International Law

Clooney Foundation and Justice of the Peace

This is a TrailWatch Conference launch.  I saw QC Geoffrey Robinson in the audience a famous Australian Queens Counsel who was well know through the program “Hypothetical” on ABC many years ago.  I thought of Julian Assange as I know Geoffrey’s daughter was representing him. Refer

When I was in court I… Continue reading

Chinese Checkers, Russian Roulette or a State of Grace

I felt to write a poem about the Chinese/US standoff.  It is really an amazing process as I just allow the flow of nature to guide insight.  I never know what I will write until it is written and I see the truth in it.  Poetry is the song of the heart,… Continue reading

Scott Ritter Stating that War is Unethical

Scott Ritter speaks about Syria and chemical weapons.  He makes a clear point that war is unethical.  We become so nationalised by war cries in defence of so called values that run counter to humanity.  What we are witnessing today is the brutality inflicted on civilians in these endless wars using and… Continue reading

A Sad Tailing? Is it OK to Mine Nature?

I went through a process of deep reflection on mining.  I can see the sad tale here repeated across the globe in lots of different disputes between multinationals and indigenous people.  I see the latter perceiving themselves as vulnerable as they don’t have the education or the money to receive justice.  Our… Continue reading

Is It OK to mine?

You decide. 

The next blog is a poem I felt inspired to write.

The Ok Tedi Mine operates to extract copper-gold porphyry from an open pit mine in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The Ok Tedi environmental disaster associated with it, due to the annual discharge of millions of tons… Continue reading

HRW: The Bush Administration is Getting Away with Torture

Democracy is not about force or control.  It is about sharing power and liberty.  Real freedom is not just doing what you want to at the expense of others it is truly feeling the peace of freedom where you are free to live to your highest potential.  There is nothing free in… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”