Great granddaughter of framed WW1 peace campaigner visits UK

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2 Oct ’14: Celebrating Alice Wheeldon

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An evening celebrating the anti-war activists of 1914-1918 with pictures, poetry, song and talks.
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6 Sept: ‘The World is My Country’ @ the Poetry Bookfair

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Come and celebrate the people and movements that opposed the First World War!

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More sketches: Hardie & Te Puea

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More preliminary sketches, this time for posters 5 & 6 featuring, respectively, Scottish socialist Keir Hardie and Maori Princess Te Puea Herangi.

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Tell me lies about the ‘great war’

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The First World War was not a war for Belgium, but for empire, argue Milan Rai & Emily Johns. Read more ›

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First World War workshops @ PN Summer Camp 2014 (31 Jul – 4 Aug)

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This year’s Peace News Summer Camp (31 July – 4 August) in Suffolk will be bringing peace activists from across Europe to mark the centenary fo the First World War – and to declare peace on the 100th anniversary of the day that Britain declared war on Germany. Read more ›

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Emily at work on poster #4: The Women’s Peace Crusade

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Emily at work on poster #4, about remarkable the Women’s Peace Crusade: ‘The first truly popular campaign [in Britain], linking feminism and anti-militarism’ (Jill Liddington). Read more ›

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Choosing War: Douglas Newton on Britain’s rush to war in 1914

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In his book The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain’s Rush to War (Verso, 2104), historian Douglas Newton uncovers the truth behind Britain’s rush to war in 1914. In this exclusive early extract, reproduced from the June-July 2014 issue of Peace News, he summarises his case, and explains its relevance for how we remember the First World War. Read more ›

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Photos of Emily working on poster #3

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Poster #3 focusses on Derbyshire socialist, feminist and anti-war activist Alice Wheeldon and her family, framed for an alleged attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Lloyd George. Here are some pictures of Emily at work on it …

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Photos of Emily working on poster #2

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Poster #2 focusses on some of the remarkable women who formed the backbone of the No-Conscription Fellowship, especially after the men had been jailed for refusing to fight. Here are some photos of Emily at work on it … Read more ›

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