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War and peace

A poster my Nagyanya put up on a wall in Budapest, 1945

New artwork by Emily Johns

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Remembrance - Pacifist Style

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In some ways it is hard to believe it has now been over a century since the guns of the First World War fell silent. The 'war to end all wars' is so deeply engraved on our national consciousness that even now, when there is no living memory of the conflict, people gather to speak, remember and reflect on that awful, bloody war.

I observed the two minute silence at 11am in front of my television at home, unable to face the militarism (not to mention the crowds) taking place down the river at the Whitehall Cenotaph. The service in Tavistock Square, politely timed at 1pm for those who wished to attend both services in person, is far more my speed. Here there is no marching, no saluting, no talk of the glorious dead. Instead there is quiet reflection, poetry, and a deep sadness that far from ending all wars, 'The Great War' sowed the seeds for the next major conflict, and the Cold and proxy wars that followed. There was a theme this year at Tavistock Square, and a pledge – 'No More War – Let's Make Peace Happen'.

Hitler could have been stopped – by the pacifists who resisted the First World War

If British peacemakers of the early twentieth century had been listened to, we could have avoided the rise of many destructive movements.

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Bruce Kent: As I please

Nationalism's days are numbered, says Bruce Kent

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Florian Zollmann, Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Peter Lang Publishing, 2017; 276pp; £29

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Bruce Kent: As I please

UN reform should be a priority for radicals, argues Bruce Kent

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Editorial: On the way to war? Trump takes on China and Iran

Is the US president opening Pandora's box?

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Trump’s contradictory Korea policy: Bolton vs Pompeo

Trump's Korea summit is heading for disaster, argues Milan Rai

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Lara Pawson, This Is the Place to Be

CB Editions, 2016; 136pp; £8.99

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Bruce Kent: As I please

An unlikely opponent of war provides a lesson for the peace movement

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