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Issue 2626 - 2627 | February - March 2019

No border: back the backstop

There should be no time limit on the open border in Ireland

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How the yellow vests are reinventing French politics

Participatory movement is forcing France to reckon with the impact of austerity on the working class

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The mark of Cain: ‘War and Humanity’

Responses from peace activists to the BBC’s 2018 Reith Lectures on war

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Features

Some things to forget about Korea

Milan Rai recaps the history of US nuclear threats against North Korea

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Ironing out ironies in Norn Iron

Brexit (and demographics) is creating plenty of future work for peace activists in Northern Ireland

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Seeing Yemen from Jeju

Connecting war in West Asia with war preparation in East Asia

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The mark of Cain: ‘Making Sense of the Warrior’

Responses from peace activists to the BBC’s 2018 Reith Lectures on war

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The mark of Cain: 'Civilians and War'

Responses from peace activists to the BBC's 2018 Reith Lectures on war

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People get ready!

In a new book, two Labour left-wingers draw on post-1945 European history to prepare radical movements to make a Corbyn government a radical success

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Lord's Prayer

Peace News celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday on 24 March


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News

Brexit and direct action

Convictions for activism-related offences could lead to some European activists being forced to leave the UK

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DSEI ‘not guilty’ verdicts overturned

Anti-arms trade campaigners found guilty on appeal

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Two minutes to midnight

Doomsday clock still 'closest it has ever been to apocalypse'

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Three actions

Arms trade protested in London and Brussels

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Stansted 15 to be sentenced on 6 February

Anti-deportation campaigners face years in prison

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Obituary: Genny Bove: 27 February 1962 — 3 November 2018

Whistleblower and passionate campaigner for peace dies aged 56

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Wylfa B dead in the water?

PAWB (People Against Wylfa B) have welcomed the news that the Japanese conglomerate Hitachi have suspended their project to build a nuclear power station at Wylfa, on the north coast of Anglesey.

Rebelling locally

A round-up of what Extinction Rebellion groups are doing round the UK

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Comment

Poynted remarks

Our columnist takes on the anti-vaxxers

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Bruce Kent: As I please

'I was a stranger and you welcomed me'

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Diary: 'An impossible plan'

'I've been to utopia and seen it in action'

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Household tips & tricks from Giuseppe Conlon House

Squirrel catching, marmalade tea and more!

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Radical Music: 'En þori ég, vil ég, get ég? Já ég þori, get og vil!'

‘But I dare, I want, can I? Yes, I dare, go and want!’

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Case Study: Colombia, 2013

Coffee farmers win a living wage

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News

Blockaders on trial

Anti-nuke campaigners in court this April

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Hambach forest saved

New date for Germany's 'coal exit' good news for ancient forest but still 'disastrous' for climate

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Roouminations