|This issue of Peace & Justice News is the first to be published on the new quarterly basis. It is perhaps appropriate, then, that the pieces in this issue cover a wide range of the most topical current affairs of the past months – situations that are certain to be just as relevant in January as they are to be in March.
Brian Larkin’s editorial highlights the threat of nuclear warfare in the twenty first century – one defined by jingoistic egos hitherto prevented from access to nuclear codes. Federico Marchiolli’s feature story both reminds us of the context, and brings us up to date with, the Rohingya crisis. Lochlann’s feature story insists on the importance of recognising the role of western democracies in the Yemen crisis.
This issue’s Book Reviews, while focussing on radically different problems, are testament to the role that silencing plays in oppression. Emma Davis’s review of Men Explain Things to Me maintains the importance of intersectionality in feminism – encouraging marginalised groups to co-operate with, rather than exclude, each other in their discourses. Lochlann’s review of Drone Theory shows covertness is essential to the success of armed drones.
Centre News has great news about the Origami Cranes project, as well as updates on our upcoming exhibition, our Co-operative Games Programme, and White Poppies distribution. In News From Around the Movements, we have a comprehensive report from Janet Fenton reporting from Oslo on ICAN, and an important development in efforts to advance divestment from nuclear weapons.
|We are very happy to include two substantial pieces from Janet Fenton and Robert Koehler, which offer different perspectives on ICAN’s work with nuclear disarmament.
As ever, we thank you for your readership and hope that you enjoy the issue!