Issue: 2452

September - November 2003



By Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan

From Amritsar to Depayin, Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan offers a comparison between the experiences and methods of the Indian liberation struggle by the Congress Party and Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent campaign waged by the National League for Democracy (NLD) and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.

By Jo Wilding

Jo Wilding reflects on military tactics and civilian experience during the bombing of Iraq.

By Andreas Speck

In July and August, WRI's Andreas Speck travelled in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, meeting with human rights and conflict resolution NGOs. Here he reflects on his impressions of a region in a situation of neither war nor peace.

By Bruce Gagnon

Where will the future arms trade profits be found? And who will be making a killing (again)? Bruce Gagnon looks at the development of space-based weapons.

By Aguswandi, Paul Barber

The scenario is depressingly familiar, the outcome tragically the same. The feared Indonesian armed forces, TNI, are engaged in a massive military offensive in a territory strongly opposed to rule from Jakarta.

By Martin Hogbin

Street campaigning has become a visual event enabling people to get high media coverage with innovative ideas and actions.

By Assal Alagha

In 1948 the UN introduced a new category called Weapons of Mass Destruction: atomic explosives, radioactive material weapons, chemical and biological weapons.

By David Babbs

Plans for protest at DSEi this year are large-scale and thorough.

By Caroline Lauer

In part one of a special two-part PN investigation, Caroline Lauer takes a look at the development and economics of non-lethal weapons.

By Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram unravels the economic subsidies made in support of the British arms trade.

By Robert Muggah

With the first UN Biennial Meeting of States to discuss the UN's programme of action on small arms and light weapons having taken place in New York between 7 and 11 July 2003,this special feature by Robert Muggah considers some of the relationships between small arms misuse and development - and what the development community is, or isn't, doing about it.

After being massively disrupted by the war, Iraqi society shows some signs of recovery, with volunteers cleaning the streets and collecting rubbish in Baghdad.

By Jess Orlik

International Solidarity Movement activists have been taking action with local Palestinians against the ongoing construction of the “apartheid wall”.

By Josephine

Although Brazil is not officially at war, the country has the one of the highest homicide rates in the world, with more than 35,000 firearm deaths every year.

By James Tullett

Between 2 and 15 August, citizens from Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the United States and Britain joined together in taking action against nuclear weapons at Faslane and Coulport - the nuclear submarine and warhead sites (r