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Issue 2566 | February 2014

Howard Clark

De-developing nukes

We revisit Howard Clark’s ideas on nonviolent strategy from 1978


Howard Clark: 6 March 1950 – 28 November 2013

Our dear friend and comrade Howard Clark was a mainstay of Peace News since the 1970s and of War Resisters' International (WRI) since the 1980s.



Free Margaretta!

79-year old Margaretta D’Arcy's anti-war action lands her in jail


Charges dropped against TPers after CPS blunders

On 10 and 13 January, Reading magistrates court dismissed charges of ‘obstruction of the highway’ against two groups of Trident Ploughshares (TP) activists because of procedural errors by the crown

PN brings key First World War author to London

Over 120 people squeezed into the Bloomsbury Suite at Friends House in London on 17 January to hear renowned US author Adam Hochschild talk about his


Anti-fracking acquittals!

On 9 January, a three-day trial in Brighton resulted in acquittals for 10 people arrested for blockading the drilling site near Balcombe on 26 July.



International campaign halts South Korean arms exports

After a four-month campaign, the international Stop the Shipment campaign succeeded in stopping a shipment of over a million canisters of tear gas to Bahrain on 8 January.


Peace Pilgrimage for Syria

Syria Peace and Justice


Out of control

’Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity’ (Tacitus).



Dissenters in the ranks



Jailhouse rock

‘Everybody in the whole cell block was dancing to the jailhouse rock’ Elvis Presley 1957


Diary: taking action against the arms trade

Last September, when the biannual DSEi arms fair came to East London, I took part in a blockade of the E


20 years ago: Howard Clark on humanitarian intervention

Howard Clark, reviews a Bradford University report by Nick Lewer and Oliver Ramsbotham on ‘humanitarian intervention’, written during the break-up of Yugoslavia.


Ray Gosling: 5 May 1939 — 19 November 2013

On the back of his precocious autobiography Sum Total, first published when he was 23, Ray

Activism and... Power

I think that the thing that jumps out from my memory of all of my activism was spending several hours on



Anti-roads victories

Prosecution suffers numerous defeats in Combe Haven trials


Dr Who: an anniversary treat

Family television wrestles with the concept of redemptive violence


The World is My Country

Peace News' First World War poster project