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Issue 2547-2548 | July-August 2012

Activism - thoughts on how and when not to

Activism and the limits of consensus

The final part of our interview with US activist George Lakey



Feel the fear and do it anyway

April’s Symposium on Nonviolent Movements & the Barrier of Fear brought dozens of activists and researchers from around the world to Coventry.


How (not) to burn out

PN staff spend a week in tents in howling winds and driving rain on the edge of Dartmoor and return tranquil



Hiroshima banner

Jen Painter explains the role of banner-making in local peace group Hastings Against War


Security Games

Community legal observers – one response to the Olympic police operation



Marking the anniversary


Obama's Honduran war

Why is the US arming and supporting a violent military regime against its own people?




Act Now!

Ignored by the mainstream media (who preferred to concentrate on the Queen's Jubilee), scientists are warning that the Earth could be approaching a catastophic "state shift" leading to mass extinctions.


Remote killing

UK public split on drone strikes as lawyers challenge British complicity and the peace movement gears up for ‘Ground the Drones’ week of action.


Police spy 'committed arson'

Did police spy Bob Lambert fire-bomb Debenhams?


'Forswear blockading or face seven years' jail'

US activist faces stiff jail sentence for resisting military recruiting


Israel ‘reneges’ on deal

Palestinian prisoners still being held in solidarity confinement


Lesters v Lockheed

Arms company gets an unwanted visit


Wales and Scotland

Your country (still) needs you!

Trwper Twp clowns around in Lampeter


The Faslane effect

As Faslane Peace Camp celebrates its 30th birthday with a month of action.


How green are our valleys? Around and about the fair country

Kelvin Mason surveys the Welsh activist scene


more news

T-shirt protestor to appeal in ‘domestic extremism’ case

Veteran campaigner challenges 'extremism' database


Occupy roundup

Rebecca Boyle recaps the latest UK developments



'Alternative Jubilee' celebrated at UK bomb factory


70 years ago: HATE is prescribed, but ­–What is the correct dose?

PN columnist “Owlglass”, one of a number of powerful writers in the paper in the midst of the Second World War, takes a biting approach to both the war mentality in general and the war’s more extreme and barbaric methods.


Activism and ... Consensus

I know someone who became a committed, full-on activist because of his experience of consensus decision-making.

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