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Kufr Qaddoum arrests

On 20 September, four Palestinian youth, Taka Mohammad, 17, Mohammad Amir, 16, Yosouf Shtaiwi, 20, and Nadir Amer, 23, were arrested by the Israeli security forces ahead of the weekly demonstration

Guantánamo names

On 21 September, the US justice department released the names of 55 men held at the Guantánamo detention centre on Cuba, who have been cleared for release.

First jailed squatter

On 27 September, Alex Haigh, 21, became the first person to be sentenced under a new law that bans squatting in residential properties.

Sports make peace

A postgraduate course in peacemaking through sport starts this month in Spain at the Open University of Catalonia, supported by the UN cultural body, UNESCO, and FC Barcelona Foundation. 

Intruder alert

Back in the UK, a group called 'The Intruders' managed to gatecrash two high society events, first giving the former head of the government tax body HMRC


Over 700 boats laid 'siege' to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, India on 8 October, in the latest demonstration by the Peo

GM fears revived

The scientific establishment, including the European food safety authority, has rounded on a ....

Drones walk reaches RAF Waddington

The highlight of the Drones Week of Action 2012 was an eight-day, 90-mile peace walk.


National Gallery cuts arms link as CAAT wins prize

The Campaign Against Arms Trade celebrates a double victory


Census COs

Conscientious objectors to the 2011 Census in the UK continue their courtroom struggles.