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International Solidarity

Jo Wilding, 'Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a Circus to the Children of Iraq'

New Internationalist 2006; ISBN 1 904456 48 0; £8.99.

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Rainbow Warrior in relief effort

Greenpeace reported in mid August that they had delivered more than 75 tons of essential medical supplies to Lebanon by sea, following a joint operation between the international environmen

Business as usual

One form of control commonly used by the Israeli military is to carry out night-time raids on people's homes, dragging away family members - often for little or no reason.

From Brighton to Beirut - taking action against war

The events in the Middle East during July and August resulted in a flurry of activity back here in Britain, with people from Brighton to Glasgow taking action to “bring the war home”.

The good news

As the crisis in Palestine deepens, civil society groups in the UK have been drawing attention to the plight of the Palestinian people...using somewhat differing methods.

Time to go home

It is now almost 40 years since the Chagos islanders were secretly thrown off their Britishowned* islands to make way for a US military base.

No apology needed

Norman Kember, the British pacifist released after being imprisoned in Iraq for almost four months, has returned home to face a predictable lack of understanding of his pacifist stance - just as hi

Burma: calls for calm as student activist murdered

On 17 March, student activist and former political prisoner Thet Naing Oo was allegedly beaten to death on the streets of Rangoon by police, firefighters and members of the Union and Solida

"International support means a huge amount to us"

In 2006, the G8 will meet in Russia for the first time.

The quest to divest

The movement for ethical investment met with success as the Church of England decided in February to pull its #2.2 million shares from the construction equipment company Caterpillar.