Issue: 2576-2577

December 2014 - January 2015

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Top Stories

Uncovering Kobane

by Leila Al-Shami

International attention has focused recently on Kobani/Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on the border with Turkey, besieged by the al-Qa’eda splinter group ISIS (known to opponents by its Arabic acronym ‘Daesh’). Here a well-informed non-pacifist anarchist explains some of the background to the conflict.

Resisting empire’s call

by Gabriel Carlyle

The hidden history of the Global South and the First World War

Anarchy & Beauty

by Emily Johns

Emily Johns is inspired by the life and art of William Morris

News

Radical co-ops face crossroads

by Milan Rai, Emily Johns

What happens when the founders of a radical organisation move on, new people come in, and the strict entry standards that were put in place originally are set aside? How does it affect who joins the organisation, and how does it affect the politics of the organisation?

How not to follow Solidair into thin air

by Kimberly Golden

PN examines the fate of Dutch co-operative network

Stand with Shaker

by PN

Photo action for Guantanamo detainee

The right to refuse

by David Polden

Updates on two US war resisters

Occupy Democracy

by Kimberly Golden

Occupy Christmas anyone?

Are you an extremist?

by David Polden

New banning orders for the law-abiding

Israel boycott successes

by David Polden

From Sodastream to Zim (and beyond)

News

Mission possible?

by Milan Rai, Emily Johns

Can we stop the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapon system?

Kites not drones

by Lotte Reimer

Welsh activists 'drape the drones' at Parc Aberporth

Remembrance poppies: spot the difference

by Kelvin Mason

White poppies binned - and restored - in Aberystwyth

Greenham Common Peace Garden

by Wendy Lewis, Ray Davies

Garden handed over to Community Trust

Features

Radical Routes and radical social change

by Milan Rai, Emily Johns

The long story behind current debates about principles in a radical co-op network

Te Puea

by Emily Johns, Gabriel Carlyle

Maori resistance to WW1

‘What the hell have we got to do with the war?’

by Gabriel Carlyle

Opposition to WW1 in the West Indies

Gandhi goes recruiting-oh!

by Gabriel Carlyle

The 'great soul''s role in WW1

Here comes Zylum!

by Zylum folk

Peace News launches a new set of internet tools to support grassroots campaigning groups

Bertha von Suttner

by Annette Bygott

Celebrating the memory of a forgotten German pacifist

The limits to eco-villages

by Kimberly Golden

PN interviews a British radical educator from the London Community
Housing Co-op who visited an idyll in Northern Germany

Comment

The culture shifts we need to build stronger movements

by Catalyst Project

The US anti-racist collective, Catalyst Project, recently circulated this text with the subject heading ‘What do you mean by anti-racism?’

The History Column: Breaking the silence

by Ann Kramer

WW1 COs' resistance didn't end when they entered prison ...

70 years ago: It's still the same

by Albert Beale

The distinguished physicist, astronomer and mathematician, Arthur Eddington, was a First World War conscientious objector and life-long pacifist (and a keen cyclist, devising the Eddington Secondary Number which measures a cyclist’s achievements; his own E-number was 84). One of the pieces Peace News published to mark his death on 22 November 1944 looked at what he’d written to explain his continuing pacifism during the Second World War.

The Personal Column: Hedd Wyn

by Jeff Cloves

Jeff Cloves reflects on the life of Welsh poet Ellis Evans

Diary

by Cornerstone Cath

Our Leeds-based cooperator mulls the politics of exclusion

Cartoons

Roouminations by Donald Rooum

Almost ... by SEG

Jill's Defence Weekly by Jill Gibbon