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Issue 2655 | August - September 2021

The renewables revolution

A more just, zero-carbon world is now within reach

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Terror against terror

Looking back on 20 years since the al-Qa’eda attacks

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End Britain's war in Yemen

Britain has sold £20bn of arms to Saudi Arabia since 2015

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Features

What they don’t tell you in school

Mental health and the military

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Churchill said what?

How Britain’s wartime prime minister urged alternatives to using the atom bomb

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In search of hope

Cracks are being torn in the elite narrarive that has long framed its violence as a public service, writes David Gee

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In our own words

Young volunteer interviewers have compiled an oral history of 5 Caledonian Road

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The lost history of Frating Hall Farm

When pacifism and ‘the new life’ headed to the countryside

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Israel ‘is an apartheid state’

Jewish opinions are changing...

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Loving Peter Tatchell

To mark the premiere of a new Netflix documentary, Hating Peter Tatchell, we interviewed the legendary human rights activist

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News

Government seeks to shield soldiers

UK 'debasing natural justice' says Amnesty International

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Relentless PA action

Direct action campaign targets arms to Israel

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Travellers ‘Drive2Survive’

Nomadic people launch campaign against Police Bill

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XR G7 protests

Cornwall actions demand climate action

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Disruption can be lawful: supreme court overturns DSEI convictions

No Faith in War Four acquittal confirmed

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MPs criticise police

Police Bill 'a recipe for the arbitrary use of power' says report

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Terror against terror

Looking back on 20 years since the al-Qa’eda attacks

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Thank you, Ahmed

No action to be taken against British-Yemeni war resister

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Terror: if we don’t understand it, we can’t stop it

If we want a safer country, we need a less violent foreign policy, argues Milan Rai

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Comment

Poynted remarks

Our columnist develops an interest in football ...

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What else

Our children can't continue to pay the price for Tory austerity, argues Rebecca Elson-Watkins

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Diary: 'An awkward segue from outdoor nudity to the boardroom of Co-operatives UK'

Our Leeds co-operator celebrates some of the joyous, proactive, determined and curious actions she's experienced recently

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Beyond the barricades

Ambrose Musiyiwa reflects on the power of festivals

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Radical music: 'Sing, John Ball and tell it to them all - long live the day that is dawning!'

Penny Stone goes in search of some English inspiration

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News

'Not fit to govern'

Unity demo demands 'new normal'

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Make The Wave – Y Don

Coastal communities send climate message to G7

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I want a people's vaccine

A free window poster by Emily Johns

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Obituary: Penny Walker: 22 October 1950 - 21 May 2021

Dedicated activist and co-founder of the Coventry Peace House.

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Obituary: Penny Eastwood / Dongria Kondh: 28 July 1955 – 14 June 2021

Climate campaigner who left a legacy of over half a million trees

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Whiteway

A poem by Kathryn Southworth

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Telford