Issue: 2528-2529

December 2010 - January 2011


By Milan Rai, Emily Johns


By Milan Rai

Reading the recently-published memoirs of George W Bush and Tony Blair is a strange experience – seeing recent history refracted through the eyes of our war leaders, and seeing more deeply into the former US president and British prime minister.

By Ann Kobayashi

Dale Farm, a former scrapyard between Wickford and Billericay in Essex, the largest Traveller site in the UK is under threat of eviction.

By Jonathan Stevenson

A round-up of recent climate news

By David Polden

We learned in November that Parliament Square peace protester Brian Haw was taken into hospital on 23 September with breathing difficulties. Tests showed a tumour.

By David Polden

Over 50,000 protesters mobilised to delay the twelfth annual transport of highly-radioactive material (123 tonnes in 11 carriages) from La Hague, France, to storage at Gorleben, Germany, in early November.

By AP and JN

White poppy ceremonies in Wales

By CND Cymru

At 5am on 1 November, anti-nuclear campaigners began to nonviolently blockade the Devonport dockyard in Plymouth where Trident nuclear submarines are maintained and re-fitted.

By Sarah Young

Scottish CND discussed the next stages in the campaign against Trident renewal at their AGM on 12 November.

By PaiH

On 15 November, 120 asylum seekers protested in Glasgow’s George Square after receiving letters stating that they are to be removed without consent to alternative accommodation.

By Shona

On 6 November, a small but dedicated group of peace campaigners braved the rain in Glasgow’s Victoria Park for a rededication of the Peace Tree.

By Gabriel Carlyle

The news the papers didn’t print about Wikileaks and Gaza

By Cedric Knight

Can nonviolent communication be used politically?

By Alice Turner

Westminster students, sabbatical officers and staff from the University of Westminster students’ union (UWSU) joined over 50,000 students from across the country at the National Union of Students (NUS) central London demo on 10 November.

By Sam McCann

How the new anti-cuts group came to be

By Bob Nicholls

Bob Nicholls, one of the acquitted EDO Decommissioners, gave a workshop about the case at Peace News Summer Camp in July. Here is the first part of his story.