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Issue 2552-2553 | December 2012 - January 2013

Activism and.... Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq

Destroying Syria to save it?

Nonviolent opposition voices oppose militarisation of the revolution.

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An anarchist among jihadists

A view from the grassroots of the Syrian revolution.

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A Persian peace

Peace News speaks to the Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate and former judge, Shirin Ebadi, on sanctions and democracy in Iran.

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2013: the year of Iran

Reflections from the Peace News editors on the eve of their delegation to Iran

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Iran peace delegation 2013

Peace News editors Emily Johns and Milan Rai are travelling to Iran as part of a US/UK peace delegation in February 2013.

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Live adventurously, go to Afghanistan

Susan Clarkson describes her preparation process for a journey of solidarity.

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Support the Peace News Kabul Winter Appeal

Help Afghan families this winter.

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Iraq: between despair and hope

A US peace activist returns to Iraq after nine years.

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More features

Can you smell gas?

Claire Fauset spent a week occupying a chimney

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'15 February 2003' by Ian Sinclair

A new Peace News book coming in 2013

 

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No more mortgage suicides!

Spain’s social movements struggle for housing justice.

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Co-ops come together

Felix Lozano is inspired by the spirit of a co-operation at Co-operatives United.

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Radical Routes

A brief look at the UK's national network of radical housing co-ops.

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Roouminations

News

Israel assassinated Hamas leader ‘to avoid ceasefire’

Assassinated Hamas leading was contemplating truce with Israel, says Israeli peace activist.

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Newport peace poppies

White poppy wreath laid at British legion's invitation

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345 drone strikes: four civilians dead?

Are the UK government's figures on drone casualties really credible?

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UK torture transfers

Can a 'known torturer' and drug dealer be expected to uphold human rights? The British government thinks so.

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Thousands join 68-day Kurdish hunger strike

Kurds struggling for peace talks & language rights.

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Zombie roads rise again in Hastings

Tories resuscitate long-dead road schemes.

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Lockheed Martin HQ exposed by Trident Ploughshares

Nuke maker's AGM disrupted.

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Enter the Dragons — in Cardiff

Welsh activists take anti-nuclear message to the steps of the Senedd.

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Wake up and hear the singing!

Côr Gobaith feel the solidarity at national TUC demo

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Iraq 2003

Spread the word about Wobbly Tuesday.

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Comment

Supporting Peace News this winter …and enjoying yourself in the process

A call for funds!

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Activism and ... Desperation

Is desperation a luxury?

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Occupy your mind

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Liverpool Diary: December 2012

Turkeys, progress & praxis

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Dai Vaughan: 6 September 1933 - 6 June 2012

Documentary maker, author and activist

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Remembrance Sunday

Jeremy Kingston is inspired by Lt Gen Sir John Kiszley's frank admission

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30 years ago: Gandhi: the movie

Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi was reviewed at length for PN by Devi Prasad, a colleague of Gandhi who’d lived on Gandhi’s ashram both before and after the latter’s assassination in 1948.

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Concrete Poem: Johannes Kerkhoven

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