Author: Robert J. Burrowes

'Why War? Building on the legacy of Einstein, Freu

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
In 1932, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein conducted a correspondence subsequently published under the title lsquo;Why War? rsquo; See lsquo;Why War: Einstein and Freud rsquo;s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature rsquo;. ...

Truth or Delusion?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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 state of our world and how to respond ap ...

International Collaboration To End Violence

Friday, April 21, 2017
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 all of its manifestations. With ind ...

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A recent report from Equality Now titled lsquo;The World rsquo;s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic rsquo; offered a series of recommendations for strengthened lawsto deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. However, there issubstantial evidence that legal approaches to dealing wit ...

Life On Earth Is Dying

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in Earth 39;s history. Pl ...

Seeking The True Path

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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, most people choose whatever they consider to ...

A Nonviolent Strategy To Liberate Syria

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
In early 2011, as the Arab Spring was moving across North Africa and the Middle East, small groups of nonviolent activists in Syria, which has been under martial law since 1963, started protesting against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad and demanding democratic reforms, the release of ...

Punishment Is Violent And Counterproductive

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Punishment is a popular pastime for humans. Parents punish children. Teachers punish students. Employers punish workers. Courts punish lawbreakers. People punish each other. Governments punish 39;enemies 39;. And, according to some, God punishes evildoers. What is 39;punishment 39;? ...

A Non-violent Strategy To End The Climate Catastrophe

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
As the evidence mounts that we are fast approaching the final point-of-no-return beyond which it will be impossible to take sufficient effective action to prevent climate catastrophe ndash; see 39;The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently 39;

An Open Letter To The People Of The United States: Election Or Revolution?

Sunday, September 25, 2016
As citizens of the USA witha presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this election or to participate in the ongoing American Revolution. Your first revolution might have overthrown the authority of the British monarchy and aristocracy ...

An Open Letter To The People Of Brazil

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
As I read of the latest coup in Brazil, once again removing a democratically elected leader from power, my anger surged. Not again However, as I see and read about the ongoing massive protests, as well as calls by prominent community leaders to mobilize in defense of your country 39;s democracy, I ...

Nonviolent Revolt In The Twenty—First Century

Thursday, August 25, 2016
I sometimes wonder whether one of the ways in which 39;Amercian exceptionalism 39; manifests is that many US scholars and others are unable to consider the contributions of those who are not from the USA. For example, I routinely read about studies of Martin Luther King Jr. and his associates ...

A Nonviolent Strategy To End War

Friday, August 12, 2016
There is a long history of anti-war and peace activism. Much of this activism has focused on ending a particular war. Some of this activism has been directed at ending a particular aspect of war, such as the use of a type of weapon. Some of it has aimed to prevent a type of war, such as 39;aggr ...
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