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Nobel Peace Laureates Endorse Violence

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:33 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent letter to US President Barack Obama twelve Nobel Peace laureates declared their support for the long history of US elite violence against Native Americans and enslaved Africans, as well as the US imperial violence around the world that ... More >>

Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 3:43 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

I routinely come across efforts to change an individual's attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the 'right' one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, racist ... More >>

Why Elites Love Drones

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:45 am | Robert J. Burrowes

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new 'terrorists'. See, for example, 'The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they ... More >>

Peace Lessons: How to Reduce Violence

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 1:09 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

If you are interested in learning more about the meaning of, and the relationships among, direct, structural and cultural violence and how one peace studies scholar suggests we use the integrative power of nonviolence to address violence constructively, ... More >>

Saving Passengers of the Good Ship 'Titan… Earth'

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:02 am | Robert J. Burrowes

On 15 April 1912, the 'Titanic', the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The large and unnecessary death toll – more than 1,500 passengers and crew – was ... More >>

Vykom: Strategic Nonviolent Action Against Untouchability

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 3:20 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Why does nonviolent action work? And how good was Mohandas K. Gandhi as a nonviolent strategist? If you want high quality evidence in your search for answers to these two questions then I encourage you to read Professor Mary E. King's latest book on ... More >>

Violence Against Women: Why We Keep Getting it Wrong

Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:43 am | Robert J. Burrowes

With the passing of another International Women's Day, during which much attention around the world has again been focused on tackling violence against women, I would like to explain why none of the initiatives currently being proposed will achieve ... More >>

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:03 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Have you ever noticed your own inclination, or that of other people, to believe what you/they are told by someone seen to be in authority? More >>

Terrorism: Ultimate Weapon of the Global Elite

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 2:01 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The usual definition of a 'terrorist' is simple: a person who uses violence in the pursuit of a political objective. More >>

Why Do We Fear Love?

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 5:37 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Why do human beings fear love? That is, why do we fear loving ourselves and others, and why do we fear being fully loved ourselves? If someone does not receive what they need emotionally as a child, their capacity to give will be limited accordingly. More >>

Robert J. Burrowes : The Importance of Being Angry

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 4:58 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Unfortunately, in many circles, anger has a bad reputation. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that we are scared when people are angry at us, so we try to scare people, especially children, out of being angry. By doing this, we hope ... More >>

Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:50 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

If you hadn't previously heard the expression 'near term human extinction', you have now. And you will get used to hearing it soon unless you insulate yourself from reality with greater effectiveness than you are doing by reading this article. More >>

Nonviolent Action: Minimizing the Risk of Violent Repression

Monday, 1 December 2014, 12:13 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take 'to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights' to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. More >>

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 5:11 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Several years ago, someone said to me: 'The victim wouldn't have it any other way.' When I first heard this comment, it made no sense to me, largely because I had never appreciated being a victim of violence when I was a child. However, I have since ... More >>

Violence Against Children: UN Gets it Wrong

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:51 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

The United Nations has just issued a report, 'Why Children's Protection from Violence should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda'. This is a worthy ideal. More >>

Understanding and Defeating Resurgent Fascism

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:26 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As fascism is being intruded more widely and deeply into key areas of world politics, it is important to identify this trend, to explain the psychology of fascism and to nominate key elements of any strategy to defeat it. More >>

Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:09 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term ... More >>

Tackling the Climate Catastrophe Strategically

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:57 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

If you like to ask or beg your oppressor to go easy on you, then you do not need to read this article. And if you like to do what makes you feel good at the time, irrespective of its strategic impact, then this article is not for you either. My ... More >>

Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:39 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As the movement to abolish psychiatry continues to gather momentum – see 'On Antipsychiatry' – it is worth reviewing its delusional foundation, the history of its violence and its function as a weapon ... More >>

Nisteling: The Art of Deep Listening

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:23 am | Robert J. Burrowes

The word 'listening' has many meanings and the context in which it is done will often determine the level of concentration that is required for one to be considered to be listening. More >>



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