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Issue 2534 | June 2011

UN demands ceasefire

Libya: NATO refuses to support humanitarian “pause”

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The long game

Britain to stay in Afghanistan after 2014, playing

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Britain takes direct control of armed drones in Afghanistan

US drones continue to target Pakistan, despite opposition

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Pakistani anti-drones sit-down blocks NATO’s supply route

On 23 April, thousands of Pakistanis, “led” by ex-cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan blocked the Khyber pass, the route for 70% of supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan.

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Pacifist WWI veteran dies

The last survivor of more than 70 million military personnel who served in the First World War died in Australia on 5 May, aged 110.

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Ceredigion against the cuts

Welsh activists march against the cuts.

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Join us on Epynt mountain!

On “Armed Forces Day” we will remember the civilians killed by unmanned aerial vehicles (“drones”).

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Conscious Oil

What if there was a spirit of oil? What would it see?

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Taking it lying down

On 18 May, the UK government announced its plan to spend several billion pounds over the next five years on new nuclear-armed submarines.

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Sizewell Camp: a glowing report

Dan Viesnik reports from the Stop Nuclear Power Network's latest action

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Assassinating Osama

Questions around the killing of bin Laden.

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Revolutionary Homework

Gabriel Carlyle explores the lessons to be learnt from the long back-story to the Egyptian uprising.

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Peace News: the early years

A PN board member looks back over the early years

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Women’s voices, Women’s action

Like much of the (male-dominated) British peace movement, Peace News had an uncomfortable time coming to terms with second-wave feminism in the 1970s. Here are some thought-provoking reflections on feminism and nonviolence published in PN over the last few decades.

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Peace News: The first 75 glorious years

Albert Beale makes a personal selection of a few of the more noteworthy images and pieces of writing that have appeared in Peace News over the last 75 years. Some of the items are chosen because of their eloquence, some because they typify PN's often lonely and unique take on the world, and some because they connect with major world events. And sometimes all three.

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Tricycle: the power of radical empathy

As London’s Tricycle Theatre celebrates 30 years of political engagement, Peace News interviews pioneering theatre director Nicolas Kent.

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War of the words

H G Wells and the anti-cuts demo

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Diary

A week in the life of...

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Activism and... my first Peace News

In Charing Cross Road in London in the 1950s, there used to be an elderly woman selling Peace News who stood on the pavement saying: [uses frail voice] “Pacifist paper.