Anti-imperialism: what’s in a name?
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?
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
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
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

Who rules space, rules earth
Dave Webb explains the rationale of star wars.

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

Warming up for a new arms race
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
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?
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
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.