Comments in issue 2557

50 years ago: PPU stays on the fence

by Albert Beale

Whether to work more with peace campaigns with limited aims, at the expense of concentrating on the fundamental issue of the rejection of war itself, is a never-ending debate within pacifist organisations. Here, Harry Mister reports from the 1963 AGM of the Peace Pledge Union.

Diary: Thinking about group dynamics

by Hannah Lewis

In March I spent a week in the eco-cabins at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, at a workshop organised by trainers from three training collectives – Rhizome, Tripod and Seeds for Change.

Liverpool gains a gem!

by Howard Clark

A send-off to long-time PN volunteer, Martyn Lowe

Editorial: Wobbly Maggie

by The Editors

On Thatcher’s moments of vulnerability

Self portrait

by Annette Bygott

“I was doing a self-portrait around the time when the firestorm on Iraq started. That was ten years ago. It was the beginning of the immoral and illegal onslaught on people like us. Thinking of their religion and ancient culture, I gave myself a kind of hijab to say where and with whom my heart was at that hour of unfolding horror.”