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Jeff Cloves

Veil of dreams

Back in September eight short video films were shown in Stroud to mark World Peace Day. Collectively the films tried to answer this question: what does it take to build peace?

Sweet dreams are made of this

In the current edition of the always interesting Fourth World Newsletter*, there is a page which brought me up short.

Peaceful co-existence? Not quite.

We – Pat V T West, Dennis Gould, Jeff Cloves – first performed together as RiffRaff Poets in St Ives in 1970.

Survival Songs

When I was in my teens I feared I wouldn’t be alive for my 21st. I wasn’t alone in such dread.

Conchie chronicles

I heard the words “conscientious objector” on the news the other day and they immediately grabbed my attention.

Rock of ages: A passing fancy

Here are a couple of books of interest to PN readers; seasonal gifts perhaps?

Fair stood the wind for Fairford

Over 20 years ago I came down from St Albans by hired coach to take part in a demonstration at the US bomber base at Fairford.

Green house gas

One statement Noam Chomsky made in his interview in PN's April issue struck me forcibly: “[Iran] is independent and independence is not tolerated [by the United States]”.

Obituary: Audrey Smith 1921-2007

Just after Christmas, Audrey came by the Saturday morning peace vigil (where I sell PN) in Stroud High Street. It was the last time I saw her.

The threat of heaven

The white poppy and red poppy debate continues here in Stroud but it's pointed me in an unexpected direction.