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Activist History

PN's long history

Tony Simpson, Honiton, Devon

ImageCongratulations and thanks on PN attaining the ripe old ag

Peace News: the early years

A PN board member looks back over the early years


Remembering Colin Ward 1924–2010

Five Leaves Publications paperback; £5; available from Housmans and Freedom bookshops or post-free from Five Leaves, PO Box 8786, Nottingham NG1 9AW


William Hathaway, Radical Peace. People Refusing War

Trine Day, 2010; 179pp; £9.23


Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson, The Liberty Tree: a celebration of the life and writings of Thomas Paine

PM Press / Trade root music, 2010; 2 CD set; £14.99


Gandhi correspondence

Paul Beswick

Thanks for your considered letter last issue.


The British press has been marking the 25th anniversary of the start of the miners’ strike of 1984-5, a shattering event for many of us who lived through it.

Cathy Wilkerson, Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman

(Seven Stories Press, 2007; ISBN 978-1583227718; 416pp; £13.99)



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