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A community of openness

Black leadership at Peace News Summer Camp

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50 years ago: The curious dilemma of the American Negro

The South African political exile Lewis Nkosi, writing in Peace News in the period before he became a well-known author, drew on his experience of the South African struggle to criticise the analysis of African-American writer Louis Lomax in the latter’s book The Negro Revolt. This was part of PN’s wide-ranging coverage – by those involved – of the Civil Rights movement in the US in the ’60s.

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Power, race and peace

An interview with the director of England’s Fellowship of Reconciliation

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Smash Sameness

The Personal Column

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What anti-oppression workshops should teach

One of the world’s leading activist trainers draws on decades of experience

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Elizabeth ‘Betita’ Martinez, Matt Meyer and Mandy Carter (eds), 'We Have Not Been Moved. Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America'

PM Press and War Resisters League, 2012; 582 pages; £21.99

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Michael Stewart, The Gypsy ‘Menace’: Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics

C Hurst & Co, 2012; 224pp; £18.95

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Hoodies for Trayvon

On 21 March, Occupy activists joined thousands of others in Union Square Park, New York, to protest at the shooting dead of unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

Go, move, shift!

Charlotte Potter-Powell examines the purpose and effect of solidarity actions at Dale Farm as the barricades rise higher around the Travellers’ site in Essex.

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Activism and... Being black

I suppose one of the things is that I don't see myself as “black”. I don't give myself a label. I'm just trying to stay alive, and do the things that can make that happen.