Features in issue 2490

Besieging the bomb

by Anna-Linnea Rundberg

In the run-up to the 1 October "Big Blockade" of the Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland, a leading anti-Trident activist looks back on the year-long blockade called "Faslane 365".

"I wanted to be Petra Kelly"

by Kelvin Mason , Jill Evans

On the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Petra Kelly in October 1992, Jill Evans (Chair of CND Cymru, and deputy leader of and an MEP for the Welsh national party, Plaid Cymru) explains how she was inspired by this founding member of the German Greens.

Why I go to jail

by Maya Evans

In October 2005, Maya Anne Evans was arrested opposite the Cenotaph for reading the names of British soldiers who had died in the Iraq war. She was later convicted of participating in an "unauthorised" demonstration under the "Serious Organised Crime and Police Act" (2005). Maya has refused to pay her £200 fine, or the £100 fine she received for a similar protest a year later. At the beginning of September, Maya learned that a warrant had been issued for her arrest. She faces two 14-day prison sentences.