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Women

Aldermaston Women

An update on the long-running peace camp at the Atomic Weapons Establishment

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Cynthia Cockburn, Anti-militarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements

Pluto Press, 2012; 320pp; £19.99

 

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AWPC still going strong

Women rising

8,000 women joined the annual “Million Women Rise” International Women’s Day march on 6 March, according to organisers. That’s 3,000 more than last year.

Activism and ... Women only

It’s not really something I ever think about. I’ve never done a women-only action, but I’ve been involved in a few women-only spaces, and that’s been an interesting experience.

Kabul at work

PN looks at the remarkable work of Afghan graffitti artist Shamsia Hassani

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Bread and roses

Downloadable poster for international women's day

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In the pink

Medea Benjamin is probably best known outside the US for her disruption of a series of high-profile events with then-defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others. She is co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Gabriel Carlyle spoke to her at a meeting of the Drones Campaign Network in Birmingham.

 

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Activism and … Greenham

I was about 24 at the time, and I was there with my small son. The diversity of the women was incredible. For some women Greenham gave them an alternative to our society, it gave a community.

Greenham women are everywhere

PN remembers Peggy Seeger's classic song "Carry Greenham Home" - and the action that inspired it.

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