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The campaign against Trident

On 19 May, the public sector union Unison sponsored a day conference in London taking forward the campaign against Britain's Trident nuclear arsenal.

International Network on Disarmament and Globalisation

In February Peace News caught up with Steve Staples Chair of the International Network on Disarmament and Globalisation and talked with him about the value of a network aimed at bridging movements.

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Long and winding road

PN: OK, so tell us a bit about your background -- how and why you got into the military and about your personal journey.

That sinking feeling

PN: Tell us a bit about yourself: your background and how you got interested in climate change issues?

Louder than a bomb

Over the summer there was a minor media storm as, in the run up to 7/7, journalists and politicians heard about Fun Da Mental's new album All is War.

Prison

On 19 January, Christian peace activist Chris Cole was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment by Westminster central magistrates court for non-payment of a fine following a protest at the DSEi arms fair

Infiltrators

Careful investigation by environmental activists has uncovered the identities of three long-term police infiltrators, one of whom advocated violence.

Happendon Happening

On 12 September, 40 climate activists occupied a new site in Happendon Wood, South Lanarkshire, Scotland to set up the Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC), to help defend the wood from destruction b

"Collateral murder" video whistleblower faces 52 years

US army whistleblower Bradley Manning has now been charged with “communicating, transmitting and delivering national defence information to an unauthorised source”.

EDO: total court victory!

In a stunning vindication of their disarmament action, seven defendants in the EDO Decommissioners case were found “not guilty” at Hove crown court, despite admitting causing £180,000 dama