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Welsh dragons blockade Burghfield!

Activists from Wales and Bristol bring 'Mad Trident Tea-Party' to Aldermaston

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ALC 3, Pentagon 405

On 4 October, three members of the Atlantic Life Community and War Resisters’ International were convicted of ‘disobeying a lawful order’ and each sentenced to a $100 fine with $35 costs, for refus

AWEsome blockade of Burghfield bomb factory

21 arrested on international day of action

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Woman over line

On 5 September, Yorkshire peace activist Lindis Percy repeatedly disobeyed an illegal police instruction not to cross a yellow line painted on the road outside ‘RAF’ Menwith Hill – a spy base run b

Roofers over moon

On 21 August, Horsham magistrates court found Chris Osmond of No Borders and Shiar Youssef of Boycott Israel Network not guilty of criminal trespass.

35 years ago: Nukes

Peace News played a key role in the upsurge of activism against nuclear power at the end of the 1970s, both by reporting events and by discussing strategies that could help different sorts of campaigners to work together effectively.

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Stop the (First World) War

Peter Nias explores some forgotten peace initiatives from a century ago

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Halabja Chemical Bombing, 1988

Halabja survivor Osman Ahmed's work are a 'rendezvous between life and death'

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New peace holiday

On 21 August, St Paul city council in Minnesota, USA, voted to proclaim 27 August ‘Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact Day’ in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact wh

Good census news

On 7 August, at the Scottish court of appeal in Edinburgh, the crown dropped its prosecution of peace activist Barbara Dowling for allegedly failing to fully complete her census form in 2011.