Issue: 2497

May 2008



By Goretti Horgan

19 May sees the opening of a long-delayed trial of nine anti-war protestors charged with criminal damage and affray at a Northern Ireland office of the arms manufacturers Raytheon.

By Emma Sangster

Campaigners challenging restrictions on protest around Parliament, who deluged the Home Office with responses to its consultation on the issue, have been rewarded by a government announcement that the most controversial sections of the Se

By Andrea D'Cruz

Looking back to May ’68, we find Peace News campaigning against the erection of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square.

By Gabriel Carlyle

The Iraqi government’s military assault on the southern Iraqi city of Basra at the end of March – which drew in both US and British forces, and sparked fighting in Baghdad and the south that claimed an estimated 600 lives – appears to hav

By Andrea D'Cruz

Defence Secretary Des Browne announced on 29 March that Britain should be willing to talk to the Taliban and consider negotiating with elements of the organisation.

By Milan Rai

One dramatic development in relation to Iran has been the revelations that, according to the MoD’s own documents, the 15 British sailors and Marines captured by Iran last April were in waters that are not internationally agreed as Iraqi;

By Marc Jones

About 200 local trade unionists and anti-fascist campaigners marched behind the Cambria Drum Band through Wrexham town centre on 12 April in a lively and good-natured protest against the presence of the British National Party (BNP).

By Kelvin Mason

At the beginning of April protestors from Wales were out in force in Brussels.

By Kelvin Mason

“Fossil Fools Day”, 1 April, began an international week of action against the fossil fuel industry, mobilising the Rising Tide network of people dedicated to building a movement against climate change.

By Hala George

15 May marks 60 years since the founding of the state of Israel and the first Palestinian al Nakba or catastrophe. Palestinian Hala George describes a displaced life in 1960s Scotland.

By Topher Vollmer

Peace News has discovered that an international “peace” group (usually referred to as the “Martin Luther King Institute for a New Humanity”), which carries out nonviolence trainings in the UK, is actually run by a forty-year-old religious

By Milan Rai

Two figures towered over Black America in the 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr called for racial integration, for nonviolence, for love of the enemy. Malcolm X advocated racial separation, armed self-defence and self-love – black pride.

By Stephen Hancock

”Some ten or twelve of us (the number is still uncertain)

By Andrea D'Cruz

Symon Hill of Campaign Against Arms Trade is buzzing with the excitement of a remarkable High Court victory.

By Hilary Topp

Over 50 people gathered on 1 March for the 15th annual Peace Education Network conference. Delegates travelled from France, Ireland and around the UK to share ideas, resources and enthusiasm for Education for Peace.