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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Tribute to Mr. Peter Rex Grogan (1934-2012)

SYDNEY: The recent passing of Mr. Peter Grogan on 11 November 2012, is a great loss to a wide network of friends, colleagues and professionals spanning many communities, including the Australian legal community, the Tibetan community in Australia and beyond. A thanksgiving service was held for Mr. Grogan at St Swithun’s Anglican Church in Pymble […]