Archive | Human Rights

Statement of Support to Aboriginal people in Australia

The Sydney Peace Foundation recognises the fundamental rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination on the principles of peace with justice. We give our support to Aboriginal people in Australia struggling against overt, punitive policies of assimilation such as the Northern Territory Intervention, the denial of essential services to force relocation from Aboriginal lands and severe […]

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Concerned Australians: Will You Help to Prevent a Crisis?

Australia’s federal government is considering abandoning their long-held responsibilities by cutting essential funding to these especially vulnerable areas? Surely the Commonwealth’s commitment to Homelands and Outstations was sealed by the 1967 Referendum? It is quite clear that state governments do not have the resources to simply replace Federal funding. Mr. Barnett in Western Australia has […]

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Nous Sommes Charlie

In response to the murder of staff and a defending Muslim policeman in the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 8th January, a poem by Stuart Rees: Nous Sommes Charlie We are seeing the killers whose balaclava eyes stared like bad breath shared with collaborators, each masturbating anger sufficient only to hear   the notes of their Kalashnikovs which they […]

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Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Peace in Sri Lanka – Mon 22 Sept

In reflecting on the United Nations International Day of Peace, Sydney Peace Foundation and the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies invite you to a Sydney Ideas forum: “Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Peace in Sri Lanka” GILBERTO ALGAR-FARIA Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney and PhD Candidate at the University of […]

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