Issue: 2532

April 2011

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By Gabriel Carlyle

Even as the current US-led escalation in Afghanistan continues to shut-down the still-live option of a negotiated end to the war, a new report has confirmed that the US blocked Taliban efforts to reconcile with the Afghan government in the wake of

By David Polden

Stop Nuclear Power protesters, disguised as fish, locked themselves together across the entrance to Sizewell nuclear power station on 2 February.

By Gabriel Carlyle

The involvement of US arms giant Lockheed Martin (LM) in this year’s census – due to take place on 27 March – has spurred calls for both a boycott and creative obstruction.

By Lauren Mateer

US private Bradley Manning has been in a maximum-security prison in Virginia, USA, since May 2010 after being accused of leaking classified information to the whistleblower site WikiLeaks.

By Lauren Mateer

Britain’s participation in the US-led war on Libya, which began on 19 March, followed the passing of United Nations security council resolution 1973, which calls for an end to attacks on civilians in Libya and authorizes member states to “take all

By David Polden

Irish peace activist Mary Kelly has won a six-year struggle to overturn a conviction for a $1m action against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

By Lauren Mateer

Peace activist Chris Cole was released from prison on 2 February after serving 15 days for an act of civil disobedience.

By David Polden

On 10 March, in the teeth of mass political opposition, Wisconsin’s Republican-dominated state assembly passed the governor’s bill to repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions, after police carried demonstrators who had been occu

By David Polden

In the counter-terrorism review announced on 25 January, the British government proposes replacing “control orders”, found by the courts to contravene human rights legislation, with a modified system.

By Genny Bove

The first bombing raid of the Gulf War was launched on Iraq 20 years ago.

By David Polden

Departing in May, a boat carrying a contingent from Britain will join a convoy from 20 countries to the besieged people of Gaza.

By Rikki

Rikki explores the politics of the permanent protest camps

By Kelvin Mason

Within four days of a campaign launch, over a hundred people have signed up to withhold their television licence fee in protest over threats to the Welsh language channel S4C.

By Kelvin Mason

A round-up of current Welsh activism

By Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson of CND responds to Brian Larkin’s criticism in the last issue