Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson, Humanist Movement activist, co-director of Pressenza and author of the book "Coffee with Silo and the quest for meaning in life".

27.11.2016

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Yesterday, very early in the morning, the news reached Europe of the death of Fidel Castro, the former leader of the Caribbean island of Cuba at the age of 90 years of age. With the pleasure of having hundreds of friends and acquaintances in Latin America my Facebook feed was… »

09.11.2016

US election: We may just have avoided a nuclear war with Russia.

US election: We may just have avoided a nuclear war with Russia.

The world today is in a state of shock at the results of the US Presidential election.  Just like when the UK voted to leave the European Union, the political analysts and the opinion polls completely failed to prepare the world for what was about to happen. And this shouldn’t… »

30.10.2016

Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

Last week something historic happened at the United Nations. Despite enormous pressure from the United States, 123 nations, all with equal standing at the UN General Assembly, voted to start a process in 2017 to negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons.  Why isn’t this news circulating like wildfire?  Why… »

18.10.2016

The Universal Human Nation: Identifying the bad guys

The Universal Human Nation: Identifying the bad guys

In every conflict it’s always good to know who the bad guys are, who those people are who are exploiting, or abusing or being violent towards others. In Hollywood, it’s mostly easy.  The good guys have American accents, and the bad guys have accents from foreign countries.  [Although to audiences… »

17.10.2016

Either we build the Universal Human Nation or oblivion awaits

Either we build the Universal Human Nation or oblivion awaits

This is the choice that humanity faces.  It might sound a bit strange as a title because the first concept isn’t one that circulates widely in the public consciousness and the second concept is rather frightening; but this is the choice facing humanity. Today’s world is not sustainable and is… »

22.08.2016

Berlin, Germany: anti-war protest called for October 8th

Berlin, Germany: anti-war protest called for October 8th

Press release by German anti-war organisations. Down With Weapons!!! Cooperation Instead of NATO Confrontation, Disarmament Instead of Welfare Cuts – Nationwide Demonstration in Berlin / October 8th, 2016 The current wars and military standoff against Russia propel us into the streets. Almost anywhere in the world, one can find Germany at… »

22.08.2016

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

The Olympics Review: some of the good things

My dark secret as an activist and someone committed to a revolution of the violent, global system in which we live is that I get obsessed by the Olympic Games.  My activist friends can’t quite really understand it, denouncing them as a huge waste of money and as a way… »

06.07.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: “I now apologise sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003”

Jeremy Corbyn: “I now apologise sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003”

Following today’s publication of the Chilcot Report on Britain’s role in the Iraq War of 2003, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party has apologised on behalf of his party that was in power at the time, and whose leader, Tony Blair, has been accused in the report of;… »

24.06.2016

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Today, Julian Assange told average citizens to not be too scared at the prospect of online privacy being invaded at the event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom” organised by International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, in Quito Ecuador. The founder of Wikileaks was addressing… »

23.06.2016

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

A visibly moved and verbally grateful Julian Assange, spoke today, live via video conference to an audience in Quito, Ecuador at the headquarters of the International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, during the week-long event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom”. Before starting the content… »

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