Issue: 2467

November 2005



By Janet Kilburn

This year's CND conference took place close to the heart of London's poshistani shopping district -- the West End.

By The Mole

The Mole spotted something strange on the NATO website recently. Under “What's New?” were several childishly ill-drawn, but quite recognisable, versions of the famous Nuclear Disarmament symbol.

By David MacKenzie

There was no way I wanted to miss Robert Fisk's lecture in Stirling, so I was not critically put off by the irritating call notice which referred to him as the “revered foreign correspondent”.


Smash EDO!


The campaign against weapons makers EDO MBM, based in Home Farm Road, Brighton, began in spring 2004.

By Josh/Justice for Colombia

On 12 October a national General Strike was held by Colombian trade unionists, studentgroups and indigenous people. Hundreds of thousands took part in protests and rallies allover Colombia and, in characteristic fashion, the Colombian regime reacted with violence in several parts of the country. Solidarity actions took place around the world.

By Susi Bascon

Justice for Colombia!

By Howard Clark

Justice for Colombia!

By Ian Taylor

What do Chinese opera, Sikh comedians, kicking racism out of football, and human rights lawyer Louise Christian all have in common? Answer, they're all part of this year's Fennerfest held in Slough.

By Paul O'Connor

Between 25 and 27 November Undercurrents hosts the 6th annual video activist festival with clown rebel army and video workshops.

By Andreas Speck

Justice for Colombia!

By Albert Beale

After more than a decade of informal, monthly, collective assertions of the delight of cycling around a city in the company of lots of other cyclists, the Critical Mass bike rides in central London have suddenly been targeted by the police.

By Pervez Hoodbhoy

From under the rubble of collapsed buildings, a gut-wrenching smell of decaying corpses now fills the town. The rats have it good; the one I accidentally stepped upon was already fat.

By Stephen Hancock, Per Herngren

In March of this year we attended the first trial of the Pit Stop Ploughshares in Dublin (see PN2460).Despite the eventual mistrial, it was an inspiring scene, both inside and outside court.

By Emma, Zina Zelter

The shiny image of Rolls Royce was been somewhat tarnished at the end of October, after a group of determined protesters from across the country spent three days getting under the skin of the company and exposing to the residents of Derby

By Matt

On Friday 30 September, District Judge Peter Ward returned a verdict of guilty to the charges of Aggravated Trespass brought against six campaigners who had held a peaceful protest at Lancaster University more than a year before (see P