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24.01.2013

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

Yesterday while waiting for the bus with my youngest daughter we were hit by a Polar Front affecting these northern lands. In spite of being -20C (with a wind chill factor of -29C) a gorgeous sunrise was beginning to open up full of multiple hues ranging from pink, light blue,… »

24.01.2013

Why don’t you shut up?

Why don’t you shut up?

A few weeks ago the ABC newspaper in Spain headlined the imminent death of Hugo Chavez Frias.  And today, 24th of January, after the El Pais newspaper published a picture of him intubated on its front page it had to rapidly change it explaining that it wasn’t a photo of… »

24.01.2013

North Korea nuclear test ‘inevitable’?

North Korea nuclear test ‘inevitable’?

A third nuclear test by the DPRK (North Korea) has been all–but inevitable ever since the less than optimal results at its first two nuclear tests. Between 1945 and 1990, the US and Soviet Union conducted over 1000, and about 800, nuclear tests respectively and the French around 200. Even… »

23.01.2013

Martin Luther King’s final marching orders

Martin Luther King’s final marching orders

by Kazu Haga “Now, Bernard, the next movement we’re going to have is to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.” It was a comment made almost in passing. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., then the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign, was walking out of Dr. »

22.01.2013

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

The multicolour hues of the good people of the United States celebrate today January 21 st, 2013, once again the arrival of Martin Luther King Jr. to these Northern lands. Your parents must have been so proud and joyful at your arrival that I imagine they chose to give you… »

22.01.2013

Martin Luther King, Inauguration Day and Our Shifting Awareness

Martin Luther King, Inauguration Day and Our Shifting Awareness

By Robert Dodge This year’s presidential inauguration on Martin Luther King Day finds us as a nation and people at a remarkable crossroads. We have the same daunting issues we have faced for years before us; and yet there is something different. There is a developing shift in our consciousness… »

21.01.2013

UK: Should the age of consent be reduced to 14?

UK: Should the age of consent be reduced to 14?

The latest figures Pressenza could find date back to the last decade and showed that teenage pregnancy rates in the UK were the highest of all European Union countries.  Peter Tatchell proposes changes to Britains antiquated, moralist views of sex and sex education. Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell… »

20.01.2013

Illuminating the darkness

Illuminating the darkness

When I started to collaborate with Pressenza in July, I wondered what meaning to give to this commitment to “alternative information”: the first impulse came from a rebellion against the growing manipulation that I notice every time I read the news published on-line by the traditional newspapers (I confess that… »

19.01.2013

How to give a humanist response to a crisis in the face of so much violence

How to give a humanist response to a crisis in the face of so much violence

In the humanist organisation that I work, World without Wars and Violence, it frequently becomes necessary to take a stand on a particular situation that’s happening in the world. In these days, of course, barely a week goes by without some new outrage happening in some part of the world,… »

19.01.2013

Agitating the consciousness

Agitating the consciousness

The first leaflet that caught my attention in life was signed by the “Mental Agitation Group”.  I immediately liked this theme of agitating the mind, the consciousness.  Consciousnesses seem a bit passive in these days, passive in the sense of ready to accept any filth that’s presented to them.  In… »

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