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Johns, Emily

David Ferrard, 'Broken Sky'

Flamingo West, 2008; 11 songs; £12


Making war history?

There is something surreal about the holding of a Peace History conference attended by some of the country’s longest-serving peace activists right in the heart of the Imperial War Museum.

elin O'Hara slavick, 'Bomb after Bomb, A Violent Cartography'

Charta, 2007; ISBN 978-8881586332; 112pp; £18.99



Elsewhere in this issue we report the significant progress made by government propaganda in relation to the war in Afghanistan.

Editorial: Protect!

The theme of this issue - and of Peace News in general - is “the power of nonviolence”.

Editorial: Belgium

You may or may not have noticed that since 10 June - for over five months - the people of Belgium have struggled on without a government.

Iran opens door to peace But US/EU undermine UN inspectors

After four years of mounting tension, Iran has finally agreed to answer by December all questions about its nuclear programme posed by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


The Camp for Climate Action at Heathrow has been hailed, rightly, as one of the most important protests of our time.

Marcus jailed

On 14 August, Marcus Armstrong, a 46-year-old anti-war protester who entered the cockpit of a US Air Force plane at Prestwick Airport, Scotland, a year ago was imprisoned for 28 days for “entering

Editorial: Iran's Lockerbie

The British legal system has begun finally to re-consider the conviction of the two Libyans jailed for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which came down over the Scottish town of Locke