Category Archives: compassion

We can defeat hate

Most news items indicate that hate is winning. People target those with slight differences like skin colour, religion, ethnicity. In my country, Australia, the government tortures people because they tried to seek asylum here via a leaky boat rather than … Continue reading

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Good news for tigers and rhinos — for now

Chinese medicine has superstitious aspects, like rhino horn and tiger bits enhancing male potency. While Chinese authorities are all for wildlife conservation, traditionally they’d allowed bits of these animals as long as they were captive, and bred for the purpose. … Continue reading

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He didn’t want charity, but received love anyway

Forty years ago, a refugee couple from Cambodia set up a donut shop in Seal Beach, California. As refugees do, they grew into the community. Now, the lady is recovering from a brain aneurysm, and her husband wants to spend … Continue reading

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Pip’s call to action

Stephanie Black has posted a long and thoughtful comment to How to change the world. I have learned some of the answers to her questions from Pip Lipkin, who is the hero of my novel, Ascending Spiral. Here is how … Continue reading

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Kids deserve decency

Successive Australian governments have been torturing people, including children, in a misguided, insane attempt to discourage asylum seekers from seeking refuge in Australia. Please watch this amazing video by a bunch of kids appealing to the Prime Minister to do … Continue reading

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Italian ship defies Italian racism

I find this project to be utterly inspiring. In recent times, the Italian government has swung onto the Trumpian path of hatred and inhumanity. Ships saving refugees from drowning have been turned away. Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra have established … Continue reading

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