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International Solidarity

Learning the ropes of peace activism

Friends of South Asia (FOSA), a California organisation working for peace between India and Pakistan, came into existence when, in December 2001, nine of us, the founding members, came to

A stone in their shoe

Peace Brigades International (PBI)'s work in conflicts around the world involves intensive interaction with the local police and military.

Free Gaza: the saga continues

The Free Gaza expeditions, designed to break the Israeli siege, have been unable to reach Gaza since November.

Festival news

Five protestors were arrested on 29 August, and charged with disrupting the performance of the internationally-acclaimed Israeli Jerusalem Quartet at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall.

Holiday news ...

Passengers hurrying into the main check-in at Edinburgh International Airport on August 22nd were greeted by an unusual sight. A massive banner proclaimed: “MEXICO...

Defending human rights

Since the Colombia Project was set up 11 years ago, Peace Brigades International has maintained a continuous presence in the regions most affected by the armed conflicts in Colombia.

Crossing lines and paths

The XVII Brigade of the Colombian Army - the brigade responsible for the killing of eight members of the peace community of San Jose' in February and another leader in November - will not r

Fighting for basic rights

On 12 October people gathered outside the Colombian embassy in London to protest in support of the strike in Colombia.

Human Rights or No Rights

Pippa Bartolotti writes about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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“Don’t look away—the siege of Gaza must end”

Kathy Kelly explains why she will be joining this summer's Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

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