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Issue 2543 | March 2012

Nonviolent resistance

Bahrain Rises

US activist K. Flo Razowsky reports on Bahrain Witness, US complicity and her deportation from the Gulf kingdom

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How to start a revolution

Gene Sharp has influenced popular revolutions and revolts across the globe. PN interviewed him during his recent trip to London.

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How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the ‘1%’

George Lakey ponders the lessons from Scandanavia's epic history of nonviolent struggle

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Nonviolent Revolution: George Lakey Tour

The remarkable George Lakey, nonviolence trainer extraordinaire, is coming to the UK in July, hosted by Peace News.

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Features

Kabul at work

PN looks at the remarkable work of Afghan graffitti artist Shamsia Hassani

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Bread and roses

Downloadable poster for international women's day

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Can one reporter change the world?

The US journalist I F Stone thought so

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Five resist the census

Four hundred people are being prosecuted for refusing to fill out the 2011 census. Many of them took their stand on political grounds. Here are some of those who are resisting.

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Tacoma Action Figure

Veteran peace activist Bill 'Bix' Bichsel inspires cartoonist

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News

Torture, drones and assassination

Will the US nix the Taliban's latest peace move?

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Stop the War has double trouble demo

Scuffles break out at Syria/Iran action

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Anti-cuts activists blockade Oxford circus

Disabled activists take to the streets

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Marching for peace with Iran

Global protests surveyed

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Spies R Us

A new official report on undercover police fails to deal with the real issues

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Climate activists give warming warning

Protestors target British Gas over fuel poverty

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Hinkley up a tree

Anti-nuclear power activists occupy oak grove

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News from Wales and Scotland

A dragon on the new frontline

From Hinkley Point in Somerset to Wylfa in the far north of Wales, the campaign against a new generation of nuclear power stations is heating up day-by-day.

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Cwtch Community Centre evicted - down but not out

"No reason for the story to end here" say activists.

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Celebrating Richard Henry

Visionary 19th century peace activist remembered

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No home for Trident in England

Would ousting Trident from Scotland spell a end to the weapons system?

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RSVP: your invite to 30 days of action at Faslane

Faslane Peace Camp marks its 30th anniversary

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Comment

Libya

Western powers wanted 'leadership change, regime stabilisation' in Libya

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Disarmament day or dirty deal?

Where does the SNP really stand on Trident?

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Roouminations ...

Roouminations ...

Cyberpeace

What can we as individuals do to reduce the threat of violence – whether we encounter it in our daily lives, or whether we are concerned about the growing stockpile of nuclear weapons? Alison Whyte highlights some new on-line courses.

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Tony Telford

Almost ...

Christopher Logue, 23 November 1926 - 2 December 2011

Dennis Gould surveys the life of the radical poet

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Activism and ... Women only

It’s not really something I ever think about. I’ve never done a women-only action, but I’ve been involved in a few women-only spaces, and that’s been an interesting experience.

60 Years Ago: PN and the King's Death

PN had made brief mention of the death of King George VI, saying – amongst other things – “Peace News records its deep sympathy with the Royal Family so suddenly bereaved...”. The item generated a lot of correspondence on subsequent letters pages.

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