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Activist History

Sowing seeds of hope

A direct action PN booktour around Britain

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60 years ago: Gandhi in Italy

Two members of the Pacifist Youth Action Group, hitch-hiking to India to spend a period at a Gandhian project, stopped en route to join an international workcamp undertaking post-war reconstruction in Italy. Then, as now, such work both deals with some of the legacy of war and also – by its international co-operative nature – helps to undermine the causes of future wars. They sent back a report to Peace News.

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Taking my first steps into resistance

An excerpt from a brilliant new direct action memoir

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Dorothy Thompson, The Dignity of Chartism

Verso, 2015; 240pp; £14.99

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‘I’ve found a way in!’

An excerpt from Andrea Needham’s amazing new book, The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane, to be published by Peace News in January

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Albert Hunt 31 December 1928 - 21 September 2015

A tribute to Peace News's ground-breaking drama critic 

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Seed money!

Help PN publish Andrea Needham's account of Britain's most daring anti-arms trade action

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60 years ago: Letters to the Editor

The letters pages in Peace News have long been a forum for debate on pacifist ideas: the August 1955 issues were no exception.

David Rosenberg, Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History

Pluto, 2015; 320pp; £9.99

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The Banning of Bertie

How Britain's greatest living philosopher lost his sense of humour, but got the last laugh.

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