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Peace News resources

1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution
1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution

This new double pamphlet by Milan Rai from Peace News Press: 1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution and The Grassroots Working-Class Revolution that Lenin Crushed highlights the crucial role of mass nonviolent action in the Russian Revolution 100 years ago.

£6.50
On Common Ground: an open letter from the radical peace movement to the radical climate change movement

A Peace News pamphlet, March 2015

The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane
£10.00
The World is My Country individual posters and broadsheets

Posters from the First World War centenary project, The World is My Country, celebrating key figures and events from the anti-war movement. Produced by Peace News.

Peace News films

Citizens from around the world have demonstrated against powerful governments and industries to say ‘no’ to fracking.
Adam Hochschild, author of 'To End All Wars' helped us launch the Peace News WW1 project 'The World is My Country' in January 2014 at Friends House in London.
Originally made for Peace News in 1966, 'Postcards from Home' is entirely composed of postcards sent to and from the front during the First World War, both picture and text.
A film of a screening and talk by author and journalist D D Guttenplan on the life and work of one of the 20th century’s great radical journalists - I F Stone. The event (14 March 2012) was organised by Peace News and the National Union of Journalists and was filmed by John Whiting.
Extracts from an interview with Noam Chomsky recorded in London in Oct 2011. Chomsky was keynote speaker at the Rebellious Media Conference organised by Peace News and others. Thanks to Toaster Productions for filming.
Robert McChesney on why progressive media needs to seize the moment, Rebellious Media Conference, October 2011.

Peace News tools

PN's DIY guide to meeting online

What can we as individuals do to reduce the threat of violence – whether we encounter it in our daily lives, or whether we are concerned about the growing stockpile of nuclear weapons? Alison Whyte highlights some new on-line courses.

PN looks at some of the free/cheap software tools that are actually used by the PN staff to do their work, in addition to complicated and expensive things like Photoshop and InDesign.

There is a lot of anger out there – and a lot of support for the Occupy movement. Get started where you live with this quick guide.

Other useful resources

Practical security for activists and campaigners, including guides such as the Activist Security Handbook and Infiltrators, Informers and Grasses, all of which are free to download.

Security in-a-box was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of human rights NGOs. It includes a How-to Booklet, which addresses a number of important digital security issues. It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides, each of which includes a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication.

The Activists' Legal Project is a not for profit collective which provides information about the law to a wide range of grassroots social change activists as well as people who are considering taking action for the first time. They provide information sheets on legal issues relevant to direct activists and offer free legal workshops facilitated by activists, with first hand experience of the criminal and civil 'justice' systems.

The Legal Defence And Monitoring Group was formed in response to the Criminal Justice Act in 1995 and provides legal back up on demonstrations in and around London. It welcomes new volunteers. The website includes a number of useful guides.