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Understanding NATO, Ending War

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:06 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

On 4 April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization , better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a conference attended by the foreign ministers of member nations in Washington DC. This will be complemented by a meeting of the ... More >>

The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Life

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:28 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Survival on Earth More >>

Tackling the "Impossible": Ending Violence

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 5:12 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or other words that reflect the powerlessness ... More >>

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:17 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for breaching a bail condition. See ‘Arrest update – SW1’ . Upon arrival at a London police station, Julian was ‘further ... More >>

Why Activists Fail

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 12:45 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types have made insufficient ... More >>

Elite Banking at Your Expense: The Truth of Tax Havens

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:18 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money More >>

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 4:43 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela’ . More >>

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:50 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela’ . More >>

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt

Sunday, 3 February 2019, 12:17 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Yet again, the United States elite has decided to attempt to impose its will on the people of another nation, in this case, and not for the first time either, your country Venezuela. More >>

Learning from Gandhi

Friday, 1 February 2019, 1:40 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. More >>

Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth

Friday, 18 January 2019, 11:14 am | Robert J. Burrowes

It is easy to identify the ongoing and endless violence being inflicted on life on Earth. This ranges from the vast multiplicity of assaults inflicted on our children and the biosphere to the endless wars and other military violence as well as the ... More >>

Robert J. Burrowes: Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

Friday, 4 January 2019, 3:41 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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