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Issue 2542 | February 2012

PN in Afghanistan

Maya Evans returns from the first British peace delegation to Afghanistan

“If a Talib was in this room now, I know there is only one way forward to resolve the situation… forgiveness”.

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PN Winter Appeal aid delivered in Kabul

PN helps get over £2,000 worth of aid to internally displaced Afghans

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Maya's speaking tour

Times, dates and venues for Maya's UK speaking tour

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PN in Practice: Software

PN looks at some of the free/cheap software tools that are actually used by the PN staff to do their work, in addition to complicated and expensive things like Photoshop and InDesign.

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News from Wales and Scotland

Climate activists tell Scottish govt: “Get on yer bike!”

Scots call for increased funding for walking and cycling

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An Uncut Christmas Carol

Welsh activists subvert seasonal songs

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UK at the heart of EU! Selling out renewable energy

Jill Evans MEP questions the EU's support for nuclear power

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Plaid Cymru leadership contest: good for Wood

Is Plaid Cymru about to elect "the Caroline Lucas of Wales" as its leader?

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Re-planting trees in Palestine

Scottish activists help resist racist land policies

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News

Parliament Square peace camp resists eviction

PN talks to peace activist Maria Gallastegui following her recent victory in the high court.

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Northwood blockaded for two hours

Christian peace activists block entrance to UK's military nerve centre

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Occupy LSX appeals

High court rules on St Paul's occupation

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Free Maikel

Egyptian pacifist now in sixth month of hunger strike

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Arms fair protester facing trial

Chris Cole's DSEi trial postponed to March 2012

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US Occupy remembers Martin Luther King

"Shut Down the Corporations Day" planned for 29 February

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Comment

Conflict 1

Silk screen by Marilyn Edwards. "This image expresses my feelings of despair about the many conflicts in the world. It was made in 2009: Gaza was neing bombed. The "pieta" emerges from it, an iconic symbol of "suffering."

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A new design! A new website!

The new PN design: on paper and on-line.

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Counting the Cost

Jeff Cloves ponders the arms trade, the census, and the perils of not being on the electoral register

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PN in Practice: Software

PN looks at some of the free/cheap software tools that are actually used by the PN staff to do their work, in addition to complicated and expensive things like Photoshop and InDesign.

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PN interviews US activists

War dead

John Tirman, executive director of the Center for International Studies at MIT commissioned what is generally known as the 2006 Lancet Study, which found 655,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the 2003 US/UK invasion and subsequent occupation. Tirman spoke to Peace News about his new book "The Death of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars".

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In the pink

Medea Benjamin is probably best known outside the US for her disruption of a series of high-profile events with then-defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others. She is co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Gabriel Carlyle spoke to her at a meeting of the Drones Campaign Network in Birmingham.

 

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Medea Benjamin on Capitalism

"I have yet to see the society that I would like to live in but I see pieces of it, bits and pieces of it here and there. Rather than labelling it I would rather help create it and not give it a label.

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Frances MacKeith, 28 March 1914 - 14 December 2011

Linguist, musician and mother of six

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Activism and ... Office space

Well, I’ve had my bedroom used as an office, and I’ve used my bedroom as an office. I’ve also used an office as my bedroom.

40 years ago: Sheffield Potlatch

A look-back at PN's (in)famous national gatherings.

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Roouminations ...

Almost ...