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Comment and Analysis

Innocent until ‘likely’ to commit a crime

The UK Defence Secretary appears to have created his own new legal principle


Radical Music

Four kinds of radical music


Diary: Autumnal thoughts

'Who would have thought three months ago that an anti-war MP might become leader of the Labour party?'


Activism and ... Messiahs

I have two words for you. ‘Jeremy Corbyn.’  Woman, Hastings


Editorial: Making Nonviolence More Powerful

On Saturday 12 September, we had a wonderful ideas day in London with 18 PN workers, readers and supporters, thinking about how Peace News can develop and grow and become more useful to the cause of nonviolence and to grassroots movements struggling for radical social change.

40 years ago: How do you plead?

PN reported on the Old Bailey conspiracy trial of 14 pacifists and anti-militarists – many with PN links – accused in connection with the leafleting of soldiers.


A request for connection

Matthew Armstead reflects on the Charleston church massacre


Editorial: From here to security

On our way to a peaceful, stable world, we need Just Transitions to bridge the gap


The Personal Column: On not partying

It will be hard for young readers of PN to comprehend what living under the threat of aptly-named MAD – Mutually Assured Destruction – was like, but believe me when I write that I didn’t e

Diary: End-of-termitis

'I'm sick of protesting this shit'