Vol.29, No.2: April-June 2013
Northern Mali: War Returns to the Sahara
The Djingareiber mosque in Timbuktu. In earlier centuries, the city was famous for its wealth and scholarship. During the Islamist occupation of the city in 2012-13, residents safeguarded cultural objects, including centuries-old manuscripts, by burying them in the desert—a practice which had been followed during previous invasions and wars.
Foreign states have always found it difficult to control the sparsely-inhabited expanses of the Sahara. In this issue’s The Crisis in Mali, Martin Klein gives the historical background.
Also in this issue
Idle No More
An indigenous, grassroots movement was the big political story across Canada this winter. Lyn Adamson examines Idle No More’s nonviolent strategies and philosophy.
Will Russia Put Missiles on Rails?
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union had long range ballistic missiles which moved around the country by rail, all the better to avoid detection. Now Russia is planning to do the same, writes Metta Spencer.
Shirley Farlinger 1930-2012
Shirley Farlinger, a longtime contributor and friend of Peace Magazine, died on the morning of 18 December in Toronto. You can read Phyllis Creighton’s appreciation of Shirley here.
A list of Shirley’s Peace Magazine articles can be found here.
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