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AIDS in Africa

According to a 2002 United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report, “By far the worst-affected region, sub-Saharan Africa is now home to 29.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS.

Protest against FGM

While the world noted the international day against female genital mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, African women are making their own stand against the practice.

Ten million stand up for peace

The demonstrations of 15 February are a milestone for peace. Never before have so many people taken to the streets to protest against war.

Navy drops 200,000 pounds of bombs on Viques

The US navy recently completed its latest round of bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

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Hammers away!

“The US military have taken a right hammering this year.” So said one activist, commenting on the plethora of ploughshares type actions that have taken place so far during 2003.

Tribal leader killed in attempt to re-occupy land

On 15 January 2003, gunmen shot and beat Marcus Veron, a leader of the Guarani-Kaiowatribe in Brazil, after he attempted to reoccupy ancestral land.

Large protests against FTAA in Ecuador

In late October the seventh ministerial meeting about the Free Trade Area of the Americas took place in Quito, Ecuador.

Korea talks

Anti-war feeling mounts around the world

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in peaceful demonstrations around the globe in the past few weeks, joining the growing protest against the US's impending war on Iraq.

Imprisoned refuser pays tribute

“In prison, when I am forced to salute state and army, I shall, in my mind and heart, be saluting all my brave friends ...