IMMEDIATE RELEASE: This dramatic new book identifies the world wide, massive crises facing humanity.
The planet is burning, civil wars continue, authoritarianism and religious fundamentalism are on the rise, refugees’ rights are trashed, yet in democracies, dictatorships and theocracies, leaders are promoting violence and cruelty as a policy priority.
The humanitarian lifebuoy for people, animals and the planet lies in ’A language for humanity’ which displays humane governance, explains the philosophy and practice of non-violence, and promotes human rights in every context and culture.
‘Cruelty or Humanity’ is highly original in linking political analysis with inspiring poetry.
The great US jurist Richard Falk says ‘This is a roadmap for humanity’, Melissa Parke describes the book as a work of ‘inspiration and astonishing breadth’, Professor Joe Camilleri judges the book ‘a work of brilliance and compassion’ and the inimitable Professor Noam Chomsky argues, here is ‘a wonderful guide for the challenges we face.’
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About the Author
Stuart Rees is former Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at University of Sydney, Founder/ Director Sydney Peace Foundation and co- founder of Sydney University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. A Human rights activist in several countries, author of books on human rights, peace negotiations, social justice and of poetry anthologies, ‘Tell Me The Truth About War’ and ‘A Will To Live.’ In 2005, Stuart was awarded the Order of Australia ‘For service to international relations’ and in 2018, the Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize. His forthcoming book with UK’s Policy Press is titled ‘Cruelty or Humanity’.
Richard Falk, Foreword, Stuart Rees, Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities, Bristol, UK: Policy Press, forthcoming September 2020.
ISBN 978-1447356981| 232 pages | Dimensions 234 x 156mm | Imprint Policy Press