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Issue 2648-2649 | December 2020

The ban is here

Nuclear ban treaty will become law on 22 January

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Countering Trump’s coup

Milan Rai reports on US activists' impressive efforts in nonviolent deterrence and preparation

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Groundhog Day

The government’s shameful response to the second COVID surge

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Setsuko speaks

A statement by a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a hibakusha

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Acts of brandalism

Subvertising exposes HSBC’s climate colonialism and other crimes

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The success of home ed

New 'consultation' is driven by the state's fear of loss of control says Leslie Barson

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Act now… so what do we do?

A new scientific overview of the climate crisis ends with suggestions for action

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Why we should rejoice at Holocaust deniers, not suppress them

A response to the decision by Facebook and Twitter to ban Holocaust denial

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And then we will eat the rich

New art from Emily Johns

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Assange arrests

Verdict in Assange extradition trial expected 4 January

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End the hostile environment

Groups take action across the UK

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Palestine action

Activists target UK-based Israeli arms companies

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Remembrance 2020

Call for UK to 'remember Yemen'

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Unheard Jewish voices

Some responses to the recent EHRC report and the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn

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Still rolling with the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

Study sessions, days of action and a new book - an update from Pat Gaffney

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Justice under threat

A new report from CAGE looks at 20 years of the Terrorism Act 2000

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Poynted remarks

Our columnist takes on the 'why should I pay'-ers

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What else

We must take COVID-19 just as seriously as our grandparents took polio

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Diary: ‘I can’t speak openly’

Our Leeds-based cooperator fears we’re more worried than ever about disagreeing

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Obituary: Jim Radford: 1 October 1928 – 6 November 2020

Peace campaigner and youngest known participant in Normandy landings who got arrested with Bertrand Russell

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Don’t mention My Lai

Gabriel Carlyle takes issue with Aaron Sorkin's new film The Trial of the Chicago 7

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Radical music: ‘a good song reminds us what we’re fighting for’

Penny Stone reminds us that we hear music and see human faces.

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Some of our favourites

The PN staff's best books and films of 2020

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Shannon 2 acquitted

Jury returns unanimous verdict on anti-war action

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Africans demand justice

Banner hang calls for debt cancellation & reparations

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Three’s a crowd (not allowed)

Protests not exempt from lockdown rules

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Kings Bay sentences

US activists receive 10 - 33 months for anti-Trident action 

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Wales in a pandemic

Campaigners shift to online campaigning

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White poppies scattered

Wreaths removed at Knighton war memorial

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Academi Heddwch Cymru

Welsh peace institute launched

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