Not in our name: remembering our World War I peacemakers this Anzac Day

Often the two World Wars are given as the final winning argument as to why non-violent resistance and pacifism is not a practical solution to conflict and stopping aggressors. The argument is simply that only violence could have stopped the Kaiser in World War I and Hitler and the Third Reich in World War II.… Read More Not in our name: remembering our World War I peacemakers this Anzac Day

Lest we remember: the jarring jingoism of the Iraq deployment on this Anzac Day

Like many of you, I imagine, the centenary of the invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli by the Anzacs including the New Zealand Expeditionary Force has piqued my interest in my own personal ancestral connection to this distant conflict. None of my ancestors were at Gallipoli itself, but I had three ancestors who joined the armed… Read More Lest we remember: the jarring jingoism of the Iraq deployment on this Anzac Day