Issue: 2463

July - August 2005



By Martin Jeezer

b>In the old Resistance office in Washington DC, there used to be a sign on the door describing the politics found within.

By Ian Taylor

April 29: It's less than a week before the General Election, the legality of the Iraq war is looking shakier than ever after the Attorney General's original advice to the Prime Minister has been leaked to the media, so what story does then

By The Mole

There was a Parisian campaign to say “non” to the Olympics - which, surprisingly, got no coverage over here - as well as the (slightly reported) campaign by sensible people in London who oppose this corporate-promoting festival of nationa

By Jeff Cloves

Do you remember Mr Major's now infamous vision of British (English, surely) life? Spinsters on bicycles pedalling to evensong, warm beer and cricket matches.

By David MacKenzie

Possibly the best thing that can be said for travel as an educational experience is that it can give you added clarity about the state of your own corner when you return to it.

By Anna-Linnea Rundberg

Anna-Linnea Rundberg reports from the Nordic "anti-star wars" action camp held in Fauske in northern Norway at the end of June.

By Pete Roche

Despite press speculation, the Government has continued to repeat its official position that, although the nuclear option cannot be ruled out, there are no proposals to build more reactors.


By PN staff, Ann Wright

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

By Natasha Stone

On 21 June, Turkish conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan ended his hunger strike: after 28 days, the prison authorities agreed to his conditions of equal treatment.

The gay CO began the drastic action partly in resp

There are a whole range of repressive and outrageous measures increasingly being used by police and companies to try and intimidate and undermine all manner of protests - including peace and anti-war, anti-capitalist, Palestinian solidarity, envir

By N Stone, A Nolan

On 11 June, a demonstration against arms manufacturers EDO/MBM Technology was held by campaigners in Brighton. Smash EDO claim the company manufactures components for weapons used in the Iraq war.

In 2004 Raytheon s

Kicking off the G8 week in style, an estimated 2,000 people participated in a particularly “big” blockade at the Faslane naval base, home to Britain's four nuclear powered - and armed - Trident submarines.

By Janet Kilburn

It is almost hard to know where to start with this - there are so many reasons! But here goes with the main ones...

By Kat Barton

Wednesday 6 July marked the first day of the G8 summit, so on Tuesday night, while eight men in suits were preparing to sit down to a meal of Marrbury smoked salmon and roast fillet of Glenarm lamb, thousands of activists were finalising

By Sian Jones

As part of the week of G8 actions, more than 1000 people protested at Dungavel Detention Centre (officially Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre) on 5 July against the detention of asylum seekers, in a demonstration organised by groups incl