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War and peace

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.

Baghdad calling

Chinese-American activist-artist Paul Chan embodies another aphorism from Robert Capa (see left): “Like the people you shoot and let them know it.” His three-part contribution to the London Barbica

A season of war

As I made my way around the upper floor of London’s Barbican Art Gallery, I gradually realised that I’d come with a preconception, an assumption which had turned out to be wildly wrong.

No longer observers

Most of us have a grand vision, but few of us dare to make our dreams reality.

PN 75: On That Day: Phil Steele

PN invited activists from around the movement to record what they were doing when Peace News turned 75.  Our birthday was on 6 June 2011.


Peace out

The world became less peaceful for the third successive year in 2010-11, according to the Global Peace Index compiled by Australia’s Institute for Economics and Peace.

Killing the patient

US officials have secretly advocated that NATO take steps to ramp-up Taliban violence and extremism in Afghanistan, a leaked document has revealed.


Break the Libya stalemate

Milan Rai examines the diplomatic record of peace initiatives over Libya.



The UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, said on 8 April that the Pentagon was refusing to allow him a private interview with Bradley Manning, held for allegedly leaking secret US militar

Mixed messages

Reports that the Obama administration is about to get serious about peace talks in Afghanistan are belied by plans for long-term bases