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Radical Lives

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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PN 75: On that day: Angie Zelter

Angie Zelter on what she was doing (and thinking) on 6 June 2011 - the day Peace News turned 75.

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Francine Du Plessix Gray, 'Simone Weil'

Penguin, 2001; 208pp; currently out of print

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John Linton (6 December 1910 - 4 March 2010)

He was born into a solidly Anglican line of squires, parsons, professors and army officers, and spent happy school holidays in Oxford during and after the First World War.

Gene Stoltzfus 1 February 1940 - 10 March 2010

On 10 March, Gene Stoltzfus died in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada when his heart stopped while he was bicycling near his home on the first spring-like day of the year.

Archbishop Oscar Romero remembered

Archbishop Oscar Romero addressed these words to the national guard in El Salvador, the day before he was brutally murdered in San Salvador on 24 March 1980: “Brothers, you belong to your own peopl

Obituary: Seeing history from below: Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, US historian and activist, died in January of a heart attack at the age of 87.

John Rety 8 December 1930 - 3 February 2010

John Rety, former editor of the anarchist newspaper Freedom and good friend of Peace News, has died at the age of 79.

Chris Jones 17 August 1954 - 6 December 2009

A PN editor from 1976-1982, Chris Jones continued helping with PN as a volunteer until June 1983. Chris died suddenly in his sleep on 6 December of heart failure.

Jeffrey Haas, 'The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther'

Lawrence Hill Books, 2010; ISBN 978-1-556-527-65-4, 376pp, £22.50

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