Comments in issue 2539

Afghanistan: peace talks not yet dead


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.

Afghan torture

by Gabriel Carlyle

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.

NATO’s hidden Afghan victims

by Gabriel Carlyle

NATO claims to have killed at least 3,873 individuals – and detained a further 7,146 – since December 2009, but how many of these were actually civilians?

Resistance in the rain

by Declan McCormick

A report from the Glasgow march and rally against the cuts

Aldermaston women descend on Faslane

by Leonna O'Neill

Women from Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp visit the home of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system.

Red Dragon Newsround


News from Wales.

Solar meltdown at nuclear demo

by Dr Vole

A report from the Hinkley Point blockade.

Maikel forcibly hospitalised

by Andrea Needham

Imprisoned Egyptian pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad has been sent to Abbasseya psychiatric hospital for examination.

Rebellious Media Conference


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.