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Issue 2491 | November 2007

Good News

After 22 years of debate, negotiation and hard work by campaigning groups, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has finally been approved by the UN General Assembly, by an overwhelmi

Do the White thing: Aberystwyth surprisingly unique

Aberystwyth Town Council, a town with a strong history of peace activism, particularly from Greens, Plaid Cymru and the Quakers, is in its fourth year of holding a white poppy ceremony recognising

In solidarity

Three British women were arrested and jailed for over 30 hours in Al Masra'a al Qibliya on 26 October for attending an “illegal demonstration” against the seizure of Palestinian land.

CND gathers

Delegates from across the country flocked to London's City Hall from 13-14 October for this year's CND AGM, to update the campaign's objectives and learn something new whilst at it.

The Hopscotch of Revolt (1)

Playful resistance.


St Athan: clear red water

St Athan is an English mistranslation of the Welsh female saint Tathan. The Defence Training Academy to be built at St Athan will be a further corruption of a Welsh culture of peace.

Tara latest....

`Tara is, because of its associations, probably the most consecrated spot in Ireland, and its destruction will leave many bitter memories behind it'.

Iran: IAEA warns against war

Hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Iran crisis rest on the success of a “work plan” devised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to resolve concerns about Iran's nuclear past.

Diolch yn fawr iawn Faslane 365

Not needless to say, Wales was well represented at the Big Blockade on 1 October.

Wales Peace Festival informs, inspires, even entertains...

Taken singly, each presentation at the Peace Festival in Caernarfon was very good. Taken together, they were truly remarkable.

Defending our liberties

Up at Menwith Hill the US spy base, Yorkshire Police tried to use the Public Order Act (1986) to forbid demonstrators at the annual “Keep Space for Peace” demo from walking round the base (as usual

Ffos-y-fran opencast CO2

"If this is allowed to happen

It's ACE !

The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE ) is a hub for radical activity and organising in the Scottish capital. PN Scotland editor Sarah Young interviews Mike from the ACE Collective.


Paths through utopias: Starting the journey

“Of course another world is possible...

Making peace films

During the summer holidays, I spent four days filming Iraqi Refugee children in Amman, Jordan.


Can the built environment influence human behaviour? In the post-WWII era , most architects and planners would have answered that question with an emphatic “YES”.

Peace lines or apartheid walls?

Last month, over a thousand Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad in protest at the building of a separation wall in the poor, mainly Shi'ite neighbourhood of al-Washash.


When the polling agency ORB's findings came out [see last issue], I was sure that The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times and other major papers would cry out in outrage

Radical Routes

Being activists isn't easy.

1,000 blockade Trident!

After a year of near-continuous protests at the Faslane submarine base, the international nonviolent direct action network Faslane 365 ended its campaign triumphantly on 1 October with 1,000 people

The agony of Iraq's refugees

In mid-October, the United Nations reported that 2,000 Iraqis flee their homes every day. 2.2 million are refugees in their own country, while more than 2.2m have fled to neighbouring countries.

Maya Evans' diary

I met US peace activist Kathy Kelly four years ago in Chicago, an inspiring and life-changing experience.

Remember, remember

In November we are all reminded of past wars. I think that, in the midst of this remembrance, we also need to think of those who suffer now for opposing present and future wars.

Activism and... Trauma

The British National Party came to have their annual meeting in our patch last November.