Issue: 2522

June 2010


By Milan Rai, Emily Johns


By Gabriel Carlyle

British troops could be moved from Helmand to Kandahar, locking in a British presence in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.

By Gabriel Carlyle

Kandaharis want talks not war

By David Polden

Eight ships are at the time of writing preparing to try to take badly-needed supplies into Gaza, in defiance of the Israeli naval blockade.

By David Polden

A new anti-nuclear movement, “Stop Nuclear Power”, has organised two protest camps at Sizewell, the intended site for one of the first of a new wave of UK nuclear power plants.

By Anna Lau

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May. This year, London held a ceremony in Tavistock Square, where those who faced death for maintaining the right to refuse to kill were remembered.

By Andrea D'Cruz

Undeterred by a car bomb that failed to detonate the night before, thousands filled New York’s Times Square on 2 May to protest against a far more destructive bomb.

By Phil Steele

It’s the time of year for festivals again, and through the weekend of 16-18 April visitors to the old farm buildings of Neuadd Hendre, near Bangor in Gwynedd, could enjoy top Welsh bands, listen to the edgy and moving stand-up comedy of Ivor Dembi

By Bath & Bristol Rising Tide

On 26 April, people involved in the Rising Tide Network literally put their necks on the line by blockading the railway line which carries coal from the controversial open-cast mine at Ffos-y-Frân in Merthyr Tydfil to Aberthaw power station, the b

By Sarah Young

Public shareholders of RBS put the case for sustainable investment at the bank’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Edinburgh on 28 April.

By Sarah Young

Scottish CND held a post-election conference in Glasgow on 15 May to discuss the consequences for lobbying against Trident renewal in the new parliamentary world of the Lib-Con alliance.

Initial gate

By Kathy Kelly, Josh Brollier

A delegation of US peace activists visit the terrorised in Pakistan.

By Dariush Sokolov

European City of Shame 2010

By Matthew Biddle

Turning ancient history upside down

By Julie Obermeyer

The annual Peace History conference, organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War in association with the Imperial War Museum and the International Peace Bureau, has been held at the Imperial War Museum annually since 2007.

By Maya Evans

The conversation was starting to go round in circles, so I stopped responding and just acknowledged what the officer was saying. I gripped the phone tightly.