Oceania

04.06.2015

MARSHALL ISLANDS: Advocate for nuclear test victims honoured in Taiwan

MARSHALL ISLANDS: Advocate for nuclear test victims honoured in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Marshall Islands Journal/ Marianas Variety/ Radio Australia/ Pacific Media Watch): Nineteen years after her death from cancer, Marshall Islander Darlene Keju is being honored in Taiwan this week with the Global Love of Lives award from a Taipei non-profit foundation. The Chou Ta-Kuan Educational and Cultural Foundation is… »

20.05.2015

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

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

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

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

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… »

08.04.2015

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship “Titan… Earth”

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship “Titan… Earth”

On 15 April 1912, the Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The large and unnecessary death toll – more than 1,500 passengers and crew – was the result of many factors. »

30.03.2015

‘It is heart breaking to see the extraordinary scale of devastation’ of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

‘It is heart breaking to see the extraordinary scale of devastation’ of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Human Wrongs Watch 30 March 2015 – Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturda [28 March 2015], warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts… »

03.03.2015

Grid-connected wave power supplying Australia

Grid-connected wave power supplying Australia

Myles Gough writing on the Science Alert website has detailed the launch of Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy’s wave power generating project where energy is continuously produced and the device can also supply zero-emission desalinated water.  The boast is that this is a world’s first grid-connected wave power station and… »

25.02.2015

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Have you ever noticed your own inclination, or that of other people, to believe what you/they are told by someone seen to be in authority? For example, did you know that there is overwhelming scientific evidence that the 911 destruction of the World Trade Center buildings 5, 6 and 7… »

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