Issue: 2660

June - July 2022


Top Stories

Chomsky: our priority on Ukraine should be saving lives, not punishing Russia

by Noam Chomsky, CJ Polychroniou

A Truthout interview on 20 April with the world’s leading public intellectual

We don’t need another ban on nuclear threats, we already have one... the TPNW

by Janet Fenton

An anti-nuke campaigner responds to our last issue's editorial

Ziegler: celebrating the supreme court decision one year on

by Milan Rai

We hear from the activists behind the landmark legal ruling that deliberately obstructive protest can be legal

Recent events confirm that peace activism is the real counter-terrorism, argues Milan Rai


Amnesty by attrition’ for Bloody Sunday soldier

by David Polden

Decision to drop prosecution 'crosse[d] the threshold of irrationality' says NI Chief Justice


by PN staff

Video collective wins court battle against injunction

The anti-protest crusade

by David Polden

Police Bill becomes law as UK government commits to scrapping Human Rights Act

Over 1,200 climate arrests

by David Polden

Oil terminals blockaded as XR promotes door-knocking project

Ukraine: peace negotiations now!

by Milan Rai

The British government must support Ukrainian neutrality


Spycop let off

by David Polden

'Justice delayed is justice denied' say women deceived into relationships with undercover police

‘Fly them to Rwanda!’

by David Polden

Campaigners disrupt dinner to denounce 'racist and inhumane' deportation plans

Supporting COs

by Symon Hill

Peace campaigners across globe mark International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Maya Evans removes her articles from PN website

by PN staff

Former PN diarist requests digital deletion

‘Don’t extradite Assange!’

by PN staff

Campaign launches UK-wide door-to-door leafleting campaign

Raytheon blockade

by PN staff

Protest calls for 'Windmills Not War Machines'

Back to Lakenheath

by PN staff

Campaigners demand ‘No US nukes in Britain!’


Nope, I think we really do need to Ban Nuclear Threats

by Milan Rai

PN's editor responds to Janet Fenton's piece in this issue

Primer (‘War is not healthy for children and other living things')

by Lorraine Schneider

PN revisits one of the most reproduced anti-war statements of the modern era

Russia protests

by Russian pacifists

Fines for ‘holding invisible anti-war posters’

Ukrainian pacifists speak

by Ukrainian Pacifist Movement against the perpetuation of war

Statement of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement against the perpetuation of war

Peace and the realignment of French politics

by Marc Morgan

Marc Morgan analyses the political scene across the Channel for PN



Beyond the barricades

by Ambrose Musiyiwa

Ambrose Musiyiwa talks poetry and children's books with storyteller Sandra A Agard

Radical music: 'Stand up, all victims of oppression'

by Penny Stone

'What filled my heart so much this May Day was being able to see the solidarity.'

Poynted remarks

by Claire Poyner

Why conscientious objection still matters in 2022

What else

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

The Government needs to stop gaslighting those suffering from 'invisible illnesses' like Gulf War Syndrome, argues Rebecca Elson Watkins

Diary: 'I could not believe it'

by Ria Patel

Ria Patel becomes the first non-binary councillor ever elected in Croydon

Lifting the lid, a little

by Andrea Needham

No 3 in our series about tackling SeaChange, a destructive quango in East Sussex

Cartoons etc

Banner hang by Lorna Vahey & Jen Painter

Hot off the press by Emily Johns