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Issue 2538 | October 2011

Afghanistan: truth from the embers

A call for all anti-war activists to expose three lies about the Afghan war


A Week of Action against the Death Fair

Dan Viesnik reports on the protests surrounding Europe's biggest arms fair.


Anti-nuclear blockaders to make their Hinkley Point

Activists plan major blockade of Hinkley nuclear power station.


Anglo-French drones?

Drone Wars UK's Chris Coles examines the latest wranglings surrounding the planned Anglo-French drone.


The new SOCPA

The law banning "unauthorised" protests around Parliament has finally been repealed, but what will replace it?


The right to march?

On 26 August, the metropolitan police in London obtained the home secretary’s consent to ban marches in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington, Waltham Forest, and Newham for one month from 2 September.

Maikel continues hunger strike

Egyptian pacifist and blogger continues fast.


Mass arrests at tar sands protest

1252 arrested at US tar sands protests.


Commemorating the Gleision miners

In the wake of the recent flood deaths, Kelvin Mason ponders the future of coal mining - and coal miners - in Wales.


Carbon Cycle 2011

Welsh activists take action on transport.


Make Peace Festival

Hundreds attend annual Scottish CND event.


Edinburgh university occupied

Students protest tuition fee hike.


Coal action in Scotland

Skillshare draws over 100 participants.


The big red cross

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


Voice of the People: An interview with the Hankyoreh

Taesun Kwon, the executive editor of South Korea’s non-corporate national daily newspaper, talks to Peace News


Where next for radical media?

Rebellious Media Conference contributors Anne Beech, Michael Albert, Brian Dominick and Emily Johns respond to some questions from Peace News


The Propaganda Model

In time for the PN-initiated Rebellious Media Conference, a brief guide to the classic analysis of the mainstream media by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman, co-authors of Manufacturing Consent.


Go, move, shift!

Charlotte Potter-Powell examines the purpose and effect of solidarity actions at Dale Farm as the barricades rise higher around the Travellers’ site in Essex.


The delegate prepares herself

Maya Evans gets ready to travel to Afghanistan later this year.


John Hyatt 1949-2011

Life-long activist and "guerilla anarchist" who helped expose plans for a paramilitary coup and stood trial for "incitement to disaffect" British troops in Northern Ireland.


From the archives: The triviality of Labour politics

The inability of the Labour Party to come together round a genuinely progressive vision of the world, especially over issues of peace and war, has a long pedigree.


Activism and … Eviction

Being evicted from your home leaves deep scars and although there may be much support, sometimes you can get done-over by so-called supporters.