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PN Staff

A dramatic evolution

In October PN met up with former Greenpeace director Rex Weyler while he was in Britain promoting his new history of the international campaign organisation. Tensions in tactics, the need to put the "peace" back into organisation's campaigns focus, and the importance of learning from our own histories, all got an airing.

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Not enough peacekeepers?

The word at the UN is that there is a “commitment gap” - that is, the world's militarily most powerful countries want to see more military intervention around the world, but are reluctant

War is our common enemy

This interview was conducted by email during October 2003.

Korea talks

Japanese activists take to the streets

In October, the Kansai Antiwar Joint Action Group, a Japanese peace movement network, passed a “Resolution Against Aggressive War on Iraq by the Bush Government of US and Against Participat

San Jose de Apartado

The term “Peace Community” perhaps evokes an image of utopian pacifist experiments.

Peace organisations involved in Colombia solidarity work

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Unreal thing

There are many reasons not to drink Coca-Cola, but this most symbolic of drinks has yet to face a coordinated boycott campaign.

Social forum

As we went to press the European Social Forum (ESF), held in Florence, had just got under-way, with more than 30,000 people signing up to attend.

Large protests against FTAA in Ecuador

In late October the seventh ministerial meeting about the Free Trade Area of the Americas took place in Quito, Ecuador.