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Issue 2479 | November 2006

Fairford: jury fails to convict again

On 11 October Phil Pritchard and Toby Olditch - the B52 Two - walked out of Bristol Crown Court after the jury failed to reach a conclusive verdict in their case for conspiracy to damage US

Sacking parliament

As more observant readers will have noticed, parliament was not sacked on 9 October.

Trident missile hits Taunton town centre

On Saturday 7 October, a full sized replica Trident missile found its way onto the streets of Taunton.

1300+ days of occupation

With the Lancet report suggesting more than 600,000 invasion related Iraqi deaths since 2003, and with the British military publicly wavering, there's no time like the present for refocusin

Two days of action at USAF base

On 1 October, 200 people descended on USAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. The airbase is believed to be home to around 110 US nuclear weapons of vital strategic importance to the US military.

Introducing action on climate ...

Speaking in 1994 on the likely global conflict trends for the next 30 years, Professor Paul Rogers of the Bradford Peace Studies Department was astute to recognise the relationship between

Gaining momentum

The one-day strategy conference, organised by Barbed Wire Britain (BWB), an Oxford based network advocating an end to refugee and migrant detention, was held on 14 October at London's Human

Founding principles

Frances Laing talks to Joan Meredith, founder member of Trident Ploughshares, following her arrest at Faslane 365 in October.

Act local!

The buildings, which we have come to know as “the theatre”, are among the earliest ever built in Dalston Lane and are listed by Hackney Council as having special character and interest.

North Korea's nuclear fart

It might have been described in North Korea as a “happy” test, but North Korea's nuclear explosion on 9 October was deeply sad.

The veil vs citizenship

In the controversy over the veil sparked by Jack Straw, there is one thing that is ignored both by his supporters and his detractors: “The veil” (singular) is not a dress code rooted in cul

Campaign conundrums, beloved leaders, and cuddly anarchists

Here's a quiz: who said this?

Adam Curle: 1916-2006

Adam Curle, founding Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University, was born on 4 July 1916, into a family of thinkers.