A compilation of material relevant to the idea/context of Encountering Conflict as explored in VCE English, as established by the VCAA English/ESL study guide.
I hope that it will be thought-provoking and stimulating for everyone who stumbles across it.
"Maya Angelou, an iconic voice of our generation famed for her bold autobiographical work as well as her poetry, passed on May 28, 2014. Important still were her significant contributions in speaking up for civil rights through her political activism as well as through her work that shed light on the pressing issues of her time."
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Five inconvenient truths about Kosovo TransConflict Memories of the war and years of oppression by the Milošević government still run deep in Albanian collective memory, and this animosity has only been reaffirmed by what many Albanians regard as...
Despite most of us in the west thinking that this conflict had been put to sleep, there are still undercurrents of conflict and unrest.
Tell Them (Army) What We (Kashmiris) Think Of Them – OpEd Eurasia Review The question amid this whole disarray and incessant turbulence is whether the army as a credible institution of the nation has lived up to the mirror image of goodwill...
Some of Australia's greatest people share their refugee stories.
Highly topical and relevant story from Sunrise on Channel 7, July 29, 2013.
This gives some context to the history of refugees coming to Australia. Year 12 students: Watch with reference to the context of Encountering Conflict, and with reference to the life story of Najaf Mazari.
Why is it so hard for Australians, and more specifically, the Australian government, to understand that these people don't just make these journeys on a whim? They love their children just like we do... and they want to live in peace, just like we do.
South Africa: Statement by Zuma at News Conference with President Obama AllAfrica.com We would like to cooperate with the US in enhancing peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction and development cooperation, under the umbrella of the United...
South Africa is certainly a nation that has experienced conflict on many levels. We see proof there that conflict may seem insurmountable but it can be resolved. This just reminds me of the amazing influence of Nelson Mandela - once the oppressed, he rose to lead his nation as President. His agenda was only ever peace, resolution, reconciliation, and the prosperity of the nation. What an inspirational man.
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