Issue: 2610 - 2611

October - November 2017


Top Stories

The nonviolent Russian revolution

by Milan Rai

Nonviolent action was a crucial - and oft-negelected - part of the Russian Revolution, argues Milan Rai

The biggest fight of our lives

by Ian Sinclair

For many people in the peace movement (but not everyone), the central question now is how the movement can help Jeremy Corbyn become the most radical British prime minister in decades – and stay radical

‘I never, ever, listen to Radio 4’

by PN, Chris Cole

Conversations with working-class peace activists: Chris Cole

Violence and a lack of principle helped undermine the movements against German fascism in the 1930s - today's social movements should take heed, argues Milan Rai



by PN

Anti-drones campaigners to stand trial on 24 November

Lessons in resistance and humanity

by David Hanlon

Head of Bil’in Popular Committee against the Wall comes to Aberystwyth

Peace in the Borders

by Kate Macdermott

Welsh Borders join arms fair protests

Two big steps forward for the labour movement

by PN

TUC backs conversion and divestment

Silence = crime

by Milan Rai

Muslim human rights activist convicted for not surrendering passwords

Stop coal, protect the climate

by PN

800 arrested during weekend of mass civil disobedience

French clown risks prison

by PN

Activists arrested during backwards anti-nuke protest

100 arrests at arms fair

by Andrew Smith

Campaigners blocked the set-up of the London DSEI weapons fest


Homage to Catalonia

by PN

Mayors threatened, offices raided and posters confiscated as Spain cracks down on independence referendum

Stopping the arms trade is not a crime

by PN

Campaigners plead not guilty

A-bomb fasts

by David Polden

Four-day fast marks anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

Signing up for a nuclear ban

by Catherine Tauriello

50 states sign no-nukes treaty


Black History Month: Revolutionary

by Gabriel Carlyle

Wadsworth Jarrell's portrait of Angela Davis and a review of Tate Modern's Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Ghost scene

by Taninaka Yasunori

Surrealist art from pre-WW2 Japan

Whatever happened to Zylum?

by Milan Rai

Lessons from PN's digital tools project

Withdrawing approval from the climate criminals

by Milan Rai

An interview with a leading campaigner for fossil fuel divestment

Free Corea!

by Nora Ziegler

Korean activists say: end war games, stop THAAD, negotiate peace treaty

‘Win-win?’ asks Kim

by Milan Rai

North Korea has been offering a sensible way out of the nuclear crisis

The BBC’s climate denialism

by David Edwards, David Cromwell

Contrasting coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the South Asian floods

Comment & News

Over 1,600 peace actions

by PN

Campaign Nonviolence plan 'Referendum for a nonviolent future' for 2018

Blockaders' convictions overturned

by David Polden

Prosecution failed to establish road boundary rules judge

Case Study: Colombia February 1997

by Nick Palazzolo

General strike defeats austerity 

’Biktub Ismak Ya Biladi

by Penny Stone

'Yes, we told them, we do know what it means'

The Personal Column: Control over our own lives

by Jeff Cloves

A chance encounter prompts Jeff Cloves to ruminate on Brexit, lithium-mining in Cornwall and the arms trade

Diary: 'You should always ask people with dogs'

by Esme Needham

Esme Needham reflects on a divestment bus tour of East Sussex

Bruce Kent: As I please

by Bruce Kent

We owe the 'refuseniks' more than we know, says Bruce Kent

Study war lots more

by Emma Sangster

How the armed forces and arms companies influence our schools and colleges

Cartoons etc

Roouminations by Donald Rooum