Tibet’s Gift to the World

On the evening of March 17 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (23 years of age at the time) embarked on a perilous journey escaping Tibet’s capital, Lhasa into exile, disguised as a Chinese soldier. Along with his retinue of cabinet members, family members and bodyguards, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader was followed by […]

Profile of Courage: ‘Ama’ Adhe Tapontsang (1932-2020)

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) recently observed the passing of torture survivor Adhe Tapontsang, one of the longest-serving Tibetan political prisoners in exile. In common with the late Nelson Mandela, she endured 27 years in prison for her resistance against China’s military occupation of Tibet in the late 1950s. Reflecting on the […]

A Syrian Symphony for Peace

Malek Jandali’s original music integrates ancient melodies from Aleppo and the Silk Road into works that are preserving and presenting the musical heritage of Syria.

Climate vs. Capitalism: A Firefighter’s Warning

Climate vs. Capitalism: A Firefighter’s Warning First Published in PeaceWrites Journal for the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. (Issue No.02. October 2016): The Peace Activists’ Journey was an invaluable panel session originated by Lindsay Mell at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Sydney) in association with the United […]

Malek Jandali: “Musician of the Revolution”

A Syrian Symphony for Peace “MUSICIAN OF THE REVOLUTION” – SYRIAN-AMERICAN COMPOSER & HUMANITARIAN, MALEK JANDALI TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL REFUGEE WEEK *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: It is an honour for Brave Media to announce the first Australian visit of award winning Syrian-American composer, pianist and humanitarian activist, Malek Jandali, who will participate in a […]

World Human Rights Day in Australia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Human Rights Day in Australia: The Tibetan Nonviolent Struggle with Tenzin Dorjee and Jenny Leong MP – Member for Newtown NONVIOLENT MOVEMENTS FOR FREEDOM and democracy over the last decade, particularly during the Arab Spring, have brought the subject of civil resistance some long overdue attention from global media, scholars and […]

Human Rights Day: Tenzin Dorjee Book Launch

The Tibetan Nonviolent Struggle: A Strategic and Historical Analysis  Contrary to a perception — fueled by Chinese propaganda during the 2008 Tibetan uprising that the Tibetan struggle is heading toward extremism, this study shows that the movement has since the 1950s moved toward a tighter embrace of nonviolent resistance. The study traces this evolution, analyzing […]

Indignez-vous! Time for Outrage

Towards the end of 2010, a small book by a ninety-three-year-old man unexpectedly reached the summit of the bestseller list in France. Indignez-vous! by Stéphane Hessel* sold more than 600, 000 copies between October and the end of December. Recommended reading: indignez-vous-time-for-outrage-stc3a9phane-hessel-english *Stéphane Hessel was awarded the Gold medal for Human Rights posthumously by the […]