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Issue 2477 | September 2006

Climate action camp in full swing

As PN went to press, activists from climate change group Reclaim Power had blocked the main entrance to the Hartlepool nuclear power plant in Teesside.

Safety fears after reactor shutdown

Questions were being asked in continental Europe's mainstream media after the shutdown of four of Sweden's ten nuclear power reactors on 25 July.

Pitstop Ploughshares finally acquitted

In what has been suggested was a unanimous verdict from the jury at Dublin's Four Courts, five ploughshares activists walked free on 25 July - more than three years after they had visited S

Not a matter of interpretation

Once it was very clear that weapons of mass destruction did not exist in the country we had bombed, invaded and allowed to be systematically looted, and whose infrastructure we wrecked and whose so

Louder than a bomb

Over the summer there was a minor media storm as, in the run up to 7/7, journalists and politicians heard about Fun Da Mental's new album All is War.

Israel: Is something changing?

I was told, as this current conflict began, that we - the opposition - are more than we were 25 years ago, during the previous invasion of Lebanon.

Lebanon: A resistance to war

Last week, I made my first trip to South Lebanon since the war began.

Business as usual

One form of control commonly used by the Israeli military is to carry out night-time raids on people's homes, dragging away family members - often for little or no reason.

Being realistic - demanding the impossible. I want to believe!

Having been involved in anti-nuclear campaigns and actions for the past 20 years, it's with something of a heavy heart that I write this critique of Faslane365.

From Brighton to Beirut - taking action against war

The events in the Middle East during July and August resulted in a flurry of activity back here in Britain, with people from Brighton to Glasgow taking action to “bring the war home”.

Rainbow Warrior in relief effort

Greenpeace reported in mid August that they had delivered more than 75 tons of essential medical supplies to Lebanon by sea, following a joint operation between the international environmen

Love your enemy – everyone can change: The Beeb

The enemy, this time, is the Beeb.

Only the good die young

At the end of August, 19-year-old Private Jason Chelsea killed himself.

Obituary: Bob Hockley

Sixty-four years ago, in 1942, Bob Hockley resigned as Treasurer of the local branch of the Peace Pledge Union in Southampton.

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