Standing to attention – but how attentive to locals’ needs are UN peacekeepers?

How not to build peace

UN peacekeeping is big business, but is it achieving its aims? asks Louisa Waugh.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Control Arms under a Creative Commons Licence.

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

The language of peacekeeping

The importance of communication should not be underestimated, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Cause for hope? The end to Colombia’s 50-year civil war may hasten an end to forced disappearances like those denounced above by a woman in Medellín in September.

Is the FARC peace deal something to celebrate?

Jonathan Glennie considers the implications of a historical handshake.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Japan's drift away from pacifism

Japan's drift away from pacifism

Increased defence spending is just one sign that the country is pulling away from its pacifist moorings, writes Tina Burrett.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Jeju Island’s beauty is
threatened by a new
naval base.

Defending Korea’s peace island

South Korean villagers are campaigning to keep a military base off the pristine Jeju island, reports Chloe Simons.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Girls from Asciana NGO in Kabul exercise hard-won rights of self-expression and participation. But can these be protected in any deal with the Taliban?

Is talking to the Taliban a betrayal of Afghanistan’s women?

Orzala Ashraf and Michael Semple, both passionate workers for peace, have very differing points of view. Comment on our debate.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
Speaking truth to power: a protester makes her point before being bundled out of a US Senate hearing on the Iraq war.

Talking warheads

What are the West’s weapons actually for? asks Paul Rogers.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Climate change denial May, 2011
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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