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Speck, Andreas

Masha Gessen & Joseph Huff-Hannon, Gay Propaganda. Russian Love Stories

OR Books, 2014; 224pp; £11. Available for purchase online through the OR books website.

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Maikel continues hunger strike

Egyptian pacifist and blogger continues fast.

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Support conscientious objectors in Israel - Get involved in War Resisters' International's campaign for 15 May (International Conscientious Objectors' Day)

International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2003 focuses on solidarity with conscientious objectors in Israel, and nonviolent resistance against the Israeli occupation. Andreas Speck, WRI's CO Campaign Worker, explains why.

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"Reality is realised in our time through the ideal, only through the ideal."

Visions - a difficult topic during times of war and of increased militarisation and marginalisation of peace activists, but perhaps then, even more important.

Police and protesters a nonviolent "arms race"?

"A group of eight activists blockaded the entrance to AWE Aldermaston this morning at 6.45am. Using steel lock-on tubes the group have completely blocked the road.

Celebrate, for now

Good news for a change from Turkey: on 9 March, gay Turkish conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan was unexpectedly released from the military prison in Sivas, following an order by the Milit

A young movement in search of direction

In March 2003 an international conference on conscientious objection to military service, taking place in Seoul, attracted more than 400 participants over two days.

Human right v Anti-militarist action

Andreas: When I became a total objector in Germany in the mid-80s, I saw my objection as an act of civil disobedience against militarism, or, more specifically, against th

Strasbourg – The organiser's viewpoint

After several meetings, including one at the European Social Forum in Malmö, Sweden in September last year, the International Coordination Committee No-to-NATO 2009 (ICC) was officially fo

EU intervention in Congo: a milestone on the way to a military Europe?

Disguised as a “humanitarian intervention” and giving “support to building democracy”, the sec ond major EU military intervention in Congo began this June.