Issue: 2463

July - August 2005



By PN staff

On 1 July, substantial new restrictions on protest around Parliament came into force, the breaking of which becomes an arrestable offence from 1 August.

By Women in Black, Belgrade

It is now ten years since the Army of the Republic of Srpska, with the support of the regime of Slobodan Milosevic, killed more than 8,000 Bosniaks in and around Srebrenica.

By Pavla Gossop

Twenty-five years ago, on the green slope overlooking Willen Lake in Milton Keynes, the foundation stone was laid of the first Peace Pagoda in the Western Hemisphere.

It was laid by the Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fuj

By Natasha Stone

On 13 June the Art Not Oil (ANO) exhibition kicked off outside the National Portrait Gallery in Central London. The gallery was hosting the annual presentation ceremony for the BP Portrait Award.

ANO organisers say

By Caroline James

Anti-war activists have called for solidarity as over 20 people face charges following the demonstration against George W Bush’s UK visit in June.

By Amber Nolan

As the problem of what to do with nuclear waste continues to grow, a small tribe of Native Americans in Utah may soon find that their home will be the dumping ground for a group of electricity companies to abandon their radioactive waste.

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

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 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...

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 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

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 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

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 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.