Birthing change

Collins, Pauline (2013) Birthing change. Arena Magazine (126). pp. 27-30. ISSN 1039-1010

Abstract

1 September 2001 is a day said to have changed the world. I know that it changed me. I could no longer criticise the politicians and rant against the world within the confines of my own home to a non-responsive television screen. I needed the space of contention to be enlarged, I needed human interaction and I felt compelled to speak out. It seems 9/11 was a catalyst for millions of people around the world who, when it came to the Iraq invasion, joined in what have been the largest anti-war demonstrations the world has ever seen. It is estimated that around 12 million people participated in a very public movement against war, continuing with demonstrations on the anniversary of the invasion. The consequences that they tried to prevent were not prevented, and twelve years on we find struggling states in both Afghanistan and Iraq and an estimate of the citizens killed or displaced in the hundreds of thousands. Whatever the numbers, we can be certain that no one has been untouched, no one, globally, can say it has not affected them.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright policy. Collins, Pauline. Birthing change [online]. Arena Magazine (Fitzroy, Vic), No. 126, Oct/Nov 2013: 27-30. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=779624705963561;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1039-1010. [cited 23 Mar 14].
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2014 01:21
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: politics; activism; apathy; values; conflict management
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220319 Social Philosophy
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24321

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