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22.10.2014

Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Peace is the absence of war, it is coexistence without conflict, but we can’t just limit nonviolence to the absence of violence.  Even if it is an end that we want to achieve, nonviolence is, above all, a resistance to all forms of violence.  Therefore, translated to the field of… »

22.10.2014

Hong Kong: seventeen years and nothing…

Hong Kong: seventeen years and nothing…

Things are not looking too bright in Hong Kong. The press is releasing news of ‘sources’ saying the main figures of the Occupy Central campaign are to be arrested. These include the three Occupy Central proponents Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming, also Jimmy Lai Chee-ying (Next Media)… »

22.10.2014

When the last tree was cut down

When the last tree was cut down

Easter Island was a closed system for 1400 years according to scholars specialising in the history of the place.  It was populated by Polynesians coming from the West who arrived on canoes with a stock of plants and animals that would be used to establish a new colony, a new… »

18.10.2014

The crisis and its challenges in Europe and South America – Part One

The crisis and its challenges in Europe and South America – Part One

Viewed from Europe, the crisis seems global and the future bleak, but at world level: are things really that way? Are there countries or even continents living in a different situation, with certain optimism, offering alternative experiences, views and reasons for hope? South America could be the case in this… »

18.10.2014

Singapore: democracy from another angle

Singapore: democracy from another angle

Lionel Mok was inspired to pen these words because of the Occupy Central protests and his awareness of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech, on Sunday, August 17, 2014, plus his experience there in Singapore, and his comments are highly topical under the conditions of protest now current… »

17.10.2014

ISIS: Negotiation, Not Bombing

ISIS: Negotiation, Not Bombing

  Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 13 Oct 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service —  More senseless bombing of Muslims, more defeats for USA-West, more ISIS-type movements, more West-Islam polarization. Any way out?.   “ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq-Syria, appeals to a Longing for the Caliphate” writes Farhang Johanpour in… »

16.10.2014

Rescuing Migrants in the Sea — Tunisian Fishermen Unlikely Heroes

Rescuing Migrants in the Sea — Tunisian Fishermen Unlikely Heroes

  Human Rights Watch males Túnez, 14 de octubre 2014 ( IRIN ) *  – En Zarzis, una pequeña ciudad portuaria de unos 70.000 en el sureste de Túnez, los pescadores que navegan por el Mediterráneo se han convertido en salvadores inadvertidos, rescatando barcos cargados de inmigrantes… »

16.10.2014

Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has asserted that young people are indispensable in the United Nations efforts to “eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals” and has called on UN member states to “increase their investments in young people… »

15.10.2014

Hong Kong protests Sunday 12 October Admiralty-Queensway

Hong Kong protests Sunday 12 October Admiralty-Queensway

Foto Tony Henderson                                                              … »

14.10.2014

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Words of Tomas Hirsch at the Providencia Forum in Santiago de Chile, seeking peaceful ways to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict “Good afternoon to everyone. To begin, I want to clarify where I am coming from: I am speaking from the point of view of Universalist Humanism. Its main points are:… »

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