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Headlines

Campaigners blocked the set-up of the London DSEI weapons fest

50 states sign no-nukes treaty

Four-day fast marks anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

Campaigners plead not guilty

Mayors threatened, offices raided and posters confiscated as Spain cracks down on independence referendum

Activists arrested during backwards anti-nuke protest

800 arrested during weekend of mass civil disobedience

Features

by David Edwards

Contrasting coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the South Asian floods

by Milan Rai

North Korea has been offering a sensible way out of the nuclear crisis

by Nora Ziegler

Korean activists say: end war games, stop THAAD, negotiate peace treaty

by Milan Rai

An interview with a leading campaigner for fossil fuel divestment

by Milan Rai

Lessons from PN's digital tools project

From the Blog

by David Polden | 23 Nov, 2017

Three Palestinian communities face immediate expulsion from their homes in the Jordan Valley and near Jerusalem, and two more in the coming months, warns the Israeli human rights group, B'Tselem.

by Benjamin | 19 Nov, 2017

Benjamin reports on the Open Rights Group's digital rights conference, ORGCon 2017

by Andrea Needham | 29 Oct, 2017

Andrea Needham reports on the recent trial of Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse in Burnley

by Milan Rai | 27 Oct, 2017

The full references for the Peace News double-pamphlet 1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution / 1917: The Grassroots Working-Class Revolution that Lenin Crushed

Comment

Violence and a lack of principle helped undermine the movements against German fascism in the 1930s - today's social movements should take heed, argues Milan Rai

How the armed forces and arms companies influence our schools and colleges

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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.

Tools and Resources

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.

PN's DIY guide to meeting online

Published by Peace News, Jan 2016.