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Reflections on Joe Glenton

It may seem a strange preoccupation for a pacifist, but I am very concerned about the injustices suffered by members of the armed forces.

Arms trade

Arms dealers from all over the world have been invited back to the biggest arms fair in the world at the ExCeL centre in Newham, east London for 13-16 September 2011.

The law punishes conscientious soldiers

All the fuss about MPs’ expenses made me wonder about what work MPs actually do that requires a second home in London.

Iain McIntyre, 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: The AIDEX '91 story'

Homebrew Press, 2008; ISBN 9780975731918; 144pp; $18AU; available from www.foe.org.au/shop



“Think global; act local” is a very good principle but it is scary when you have no choice but to do so. Here in East London we are being forced to think globally.

How we came to make music, not war

I don’t think November is a favourite month for campaigning by any means.

After 9/11 in London's East End

In September we are inevitably reminded of 9/11. The frustration of the US regime at its inability to punish dead people has resulted in a desire for revenge that appears insatiable.

Bonded servitude

It was good to read, in the Broken Rifle insert in last month’s Peace News, the informative article by Andreas Speck about the present and possible future changes to the situation of conscientious


For many years I have been concerned about the human rights, or rather the lack of rights, of people in the armed forces. That may seem a very strange preoccupation for a pacifist.


I had a sort of New Year resolution not to write about the “Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition” (DSEI) arms fair for a while and focus on other issues.