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Issue 2612 - 2613 | December 2017 - January 2018

Disarmers acquitted

‘Not guilty’ verdicts for Ploughshares activists Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse

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Taking a stand against bullying and censorship

Helen Steel on the free speech conflict at the 2017 Anarchist Bookfair

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Encircling China

John Pilger’s 60th documentary examines US strategy towards its main rival

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Features

Two of the three leaflets that started it all

Part 2 of PN's documenting of the free speech conflict at the 2017 Anarchist Bookfair

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Bookfair herstory

Hanik Blackman recounts the origins and history of the London Anarchist Bookfair

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‘These leaflets are a form of violence that you must stop’

This statement criticising the organisers was published three days after the bookfair

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‘We don’t ban people just because we disagree with them’

This is the view of the London Anarchist Bookfair Collective on the leaflet incident

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‘We’re tired of being told what to do’

This is the response of the organisers of the London Anarchist Bookfair to the critical statement reproduced here.

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Evan Sleeping at Camp 18

Gabriel Carlyle reviews Lucas Foglia's stunning book of photographs, Human Nature

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News

Peace prize given to peace group

Anti-nuke campaign wins Nobel

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Greenpeace 10 found ‘not guilty’ after blocking PNR fracking site entrance

Prosecution failed to rebut activists defence, says judge

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Thousands demand climate justice in Bonn

4,500 invade opencast coal mine during Climate Summit

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Three Scots stop warhead convoy

Nukes blocked on way to Trident base

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Remembrance Day

Anti-war veterans remember all war deaths

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Rubbish, Alun

Calls for scrapping of Welsh Language Bill

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Trying Trident

Attorney General declines to prosecute Theresa May over Trident

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Comment & News

They’re watching you...

PN reports from this year's ORGCon

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‘Nonviolence works!’

Gabriel Carlyle reports on Pax Christi's recent speaking tour

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Bruce Kent: As I please

Bruce Kent extols the virtues of the Housmans Peace Diary

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Hostage Catalonia

A Spanish activist reflects on the aftermath of the recent referendum

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Obituary: Helen John: 30 September 1937 – 5 November 2017

Rebecca Johnson remembers an indefatigable

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Diary: Options beyond the hamster wheel

Samra Mayanja reflects on a Radical Routes recent ‘Re-imagining Gatherings’

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The Personal Column: Confessions of a teenage narcissus

Jeff Cloves finds contemporary resonances in a recent stage adaptation of An American in Paris

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'I think it’s time to meet another way'

Penny Stone reflects on this year's White Poppy gathering in Edinburgh

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Diversity is Beautiful

Community print-making courses in Bristol

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Case study: Sweden 1931

General strike for power shift

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News

Refugee voices in the halls of power

From Swansea to Westminster

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From Holloway to housing

Call for council homes to be built on former prison site

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Joseph Rotblat is held up against the wall in London

Polish scientist & anti-nuke campaigner remembered

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Assault charge dropped against DSEI activist

More arms fair trials scheduled for December and January

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Mud, mud, inglorious mud

Nuke power research sparks national debate

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Che Guevara’s daughter visits Wales

Cymru Cuba celebrates 35th anniversary

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Roouminations

Telford