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Comment and Analysis

40 years ago: Overwhelming Woody

In line with its counter-cultural aims when moving its editorial office out of London for some years, PN gave regular space to ‘Woody’, who called for a commitment to alternative ways of living, rather than oppositional politics. He provoked much debate from correspondents.


Time for climate direct action

We can only win climate justice by breaking the rules


Editorial: Undermining national security

Why British foreign policy endangers us all.


After the massacres of Paris: dread, revolt, action

Three French campaign groups respond to the 13 November atrocities in Paris.


The Personal Column: Jaw jaw not war war

Jeff Cloves reflects on the BBC's little-known motto


Radical Music: Paris & beyond

Penny Stone surveys music's role - radical and otherwise - at the Paris climate summit


Diary: (Last) words

Hope, despair and reading


Activism and ... Petitions

Is it an effective form of protest?


40 years ago: Expensive production a big flop

PN produced an issue devoted to the verdicts and the aftermath of the Old Bailey trial in London of 14 pacifists and anti-militarists including PN staff involved in a campaign to give leaflets to soldiers about leaving the army; the conspiracy charges meant there was no upper limit to the prison sentences they faced.


Non-French war deaths matter

US activist David Swanson urges a return to thinking.