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Peace Message from Space

The international space station is one of the most stunning displays of what is possible with international co-operation. It truly would be wonderful to see that degree of co-operation in dealing with some of the other problems that our planet … Continue reading

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Japanese Nuclear Reactors

It is always sad to see a country not learn from the mistakes of the past. Japan sits firmly within the Pacific Ring of Fire which is highly susceptible to earthquakes and resulting Tsunami’s. Nuclear Reactors by their nature require … Continue reading

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Alone in the Galaxy?

I am a fan of Professor Brian Cox, and his series “Wonders of the Solar System” and “Wonders of the Universe” I almost bought tickets to see his show in Australia. However after reading an article on the sydney morning … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Protests for Democracy

I was watching the protests in Hong Kong for a proper democratic election, and I thought it was wonderful to see just how many people were involved. This video on Facebook shows a drone aerial view of the protest, so … Continue reading

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International Day of Peace 2014

Its International Day of Peace, and as a world peace blog, I feel obliged to post something positive about it. But I feel that would be fake, so instead I will just write about how I feel. On the one … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

I went to the cinema this afternoon, to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Although I was not born when the original Planet of the Apes movie was released in 1968, as a kid I have always been … Continue reading

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Laughter for World Peace

Lately there have been a lot of rather disturbing scenes on the news, some far too gruesome to mention. There is a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche which says “And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes … Continue reading

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#FreeAjStaff Free Al Jazeera Staff

I have been watching the case of Peter Greste on the news for several months now. The news I watch in Australia is ABC, a government funded news station and Peter Greste was an ABC Journalist, so I think it … Continue reading

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Obama on Climate Change

I have liked President Obama right from the start. I think he is essentially a good person trying to do good positive things, unfortunately I cannot say the same for some of the american presidents of past who have just … Continue reading

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The War Game

This BBC film made in a documentary style drama depicts the aftermath of a nuclear strike on the UK. It is approximately 45 minutes long and in black and white and was banned in the UK in 1965 when it … Continue reading

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