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Issue 2537 | September 2011

Afghanistan: decade of deceit

PN examines three central lies at the heart of the latest Afghan war.

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Afghanistan: no time-table, no peace

Though barely reported in the mainstream press, evidence continues to mount that US, not Taliban, intransigence is the real barrier to a peace deal to end the war in Afghanistan.

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Death by drone

160 children killed in Pakistan

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Gun refuser jailed

Navy medic jailed for seven months.

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DSEi drones and destruction

Ian Pocock looks at the actions planned for this years DSEi arms fair.

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Support Dale Farm

Hundreds of Travellers face eviction.

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Uncivilisation festival

Festival anticipating end of civilisation sells out.

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Iraq deportation blockaded

Action taken at detention centres.

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Free speech fettered

Israeli Palestinian MP deported from UK.

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The times must be a-changing: “No” to dirty coal

Hywel Davies casts a skeptical eye over plans to revive coal mining in Wales.

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Epynt pilgrimage against drones

Military training protested on "Armed Forces Day".

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Fight back at the Fringe

"Festival against the cuts" comes to the Fringe.

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Government restates Trident opposition

Scottish Goverment responds to open letter.

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Victory for Hetherington Students

Cuts and compulsory redundancies to end.

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The coup against Gaddafi

Western planners back leadership - but not regime - change in Libya, argues Milan Rai.

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Greenham women are everywhere

PN remembers Peggy Seeger's classic song "Carry Greenham Home" - and the action that inspired it.

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Making Waves

Ewa Jasiewicz reflects on this year's Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

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Deptford United – You’re Invited

Reports from activists north and south of the river on the London riots and community responses

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North London Unity

3,000 rally against the underlying causes of the riots

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More lost by the second

Kathy Kelly on courtyard life and courtyard death in Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Hey sergeant, leave them kids alone

The ministry of defence is rolling out propaganda to slow the decline in recruitment ForcesWatch challenges with a new “Military Out of Schools” campaign.

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Solidarity and humility

Michael Pooler reflects on the “Pedal: 100 Days to Palestine” project that took him to communities of change and resistance across Europe

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‘Sae fare weel, ye banks o’ Sicily’

Jeff Cloves examines some recent poetry books.

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Peace News summer camp report

Milan Rai looks back at PN Summer Camp 2011.

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Theodore Roszack 1933 – 2011

Historian, novelist, anti-war activist and author of "The Making of a Counter Culture".

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From the archives: Riotous emotions

In an article looking back at the riots of 1985, Steve Platt considers not just the thoughts and feelings of the participants on all sides, but those of PN readers too.

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Activism and … Greenham

I was about 24 at the time, and I was there with my small son. The diversity of the women was incredible. For some women Greenham gave them an alternative to our society, it gave a community.