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The tragedy of courageous Australian soldiers being murdered by  Afghan 'allies' demonstrates not only the futility of war but also the absurdity of politicians repeating cliches about 'staying the course', and ' completing our mission'. The media participates in this

About-face on Hicks a victory for the bullied

by Mary Kostakidis So the Australian government has shot itself in the foot while aiming at David Hicks. It would be funny if it weren't so appalling. The withdrawal of the dubious literary proceeds of crime action against Hicks raises questions the

Optimism about Zimbabwe as Gillard asks DFAT to lift sanctions

Morgan Tsvangirai a “hero”, Sekai Holland a “heroine”: optimism about Zimbabwe   Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s support for Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, and Mr Tsvangiriai’s unwavering commitment to reconciliation for his people are optimistic signs for the future Zimbabwe.

Nominations for 2013 Sydney Peace Prize

The Sydney Peace Prize Jury has put out a final call for nominations for the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize. The Sydney Peace Foundation accepts nominations in writing or email. Nominations should be accompanied by a short statement explaining the merit of

Peace Journalism In Mexico

Jake Lynch recently travelled to Mexico to make a documentary about how the country's big media outlets report conflict. Watch the film and read about Mexico's unique media landscape, here. Imagine democracy being suborned by a corporate takeover, with a business-friendly political

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