As Peace News goes to press, Military Families Against the War (MFAW) are preparing to descend on parliament to lobby their MPs. They are demanding an end to the war in Iraq and that the troops be withdrawn.
Practical resistance to new WMD facilities under construction at AWE Aldermaston continues, with monthly blockades of the site. Block the Builders gave PN this report on the escapades at April's blockade.
More than US$900bn is spent annually on arms, with over 550 million small arms and light weapons in circulation worldwide. Eight million new weapons are manufactured and 500,000 people killed every year by small arms fire. Richard Lightbown tells us what all this has to do with the world's forests in.
Gas-guzzling cultures are driving the route to environmental disaster and fuelling resource wars - changing a few lightbulbs at home just isn't going to cut it. Participants in the Camp for Climate Action this summer will work together to take action on the "biggest challenge" currently faced by humanity.
Last month's Peace News carried an article by Eddy Canfor-Dumas in which he argued the case for the establishment of a "Ministry for Peace". This month we invited an opposing view. Andreas Speck makes his pitch for why a Ministry for Peace would merely be.