Issue: 2511-2512

July - August 2009


By Emily Johns, Milan Rai


By Maya Evans

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By Roger Stephenson

The idea began at the Friends Meeting House in Taunton in 1981. 11-year-old Jonathan Stocks felt that the room where they held the children’s meeting needed cheering up. He discussed it with their teacher, Anne Wynn-Wilson.

By Jeff Cloves

Not many people know this: the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) is 75 this year. I only know because a woman stopped me in Stroud High Street and told me.

The British Tamils Forum (BTF) organised peaceful protests in central London (including the demonstration of over 200,000 Tamils on 11 April 2009) to show solidarity with their brethren in Sri Lanka and to demand an immediate and permanen

By Andrea D'Cruz

On the face of it the past month has been headline horror for immigrants and asylum seekers in Britain and all those standing in solidarity with them: the continuing ordeal of Belfast’s Romanian families, forced to seek police protection

By Oliver

From 11 -14 June, Glasgow was host to an energised and growing movement for climate action.

By John Carnahan

In Aberystwyth, on 14 June, activist choir Côr Gobaith joined Billy Bragg on stage in the protest singer’s own version of The Internationale. Bragg’s tour of Wales is to mark the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike.


Whilst supporters of the Trident nuclear weapons system continue to claim that 10,000 jobs will go if Trident submarines are not replaced, a different picture is painted by a report which was re-launched at a joint STUC/CND conference hel


On 15 June, Trident Ploughshares activists working with Bikes Block Bombs, Scrap Cars–Scrap Trident, Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp (AWPC) and Eastern Region CND blockaded four gates at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston, protes

By Kathy Kelly

Voices for Creative Nonviolence visit Pakistan as aid workers leave.

By Sarah Young

On 14 June, Ayrshire Friends of Refugees held a gathering outside the Dungavel Detention Centre.

By Gabriel Carlyle

Opinion polls in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last few months have reinforced the message that the people of the region want a negotiated solution to the conflicts currently raging.

By Gabriel Carlyle

RAF pilots in Afghanistan are firing an increasing number of brutal “enhanced blast” thermobaric weapons, the Ministry of Defence admitted in May.

By Milan Rai

It is testimony to the spirit of trust and unity created by the organisers of the recent Anarchist Movement Conference in London that it was possible to take a photograph of the 200-plus people who gathered for the final plenary of the ga

By David Gribble

David Gribble worked for 30 years at Dartington Hall and Sands schools. He now edits Lib Ed and champions democratic education initiatives around the world. To hear more from him on children and libertarian education come to Peace News summer camp.