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Issue 2535-2536 | July / August 2011

Break the Libya stalemate

Milan Rai examines the diplomatic record of peace initiatives over Libya.

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Drone wars: UK week of action

Libya bombed by drones as activists call week of action against unmanned warfare.

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Killing the patient

US officials have secretly advocated that NATO take steps to ramp-up Taliban violence and extremism in Afghanistan, a leaked document has revealed.

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New Gaza flotilla

A new “Freedom Flotilla 2 – Stay Human” aid convoy is being assembled for another attempt to break the siege of Gaza.

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Aldermaston trials

Two trials at Newbury magistrates’ court for actions at the Aldermaston nuclear weapons factory in Berkshire have resulted in six convictions.

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Devonport blockaders’ victory

Five anti-Trident activists acquitted after prosecution fails to make adequate case.

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The Palestinian Spring?

Tunisia, Egypt ... Palestine?

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Myths and marches: Slutwalk Cardiff

Hannah Austin looks at Welsh attitudes to sexual assault.

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The El Sueno Existe

Festival inspired by Victor Jara fuses Welsh and Latin American music.

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Cycling for Palestine

Rainsoaked ride highlights Palestinian plight.

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Faslane Peace Camp Needs You!

For 29 years it has been the frontline against Britain’s nuclear weapons. We need Faslane Peace Camp!

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“Don’t look away—the siege of Gaza must end”

Kathy Kelly explains why she will be joining this summer's Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

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Military conversion

Peace News last visited the Slovenian long-lived social centre, Metelkova, in 1995. Michael Pooler stopped by when the PEDAL: 100 Days to Palestine cycle ride to Palestine passed through last month.

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From Managua to Gaza

The rise and rise of the internationalist left in Latin America

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Setting a New Standard for radical journalism

A ground-breaking radical online newspaper, and how it put its values into practice in the workplace.

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Workers’ control

A ground-breaking radical online newspaper, and how it put its values into practice in the workplace.

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Propaganda and media

Milan Rai recaps the Chomsky-Herman "Propaganda Model" of the mainstream media.

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A free and equal school

Summerhill is 90 this August. Through most of a century the world has been inspired or terrified by AS Neill’s philosophy of education and his championing of children’s liberty. Peace News celebrates the birthday of a great libertarian project.

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A different sort of hero

A pacifist reflects on the many-sided television character, Doctor Who, with spoilers aplenty (especially if you haven’t seen the recent series).

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What were you doing when Peace News turned 75?

Cedric Knight finds dissent alive and well in Stoke Newington.

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The Really Free School

From the archives: Upper Heyford and the (1986) bombing of Libya

Reagan's 1986 attack on Libya and the UK peace movement's response.

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Activism and ... going on holiday

I went to Egypt the other week, which was activism and a holiday combined.