Issue: 2545

May 2012


Top Stories

John Arden: 26 October 1930 – 28 March 2012

by Michael Randle

Michael Randle on the playwright and Peace News supporter John Arden who died aged 82 last month. 

Dispatch from the future

by Alan Bradley


Responding to the situation in Syria


A ‘Bradford Spring’

by Gabriel Carlyle

Prominent anti-war activist George Galloway won a sensational byelection victory in Bradford West on 29 March, receiving 56% of the vote on a Respect ticket.

Climate Caravan: Demanding one million climate jobs

by Emily Johns, Milan Rai

There is a way to boost jobs and the economy, and at the same time help to avert devastating climate change, according to the One Million Climate Jobs campaign.

News from Scotland

RBS funds nuclear arms production

by Janet Fenton

Royal Bank of Scotland finances 16 companies that are heavily involved in the manufacture, modernisation and maintenance of US, British and French nuclear forces.

West Bank Freedom Flytilla

by Margie Haig

Around 1,300 supporters of Palestinian human and national rights planned to arrive in Israel’s Ben-Gurion international airport on 15 April.

Glasgow asylum seekers face destitution

by PN

Up to 140 Glasgow asylum seekers are to be evicted by their landlord, Ypeople, in the next few weeks. They will be left with no home as well as no access to work, benefits or any state support.


483 arrests at NATO

by David Polden

UK activists join demo in Brussels

‘Afghanising’ the occupation

by Gabriel Carlyle

'Withdrawal' of US and UK troops from Afghanistan will not end harsh detention regime.

Features & comment

30 years ago: Opposing the Falklands War

by Albert Beale

PN was a leading voice in the radical opposition to the Falklands War; though there was plenty of reactionary opposition too – from both ends of the orthodox political spectrum.

Resisting US war plans on Jeju Island

by Angie Zelter

“Over 400 people have been arrested since January 2010, with numbers rising rapidly”

Picture this

by Rikki

The police continue to prevent journalists doing their job

Cartoons etc

Almost... by SEG

Tony Telford by Tony Telford