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Issue 2478 | October 2006

Publications' public funding, contentious consumption, and Catholic chutzpah

Once upon a time there were far more political bookshops around the country than the handful left today, including several right in the heart of central London's bookselling zone around Cha

A "force for good"?

“Is peace for wimps, whereas real governments sell weapons?” So asked George Monbiot recently in The Guardian.

Four wheels bad ... two wheels good

Phil Reardon (PN obit July/August) was a gem of a bloke “very much in the William Morris News From Nowhere tradition” as Howard Clark put it and his wonderfully inventive tract on

Campaign Profile: Campaign against Climate Change (CACC)

Established: The campaign was founded in 2001 by Phil Thornhill as a response to the growing urgency of climate change action.

Bringing the war to the factory floor

The recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza and Lebanon has been conducted with the help of weaponry made in Brighton.

Women's "quiet revolution"

A quiet revolution took place at the Avery Hill campus of Greenwich University from 7 to 12 September, as the UK section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) ho

A month of action against war and occupation

On 8 November 2004, the US -- with British assistance -- launched a massive assault against the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

"I need to be able to look my grand-children in the eyes"

These days the Faslane machine, as far as can be seen from the outside, goes on as normal.

Faith in Trident?

The campaign to stop the next generation of nuclear weapons has received a lot of support - in particular from faith communities.

"It's pretty obvious what's going on here"

In August 2002, the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston outlined a raft of new facilities it wanted to build over the coming years.

Evictions and birthdays for UK road protest sites

For several years campaigners have been working to protect the ancient Sussex woodland at Titnore, just outside Worthing, as a proposed 875 new homes and associated road-widening scheme thr

Pushing the debate

Hard on the heels of the great victory at the TUC -- an overwhelming vote in support of an RMT resolution against replacing Trident -- the issue has, however, been kept off the agenda at th

Fairforders free for now

On 15 September, Margaret Jones and Paul Millings criminal damage trial at Bristol Crown Court came to an end after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

Unarmed resistance in Nepal

I was in Kathmandu on the eve of the final show down this April between the king and the huge and inspiring pro-democracy movement. And I wasn't sure if I wanted to be.

Resources and further info

  • Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy: Regularly updated information and briefings available at http://www.acronym.or

London's lone protesters aim for mass impact

Stupid, repressive laws require creative and surreal responses.