Oceania

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… »

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… »

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