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

01.10.2015

Happy Birthday Gandhiji: Gandhi Jayanti, Gandhi’s Dream

Happy Birthday Gandhiji: Gandhi Jayanti, Gandhi’s Dream

On behalf of those of us who struggle to honor Gandhi’s legacy to the world, I would like to wish Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi ‘happy birthday!’ Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 and had he defied both the assassin’s bullet and the aging process, he would have been 146… »

25.09.2015

Disaster Capitalism: outsourcing violence and exploitation

Disaster Capitalism: outsourcing violence and exploitation

In his just-released book, Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe, http://www.versobooks.com/books/1985-disaster-capitalism Antony Loewenstein offers us a superb description of the diminishing power of national governments and international organisations to exercise power in the modern world as multinational corporations consolidate their control over the political and economic… »

10.09.2015

Elites want more refugees: Why?

Elites want more refugees: Why?

There is much being written about the refugee crisis in Europe at the moment but none of what I have read explains why the problem is occurring and what will need to be done for the problem to be addressed. Refugees are just one symptom of a deeper crisis. Moreover,… »

27.08.2015

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

Understanding human conflict requires us to understand human psychology. And it is only when we  understand the psychology that drives conflict that we can take intelligent steps to address it. Unfortunately, understanding the psychology of conflict is not easy and I would like to illustrate one  significant problem in this… »

12.08.2015

Nobel Peace Laureates Endorse Violence

Nobel Peace Laureates Endorse Violence

In a recent letter to US President Barack Obama twelve Nobel Peace laureates declared their support for the long history of US elite violence against Native Americans and enslaved Africans, as well as the US imperial violence around the world that has butchered tens of… »

29.07.2015

Revolting World

Revolting World

There is much that is revolting about the current world and Andre Vltchek, Christopher Black and Peter Koenig are well placed to document it, which they have done in their new book ‘The World Order and Revolution! Essays from the Resistance’. http://badak-merah.weebly.com/the-world-order-and-revolution.html… »

09.07.2015

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, racist or violent. I would like to explain why education… »

24.06.2015

Comforting a Baby is Violent

Comforting a Baby is Violent

In an article I wrote a year ago, the following words appeared: ‘If a child is crying and you comfort them, you will (presumably unintentionally) scare them out of feeling their sadness when, in fact, their crying is a functional response to something not working out as the child wanted… »

11.06.2015

Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

I have just read Andre Vltchek’s new book ‘Exposing Lies of the Empire’.http://badak-merah.weebly.com/exposing-lies-of-the-empire.htmlLet me tell you something about this book of 800 pages. Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also… »

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… »

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