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Interview

Climate prisoner

On 4 August, the first day of Climate Camp, Paul Morozzo, 41, was one of five environmental activists to publicly defy bail conditions banning him from attending the camp, knowing this cou

Challenging nonviolence - part 1

Over the last few years there has been a growing critique in the West of committed nonviolence (see the G8 article on the Wales page).

The quiet war

In 1998, Denis Halliday, the then Chief UN relief co-ordinator for Iraq, resigned his post in protest at the impact of continued economic sanctions on the civilian population. Kathy Kelly is a veteran US peace campaigner, currently best known for her role as joint co-ordinator of the sanctions-busting group Voices in the Wilderness (US). In July both visited Britain to speak at the "Re-energise" anti-sanctions conference held in London. Peace News caught up with them for a chat.

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"I wanted to be Petra Kelly"

KM:How do themes of peace, justice and environment come to be at the centre of your political life?

Taking control

PN: Looking over the postwar period in Britain, is there one experience that stands out as an inspiring advance towards workers' control and industrial democracy?

A voice from the horizon

We are all older women here [at Brukman, an occupied textile factory], almost all of us are over 40, and our only source of employment is this factory.

That sinking feeling

PN: Tell us a bit about yourself: your background and how you got interested in climate change issues?

Iraq – Sanctions

  • PN: In February 2000, after more than 30 years of working for the UN you resigned to protest the sanctions on Iraq. Why?

RAWA

Established in 1977, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) is an independent women’s organisation fighting for human rights and social justice in Afghanistan.

Keith McHenry

PN interviews the legendary co-founder of Food Not Bombs

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