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Issue 2644-2645 | August 2020

More power than we know

It’s time to celebrate how the peace movement has managed to limit British inverventions from Afghanistan to Syria

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Poor People’s Campaign £1,948 Appeal

Let’s support people who’re trying to change the United States for the better!

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Pandemic Solidarity

Extracts from Pluto's new book surveying mutual aid across the globe

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‘The most important election in history’ — Chomsky on Trump

A powerful Democracy Now! interview on the risk of a coup in the US, the climate crisis and the nuclear arms race

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The myth of the ‘statue-toppling spree’

British warmongering today is rooted in British history argues Nu'man Abd al-Wahid

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Right now, we need to learn how to do the unusual

The power of activist training in times of rapid change

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What’s happening out there?

How UK activist organisations and radical media have been responding to the current crisis (continued from last issue).

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Pandemic peace campaigning

Phil Steele takes a look at what's been happening in Wales

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Pouring more fuel on the fire

 UK to resume arming war in Yemen, despite pattern of Saudi war crimes

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XR re-focuses

2020 strategy encourages action for local demands

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XR co-founder breaks away

Beyond Politics or Beyond Foolish?

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Remember Epynt

Robat Idris remembers a community lost to a training area for the British army

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Nonviolence training with a difference

An extract from the new edition of George Lakey's book Facilitating Group Learning

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‘You can’t kill the spirit!’

A 1980s direct actionist gives us a blast from the past

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Radical music: 'No one is free until we are all free'

We have no place sharing songs from other cultures if we're not also actively seeking to work against racism, argues Penny Stone

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Poynted remarks

Our columnist muses on UCL's ban on romantic and sexual relationships between lecturers and their students

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What else

We need a National Care Service argues Rebecca Elson-Watkins

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Diary: 'Why do you want to live in our housing co-op?'

Our Leeds-based co-operator savours the joys and frustrations of conducting 70 interviews in just 3 weeks

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We’re good at adapting

How one independent radical publisher is coping

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Housmans forever!

How our much-loved sister project downstairs has been handling the pandemic

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Lockdown in the trees

Four months of anti-HS2 eco-activism during the pandemic

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Only connect

The pandemic has broken down barriers for some activists

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The brutal ‘peace’ Britain brought in 1945

The forgotten story of what happened after VJ-Day.

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Making hope possible

For all its horrors, the coronavirus pandemic has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a shift to a more equitable, socially just, climate-resilient and zero-carbon world – if we can grasp

Hiroshima & Nagasaki 75 years

The Bomb was not ‘a last resort’ argues Milan Rai

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