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Issue 2632 - 2633 | August - September 2019

Time to strike!

Adults join the global climate strike on 20 September

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How the Western media support state terror – while millions die

Five academics examine our media's coverage of foreign affairs, in a piece censored (and then rejected) by a leading liberal publication.

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The difference between a campaign and endless action

An extract from Daniel Hunter's Climate Resistance Handbook

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Features

To fight a nuclear war...

In June, the Pentagon published, then hid an eye-opening military manual

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Turning ‘ghosts’ into active members

Some thoughts on how to improve meetings from a fed-up campaigner

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The making of a nonviolent faith

The first part of our interview with long-time Christian peace activist Pat Gaffney

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Wake up, wake up

Rebecca Elson-Watkins takes at look at Mic Dixon's new film War School

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Global Climate Strike poster

Download, print out and display in your window!

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News

Saudi arms sales were illegal says court

British government acted 'irrationally and unlawfully' in allowing arms exports for use in Yemen

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Acquitted and found guilty

Campaigners fined £3,180 for bomb factory blockade

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1,000 XR prosecutions

'International rebellion' to take place in October

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6,000 block coalmine

Hundreds cut off coal supply to Germany’s largest coal-fired power station

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Denbighshire discuss military recruitment in schools

UK condemned as international outlier on child recruitment

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SJOKK in Aberytwyth

Radical choirs make waves in Aberystwyth

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Comment

Brexit: Ireland comes first

Preventing a hard border between Northern Ireland the Republic should be the peace movement's priority, argues Milan Rai

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Obituary: Walter Wolfgang, 23 June 1923 – 29 May 2019

Organiser of first Aldermaston March who always spoke spoke truth to power

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Poynted remarks

Our columnist vents on air pollution, 'migrants' & vaccines

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Obituary: Peter Le Mare, 30 December 1939 – 4 July 2019

Lifelong radical whose weekly CND stall became a Penzance fixture

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Bruce Kent: As I Please

The role of persistence and reliability in our movements is often underrated.

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Diary: 'I want to reclaim "honour"'

Two recent deaths spur our Leeds-based cooperator to reflect on the importance of weaving the memories of lost friends and comrades into our movements

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Radical Music: 'Zog Nit Keyn Mol'

Using song to resist the dehumanisation of marginalised communities

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Case Study: United States 2012 – 2013

Seattle teachers end standardised testing 

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News

Ten ways to join the Climate Strike

How you can get involved

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The sinister side of London

Walk throws spotlight on London arms dealers

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki actions

International fast marks anniversaries of nuclear attacks

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Büchel blockades

Campaign to get US nukes repatriated continues

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Faslane reclaimed

Woman held on remand for anti-nuke protest

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Paris arms fair: 50 arrests

French arms dealers responsible for civilian deaths in Yemen

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A flavour of the Arabic world

Barbara Lindsay

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Roouminations

Telford