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Lament for humanity: a 50 year reflection

burrowes-folksHuman activity drives 200 species of life (birds, animals, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, plants) to extinction each day and 80% of the world’s forests and over 90% of the large fish in the ocean are already gone.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)  Deeply affected by the death of my two uncles in World War II, on 1 July 1966, the 24th anniversary of the ‘USS Sturgeon’ sinking of the Japanese prisoner-of-war ship ‘Montevideo Maru’ which killed the man after whom I am named, I decided that I would devote my life to working out why human beings are violent and then developing a strategy to end it.

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

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Afghan boy in Kabul is a reflection of the violence he has witnessed in his brief life. Photo by Tim King

I have chosen and quoted words to illustrate my discussion about the significance of projection and the importance of unconscious emotional content in any conflict.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)    Understanding human conflict requires us to understand human psychology. And it is only when we understand the psychology that drives conflict that we can take intelligent steps to address it.

Legacy of War

Beryl & James Burrowes

Beryl & James Burrowes

When I reflect on war, I think of my uncles and great uncles, and my father and mother (both veterans of World War II) and I know what I want to do.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   As the world continues to engage in various commemorations in relation to World War I, Australia approaches the centenary anniversary of a defining event in the nation’s history: ANZAC Day. On 25 April 1915, and for many days after, Australia suffered savage losses at Gallipoli in Turkey.

Vaccination News: Australia to forcibly vaccinate population through aerosol spraying

vaccination-aerosolAerial vaccines have used in the United States directed towards animals by the use of plastic packets dropped by planes or helicopters.

Global News Centre

(THE VIRAL POST)   The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.

According to the regulator, it qualifies as a limited and controlled release under section 50A of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act).

PaxVax is seeking approval to conduct the clinical trial of a genetically modified live bacterial vaccine against cholera. Once underway the trial is expected to be completed within one year, with trial sites selected from local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.

Anthony Lawson, one of the world’s finest narrators, RIP

lawsonLawson delivered the goods when it came to suffering people, he was a force in the world, we will miss him greatly.

Tim King Global News Centre

(SALEM)  It is always hard to learn that a friend has passed, Anthony Lawson, who spent his life working in television and advertising in Australia and the UK, was a steadfast advocate for human rights.  His open criticism of Israeli apartheid and his illustration of the suffering of the Palestinian people, was unmatched.  He was a perfectionist, that is clear in everything he ever published.

Anthony turned over stones in his pursuit of knowledge that others passed without a thought.

UN General Assembly: Israel’s actions in Jerusalem are null and void

harper-abbottAnd look at their expressions.  What are they thinking?
“This should be worth a nice a good-sized packet of Shekels.”

Anthony Lawson Global News Centre

(BANGKOK) We can only sit and wonder when some Apartheid-Zionist-Jewish-Israel-loving nation will blow this out of the water, just as Israel tried to blow the USS Liberty out of the water in June, 1967.  Will it be the United States applying its veto?

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

Kabul, Afghanistan photo by Tim King Global News Centre

Kabul, Afghanistan photo by Tim King Global News Centre

The fear associated with behavioural change is a key reason why it will be difficult to eliminate human violence and to prevent human extinction.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA, Aust.) Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there is a widespread belief that all parents love their children. This is not so. Many parents are so badly emotionally damaged as a result of their own childhood experience that they are not capable of loving their children. Moreover, the fear, self-hatred and powerlessness that characterise most humans means that parental violence against children is chronic even if one or both parents are capable of love.

Another Eezham Tamil refugee attempts self-immolation in Australia

 A boatload of asylum seekers arrive at Christmas island. Photograph: Jon Faulkner/AAP. Courtesy: The Guardian

A boatload of asylum seekers arrive at Christmas island. Photograph: Jon Faulkner/AAP. Courtesy: The Guardian

A 40-year old Eezham Tamil, who was seeking asylum in Australia, attempted self-immolation in Melbourne on Friday evening. The Tamil man, who hails from the Eastern part of the Eezham Tamil homeland (Tamil Eelam) was rescued by his friends and escaped with minor burns, sources from Melbourne said. This follows the tragic incident of Leo Seemanpillai, another refugee, who had self-immolated on 31 May and succumbed to his burns on 01 June. Tamil activists in Australia who are working with refugees are gravely concerned that this trend is likely to be repeated in the future, mainly because the nexus between the Australian government and the genocidal Sri Lankan State facilitates a brutal policy towards Eezham Tamil refugees in Australia.

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