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Issue 2460 | April 2005

Love your enemy - everyone can change: Sir Jock Stirrup

Well m'darlings, today's Easter love-your-enemy-bunny is Sir Jock Stirrup. I kid you not.

Sexist letters; sweatshops; school uniforms

In yet another delicious footnote to “the greatest corporate PR disaster in history” - as even mainstream commentators described the McLibel trial - it turns out that the leaflet criticisi

Defending "freedom"

You could be forgiven for thinking that the new Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), the result of an almost unprecedented to and fro between the Commons and Lords, is a much-watered down ve

Apple pie order

The biggest bully I knew at school joined the police force. Even at age 16 I thought this entirely logical.

Providing an example

The dismantling of the model Trident submarine in Edinburgh on 10 March (see news item on p2) was a dramatic performance in which different elements, with varying degrees of willingness, p

Bruce Kent

You've been in the peace movement a long time - what got you started?

Camp against Star Wars

There will be an international action camp against the US surveillance base in Fauske in Norway between 17 and 21 June.

Devonport disarmament camp

May is the month of the review of the NPT in New York and we are calling all those activists with a wish for social justice to join the protests in Plymouth.

It's not about plane spotting!

“The summer time is coming and the leaves are sweetly blowing” - and in Iraq the slaughter goes on. And the plundering of Iraq's resources by the occupying powers.

Greenpeace takes action for a "nuclear free future"

On Monday 15 March a shipment of US weapons grade plutonium fuel (MOX) set out on the first leg of its journey from the Areva plutonium factory in France to the US port of Charleston, Sout

Pit Stop Ploughshares judge orders retrial

After a week of presiding over the trial of the Pit Stop Ploughshares in Dublin's Four Courts, Judge Frank O'Donnell dismissed the jury after admitting that that his actions could be perce

We will not forget

A Sombre Journey

On 25 February, a group of around 200 community members, accompanied by members of Peace Brigades International and the Fellowship for Reconciliation, set out to collect an

Happy birthday!

The challenge of peace for Irish Republicans

Cessation of armed struggle has enormous significance for the IRA, who regard themselves as defenders of the 1919 Dail with a clear mission to secure Irish freedom from British colonialism

International action against the arms

On Monday 21 March, the second anniversary of the war on Iraq, activists all over the world took part in a day of direct action against the arms trade.

Through war and terror

“The two stacks of hay there had been burnt; the apricot and cherry trees he had planted and reared were broken and scorched; and, worse still, all the beehives and bees were burnt.

A Festival for Deserters in Moscow

In Russia, 23 February is traditionally the “Day of the Defenders of the Fatherland” — converted from the Soviet “Red Army Day”.

Scottish police dismantle Trident sub

Early on 11 March officers from Lothian and Borders Police dismantled a large model Trident nuclear weapon submarine which had blocked the street outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh for 14