Issue: 2612 - 2613

December 2017 - January 2018


Top Stories

Disarmers acquitted

by Andrea Needham

‘Not guilty’ verdicts for Ploughshares activists Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse

Taking a stand against bullying and censorship

by Helen Steel

Helen Steel on the free speech conflict at the 2017 Anarchist Bookfair

Encircling China

by Miyume Tanji, Daniel Broudy

John Pilger’s 60th documentary examines US strategy towards its main rival

Activists need to find better ways to struggle with each other and to fight with each other, argues Milan Rai


Peace prize given to peace group

by PN staff

Anti-nuke campaign wins Nobel

Greenpeace 10 found ‘not guilty’ after blocking PNR fracking site entrance

by David Polden

Prosecution failed to rebut activists defence, says judge

Thousands demand climate justice in Bonn

by PN staff

4,500 invade opencast coal mine during Climate Summit

Three Scots stop warhead convoy

by David Polden

Nukes blocked on way to Trident base

Remembrance Day

by PN

Anti-war veterans remember all war deaths

Rubbish, Alun

by PN

Calls for scrapping of Welsh Language Bill

Trying Trident

by Catherine Tauriello

Attorney General declines to prosecute Theresa May over Trident


Refugee voices in the halls of power

by April Griefsong

From Swansea to Westminster

From Holloway to housing

by Claire Poyner

Call for council homes to be built on former prison site

Joseph Rotblat is held up against the wall in London

by PN

Polish scientist & anti-nuke campaigner remembered

Assault charge dropped against DSEI activist

by David Polden

More arms fair trials scheduled for December and January

Mud, mud, inglorious mud

by Brian Jones

Nuke power research sparks national debate

Che Guevara’s daughter visits Wales

by Apolo Santana

Cymru Cuba celebrates 35th anniversary


Two of the three leaflets that started it all


Part 2 of PN's documenting of the free speech conflict at the 2017 Anarchist Bookfair

Bookfair herstory

by Hanik Blackman

Hanik Blackman recounts the origins and history of the London Anarchist Bookfair

‘These leaflets are a form of violence that you must stop’

by Adam Ma'anit & others

This statement criticising the organisers was published three days after the bookfair

‘We don’t ban people just because we disagree with them’

by Bookfair collective

This is the view of the London Anarchist Bookfair Collective on the leaflet incident

‘We’re tired of being told what to do’

by Bookfair collective

This is the response of the organisers of the London Anarchist Bookfair to the critical statement reproduced here.

Evan Sleeping at Camp 18

by Gabriel Carlyle

Gabriel Carlyle reviews Lucas Foglia's stunning book of photographs, Human Nature

Comment & News

They’re watching you...

by Benjamin

PN reports from this year's ORGCon

‘Nonviolence works!’

by Gabriel Carlyle

Gabriel Carlyle reports on Pax Christi's recent speaking tour

Bruce Kent: As I please

by Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent extols the virtues of the Housmans Peace Diary

Hostage Catalonia

by Teresa Ecuador

A Spanish activist reflects on the aftermath of the recent referendum

Obituary: Helen John: 30 September 1937 – 5 November 2017

by Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson remembers an indefatigable

Diary: Options beyond the hamster wheel

by Samra Mayanja

Samra Mayanja reflects on a Radical Routes recent ‘Re-imagining Gatherings’

The Personal Column: Confessions of a teenage narcissus

by Jeff Cloves

Jeff Cloves finds contemporary resonances in a recent stage adaptation of An American in Paris

'I think it’s time to meet another way'

by Penny Stone

Penny Stone reflects on this year's White Poppy gathering in Edinburgh

Diversity is Beautiful

by PN

Community print-making courses in Bristol

Case study: Sweden 1931

by Max Rennebohm

General strike for power shift

Cartoons etc

Telford by Tony Telford

Roouminations by Donald Rooum