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Anti-war action

Speaking "truth to power"

This year the annual 4 July demonstration was on a Monday, it was pouring with rain, and lots of people were at the G8.

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Can you do laughs when the agenda is real heavy?

A week or so ago the Local Heroes affinity group conducted a gentle forensic raid on the Labour Office in Airdrie, in order to out a dubious hombre by the name of John Reid who has been lin

...and the trials of the "unauthorised" continue

On 16 March, Milan Rai, author, activist and founder of Justice Not Vengeance, went on trial for organising an unauthorised demonstration within the 1-km exclusion zone around parliament on

Two arrests after no surrender on pink "war criminal" banner

In the early afternoon of Sunday 26 March, Brian Haw was standing with fellow campaigner Barbara Tucker when the police came by and decided that a crime was being committed.

Arms producers slammed as injunction is lifted

After months or torturous legal proceedings, harassment and imprisonment, good news from Brighton's SmashEDO as, in March, the legal cases brought against them began to crumble.

Iraq War: Global opposition persists

On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, protesters coordinated events around the globe to demonstrate their continued opposition.

West Country launch new Trident campaign

A county-wide campaign against the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system has taken off in Somerset.

Trident Ploughshares mark an unhappy Valentine's at Devonport

On Sunday 12 February, a group of anti-nuclear campaigners and activists gathered in front of the Camel's Head Gate at the Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth to protest against the agreement be

Peace Pays!

This month sees the launch of a new interactive website from Conscience The Peace Tax Campaign.

Vine and Fig Tree Planters given suspended sentence

On 7 February, eight of us appeared at Newbury Magistrates' Court for planting vines and fig trees inside the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston last August (see PN2465).