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Polden, David

Palestinians practise nonviolent resistance

On 24 April, Palestinian prisoners in Israel began a new open-ended hunger strike.

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43 protesters arrested at spy HQ and air force bases in the US

Anti-drone activism

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Palestinian hunger strikers undergo ‘punitive measures’

...and Israeli refusers

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Israel faces nonviolent action from Palestinians and Africans

On 31 January, about 300 Palestinian activists re-occupied Ein Hijleh, a village in the Jordan Valley that was forcibly depopulated when Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967.

Long sentences for ‘Transform Now Plowshares’ activists

On 18 February, US peace activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli were each sentenced to five years and two months in prison, followed by three years’ ‘supervised release’.

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‘Ground the drones’, protesters tell Cameron and Hollande

On 31 January, four intrepid individuals from Oxford CND braved continuous rain to hold up banners outside the main gate of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, calling for an end to drone warfare

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Charges dropped against TPers after CPS blunders

On 10 and 13 January, Reading magistrates court dismissed charges of ‘obstruction of the highway’ against two groups of Trident Ploughshares (TP) activists because of procedural errors by the crown

Mutiny

Dissenters in the ranks

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Making peace on the streets

Minds of Peace at work

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Criminalising being ‘annoying’

New Anti-Social Behiaviour, Crime and Policing Bill is 'most significant threat to lawful assembly and protest in modern history'.

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