By Prof Stuart Rees:
On the first Monday of the new year, on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald, former Prime Minister John Howard was pictured below a heading which said that he had been 'honoured for Queen and
"Former Czech President Vaclav Havel was exceptional for a simple reason: he was a decent, principled man".
Prague, Czech Republic - Long before Czechoslovakia's communist regime collapsed in 1989, Václav Havel was one of the most remarkable figures in Czech history
This is an open letter to Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Attorney-General Nicola Roxon. It calls on the Australian government to take steps to ensure Julian Assange's human rights are protected. It will be delivered on 19 December 2011, but
AS MOST Australians contemplate a traditional Christmas of over-indulgence and recuperation, we should spare a thought for one of our less fortunate compatriots. He lives in exile under house arrest, awaiting one last hopeful court appeal. He faces a perilous
13th November, Sydney
Australia need not be a ‘Frightened Country’:
Security through dialogue with China not by threat of US force
Sydney Peace Foundation, responsible for Australia’s only international award for peace, insists that the best way to enhance Australia’s security in
On Thursday 3rd November, Australia's Father of Reconciliation and 2008 Recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize, Patrick Dodson, presented Prof Noam Chomsky with the Sydney Peace Prize at a Gala Dinner in the beautiful surrounds of the MacLaurin Hall, the
The 2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture was delivered to a sold-out crowd at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd November, by the 2011 Sydney Peace Prize Recipient, Prof Noam Chomsky.
Prof Noam Chomsky's City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture
Months before Chomsky is due in Australia as guest of the Sydney Peace Foundation, the seats for his public lecture in the Sydney Town Hall had already sold out.
Despite his near-invisibility in the US and Australian media, Chomsky is in
By Paul Duffill
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney
Opponents of UN recognition of Palestine want the parties to sit down and talk it out. Will this be effective? Paul Duffill on the conditions necessary for real negotiation
American hypocrisy is enormous: in alliance with Israel they have vetoed so many attempts to identify the real obstacles to peace, such as America enabling Israel to maintain massive armed forces, such as the continued building of settlements in defiance