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Observing the International Day Against Nuclear Tests.

The International  Day Against Nuclear Tests -29th August 2020 Kevin P Clements Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago         As Albert Einstein said  “ A nuclear war can never be won and must never … Continue reading

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Love and Terror in the Third Reich:A Tale of Broken Integrity

I Launched Peter Matheson and Heinke Somer Matheson’s book , Love and Terror in the Third Reich:A Tale of broken Integrity 2019 Cascade Books Oregon on Friday the 24th May . Its a disarming book that documents the love, faith … Continue reading

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Submission to the Arms Amendment Bill Select Committee-New Zealand Parliament.

Submission to the Select Committee on the 2019 Arms Amendment Bill. Professor Kevin P Clements, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago. My name is Kevin P Clements, I am the Foundation Director and Professor of Peace … Continue reading

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New Zealand evenly split

Mmm, its the morning after the election and it was not the result that I had predicted for Labour . The final result was National: 46% / 58 seats; Labour 35.8% / 45 seats; NZ First 7.5% / 9 seats; … Continue reading

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Dear America

Dear America and Americans There are only 9 days before Donald J Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the USA. This is a prospect that appalls most New Zealanders as it does millions of others all around the … Continue reading

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Civilised communities will be judged by how well they serve the interests of the weak and disabled-Reflections on the Sagamahira Tragedy.

I am deeply saddened and disturbed by Satoshi Uematsu’s murder of nineteen residents at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara. I am, with this, sending love and deepest condolences to the families … Continue reading

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Erdogan has Erred Again

Military Coups challenge the rule of law and basic democratic rights. But Counter Coups (especially those led by someone as ruthless and oppressive as Erdogan) are often more damaging because they generate states of emergency ( which often last a long time) and justify higher levels of state repression than the original coup. This seems to have been the case in Turkey over the past three days. Continue reading

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