A far better explanation for the award to Professor Chomsky is given by Stephen Matchett, "Ideologue on a peace pedestal".
June 03, 2011
Matthew Miller From: The Australian June 03, 2011
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
'In a time of violence and abuses of human rights, a brilliant, inspiring choice'
On Wednesday June 1, at the Sydney Town Hall, the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, announced distinguished American linguist, social scientist and
Professor Stuart Rees was interviewed by radio personality Derry Hynch on Melbourne's 3AW Drive programme, Wednesday May 25, 2011.
Click here to read Hynch's editorialising which sparked the fiery exchange between Rees and Hynch.
Click here to listen to the podcast- Rees
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.
Sydney Morning Herald Opinion, May 25, 2011
Sitting in the last row of the dress circle, I had a bird's eye view of the Sydney Writers' Festival event where David Hicks spoke publicly about his experiences for the first time.
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
By Professor Stuart Rees, Sydney Peace Foundation Director
First Published in The Conversation,
18 May 2011
In a ceremony at London’s Frontline Club on Tuesday, May 10, before an array of television crews from around the world, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange received the
Professor Noam Chomsky, the “greatest intellectual influence in the Western world for the past forty years”, has paid tribute to Julian Assange in stating,
"I thank you profusely for the way in which you have exercised your responsibilities as a citizen
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