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Issue 2584-2585 | August 2015 - September 2015

Pouring more fuel on the fire

The case against airstrikes on Syria


A modest proposal

Trade unionists and climate activists call for massive investment to create a million climate jobs


Why was the Iran nuclear deal 10 years late?

Iranian offers which have been erased from history



Distorting Iran

PN considers broadsheet editorial reactions to July’s nuclear deal


A crucial victory

Four years of grassroots campaigning defeated Cuadrilla’s plans to drill for shale gas in Lancashire


Hiroshima & Nagasaki 70 years

Events to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


The hidden history

How Truman delayed the end of the war in order to use the atomic bomb


Small victories

How a combination of legal and direct action stopped the tree-fellers


Palestine: resignation, solidarity and the great chain of nonviolence

Extracts from the new book, Popular Protest in Palestine, an important study of popular unarmed resistance to the Israeli occupation since the second intifada


Preaching to the converted – or sharing learning with others?

David Mackenzie resists the siren calls of PR and the comfort zone



Cameron: more money for drone wars

UK set to escalate unmanned attacks


Israeli ‘piracy’ halts Gaza Freedom Flotilla III

Swedish ship boarded & passengers detained


Not digging for victory!

6,000 sign petition against new opencast coal mine


Anti-austerity: the dragon rises!

Welsh campaigners open cultural front


Making nonviolence more powerful

Making PN more useful to our movements?


Stopping flights at Heathrow

Climate change activists take action in wake of Airports Commission recommendations


Peace News Summer Camp

Community building, 30 July - 3 August


Peace News needs you!

Volunteers needed to categorise, code, pack and sell.



No hitting!

Sarah Lasenby hits out at corporal punishment


A request for connection

Matthew Armstead reflects on the Charleston church massacre


The Personal Column: On not partying

It will be hard for young readers of PN to comprehend what living under the threat of aptly-named MAD – Mutually Assured Destruction – was like, but believe me when I write that I didn’t e

Diary: End-of-termitis

'I'm sick of protesting this shit'


Activism & ... Coming alive

What a lovely project! My head today is not responding. I’m about to talk to an estate agent about putting in an offer for our co-op to buy some land. My head space is definitely elsewhere!

60 years ago: Letters to the Editor

The letters pages in Peace News have long been a forum for debate on pacifist ideas: the August 1955 issues were no exception.


Anti-austerity protests sweep across the UK

250,000 march in London as meals on wheels slashed by 81%


Palestinian prisoners

Khader Adnan released after 55 day hunger strike


No charges yet for Trident whistle-blower

MoD rubbish McNeilly allegations


Conference launches ‘Fly Kites Not Drones’ pack

New education pack to be released



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