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Issue 2551 | November 2012

Defending the environment against a new generation of road schemes

Defeat Osborne’s road follies

One of Britain's most effective environmentalists explains how the government's roads programme could be stopped in its tracks at the very beginning.

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Combe Haven Defenders

A warning of things to come: a temporary anti-road camp on the South Coast

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Sweet special places

A Hastings Alliance speech at the Combe Haven Defenders' camp.

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News

UK spends £2bn on MoD drones – commits £2bn more

There's more and more information and protest about military drones.

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Drones walk reaches RAF Waddington

The highlight of the Drones Week of Action 2012 was an eight-day, 90-mile peace walk.

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Trident will be outlawed – SNP

In an independent Scotland, nuclear weapons will be ruled illegal by the constitution!

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Peace Days in Wrexham

Wrexham activists organise a three-day festival of peace.

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Scotland, nae place fur NATO?

A Faslane Peace Camper explores the possibilities for a nuclear-free and independent Scotland.

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News

Mass tresspass at Hinkley: six arrested during two-day camp

A variety of protests were seen during a weekend camp at the Hinkley nuclear power station.

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Iran offers negotiated solution as sanctions bite

The Iranian nuclear crisis intensifies.

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Census COs

Conscientious objectors to the 2011 Census in the UK continue their courtroom struggles.

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National Gallery cuts arms link as CAAT wins prize

The Campaign Against Arms Trade celebrates a double victory

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Comment

The never-ending happening

The Personal Column

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Obituary: Crispin Aubrey

3 January 1946 – 28 September  2012

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Liverpool Diary: November 2012

Radio class with Fatoumata, and other incidents.

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35 years ago

A PN editor, reporting from the committal hearing (where the prosecution demonstrates to a magistrate that there's a case to answer in a crown court) in the ABC official secrets case, took notes which led to a minor constitutional crisis – not to mention to all the PN staff appearing before the lord chief justice, and later the house of lords. See also the obituary of Crispin Aubrey.

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Activism and... partying

Do these words go together? 'Activism' and 'partying'....

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Features

Cut war, not jobs

Cameron commits £2bn to drones while chopping disability benefits

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Shift capitalism

A new climate-labour coalition.

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Spain, austerity and police brutality

Eye witness: holding Neptuno Square for hours despite a police riot 

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Wobbly Tuesday

The day that the MoD scrambled to change its invasion plans

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The Lucas Aerospace Plan

This article is only available in the paper version of Peace News.

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