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Activism

Notts New Year

About 50 people braved the melting snows in mid-January to come to the first-ever Peace News Winter Gathering, at the Sumac Centre in Nottingham.

Activism and... Raise Your Banners

Other people go to Glastonbury; I go to Raise Your Banners.

Activism and... the Anarchist Bookfair

When I go, I feel revitalised, and reawoken, and really stimulated.

Activism and... The Women's Room by Marilyn French

It was a long time ago that I read The Women’s Room, nearly 30 years ago now. Another time in my life, almost like another life.

Activism and... Disability

“I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2nd Corinthians, 12:10

Activism and... Guilt

Guilt is the feeling that “I can’t do enough”. That as much as you try to go to all the meetings you can, do all the bits and pieces you can, you never feel you’re doing enough.

Activism and... Standing for and holding office

Because it takes so many years to actually get anywhere, even in the council election, I’ve found there’s more focus on building a campaign than actually becoming a part of the “party machine”.

Activism and... Boredom

Activism and boredom? I just wouldn’t connect the two things. Honestly, they are just two unrelated things in my mind.
Activist, male, 40, Milton Keynes

Activism and... Letters

When I was younger and more active in the peace movement, I would say to people who said “I was once in CND”, or who were a bit too old for active service: why once? You can still write!

Activism and... Gardening

A very long time ago, in 1994, I managed to use my membership of the Royal Horticultural Society to obtain the freedom of an imprisoned peace activist!