Issue: 2515

November 2009


By Milan Rai, Emily Johns


By Gabriel Carlyle

Afghan anniversary actions

By Polina Aksamentova

Afghan anniversary actions

By Elise Desiderio

Afghan anniversary actions

By Nuclear People Power

Two days into a four-day trial, five anti-nuclear activists were found not guilty of aggravated trespass after a blockade in 2008 of the Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk.

By Dan Viesnik

Five anti-nuclear activists who peacefully blocked access to the atomic weapons establishment (AWE) Aldermaston last autumn were tried before Reading magistrates’ court on 21 and 22 October.

By David Polden


The small West Bank Palestinian village of Bil’in depends on agriculture for its livelihood, but since 1980 has lost some 60% of its farmland to illegal Israeli settlements and the illegal separation wall.

By Dr Larch Maxey

Okay, so there were two of them rather than one, but with just a little cargo netting and rope borrowed from friends, campaigners closed Ffos-y-Frân, Wales’ largest opencast coal mine on 23 September.

By Kelvin Mason

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans hosted a visit of climate campaigners from Wales to Brussels in mid-October. Campaigners urged European politicians to act decisively ahead of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen later this year.

By Sophie Wynne-Jones

Saturday 17 October. 1.03pm. The first tweet comes in on my mobile phone: “The fences are breached. There’s people on top of the coal pile. The Swoop is go!”

By Colin Scullion, Sarah Young

Colin Scullion, a literacies link worker for liberated prisoners in Glasgow, speaks to PN in a personal capacity about Scottish prisons and the importance of literacies for social justice.

By Gabriel Carlyle

Are those calling for withdrawal selling out Afghanistan’s women?

By Kaye Stearman

On 1 October, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it was taking steps to prosecute BAE Systems in relation to arms deals in Eastern Europe and Africa.

By Paul Ingram

On 16 July, the government published its international strategy in the lead-up to the NPT Review Conference next May.

By Kelvin Mason

The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens, Probably The Worst Beer In The World: these may be some of the tourist attractions, but what will draw people to Copenhagen this December is the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP15.

By Andrew Beckett

Peace News invited the Brighton anti-arms trade group Smash EDO to share thoughts on strategy, tactics and movement building.