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April 2017

The Shame of Killing Innocent People

On April 26th, 2017, in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging war in Yemen for the past two years dropped leaflets informing Hodeidah’s residents of an impending attack.  One leaflet read: “Our forces of legitimacy are heading to liberate Hodeidah and end the suffering of our gracious Yemeni people. […]

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Former US Congressional staffer, MIT research affiliate, discredits 2013 UN report on Ghouta chemical attack

Do not trust anyone. Assad is not responsible for the abominable chemical gas attacks in Ghouta in 2013 and in Idlib in 2017. War is an abomination. Bombs and missiles are an abomination. The US led coalition has ‘dropped’ more than 73,000 bombs and missiles on Iraq and Syria in the last three years. Gas […]

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WikiLeaks – in the face of betrayal they remain heroic

WikiLeaks Publishing is one of the world’s most remarkable organisations. It continues despite numerous attempts to shut it down. Its founder is a political prisoner. The world’s media should have been transformed by WikiLeaks courageous downloads in its taking on a world of lies. That Julian Assange remains holed up in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy, with […]

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Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan correct with how to reduce incarceration rates – “don’t build more prisons”

  In the most profound statement by a Corrective Services minister in this nation, Western Australia’s Fran Logan said there’d be no new jail for the state. He stated that a review of remand prisoners was needed to free those who pose no risk. Logan’s Government should support him because this is an authentic way […]

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Not true that Assad gassed his people but millions pay the price in a world of lies

In a world of lies, the ability to discover the truth is outstripped by the capacity to manifest deceit. All wars are an abomination and within these abominations, without fail, there are litanies of lies to further pollute the air, to turn people against people. It is a beastliness that for generations to come will […]

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Syria – millions pay the price

  The media and commentators are carrying on as if American missiles have hit Syria for the first time, as if the tragic score of casualties to US missiles and bombs are a recent first. There have been tens of thousands of casualties to ‘coalition’ strikes – most of these casualties are to American bombs. […]

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Yemeni famine but “made in the USA”

  This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby prepared a presentation for a local high school. She’ll team up with a young friend of ours, himself a refugee from Iraq, to talk about refugee crises driven by war. Sabia recently returned from Kabul where she helped document […]

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DFAT: Foreign policy – White Paper and Digital Diplomacy

Last week, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, sat down with Australia’s ambassadors from around the world, so as to discuss and develop our first Foreign Policy White Paper in fourteen years. She also stated that the White Paper would guide Australia’s foreign policy for the next ten years. However, at this point, it has generated […]

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Angry, Desperate, Rejected

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his boldest and perhaps most defining speech. It alienated liberal allies in the North and the Northern press, plus many in King’s own civil rights movement, and prompted President Johnson to withdraw King’s secret service detail. Exactly one year later, forty-nine years ago on April 4, he […]

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Lateral Violence

Lateral violence is displaced anger misdirected at one’s peers, supporters, friends, to advocates though in their behalf. In general, though there should be no place for any form of violence, the anger at one’s adversaries has been misguidedly shifted to one’s peers. This premise is used to describe the violence and bullying by marginalised peoples, […]

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