Issue: 2570-2571

June 2014


Top Stories

Choosing war

by Douglas Newton

A historian uncovers the truth behind Britain’s rush to war in 1914

A summer of peace

by PN

This year, the main theme of Peace News Summer Camp (31 July – 4 August) is countering the militarism and jingoism around the centenary of the First World War, which is why the camp is called ‘The World is My Country’.

The Tribunal

by Emily Johns

No 2 in Peace News’ ‘The World is my Country’ poster project.


A surge of outrage against US drone wars

by David Polden

43 protesters arrested at spy HQ and air force bases in the US

Iraq war ‘promoted terrorism’

by Gabriel Carlyle

‘Far from reducing international terrorism... the 2003 invasion [of Iraq] had the effect of promoting it'

Megaphone Mitch demystified

by Johanna Deeksha

Peace News investigates a London activist on whom suspicions have been cast....


The never-ending ‘wake-up call’

by David Edwards, David Cromwell

The mainstream media and climate change

Yes to independence

by Pete Ramand, James Foley

Scottish independence could reinvigorate radical movements north and south of the border, and deal a blow to British imperialism

Organising against fracking

by Emily Masters

Peace News brings together environmental activists for a transatlantic round table

Thank you!

by PN staff

Your responses to our social audit questionnaire


Celebrate Howard

by Milan Rai

On 17 May, 100 friends and colleagues of the British pacifist author and activist Howard Clark gathered at a ceremony organised by Peace News Trustees in Conway Hall, London.

Nant Llesg opencast coalmine protest

by PN

'Death of the valley'

Any more arms fairs? Ding ding

by PN

At the London Transport Museum


the street of the poet Al-Mutanabbi

by Jeff Cloves

Paging all poets

The defiant ones

by Marc Hudson

Another staggering work of heart-breaking genius – about activists and academics

Cartoons etc

Jill's Defence Weekly by Jill Gibbon

Roouminations by Donald Rooum