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A new international

A new radical international project has been launched by Michael Albert, one of the main speakers at the Peace News-initiated Rebellious Media Conference last October, and coordinator of one of the

WISE Up for Bradley Manning

Recent campaigning in Wales in solidarity with the US whistleblower.


More singing, less bashing

Some reflections on the Big Six Energy Bash demo in London on 3 May, which was 'kettled' by police.


Activism and... Mentors


Disarming Grandmothers

A film about two determined peace activists.


Who's that in the furry hat?

Peace News' co-editor Milan Rai photographed some of the participants at the "International Symposium on Nonviolence Movements and the Barrier of Fear", held 10-12 April at Coventry University.


Activism and... Prison

I was really frightened of going to prison. I’d had a really bad experience of being in a boys-only boarding school, and I thought prison would be like that except worse.

Starhawk, The Empowerment Manual: a guide for collaborative groups

New Society Publishers, 2011; 288pp; £20.99


Activism and ... Women only

It’s not really something I ever think about. I’ve never done a women-only action, but I’ve been involved in a few women-only spaces, and that’s been an interesting experience.

In the pink

Medea Benjamin is probably best known outside the US for her disruption of a series of high-profile events with then-defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others. She is co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Gabriel Carlyle spoke to her at a meeting of the Drones Campaign Network in Birmingham.