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A near thing

In June, protesters in County Durham prevented construction of an access road to a planned opencast coal mine near Dipton.

Trump unites

On 13 July, an estimated 250,000 protesters filled the streets of central London on a Friday afternon in the ‘Together Against Trump’ protest against the visit to the UK of US president Donald Trum

Ireland divests

On 12 July, Ireland became the first country to commit itself to completely divesting from fossil fuels.

Gaza marches continue

20,000 Palestinian women march for end to illegal siege

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Blocked around the clock

Hundreds join mass action at Lancashire fracking site

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Two wins for arms trade activists

Glasgow arms fair was directly linked to Trident nuke system, online news service reveals

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Focus on spycops

London and Glasgow conferences mark 50 years since the formation of Britain's undercover political police squad

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Keep space for peace

Bruce Gagnon reports on the 26th annual conference of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

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Oh no, they can’t

On 6 June, the UK court of appeal ruled that the investment policies of local authority pension funds must not be ‘contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy’.

Oh no, they can

In mid-July, the planned replacement for Britain’s armed Reaper drones, the Protector, made the first crossing of the Atlantic by a medium-altitude, long endurance remotely-piloted aircraft.