Issue: 2508

April 2009


By Milan Rai, The Editors


By Gabriel Carlyle

US talks peace and escalates war – in both Pakistan and Afghanistan

By David Polden

On every demonstration we are subject to being photographed by the police – presumably to add to the vast database the government holds on us – on a level constituting harassment.

By Kathy Laluk

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-US president George W. Bush in December was sentenced to three years in prison on 12 March.

By Kathy Laluk

Last month, a Qatari ex-Guantanamo prisoner, a Palestinian human rights leader, a Lebanese newspaper editor and a British MP were all prevented from entering other countries.

By Jill Evans

Part of a delegation from the European Parliament sent to report on the humanitarian situation in Gaza following 22 days of Israeli bombing, I prepared myself for the worst but the reality still shocked me.

By Kelvin Mason

On Saturday 14 March, I woke early and was up and about with an uncharacteristic spring in my step. I can hardly remember such a joyful start to a day.

By Declan McCormick

 “We were not militant people – just little people who refused to be little anymore. We stood up for what we believe in and we are all proud of that.” David Taylor, workers occupation, Dundee

By Joseph Ritchie

Following the inaugaral gathering last November , a second, smaller, Anti-Militarist gathering was hosted in Edinburgh on 1 March.

By Sarah Young

More news on the disruption of the Israeli Jerusalem Quartet’s concert at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival (see PN 2502).

By Jenny Linnell

In the wake of so much loss, grief and destruction, it is sometimes difficult to imagine how Gaza will ever recover.

By Milan Rai

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), remarked of US president Barack Obama on 11 March: “He is not going to say by 2020 I’m going to reduce emissions by 30%.

Obama and Brown ignore consortium proposal that could solve Iran crisis

By Gabriel Carlyle

All the news that’s fit to print (or pretty nearly ignore if you’re the mainstream media).

By Kathy Laluk

Peace News meets Iraqi feminist Hana Ibrahim

By Roger Stephenson

A new exhibition documents the Quaker struggle for peace