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The praxis of resistance

Coskun, you were imprisoned for almost 12 years, from 1979 to 1991, when the rest of your sentence was changed to a suspended sentence.

What everyone needs to know about Darfur

PN: What is your background in relation to Darfur?

A producer of "cultural öffentlichkeit"

For more than a decade Consolidated have been producing highly politicised music with a wide range of styles. As a "musical project" they have a reputation as being uncompromising and "crusading", who tackle uncomfortable issues such as male violence, pornography, animal rights and militarism. Their critics accuse them of being "guilty white liberals" and "hypocrites" and of espousing "un-American "values. PN caught up with founding member Adam Sherburne and talked about the role of music in political struggle.


The capitalism question

Can we stop climate change without first overthrowing capitalism? PN sought views from around the movement.


Hich is free!

Hicham Yezza, a Nottingham university peace activist, was convicted in February on immigration charges - which he is appealing.

Bruce Kent

You've been in the peace movement a long time - what got you started?

A dramatic evolution

In October PN met up with former Greenpeace director Rex Weyler while he was in Britain promoting his new history of the international campaign organisation. Tensions in tactics, the need to put the "peace" back into organisation's campaigns focus, and the importance of learning from our own histories, all got an airing.


Breaking the cycle

Despite intense losses in the recently ended war with neighbouring Ethiopia, and a few worrisome signs of incursions on freedom of speech and the press, the hopes amidst the people of the

Bring on the bulldozers!

Nonviolent revolution? Perhaps not, but certainly one of the biggest nonviolent grassroots movements to contribute to radical political change. Ippy met the OTPOR activists from Serbia.