Oceania

24.06.2015 Robert Burrowes

Comforting a Baby is Violent

Comforting a Baby is Violent

In an article I wrote a year ago, the following words appeared: ‘If a child is crying and you comfort them, you will (presumably unintentionally) scare them out of feeling their sadness when, in fact, their crying is a functional response to something not working out as the child wanted … »

16.06.2015 Scott Wilkie

Monsanto – the science and the un-science

Monsanto – the science and the un-science

The recent adoption of the Internet-fuelled social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc, by large swathes of humanity has been an interesting phenomena. It has exposed many a person to an ease of ‘information spread’ unknown before in society, and in a sense it is democratising information flow, definitely a good thing. »

14.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’ is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear.  … »

11.06.2015 Robert Burrowes

Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

I have just read Andre Vltchek’s new book ‘Exposing Lies of the Empire’.http://badak-merah.weebly.com/exposing-lies-of-the-empire.htmlLet me tell you something about this book of 800 pages. Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also … »

20.05.2015 Robert Burrowes

Why Elites Love Drones

Why Elites Love Drones

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ‘terrorists’. See, for example, ‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’. http://rt.com/op-edge/252705-drone-operation-us-strategy-military/ However, this analysis completely fails to understand what … »

18.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

ICAN campaign, NPT, and the humanitarian initiative

Dear Friends, [Alice Slater writes] There’s no doubt that the ICAN campaign and the humanitarian initiative which started in Norway, and then went on to Mexico and Austria has shaken things up at the NPT.   There’s a new impatience with the nuclear weapons states’ commitment to a “step by step” … »

06.05.2015 Robert Burrowes

Peace Lessons: how to reduce violence

Peace Lessons: how to reduce violence

If you are interested in learning more about the meaning of, and the relationshipsamong, direct, structural and cultural violence and how one peace studies scholar suggests we use the integrative power of nonviolence to address violence constructively, then I suggest you read the new book by historian, playwright and novelist … »

05.05.2015 Tony Henderson

Rugby or Thugby OR just May-weather perhaps…

Rugby or Thugby OR just May-weather perhaps…

I was trying to ignore, via a head in the sand approach, what I consider should have been banned years ago like fox-hunting, i.e. that boxing event last weekend.  It’s not easy though as so much of the Western world is shouting about it and someone – yes a man … »

23.04.2015 Robert Burrowes

Legacy of War

Legacy of War

As the world continues to engage in various commemorations in relation to World War I, Australia approaches the centenary anniversary of a defining event in the nation’s history: ANZAC Day. On 25 April 1915, and for many days after, Australia suffered savage losses at Gallipoli in Turkey. Sometimes when we … »

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