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War resisters

Court rules out whistleblower defence for Bradley Manning

On 16 January, US military judge colonel Denise Lind ruled that US army intelligence officer Bradley Manning will not be able to use a whistleblower defence during his trial.


WISE Up for Bradley Manning

Recent campaigning in Wales in solidarity with the US whistleblower.


Three Weeks in Wales: Bradley Manning Solidarity Tour

Review of 'Three Weeks in Wales', a tour in solidarity with the Bradley Manning who lived and went to school in Wales.


Maikel is free!

Egyptian pacifist Maikel Nabil Sanad has finally been released by the military authorities.

Israeli whistleblower

On 30 October, Anat Kamm, 24, was sentenced at Tel Aviv District Court to four-and-a-half years in prison for leaking over 2,000 military documents to Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.

Peace Prisoners

On 1 December, Peace Prisoners' Day, please put aside an hour to write four cards to people whoíve been imprisoned for their commitment to peace.

S Brian Willson, Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

PM Press, 2011; 500pp; £14.99


To end all wars

American writer and activist Adam Hochschild has produced a series of remarkable books: on rubber slavery in the Congo (King Leopoldís Ghost), Stalinist Russia (The Unquiet Ghost) and the British anti-slavery movement (Bury the Chains). Peace News caught up with him this November to talk about his latest book, To End All Wars, a history of the First World War with a difference.


Michael Lyons free

Navy medic and conscientious objector Michael Lyons was released from Colchester military prison on 9 November.

The big red cross

Lillian Lyons, wife of imprisoned conscientious objector Michael Lyons, describes why he refused the “learning to kill” course.