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19.02.2015

We Will Not Cease, or, “Lest We Forget”

We Will Not Cease, or, “Lest We Forget”

Lest We Forget, a phrase in the poem “Recessional,” by Rudyard Kipling, is the reason we engage in this memory, suggested by Vonnie Boston* following her attendance over last weekend’s (14 – 15 February 2015) conference on, “Bringing-spreading the Light” at a special centre – Tauhara Conference Space and Retreat… »

13.02.2015

A gaping wound in the heart of West Papua

A gaping wound in the heart of West Papua

Free West Papua – a campaign A photo the Indonesian government does not want you to see, above, title: “The Recklessness of Extractive Mining Industries: the Sanctity and Beauty of this Sacred Mountain is gone forever… let us stand tall to stop this genocide”. The Grasberg Mine, owned by US… »

11.02.2015

Terrorism: Ultimate Weapon of the Global Elite

Terrorism: Ultimate Weapon of the Global Elite

The usual definition of a ‘terrorist’ is simple: a person who uses violence in the pursuit of a political objective. By this definition, the two major categories of terrorist are those political leaders who perpetrate state terror by attacking other countries (ranging from launching a war, perhaps following a false… »

06.02.2015

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott may be deposed after party revolt

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott may be deposed after party revolt

Liberal MP who wants change in leadership says knighthood for Prince Philip was ‘the final proof’ of prime minister’s disconnection with the people Newsflash from: Nuke news – Australian politics special  – Christina Macpherson I feel sorry for Australia’s TV comedian Sean Micallef. How can he possibly compete with what is going on… »

30.01.2015

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why do human beings fear love? That is, why do we fear loving ourselves and others, and why do we fear being fully loved ourselves? Robert J. Burrowes If someone does not receive what they need emotionally as a child, their capacity to give will be limited accordingly. The less… »

29.01.2015

The Marshall Islands versus the world’s Nuclear Weapons States

The Marshall Islands versus the world’s Nuclear Weapons States

The historic US nuclear testing site is taking its case for disarmament to the International Court of Justice. Peter Weiss January 26, 2015 The Baker nuclear test, part of Operation Crossroads, on Bikini Atoll in the Marshalls Islands, July 25, 1946. (US Army) Before “Bikini” became the name… »

14.01.2015

The importance of being angry

The importance of being angry

Unfortunately, in many circles, anger has a bad reputation. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that we are scared when people are angry at us, so we try to scare people, especially children, out of being angry. By doing this, we hope to escape responsibility for our… »

28.11.2014

Future Festival: Not so far, not so close

Future Festival: Not so far, not so close

Text and Photographs: Daniela Quinteros Rosas A great variety of instruments from different nations united in Sydney (Australia) gave the tone to an abstract harmony that was transformed into a music festival in one of the most multi cultural cities of the world. Passion and intensity alienated every linguist difference… »

19.11.2014

Brisbane: A show of Western weakness

Brisbane: A show of Western weakness

No matter what you may think of Putin and Russia this is simply not the way international politics should be conducted, particularly not at the personal level. If it wasn’t an offence to children, one would aptly characterise it as childish behaviour.  By Jan Oberg Cartoon by Australian… »

12.11.2014

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu, Clinton, Kissinger

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu, Clinton, Kissinger

Several years ago, someone said to me: ‘The victim wouldn’t have it any other way.’ When I first heard this comment, it made no sense to me, largely because I had never appreciated being a victim of violence when I was a child. However, I have since spent considerable time… »

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