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Issue 2630 - 2631 | June - July 2019

Where XR and the climate movement need to go now

Extinction Rebellion's impact has been positive, but its current strategy is doomed to fail

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Climate general strike called for 20 September

More than 1.4m young people took part in a school strike for the climate on 24 May

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Trump and Bolton are breaking what nuclear order there is

International peace movements must defend treaties restrain production, deployment and potential use of nuclear weapons

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Features

XR: The dangers of apocalyptic organising

Crying wolf about a near-term global apocalypse makes for bad strategy, argues Gabriel Carlyle

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XR: The Plan

What is XR's plan to save the day and does it make any sense?

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XR: The 3.5 percent rule

What's the basis for XR's 'magic number'?

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Trump’s threats against Iran

Iran guilty of "crime" of successful defiance

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Sign up or salute the troops

A ForcesWatch report on selling the military

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From Greenham to the Bar

A lawyer traces her roots back to 15 months in a peace camp

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The human guinea pigs

The pacifists who volunteered for medical trials during the Second World War

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Stonewall: 50th Anniversary

A round-up of exhibitions and books marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

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News

Remember...

Memorial to Haringey conscientious objectors unveiled

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Breaking the media silence on nuclear threats

Little progress will be made on disarmament until we dismantle a basic myth about Britain's nuclear weapons, argues Milan Rai

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Changing it up

David Polden surveys three recent UK peace movement actions

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The US attacks press freedom, threatens Julian Assange and jails Chelsea Manning again

Assange faces 175 years in prison as Manning reimprisoned

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Unions and NGOs block Saudi arms ship

Italian dock workers and French human rights groups take anti-war action

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Protesters block public and private land – at the same time

'Farcical' prosecution of ant-nuke campaigners

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Extinction Rebellion in court

74 charged and counting

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Climate: Wales must do better

Actions take place across Wales

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Comment

Poynted remarks

How feminist is Star Trek?

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Bruce Kent: As I please

Direct action comes in different shapes and sizes

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Diary: 'In court, we wait'

Pre-dawn blockades and missing barristers

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Speaking truth to thugs

Ameen Nemer reports from this year's BAE Systems AGM

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Remember Hiroshima

The shadow collector

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Radical Music: 'Turn! Turn! Turn!'

Penny Stone celebrates the music of Pete Seeger

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Case study: United States 1987 – 1989

LGBT direct action wins access to drugs

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News

Summer Camp 2020?

No PN camp in 2019, but a winter gathering in 2020 ...

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CO Day

War refusers receive messages of support

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Kurdish man in critical state

300 in hunger strike over Turkish state’s treatment of Kurdish leader

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Councils say no to nuclear waste dumps

Move to ban dumping contaminated sediment in sea off Cardiff Bay narrowly defeated

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Roouminations