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Anti-war action

Roofers over moon

On 21 August, Horsham magistrates court found Chris Osmond of No Borders and Shiar Youssef of Boycott Israel Network not guilty of criminal trespass.

Woman over line

On 5 September, Yorkshire peace activist Lindis Percy repeatedly disobeyed an illegal police instruction not to cross a yellow line painted on the road outside ‘RAF’ Menwith Hill – a spy base run b

Halabja Chemical Bombing, 1988

Halabja survivor Osman Ahmed's work are a 'rendezvous between life and death'


Stop the (First World) War

Peter Nias explores some forgotten peace initiatives from a century ago


New peace holiday

On 21 August, St Paul city council in Minnesota, USA, voted to proclaim 27 August ‘Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact Day’ in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact wh

Good census news

On 7 August, at the Scottish court of appeal in Edinburgh, the crown dropped its prosecution of peace activist Barbara Dowling for allegedly failing to fully complete her census form in 2011.

German bomber base closed

US-German air force base blockaded


US whistleblower imprisoned

Former army private given 35-year sentence for exposing torture and secret killings



On 29 January, Swedish peace campaigner Martin Smedjeback was sentenced to 14 days in prison for an action he carried out on 29 July 2011 with Annika Spalde.

Valentine’s Day 2013: One Billion Rising

‘If that blue were an eyeshadow, it would look good on you’ (Kimberley Rose, One Billion Rising)