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History

1939: What would you have done?

Peace News asked participants in the Trident Ploughshares Summer Camp in Coulport to reflect on the Second World War, and to give their suggestions for what they would have done in 1939.

Roll over Bayeaux

The idea began at the Friends Meeting House in Taunton in 1981. 11-year-old Jonathan Stocks felt that the room where they held the children’s meeting needed cheering up.

Katori Hall, 'The Mountain Top'

Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3BW, 0207 978 7040, www.themountaintop.co.uk, 9 June – 4 July

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Thomas F Jackson, 'From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice'

University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 978 0 812239 69 0; £16.50; 459pp

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Growing a radical peace movement

Earlier this year, I was invited to take part in a discussion about “growing the radical peace movement” in Britain.

Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill and Frank Webster, 'Anti-War Activism: New Media and Protest in the Information Age'

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; ISBN 978 0 230574 49 6; 256pp; £50

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Howard Zinn, Paul Buhle and Mike Konopacki, 'A People's History of American Empire'

Metropolitan Books, 2008; ISBN 0-8050-8744-3, 288pp; £9.99

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Sheila Rowbotham, ' Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love'

Verso, 2008; ISBN 9781844672950; 534pp; £24.99

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' Taking Liberties: The struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights'

Free exhibition at the British Library, Euston Rd, London, NW1, runs until 1 March 2009. Mike Ashley, Taking Liberties: The Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights, British Library Publishing Division, 2008; ISBN 978 0 7123 5029 7; 144pp; £15.95

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Raymond Arsenault, 'Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice'

Oxford University Press, 2007; ISBN 978 0195327144; 704pp; £11.99

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