Issue: 2620 - 2621

August - September 2018


Top Stories

Forcing open the doors to disability justice

by Esther Leighton

Esther Leighton explains why she's been forced to take to the courts to enforce the 2010 Equality Act

Exploring class

by Lyndsay Burtonshaw

Lyndsay Burtonshaw reflects on PN's recent three-day workshop

2,500 arrests in US

by PN staff

New Poor People’s Campaign says: ‘Another America is possible’

The peace movement should welcome the cancellation of the "provocative" US war games in and around South Korea, argues Milan Rai


Radiation research and the genetic wobble

by Jill Sutcliffe

Jill Sutcliffe reports on two events about low-level radiation and human health

Home ed in the firing line – again

by Neil Taylor, Leslie Barson

Draconian new guidelines could affect all parents

From Aberystwyth to Westminster

by Lotte Reimer

Welsh anti-nuke campaigners bring direct action to Westminster

Gaza marches continue

by David Polden

20,000 Palestinian women march for end to illegal siege

Blocked around the clock

by PN staff

Hundreds join mass action at Lancashire fracking site

Two wins for arms trade activists

by David Polden

Glasgow arms fair was directly linked to Trident nuke system, online news service reveals

Focus on spycops

by PN staff

London and Glasgow conferences mark 50 years since the formation of Britain's undercover political police squad

Keep space for peace

by Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon reports on the 26th annual conference of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space


Putting nuclear weapons on the agenda again

by Kate Jones

Bruce Kent addresses a public meeting held by Wallasey CND and Wallasey Constituency Labour Party

Welsh nuclear stand off: who pays?

by Phil Steele

Welsh campaigners travel to Japan to meet Fukushima evacuee

Banners for suffrage

by Becky Knight

Processions in Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff and London commemorate 100th anniversary of suffrage victory


Corita Kent, that they may have life, screenprint, 1964.

by Corita Kent

A print by the legendary activist-artist

Engaging in conflict

by Ali Tamlit

Reflections on a recent 12-day ‘Sustaining Resistance’ training for trainers in Catalunya

Why decolonise anarchism?

by Ruth Kinna

Ruth Kinna explains the background to this year's Anarchist Studies Network conference

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the atom bomb was not the last resort

by Milan Rai

Milan Rai reviews the evidence

Nukewatch – a Scottish perspective

by Jane Tallents

Jane Tallents surveys 30 years of Scottish action monitoring - and taking nonviolent action against - the UK's nuclear convoys

Warhead accidents on our roads – who’s responsible?

by Jane Tallents

New report scrutinises Scottish readiness for nuke convoy accident

An agent of harmony?

by Tim Street

What if the next British cabinet contains a minister for peace?


Case Study: Argentina: December 1917 – October 1918

by Susana Medeiros

Students force university reforms

The Sun


A poem by Peter Phillips

'She's driving with me'

by Penny Stone

Penny Stone celebrates an extraordinary Nigerian woman

The Personal Column: Music of the spheres

by Jeff Cloves

'If a cat and bird can co-exist / on such a day he thought / then why not us humans'

Diary: 'If you see something, say something'

by Cath

Solidarity is a threat, so the powers-that-be divide and rule ...

Bruce Kent: As I please

by Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent draws the dots between NHS funding and Trident replacement

Claire Poyner

by Claire Poyner

Why is the Trump administration praising women's activism in Iran?

Cartoons etc

Telford by Tony Telford

Roouminations by Donald Rooum