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Issue 2652 - 2653 | April - May 2021

Free the vaccine

Let’s stop more lethal, vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variants developing anywhere

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Towards fossil fuel disarmament

Creating a new level of climate activism

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Black Lives Matter UK

An interview with Adam Elliott-Cooper, a co-founder of one of Britain’s leading anti-racist groups

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Features

What’s the hurry with Britain’s new nuclear warhead?

The US has accelerated funding of its warhead plans

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Seeking asylum is legal

Has the pandemic changed the media’s approach to immigration?

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Ballad for Americans

Pages from Sharon Rudahl’s Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson (Rutgers University Press, 2020; 124pp; £15.95)

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Will there also be singing?

How have activist choirs risen to the challenge of COVID-19?

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Blood for oil

Kathy Kelly reflects on the 1991 Gulf War and its legacy

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News

Stansted 15 terror charges quashed

'No case to answer' for activists who prevented deportation 

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Digging in against HS2

Last occupier removed after 31 days underground

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Colston 4 choose jury trial

Trial scheduled for 13 December

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New START for Biden

Nuclear weapons treaty renewed days before expiry

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Celebrating the TPNW

‘Travelling’ signs and peace cranes mark 'entry into force' of UN nuclear weapons ban

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White ribbon fundraiser

Choirs fundraise to help end male violence against women

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Demilitarise the census

It’s being processed by an arms company... again!

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Comment

Poynted remarks

Our columnist identifies the 'most oppressed, side-lined, discriminated-against, group in society today'

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What else

Rebecca Elson-Watkins celebrates Russell T Davies' new TV series It's a Sin

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Diary: 'What kind of money counts as enough?'

Our Leeds co-operator indulges in a spot of house-clearing

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Learning to skateboard in a warzone (if you’re a girl)

Paula Osorio reviews an award-winning documentary

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Radical music: 'Beware of artists'

Every story we hear, every idea, has the chance to sow a seed of change, of learning, of divergence from the dominant narrative.

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Till all that’s left is white space

A poem by Selina Nwulu from a new collection

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News

Brexit goes to Northern Ireland

Both unionists and nationalists need to start thinking creatively about possible futures inside and outside of the UK, says Rob Fairmichael

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Protest works: fracking stopped

Drilling plans rejected, protest ban defeated

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Protest works: BLM saves black lives

Fewer police killings in areas which saw protests

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Yemen: UK supplies arms not aid

UN predicts 'worst famine the world has seen for decades' as UK halves aid

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Nuclear shenanigans

Why the ongoing obsession with nuclear power?, asks Phil Steele

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Schools for peace

Primary and secondary schools invited to register with Wales Peace Schools Scheme

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Can you beat Bruce?

How many Housmans Peace Diaries do you still have?

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