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Famine risk from British-backed attack on Yemeni port

Activists blockade Europe's largest gas field

Blockade celebrates global campaign against nuclear weapons

Anti-drones action caused £500,000 damage

Over 130 killed and 20,000 injured in ongoing protests

Anti-nuke actions span seven countries



A walk exploring the history of Haringey’s First World War conscientious objectors

by Pat Gaffney

In 2016, 80 Catholics from 35 countries gathered in Rome to discuss peace & nonviolence. Pat Gaffney explains what happened next.

by Pat Gaffney

Faith-based campaigners from around the world share stories of effective action

by Emily Johns

A special PN poster to celebrate Germany's WW1 anti-war movement

From the Blog

by Cedric Knight | 12 Nov, 2018

Cedric Knight comments on Theo Simon's recent piece on Extinction Rebellion.

by Symon Hill | 8 Nov, 2018

Sales of white poppies are higher this year than they've ever been – since the Co-operative Women's Guild created the symbol in 1933 to remember all those killed in war.

by Theo Simon | 8 Nov, 2018

Theo Simon responds to Gabriel Carlyle's recent article.

by Tim Gee | 2 Nov, 2018

If British peacemakers of the early twentieth century had been listened to, we could have avoided the rise of many destructive movements.


A review-editorial of three important new books on campaigning

A reader writes in as part of the trans rights debate


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The World Is My Country

As part of our project to celebrate the people and movements that opposed the First World War, Peace News has published a series of posters (produced by Emily Johns) and the stories behind them (written by Gabriel Carlyle). Excerpts of four of these are printed below. The posters and accompanying book are available to buy here. For more information, see The World Is My Country.
The posters are been exhibited at Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, 30 October — 11 November 2018.

Tools and Resources

Resources from the Weaving Our Own Web dayschool in January 2018.

This new double pamphlet by Milan Rai from Peace News Press: 1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution and The Grassroots Working-Class Revolution that Lenin Crushed highlights the crucial role of mass nonviolent action in the Russian Revolution 100 years ago.

Published by Peace News, Jan 2016.