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Howard Clark

Liverpool gains a gem!

A send-off to long-time PN volunteer, Martyn Lowe


No more mortgage suicides!

Spain’s social movements struggle for housing justice.


Gollum and the ring of power

Blair's nuclear madness - is he cracking up or melting down? - prompts Howard Clark to look back to the 1970s anti-nuclear movement and the role PN played in supporting it.


Rebuilding community

The settlement that was once at the centre of the peace community of San Jose' de Apartado' is now occupied by police, soldiers and paramilitaries.

Crossing lines and paths

The XVII Brigade of the Colombian Army - the brigade responsible for the killing of eight members of the peace community of San Jose' in February and another leader in November - will not r

Chris Jones 17 August 1954 - 6 December 2009

A PN editor from 1976-1982, Chris Jones continued helping with PN as a volunteer until June 1983. Chris died suddenly in his sleep on 6 December of heart failure.

Ozgur Hezgar Cinar and Coskun Usterci (eds), 'Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society'

Zed Books, 2009; ISBN 978 1 848132 78 8; 272pp; £19.99


Basque activists target arms factory

The G8 coincided with Spain's most famous fiestas at San Fermin in which youths dressed in white with red neckerchiefs run with bulls in the streets of Pamplona.

"Hot disobedient May" for Spain

If the headline news is of Spain withdrawing troops from Iraq and Bush giving premier Zapatero the cold shoulder, practical Spanish cooperation with the US and NATO remains firm.

Maggie Helwig, 'Between Mountains'

Chatto & Windus 2004; ISBN 0 70117691 1; Hb 324pp; £12.99