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Humans Love Violence: Gandhi and the World Economic Forum

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 5:43 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

As we approach the 72nd anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi on 30 January 1948, it is worth reflecting on one simple fact that he did not realize. His efforts to teach humanity that conflict, including violent conflict, could be ... More >>

Human Extinction Now Imminent and Inevitable?

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 6:42 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

There is a significant body of evidence that human extinction is now imminent; that is, it will occur within the next few years and possibly this year: 2020. There is also a significant body of evidence that human extinction is now inevitable; that ... More >>

Our Vanishing World: Birds

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

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is estimated that the total number of passenger pigeons in the United States was about three billion birds. The bird was immensely abundant, as illustrated by this passage written by the famous ornithologist, ... More >>

Our Vanishing World: Wildlife

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:47 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, ‘Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth’ . It is now experiencing the sixth. More >>

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction & War

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:02 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace) More >>

Our Vanishing World: Insects

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 5:36 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

About 12,000 years ago, late stone age humans precipitated the neolithic (agricultural) revolution that marked the start and steady rise of civilization. Coincidentally, this occurred at the same time as the beginning of what is now known as the Holocene ... More >>

Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 6:18 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological ... More >>

The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 4:04 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by Extinction Rebellion. More >>

The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 7:46 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs , an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country the only way it can be built: by learning, ... More >>

Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:10 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing it with some national leaders of today, ... More >>

Our Vanishing World: Glaciers

Friday, 23 August 2019, 7:43 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Something is causing the worlds glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. More >>

Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 5:01 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most of the world’s species, ... More >>

Extinction is Stalking Humanity

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 10:39 am | Robert J. Burrowes

I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth which threaten human extinction by 2026. See ‘Human Extinction by 2026? ... More >>

The Limited Mind: Why Fear is Driving Humanity to Extinction

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 2:05 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. See, for example, many of the articles republished in ... More >>

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 >>



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