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War and peace

War dead

John Tirman, executive director of the Center for International Studies at MIT commissioned what is generally known as the 2006 Lancet Study, which found 655,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the 2003 US/UK invasion and subsequent occupation. Tirman spoke to Peace News about his new book "The Death of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars".


Editorial: The trauma of “justified” killing

Is there a "universal human phobia" against killing?


S Brian Willson, Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

PM Press, 2011; 500pp; £14.99


Action is all

Ciaron O'Reilly, London

ImageAt the Catholic Worker we have a theory.

Christian pacifism

Jehovian Wormleighton, Northampton

ImageWe live in a world of epidemic violence.

To end all wars

American writer and activist Adam Hochschild has produced a series of remarkable books: on rubber slavery in the Congo (King Leopoldís Ghost), Stalinist Russia (The Unquiet Ghost) and the British anti-slavery movement (Bury the Chains). Peace News caught up with him this November to talk about his latest book, To End All Wars, a history of the First World War with a difference.


Fredrik S Heffermehl, The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted

Praeger 2010; 239pp; £23.70


More lost by the second

Kathy Kelly on courtyard life and courtyard death in Pakistan and Afghanistan


Listen up!

On 21 September, there will be a seventh Global Day of Listening for the entire 24 hours (GMT).

Afghanistan: no time-table, no peace

Though barely reported in the mainstream press, evidence continues to mount that US, not Taliban, intransigence is the real barrier to a peace deal to end the war in Afghanistan.