Awarding Australia’s international prize for peace

1c789c8e-539f-41f7-a800-4e979a79ebc5“Conversations in Peace” – be inspired by the world’s leading voices on peace, justice and nonviolence

This volume includes the groundbreaking Lectures of the first 14 recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize (1998-2011), including Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former leader of Amnesty International Irene Khan, the Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, environmental scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva, indigenous leader Patrick Dodson, and the inimitable academic activist Professor Noam Chomsky.

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02
Dec

Julian Burnside calls on Australia to uphold it’s climate responsibilities

On 1 December, 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside AO QC gave a stirring speech calling for Australia to uphold it’s climate responsibilities. The below is the full speech text, which can also be accessed here. I have long considered climate change the principal issue facing the world.  It is a first-order issue.  Refugees […]

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14
Nov

Captain Cook’s Climate: Naomi Klein’s 2016 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture (video and transcript)

Captain Cook’s Climate 2016 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture by Naomi Klein Delivered on 11 November 2016 at Sydney Town Hall Naomi Klein’s Lecture starts at 25:15 I would like to pay my respects to the elders both past and present of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land we gather […]

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10
Nov

Naomi Klein: “Donald Trump isn’t the end of the world, but climate change may be”

At the precise moment that Donald Trump was giving his acceptance speech live, I was in a room packed with a thousand people in Sydney, listening to Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang, a leading activist from the island state of Kiribati. All day I had been sending emails with the subject line “It’s the end of the world”. […]

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10
Nov

Did you miss out on tickets for Naomi Klein’s Lecture? Join us for the livestream!

Did you miss out tickets for Naomi Klein’s Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony on Friday 11 November? From 6.30pm, the event will be livestreamed from the Sydney Peace Foundation’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/sydneypeacefoundation A full HD recording of the event is available online:

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