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Headlines

Convictions for activism-related offences could lead to some European activists being forced to leave the UK

Anti-arms trade campaigners found guilty on appeal

Doomsday clock still 'closest it has ever been to apocalypse'

Arms trade protested in London and Brussels

Anti-deportation campaigners face years in prison

Whistleblower and passionate campaigner for peace dies aged 56

Features

by Rob Fairmichael

Brexit (and demographics) is creating plenty of future work for peace activists in Northern Ireland

by Kathy Kelly

Connecting war in West Asia with war preparation in East Asia

by Rebecca Anne Elson-Watkins

A round-up of what Extinction Rebellion groups are doing round the UK

by Stephen Metcalfe

Responses from peace activists to the BBC’s 2018 Reith Lectures on war

by Virginia Moffatt

Responses from peace activists to the BBC's 2018 Reith Lectures on war

From the Blog

by Marc Hudson | 11 Dec, 2018

Speakers at a London book launch describe some of the many challenges we face around race and racism and connections with other oppressions.

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins | 28 Nov, 2018
by Rebecca Elson-Watkins | 28 Nov, 2018

Obituary of a great voice.

by Rebecca Anne Elson-Watkins | 20 Nov, 2018

The case of Henry Rivett Albrow, a conscientious objector.

Comment

We need to break the huge visions that we have into smaller, winnable struggles, argues PN editor Milan Rai

Milan Rai recaps the history of US nuclear threats against North Korea

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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

George Lakey's must-read handbook for making social change. An instant classic, available from PN at a specially discounted price!

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.