Issue: 2666

June - July 2023


Top Stories

It’s time to stop the drift towards ‘Killer Robots’

by Peter Burt

Only 10 nations - including UK - don't support a ban

Is Zelenskyy seeking a way out?

by Milan Rai

Real friends of Ukraine can help the president by demanding he enters peace talks

Not my king? Not our police

by Netpol

How to resist the new Public Order Act that is stripping away our right to dissent

British nuclear weapons are there to protect investors’ interests


Climate victory

by PN staff

Japanese bank withdraws from pipeline

Palestine Action

by David Polden

40+ arrested in 'mass siege' of drone factory

Repression in Turkey

by Emily Apple

Call to end arm sales following election crackdown

AUKUS alliance tightens its noose around China

by PN staff

UK and Australia sign pact, plan to violate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Russians who refuse to fight should gain asylum in UK

by Peace Pledge Union

Call for UK to welcome COs

COs jailed in Ukraine

by PN staff

'I can't kill a person' says Christian jailed for year

Heavy sentences do not deter climate activists

by David Polden

Just Stop Oil continue daily 'slow marches' as pair jailed for multiple years

The asylum ban

by David Polden

'Morally unacceptable' bill looks set to become law

No new US nukes!

by PN staff

Hundreds join Lakenheath protest



by PN staff

10,000+ march in London

Coronation arrests

by David Polden

Labour leader refuses to condemn police crackdown 

Free Assange!

by PN staff

Imprisoned whistleblower writes to Charles III

Russian anti-war action

by PN staff

Opponents met with fines, jail and beatings

Ride for Roy

by PN staff

Call for mass bike rides on 18 June

Help resettle Afghans

by Kathy Kelly, Sarah Ball

Appeal for £274,000

CO Day

by PN staff

Belarusian peace activist sends message to London ceremony


‘The US should be a force for peace in the world’

by Eisenhower Media Network

An open letter published as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times

Muste and revolutionary nonviolence

by Milan Rai

The foremost task of someone committed to nonviolence is ‘to denounce the violence on which the present system is based'

Three days of the candour

by Milan Rai

At the Journal of Peace and Nonviolence peace research workshop

Roy's PN photos

by Roy St Pierre

A selection of photos by Roy St Pierre

Is France broken?

by Marc Morgan

Macron’s heavy-handed pensions reform is undermining democracy


by Julie Saumagne

How peace campaigners are using TikTok for Peace

AJ Muste’s life of activism

by AJ Muste Memorial Institute

Described by some as ‘the American Gandhi’, this lifelong activist was called ‘the Number One US Pacifist’ by Time magazine in 1939



A photographic exhibition about deaths in police contact, prisons, mental health and care units


Obituary: David Graham: 14 January 1932 – 17 April 2023

by Jane Graham

Conscientious objector who formed the Vegan Organic Network

Poynted remarks

by Claire Poyner

Our columnist takes aim at angry motorists

What else

by Rebecca Elson-Watkins

'I really am as cross as a bag full of badgers about this nonsense.'

Diary: 'Perhaps it’s not surprising that recruitment is a bit slower than planned'

by Cath

Our Bentley-based cooperator extends an invitation

Beyond the barricades

by Ambrose Musiyiwa

Ambrose Musiyiwa talks to community activist Cecil Gatzmore about the politics of reggae

Radical music: 'Ya Gaza'

by Penny Stone

'We will break the siege, and we will bring down the wall with patience and steadfastness'

Cartoons etc

Broadsheet by Dennis Gould

Greenham Fence by Emily Johns