Issue: 2534

June 2011



By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

Libya: NATO refuses to support humanitarian “pause”

By Gabriel Carlyle

Britain to stay in Afghanistan after 2014, playing

By Chris Cole

US drones continue to target Pakistan, despite opposition

By Gabriel Carlyle

On 23 April, thousands of Pakistanis, “led” by ex-cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan blocked the Khyber pass, the route for 70% of supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan.

By Milan Rai

The last survivor of more than 70 million military personnel who served in the First World War died in Australia on 5 May, aged 110.

By Alun Williams

Welsh activists march against the cuts.

By Cymdeithas y Cymod

On “Armed Forces Day” we will remember the civilians killed by unmanned aerial vehicles (“drones”).

By Diana Marquand

What if there was a spirit of oil? What would it see?

By Janet Fenton

On 18 May, the UK government announced its plan to spend several billion pounds over the next five years on new nuclear-armed submarines.

By Dan Viesnik

Dan Viesnik reports from the Stop Nuclear Power Network's latest action

By Milan Rai

Questions around the killing of bin Laden.

By Gabriel Carlyle

Gabriel Carlyle explores the lessons to be learnt from the long back-story to the Egyptian uprising.

By Andrew Rigby

A PN board member looks back over the early years

Like much of the (male-dominated) British peace movement, Peace News had an uncomfortable time coming to terms with second-wave feminism in the 1970s. Here are some thought-provoking reflections on feminism and nonviolence published in PN over the last few decades.

By Albert Beale

Albert Beale makes a personal selection of a few of the more noteworthy images and pieces of writing that have appeared in Peace News over the last 75 years. Some of the items are chosen because of their eloquence, some because they typify PN's often lonely and unique take on the world, and some because they connect with major world events. And sometimes all three.