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Issue 2624 - 2625 | December 2018 - January 2019

Stansted solidarity!

Trial of Stansted 15 anti-deportation activists goes on

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Yemen: Britain’s shameful role

Britain finally calls for ceasefire (but British arms sales continue)

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Why protests are usually a waste of time

Activists need to go on the offensive argues veteran campaigner George Lakey

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Features

The World is My Country

11-day exhibition marks end of PN touring show

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Why I’m sceptical about the Extinction Rebellion initiative (and why I hope I’m wrong)

A PN staffer comments on the new climate direct action campaign

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'In part we remain unattached to outcomes'

XR responds to criticisms around goals

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Inaction is not an option

Extinction Rebellion's 'strategy' can't work but there are alternatives, argues Gabriel Carlyle

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Experiments with truth force

Eric Stoner, co-founder of the US radical nonviolence website Waging Nonviolence, spoke recently to PN staffer Gabriel Carlyle

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How I fought off a motorcycle gang

Seeing the humanity in her enemies enabled one German activist to derail an attack by a motorcycle gang. In this piece, originally published on the Waging Nonviolence website, Antje Mattheus teases out some of the lessons for activists.

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A poster my Nagyanya put up on a wall in Budapest, 1945

New artwork by Emily Johns

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News

Brexit bemusement

Responses to PN's peace group Brexit questionnaire.

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TP blockades Burghfield bomb factory

Nine charged after anti-nuke action

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Remembrance and peace

UK peace groups mark 100th anniversary of First World War armistice

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XR bursts into action

Climate group blocks London bridges

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Frack Free Three freed

Appeal court suspends ‘manifestly excessive’

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4,000 activists block German coal trains for 24 hours

Group heralds blockade as 'largest action of civil disobedience for climate justice that Germany has ever seen'

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Peace sign designer honoured

Plaque put up in North London

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Nant Llesg victory

'Historic victory' for anti-coal campaign

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Peace Train

Aberystwyth campaigner delivers anti-nuke petition to PM

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Comment

October marked the 50th anniversary of a police riot, an unprovoked and brutal assault on a civil rights march in Northern Ireland

Robin Percial reflects on the strengths of Northern Ireland's civil rights movement

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Claire

Our columnist points the finger!

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Bruce Kent: As I please

'We've got to have the bloody Union Jack on top of it!'

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Diary: Lawrence Cheuk

Lawrence Cheuk reflects on a recent weeklong activist training workshop in Brussels

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The Personal Column: 'Tell it like it is'

'I've never worn a red poppy in my life'

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Radical Music: 'And here we are just having a nice time singing songs!'

There's something really interesting about behaving in an unexpected and creative way in an unusual public space ...

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Case Study: Mali, March 1991

Malians defeat dictator, gain free election

Mali, March 1991

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News

Protect Khan al-Ahmar

Palestinian village to 'will be demolished very soon'

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Peace sign designer honoured

Plaque put up in North London

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Nant Llesg victory

'Historic victory' for anti-coal campaign

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Peace Train

Aberystwyth campaigner delivers anti-nuke petition to PM

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Wylfa update

Anti-nuke power campaign working with Japanese campaigners

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Roouminations

Telford