change

OR Books, 2011; 336pp; £11 from www.orbooks.-com


A different sort of hero

A pacifist reflects on the many-sided television character, Doctor Who, with spoilers aplenty (especially if you haven’t seen the recent series).


William Hathaway, Radical Peace. People Refusing War

Trine Day, 2010; 179pp; £9.23


Communal reflection

In February, “Unite for Peace”, a group of (mainly) Christian peace activists affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, gathered in Derbyshire for our twice-yearly meeting.

Kettle Survival Tips

How to deal with police "kettling" tactics