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Anti-war movement

Spotlight on Saudi

An interview with the co-founder of the women-led US peace group CODEPINK.

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Victory for the second superpower

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

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David Swanson, War is a Lie

Biteback, 2011; 384pp; £12.99

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Cynthia Cockburn, Anti-militarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements

Pluto Press, 2012; 320pp; £19.99

 

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CND slippage

John Taylor

ImageI have been struck lately by what seems to me mission creep wit

Hey sergeant, leave them kids alone

The ministry of defence is rolling out propaganda to slow the decline in recruitment ForcesWatch challenges with a new “Military Out of Schools” campaign.

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What we won

The 15 February 2003 demonstrations, showed, as The New York Times observed, that “there may still be two super- powers on the planet: the United States and world public opinion.”

Only connect

British anti-war groups active in the first years of the new century, in the era of the “war on terror”, are united predominantly by opposition to particular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

David Cortright, 'Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas'

Cambridge University Press, 2008; ISBN 978-0521670005; 392pp; £17.99

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Respect

At the end of August, the Respect Unity Coalition MP, George Galloway, circulated a document to the party leadership, which seems to have precipitated the disintegration of the organisatio