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And they call it peace

In August, PN learned for the first time of PUMA Peace, one of the sponsors of the World Peace Festival 2011, which took place 20-27 August in Berlin (no one invited us!).


In Ireland, the Rossport Solidarity Camp has had a busy summer, with regular blockades of Shell’s efforts to complete the next section of their Corrib Gas Project.

It was 20 years ago today...

PN talks with Dave Morris and Helen Steel about sustaining long-term campaigns, making visible the links between different issues - and about the current struggle against corporate and state power, and for the freedom to protest.


Greg Muttitt, Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

Bodley Head, 2011; 464pp; £14.99, available from JNV for £12.50 incl. p&p. Send cheque, made payable to “JNV” to: JNV, 29 Gensing Rd, TN38 0HE


Result 3

According to a recently leaked CBI memo, minister for the cabinet office Francis Maude told the Confederation of British Industry that there would not be wholesale privatisation because: “The gover

Solomon Hughes, 'War on Terror, Inc: Corporate profiteering from the politics of fear'

Verso, 2008; ISBN 978-1-84467-123-6; 276pp, £16.99


Jeremy Scahill, 'Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army'

Serpent's Tail, 2007; ISBN 978 1 84668 630 6; £12.99, 452pp


Christian Miller, 'Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost lives, and Corporate Greed in America'

Little, Brown & Co 2006; ISBN 0 316 16627 8; £17.99


Reflections on Rossport

Last year myself and filmmaker Mayyasa Al-Malazi spent several weeks interviewing and filming people involved in the Shell to Sea campaign, including the Rossport Solidarity Camp, in the r

Shopping for peace

The big shopping splurge of the year is upon us. Are we buying war and injustice for gifts and ourselves? It is time to consider the implications of our shopping habits.