Welcome to Peace News, the newspaper for the UK grassroots peace and justice movement. We seek to oppose all forms of violence, and to create positive change based on cooperation and responsibility. See more

"Peace News has compiled an exemplary record... its tasks have never been more critically important than they are today." Noam Chomsky

  • facebook
  • rss
  • twitter

Issue 2580-2581 | April 2015 - May 2015

Highlights

Climate not Trident!

PN's editor reflects on the choices facing activists before and after the May 2015 election.

....

‘This nonviolence stuff’ll get you killed’

An African-American activist-turned-academic looks back on the history of armed self-defence in the US civil rights movement

....

Stopping funding for mountaintop-removal

How Earth Quaker Action Team managed to win a climate victory

....

Features

The dangers of armed self-defence

Gabriel Carlyle outlines some of the downsides to armed self-defence

....

On common ground

It’s that time of year again for making summer plans.

....

Building a global climate insurgency

Activists are pursuing a three-pronged strategy ahead of December’s Paris climate summit

....

Richard Müller & the Revolutionary Shop Stewards

PN recounts some of the achievements of a neglected figure (and movement) from the German resistance to WW1

....

Can you hear me at the front?

Top tips for improving meetings for those with a hearing loss

....

Possibility of escape

A letter from a US prison

....

News

Singing No to Trident

Welsh choir blockades Burghfield

....

Carbon divestment campaign surges

UN climate branch backs calls

....

The death of fracking in Wales?

Ceredigion council becomes first Welsh ‘frack-free’ local authority

....

Talking Trident out

A brief report-back from the Nuclear Information Service's 'Trident Strategy Day'

....

Singing Trident out

Angie Zelter reports on a musical action

....

Arms to renewables

A report from this year’s Campaign Against Arms Trade national gathering

....

No Kan do! The message from Fukushima to Wales

Japanese ex-PM backs anti-Wylfa campaign

....

Comment

Befriending Commonweal peace library

Michael Randle explores an important Bradford-based cultural resource

....

Diary: When things go (very) wrong

Virginia Moffatt looks to her running heroes for inspiration

....

The Personal Column: Gospel Truth

Bill Fay, Patricia Highsmith and the sixth commandment

....

Obituary: Rosie Foster

26 May 1953 – 8 February 2015

....

Obituary: Narayan Desai

24 December 1924 – 15 March 2015

....

Obituary: Geoffrey Carnall

1 February 1927 – 20 February 2015

....

Activism &... Inequality

I will probably start ranting about This Changes Everything [conference] where in the workshop lots and lots of men had spoken and the facilitator said we have only time for one question and a man

75 years ago: He wants to see us banned by Smith’s

News

The 20 March Yemen bombing: it’s not ISIS and it’s not Sunni-Shi’ite conflict

Juan Cole explains what's really behind current events in Yemen

....

‘Bless us, Bapu’

Praise Gandhi and pass the ammunition ...

....

Charges dropped for anti-drones activists

Defendants' lawyers say move prompted by desire to conceal UK arms exports info

....

Peace Pirates charged with vandalism

Picaroon action hits Faslane

....

From capitalism to Commonwealth

Grace Crookall-Greening looks at a longstanding visionary economic project

....

Roouminations

Almost ...