Issue: 2451

June - Aug 2003



By Andreas Speck

For 2003 International CO's Day, War Resisters' International focused on Israel's CO movement. Andreas Speck reports on their international action which took place in Tel Aviv on 15 May.

By Caroline Lauer

Israeli forces continue to put pressure on ISM activists through office raids and arrests.

By Tuva Ravn Eggan

In April the Croatian Multimedia Institute announced that they had reached a decision to end a contract through which they were granted US$100,000 by the US government for their work on the development of Croatian civil society.

By Huwaida Arraf

Over the past two months, three international peace activists have been shot while attempting to protect the lives and homes of Palestinian civilians. One of them is dead, another seriously injured, the third remains in coma. Huwaida Arraf reports on the ongoing work of the International Solidarity Movement

In July 2000, Taiwan was the first Asian country to recognise conscientious objection - and to introduce alternative service for those not fit for military service.

By Paul Arenson

We are very pleased to welcome Japan Indymedia and TokyoProgressive to the pages of Peace News as this issue's visiting media. Along with an introduction to both of these web-based publishing forums, there is also brief overview of the development of alternative media in Japan and how it serves the activist community.

  Arrested for peace!

Iraq war resistance (plus the usual suspects...)

By James Reilly

Asian "tigers", nuclear weapons and US militarism meet migrant workers, peace activists and conscientious objectors. James Reilly introduces this issue's theme.

By Ippy D

Typical Western concerns about China have focused - in recent years at least - on the issue of Tibet.

By Ho Keun Yoo

For decades nobody has been concerned about the conscientious objection issue, even though thousands of members of the Jehovah's Witness community have been imprisoned for their refusal to serve.

By Christian Karl

"Our first priority has to be to fight against the possibility of war on the peninsula and elsewhere." Christian Karl reports on the struggle of migrant workers in South Korea and their mutually supportive relationship with the anti-war movement.

By Pranjal Tiwari

On 15 December 2002, 3,000 migrant workers and their supporters met to reclaim the streets of central Hong Kong, to protest against another discriminatory government proposal: a targeted flat tax of HK$500 per month (aboutUS$65), aimed at

By Ippy D

While May Day might have been a relatively muted post-Iraq war affair in much of northern Europe and the US, across Latin America hundreds of thousands took to the streets to highlight and take action on a wide range of issues.

By Syngman Rhee

Syngman Rhee fled his homeland as a 19-year-old in 1950 and found himself at the heart of the US civil rights movement in the Sixties. Here he speaks about his work for reconciliation between North and South Korea.

By Kim Petersen

The lyrics were recognisably Korean, but then the song became understandable as the chorus burst forth in punk staccato: “Fucking USA”.