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Education

EPU

The (private) European Peace University in Austria is now offering three MA study courses.

Hussein Lucas, After Summerhill: What happened to the pupils of Britain’s most radical school?

Herbert Adler Publishing, 2011; 224pp; £9.95

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Jody McIntyre

During the student fees protest in December 2010, police tipped Jody McIntyre out of his wheelchair and dragged him across the road.

Edinburgh university occupied

Students protest tuition fee hike.

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That dreadful film?

Dai Vaughan, London 

The feature on Summerhill in your July/August edition contained a reference to “a scurrilous film” transmitted by Channel 4 in 1996. Actually it was 1992.

Victory for Hetherington Students

Cuts and compulsory redundancies to end.

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Nonviolence training in schools

In this examination of their work providing nonviolence training for teachers and pupils in the German state education system, Andreas Peters and Milan ask whether they are taking part in a great opportunity to encourage social change, or merely providing a fig-leaf for a totalitarian institution engaged in supplying resources to economic interests?

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No army defends peace!

In the city of Medellín youth activists are taking a stand for peace within their highly militarised communities. Adriana Castaño from the Red Juvenil - Youth Network - reports.

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Room 13

Mark Faulkner, coming to the end of two years chairing Room 13 Lochyside, described how the organisation had opened up “a whole new world” to him, making him realise that art was not about

School Students Against War

“If you truly want to determine Britain's state of affairs, you should look to its young people.” Gordon Brown has often expressed this idea. It is time he followed his own advice.

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