Issue: 2498

June 2008



By Maya Evans

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By Gwyn

It was good to read, in the Broken Rifle insert in last month’s Peace News, the informative article by Andreas Speck about the present and possible future changes to the situation of conscientious objectors in Europe.

By Stephen Zunes

Though I am one of the more prominent critics within the US academic left of US interventions and hegemonic aspirations, my research has found no evidence that the United States (nor any other government) was responsible for the “colour r

By John Jordan, Isa Fremeaux

Sadly our Utopian tour has ended. We’ve been back in London a few weeks and most of our friends have (quite expectedly) asked “So, how was it?”

By Tali Janner-Klausner

Controversial plans to radically expand military cadet corps in English state secondary schools are being pushed forward by Ed Balls, the Children’s Secretary, apparently backed by No 10.

By Robin Percival

The trial of the group known as the Raytheon Nine began in Belfast on 20 May . (Actually, only six of the defendants are in the dock.

By Andrea D'Cruz, Harriet Lamb

PN How has Fairtrade changed the producers themselves?

By Sareena Rai

Sareena Rai interviews a young Nepali on politics and the constituency assembly elections held in April in Nepal.

By Lisa Tozer

I had known about the climate camp for quite a while but hadn’t decided I was going to go until the last minute.

By Oli Rodker

If you were suffering from asthma, would breathing car fumes be a good treatment?

By Topher Vollmer

In April PN investigated the link between the Israeli army and Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy. Here is the promised follow up.

By Daniel Fisher

2 May saw University of St Andrews students take to the streets in protest against the closure of Fife Park, one of the University’s two budget halls.

By Declan McCormick

May Day has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day since 1890 when it was instituted as a day of commemoration for the Haymarket Martyrs, anarchist labour organisers who were hanged amongst anti-radical hysteria in Chicago in 1888.

By Anna Bullen, Sarah Mills

As part of Bike Week 2008 (14-22 June), cyclists from all over Wales will be riding to a rally in Cardiff.

By Rhys Jones

Following the 1999 assembly and council elections, Dafydd Wigley said a “political earthquake” had struck Wales. In 2008, a suitable geographical metaphor is more elusive.