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Issue 2616 - 2617 | April - May 2018

The undercover cop’s guide to being an undercover cop

An internal manual for infiltrating activist groups, written by disgraced undercover police officer Andy Coles, has been made public by the Undercover Policing Inquiry

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How to infiltrate activists

Extracts from spycop Andy Coles’ Special Demonstrations Squad (SDA) Tradecraft Manual.

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Decline and rise?

The Christian church is well-placed to be a movement for nonviolence

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Features

Make your own white poppy

Display of peace poppies made by public planned to mark WW1 centenary

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Climate justice jobs

A Corbyn premiership could open up exciting possibilities for a just transition to a zero-carbon economy

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Exploring Class: a training of trainers weekend with Betsy Leondar-Wright

Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 June 2018

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How PN helped give birth to the peace symbol and other stories

‘Without you ... there would have been no symbol.’

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CND and direct action

An extract from a new book marking CND’s 60th birthday

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Collective problems, collective solutions

Housing co-ops are being hit by new taxes

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Frightened all over again

Milan Rai reviews Daniel Ellsberg's new book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

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America’s tortured brow

Oska Lappin, America’s tortured brow, from Oska Lappin, Scary Amerika (Seditionaries Free Press, 2018)

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News

Walk-out threatens future of spycops inquiry

Doreen Lawrence says chair turning hearing into 'inquiry cloaked in secrecy and anonymity'

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North Korea – peace is possible but it’s going to be hard to avoid disaster and war

Break down in hasty Trump-Kim summit could 'take us closer to war' warns George W Bush's North adviser on North Korea

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Army abuse trial collapses

Military police blame 'more urgent enquiries' for 'unacceptable delay' in bringing case to trial

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Enemy within

New play tells story of WW1 peace activist framed by police spies for non-existent murder plot

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Yorkshire anti-frackers declare victory

Well capped after government calls for financial review of Third Energy

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Free Ahed Tamimi

Israel’s military justice system characterised by prolonged pre-trial detention, abuse of kids and sham trials, says Amnesty

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60 year strong

CND anniversary celebrated in Caernarfon

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Fasting for devolution

Farmer calls for devolution of broadcasting powers to Wales

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Fasting for freedom

Mid Wales Refugee Action takes action in support of Yarl's Wood detainees

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Comment

Obituary: Beatrice Smith: 24 July 1937 – 4 February 2018

Poet, author, hospital worker and socialist 'was never one to give up when things got tough'

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And legacy: on becoming a full human being

How does one make sense of a self, or the world, when stories of one’s ancestors were of strange barbarians who early Europeans decided were ‘non human’?, asks Oluwafemi Hughes

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Bruce Kent: As I please

Blowing up the world in 'a graduated controlled way'

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The Personal Column: vinyl, fake news & red propellors

Jeff Cloves looks in the window of his new local record shop

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Hope abounds

Penny Stone finds protest songs alive and well on the college lecturers' picket lines in Edinburgh

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Case Study: India: February – March 1918

Textile workers win economic justice

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News

Common values

LGBT+ rights defenders protest outside Westminster Abbey

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Arms fair trials abandoned

13 cases dropped after aquittal of Christian activists

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‘How to build peace’ – Quakers publish report

Dublin and Berlin events to follow London launch

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Mark Kennedy spied on French activists too

Terrorism charges followed arrival of British undercover cop, documents reveal

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Roouminations

Telford