Issue: 2518

February 2010



By Gabriel Carlyle

The British Government is considering plans to redeploy British troops in Afghanistan from the more dangerous, northern areas of Helmand province to its quieter central districts, in an attempt to undermine growing anti-war sentiment here in the U

By Polina Aksamentova

Americans rallied against President Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan with demonstrations big and small throughout December.

By Gabriel Carlyle

A recent alleged massacre by US-led forces in Afghanistan has been greeted with near-total silence on the part of the British press.

By Mark Chapman, Gill Allmond

The arms manufacturers Raytheon are to end their computer software manufacturing operation in Derry following a concerted campaign by Derry Anti War Coalition (DAWC) and the Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign (FEIC).

By Milan Rai, Emily Johns

About 50 people braved the melting snows in mid-January to come to the first-ever Peace News Winter Gathering, at the Sumac Centre in Nottingham. The gathering was followed by street theatre focussed on Nottingham arms traders Heckler & Koch.

By David Polden

The chief constable of Kent, Mike Fuller, admitted in the High Court on 12 January that his police had conducted illegal “stop and searches” on 11-year-old twins, Dave Morris and other activists at the August 2008 week-long Climate Camp at the Kin

By Marion Hersh

Hanukkah Candlelit Vigil

By Sarah Young

Approximately one year ago, Israel unleashed its attack on the Gaza Strip – amidst its ongoing siege and occupation – killing more than 1,400 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians.

By Sarah Young

The long-awaited report from the Scottish Parliament Working Group on Scotland Without Nuclear Weapons was published on 18 November.

COP15: Wales reflects on Copenhagen

By Rebecca Johnson

Next steps for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

By Jim Wright, Chris Cole

The first of two articles on the rapidly-expanding use of military drone aircraft

By Dariush Sokolov

An angry reflection on the Climate Justice Action protest in Copenhagen

By Starhawk

Starhawk writes from Cairo

By Milan Rai

Milan Rai blogs from the War Resisters International gathering