Issue: 2578-2579

February 2015 - March 2015


Top Stories

We are all [ ] – fill in the blank

by Noam Chomsky

The renowned US dissident reflects on the hypocrisy of the elite response to the Charlie Hebdo killings

A future in prison

by Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly looks forward to a future world that is less like a prison

Cis – a site of conflict

by Finn Mackay

An excerpt from new book Radical Feminism explores divisions around trans inclusion


Weaving our own web

by Milan Rai

A report on the Peace News online campaigning conference in January which introduced the PN digital toolset Zylum to the movement

International Women’s Day

by PN

A partial list of upcoming events in the UK

Drone protests US: prison for Kathy Kelly

by David Polden

US peace campaigner jailed for drones action

End the Drone Wars

by David Polden

Activists break into UK drone base

UK airstrikes in Iraq hit 100 – one third by drones

by Chris Cole

As air war continues, secrecy over UK drone leads to speculation re. possible Mali deployment

Wrap Up Trident

by Georgia Elander

Thousands surround MoD to launch CND's general election campaign


Plaid Cymru, SNP and Greens call for investment in people not weapons

by Lotte Reimer

Trident could be deal breaker in event of hung parliament

Action against the occupation of Palestine

by David Polden

Hunger strikes, war resistance and BDS ...

Oh, Vienna

by PN staff

44 states press for nuclear disarmament

The year of fracking dangerously

by Kelvin Mason

Wales is ready to take on the extreme energy industry, reports Kelvin Mason.

Scrap Trident, Ban Nukes!

by PN

Five go adventuring in Faslane


Learning from eco-villages

by Jenny Pickerill

A response to Leslie Barson’s critique in the last issue

Sharpening contradictions

by Juan Cole

Why al-Qa’eda attacked satirists in Paris

Turn up the heat on rip-off energy companies

by Fuel Poverty Action

Fuel Poverty Action look back at 2014, and forward to 2015!

The world is my country

by PN

Shout out for PN's First World War speaking tour ...

Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

by Emily Johns, Gabriel Carlyle

Another story-poster from PN's 'The World is My Country' project

Conflict, Time, Photography

by Erica Smith

Erica Smith reviews Tate Modern's latest exhibition


30 years ago: Why I need a men’s group

by Albert Beale

Being open to issues, perspectives and debates largely ignored by other political papers has often been a distinguishing feature of Peace News. Sexual politics, including men’s reactions to women’s increasing commitment to feminism, has been an example of this. Here, Paul Seedhouse describes his own move towards change.

Mike Marqusee: 27 January 1953 – 13 January 2015

by Mike Phipps

Mike Phipps looks back at the life and activism of a radical writer

Diary: the half century

by Virginia Moffatt

Our new diarist approaches a significant milestone

No, I am not Charlie

by Jan Oberg

A Swedish peace researcher reflects on the terror in Paris and the reactions to it

UKIP put me off my beer

by Erica Smith

A Hastings artist and designer takes action when UKIP decides to hold a fundraiser in her local pub

Cartoons etc

Roouminations by Donald Rooum

Almost ... by SEG