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Activist History

James Beechey and Chris Stephens (eds), Picasso & Modern British Art, and associated Exhibition catalogue

Exhibition: Tate Britain, until 15 July; 10am-6pm, Sat-Thurs; and 10am-10pm, Fri; £14. Exhibition catalogue: Tate Publishing 2012; 240pp; £24.99.

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CAAB counter-surveillance

Looking back over the history of an important peace campaign.

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60 Years Ago: PN and the King's Death

PN had made brief mention of the death of King George VI, saying – amongst other things – “Peace News records its deep sympathy with the Royal Family so suddenly bereaved...”. The item generated a lot of correspondence on subsequent letters pages.

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Celebrating Richard Henry

Visionary 19th century peace activist remembered

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Can one reporter change the world?

The US journalist I F Stone thought so

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Grace Cookall-Greening and Rosalie Huzzard, Labouring for Peace

CAM, 2011; 130pp; £5 from Housmans Bookshop; www.housmans.com or 0207 837 4473

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Bread and roses

Downloadable poster for international women's day

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40 years ago: Sheffield Potlatch

A look-back at PN's (in)famous national gatherings.

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John Hyatt

Jim Huggon, Suffolk

ImageI was extremely saddened to hear of the death of John Hyatt.

To end all wars

American writer and activist Adam Hochschild has produced a series of remarkable books: on rubber slavery in the Congo (King Leopoldís Ghost), Stalinist Russia (The Unquiet Ghost) and the British anti-slavery movement (Bury the Chains). Peace News caught up with him this November to talk about his latest book, To End All Wars, a history of the First World War with a difference.

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