Barnett, Craig

Craig Barnett
3 December 2006Comment

Craig Barnett reflects on the need for the peace movement to develop its theory and practice, and the Quaker-funded workshops helping to supply the tools and space to do so.

Several years ago I was involved in an intensive period of peace campaigning. I protested at Faslane, blockaded an arms factory, disputed with directors at the BAE Systems shareholders' meeting, trespassed at the nuclear submarine base at Barrow, and vigilled outside the DSEi arms fair.

These were exciting and challenging experiences, but I came away from them with growing doubts about the peace groups I had worked with. How did the methods we adopted actually contribute towards…