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Issue 2528-2529 | December 2010 - January 2011

Hubris: The Bush and Blair lies about Iraq

Reading the recently-published memoirs of George W Bush and Tony Blair is a strange experience – seeing recent history refracted through the eyes of our war leaders, and seeing more deeply into the

Dale Farm threat

Dale Farm, a former scrapyard between Wickford and Billericay in Essex, the largest Traveller site in the UK is under threat of eviction.

Climate defence is not an offence

As PN goes to press, 20 climate activists are beginning the most significant trial for climate activism in the UK since the acquittal of the Kingsnorth Six in 2008. Their crime?


We learned in November that Parliament Square peace protester Brian Haw was taken into hospital on 23 September with breathing difficulties. Tests showed a tumour.

Castor: 50,000 block nuclear waste train

Over 50,000 protesters mobilised to delay the twelfth annual transport of highly-radioactive material (123 tonnes in 11 carriages) from La Hague, France, to storage at Gorleben, Germany, in early N

Never again!

White poppy ceremonies in Wales


Wales at the Devonport blockade

At 5am on 1 November, anti-nuclear campaigners began to nonviolently blockade the Devonport dockyard in Plymouth where Trident nuclear submarines are maintained and re-fitted.

Scottish CND plans to exploit the government's Trident indecision

Scottish CND discussed the next stages in the campaign against Trident renewal at their AGM on 12 November.

Glasgow asylum seekers under threat

On 15 November, 120 asylum seekers protested in Glasgow’s George Square after receiving letters stating that they are to be removed without consent to alternative accommodation.

Real dedication

On 6 November, a small but dedicated group of peace campaigners braved the rain in Glasgow’s Victoria Park for a rededication of the Peace Tree.

Do not read this

The news the papers didn’t print about Wikileaks and Gaza


Poppy fever

Speaking from the heart

Can nonviolent communication be used politically?


Students rise!

Westminster students, sabbatical officers and staff from the University of Westminster students’ union (UWSU) joined over 50,000 students from across the country at the National Union of Students (

The Coalition of Resistance

As Britain’s coalition government starts to trim billions of pounds of welfare funding, local organisations throughout the country are springing up in opposition.

The Decommissioners' Tale Part One: The action

Bob Nicholls, one of the acquitted EDO Decommissioners, gave a workshop about the case at Peace News Summer Camp in July. Here is the first part of his story.


Vedanta vanquished

PN investigates how a small Indian tribal people gained international allies and defeated a transnational corporation


Sam says

An outsider’s perspective on recent peace news


Red white and blue

Sheila – a doughty campaigner against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – is currently in hospital in London. She had a bad fall in a departure lounge and misaligned her spine.

Activism and... Resolutions

As it is the season of New Year Resolutions, we asked some people around the movements about their experiences of trying to change themselves, live more in accord with their values, or become bette