Issue: 2588-2589

December 2015 - January 2016


Top Stories

The Paris climate change talks are doomed to fail before they’ve begun

by James Cracknell

Why the UN climate summit can't succeed

After the massacres of Paris: dread, revolt, action

by Attac

Three French campaign groups respond to the 13 November atrocities in Paris.

Time for climate direct action

by Milan Rai

We can only win climate justice by breaking the rules

Why British foreign policy endangers us all.


White and red together

by PN staff

Aberystwyth peace action

'Don't Bank on the Bomb'

by Brian Larkin

Scottish campaigners target financial institutions

A nuclear white elephant

by PN staff

Hinkley Point C protest

Met apologises for undercover relationships

by Claire Poyner

Eight women (and more) ‘emotionally and sexually violated with state approval’

Crimes and misdemeanours

by Chris Cole

Four anti-drones campaigners convicted of criminal damage

Sowing 360 seeds of hope

by David Polden

Second 'Campaign Nonviolence' week sees actions across the US

Drones campaigners claim victory

by Chris Cole

Injunction should never have been granted rules High Court judge


Critical Mass to Calais

by Rosie Strickland

Bikes beyond borders!

‘Killing us by heart’

by No Borders

A report from Calais Migrant Solidarity

34-hour Italian radar Ploughshares action

by David Polden

No NATO, No Muos!


Class matters

by Milan Rai

Behind the scenes of two outstanding books about classism – the second part of our interview with Betsy Leondar-Wright

‘I’ve found a way in!’

by Andrea Needham

An excerpt from Andrea Needham’s amazing new book, The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane, to be published by Peace News in January

It feels like we can win

by Sarah Reader

Action against arms fairs in South Korea and New Zealand

Making meetings better – with eConvenor

by Milan Rai

How two activists learned to code from scratch in order to build an online tool to support activist groups

Coming back – a liberation voice

by Amanda Sebestyen

Amanda Sebestyen looks back on the Women's Liberation Movement, and forward to the newly-launched Feminist Forum


40 years ago: Expensive production a big flop

by Albert Beale

PN produced an issue devoted to the verdicts and the aftermath of the Old Bailey trial in London of 14 pacifists and anti-militarists including PN staff involved in a campaign to give leaflets to soldiers about leaving the army; the conspiracy charges meant there was no upper limit to the prison sentences they faced.

Activism and ... Petitions


Is it an effective form of protest?

Diary: (Last) words

by Virginia Moffatt

Hope, despair and reading

Radical Music: Paris & beyond

by Penny Stone

Penny Stone surveys music's role - radical and otherwise - at the Paris climate summit

The Personal Column: Jaw jaw not war war

by Jeff Cloves

Jeff Cloves reflects on the BBC's little-known motto

Non-French war deaths matter

by David Swanson

US activist David Swanson urges a return to thinking.

Cartoons etc

Almost ... by SEG

Roouminations by Donald Rooum