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Evans, Maya

Diary

An automatic voice came over the tannoy: “This bus is now on diversion”. We were on my old school bus route, I knew it like the back of my hand.

Diary

It was beginning to get light as our seven-seater pulled into Aldermaston with our patchwork affinity group.

Diary

My friend Reuben popped round for a chat. It was late afternoon and I was in bed ill with the longest cold I’ve ever had.

Diary

My lawyer exuded politeness as he worked through his list of questions.

Diary

Five of us crammed into the car, sleeping bags and picnic piled high on our laps.

Diary

The heavy iron door slammed behind me. Something about the situation seemed familiar. A woman police constable turned and faced me: “I’m arresting you for breaching your bail conditions.

Diary

It was on 27 May two years ago that the town of Haji Nabu in Afghanistan was bombed, and a wedding party was destroyed, killing 47 people. Many were women and children.

Hardeep Phull, 'Story Behind the Protest Song: A Reference Guide to the 50 Songs That Changed the 20th Century'

Greenwood Press, 2008; ISBN 978 0 313341 41 0; 304pp; £37.95

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Diary

I looked out of my kitchen window as the rain belted down.

Diary

“I’m so bored with the USA,” the Clash sang on their 1977 debut album whose cover pictures police with truncheons chasing protesters.