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Sangster, Emma

Study war lots more

How the armed forces and arms companies influence our schools and colleges

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Cynthia Cockburn, Anti-militarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements

Pluto Press, 2012; 320pp; £19.99

 

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Countering Olympic myths

Exploring some of the concerns around the London Olympics.

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The SOCPA victory and the ‘blanket’ ban

As the ban on unauthorised protest around Parliament under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) is finally repealed, the new restrictions that replace it are being tested in the High Court.

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Poppy politics

Poppies, poppies, poppies – we are entering the season of remembrance and of the ubiquitous red on the lapel of every public figure and increasingly on the front of buses, on products, in schools and just about everywhere.

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Hey sergeant, leave them kids alone

The ministry of defence is rolling out propaganda to slow the decline in recruitment ForcesWatch challenges with a new “Military Out of Schools” campaign.

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Watching, and challenging, the armed forces

It’s difficult to avoid the feeling that the military are becoming increasingly embedded into civil society.

How to police protest

Ten days before the G20 events blew up a storm of public interest around the rights of protestors, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) published its report on “Policin

' Taking Liberties: The struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights'

Free exhibition at the British Library, Euston Rd, London, NW1, runs until 1 March 2009. Mike Ashley, Taking Liberties: The Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights, British Library Publishing Division, 2008; ISBN 978 0 7123 5029 7; 144pp; £15.95

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Partial SOCPA victory?

Campaigners challenging restrictions on protest around Parliament, who deluged the Home Office with responses to its consultation on the issue, have been rewarded by a government announcem