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Wasted science

A new report by Dr Chris Langley for Scientists for Global Responsibility details the pervasive military presence within science and technology.

MSP jailed

Central Scotland MSP Carolyn Leckie was sentenced to seven days imprisonment for refusing to pay a £100 fine for taking part in a blockade of Faslane naval base back in February 2002.

A long, long time ago

With a true sense of nostalgia, Peace News reflects back on its long history of publishing.


Pit Stoppers finally get to trial

When the invasion of Iraq was being planned, the US government needed bases to refuel and load planes full of troops en route to its bases in Qatar and Kuwait.

Fairford Five

Five peace activists Margaret Jones, Paul Milling, Phil Pritchard, Toby Olditch, and Josh Richards, have been given leave to appeal to the House of Lords with regards to their various attempts at a

Four more years

Bush inauguration marked in both silence and rage

Outside the US embassy in London on the evening of president Bush’s inauguration for a second term in office, a silent candlelit vigil was

Feeding the fear

On 20 January, just outside 10 Downing Street, the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities organised a protest – supported by an alliance of campaigning and human rights groups – against the det

Cabinet Office action provokes search and seizure

In November 2004 – on the day of the reopening of parliament – four anti-war activists staged a series of die-ins to highlight the slaughter in Iraq and the deafening silence of both politi

CO Briefs

US army deserters

The US army is facing strong criticism from within its own ranks over the war in Iraq.