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 […]

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 […]