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Violence Against Women: UN Secretary-General Got it Wrong

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 7:45 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In his remarks on the recent International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – see ‘Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power’ – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres inadvertantly demonstrated why well-meaning ... More >>

Killing the Biosphere to Fast-track Human Extinction

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:17 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Several years ago in Cameroon, a country in West Africa, a Western Black Rhinoceros was killed. It was the last of its kind on Earth. More >>

Why Are Police in the USA So Terrified

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:10 am | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect – the man’s neighbour ... More >>

A Nonviolent Strategy to End Violence

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 4:06 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Around the world activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge to effectively tackle the multitude of violent conflicts, including the threat of human extinction, confronting human society in the early 21st century. More >>

The Psychology of Mass Killers: What causes it?

Friday, 13 October 2017, 1:21 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In Las Vegas on 1 October 2017, it appears that one man (although it might have been more) killed 59 people and shot and injured another 241 (with almost 300 more injured while fleeing). The incident got a lot of publicity, partly because the man managed ... More >>

Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:48 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it. There may be a fast way to end human violence ... More >>

Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:12 am | Robert J. Burrowes

For those of us committed to systematically reducing and, one day, ending human violence, it is vital to understand what is causing and driving it so that effective strategies can be developed for dealing with violence in its myriad contexts. For an understanding ... More >>

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 8:20 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of ‘minor’ racist incidents, racism ... More >>

You Can't Trap the ‘Magic Rat’: Trump...

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:08 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

A wonderful thing about observing and analyzing the human mind is that there is a seemingly infinite variety of phenomena to observe and analyze. I sometimes wonder if it is even remotely possible to master this subject but, even if it is not, at ... More >>

Biological Annihilation on Earth Accelerating

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:54 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Human beings are now waging war against life itself as we continue to destroy not just individual lives, local populations and entire species in vast numbers but also destroy the ecological systems that make life on Earth possible. More >>

Building on the legacy of Einstein, Freud and Gandhi

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 4:49 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In 1932, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein conducted a correspondence subsequently published under the title ‘Why War?’ See ‘Why War: Einstein and Freud’s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature’. https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/04/why-war-einstein-and-freuds-little-known-correspondence-on-violence-peace-and-human-nature/ ... More >>

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat Genocide

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:40 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

It is a tragic measure of the depravity of human existence that genocide is a continuing and prevalent manifestation of violence in the international system, despite the effort following World War II to abolish it through negotiation, and then adoption ... More >>

An Open Letter to People with 'Mental Health' Issues

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 12:11 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As 'mental health' issues gain more attention, sympathetic and otherwise, in a wide variety of contexts and countries around the world, the opportunity for inaccurate perceptions of what causes these issues, and how to treat them, are likewise expanded. More >>

Truth or Delusion? - By Robert J. Burrowes

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:31 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

One inevitable outcome of the phenomenal violence we all suffer as children is that most of us live in a state of delusion throughout our lives. This makes it extraordinarily difficult for accurate information, including vital information about the endangered ... More >>

International Collaboration to End Violence

Friday, 21 April 2017, 2:04 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

While much of the world is engulfed in violence of one sort or another (whether violence in the home or on the street, exploitation, ecological destruction or war), a global network of individuals and organizations is committed to ending this violence in ... More >>

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:21 am | Robert J. Burrowes

A recent report from Equality Now titled 'The World's Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic' offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. More >>

Resisting Donald Trump's Violence Strategically

Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:09 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

It is already clearly apparent, as many predicted, that Donald Trump's election as president of the United States would signal the start of what might be the final monumental assault on much of what is good in our world. Whatever our collective ... More >>

Nonviolent Action: Why and How it Works - Robert J. Burrowes

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Unfortunately, however, activists do not always understand why nonviolence is so powerful and they design 'direct actions' that are virtually powerless. More >>

Life on Earth is Dying - Robert J. Burrowes

Monday, 12 December 2016, 4:53 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. More >>

Seeking the True Path - Robert J. Burrowes

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 4:31 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

One of the more subtle manifestations of the intimate link between (unconscious) human emotions and behaviour is illustrated by the simple concept of choice and how this is so often reduced to a dichotomy between two bad options. In such circumstances, ... More >>

 

 

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