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Issue 2636 - 2637 | December 2019 - January 2020

Moving pictures

Top tips from a DIY video-making workshop for activists in Manchester

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Call for co-operatives to #Riseup4Rojava

New British arms exports to Turkey suspended after tens of thousands march in London

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They came to stop a crime

The trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

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Features

Vote for a Green New Deal

Yes, this is a climate election – there are real choices in front of us

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Marking August 1969: remember Patrick Rooney

How Northern Ireland's 'Troubles' really began

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Write to Julian, Chelsea and the other peace prisoners

Doctors fear for Assange's health

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How peaceful is your election manifesto?

PN scrutinises the parties' election manifestos

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Election 2019: thoughts from around the country

Eight campaigners share their views

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Podcasting: Top Tips

Getting the word out through online audio

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It is not just a bunch of flowers

An XR act of gratitude to Brixton police officers was painful and racist

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News

Going fossil-free

East Sussex divestment campaigners to launch nonviolent action campaign

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XR Peace forms – 57 arrests in October

Hundreds of peace activists join October actions

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Standing up for the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Solidarity with Catholic peace activists facing jail

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Police ban on XR was illegal

Police abused powers over 500 times during October ‘rebellion’

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Climate action continues

Aberystwyth strikers hold People's Assembly

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Six million join two global strikes for the climate

‘We are not sinking, we are fighting’

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Iraq erupts – over 330 die in clashes

Corruption, unemployment and opposition to Iranian interference three key factors behind unarmed protests

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Comment

Obituary: Donald Rooum: 20 April 1928 – 31 August 2019

Cartoonist and life-long anarchist who exposed a corrupt London police officer

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Privilege and resistance

A view from New Profile, the movement for the demilitarisation of Israeli society

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Poynted remarks

'Making some statements out loud causes them to be true, did you know?'

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Bruce Kent: As I please

A different kind of life is possible

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Diary: 'next time, I think I’ll leave my car at home'

Cath Bann is caught up in the maelstrom

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Obituary: Cynthia Cockburn: 24 July 1934 – 12 September 2019

Feminist and peace activist who wrote books on gender, militarism and peacemaking

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Radical Music: 'Gracias A La Vida'

Penny Stone surveys some of the songs being sung at the mass protests in Chile, Hong Kong and Lebanon

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Case Study: Brazil, 1977–1988

Rubber tappers defend the rainforest

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News

Making peace

Bexhill meeting explores UN Charter

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Government breaks court order over Yemen

More licences granted for military equipment to Saudi-led coalition

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Veterans remember

White poppy wreath laid at Cenotaph

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Standing with Catalonia

Solidarity with jailed independence campaigners

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The rights of Welsh language speakers in Wales

Rise in complaints over Welsh-speaking bans

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Remembrance Day

Bangor city council follows Aberystwyth’s lead

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Roouminations

Telford