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Arab spring

Don't arrack Syria

New CIA files show US supported Iraqi chemical warfare against Iran


Rami Zurayk, Food, Farming and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring

Just World Books, 2012; 250pp; £14


Avaaz in Syria

Ian Sinclair, London

ImageThe May 2012 Peace News editorial on Syria (PN 2545) argued ‘we

Bahrain continues to rise

Despite a widespread security clampdown (see PN 2543) around the anniversary of last year’s 14 February nonviolent uprising, Bahrainis continue to struggle for democracy with demonstrations and an open-ended hunger strike.


Paul Mason, Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Verso, 2012; 237pp; £12.99


Maikel is free!

Egyptian pacifist Maikel Nabil Sanad has finally been released by the military authorities.

Free Maikel

Egyptian pacifist now in sixth month of hunger strike


Maikel continues hunger strike

Egyptian pacifist and blogger continues fast.


Maikel hunger strike

On 23 August, Maikel Nabil Sanad, the pacifist blogger sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by the new Egyptian government for “insulting the military” (see PN 2533), began a hunger strike in pro

Peace News podcast #1

Emily Johns and Gabriel Carlyle talk about Peace News, the birthday party, the Egyptian revolution, Peace News Summer Camp, and the point of doing pointless things.