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US-Iran Sparks fly at Second PrepCom

The recent meeting of the Second Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in Geneva was notable for an increasingly public conflict b

Rejecting US aid

In April the Croatian Multimedia Institute announced that they had reached a decision to end a contract through which they were granted US$100,000 by the US government for their work on th

Victory for whom?

Over the past seven years, Voices in the Wilderness has been a nonviolent campaign to end the economic sanctions against the people of Iraq.

170+ arrested at Trident base

On 22 April, between 600 and 700 anti-nuclear protesters converged on Faslane Naval Base - home to Britain's Trident nuclear submarine fleet -for the “Really Big Blockade”.

Peace prisoners

Arrested for peace! Iraq war resistance (plus the usual suspects...)


Ethiopia risks mass starvation

In December 2002, the Ethiopian government requested 1.4 million tons of food aid to avoid the possibility of another mass starvation throughout the country.

AIDS in Africa

According to a 2002 United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report, “By far the worst-affected region, sub-Saharan Africa is now home to 29.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS.

Protest against FGM

While the world noted the international day against female genital mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, African women are making their own stand against the practice.

Ten million stand up for peace

The demonstrations of 15 February are a milestone for peace. Never before have so many people taken to the streets to protest against war.

Navy drops 200,000 pounds of bombs on Viques

The US navy recently completed its latest round of bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.