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Conversation at the Crossroads

We are a growing community based in Melbourne with both a local and global mission to connect people from all walks of life to address the most pressing issues of our time.

Through our events and conversations, we aim to increase awareness and understanding of why things are the way they are and how we can collaborate to fix them. 

We’re all aware the world is under a lot of pressure economically, politically, environmentally, and socially. Not only are we facing a pandemic that has affected every life on this planet, but unprecedented fires, climate change, threats to civil liberties, and many other interconnected issues loom large. 

The world seems set on a collision course to destruction, and many feel powerless to stop it. But we believe change is possible and we’re at a pivotal moment in time with more opportunity than ever to be a part of this change.

Latest articles

  • The non-violent vaccine
    STUART REES: Several dangerous pandemics threaten people’s lives. Only one is the familiar Covid infection. A long lasting, insidious virus concerns men’s violence, their supposed problem solving via anger, fists, guns, knives, machetes, boots and batons to oppress any one who gets in their way. Their targets are usually physically weaker people, women, children, dissidents and in the case of men in uniform, the political opponents of their state government employers.
  • The imploding university empire
    RICHARD HIL: It’s estimated that over 17,000 university academics and other staff have already lost their jobs since the outbreak of the pandemic. The projected number of job losses is around 21,000 although the truth is, no-one really knows what the final figure will be.
  • When will we stop the desecration of Indigenous sacred sites?
    JOSEPH CAMILLERI: Indigenous culture remains the tragic casualty of corporate greed and government indifference.
  • Is COVID-19 the pandemic we had to have?
    JOSEPH CAMILLERI: We’re learning the hard way what works against COVID-19. But there are deeper lessons we would do well to digest. In the space of a year, the virus has infected close to 110 million people, caused over 2.4 million deaths, driven health and other frontline workers to physical and emotional exhaustion, and brought hospitals to near breaking point.
  • Can Australia transition from being a belligerent nation to a regional and global peace nation?
    ALLAN PATIENCE: At the very heart of Australian foreign and defence policy is an obsessive belief bordering on paranoia that the country must be intimately allied to “great and powerful friends” to deter any threats to its security. From the earliest days of white settlement until the Japanese over-ran Singapore in 1942, that “friend” was assumed to be Britain.
  • Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future
    SUE WAREHAM: Whether Australia and other nations plan for a world at peace or a world at war will determine much about our future. The latter would preclude solutions to just about every pressing global issue. The former would offer hope of a sustainable future for all. This paper advocates three steps that Australia could begin with.

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MAY2021
6:45pm AESTCinema Nova
380 Lygon St, Carlton

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New op-ed on Conversation at the Crossroads: THE NON-VIOLENT VACCINESTUART REES: Several dangerous pandemics threaten people’s lives. Only one is the familiar Covid infection. A long lasting, insidious virus concerns men’s violence, their supposed problem solving via anger, fists, guns, knives, machetes, boots and batons to oppress any one who gets in their way. Their targets are usually physically weaker people, women, children, dissidents and in the case of men in uniform, the political opponents of their state government employers..Read more at: crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=620 ...
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CAN ART STOP A BULLET? Join us for a very special film screening of artist and social activist William Kelly’s The Big Picture documentary at Cinema Nova. The screening will be followed by a conversation with William. Tickets are strictly limited, register now!Friday May 14th 2021, 6:45PM (Melbourne) @ Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carltonfan-force.com/screenings/can-art-stop-a-bullet-cinema-nova-carlton-4/ ...
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Last chance! Join us tomorrow night (7:30pm AEDT via Zoom) for A PLAGUE ON BOTH THEIR HOUSES: Reclaiming the Power of Communication from Big Tech and Government.A special conversation with Lizzie O'Shea, lawyer, writer and chair of Digital Rights Watch. Register here: crossroadsconversation.com.au/?page_id=556 ...
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'CAN ART STOP A BULLET?' Join us for a very special film screening of artist and social activist William Kelly’s doco at @cinemanova #melbourne on 14TH MAY. Only 20 tickets left and selling fast! https://fan-force.com/screenings/can-art-stop-a-bullet-cinema-nova-carlton-4/?fbclid=IwAR1tQPI2jvkYVBJ_s8Lmv93uLyIiEFyyMQAh63RXHHWT2TWeXlAWqpSnhHw #Auspol #auspol2021 #Peace #events #conflict #thecrossrds

A Plague On Both Their Houses: Reclaiming the Power of Communication from Big Tech & Government. [March 23rd 7:30pm AEDT via Zoom]. Register now: https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?page_id=556

JOSEPH CAMILLERI: "When will we stop the desecration of Indigenous sacred sites? Indigenous culture remains the tragic casualty of corporate greed and government indifference." https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=545

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