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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

Global Peace Index 2012

The results of the 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI) were released on June 12th. The 2012 Global Peace Index is the sixth edition of the world’s leading study on global levels of peacefulness. This year Australia ranked the 22nd most

Julian Assange: the freedom of free speech

By Professor Stuart Rees, Founder of the Sydney Peace Foundation There are a few days left to appeal the British High Court's five to two ruling that Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to be interviewed about alleged sexual assault.

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