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War and peace

Nicholson Baker, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization

(Simon & Schuster, 2009; ISBN 978 1 847393 18 0; 576pp; £9.99)

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Gregory M Reichberg, Henrik Syse and Endre Begby (eds), 'The Ethics of War: classic and contemporary readings'

Blackwell, 2006; ISBN 1405123788; 750 pp

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Robert Fisk , 'The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East'

Fourth Estate, 2005; ISBN 1 8411 5007 X; £25

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Women's "quiet revolution"

A quiet revolution took place at the Avery Hill campus of Greenwich University from 7 to 12 September, as the UK section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) ho

Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick , 'News from the Holy Land - Theory and Practice of Reporting Conflict'

Hawthorn Press 2004. Includes 48pp of teaching notes. ISBN 1 903458 54 4 / 978 1 903458 54 9

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"When there's a community that stands up for itself..."

The Peace Community of San Jose' de Apartado' consists of around 1,200 people - men, women, youths and above all children. We demand respect from the armed actors in the region of Uraba.

One more fig leaf for the state

In last month's issue of Peace News (PN2472) Eddy Canfor-Dumas made the case for a Ministry for Peace as part of the government.

Mark Evans (ed), 'Providing a framework?'

Edinburgh University Press, 2005; ISBN 0 7486 2075 3; 250 pp; £16.99

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No apology needed

Norman Kember, the British pacifist released after being imprisoned in Iraq for almost four months, has returned home to face a predictable lack of understanding of his pacifist stance - just as hi

We need a Ministry for Peace

In the UK we think education is important -- so we have a ministry for education. We think health and the environment are important -- so we have ministries for them.