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Activism

Activism and... Trauma

The British National Party came to have their annual meeting in our patch last November.

Action stations!

We are killing each other and the planet: the arms trade, car-culture, exploitation of other species, domestic violence, racism, cash and GM crops, capitalism and ingrained militarism. The list seems endless.

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Power and strategy

Preparing for effective action and developing coherent strategies for change require an understanding of power. Steve Whiting offers some good foundations.

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Cafe culture

When you put strangers, caffeine and ideas in the same room, brilliant things can happen.

So you want to run a workshop?

We all have something to share and sometimes the most effective way of imparting information, offering and combining this with opportunities for safe discussion and exploration, is via a workshop f

From tactics to strategy

We wanted this issue of Peace News to look at action and strategy, so this seemed a perfect little workshop plan for getting activists to consider where our exciting (and sometimes slightly barmy) tactics might fit into a wider blueprint. This plan is lifted in its entirety from George Lakey's Training for Change website.

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Dan Jones, 'Banners and Dragons: The Complete Guide to Creative Campaigning'

Amnesty International UK, 2003; ISBN 1 873328 59 1; £12.99

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Edited by Notes from Nowhere, 'We Are Everywhere: the Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism'

Verso, 2003; ISBN 1 85984 447 2; £10.99; 530pp

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New days of action

On 5 June 2003 a small group ofactivists managed to successfully blockade BAe Systems(BAeS) offices in North Edinburgh for three hours.

First-hand: Raytheon Peacemakers

In 1991, during the first Gulf War, I joined an ad hoc demonstration to protest at president Bush's visit to the Andover, Massachusetts, Raytheon plant.

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