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Evans, Maya

Maya Evans' diary

I recently read Monica Ali’s highly-acclaimed novel Brick Lane. At first I felt drawn to the book.

Maya Evans' diary

Last month was the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Trafalgar Square to the Aldermaston nuclear weapons factory.

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

The recent media frenzy over Islamic law has produced the common reaction from non-Muslims in this country - a collective shudder and the assumption that sharia means stoning women and beh

Maya Evans' diary

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

Various, 'Not in our Name CD'

Songs for Change, 2007; £11 incl p&p http://www.stopwar.org.uk

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Maya Evans' diary

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

Maya Evans' diary

As it turned out, having a warrant for your arrest is meaningless on a Sunday.

Why I go to jail

In October 2005, Maya Anne Evans was arrested opposite the Cenotaph for reading the names of British soldiers who had died in the Iraq war. She was later convicted of participating in an "unauthorised" demonstration under the "Serious Organised Crime and Police Act" (2005). Maya has refused to pay her £200 fine, or the £100 fine she received for a similar protest a year later. At the beginning of September, Maya learned that a warrant had been issued for her arrest. She faces two 14-day prison sentences.

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Kate Evans , 'Funny Weather'

Myriad Editions; ISBN: 978 0 954930936; £6.99 www.cartoonkate.co.uk

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