Welcome to Peace News, the newspaper for the UK grassroots peace and justice movement. We seek to oppose all forms of violence, and to create positive change based on cooperation and responsibility. See more

"Peace News has compiled an exemplary record... its tasks have never been more critically important than they are today." Noam Chomsky

  • facebook
  • rss
  • twitter

Free Gaza - again!

The Free Gaza Movement has broken the siege of Gaza twice since the last issue of PN.

On 29 October, the SS Dignity, carrying 27 people from 13 countries, including member of the Palestinian legislative council Mustapha Barghouti, Israeli peace activist Gideon Spiro and Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire, landed with 500kg of medicine.

Then on 8 November, the Dignity landed with 11 journalists, human rights and peace activists and 12 European parliamentarians, including former development secretary Clare Short and Labour peer lord Ahmed.

At the time of going to press, Israel was still holding three internationals Andrew Muncie, Vittorio Arrigoni and Darlene Wallach. They were kidnapped at sea with fishermen who were later released.