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Comment and Analysis

Sharon victory: what next?

With the election in Israel of the hardline former General, Ariel Sharon, Beate Zilversmidt and Adam Keller provide post-election analysis of what went wrong for Barak and what the future may hold for the peace process.

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Bring on the bulldozers!

Nonviolent revolution? Perhaps not, but certainly one of the biggest nonviolent grassroots movements to contribute to radical political change. Ippy met the OTPOR activists from Serbia.

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The wonders of the night sky

The US and its allies plan to dominate space militarily and ensure the primacy of western economic and social values. Bruce Gagnon urges us to work to prevent a new arms race now, before it is too late.

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Walking away with it

Former US Presidential candidate David McReynolds gives us his assessment of what to expect from Bush: the next generation.

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Economies of militarism: making the links

When we made the decision to put this issue of Peace News together we did so because we knew that many of the issues being tackled by the so-called new breed of anti-globalisation activists are directly and undeniably linked with militarism. But that in many ways the international peace movement has been quite slow and ineffective at making those links visible. This issue of Peace News is one attempt to further expose and highlight those links.

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Editorial: Don't sit on the fence!

The Israeli-Palestinian crisis, or rather the war (lets call it what it actually is), has not been taking place between two sides who are equally to blame, as you could be fooled into thinking by the mass media, and even by some peace activists. To claim that there is an equal power relationship between the state of Israel and the Palestinian Authority is a lie which must be challenged.

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What happened to the promise?

Landscape of Memory, a set of videos produced by a coalition of Southern African film-makers and reviewed in PN 2440, covers the different ways that people have found to deal with the great traumas that have been visited on the region through war, apartheid and repression. The Namibian video, Nda Mona (I Have Seen), discusses the difficult and doubly painful issues raised when the repression comes from your comrades, your "own side". The director, Richard Pakleppa, talked to Lorna Richardson.

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Legitimising war

It is an oft-repeated question: does reform undermine revolution, or can they co-exist? In semi-response to George Farebrothers article The Law v Nuclear Weapons (PN 2440) Janet Kilburn argues "probably not".

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