The September assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, chairman of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council – the body established to seek peace talks with the Taliban - by an alleged Taliban envoy appeared to derail any prospect of a negotiated end to the war.
The UN has found compelling evidence of systematic torture in five facilities run by the Afghan intelligence agency (NDS) – including at least one facility deemed safe for detainee transfers in the UK high court last year.
In the wake of the Rebellious Media Conference, Peace News takes a look at what the conference achieved, how to work with the mainstream media and interview Matthew Alford, author of Reel Power: Hollywood cinema and American supremacy.
Over 1,100 people crowded into London’s Institute for Education on 8 October for the start of the Rebellious Media Conference (RMC), organised by Peace News, Ceasefire, NUJ, Red Pepper, Undercurrents and visionOntv.
Poppies, poppies, poppies – we are entering the season of remembrance and of the ubiquitous red on the lapel of every public figure and increasingly on the front of buses, on products, in schools and just about everywhere.
This morning I was sacked... again. Not because of anything I had done, or not done, in my job; I had been a model worker in my work as a trainee (unpaid and therefore without rights) teaching assistant.