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Comment and Analysis

60 years ago: Gandhi in Italy

Two members of the Pacifist Youth Action Group, hitch-hiking to India to spend a period at a Gandhian project, stopped en route to join an international workcamp undertaking post-war reconstruction in Italy. Then, as now, such work both deals with some of the legacy of war and also – by its international co-operative nature – helps to undermine the causes of future wars. They sent back a report to Peace News.

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Editorial: Listen!

What should progressive activists (whether Leave or Remain) be doing, post-Brexit? In every area, there are different needs, for sure.

Why nuclear weapons won’t be around for ever

150 nations are already laying the legal groundwork to ban nuclear weapons

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The Personal Column: A surprising sense of liberation

Jeff Cloves revels in the discomfort of the political class in the wake of the EU referendum

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Gentle Angry People

A trip to Palestine connects Penny Stone to Holly Near's famous activist anthem

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Diary: 'Will they let you back in the country?'

A french activist liiving in Britain reflects on the aftermath of the EU referendum

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Activism & ... Europe... or something else

A reader rages

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Activism & ... Europe

My personal earliest memory of Europe is, when I first moved to the UK, one of the reasons was actually to campaign and work against the [US] cruise missiles being stationed in Europe.

40 years ago: European demilitarisation march

Attempts by pacifists to look back at the slaughter of war from an anti-militarist perspective – and official unhappiness at the puncturing of nationalist myths – have a long history.

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Editorial: If I go, there will be trouble....

How should the peace movement vote in the European Union referendum?

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