Pittock, Malcolm

Malcolm Pittock
1 February 2017Feature

The mainstream media need correction from ordinary citizens. Here are some examples of the 32 letters that one prolific peace activist wrote in 2016

Based on my own experience, the content of the letters pages of newspapers and journals is manipulated to ensure that certain views and even facts are not published.

For some months, for example, in connection with the 2001 conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, I tried to point out the significance of the fact that Scots law had three possible verdicts (‘guilty’, ‘not guilty’, and ‘not proven’) and that the Scots court in Holland had not…

1 July 2011Blog entry

Malcolm Pittock uses PN's 75th birthday as an opportunity to reflect on a lifetime of peace activism

Keep on keeping on

I have been a peace campaigner more or less continuously since I was imprisoned as an unconditionalist conscientious objector from September 1954 to January 1955, and over nearly 60 years have learned the necessity of keeping on keeping on. Many in the peace movement fall by the wayside. Some – and this is particularly true of politicians – end up as enemies of the movement they once supported; others, perhaps even more inexplicably, without any change of belief,…