Issue: 2563

November 2013


Top Stories

Howard Clark

by PN staff

29 Nov 2013: It is with deep sadness that we announce that last night Howard Clark, long-time collaborator and supporter of Peace News, passed away.

Howard at the Peace News benefit in 2011

by PN staff

For a photo archive of Howard see here. An online book of condolences is available at War Resisters International

Video of Howard

by PN staff

Howard Clark and Penny Stone at the opening of the international seminar War starts in Luleå, Sweden, 2011.

PN co-editors Milan Rai and Emily Johns examine some of the precedents for the Campaign Nonviolence initiative


Arms traders flee activists

by Jessica Corbett

Protest forces death merchants into hiding

No Dash for Gas sentences quashed

by David Polden

Climate change activists have sentences reduced

Welsh dragons blockade Burghfield!

by Patricia Richards

Activists from Wales and Bristol bring 'Mad Trident Tea-Party' to Aldermaston

Resisting deportation

by David Polden

San Francisco activists block buses

Rhymney disaster

by Kelvin Mason

New open-cast coal mine planned


Half a million dead Iraqis

by Gabriel Carlyle

New survey tallies war-related deaths

Obama told he 'fuels terror'

by Lucca Rossi, Jessica Corbett

Malala Yousafzai takes US President to task over drone strikes

What next for Afghanistan

by Adrian Hopkins

Adrian Hopkins reports on Voices for Creative Nonviolence UK's recent conference

Benefit gig

by PN

100 attend People Power celebration

No More Militarisation!

by Owen Everett

Owen Evertt reports on Forces Watch's recent conference


Camouflage Kids


How the military affects young people's lives

Squaring up

by George Lakey

Re-writing an attacker’s script — George Lakey suggests ways of getting in practice to defuse violent situations

Yarn bombing

by PN

Where will they strike next?

If you see me in the street

by Caitlin Hayward-Tapp

Feminst poetry by Caitlin Hayward-Tapp

Taking the toys from the boys

by Ian Pritchard

How the government could create more and better jobs


Diary: Post-action blues

by Clare Cochrane

Clare Cochrane ruminates on the emotional ups and downs of campaigning

Soldiers in hell

by Jeff Cloves

Growth doesn't stop because it's winter, argues Jeff Cloves

30 years ago: Actions against cruise

by Albert Beale

Peace News gave wide coverage and support to the campaigning at Greenham Common which aimed to stop the new cruise missiles being deployed there; but it then became apparent that that phase of the campaign was not going to succeed.

Cartoons etc

Jill's Defence Weekly by Jill Gibbon

Almost ... by SEG

Roouminations ... by Donald Rooum