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25.04.2017

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

By Baher Kamal It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See… »

27.03.2017

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

On Monday 27th of March, negotiations start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.  It is expected that over 100 countries will participate in the drafting process.  Campaigners from the ban treaty network, ICAN (of which Pressenza is partner organisation), gathered on the 25th and 26th to plan their… »

01.03.2017

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than… »

17.12.2016

Australia’s No to Prohibit-Nukes Resolution Triggers Debate

Australia’s No to Prohibit-Nukes Resolution Triggers Debate

By Neena Bhandari As the curtain falls on 2016, the year that marked the fifth anniversary of Fukushima and the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disasters, sending a sombre reminder of the devastating humanitarian and environmental consequences of these weapons of mass destruction, the resolve to free the world of… »

24.11.2016

Seeking the True Path

Seeking the True Path

One of the more subtle manifestations of the intimate link between (unconscious) human emotions and behaviour is illustrated by the simple concept of choice and how this is so often reduced to a dichotomy between two bad options. In such circumstances, most people choose whatever… »

10.11.2016

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess  the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

IPAN – Independent and Peaceful Australia Network US President-elect, Donald Trump, has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role for allies in South East Asia and the Pacific. He has urged these allies to take responsibility for their own defences. »

01.10.2016

Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

By MARILYN WARING 27 September 2016 for openDemocracy If you were growing up in New Zealand and Australia post World War II, there’s a chance you knew about the United States using the Marshall Islands as a nuclear testing site from 1947 until 1962. In an agreement signed with the… »

10.08.2016

A nonviolent strategy to end war

A nonviolent strategy to end war

There is a long history of anti-war and peace activism. Much of this activism has focused on ending a particular war. Some of this activism has been directed at ending a particular aspect of war, such as the use of a type of weapon. Some of it has aimed to… »

27.07.2016

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

  Two of the drivers of world affairs that manifest in the daily decisions that affect our lives are ideology and religion.  Ideology is the term widely used to describe the underlying set of values, myths, ideas, attitudes, beliefs and doctrine that shape the behavioral approach to political, economic, social,… »

13.07.2016

The Delusion ‘I Am Not Responsible’

The Delusion ‘I Am Not Responsible’

One of the many interesting details to be learned by understanding human psychology is how a person’s unconscious fear works in a myriad of ways to make them believe that they bear no responsibility for a particular problem. This psychological dysfunctionality cripples a substantial portion of the human population in… »

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