Issue: 2559-2560

July/August 2013


Top Stories

What anti-oppression workshops should teach

by Daniel Hunter

One of the world’s leading activist trainers draws on decades of experience

PN Summer Camp 2013: Who, what, where, why and when

by Milan Rai

The theme for this year's Camp is "Taking a lead from the Global South", and the Camp will feature Egyptian, Nigerian and Colombian activists

A black day for PN

by PN

For the first time in its 76-year history, the content in Peace News this month is entirely the work of people of colour.

'Western civilisation' is a mixed-race child


G8 demos met with force

by Jordana Jarrett

Anti-capitalist demonstrations in England, northern Ireland and Germany were met with excessive policing last month, as eight of the world’s wealthiest countries met at Lough Erne in northern Ireland for the G8 summit on 17-18 June.

The US finally agrees to direct talks with the Taliban, as demanded by the Afghan people

by Milan Rai

As PN entered production, news broke of dramatic developments in the Afghan conflict. The Taliban were finally admitted to talks with the US government and the Afghan government, something polls show that the Afghan people have long desired. 


How are we going to get there?

by Preeti Kaur

The International Organisation for Participatory Society is a new  revolutionary network connecting independent radicals worldwide

Satta Hashem

by PN

Buhrez - 2004. Ink on paper 33cm x 24cm.

Power, race and peace

by Jordana Jarrett

An interview with the director of England’s Fellowship of Reconciliation

Standing up to Islamophobia

by Jordana Jarrett

Since the Woolwich attack in London on 22 May, at least 13 mosques have been attacked, according to Islamophobia monitoring group Tell MAMA, which has recorded 212 incidents targeting Muslims – including harassment, violence and damaged property.

Western nuclear terrorism

by Milan Rai

Milan Rai surveys the history of Western nuclear threats against the Global South

A Peace News expose

by PN

Peace News played an important role in exposing British colonial torture in Kenya, publishing an expose by whistle-blower Eileen Fletcher on 4 May 1956.

The violence of empire

by Jordana Jarrett

Behind the scenes of a historic victory for Kenyan torture victims


Guantánamo hunger strike continues

by Jordana Jarrett

As PN went to press, US military authorities were stepping up their attempts to break the hunger strike of detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba.

Hiroshima fast comes to Burghfield

by PN

The Paris fast for Hiroshima and Nagasaki this August, referred to in the last issue, is actually a Paris-Burghfield-Büchel fast!

Nonviolent uprisings

by PN

Turkey, Brazil and Indonesia


Rong Radio

by Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah chose these poems to contribute to this special issue of Peace News

50 years ago: The curious dilemma of the American Negro

by Albert Beale

The South African political exile Lewis Nkosi, writing in Peace News in the period before he became a well-known author, drew on his experience of the South African struggle to criticise the analysis of African-American writer Louis Lomax in the latter’s book The Negro Revolt. This was part of PN’s wide-ranging coverage – by those involved – of the Civil Rights movement in the US in the ’60s.

Smash Sameness

by Sareena Rai

The Personal Column

'Western civilisation' is a mixed-race child