Issue: 2490

October 2007

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By Anna-Linnea Rundberg

In the run-up to the 1 October "Big Blockade" of the Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland, a leading anti-Trident activist looks back on the year-long blockade called "Faslane 365".

By Kelvin Mason, Jill Evans

On the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Petra Kelly in October 1992, Jill Evans (Chair of CND Cymru, and deputy leader of and an MEP for the Welsh national party, Plaid Cymru) explains how she was inspired by this founding member of the German Greens.

By Kat Barton

Residents of the Palestinian village of Bil'in were celebrating last month after the Israeli High Court decided in favour of their petition calling for a change in the route of the illegal separation wall which encircles their village.

By Polina Aksamentova

In a ruling that surprised and thrilled defendants and supporters, after a day-long trial on 14 September, a Horseferry Road magistrate dismissed charges against five protesters under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA) arising from

By Janet Kilburn

On 9 August, charges against ten women (and a dog), brought under the Aldermaston byelaws, were dropped ( “Women arrested at cocktail party”, July/Aug PN).

By Sian Jones

By the time parliament voted in March 2007 to replace the Trident nuclear submarine fleet, AWE was busy building new facilities to test, design and build new warheads -- while the government continued to tell us that a decision on the new

By Sarah Young

This summer, Edinburgh-based Protest in Harmony and Glasgow socialist women's choir Eurydice combined with other political choirs for the “Rise up Singing” Faslane 365 blockade.

By Emily Freeman

In July, twenty European young people met to represent their nations at Faslane 365. Joining them at the blockade were twenty Japanese students from the Global University, a programme organised by the Japanese NGO Peace Boat.

By Jill Gough

Fresh from a speaking tour that included a warm welcome in Wales, US peace activist Bruce Gagnon was extended the full hospitality of the British state at Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland.

By Kat Barton

The biennial Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi), one of the largest arms fairs in the world, has once again been met with protests in East London, where it has been held since 1999.

By Kelvin Mason

Rob Newman, in a set that was surely as politically and historically informed as comedy gets, said that, when our descendants look back, the Camp for Climate Action will be the single most important moment of 2007.

By Maya Evans

In October 2005, Maya Anne Evans was arrested opposite the Cenotaph for reading the names of British soldiers who had died in the Iraq war. She was later convicted of participating in an "unauthorised" demonstration under the "Serious Organised Crime and Police Act" (2005). Maya has refused to pay her £200 fine, or the £100 fine she received for a similar protest a year later. At the beginning of September, Maya learned that a warrant had been issued for her arrest. She faces two 14-day prison sentences.

By Gabriel Carlyle

A poll of 1,461 adults in 15 of Iraq's 18 regions indicates that as many as 1.2 million Iraqis have died violently because of the conflict since the invasion

By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

After four years of mounting tension, Iran has finally agreed to answer by December all questions about its nuclear programme posed by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).