Issue: 2552-2553

December 2012 - January 2013


Top Stories

Destroying Syria to save it?

by Linda Heiden

Nonviolent opposition voices oppose militarisation of the revolution.

An anarchist among jihadists

by Mohammed

A view from the grassroots of the Syrian revolution.

A Persian peace

by Shirin Ebadi, Rebecca Boyle

Peace News speaks to the Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate and former judge, Shirin Ebadi, on sanctions and democracy in Iran.

PN's editors respond to criticism from a reader.


Israel assassinated Hamas leader ‘to avoid ceasefire’

by PN staff

Assassinated Hamas leading was contemplating truce with Israel, says Israeli peace activist.

Newport peace poppies

by PN staff

White poppy wreath laid at British legion's invitation

345 drone strikes: four civilians dead?

by Gabriel Carlyle

Are the UK government's figures on drone casualties really credible?

UK torture transfers

by Gabriel Carlyle

Can a 'known torturer' and drug dealer be expected to uphold human rights? The British government thinks so.

Thousands join 68-day Kurdish hunger strike

by David Polden

Kurds struggling for peace talks & language rights.

Zombie roads rise again in Hastings

by Milan Rai

Tories resuscitate long-dead road schemes.

Lockheed Martin HQ exposed by Trident Ploughshares

by PN staff

Nuke maker's AGM disrupted.

Enter the Dragons — in Cardiff

by Dr Vole

Welsh activists take anti-nuclear message to the steps of the Senedd.

Wake up and hear the singing!

by Patricia Richards

Côr Gobaith feel the solidarity at national TUC demo

Iraq 2003

by PN

Spread the word about Wobbly Tuesday.


Liverpool Diary: December 2012

by Jennifer Verson

Turkeys, progress & praxis

Dai Vaughan: 6 September 1933 - 6 June 2012

by Martin Smith

Documentary maker, author and activist

Remembrance Sunday

by Jeremy Kingston

Jeremy Kingston is inspired by Lt Gen Sir John Kiszley's frank admission

30 years ago: Gandhi: the movie

by Albert Beale

Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi was reviewed at length for PN by Devi Prasad, a colleague of Gandhi who’d lived on Gandhi’s ashram both before and after the latter’s assassination in 1948.

More features

Can you smell gas?

by Claire Fauset

Claire Fauset spent a week occupying a chimney

'15 February 2003' by Ian Sinclair

by PN staff

A new Peace News book coming in 2013


No more mortgage suicides!

by Howard Clark

Spain’s social movements struggle for housing justice.

Co-ops come together

by Felix Lozano

Felix Lozano is inspired by the spirit of a co-operation at Co-operatives United.

Radical Routes

by Anonymous

A brief look at the UK's national network of radical housing co-ops.


Cartoons etc

Jill's Defence Weekly by Jill Gibbon

Roouminations by Donald Rooum

Almost ... by SEG

Occupy your mind by Tony Telford