Peace Blog

Lessons from Zimbabwe’s great healer

In any country whose people have experienced violence at every level of their lives – social, cultural, environmental, economic, and political – courageous advocates of non-violence and reconciliation represent the only path to peace with justice. In Zimbabwe, three such...

The dangers of ASIO’s arbitrary and unaccountable decisions

Grown Men Playing Boys’ Games : the dangers of ASIO’s arbitrary and unaccountable decisions The Sydney Peace Foundation supports lawyer David Manne’s High Court challenge to the arbitrary and unaccountable decisions of ASIO staff regarding asylum seekers’ security clearance. It makes...

Why Kony Is Not The Main Game

By James Dhizaala and Stuart Rees The frenzy of conversation about the reach and effect of the Kony 2012 video has covered a lot of ground. What hasn’t been addressed, however, is the Uganda government’s complicity in the oppression of the...

Rap News 12: Yes we KONY?

The formidable force that is Rap News has released a sobering assessment of the hysteria surrounding KONY 2012, dissecting with surgical precision all the reasons why KONY 2012 is irresponsible and ill-placed. Well done Rap News! http://thejuicemedia.com/ ...

Palestine matters, not Gillard-Rudd soapies

By Professor Stuart Rees: In the Khan Younis area of southern Gaza, the Qdeh family's modest rabbit farm is one of several Australian trade union humanitarian aid (Apheda) projects which is bolstering food security for poor families. On a Spring evening in...

US must seize opportunity to support Palestinian non-violence

The United States should seize the opportunity as push for peace while Palestinians increasingly embrace non-violence. Khader Adnan spent 66 days on hunger strike, a symbolic, self-denying act of non-violent resistance to Israel's practice of "administrative detention" or imprisonment without charge....

Commemorating Australia: more than just war

The militarisation of Australian history and public memory has a seemingly unstoppable dynamic. I would even say that the conflation of national history with military history, that is, the assumption that national history is military history, is pretty much complete. Rather...

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