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Activist History

No gods, no masters

Peace News is just re-hashing the past, setting up new gods.


40 years ago: Military revolution

Selections from the Peace News archives


70 years ago: HATE is prescribed, but ­–What is the correct dose?

PN columnist “Owlglass”, one of a number of powerful writers in the paper in the midst of the Second World War, takes a biting approach to both the war mentality in general and the war’s more extreme and barbaric methods.


Cynthia Cockburn, Anti-militarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements

Pluto Press, 2012; 320pp; £19.99



Activism and the limits of consensus

The final part of our interview with US activist George Lakey



30 years ago: Waste dumping in Wales – a campaigning success

Arguments about nuclear power stations and nuclear waste were prevalent 30 years ago, as now – and PN played a key part. Ex-PN-staffer Paul Wesley tells of a campaign that succeeded.


Activism and... Having a laugh

I used to belong to an affinity group whose motto was ‘fun and effective’. Every action was supposed to be both effective in advancing our cause, and fun for those of us carrying it out.

James Beechey and Chris Stephens (eds), Picasso & Modern British Art, and associated Exhibition catalogue

Exhibition: Tate Britain, until 15 July; 10am-6pm, Sat-Thurs; and 10am-10pm, Fri; £14. Exhibition catalogue: Tate Publishing 2012; 240pp; £24.99.


CAAB counter-surveillance

Looking back over the history of an important peace campaign.


60 Years Ago: PN and the King's Death

PN had made brief mention of the death of King George VI, saying – amongst other things – “Peace News records its deep sympathy with the Royal Family so suddenly bereaved...”. The item generated a lot of correspondence on subsequent letters pages.