Issue: 2580-2581

April 2015 - May 2015


Top Stories

Stopping funding for mountaintop-removal

by George Lakey

How Earth Quaker Action Team managed to win a climate victory

‘This nonviolence stuff’ll get you killed’

by Charles Cobb, Gabriel Carlyle

An African-American activist-turned-academic looks back on the history of armed self-defence in the US civil rights movement

Climate not Trident!

by Milan Rai

PN's editor reflects on the choices facing activists before and after the May 2015 election.


No Kan do! The message from Fukushima to Wales

by Phil Steele

Japanese ex-PM backs anti-Wylfa campaign

Arms to renewables

by Andrew Smith, Anne-Marie O'Reilly

A report from this year’s Campaign Against Arms Trade national gathering

Singing Trident out

by Angie Zelter

Angie Zelter reports on a musical action

Talking Trident out

by Milan Rai

A brief report-back from the Nuclear Information Service's 'Trident Strategy Day'

The death of fracking in Wales?

by Kelvin Mason

Ceredigion council becomes first Welsh ‘frack-free’ local authority

Singing No to Trident

by Lotte Reimer

Welsh choir blockades Burghfield


From capitalism to Commonwealth

by Grace Crookall-Greening

Grace Crookall-Greening looks at a longstanding visionary economic project

Peace Pirates charged with vandalism

by David Polden

Picaroon action hits Faslane

Charges dropped for anti-drones activists

by David Polden

Defendants' lawyers say move prompted by desire to conceal UK arms exports info

‘Bless us, Bapu’


Praise Gandhi and pass the ammunition ...

The 20 March Yemen bombing: it’s not ISIS and it’s not Sunni-Shi’ite conflict

by Juan Cole

Juan Cole explains what's really behind current events in Yemen


Possibility of escape

by Kathy Kelly

A letter from a US prison

Can you hear me at the front?

by Jon Lockwood

Top tips for improving meetings for those with a hearing loss

Richard Müller & the Revolutionary Shop Stewards

by Emily Johns, Gabriel Carlyle

PN recounts some of the achievements of a neglected figure (and movement) from the German resistance to WW1

Building a global climate insurgency

by Jeremy Brecher

Activists are pursuing a three-pronged strategy ahead of December’s Paris climate summit

On common ground

by PN

It’s that time of year again for making summer plans.

The dangers of armed self-defence

by Gabriel Carlyle

Gabriel Carlyle outlines some of the downsides to armed self-defence


Obituary: Geoffrey Carnall

by Chris Booth

1 February 1927 – 20 February 2015

Obituary: Narayan Desai

by Milan Rai, George Lakey

24 December 1924 – 15 March 2015

Obituary: Rosie Foster

by Cath Muller

26 May 1953 – 8 February 2015

The Personal Column: Gospel Truth

by Jeff Cloves

Bill Fay, Patricia Highsmith and the sixth commandment

Diary: When things go (very) wrong

by Virginia Moffatt

Virginia Moffatt looks to her running heroes for inspiration

Befriending Commonweal peace library

by Michael Randle

Michael Randle explores an important Bradford-based cultural resource

Cartoons etc

Almost ... by SEG

Roouminations by Donald Rooum