Features in issue 2450

Support conscientious objectors in Israel - Get involved in War Resisters' International's campaign for 15 May (International Conscientious Objectors' Day)

by Andreas Speck

International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2003 focuses on solidarity with conscientious objectors in Israel, and nonviolent resistance against the Israeli occupation. Andreas Speck, WRI's CO Campaign Worker, explains why.

Learning the ropes of peace activism

by A H Cemendtaur

Friends of South Asia is a relatively new peace group working with the South Asian diaspora in the US. Here AH Cemendtaur reflects on their experiences over the past 15 months.

Becoming a Prophet

by Michael Shank

The Focus on South Asia Peace Conference inspired young people to be peace workers every single day. Conference facilitator Michael Shank reports.

Countering the pro-war campaign

by Molly Morgan

Molly Morgan reports on a project to counter military propaganda in US schools.

Broadening the concept of resistance in Israel

by Ruth Hiller, Sergeiy Sandler

Israeli women who object to military service find themselves marginalised by both "normal" society and within the resistance movement. Ruth Hiller and Sergeiy Sandler report on a New Profile initiative to challenge the influence of dominant gender constructs within the activist community.

Towards a peaceful world: a student's perspective

by Subhadip Mukherjee

Writing from India, Subhadip Mukherjee argues that the "war on terrorism" is bringing inhuman suffering and misery to an already impoverished population, and that economic depravation and the threat of monoculture are driving forces behind certain acts of terrorism.

Developing resources for change

by Ucha Nanuashvili

Human rights and antimilitarist groups in Georgia face a range of specific challenges. Ucha Nanuashvili reports.