Robert Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of 'Why Violence?' His email address is flametree@riseup.net and his website is at http://robertjburrowes.wordpress.com

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… »

27.11.2014

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics are commonly used by law enforcement agencies in big protests… »

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… »

28.10.2014

Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong

Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong

The United Nations has just issued a report, ‘Why Children’s Protection from Violence should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda’.  This is a worthy ideal.  Unfortunately, the UN Report does not identify the fundamental cause of violence. Hence, its recommendations, which obviously… »

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