Issue: 2562

October 2013


Top Stories

'You cannot be free if you are poor'

by Tim Gee

A glimpse at a grassroots nonviolent revolutionary movement in South Africa, as the country approaches the 20th anniversary of the end of political apartheid

Come out! We have you surrounded.

by PN

Book your tickets now for PN's benefit 'Celebration of People Power' on Sunday 13 October.

We need a common agenda to tackle the twin threats of climate change and nuclear warfare.


Campaigners allege Iraqi birth defects survey has been manipulated - but fail to back up claims

by Gabriel Carlyle

Was data from the Iraqi government's survey of birth defects manipulated?

Campaigners misdirect arms traders

by Jessica Corbett

Flurry of actions challenges Europes biggest arms fair

WOZA celebrates World Peace Day in Zimbabwe

by Jessica Corbett

Zimbabwe's women beaten testing new government's commitment to free speech

AWEsome blockade of Burghfield bomb factory

by David Polden

21 arrested on international day of action


Council fails to evict Balcombe protest camp

by Lucca Rossi

High Court adjourns case involving anti-fracking campaigners

Pacifists win WW1 grant

by Bill Hetherington

Peace Pledge Union to launch "No More War" project

Yma o hyd - still here!

by Lotte Reimer

Cor Cochion celebrate 30 years of action

Drones - what's not to like?

by Harry Rogers

Harry Rogers is provoked by The Moral Maze


Nonviolence in Syria

by Jessica Corbett

PN talks to Syrian activists inside the outside the country

A Brazilian documentarist enters Syria

by Lucca Rossi

PN interviews the makers of a new documentary, Transition

Greenham Common 30 years later

by Jenny Craigen

Jenny Craigen returns to Orange Gate

Black History Month, October 2013

by Emily Johns

Emily Johns commemorates tje life of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa

Jean (Whitney) Kaye: 30 April 1926 - 16 September 2013

by Di McDonald

Di McDonald remembers a 'tiny woman of towering strength'


Victory for the second superpower

by Milan Rai, Emily Johns

Obama and Cameron have been forced to bow to their populations' anti-war sentiments

35 years ago: Nukes

by Albert Beale

Peace News played a key role in the upsurge of activism against nuclear power at the end of the 1970s, both by reporting events and by discussing strategies that could help different sorts of campaigners to work together effectively.

Cartoons etc

Roouminations ... by Donald Rooum

Jill's Defence Weekly by Jill Gibbon

Almost ... by SEG

We need a common agenda to tackle the twin threats of climate change and nuclear warfare.

Prisoners over fast
Woman over line
Roofers over moon
Uranium so over
Year nearly over
Nepal crisis