Issue: 2540-2541

December 2011 / January 2012


Top Stories

Occupy diary glimpses from the north

by Anna Harris

Anna Harris on the occupations in Manchester and Bradford

Obscene amounts of money

by Milan Rai

The government boosted company profits, while increasing inequality and global hunger

What is it we are against and what is it that we are for? Questions that arise more sharply, perhaps, in the age of Occupy.


Occupy Britain roundup

by PN staff

Which UK Occupations are still up and running?

Occupy US Resists

by Christina Dey, Gabriel Carlyle

US movement battered but not yet broken

Roll on Fem12

by Claire Poyner

Claire Poyner reports from UK Feminista's Annual Conference

Four jailed for spying on Greenpeace France

by Christina Dey

EDF employees get fines and prison sentences

Armistice day

by PN staff

On 11 November, 25 people gathered on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral behind a banner “Mourn the Dead! Heal the Wounded! End the Wars!”. Pictured are Matthew Horne Iraq veteran (left), Ben Griffin Iraq and Afghanistan veteran (right), Ciaron O’Reilly, Catholic worker (centre).

Census news

by PN staff

Refusers face trial for arms protests

Assassination raids kill civilians

by Gabriel Carlyle

Are night raids now the main cause of civilian deaths in Afghanistan?

Sound & fury

by Gabriel Carlyle

Afghan "President" powerless to stop US killings

Drones kill "blobs in shadows"

by Chris Cole

The human reality behind the statistics


From the archives ...

by Albert Beale

Churches, schools and peace

Harry Potter, resister!

by Susan Clarkson

Drawing lessons from fiction, with plenty of spoilers if you haven't read the whole series.

Features & PN Events

Rebel Clown tickling techniques

by PN staff

Become a rebel clown!

Fukushima fallout

by Phil Steele

It's too early yet to say post-Fukushima, says Philip Steele.

To end all wars

by Adam Hochschild, Gabriel Carlyle

American writer and activist Adam Hochschild has produced a series of remarkable books: on rubber slavery in the Congo (King Leopoldís Ghost), Stalinist Russia (The Unquiet Ghost) and the British anti-slavery movement (Bury the Chains). Peace News caught up with him this November to talk about his latest book, To End All Wars, a history of the First World War with a difference.

Afghanistan: Ten Years On

by PN

Powerful new Peace News photo exhibition on tour

The PN Kabul Winter Appeal

by PN

Help displaced Afghans this winter

Wales & Scotland

Olwen Davies 1924-2011

by Medi James

Veteran Welsh peace activist dies at 87

Scotland and Trident: We must name the crime

by David MacKenzie

The path to UK nuclear disarmament runs through Scotland, argues David MacKenzie

Where next for the red poppy?

by Kelvin Mason

The amazing turnabout in fortunes which marketing has brought to the Royal British Legion’s red poppy campaign is just the beginning for the nation’s most revered bloom, thinks Welsh entrepreneur Oliver Cyboli.

The Aviation Justice Express

by Dan Glass

British climate change activists blocked from entering the US

Cartoons etc