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Issue 2547-2548 | July-August 2012

Activism - thoughts on how and when not to

Activism and the limits of consensus

The final part of our interview with US activist George Lakey

 

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

April’s Symposium on Nonviolent Movements & the Barrier of Fear brought dozens of activists and researchers from around the world to Coventry.

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How (not) to burn out

PN staff spend a week in tents in howling winds and driving rain on the edge of Dartmoor and return tranquil

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features

Hiroshima banner

Jen Painter explains the role of banner-making in local peace group Hastings Against War

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Security Games

Community legal observers – one response to the Olympic police operation

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Iraq

Marking the anniversary

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Obama's Honduran war

Why is the US arming and supporting a violent military regime against its own people?

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Roouminations

news

Act Now!

Ignored by the mainstream media (who preferred to concentrate on the Queen's Jubilee), scientists are warning that the Earth could be approaching a catastophic "state shift" leading to mass extinctions.

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Remote killing

UK public split on drone strikes as lawyers challenge British complicity and the peace movement gears up for ‘Ground the Drones’ week of action.

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Police spy 'committed arson'

Did police spy Bob Lambert fire-bomb Debenhams?

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'Forswear blockading or face seven years' jail'

US activist faces stiff jail sentence for resisting military recruiting

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Israel ‘reneges’ on deal

Palestinian prisoners still being held in solidarity confinement

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Lesters v Lockheed

Arms company gets an unwanted visit

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Wales and Scotland

Your country (still) needs you!

Trwper Twp clowns around in Lampeter

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The Faslane effect

As Faslane Peace Camp celebrates its 30th birthday with a month of action.

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How green are our valleys? Around and about the fair country

Kelvin Mason surveys the Welsh activist scene

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more news

T-shirt protestor to appeal in ‘domestic extremism’ case

Veteran campaigner challenges 'extremism' database

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Occupy roundup

Rebecca Boyle recaps the latest UK developments

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Nukes

'Alternative Jubilee' celebrated at UK bomb factory

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70 years ago: HATE is prescribed, but ­–What is the correct dose?

PN columnist “Owlglass”, one of a number of powerful writers in the paper in the midst of the Second World War, takes a biting approach to both the war mentality in general and the war’s more extreme and barbaric methods.

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Activism and ... Consensus

I know someone who became a committed, full-on activist because of his experience of consensus decision-making.

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