Issue: 2636 - 2637

December 2019 - January 2020


Top Stories

They came to stop a crime

by Felice Cohen-Joppa

The trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Call for co-operatives to #Riseup4Rojava

by Co-operation in Mesopotamia

New British arms exports to Turkey suspended after tens of thousands march in London

Moving pictures

by Kellen Wren

Top tips from a DIY video-making workshop for activists in Manchester

A democratic and unifying way of sorting out the Brexit crisis


Iraq erupts – over 330 die in clashes

by PN staff

Corruption, unemployment and opposition to Iranian interference three key factors behind unarmed protests

Six million join two global strikes for the climate

by PN staff

‘We are not sinking, we are fighting’

Climate action continues

by Lotte Reimer

Aberystwyth strikers hold People's Assembly

Police ban on XR was illegal

by David Polden

Police abused powers over 500 times during October ‘rebellion’

Standing up for the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

by PN staff

Solidarity with Catholic peace activists facing jail

XR Peace forms – 57 arrests in October

by Angie Zelter

Hundreds of peace activists join October actions

Going fossil-free

by PN staff

East Sussex divestment campaigners to launch nonviolent action campaign


Remembrance Day

by Lotte Reimer

Bangor city council follows Aberystwyth’s lead

The rights of Welsh language speakers in Wales

by Carol Jenkins

Rise in complaints over Welsh-speaking bans

Standing with Catalonia

by Bethan Roberts

Solidarity with jailed independence campaigners

Veterans remember

by PN staff

White poppy wreath laid at Cenotaph

Government breaks court order over Yemen

by Andrew Smith

More licences granted for military equipment to Saudi-led coalition

Making peace

by Barbara Echlin

Bexhill meeting explores UN Charter


It is not just a bunch of flowers

by Kevin Blowe

An XR act of gratitude to Brixton police officers was painful and racist

Podcasting: Top Tips

by Joe Glenton

Getting the word out through online audio

Election 2019: thoughts from around the country

by Claire Poyner, Ameen Nemer, David MacKenzie, Kate Hudson, Nik Gorecki, Pat Gaffney, Rakesh Prashara, Muzammal Hussain

Eight campaigners share their views

How peaceful is your election manifesto?

by PN staff

PN scrutinises the parties' election manifestos

Write to Julian, Chelsea and the other peace prisoners

by PN staff

Doctors fear for Assange's health

Marking August 1969: remember Patrick Rooney

by Milan Rai

How Northern Ireland's 'Troubles' really began

Vote for a Green New Deal

by Milan Rai

Yes, this is a climate election – there are real choices in front of us


Case Study: Brazil, 1977–1988


Rubber tappers defend the rainforest

Radical Music: 'Gracias A La Vida'

by Penny Stone

Penny Stone surveys some of the songs being sung at the mass protests in Chile, Hong Kong and Lebanon

Obituary: Cynthia Cockburn: 24 July 1934 – 12 September 2019

by Lotte Reimer

Feminist and peace activist who wrote books on

Diary: 'next time, I think I’ll leave my car at home'

by Catherine Bann

Cath Bann is caught up in the maelstrom

Bruce Kent: As I please

by Bruce Kent

A different kind of life is possible

Poynted remarks

by Claire Poyner

'Making some statements out loud causes them to be true, did you know?'

Privilege and resistance

by Sergely Sandler

A view from New Profile, the movement for the demilitarisation of Israeli society

Obituary: Donald Rooum: 20 April 1928 – 31 August 2019

by PN staff

Cartoonist and life-long anarchist who exposed a corrupt London police officer

Cartoons etc

Roouminations by Donald Rooum

Telford by Tony Telford