Australian artist Dr George Gittoes AM received the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize:
for exposing injustice for over 45 years as a humanist artist, activist and filmmaker, for his courage to witness and confront violence in the war zones of the world,
Saturday 11 April
Australian artist George Gittoes AM has been selected to receive the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize. The Prize will be awarded on Tuesday 10 November at Sydney Town Hall.
The 2015 Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation reads:
George Gittoes AM:
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
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
A special peace issue of Social Alternatives has been just published that is devoted to ending war and other related forms of violence and to building structures and values that will strengthen peace.
Edited by Frank Hutchinson, Ralph Summy and John
Dr Ela Gandhi (Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi) will be in Sydney 30th and 31st January 2015 with courtesy of University of New South Wales who have invited and hosted her to deliver their annual Gandhi Oration on 30 January 2015.
Dr Vandana Shiva, who received the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize, will be speaking in Sydney on the evening of Friday 20 February 2015.
Planet on Plate: Eating and Farming for Our Future
INTRODUCTION BY JOEL SALATIN
WHEN: Friday, 20 February 2015, 6 pm for
By Dr Vandana Shiva, recipient of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize
We live in times whose signature is violence – from the killing of 134 innocent children in Peshawar to the massacres of 2000 by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the 17 in Paris just in the
In the wake of the murders of staff from the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, it's imperative to re-assert the indispensable function of a humour which contributes so much to civility in societies. Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist Sally Wilcox made
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 played
in defence of their deities,
their dogma and themselves.
We are mourning cartoonists
murdered for laughter,
their freedom stifled