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Activism

Activism and... Family

I am from a large and close family, and while most are supportive of our peace work, there have been occasions of conflict.

Activism and... Anarchism '68

I would like to dissent from the celebration of May ’68.

Activism and... Being black

I suppose one of the things is that I don't see myself as “black”. I don't give myself a label. I'm just trying to stay alive, and do the things that can make that happen.

Activism and... Reading

Reading has changed for me over the years.

Activism and... Joy

Throughout the court case the people of Liverpool came up trumps, a higgledy-piggledy tapestry of different characters and communities and politics: the Catholics with their rituals of remembrance,

Activism and... Trauma

The British National Party came to have their annual meeting in our patch last November.

From tactics to strategy

We wanted this issue of Peace News to look at action and strategy, so this seemed a perfect little workshop plan for getting activists to consider where our exciting (and sometimes slightly barmy) tactics might fit into a wider blueprint. This plan is lifted in its entirety from George Lakey's Training for Change website.

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Power and strategy

Preparing for effective action and developing coherent strategies for change require an understanding of power. Steve Whiting offers some good foundations.

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Action stations!

We are killing each other and the planet: the arms trade, car-culture, exploitation of other species, domestic violence, racism, cash and GM crops, capitalism and ingrained militarism. The list seems endless.

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Cafe culture

When you put strangers, caffeine and ideas in the same room, brilliant things can happen.