Issue: 2624 - 2625

December 2018 - January 2019


Top Stories

Why protests are usually a waste of time

by George Lakey

Activists need to go on the offensive argues veteran campaigner George Lakey

Yemen: Britain’s shameful role

by Milan Rai

Britain finally calls for ceasefire (but British arms sales continue)

Stansted solidarity!

by David Polden

Trial of Stansted 15 anti-deportation activists goes on

In the years ahead, British activists are going to have to become better at building cross-class, multi-racial movements for change.


Peace Train

by PN staff

Aberystwyth campaigner delivers anti-nuke petition to PM

Nant Llesg victory

by Lotte Reimer

'Historic victory' for anti-coal campaign

4,000 activists block German coal trains for 24 hours

by David Polden

Group heralds blockade as 'largest action of civil disobedience for climate justice that Germany has ever seen'

Frack Free Three freed

by PN staff

Appeal court suspends ‘manifestly excessive’

XR bursts into action

by PN staff

Climate group blocks London bridges

Remembrance and peace

by Valerie Flessati

UK peace groups mark 100th anniversary of First World War armistice

TP blockades Burghfield bomb factory

by David Polden

Nine charged after anti-nuke action

Brexit bemusement

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

Responses to PN's peace group Brexit questionnaire.


Wylfa update

by Phil Steele

Anti-nuke power campaign working with Japanese campaigners

Peace Train

by PN staff

Aberystwyth campaigner delivers anti-nuke petition to PM

Nant Llesg victory

by Lotte Reimer

'Historic victory' for anti-coal campaign

Peace sign designer honoured

by PN staff

Plaque put up in North London

Protect Khan al-Ahmar

by David Polden

Palestinian village to 'will be demolished very soon'


A poster my Nagyanya put up on a wall in Budapest, 1945

by Emily Johns

New artwork by Emily Johns

How I fought off a motorcycle gang

by Antje Mattheus

Seeing the humanity in her enemies enabled one German activist to derail an attack by a motorcycle gang. In this piece, originally published on the Waging Nonviolence website, Antje Mattheus teases out some of the lessons for activists.

Experiments with truth force

by Gabriel Carlyle

Eric Stoner, co-founder of the US radical nonviolence website Waging Nonviolence, spoke recently to PN staffer Gabriel Carlyle

Inaction is not an option

by Gabriel Carlyle

Extinction Rebellion's 'strategy' can't work but there are alternatives, argues Gabriel Carlyle

'In part we remain unattached to outcomes'

by Extinction Rebellion

XR responds to criticisms around goals

Why I’m sceptical about the Extinction Rebellion initiative (and why I hope I’m wrong)

by Gabriel Carlyle

A PN staffer comments on the new climate direct action campaign

The World is My Country

by PN staff

11-day exhibition marks end of PN touring show


Case Study: Mali, March 1991

by Max Rennebohm, Aly Passanante

Malians defeat dictator, gain free election

Radical Music: 'And here we are just having a nice time singing songs!'

by Penny Stone

There's something really interesting about behaving in an unexpected and creative way in an unusual public space ...

The Personal Column: 'Tell it like it is'

by Jeff Cloves

'I've never worn a red poppy in my life'

Diary: Lawrence Cheuk

by Lawrence Cheuk

Lawrence Cheuk reflects on a recent weeklong activist training workshop in Brussels

Bruce Kent: As I please

by Bruce Kent

'We've got to have the bloody Union Jack on top of it!'


by Claire Poyner

Our columnist points the finger!

October marked the 50th anniversary of a police riot, an unprovoked and brutal assault on a civil rights march in Northern Ireland

by Robin Percival

Robin Percial reflects on the strengths of Northern Ireland's civil rights movement

Cartoons etc

Roouminations by Donald Rooum

Telford by Tony Telford