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Women

Women send message: war makes it worse!

Women in Black, London group, during the run-up to the general election invited passers-by to question the candidates of all parties on their attitudes to specific issues of militarism and war.

Accidental casualties

As Peace News went to press, hundreds of protesters remained on the streets of Uzbekistan, following mid-May's unrest and subsequent massacre by government troops.

No to violence, yes to peace

On 8 March International Women's Day was marked around the world.

Women's liberation is dead, long live women's liberation!

I first got involved in women's liberation in 1970 and stayed very active for the next 20 years, including ten years as a member of the Feminism and Nonviolence Study Group.

Valerie M Hudson and Andrea M den Boer, 'Bare Branches: the security implications of Asia's surplus male population'

MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 0 262 08325 6; 400pp; price US$35

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Editorial: Are you "man" enough?

The fact that George W Bush's military record (or lack of) is of such concern to the US public (or certainly the US and international media), illustrates how militarised masculinity contin

' Terror, Counter-Terror. Women Speak Out' and ' Feminists under fire. Exchanges across War Zones'

Terror, Counter-Terror. Women Speak Out, Zed Books, 2003. ISBN 1 84277353 4. Feminists under fire. Exchanges across War Zones, Between the Lines, 2003. ISBN 1 89635778 4

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Susan Hawthorne and Bronwyn Winter (eds), 'September 11, 2001: Feminist perspectives'

Spinifex Press 2002; ISBN 1 876 75627 6, 500pp, US$19.95

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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.