Issue: 2646 - 2647

October 2020 - November 2020


Top Stories

NIS uncovers N-secrets

by PN staff

We celebrate the 20th birthday of a little-known but vital part of the peace movement

Peace soldier arrested

by Gabriel Carlyle

Protest against Saudi state terrorism in Yemen

Racism and colonialism are at the heart of the peace movement's main issues, argues Milan Rai


Druridge Bay saved

by Rakesh Prashara

Opencast coal mine stopped

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75

by PN staff

The 75th anniversary of Nagasaki, Castle Park, Bristol, 9 August. PHOTO: SIMON HOLLIDAY

Julian Assange fights extradition

by David Polden

WikiLeaks exposed ‘grave violations of law’, court told

US sanctions ICC

by David Polden

Assets frozen over attempts to investigate US war crimes in Afghanistan

What if they can’t keep a nuclear missile sub continuously out at sea?

by Dave Cullen

Dave Cullen talks to about the Nuclear Information Service's recent report on the UK's nuclear weapons upgrades

XR rebels, again

by PN staff

Photos from September's 'Rebellion'

‘A perpetual motion machine of killing’

by David Edwards, David Cromwell

The Media Lens team survey recent reporting on claims that UK special forces executed unarmed Afghan civilians


1,000 march for ‘Justice Now’

by Adam Johannes

Cardiff campaigners converge to protest systemic injustices

Assemble for food

by Jane Powell

Farmers and climate change campaigners deliberate at Zoom assembly

Chelsea’s free!

by Milan Rai

$256,000 crowdfunded in 48 hours to pay whistleblower's fine

Listen for peace


Swansea's 'Peace Mala' project extolled as model for cross-racial discussion

Obituary: John Hume: 18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020

by Robin Percival

Politician who played leadership role in Northern Ireland's civil rights movement and went on to help create, sustain and promote the Irish peace process

Scotland’s skills

by Kate Whitaker 

Tranings support campaigns and communities

Welsh police lose face

by PN staff

Use of automatic facial recognition tech by South Wales police ruled unlawful


Action for a free COVID-19 vaccine

by Poppy Hosford, Devika Shenoy

Poppy Hosford and Devika Shenoy report from a campaign fighting for affordable access to the COVID vaccine for everyone across the globe

Bill please!

by Gabriel Carlyle

Gabriel Carlyle summarises the new Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill

Coming home to roost....

by Gabriel Carlyle

A climate action group experiments with Zoom campaigning

Get your oily hands off our uni

by Mahoney Goodman

Mahoney Goodman tells the story (so far) of XR Cambridge's direct action campaign for divestment

Has BLM affected the peace movement?

by Milan Rai

PN surveyed over 100 peace activists on the impact of Black Lives Matter

The good ship Greta

by Marnie Johnson

One part of the mass of XR actions

Top tips for gathering online

by Jeanne Rewa, Daniel Hunter

A brilliant new resource for the world we’re moving into


Case Study: Malawi 1992–1993

by Lindsay Carpenter

Bringing down a 30-year dictator

Diary: 'I think: I'd get bored'

by Cath

Our Leeds-based cooperator feels the tension between inspiration and reality.

Obituary: Christopher Roper: 26 March 1937 - 30 July 2020

by Albert Beale, Gabriel Carlyle

Pacifist, engineer and BWNIC defendant

Poynted remarks

by Claire Poyner

Our columnist on those who believe that 'charity begins (and ends) at home'

Radical music: 'Lift every voice and sing'

by Penny Stone

Penny Stone explores the history of 'the Black National Anthem'

What else

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

Birth partners aren't mere 'visitors' argues Rebecca Elson-Watkins

Cartoons etc

Telford by Tony Telford