Features in issue 2475-76

EU intervention in Congo: a milestone on the way to a military Europe?

by Andreas Speck

While the focus of western military deployments remains firmly on Iraq and Afghanistan, the EU is busy developing its military identity and capabilities through so-called "peacekeeping" adventures in Africa. Andreas Speck suggests some lessbenevolent motivations for these operations.

Citizens of the 51st State, resist!

by PN staff

Campaigners call for "independence from America" as Blair confirms Trident decision in next six months.

Better than the death penalty

by Genny Bove

Slick advertising, educational and financial inducements, and frequent propaganda events - these are the weapons continuously deployed by the military in their war for our hearts and minds. Genny Bove reflects on how local groups can work practically toc ounter the militarists' deliberately partial picture of life in the forces.

The Other Campaign - "from below and to the left"

by Jess Orlik

In May, regular PN contributor Jess Orlik travelled to Mexico. As the country goes to thepolls for its July general election, she reports on the development of the Zapatista-conceived "Other Campaign", the brutal clashes with police in San Salvador Atenco, and theongoing and defiant teachers' strike - which has seen thousands take to the streets in

Faslane 365 - sustained pressure at the nuclear chain's weakest link

by Rebecca Johnson

On 1 October 2006, Faslane 365 (F365) will be kicking off what organisers hope will be a year of civil resistance at the nuclear submarine base near Glasgow. Peace, justice, environmental and women's groups from Scotland, elsewhere in the UK and a few from abroad, have already committed themselves to bring at least 100 people each to blockade the base during the first three months: more are signing up every week. PN challenged organisers to make the case for why F365 is the campaign people should get behind. Rebecca Johnson responds.