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Radical Lives

King and Malcolm X

Two figures towered over Black America in the 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr called for racial integration, for nonviolence, for love of the enemy.

Nicolas Walter & David Goodway (ed), 'The Anarchist Past and other essays' and Sharon Rudahl, 'A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman'

Five Leaves, 2007; ISBN 1905512163; 192pp; £9.99; A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, New Press, Fall 2007; ISBN 1595580646; 128pp; £11.99


Go whistle!

I refuse to be conscripted because it is a denial of human liberty.

Another face of Bobby Sands

One of the most influential nonviolent actions of twentieth-century European history was carried out by men committed to violence -- the ten men of the IRA and INLA who fasted to death in

Obituary: Audrey Smith 1921-2007

Just after Christmas, Audrey came by the Saturday morning peace vigil (where I sell PN) in Stroud High Street. It was the last time I saw her.

Len W Gibson: 1919-2007

Lee Sustar and Aisha Karim (eds), 'Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader'

Haymarket Books, 2006; ISBN 1 9318 5922 1; 424pp; £10.99


Adam Curle: 1916-2006

Adam Curle, founding Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University, was born on 4 July 1916, into a family of thinkers.

The marvellous Mister Mister

This column feels honoured that Harry Mister - whose death (and life) are, rightly, marked at greater length elsewhere in this PN - was provoked into making his final contribution