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Pleas for Kings Bay 7

The Kings Bay Ploughshares activists were still awaiting sentencing in the US when PN went to press. They face up to 10 years in prison each.

Ahmad free!

On 13 January, the Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Zahran (42) from administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial.

Assange trial approaches – Manning still in prison

Extradition hearing to take place on 24 February

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US: a terrorist state

The Baghdad airport massacre is part of a pattern of US assassinations

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A gathering for activists

Conference marks 60th anniversary of Cale Rd's Peace House

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Afghan activists freed

On 26 December, 27 Afghan peace activists were released by Taliban insurgents after being held for 45 hours.

Suleimani and western propaganda

Milan Rai surveys the UK media's coverage of the assassination of Qassem Suleimani

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Anti-militarist Pride?

On 23 October, the organisers of the Pride in London parade launched a wide-ranging consultation on the future of the LGBT+ event.

No to autonomy

In September, it was revealed that the US air force (USAF) had awarded a contract to a US weapons company to develop an artificial intelligence and machine-learning surveillance system for a killer

Stopped!

A major arms fair has been cancelled in New Zealand.

It was announced on 30 September that the annual Defence, Industry, and National Security Forum would not be held in 2019.