Issue: 2626 - 2627

February - March 2019


Top Stories

The mark of Cain: ‘War and Humanity’

by Bruce Kent

Responses from peace activists to the BBC’s 2018 Reith Lectures on war

How the yellow vests are reinventing French politics

by Raphael Mimoun, Sarah Freeman-Woolpert

Participatory movement is forcing France to reckon with the impact of austerity on the working class

No border: back the backstop

by Milan Rai

There should be no time limit on the open border in Ireland

We need to break the huge visions that we have into smaller, winnable struggles, argues PN editor Milan Rai


Rebelling locally

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

A round-up of what Extinction Rebellion groups are doing round the UK

Obituary: Genny Bove: 27 February 1962 — 3 November 2018

by Mair Jones

Whistleblower and passionate campaigner for peace dies aged 56

Stansted 15 to be sentenced on 6 February

by David Polden

Anti-deportation campaigners face years in prison

Three actions

by PN

Arms trade protested in London and Brussels

Two minutes to midnight

by PN

Doomsday clock still 'closest it has ever been to apocalypse'

DSEI ‘not guilty’ verdicts overturned

by David Polden

Anti-arms trade campaigners found guilty on appeal

Brexit and direct action

by Jane Tallents

Convictions for activism-related offences could lead to some European activists being forced to leave the UK


Hambach forest saved

by PN

New date for Germany's 'coal exit' good news for ancient forest but still 'disastrous' for climate

Blockaders on trial

by PN

Anti-nuke campaigners in court this April


Lord's Prayer

by Dennis Gould

Peace News celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday on 24 March

People get ready!

by Joe Guinan, Christine Berry

In a new book, two Labour left-wingers draw on post-1945 European history to prepare radical movements to make a Corbyn government a radical success

The mark of Cain: 'Civilians and War'

by Virginia Moffatt

Responses from peace activists to the BBC's 2018 Reith Lectures on war

The mark of Cain: ‘Making Sense of the Warrior’

by Stephen Metcalfe

Responses from peace activists to the BBC’s 2018 Reith Lectures on war

Seeing Yemen from Jeju

by Kathy Kelly

Connecting war in West Asia with war preparation in East Asia

Ironing out ironies in Norn Iron

by Rob Fairmichael

Brexit (and demographics) is creating plenty of future work for peace activists in Northern Ireland

Some things to forget about Korea

by Milan Rai

Milan Rai recaps the history of US nuclear threats against North Korea


Case Study: Colombia, 2013

by Nick Palazzolo

Coffee farmers win a living wage

Radical Music: 'En þori ég, vil ég, get ég? Já ég þori, get og vil!'

by Penny Stone

‘But I dare, I want, can I? Yes, I dare, go and want!’

Household tips & tricks from Giuseppe Conlon House


Squirrel catching, marmalade tea and more!

Diary: 'An impossible plan'

by Cath

'I've been to utopia and seen it in action'

Bruce Kent: As I please

by Bruce Kent

'I was a stranger and you welcomed me'

Poynted remarks

by Claire Poyner

Our columnist takes on the anti-vaxxers

Cartoons etc

Roouminations by Donald Rooum