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Rai, Milan

Bullies no more

On 20 April, author Maya Anne Evans and PN editor Milan Rai were called to stand trial at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court, London, for “contempt of court”.

Slavery, rebellion, abolition

A myth is being created. The myth of William Wilberforce, the great white liberator, as perpetuated by Amazing Grace, the Hollywood version of the abolition of the slave trade.

Vital interests

What is Trident for?

Editorial

Yes, we are facing daunting threats (as Noam Chomsky points out in his interview).

Iraq: polls suggest growing discontent

A number of polls have been conducted in Iraq to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion, demonstrating enormous and growing hostility to the occupation.

Blaming Iran

As US troops begin their “surge” into Baghdad, the Bush administration is preparing a scapegoat for the failure of this latest escalation: Iran.

Noam Chomsky, 'Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy'

Metropolitan Books 2006; ISBN 0 80507 912 2; 320pp; £16.99

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The cartoon wars

The crisis over the Muhammad cartoons is not, despite appearances, primarily about free speech, or the prohibition on depicting the Prophet.

Mike Davis, 'The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu'

New Press, 2005. ISBN 1 59558 011 5; 210pp; £12.99

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Andrew Murray and Lindsey German , 'Stop the War: The story of Britain's biggest mass movement'

Bookmarks, 2005; ISBN 1 905192 00 2; 276pp; £15.99

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