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War and peace

Andrew Rigby, 'Justice and Reconciliation after the Violence'

Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001. ISBN 1 55587 960 8 (paper) and ISBN 1 55587 986 1. 207 pp

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Susie Jacobs, Ruth Jacobsen and Jennifer Marchbank (eds), 'States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance'

Zed Books 2000, 246 pp. ISBN 1 85649 656 2

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Dr Rosalie Bertell, 'Planet Earth The Latest Weapon of War: A Critical Study into the Military and the Environment'

The Women's Press Ltd, 2000

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Women win prizes!

On 8 March the United Nations Development Fund for Women and International Alert awarded Women in Black, Belgrade, among others, their millennium peace prize.

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Cynthia Cockburn, 'The Space Between Us. Negotiating Gender and National Identities in Conflict'

Zed Books, 1998, 247 pp. £14.95/$25.00 (paper)

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Congo after Kabila: who holds the power?

On 16 January 2001, president Laurent-Désiré Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo was assassinated by one of his bodyguards. Was it just the action of one individual taking revenge? Or was it another step in the Central African power game, in which DR Congo is, more than ever, the keystone in the first African World War? Jan Van Criekinge reports.

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Angola: war as a way of life

Former political prisoner, Rafael Marques, argues that no matter what the revelations about the role of oil and diamonds in the Angolan war, for the majority of Angolans they will be little more than excuses used to justify the carnage. The core issue is the right of the Angolan people to live in peace.

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Legitimising war

It is an oft-repeated question: does reform undermine revolution, or can they co-exist? In semi-response to George Farebrothers article The Law v Nuclear Weapons (PN 2440) Janet Kilburn argues "probably not".

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Constanza Ardila Galvis, 'The Heart of the War in Colombia'

Latin America Bureau, 2000. ISBN 1 899365 42 7, £11.99

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Global Nonviolent peace Force: Under construction

Can the international peace movement create a nonviolent peace army in the image of Gandhis ideas of shanti sena? Building on decades of small-scale nonviolent interventions and the work of peace-teams, the Global Nonviolent Peace Force are developing ideas on a grand scale. Donna Howard explains.

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