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In Defense of the Human Individual

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:59 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

While it is now very late in the life cycle of homo sapiens, with extinction now due to consign us to Earth’s fossil record – see ‘Will humans be extinct by 2026?’ – I would like to make a belated pitch for the importance of the human ... More >>

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:14 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. More >>

The War to End War 100 Years On

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:35 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

British author and social commentator H.G. Wells may have coined the expression that originally popularized World War I as The War t hat Will End War , as his book, based on articles written during that vast military conflict, was titled. In any case, ... More >>

The Psychology of Fascism

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 4:12 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The continuing rise of fascism around the world is drawing increasing attention particularly as it takes firmer grip within national societies long seen to have rejected it. More >>

Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:41 am | Robert J. Burrowes

‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.’ M.K. ... More >>

Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:31 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite , in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing the transition from the nation state power elites described by authors such as Mills to a transnational ... More >>

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:02 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a dramatic ... More >>

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:30 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. More >>

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:10 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to rescue a team of 12 young ... More >>

Humanity’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:23 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent article titled ‘Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’ , I pointed out four conflict configurations that are paid little attention by conflict theorists. More >>

Conflict Theory and Biosphere Annihilation

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:42 am | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent article titled ‘ Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’ , I pointed out that existing conflict theory pays little attention to the extinction-causing conflict being ongoingly generated by human over-consumption in the finite planetary ... More >>

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:40 am | Robert J. Burrowes

I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among those we often regard as ‘responsible’. I am going to use the Democratic Republic of the Congo as my example. More >>

Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:39 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

While conflict theories and resolution processes advanced dramatically during the second half of the 20th century, particularly thanks to the important work of several key scholars such as Professor Johan Galtung – see ‘Conflict Transformation by ... More >>

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? Legacy of Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:30 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. More >>

The Global Elite is Insane Revisited

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 4:53 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In 2014 I wrote an article titled ‘The Global Elite is Insane’ . I want to elaborate what I explained in the earlier article so that people have a clearer sense of what we are up against in our struggle to create a world of peace, justice and ecological ... More >>

On Track for Extinction: Can Humanity Survive?

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 1:56 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Anyone reading the scientific literature (or the progressive news outlets that truthfully report this literature) knows that homo sapiens sapiens is on the fast track to extinction, most likely some time between 2025 and 2040. More >>

Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:12 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. More >>

The Fear Driving US Nuclear Strategy

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:19 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The United States Department of Defense released its latest ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ (NPR) on 2 February, updating the last one issued in 2010 during the previous administration. See ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ . More >>

Why Fear & Self-hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 4:20 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As our world spirals deeper into an abyss from which it is becoming increasingly difficult to extricate ourselves, some very prominent activists have lamented the lack of human solidarity in the face of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya. See ... More >>

To Liberate Cambodia

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 2:04 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, ... More >>

 

 

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