Issue: 2555

March 2013


Top Stories

Drifting to war?

by Emily Johns, Milan Rai

Iran nuclear negotiations offer short ‘window of opportunity’

Iraq: the biggest lie

by Milan Rai

The US and Britain restored fascists to power in postwar Iraq.

Grim anniversary for the Islamic Republic

by Linda Heiden

Linda Heiden surveys opposition forces in Iran


‘This is victory’

by Gabriel Carlyle

NATO clarify plans for continuing the occupation after 2014

Freedom Bookshop re-opens after firebombing


On 4 February, Britain’s oldest radical bookshop re-opened for business only three days after being firebombed by persons unknown.

Wave of support for climate activists being sued for £5m

by David Polden

There has been a furious response to the news that transnational power company EDF is suing 21 anti-climate change activists for £5m for shutting down an EDF power station in Nottinghamshire for a week.

MPs criticise undercover police for sexual relationships

by David Polden

At least five women are taking legal action against the Metropolitan police, accusing it of causing emotional turmoil and breaching their right to a private life.

other features

Two weeks with the Afghan Peace Volunteers

by Susan Clarkson

A member of the first Voices for Creative Vonviolence UK delegation to Afghanistan on the APV's vision for a peace Afghanistan

more news

Shock results in northern Ireland quiz

by PN

Readers’ answers to the ‘How much do you know about Northern Ireland?’ quiz in last month’s Peace News have been subjected to a searching but totally unscientific analysis (quibblers have mentioned ‘microscopic sample size’).

Wales remembers 15 February 2003

by Lotte Reimer

On 15 February, a vigil in Cardiff commemorated the tenth anniversary of the anti-war demonstration in London, the biggest public demonstration in British history.

Valentine’s Day 2013: One Billion Rising

by Lotte Reimer

‘If that blue were an eyeshadow, it would look good on you’ (Kimberley Rose, One Billion Rising)


Cartoons etc

Roouminations by Donald Rooum