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Issue 2489 | September 2007

Aldermaston Atomic Mind Blower

On 8 June two women from mid- Wales were arrested at a cocktail party. Drunk and disorderly? How very dare you!

All-Wales Peace Festival: reconciliation and building trust

On 22 September, from noon till midnight, the Galeri in Caernarfon hosts Gwyl Heddwch Cymr (the All Wales Peace Festival).

A culture of peace at National Eisteddfod

This National Eisteddfod of Wales took place in Flintshire from 4 to 11 August. As usual, among the hundreds of stands was Pabell Heddwch - the Peace Tent.

I am become DEFRA...

On 26 July, Shambo, a temple bull from Skanda Vale Hindu community near Carmarthen, was taken for slaughter by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), after testing posi

Remembering Hiroshima

On 25 July, 12 people from Japan joined around 100 others to take part in the ongoing Faslane 365 Blockade.

Good news

There was a lot of good news to do with the Climate Camp, including the fact that BAA tried to get an injunction which could have applied to five million people anywhere near Heathrow, and instead

Marcus jailed

On 14 August, Marcus Armstrong, a 46-year-old anti-war protester who entered the cockpit of a US Air Force plane at Prestwick Airport, Scotland, a year ago was imprisoned for 28 days for “entering

Christian peacemakers

Braving adverse weather conditions, more than 370 Christians gathered in Swanwick, Derbyshire for the annual National Network of Justice and Peace conference, “Called to be Peacemakers - Who Me?” <

Christian war maker

Gordon Brown is succeeding with his first great spin campaign, appearing to distance himself from the aggressive policies of his predecessor while at the same time escalating his two wars in Iraq a

Reaping the storm

In February, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Islands Council) approved plans for a giant “wind factory” with 181 super-size 140meter-high turbines on the north west of the Isle of Lewis.

Rare wildcat spotted

Until the May elections, the existence of a presence in the Scottish parliament of both a united left party and the greens (with six and four seats respectively) had been presented by commentators

Arms pushers to close! Campaigners celebrate victory

Anti-arms trade campaigners are celebrating a historic victory following the prime minister's announcement that he will close the infamous Defence Export Services Organisation (DESO), a un

Arms fair future in doubt

September will see the DSEi arms fair return to London in a year that has seen political and commercial support falling away from the UK arms trade.

Iraqis reject foreign control of national oil assets

An opinion poll released in August found that Iraqis oppose plans to open the country's oil fields to foreign investment - by a factor of two to one.


“Think global; act local” is a very good principle but it is scary when you have no choice but to do so. Here in East London we are being forced to think globally.

To Amman with love

As PN goes to press, our Youth Editor is returning from Jordan, where she has been filming Iraqi refugee children for a Children Against War documentary.


Does your diet help or harm the environment?

Climate change is a danger to the whole human race (and a lot of other species), and is caused by greenhouse gases.

Go whistle!

I refuse to be conscripted because it is a denial of human liberty.

Profile: Chris Tomlinson

I was born in Leigh Park, a council estate just outside Portsmouth, the second-largest housing estate in Europe. I lived there until I was 17.

Bicycology: The bicycle as medium and message

Bicycology is a cycle activism and education collective that formed after the 2005 G8 Bike Ride. Bicycology is run non-hierarchically through regular meetings rotating around the country.

Inside Climate Camp: How to build the world of tomorrow today

Could it really be done?