The Chilcot inquiry kept the oil industry and private interests free from scrutiny. Greg Muttitt and David Whyte report
Ahead of a series of public meetings, Matt Hawkins calls on local communities to join the disarmament movement
The protesters who blockaded the DSEI arms fair should never have been on trial, writes Lisa Butler – it's the weapons trade that is in the wrong
In 1996, ten women peace activists faced ten years in prison for taking hammers to Hawk jets – but were found not guilty after arguing their crime was necessary to prevent a greater one. One of the women, Andrea Needham, tells their story in this extract from her new book
'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'
Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret report from the war-torn city of Kobanê and meet those trying to rebuild what Daesh and US bombs have destroyed
Untimely acts of war have a long history of destroying blossoming social movements. We must make the links, argues Kara Moses: oil is the common factor between terrorism and climate change
Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns – we need a different approach
Lots of people now want to help the refugees in Calais – but turning up unannounced with a van-load of stuff can do more harm than good. Kate Bradley looks at the best ways to make a difference
Kitty Webster talks to author Sheila Rowbotham about a new edition of her play on the anti-war feminist Alice Wheeldon
Andrew Smith writes about the campaign against London’s biennial arms fair and ending the worldwide arms trade
The Marshall Islands – with a population of a mere 70,000 – is taking a stand that could force a change in UK policy and ultimately benefit the whole world, writes Dan Barron
Vron Ware reports on how the Armed Forced Community Covenant is a crucial part of the creeping militarisation of UK society
Ewa Jasiewicz, activist with London Palestine Action, explains how you can join the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel's massacre and occupation
Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel
As knitter-activists plan to stretch a seven‑mile scarf between two atomic weapons plants, Cynthia Cockburn considers how women worldwide bring feminism to the fight against militarism
The PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events is examined by Sam Walton in a new Quaker Peace & Social Witness briefing.
The radical centenary of the first world war will include actions, films and workshops
Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK
Peace activists faced enemy treatment but left a legacy of perserverance, writes Tim Gee
More than a tactic, nonviolence is a philosophy for transformation, writes Satish Kumar
Thousands of Britons opposed and struggled against the first world war. Adam Hochschild celebrates their memory
Michelle Zellers spoke with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and founder of the US-based anti-war group Codepink, who was arrested in May for interrupting Barack Obama’s speech on his drone programme
'The thing we should know by now is that unpicking their motives doesn’t really help to demolish their case'
Phyllis Bennis argues that while the day of mass protest did not stop the war, it did change history
Fifty years ago this month the world came close to nuclear Armageddon. Paul Anderson looks back at the Cuban missile crisis and anti-nuclear campaigning since
Sabre rattling against Iran is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean the threat of war isn’t real. Phyllis Bennis analyses the situation in the wider Middle East
Michael Pooler discovers how former IDF soldiers are opening up about life in the occupied territories.
Ross Eventon discusses the shortcomings of media comment on the last decade of US empire
John Hilary questions Nato’s claims of ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Libya
In the case of Libya, liberal interventionists ignore the history of imperialism and the realities of power, writes Mike Marqusee
Gilbert Archar interviewed by Stephen R. Shalom about the situation in Libya.
Phyllis Bennis argues that foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.
As a young boy, I was an avid militarist, partly because I thought we were still at war with Germany for most of the 1960s
Tim Hunt speaks to Clare Glenton, wife of Joe Glenton, the British soldier facing court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan
The arms industry has changed dramatically since the end of the cold war. But British government policy, including subsidies and promotion of arms exports, hasn't. Nicholas Gilby looks at the changes and the state of the arms industry today, and considers the implications for campaigners
Andrew Beckett of Smash EDO says Milan Rai's criticism of direct action campaigns misses the point
Milan Rai looks at the growth of local campaigns against arms manufacturers
Jaimie Grant meets with veteran peace campaigner Lindis Percy to discuss the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases
The US never misses a chance to wheel out Nato and revive the old cold war narrative in modern form – the Russian intervention in Georgia after the attack on South Ossetia was only the latest excuse. Jonathan Steele explains why we are still lumbered with a wasteful and dangerous military alliance A few weeks […]
With US threats, Israeli military exercises and Iranian missile tests, it seems like a carefully choreographed build up to the next Middle East conflagration is under way. But can the US really risk a strike on Iran? Phyllis Bennis weighs up the evidence in conversation with Oscar Reyes
The so-called War on Terror has created a global bonanza for the world of commercial military suppliers, writes Solomon Hughes in this exclusive extract from his new book War on Terror, Inc
Five years on from the invasion of Iraq, Lena de Casparis sounds out the views of some of those who were at school at the time - some who joined the big anti-war protests and some who didn't
Anti-war activists have not always embraced the rhetoric of anti-imperialism. Richard Phillips examines the many meanings of that slippery term and asks whether it is still relevant in describing today's unequal and often violent world
Dear Auntie, I keep having dreams about impending nuclear holocaust. I know Hull would be an unlikely first strike target, but who knows which way the fallout might drift? Now I've just read on a US religious website that nuclear war in the Middle East is foretold in the bible. Should I be worried? Shaky Steve, Hull
Is the world on the brink of a new nuclear arms race, with North Korea's atomic bomb test marking the end of non-proliferation? John Gittings reports
Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis decry the absence of debate over the government's decision to sign Britain up to George W Bush's missile defence programme
If the missile defence programme goes to plan, the US will be free to act wherever and whenever it wants, writes Paul Rogers
Dave Webb explains the rationale of star wars.
Nicola Butler launches Red Pepper's focus on the "special military relationship" by spelling out the significance of the highly sexed-down and soon to be renewed Mutual Defence Agreement
The protests against the Bush state visit proved the anti-war movement is still massively popular and that the tactics and identity of those involved are as diverse as ever. Here, Red Pepper prints a selection of the views of those who demonstrated in November 2003.
On a busy Saturday afternoon in September in the small town of Carmarthen, West Wales, Dyfed Powys police were alerted to a suspicious looking package in a shop doorway. They quickly called in the bomb squad, who evacuated a part of the town centre for four hours to carry out a controlled explosion.
The idea that Britain promotes terrorism would be an oxymoron in the mainstream political culture. Yet state-sponsored terrorism is responsible for more deaths in more countries than the "private" terrorism practised by groups like al-Qaeda.