Issue: 2484

April 2007


By Emily Johns, Milan Rai


By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

A myth is being created. The myth of William Wilberforce, the great white liberator, as perpetuated by Amazing Grace, the Hollywood version of the abolition of the slave trade.

By Kat Barton

On Wednesday 14 March, the government won a House of Commons vote to replace Britain's Trident nuclear weapons.

By Helen

On 29 December 2006 a Reclaim The Night march was held in Ipswich: 250-300 people attended from around the country. It was sad, moving, joyful and amazing all at the same time.

By Gill Allmond, Mark Chapman

The rather lacklustre Northern Ireland Assembly elections on 7 March saw parties talking a lot about “bread and butter” issues, in particular the forthcoming introduction of a new water rate for NI.

By Emma Sangster

The week of anti-Trident demonstrations in mid-March saw arrests made under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) both outside parliament and at Aldermaston.

By Sareena Rai

The demonstrations had been going for a couple of days, and my middle class ass was feeling impatient to join "the masses" and engage in the united protests against over 230 years of medieval tyranny in Nepal.

By Kathy Kelly

While in Amman, Jordan, in January, I received a joyful phone call from friends in Baghdad announcing that one of their daughters was engaged. Broken Arabic and broken English crossed the lines-”We love you! We miss you!”

By Milan Rai

A number of polls have been conducted in Iraq to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion, demonstrating enormous and growing hostility to the occupation.

By Sami Rasouli

“Salam”, the Arabic word for peace, is both a friendly greeting and the goal of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq. “Salaam is not just a greeting...

By Kat Barton

Seven British doctors recently embarked on a 10-day visit to the Dove and Dolphin International Medical Centre in Gaza to spend time with Palestianian doctors and medical students.

By Voices in the Wilderness

To mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, groups worldwide engaged in anti-war actions between 17 and 20 March - from mass marches and vigils naming the dead, to protests outside military recruitment centres.

By Gabriel Carlyle, Hans von Sponeck

PN: In February 2000, after more than 30 years of working for the UN you resigned to protest the sanctions on Iraq. Why?

By Dharma Adhikari, Milan Rai

How would you describe the state of democracy in Nepal one year on from the jana andolan II?

About: Shell to Sea is a grassroots campaign in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.

By Jeff Cloves

Just after Christmas, Audrey came by the Saturday morning peace vigil (where I sell PN) in Stroud High Street. It was the last time I saw her.

By Emily Johns, Milan Rai