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The conversation was starting to go round in circles, so I stopped responding and just acknowledged what the officer was saying. I gripped the phone tightly.

At Greenbelt

Someone came up to me after the talk: “So, are you a Muslim?” I felt a little surprised. “No,” I replied, “I’m not”.

Maya Evans' diary

Through the dregs of late shoppers I could spot members of Hastings Against War loosely congregated in the pedestrian area of the town centre.

Stepping out of line

Surrounded by kit, I sit facing my friends, cheeks burning so red that they suggest I am overtired. I shake my head, avoid eye contact, unsure how to admit my feelings.

Maya Evans' diary

We all stood huddled tightly together like Emperor penguins in the Antarctic trying to benefit from each others warmth.

Maya Evans' diary

I sat motionless, glued to my chair, surrounded by many of the top human rights lawyers in the country.

Paths through utopias: Love and lepers

Most journeys require a return, unless they are fugues or escapes into exiles.

Maya Evans' diary

I met US peace activist Kathy Kelly four years ago in Chicago, an inspiring and life-changing experience.

Inside Climate Camp: How to build the world of tomorrow today

Could it really be done?

Is another world possible?

No doubt, this World Social Forum is different. Africa - Kenya & - makes its presence felt.