The organisers of the Sydney Peace Prize have announced that this year’s recipient is the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. It’s the first time a movement, rather than an individual, has been awarded the prize.
The Sydney Peace
New York: Black Lives Matter, the movement against racial inequality and police violence in the US which began as a powerful hashtag and became a global rallying cry, will be the 2017 recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize - the first time
The human rights movement Black Lives Matter has won this year’s Sydney peace prize.
The movement, which was founded in the US by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2012 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder
Next month 2016 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Naomi Klein is releasing her new publication No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need!
We already know that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on
This week Professor Muhammad Yunus visits Australia. Professor Yunus received the first-ever Sydney Peace Prize in 1998, eight years before winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Events and lectures are sold out, but Professor Yunus will appear on ABC Q&A on Monday 3 April.
In the wake of President Trump's travel ban, and the subsequent uncertainty surrounding Australia's refugee deal with the US, 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside joined Radio Adelaide to weigh in on the rise of nationalism and the growing
2011 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Professor Noam Chomsky has been incredibly vocal about the dangers posed by a Trump presidency, well before the primaries and certainly after the inauguration.
The below two interviews illustrate Chomsky's view on how the United States' unique
Human rights are for everyone, equally, universally, and forever. Unfortunately in today's world, many people are denied a life in dignity. The challenges to peace and justice are daunting, but now is not the time to falter.
2017 will mark the
Naomi Klein has written a two powerful pieces analysing the flurry of executive orders which have been trucked through by President Trump since his inauguration last month.
Klein urges us to see beyond the policies to the administration’s motivation: to create
"If we are to have any hope of making any constructive progress in 2017, all responsible politicians, civil society and business leaders must stand firm and reassert our basic, common values of dignity for all."
Writing in the Financial Times as