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Issue 2522 | June 2010

From Helmand to Kandahar

British troops could be moved from Helmand to Kandahar, locking in a British presence in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.

Taliban leadership ready to talk

Kandaharis want talks not war


Gaza: breaking the Israeli siege

Eight ships are at the time of writing preparing to try to take badly-needed supplies into Gaza, in defiance of the Israeli naval blockade.

No new nuclear

A new anti-nuclear movement, “Stop Nuclear Power”, has organised two protest camps at Sizewell, the intended site for one of the first of a new wave of UK nuclear power plants.

CO Day

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May.

NPT Protests

Undeterred by a car bomb that failed to detonate the night before, thousands filled New York’s Times Square on 2 May to protest against a far more destructive bomb.

Bangor to Bethlehem

It’s the time of year for festivals again, and through the weekend of 16-18 April visitors to the old farm buildings of Neuadd Hendre, near Bangor in Gwynedd, could enjoy top Welsh bands, listen to

Climate protesters face life sentences

On 26 April, people involved in the Rising Tide Network literally put their necks on the line by blockading the railway line which carries coal from the controversial open-cast mine at Ffos-y-Frân

RBS public shareholders meeting

Public shareholders of RBS put the case for sustainable investment at the bank’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Edinburgh on 28 April.

Stop Trident replacement

Scottish CND held a post-election conference in Glasgow on 15 May to discuss the consequences for lobbying against Trident renewal in the new parliamentary world of the Lib-Con alliance.

Drones and democracy

A delegation of US peace activists visit the terrorised in Pakistan.



European City of Shame 2010


Black Athena

Turning ancient history upside down


Peace history conference

The annual Peace History conference, organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War in association with the Imperial War Museum and the International Peace Bureau, has been held at the Imperial

Won't take yes for an answer

US president Barack Obama has rejected new concessions from Iran over its nuclear programme, instead demanding a tightening of economic and financial sanctions, leading to growing fears of confront


The conversation was starting to go round in circles, so I stopped responding and just acknowledged what the officer was saying. I gripped the phone tightly.

Campaign Profile: 38 Degrees

38 Degrees started in May 2009, named after the angle at which an avalanche occurs.

Activism and... Coalitions

Sometimes I’ve been working with people, friends, who have very different ideas.