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“Ideologue on a peace pedestal”

A far better explanation for the award to Professor Chomsky is given by Stephen Matchett, "Ideologue on a peace pedestal". June 03, 2011 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/ideologue-on-a-peace-pedestal/story-e6frg6z6-1226068205671

Some naughty mistakes in The Australian’s, “Chomsky peace award blasted”

Matthew Miller From: The Australian June 03, 2011 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/chomsky-peace-award-blasted/story-fn59niix-1226068256064 The Sydney Peace Foundation was established fourteen years ago, not eight.  Windschuttle as usual gets his facts wrong. a)      Chomsky is a consistent supporter of non-violence b)      Chomsky compared the publicity surrounding Pol Pot with silence

Stuart Rees on Ted Lapkin and David Hicks

Ted Lapkin (SMH May 24th)  uses his bully boy style to demonize David Hicks and to ridicule the thousands who support him, including the brave human rights activist Donna Mulhearn who chaired Hicks appearance at the Sydney Writers Festival. Lapkin seems

Justice for the Palestinians, Security for Israel

The Sydney Peace Foundation’s (SPF) position on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is that ‘Justice for the Palestinians means Security for Israel’. That’s also our response to President Obama’s address on the Middle East and we’re echoing the crystal clear observations made


Wednesday 11 May Julian Assange, co-founder of WikiLeaks, has been awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation’s Gold Medal at a ceremony overnight in London’s Frontline Club for “exceptional courage in the pursuit of human rights”. Presented by veteran Australian broadcaster Mary Kostakidis, The

Vengeance is Never Sweet

"Justice has been done " -  It's hard to hear anything else about the killing of Osama bin Laden. But what kind of justice is this, asks Stuart Rees, Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, and for whom has it been done? Bin Laden


Welcome to the Sydney Peace Foundation's new blog! As part of the Foundation's goal to promote understanding of, and active participation in the promotion of peace with justice, our blog site will feature regular commentaries on news and current affairs with