War

Chilcot inquiry: don’t mention the oil August 2016

The Chilcot inquiry kept the oil industry and private interests free from scrutiny. Greg Muttitt and David Whyte report

Are nuclear weapons being transported through your town? June 2016

Ahead of a series of public meetings, Matt Hawkins calls on local communities to join the disarmament movement

Arms fair protesters put weapons industry on trial April 2016

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

If I had a hammer… April 2016

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

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Trident February 2016

'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'

Rebuilding Kobanê January 2016

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

Paris attacks and the climate summit: we can and must become stronger from this November 2015

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

The one thing that won’t stop terror is more war November 2015

Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns – we need a different approach

Before you go to Calais… How to make your help for refugees effective September 2015

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

Retelling Alice’s story: how an anti-war feminist was framed for murder August 2015

Kitty Webster talks to author Sheila Rowbotham about a new edition of her play on the anti-war feminist Alice Wheeldon

Disarming DSEI August 2015

Andrew Smith writes about the campaign against London’s biennial arms fair and ending the worldwide arms trade

A tiny nation’s big challenge to Trident April 2015

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

Militarising Communities: The Armed Forces Community Covenant August 2014

Vron Ware reports on how the Armed Forced Community Covenant is a crucial part of the creeping militarisation of UK society

We can’t just tweet in the face of genocide August 2014

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

Resisting the UK’s political and military support for Israel August 2014

Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel

Guerrilla woolfare July 2014

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

Our lives are militarised June 2014

The PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events is examined by Sam Walton in a new Quaker Peace & Social Witness briefing.

Summer anti­war events and exhibitions June 2014

The radical centenary of the first world war will include actions, films and workshops

Putting the arms industry on trial June 2014

Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK

Shirkers and conchies: how governments tried to silence WWI resisters June 2014

Peace activists faced enemy treatment but left a legacy of perserverance, writes Tim Gee

The path of peace June 2014

More than a tactic, nonviolence is a philosophy for transformation, writes Satish Kumar

Lest we forget June 2014

Thousands of Britons opposed and struggled against the first world war. Adam Hochschild celebrates their memory

Drone wars November 2013

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

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about war November 2013

'The thing we should know by now is that unpicking their motives doesn’t really help to demolish their case'

February 15, 2003: The day the world said no to war February 2013

Phyllis Bennis argues that while the day of mass protest did not stop the war, it did change history

That Cuba feeling October 2012

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

Iran in the crosshairs again March 2012

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

Breaking the silence October 2011

Michael Pooler discovers how former IDF soldiers are opening up about life in the occupied territories.

‘War is a racket’: Lessons of 9/11 September 2011

Ross Eventon discusses the shortcomings of media comment on the last decade of US empire

Libya: Here we go again June 2011

John Hilary questions Nato’s claims of ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Libya

A vicarious potency April 2011

In the case of Libya, liberal interventionists ignore the history of imperialism and the realities of power, writes Mike Marqusee

Libyan Developments: interview with Gilbert Achcar March 2011

Gilbert Archar interviewed by Stephen R. Shalom about the situation in Libya.

Libya: war is not the answer March 2011

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.

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about militarism August 2010

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

Breaking rank January 2010

Tim Hunt speaks to Clare Glenton, wife of Joe Glenton, the British soldier facing court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan

A farewell to arms exports November 2009

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

Direct action not inaction October 2009

Andrew Beckett of Smash EDO says Milan Rai's criticism of direct action campaigns misses the point

Disarming the arms makers October 2009

Milan Rai looks at the growth of local campaigns against arms manufacturers

Basically… December 2008

Jaimie Grant meets with veteran peace campaigner Lindis Percy to discuss the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases

Why won’t Nato die? November 2008

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 […]

Attack Iran? Yes they can August 2008

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

Waiting for the barbarians April 2008

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

School’s out for troops out March 2008

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-imperialism: what’s in a name? January 2008

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

Rapture-ready? March 2007

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

Nukes for all November 2006

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

Silence of the hawks February 2004

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

Space cowboys February 2004

If the missile defence programme goes to plan, the US will be free to act wherever and whenever it wants, writes Paul Rogers

Who rules space, rules earth February 2004

Dave Webb explains the rationale of star wars.

Warming up for a new arms race February 2004

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

Keeping alive this historic opportunity for peace January 2004

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.

What now for Stop the War? 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.

British State Terror July 2003

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.






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