Issue: 2648 - 2649

December 2020 - January 2021


Top Stories

The ban is here

by Janet Fenton

Nuclear ban treaty will become law on 22 January

Groundhog Day

by Ian Sinclair

The government’s shameful response to the second COVID surge

Countering Trump’s coup

by Milan Rai

Milan Rai reports on US activists' impressive efforts in nonviolent deterrence and preparation

It’s only by rooting out racism and establishing genuine equality and racial justice that we'll be able to bring about deep changes in our society, argues Milan Rai


Unheard Jewish voices

by David Rosenberg, Jewish Voice for Labour, Truth Defence

Some responses to the recent EHRC report and the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn

Still rolling with the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

by Pat Gaffney

Study sessions, days of action and a new book - an update from Pat Gaffney

Remembrance 2020

by Symon Hill

Call for UK to 'remember Yemen'

Palestine action

by PN staff

Activists target UK-based Israeli arms companies

Justice under threat


A new report from CAGE looks at 20 years of the Terrorism Act 2000

End the hostile environment

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

Groups take action across the UK

Assange arrests

by PN staff

Verdict in Assange extradition trial expected 4 January


White poppies scattered

by Lotte Reimer

Wreaths removed at Knighton war memorial

Wales in a pandemic

by Ian Bell

Campaigners shift to online campaigning

Three’s a crowd (not allowed)

by David Polden

Protests not exempt from lockdown rules

Shannon 2 acquitted

by David Polden

Jury returns unanimous verdict on anti-war action

Kings Bay sentences

by PN staff

US activists receive 10 - 33 months for anti-Trident action 

Africans demand justice

by PN staff

Banner hang calls for debt cancellation & reparations

Academi Heddwch Cymru

by Jill Evans

Welsh peace institute launched


Why we should rejoice at Holocaust deniers, not suppress them

by Norman Finkelstein

A response to the decision by Facebook and Twitter to ban Holocaust denial

The success of home ed

by Leslie Barson

New 'consultation' is driven by the state's fear of loss of control says Leslie Barson

Setsuko speaks

by Setsuko Thurlow

Setsuko Thurlow at the 2020 ICAN Paris Forum. PHOTO: OREL KICHIGAI/ICAN

Acts of brandalism

by Brandalism

Subvertising exposes HSBC’s climate colonialism and other crimes

Act now… so what do we do?

by Dr Emily Grossman

A new scientific overview of the climate crisis ends with suggestions for action


What else

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

We must take COVID-19 just as seriously as our grandparents took polio

Some of our favourites

by PN staff

The PN staff's best books and films of 2020

Radical music: ‘a good song reminds us what we’re fighting for’

by Penny Stone

Penny Stone reminds us that we hear music and see human faces.

Poynted remarks

by Claire Poyner

Our columnist takes on the 'why should I pay'-ers

Obituary: Jim Radford: 1 October 1928 – 6 November 2020

by Paul Steele, Helen Martins

Peace campaigner and youngest known participant in Normandy landings who got arrested with Bertrand Russell

Don’t mention My Lai

by Gabriel Carlyle

Gabriel Carlyle takes issue with Aaron Sorkin's new film The Trial of the Chicago 7

Diary: ‘I can’t speak openly’

by Cath

Our Leeds-based cooperator fears we’re more worried than ever about disagreeing

Cartoons etc

Telford by Tony Telford