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Editorial

With this issue we continue with our section on resources for developing your campaigns against war profiteers. In our last issue we presented a list of useful links for doing your research on the companies you want to campaign against. Now we move into developing your campaign. First looking at how to describe and analyse what you are campaigning against and for. And what is the change that you want to bring. The article in this newsletter is a shorter version of an article that will be included in the Handbook for Nonviolent Action that the WRI's Nonviolence Programme is working on. The aim of this handbook is to help you in your nonviolent campaigning work, with a special aim to make this resource as cross-cultural as possible collecting experience from groups working in nonviolence around the world. You can already look at the resources we have in our Wiki (http://wri-irg.org/wiki/index.php/Nonviolent_Handbook) page, where you can also give comments to articles already written or include your own resources. The handbook will have both a print and an online version, and we hope that the online version will be permanently updated through this Wiki system.

In this issue you will also find the dates for some of this year's shareholders meeting. This are good opportunities to confront directly the directors of these war profiteers, and also to get the attention of other shareholders.
So if you live close to where these meetings are taking place, please don't miss the chance to tell them in their face about their corporate crimes. In our next issue we'll be reporting back from what happened at these events. So if you took part on them, please send us your own reports

These last months came with two pieces of good news, as we report in this issue. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in the UK withdrew their shares in Reed Elsevier and Amnesty International and Handicap International in France withdrew their shares in AXA because of the companies connections with the arms trade, and the pressure from the campaigns against these war profiteers. We hope to continue with more of these good news!
Javier Gárate