Voices Troop talk: Tony Blair in Iraq in May 2003

The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument

Manmohan Singh: 'A billion people are seeking their destiny in a democracy'

From the Independence Day address by the Prime Minister of India, delivered from the Red Fort in Delhi

Letter: Anti-war conscience

Sir: A number of letters and articles in The Independent appear to be trying to discredit the anti-war left. Keith Gilmour (letter, 4 February) even suggests their policies would have caused more deaths in Iraq than those of the US/UK governments. But history shows this to be a travesty of the truth.

Booby prize

Blunkett changes law to evict Commons anti-war protester

Britain's most persistent anti-war protester yesterday shouted defiance through his megaphone at the Commons after MPs were told a new Act of Parliament will be used to outlaw his one-man demonstration.

Blunkett legislates to silence lone protester at Westminster

His home is a roll of green plastic sheeting, his possessions no more than necessary to make coffee, keep warm and roll the occasional cigarette.

Marching to a different drum

As a CD of female voices from the 'axis of evil' is released, Michael Church asks: where have all the protest songs gone?

Pro-hunting hecklers shout down PM's address

Pro-hunters disrupted Tony Blair's speech from the conference floor yesterday while up to 10,000 fellow demonstrators staged a massive show of defiance on the streets of Brighton.

Album: Steve Earle

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The island idyll and the US occupation

For six decades, the inhabitants of Okinawa have lived alongside thousands of US troops. But new plans for military expansion have provoked furious resistance. <i>David McNeill</i> reports
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Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
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The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
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Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
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Through the stories of his accusers
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Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

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Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
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Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
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When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible