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Comment and Analysis

Non-French war deaths matter

US activist David Swanson urges a return to thinking.


The Personal Column: Jaw jaw not war war

Jeff Cloves reflects on the BBC's little-known motto


Radical Music: Paris & beyond

Penny Stone surveys music's role - radical and otherwise - at the Paris climate summit


Diary: (Last) words

Hope, despair and reading


Activism and ... Petitions

Is it an effective form of protest?


40 years ago: Expensive production a big flop

PN produced an issue devoted to the verdicts and the aftermath of the Old Bailey trial in London of 14 pacifists and anti-militarists including PN staff involved in a campaign to give leaflets to soldiers about leaving the army; the conspiracy charges meant there was no upper limit to the prison sentences they faced.


Editorial: Making Nonviolence More Powerful

On Saturday 12 September, we had a wonderful ideas day in London with 18 PN workers, readers and supporters, thinking about how Peace News can develop and grow and become more useful to the cause of nonviolence and to grassroots movements struggling for radical social change.

Innocent until ‘likely’ to commit a crime

The UK Defence Secretary appears to have created his own new legal principle


Radical Music

Four kinds of radical music


Diary: Autumnal thoughts

'Who would have thought three months ago that an anti-war MP might become leader of the Labour party?'