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Issue 2523 - 2524 | July - August 2010

Brazil condemns US diplomatic sabotage

The US is doing its best, once again, to prevent a negotiated solution to the Iran crisis.

EDO on trial

The EDO Decommissioners (see PN 2506) spent the first week of their trial grilling the head of EDO/MBM, Paul Hills, on the firm’s supply of vital components to Israeli F-16 fighter jets (which Hill

Merthyr to Mayo: Shell to Hell!

This report is written as a letter to Pat O’Donnell and Niall Harnett who are in jail in Ireland for opposing Shell’s Corrib gas pipeline.

Australian Ploughshares Four acquitted

On 16 June, acquittals were handed out to four Australians who broke into a top secret spy base on Swan Island, Victoria, and disrupted satellite communications with Australian troops operating in

Stop child detention

Scotland’s refugee families will lose out following recent changes to the process of removal from the UK


Bangor Ynys Mon take action for Gaza

In response to the murderous Israeli Defence Force attack on a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza, Bangor and Ynys Môn (Anglesey) Peace & Justice G

Coming down hard on democracy

London mayor Boris Johnson displayed his dedication to free speech on 3 June, by asking the high court to order the immediate eviction of Democracy Village, established on Parliament Square on 1 Ma

Second Raytheon Nine acquitted

On 4 June, a jury at Belfast crown court found nine women not guilty of charges including breaking and entering into the Derry offices of arms manufacturer Raytheon during the 2009 Israeli assault

Time to kick the nuclear addiction

Reflecting on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference


Afghanistan redux

David Cameron is retreading old ground in his attempts to justify the war in Afghanistan


Moving beyond US national interest

The US group Voices for Creative Non-Violence report on civil unrest and a militarised society in Pakistan


Free Gaza

Two letters


Children don't start wars

This month Peace News is publishing David Gribble’s book on moral development and decline. Here is an extract.


Non-coercive parenting

“… parenting is more like nourishing a seed than chiselling stone into a statue” Hugh and Gayle Prather


Picasso: peace and freedom

I stand for life against death. I stand for peace against war! – Pablo Picasso

54 peace activists acquitted!

Australia, Britain, Ireland, the US


Whom to mourn?

As deaths – and casualties – mount in Afghanistan and crowds turn out to greet the returning coffins and TV stations show bereaved families united in grief, I imagine the conflicting emotions I fee

Jeffrey J Segall, 6 February 1924 - 22 May 2010

Jeffrey Segall was a champion of world peace through a democratically reformed United Nations.

Activism and... Festivals

I’ve never been to a festival. I don’t like big crowds.
Woman activist, Oxford

Campaign Profile: Fig Tree

Fig Tree is a new initiative to engage the Christian community in Britain on peace and security issues.