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Issue 2646-2647 | October 2020

Peace soldier arrested

Protest against Saudi state terrorism in Yemen

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Has BLM affected the peace movement?

PN surveyed over 100 peace activists on the impact of Black Lives Matter

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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NIS uncovers N-secrets

We celebrate the 20th birthday of a little-known but vital part of the peace movement

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Has BLM affected the peace movement?

PN surveyed over 100 peace activists on the impact of Black Lives Matter

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The good ship Greta

One part of the mass of XR actions

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Bill please!

Gabriel Carlyle summarises the new Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill

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Get your oily hands off our uni

Mahoney Goodman tells the story (so far) of XR Cambridge's direct action campaign for divestment

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Top tips for gathering online

A brilliant new resource for the world we’re moving into

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Coming home to roost....

A climate action group experiments with Zoom campaigning

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Common health

Linocut by Emily Johns

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Druridge Bay saved

Opencast coal mine stopped

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Julian Assange fights extradition

WikiLeaks exposed ‘grave violations of law’, court told

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75

Anniversary of atom bombings marked around the UK

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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US sanctions ICC

Assets frozen over attempts to investigate US war crimes in Afghanistan

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XR rebels, again

Photos from September's 'Rebellion'

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‘A perpetual motion machine of killing’

The Media Lens team survey recent reporting on claims that UK special forces executed unarmed Afghan civilians 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Action for a free COVID-19 vaccine

Poppy Hosford and Devika Shenoy report from a campaign fighting for affordable access to the COVID vaccine for everyone across the globe

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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What if they can’t keep a nuclear missile sub continuously out at sea?

Dave Cullen talks to PN about the Nuclear Information Service's recent report on the UK's nuclear weapons upgrades 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Poynted remarks

Our columnist on those who believe that 'charity begins (and ends) at home'

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What else

Birth partners aren't mere 'visitors' argues Rebecca Elson-Watkins

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Diary: 'I think: I'd get bored'

Our Leeds-based cooperator feels the tension between inspiration and reality.

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Obituary: Christopher Roper: 26 March 1937 - 30 July 2020

Pacifist, engineer and BWNIC defendant

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Radical music: 'Lift every voice and sing'

Penny Stone explores the history of 'the Black National Anthem'

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Case Study: Malawi 1992–1993

Bringing down a 30-year dictator

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Welsh police lose face

Use of automatic facial recognition tech by South Wales police ruled unlawful

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Scotland’s skills

Tranings support campaigns and communities

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chelsea’s free!

$256,000 crowdfunded in 48 hours to pay whistleblower's fine

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Assemble for food

Farmers and climate change campaigners deliberate at Zoom assembly

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1,000 march for ‘Justice Now’

Cardiff campaigners converge to protest systemic injustices

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Listen for peace

Swansea's 'Peace Mala' project extolled as model for cross-racial discussion

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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OBITUARY: John Hume: 18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020

Politician who played leadership role in Northern Ireland's civil rights movement and went on to help create, sustain and promote the Irish peace process

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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