Issue: 2554

February 2013


Top Stories

Shock and Awe

by Gabriel Carlyle

PN’s Gabriel Carlyle reports on the sometimes shambolic, always peaceful and often heroic resistance to the tree-felling in Combe Haven for the Hastings-Bexhill Link Road, and the lessons learned.

Scrap Trident! Let Scotland lead the way to a nuclear free world!

by Leonna O'Neill

On 15 April, hundreds (maybe thousands!) will descend on the Faslane naval base, home to Trident, in a mass display of nonviolent direct action.

Hard harvest

by Gill Knight

Gill Knight has been doing solidarity work in Palestine for a number of years.  This autumn she helped bring in the olive crop.


Peace across borders: VCNV UK in Afghanistan

by Timothy Bidon

In early January, a delegation of British women from Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK (VCNV UK) returned from a two-week peace delegation in Afghanistan (see PN 2552-2553). 

Kabul winter appeal

by PN

Thousands of kilos of aid is delivered.

Court rules out whistleblower defence for Bradley Manning

by Timothy Bidon

On 16 January, US military judge colonel Denise Lind ruled that US army intelligence officer Bradley Manning will not be able to use a whistleblower defence during his trial.

Alfie Meadows and Zak King face third trial

by David Polden

Student protestors Alfie Meadows and Zak King face a third trial for taking part in a  demonstration on 9 December 2010 against the trebling of university tuition fees, the scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance and other attacks on public education.

More features

Aldermaston Women


An update on the long-running peace camp at the Atomic Weapons Establishment

Women for Life on Earth

by PN

From Cardiff to Greenham Common

The march that shook Blair

by PN

Ten years on from 15 February 2003, Peace News publishes a new book on the demo.


Fallujah protestors killed by Iraqi army

by Milan Rai

At least five demonstrators were shot dead in the Iraqi city of Fallujah on 25 January as a Sunni anti-government protest came into conflict with the Iraqi army, who were blocking their way or trying to disperse them.

Lockheed Martin, Regent Street

by PN

Raising awareness in the heart of London

US trainers bring magic to Margate

by Milan Rai

Training for Change

More comment


by kennardphillips

A photomontage by Cat Picton-Philips and Peter Kennard

Ian Thomas: 29 March 1963 – 28 December 2012

by Sian Jones, Ippy D

In December, our good friend Ian Thomas died, unexpectedly, aged 49. He had a heart attack while asleep at home in Southampton.

Leslie Gordon Harris: October 1916 – 31 December 2012

by Rosa Gilbert

Leslie Gordon Harris, Christian pacifist and Second World War conscientious objector, died at West Middlesex Hospital in December, aged 96.

Liverpool Diary: February 2013

by Jennifer Verson

Thoughts from Rose Howey housing co-op

30 years ago: Peace camps round-up

by Albert Beale

At their height, there were a dozen simultaneous peace camps at military bases around Britain; PN ran a regular round-up each fortnight.

Cartoons etc

Jill's Defence Weekly by Jill Gibbon

Almost... by SEG

Rooumination... by Donald Rooum

Telford by Tony Telford