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Issue 2562 | October 2013


'You cannot be free if you are poor'

A glimpse at a grassroots nonviolent revolutionary movement in South Africa, as the country approaches the 20th anniversary of the end of political apartheid


Come out! We have you surrounded.

Book your tickets now for PN's benefit 'Celebration of People Power' on Sunday 13 October.


A gun at your head

Milan Rai explains how nuclear weapons work in the real world



Nonviolence in Syria

PN talks to Syrian activists inside the outside the country


A Brazilian documentarist enters Syria

PN interviews the makers of a new documentary, Transition


Greenham Common 30 years later

Jenny Craigen returns to Orange Gate


Black History Month, October 2013

Emily Johns commemorates tje life of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa


Jean (Whitney) Kaye: 30 April 1926 - 16 September 2013

Di McDonald remembers a 'tiny woman of towering strength'



Campaigners allege Iraqi birth defects survey has been manipulated - but fail to back up claims

Was data from the Iraqi government's survey of birth defects manipulated?


Campaigners misdirect arms traders

Flurry of actions challenges Europes biggest arms fair


WOZA celebrates World Peace Day in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's women beaten testing new government's commitment to free speech


AWEsome blockade of Burghfield bomb factory

21 arrested on international day of action



Victory for the second superpower

Obama and Cameron have been forced to bow to their populations' anti-war sentiments


Diary: Back from the future

I took part in an exercise recently. I was told to imagine that I had come from the future, in fact seven generations or 200 years into the future.

Activism and ... Unhappiness

I am very unhappy that you have asked me this question. I used to believe that if you weren’t miserable, you weren’t politically conscious.

35 years ago: Nukes

Peace News played a key role in the upsurge of activism against nuclear power at the end of the 1970s, both by reporting events and by discussing strategies that could help different sorts of campaigners to work together effectively.



Council fails to evict Balcombe protest camp

High Court adjourns case involving anti-fracking campaigners


Pacifists win WW1 grant

Peace Pledge Union to launch "No More War" project


Yma o hyd - still here!

Cor Cochion celebrate 30 years of action


Drones - what's not to like?

Harry Rogers is provoked by The Moral Maze


Roouminations ...

Almost ...