Issue: 2502

October 2008


By Emily Johns, Milan Rai


By Maya Evans

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The Network for Peace (NfP) was set up in 2001 to continue the work of the National Peace Council, one of the oldest peace organisations in the UK.

By Jeff Cloves

In the current edition of the always interesting Fourth World Newsletter*, there is a page which brought me up short.

On 17 September, the Department of Health announced that it had identified nine personality types of heavy drinkers who are at risk of liver damage and other alcohol-related illnesses.

By Kelvin Mason

Merthyr Tydfil residents and climate change campaigners staged protests at the Cardiff Hilton during the AGM of the UK Coal Authority on 10 September.

By Kelvin Mason

The Wales Peace Festival takes place in Bangor over the weekend of 18-19 October.

By Kelvin Mason

On 8 September, the Fellowship of Reconciliation commemorated “the burning of the bombing school” with a protest against the proposed St Athan military training academy.

By Sarah Young

Five protestors were arrested on 29 August, and charged with disrupting the performance of the internationally-acclaimed Israeli Jerusalem Quartet at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall.

By Sarah Young

Passengers hurrying into the main check-in at Edinburgh International Airport on August 22nd were greeted by an unusual sight. A massive banner proclaimed: “MEXICO...

By Sarah Young

Morning vigils are being planned to take place during parliamentary sittings up ’til the end of 2008.

By Roger Stephenson

In October 1916, the German artist Käthe Kollwitz wrote in her diary: “It’s not only our youth who go willingly and joyfully into the war; it’s the same in all nations.

By John Rety

Transition towns are a new and fast spreading initiative on how our communities can cope with climate change and the decline of oil supplies. One important aspect is that of local finance.

By Gabriel Carlyle

Iraqi architect and blogger Raed Jarrar has translated a leaked copy of the interim US-Iraq agreement for American Friends Service Committee.

By Milan Rai

Once again, Iran’s recent cooperation with UN inspectors, and its positive proposal for an international consortium to control its uranium enrichment, are being ignored, and the Iranian government is being pilloried in the press.

By Toby Blunt

Mikhail Saakashvili might be the darling of the west, George Bush’s beacon of democracy in the darkness of the Caucasus, but he is not subtle.