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Unarmed Forces Day

Peace News invites local and national peace groups in Wales, Scotland and England to join us in celebrating “Unarmed Forces Day” on 27 June, when the Ministry of Defence intends to celebra

Editorial: Breaking the silence

When are we going to wake up? When is the war in Afghanistan going to become a burning issue in this country?


e began our last editorial with these words: “The Israeli assault on Gaza has left many of us angry and sick at heart.” Our last front cover depicted the horrible wounds of a Gazan teenager.

We lay down and wept

At the very heart of the British Museum there is a gentle murmuring in many languages.

Editorial: Justice

The Israel assault on Gaza has left many of us angry and sick at heart. The glaring injustice of the conflict is reflected in the wildly disproportionate casualty figures.

Death blow? No!

Gaza desperately needs aid, but more than that it needs Israel to lift the near-total closure of Gaza’s borders, according to aid experts.

Welcome Unarmed Forces Day

After months of silence, during which it seemed the idea had died quietly (like the much-derided “British Day”), the British government announced on 21 January that Armed Forces Day will a

Afghan whiteout: Millions face starvation Britain rejects war

Over two-thirds of the British public want all British troops withdrawn from Afghanistan within 12 months, according to a new BBC poll.

Editorial: A culture of peace can only be built on an economy of peace

Why should Peace News, a paper devoted to peacemaking, concern itself so much with economic issues?

All the news that's not fit to print

One million Iraqis