Issue: 2486

June 2007



By Toby Olditch, Phil Pritchard

14 May - This is not a retrial

For the sake of the jury and due process, the event we're attending is not to be referred to as a retrial.

By Nuala Young

Oxford people campaigned on all fronts against a dangerous, unnecessary and horrifically expensive Trident replacement.

By Noam Chomsky

The Arab League Peace Plan of 2002 is what was called the “Saudi Plan” in the US. It has just been renewed.

By Gill Knight

I have a friend who's daughter became a peace activist. She was sending emails back from Palestine, and this focused my mind on what was happening there.

By Kelvin Mason

One wonderful thing about Jill Gough is her passion for peace.

By Paul Rogers

Twenty-five years ago the Falklands/Malvinas War was controversial in Britain for three main reasons.

By PN staff, Bruce Kent

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

By Milan Rai, Alex de Waal

As pressure mounts for military intervention in Darfur, Alex de Waal, an Africa expert, tells PN why war won't work and how tantalisingly close Darfur came to peace. When peace diplomacy happens, our movements need to know about it, and support it at every level.

By Bill Hetherington

During the war, the Peace Pledge Union embarked upon negotiations of its own, with the object of obtaining a joint statement from British and Argentinian pacifists condemning the war.

Diana Gould was a geography teacher from Gloucestershire who came to public attention in 1983 when she was picked to ask a question of Margaret Thatcher on BBC's Nationwide. She tackled the Prime Minister on her decision to sink the Argentinian warship General Belgrano on 2 May with the loss of 323 lives. Here she pinions the Iron Lady.

By Tam Dalyell

After the Falklands/Malvinas war, Tam Dalyell (Labour MP for West Lothian/Linlithgow, 1962--2005) mounted a long campaign to expose government lies about the sinking of Argentinian warship the General Belgrano.


The archipelago Britain calls the Falkland Islands lies 300 miles off Argentina in the South Atlantic.
The islands are known in Argentina as the Malvinas.

By Genny Bove

Members of a new group “Wrexham Women for Peace” and their supporters held a “funeral procession”, carrying coffins and a peace flag through the town centre on 19 May in memory of those whose lives have been lost in conflict worldwide.

By Albert Beale

Questions about corruption dominated the questions to directors at the recent annual shareholders' meeting of Britain's biggest weapons merchants, BAE Systems.

By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

b>From 28 April to 6 May, the LaUnf (nonviolence) network of Iraqi peace activists organised a second “Week of Nonviolence”, this time at 13 locations, reaching 7300 people all over Iraq.

News from Colombia
Catholic Worker in prison
Vanunu faces prison again
Activists launch Parliament peace camp and Heathrow climate camp