Oceania

24.10.2015

Philippines: Lumad people under threat by Australia’s Xstrata Copper company

Philippines: Lumad people under threat by Australia’s Xstrata Copper company

I live in the Philippines and am of the indigenous people, the Lumad. We have a proud culture and self-reliant communities in the lush forests, clear waters, and rugged mountain ranges of the island of Mindanao. But in my community, large-scale mining interests are sowing fear and violence. Not only… »

14.10.2015

Climate-change controversy – fuel to the fire

Climate-change controversy – fuel to the fire

“Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate”, is the headline in a PerthNow article, reported by Miranda Devine (October 4, 2015). A footnote says that Dr David Evans “has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.” The reporter concludes that the mathematical… »

09.10.2015

Australia: letter to Julie Bishop on nuclear disarmament

Australia: letter to Julie Bishop on nuclear disarmament

PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT HUMAN SURVIVAL PROJECT ATTN JULIE BISHOP, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS CC: TANYA PLIBERSEK; ANTHONY ALBANESE;  SENATOR… »

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… »

16.09.2015

Tackling apathy and disempowerment besetting democracies

Tackling apathy and disempowerment besetting democracies

A charismatic Hindi language academic Dr. Kumar Vishwas is a key mover in a dashing new political approach appealing particularly to the future generation in India. Combined with the youth driven Occupy movements which have blossomed around the planet in recent years, this new style may well provide the spark… »

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,… »

28.08.2015

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

From: iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand Greetings all, It’s been an interesting week here, and today we got a clear statement from the Labour and Green Party Disarmament Spokespersons that their parties – the two largest opposition parties here – now support New Zealand talking a leading role in negotiations… »

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… »

18.08.2015

New Zealand conference: Mind Body Self

New Zealand conference: Mind Body Self

A cornucopia of wisdom from classical philosophy to third eye awakening set minds abuzz in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, last month thanks to Assoc. Prof. Jay Shaw, a “unique treasure” as all concurred, re the inspiration behind the gathering. By attendee Vonnie Boston The distinguished thinker at the city’s Victoria… »

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